Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 10, 2012 11:47AM
1. “Tuesdays with Morrie,” presented by Buffalo Theatre Ensemble through May 27 at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25-$33; $23-$31 for students and seniors. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
2. Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents “Season Finale” at 7 p.m. May 12 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 155 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. The program, featuring guest artist Inna Faliks, piano, includes works by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Berlioz. $31; $7 students; $65 family (two adults and up to three students). Call (630) 941-0202 or visit www.elmhurstsymphony.org.
3. “Sing-Along Sound of Music,” sponsored by the After Hours Film Society, 7 p.m. May 14 at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Tickets are $18, with proceeds to benefit the society’s 2012 Students Short Film and Video Festival. For information, visit www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
4. “Sweet Home Chicago: Chicago’s Candy History” will be presented by author Leslie Goddard at 1 p.m. May 17 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. From Fannie May and Brach’s Candies to Tootsie Rolls, Frango Mints, Lemonheads and more, Chicago has a history of producing candy loved the world over. After the presentation, be among the first to browse the new exhibit on Chicago’s candy history in the museum galleries, which includes interactive displays with nostalgic photographs and artifacts, a video narrated by Bill Kurtis, and the Twisted Candy Challenge, a test of candy-wrapping skills. Admission is free. Visit www.elmhursthistory.org.