Saturday, June 24
Playdate at Oak Park Conservatory
615 Garfield Street in Oak Park.
Meet in the Discovery Garden.
The Conservatory offers fun for adults and kids!
Saturday, July 13
Shakespeare's Cymbeline, per-formed by
First Folio Theatre
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W 31st St, Oak Brook
Discounted Tickets $33.30
Potluck picnic begins at 7:00 p.m.
8:15 p.m. curtain
RSVP to Wendy Norris
by July 8.
Sign up to bring a main dish, side dish or dessert
This lesser-known comedy shares a lot with some of our favorite fairy tales: it comes complete with a wicked step-mother, kindly country folk who protect the virtuous… and a heroine in drag. Falsely accused of betraying her lover, Imogen must flee to the hills to escape her death. With the help of the shepherd Belarius and his two sons (and disguised as a boy!), she must prove her honesty and chastity, restore her good name, and defeat her nemesis. This wondrous Shakespearean folk tale has been moved to Appalachia and set to music in First Folio's new pro-duction of this timeless story.
If you’ve never been to Mayslake, you’re in for a treat.
Read more at firstfolio.org
Wednesday, August 7
Concerto for Saxophones
Grant Park Orchestra
with James Carter,
Jay Pritzker Pavilion,
Millennium Park, Chicago
Picnic begins at 5:30 p.m.
Concert begins at
BYO snacks; dessert provided by the Committee.
The Grant Park Festival’s name for the evening sells it short. This concert serves as a fantastic introduction to 20th- and 21st-century Latin American concert music. Hei-tor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7 demon-strates his skill at adapting the Baroque forms to Brazil-ian musical style. The haunting symphonic music of Al-berto Ginastera’s Pampeana No. 3 will transport you to Argentina’s plains. From Astor Piazzolla, the father of nuevo tango, we will hear Milangón Festival. Finally, Detroit-born jazz virtuoso James Carter is sure to knock our socks off with his performance of Puerto-Rican com-poser Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones.