Crowd Pleasers for May 3, 2013
Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.
Events include the Lincoln-Way Area Chorale in Frankfort and the South Suburban Chorale in Calumet City.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 443-3600: “Picasso and Chicago” is on display to May 12.
Other exhibits include “Irving Penn: Underfoot” to May 12, “When Collecting Was New: Photographs from the Robert A. Taub Collection” to May 12, and “Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art” to Nov. 27, 2015.
Admission is free to Illinois residents from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays.
BEVERLY ARTS CENTER’S ATRIUM GALLERY: 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: “Andros: Paintings by Timothy R. Collins” will be displayed to May 26. The exhibit is a series of paintings based on Andros Island, Bahamas, where the artist worked from August 2011 to June.
MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S ROBERT F. DECAPRIO ART GALLERY: 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: “MVCC Juried Student Art Exhibition” will be exhibited to May 18.
UNION STREET GALLERY: 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754-2601: “Rediscovering Chicago Heights,” a two-part photography exhibit, will be on display to May 11. The second floor will feature pictures by citizen photographers who captured the meaning, beauty and culture in Chicago Heights. The first floor will feature photos of Chicago Heights by professional photographers Alonso Balderas and Joe Compean.
RIDDLES COMEDY CLUB: 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, (708) 422-5055: Cinco de Mayo party with Richard Via on May 3-4.
ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: Exhibits include “The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time,” “Our Solar System,” “Collecting Memories: The Webster Story,” “Planet Explorers” for families with ages 3-8, “Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass,” and “Shoot for the Moon.”
THE FIELD MUSEUM: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410: Exhibits include “Images of the Afterlife” to June 9, “Living with Wolves” to July 7, “Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux” to Sept. 8 and “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence”to Jan. 5.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: “Animal Inside Out” recently debuted and will run through Sept. 2.
Other exhibits include “Science Storms,” “YOU! The Experience,” “The Great Train Story” and the Baby Chick Hatchery.
There also are daily live science demonstrations like the chemistry show “Bangs, Flashes and Fire.”
SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: Exhibits include “Jellies,” which has been extended through 2013, “Waters of the World,” “Caribbean Reef,” “Amazon Rising,” “Wild Reef” and the Polar Play Zone. Attractions include the Shedd’s aquatic show.
MVCC JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Moraine Valley Community College’s Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: The group will present its spring concert with trombonist Jim Pugh at 7:30 p.m. May 3. Tickets are $10-$12.
MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS: Moraine Valley Community College’s Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: The group will present “Broadway/Pop/Motion Picture Spectacular” at 7:30 p.m. May 4. Tickets are $10-$12.
FUNKADESI: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This band will perform at 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets are $19, or $17 for center members.
MORAINE VALLEY CONCERT BAND: Moraine Valley Community College’s Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: The group will present “American Classics & Audience Favorites” at 3 p.m. May 5. Tickets are $10-$12.
LINCOLN-WAY AREA CHORALE: Lincoln-Way West High School Performing Arts Center, 21701 Gougar Road, New Lenox, (815) 469-1010 or (708) 479-1863: The group under the leadership of artistic director Greg Day will present “The Musical Magic of Andrew Lloyd Webber” at 3 p.m. May 5.
Some of the numbers that will be performed are from musicals such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cats,” “Evita,” “Song and Dance,” “Aspects of Love” and others.
Sopranos Dylan and Rachel Jaicks, of Flossmoor, will join the group for the first time as guest soloists. Also, professional drummer Phil DiCicco will accompany the group.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.
SOUTH SUBURBAN CHORALE: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City, (708) 596-2000, Ext. 2316 (South Suburban College): Albert M. Jackson will direct the group, the soloists and an orchestra for “Trumpets and Drums at St. Andrew’s” at 4 p.m. May 5.
The free concert will feature two regal works by George Frideric Handel. The first will be “Zadok the Priest,” which has been performed at every English coronation since that of King George II in 1727.
