Diversions: 4 picks for July 12-19
Updated: July 13, 2012 10:13AM
1. Dessert with the Author features Mary Helen Stefaniak reading from The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. A hidden history of the South emerges when a worldly teacher leads Threestep, Ga., to reinvent itself by reviving the annual town festival as an exotic Baghdad Bazaar. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of the Lake Forest Book Store. Registration is recommended; call (847) 634-3650 or visit www.vapld.info.
2. Mundelein outdoor concert series features Buckley Road Band playing country music from 5:30-7 p.m. July 15 at Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave. For information, visit www.mundelein.org or call (847) 949-3200.
3. “Hero,” the story of a talented young artist and comic book illustrator living anything but a superhero life, plays through Aug. 19 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The performance schedule is 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $40-$48, plus tax and handling fees. Discounts are available for students and senior citizens. Dinner and theatre tickets, $55, are available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Dinner is at Kings Wharf Restaurant or the Fairfield Inn (based on dining availability). Call (847) 634-0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.
4. “Viva Las Vegas,” starring Elvis Presley, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. July 14 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $6; $3 for children under 12, senior citizens and military personnel. Visit www.geneseetheatre.com.