Diversions: 4 picks for June 21-28
Updated: June 22, 2012 10:09AM
1. Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band presents its seventh annual Ensemble Recital from 2-4 p.m. June 24 at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. The band plays and performs all varieties of music, from classical to Broadway to pop and jazz. Free admission. For information, call (847) 634-3650 or visit www.vapld.info.
2. Artists on the Bluff will present its annual Festival of the Arts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23-24 on the village green in Lake Bluff. Orginal artwork on display and for sale will include paintings, drawings, jewelry, sculpture and pottery. There will also be vendors offering refreshments, live musical entertainment, a children’s tent, and opportunities for visitors to participate in sketching and figure drawing. For information, call (847) 735-0620 or (847) 650-2125.
3. “Linkin Park One Night Concert Event: Recorded Live in Berlin,” 7:30 p.m. June 25 at local movie theaters, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire; and Gurnee Cinemas 20, 6144 Grand Ave., Gurnee. The Grammy Award-winning alternative rock band band (drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, vocalist Mike Shinoda, DJ Joseph Hahn, bassist Dave “Phoenix” Farrell and singer Chester Bennington) performs new songs from its forthcoming album, “Living Things,” as well as its biggest hits. Tickets are available at theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
4. GayCo, a Chicago-based comedy troupe, performs sketch comedy based on gay and lesbian themes in celebration of Pride Month at 8 p.m. June 23 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Tickets are $20. Visit www.metropolisarts.com or call (847) 577-2121.