Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: May 24, 2012 1:52PM
1. “When the Rain Stops Falling,” through June 17 at Circle Theatre, 1010 W. Madison St., Oak Park. From 1959 to 2039, four generations of a family cope with acts of the past that prove devastating to each succeeding generation. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $24-$28; $26 for students and senior citizens. Call (708) 660-9540 or visit www.circle-theatre.org.
2. Reception with Audrey Brown, in celebration of “Audrey Brown Retrospective,” will be held from 2-4 p.m. May 26 at Expressions Graphics, 29 Harrison St., Oak Park. The exhibit is on display through June 1. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call (708) 386-3552 or visit www.expressionsgraphics.org.
3. Craig Cleve discusses and signs The Green Hornet Street Car Disaster at 2 p.m. May 26 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. As rush hour came to a close on the evening of May 25, 1950, one of Chicago’s fast, streamlined streetcars — known as a Green Hornet — slammed into a gas truck at State Street and 62nd Place. Unearthing a forgotten chapter in Chicago lore, Cleve tells the story of the city’s worst traffic accident ever. Call (708) 771-7243 or visit www.centuriesandsleuths.com.
4. Screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ” rated PG, at midnight May 25 at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. The 1975 British comedy features Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, stars of the BBC television program “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Terry Gilliam’s “Lost Animations” will be shown before the feature. Admission is $5. Visit www.classiccinemas.com.