Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 31, 2012 4:06PM
1. Cantate, conducted by Benjamin Rivera, presents a concert featuring American works from the 1960s to the present at 3 p.m. June 3 at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman, Evanston. The program includes Stacy Garrop’s “Lo Yisa Goy,” John Corigliano’s “Fern Hill,” and Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna.” In addition, Ramirez’s “Misa Criolla” will be performed in Spanish with traditional South American instruments. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.cantatechicago.org or at the door.
2. Ragdale Day — A Celebration of the Arts, noon-4 p.m. June 3 at Ragdale, 1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest. The event features open studios, dance and music performances, family activities and tours. Visitors can see the inner workings of Ragdale’s artist retreat, experience the poetry, dance, music and art created there, and visit the newly restored Ragdale House, the historic summer home of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. All ages welcome. Free admission. For more information, visit www.ragdale.org or call (847) 234-1063.
3. Lake Forest Book Store luncheon featuring Melanie Gideon, author of Wife 22, 11:30 a.m. June 7 at Lovell’s of Lake Forest, 915 S. Waukegan Road. Luncheon $39. To reserve, call (847) 234-4420. For information, visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com.
4. “[title of show],” a Broadway musical about creating a Broadway musical, through June 10 at Northlight Theatre, in the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Curtain times are Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. (except June 10). $25-$65; Young Adult tickets $10. Visit www.northlight.org.