Crowd Pleasers for June 1, 2012
May 30, 2012 4:08PM
"Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music" offers a new way to enjoy the classic film starring Julie Andrews. | Business Wire photo
A SOUND OF MUSIC’
A movie screening will take place at 3 p.m. June 3 at Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Ind.
Bringing the theater alive, this interactive show will involve audience participation. Attendees can shout at the screen, use props, sing and dance.
With every paid admission, a moviegoer will get a fun pack filled with props.
Those who are worried they won’t know the words or the songs shouldn’t fear. There are subtitles and lyrics to follow throughout the entire show.
Attendees also are welcome to comed dressed in costume as their favorite character, object or song in the movie.
“So get your vocal chords warmed up, cut up those drapes, put on your warm woolen mittens and grab your friends to come see ‘Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music,’ officials said. “It’s fun for the whole family.”
Tickets are $17 through the box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.
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Updated: July 3, 2012 12:24PM
Here is a look at crowd pleasers in the Southland and beyond.
Events include ‘Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music’ at the Star Plaza Theatre.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 443-3600: “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective” will be on display to Sept. 3. *** Admission is free to Illinois residents on the first and second Wednesdays of the month.
MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S ROBERT F. DECAPRIO ART GALLERY: 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 608-4231: “Gallery 2012 Juried Community Art Exhibition” will be on exhibit to Aug. 2. Cortney Lederer is the juror for the show. A reception will take place from 2-4 p.m. June 2.
PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE’S CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY: 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, (708) 709-3636: The summer show will be on display from June 4-July 26. “Location Impulsion” features the works of Nina Weiss, Michael X. Ryan and Bonnie Peterson.
UNION STREET GALLERY: 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754-2601: The vintage clothing sale will take place from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1-3. “Come shop unique vintage and artist-made clothing and accessories,” officials said. Donations of vintage clothing and items to sell are welcome. All donations are tax-deductible, and a receipt will be provided. *** The annual garage sale will take place from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 1-3. The event will feature tons of stuff from everyday items to unique antiques and vintage clothing. Unwanted items can be donated for the gallery to sell. All donations are tax-deductible, and a receipt will be provided. Proceeds will benefit Union Street Gallery, a nonprofit arts organization. Clothes (except vintage clothes), broken electronics or large heavy furniture will not be accepted.
RIDDLES COMEDY CLUB: 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, (708) 422-5055: Comedy legend James Wesley Jackson will perform two shows each on June 1-2.
ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: “Deep Space Adventure” is an immersive space experience that takes attendees aboard the observation deck of a futuristic starship.
CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 527-1000: “Circus Zirkus: Where You’re the Star of the Show!” runs to Aug. 12. *** “Michael’s Museum: A Curious Collection of Tiny Treasures” fosters the art of collecting and features nearly 100 collections of tiny objects including miniatures, trinkets, artifacts and curiosities donated by founder and curator Michael Horvich.
THE FIELD MUSEUM: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410: “Genghis Khan” is on display through Sept. 3.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibit,” which features an interactive experience culled from the Discovery Channel TV show “MythBusters,” is on display through Sept. 3.
SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: Exhibits include “Jellies,” which was recently extended through 2013.
“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”: Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 935-6100: Recently extended through Sept. 2, the show is inspired by the auspicious twist of fate that brought together musicians Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at the Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis, Tenn. The show runs Wednesdays-Sundays.
“PINKALICIOUS — THE MUSICAL”: Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut Ave., Chicago, (800) 775-2000: Recently extended through Aug. 5, this production of the hit musical is based on the popular book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. The Emerald City Theatre show is best for ages 3 and older.
BACINEMA SCREENING OF “A SEPARATION”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this Oscar winner for best foreign film at 7:30 p.m. June 6. Rated PG-13, the movie runs for 2 hours and 3 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members. Tickets purchased for May 9 will be honored at this screening.
“CIRQUE SHANGHAI’S YEAR OF THE DRAGON”: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, (800) 745-3000 (tickets): This show will run to Sept. 3. “After a successful run on Broadway, Cirque Shanghai returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier this summer with a magnificent new show, ‘Year of the Dragon,’ ” officials said. “ ‘Year of the Dragon’ is a spectacle for audiences of all ages, featuring performers direct from China who are leaders in their craft of tumbling, juggling, balancing and more. China’s finest daredevil motorcycle troupe, Imperial Thunder, returns with not two, not four, but five motorcyclists riding at breakneck speed within a steel globe, more than ever before in this death-defying feat.”
“XTREME BUGS”: Brookfield Zoo, 31st Street and First Avenue, Brookfield, (708) 688-8000. Featuring large animatronic bugs, this exhibit will run to Sept. 7. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 3-11 in addition to general admission of $15 for adults and $10.50 for children. Parking is $10.
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More events can be found at the websites for Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, cscvb.com, and Chicago Southland Arts Alliance, chicagosouthlandarts.com/events.cfm.