Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 18, 2012 11:27AM
1. A concert by The Jolly Boys, The Freenotes and Cantate will be presented at 3 p.m. May 20 at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. The groups will perform Broadway, folk, pop and big band era music. Tickets are $13, $5 for children, with proceeds to benefit The Community House. Call (630) 323-7500 for information.
2. Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus presents “That ‘80s Show” at 8 p.m. May 19 at Elmhurst College’s Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 S Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. The revue-style production features 120 singers performing hits from the 1980s as they relive the era of MTV and Solid Gold. Songs include the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited” and Sade’s “Smooth Operator,” plus “Whip It,” “Thriller,“ “Flashdance“ and a disco finale. Tickets are $22.50-$35, with discounts for students and senior citizens. Visit www.cgmc.org.
3. “Route 66,” a jukebox comedy about a gang of rowdy Chicago service station attendants who take an imaginary Chicago to L.A. road trip, through June 10 at the Paramount Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd, in downtown Aurora. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $29. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit www.paramountaurora.com.
4. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. May 19 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The program will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, under the direction of Jaap van Zweden, and Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto, featuring soloist Gene Pokorny. Tickets are $125 and $150. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.