Diversions: 4 picks for the coming week
Updated: June 8, 2012 9:15AM
1. “Almost an Evening,” performed through July 8 at Circle Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park. The dark comic trio of plays explores the theme of hell — both here and hereafter — featuring the worst clerical error in eternity; an unlikely steam room encounter; and a heated debate between God and, well ... God. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Additional performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 14, 21 and 28. Tickets are $24-$28; $26 for students and senior citizens. Call (708) 660-9540 or visit www.circle-theatre.org.
2. Rough Around the Edges Band plays contemporary and traditional music, including alternative and folk songs, as well as original compositions, at 3 p.m. June 10 at the Oak Park Public Library’s Maze Branch, 845 S. Gunderson Ave., Oak Park. Call (708) 386-4751 or visit www.oppl.org.
3. Forest Park Summer Fest, 5-11 p.m. June 8 and noon-10 p.m. June 9 on Madison Street in downtown Forest Park. The festival features live music on two rock ‘n’ roll stages, a beer garden, two dining areas, antique market, local merchant sidewalk sale, children’s activities and stage, pony rides, a giant slide and more. Free admission. For information, visit www.summerfestfp.com.
4. Chicago Dance Chapter of USA Dance, the national organization representing amateur ballroom dancers, presents “Foxy Momma” on June 9 at The Centre at North Park, 10040 Addison, Franklin Park. Fox trot lesson begins at 7:30 p.m.; open dancing from 8:15-11 p.m. Admission is $10; $8 for members; $6 for students with ID. Partners not required; singles welcome. Beginning dancers are encouraged to attend. For information, call (847) 577-9014 or visit www.usadancechicago.org.