Diversions: 4 picks for June 28-July 5
Updated: June 29, 2012 11:40AM
1. The Visiting Artists Program, directed by Donna Sands of Libertyville, will hold its annual fundraiser, “Sunday in the Park,” from 1-4 p.m. July 1 in a garden at 1810 Saunders Road, Riverwoods. The event features wine and beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, and an exhibit of works by Lake County artists. Tickets are $20. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s art programs for school-age children in Lake County. For information, call (847) 668-8016.
2. Tribute to Kate Smith with Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano, and Craig Terry, piano, will be presented at 8 p.m. July 2 in the Martin Theatre at Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. $40-$60; lawn seating is $10. Ticket and dining package $75. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets can be ordered at www.ravinia.org or by calling (847) 266-5100.
3. “10 Ways to Kill Your Husband,” a farce by resident playwright Scott Woldman, plays through July 13 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Unlikeable husband Steve goes about his day, oblivious to all the attempts on his life as the dead bodies literally pile up around him. Tickets are $35. Call (847) 577-2121 or visit www.metropolisarts.com.
4. “Montage, an Anniversary Spectacular,” a mix of equestrian and performing arts, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. June 30 at McCrae Farm, 32159 N. Bacon Road, Grayslake. The performance will feature horses and riders performing a variety of dances including liberty, La Garrocha and classical dressage, accompanied by musicians. A champagne reception with hors d’oeuvres and live music follows the performance. Tickets are $100. Reservations recommended; call (847) 546-5164.