Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: June 14, 2012 11:03AM
1. “Barbecuing Hamlet” will be presented by Westchester Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. June 16 and 2 p.m. June 17 at the St. Joseph High School theatre, 10900 W. Cermak Road, Westchester. Wouldn’t it be great fun to direct William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”? That was what Margo Daley thought until she was hired to do just that by the Peaceful Glen Memorial Players in their theater, a renovated funeral home. Tickets are $13; $11 for students and senior citizens; $8 for children ages 6-12. Call (708) 928-5010 or visit www.westchesterplays.com.
2. The Once, an award-winning Canadian trio, performs maritime songs at 8:15 p.m. June 15 at the Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $7 cover. For information, call (630) 969-9720 or visit www.twowaystreet.org.
3. Gillian Flynn discusses and signs her new novel, Gone Girl, from 7-8 p.m. June 21 at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Visit www.andersonsbookshop.com.
4. Opening reception for “Big Art for Summer,” 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. The exhibitions run through Aug. 25, including Michael Ferris, Jr.: Kindred, large-scale sculptures of recycled wood; Billy Tokyo: The Shape of Things to Come, and John Dempsey: Urban Nature, paintings that are equal parts graffiti and illustrative patterns; Anders Nilsen: Adam and Eve Sneaking Back into the Garden to Steal More Apples, an exhibition of stories from a 594-page comic book; Heather Becker: The Hidden Face, portraits of women; and Casey Roberts: Totally Free Now. Admission: $7; $5 for students and senior citizens; free for children under 12 and members. Visit www.elmhurstartmuseum.org.