The second piece will be “Dettingen.” This Te Deum, or hymn of praise, in D major was commissioned to celebrate the English victory over the French in the 1743 Battle of Dettingen, which was one of the national triumphs in the eight-year War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748).
Handel, a prolific German-born composer, became a naturalized English citizen and succeeded Henry Purcell as the English national composer in 1713.
Solos will be performed by Kimberly Lewis, David Wolken, Geoffrey Eysenbach, Lori Schwartz, Jan Hodes, Phil Schwartz, Kevin G. Sprinkel, Randall M. Madderom, Valerie Pasqua, Kathryn King, James Springer, Duane Larson and Farr Curlin.
The 130-voice South Suburban Chorale is affiliated with SSC in South Holland.
Donations will be appreciated to support the choral program at SSC. Early arrival is recommended.
MORAINE VALLEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: Moraine Valley Community College’s Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: The group will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. May 9.
“ANGELS IN AMERICA”: Moraine Valley Community College’s John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America — A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part 1: Millennium Approaches” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. May 3-4 and 3 p.m. May 5.
THE MUSIC THEATRE COMPANY’S “THE PAJAMA GAME”: 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, (847) 579-4900: Patrick Byrnes, a native of Chicago’s Beverly community, will perform in this show running to May 12. He will be acting among the ensemble in this rendition of the classic musical.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets are $32 for students and seniors and $40 for the general public.
PALOS VILLAGE PLAYERS’S “ONE O’CLOCK FROM THE HOUSE”: Palos Park Recreation Center, 8901 W. 123rd St. in Palos Park, (877) 787-8497: This comedy by Frank Vickery will be staged at 7:30 p.m. May 3-4 and 10-11 ad at 2 p.m. May 5.
The show revolves around the funeral of an elderly father, which is not usually an occasion for hilarity. However, the family concerned is not the average mourning group of relatives. This family numbers among it members a cook (Gary Felicetti, of Orland Park) who bakes almond-less almond cakes, another (Jim Sharp, of Orland Park) who’s convinced his shopping trolley is really a clever dog called Rover, and a sister (Peg Crawford, of Palos Heights) who’s a happy inmate of a psychiatric home.
Under the circumstances hilarity is the name of the game. Add to this the fact that there is a posthumous joke played by the deceased on his daughters. Obviously the group is not what might be termed a close-knit family. Thus, the scene is set for this comedy of personalities and situations.
The cast also includes Mike Walsh (Frankfort), Terry Griffin (Lemont), Joyce Eddy and Annie Hurney (Palos Heights), Lori Nussle (Palos Park), Bob Szczepanski (Orland Park), Bruce Fredrick (Tinley Park), Jacqueline Ashcraft (Shorewood) and Nancy Martin (Willowbrook.) The play is directed by David Groebe, of Lemont, and he is assisted by Orland Park actress Mary Tuminello.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. A matinee lunch-and-play combination is offered by Hackney’s, 123rd Street and LaGrange Road, Palos Park, for $25 by reserving at (708) 448-8300.
“WIZARD OF OZ”: Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park: This show will be staged at 11 a.m. May 4. Tickets are $12 for main floor, mezzanine and balcony or $17 for box seats. The audience can follow the Yellow Brick road on a musical journey and share Dorothy’s adventures as the stage is transformed into a world of the imagination.
LIL WAYNE: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 3 for the 2013 America’s Most Wanted Tour, which will be at FMBA on Aug. 10 with Tip “T.I.” Harris and 2 Chainz. Tickets can be purchased at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.
BLACK SABBATH: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 4 for this tour, which will be at FMBA on Aug. 16. Tickets can be purchased at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.
BACINEMA SCREENING OF “CLOUD ATLAS”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. May 8. Rated R for nudity, violence and adult situations, the movie runs for 2 hours and 52 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.
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Items must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the desired Friday print date in order to be considered for publication.
More events can be found at the website for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, cscvb.com.