Diversions: 4 picks for Aug. 2-9
Updated: August 7, 2012 9:24PM
1. Starlight Theatre at the Wallace Bowl concert series features Mr. Meyers performing calypso music at 8 p.m. Aug. 3 in Gillson Park, Lake Avenue and Lake Michigan, Wilmette. In the event of inclement weather, concert will be at the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road. Call (847) 256-9787 after 6 p.m. for weather updates.
2. “Romeo and Juliet,” presented by The Arc Theatre as part of Shakespeare on the Ridge, 7 p.m. Aug. 4-5 outdoors at Ridgeville Park, 908 Seward St., Evanston. Some chair seating will be provided, but patrons are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Admission is free. For information, visit http://arctheatrechicago.org.
3. Taste of the North Shore & Family Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 460 Sunset Ridge Road at Willow Road, Northfield. The event includes local food and beverage vendors, a Kids Korner with arts and crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, a storyteller and ventriloquist, a beer and wine garden, and live entertainment. Food and beverage tickets, costing $10 for a half sheet and $20 for a full sheet, are available online at www.abc-communications.com or by calling (847) 903-0793.
4. Lake Forest Book Store will host a breakfast with Jan-Philipp Sendker, author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at The Grille on Laurel, 181 E. Laurel Ave., Lake Forest. When a successful New York lawyer disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter has any idea where he might be ... until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. $20. Visit www.lakeforestbookstore.com.