Diversions: 4 picks for July 19-26
Updated: July 23, 2012 9:45AM
1. New Odyssey, billed as “three guys, 30 instruments,” performs at 7 p.m. July 26 as part of the Village of Elmwood Park summer concert series in Central Park, 75th and Fullerton, Elmwood Park. For information, visit http://elmwoodpark.org.
2. Church of Beethoven Oak Park, a family-friendly Sunday morning classical music series, presents Allegro Brass at 10:30 a.m. July 22 at Open Door Theater, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park. The program includes works by Handel, Purcell, Poulenc, Josquin and more. Emcee is Val Camilletti of Val’s Halla Records Admission is $10; $5 for children. For information, visit www.churchofbeethoven-oakpark.com.
3. Bryan Gruley discusses and signs The Skeleton Box, the third book in his Starvation Lake series, at 12:30 p.m. July 21 at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. A series of mysterious break-ins is plaguing the small town of Starvation Lake. Someone is slipping into the homes of elderly people when they’re out playing bingo and oddly, the intruders take nothing, despite evidence that they rifle through personal files. Worry turns to panic when a break-in leads to the death of a beloved citizen. Call (708) 771-7243 or visit www.centuriesandsleuths.com.
4. “Cole Porter’s Top Ten LIST and LUST Songs,” a multimedia presentation by Charles Troy, 2 p.m. July 24 at the Open Door Theatre, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park. Troy entertains and informs with his presentation, including a sparkling catalog of Porter’s life and witty comic numbers (The Top Ten List Songs) and a probing survey of Porter’s passion and great ballads (The Top Ten Lust Songs). Tickets are $10. For information, call (708) 342-0810 or visit www.opendoorrep.org.