Diversions: 4 picks for July 19-26
Updated: July 23, 2012 9:45AM
1. Lake County Forest Preserves’ Events in the Plaza concert series will feature jazz by the Fareed Haque Trio at 7:30 p.m. July 24 in Independence Grove Forest Preserve’s outdoor amphitheater, Millennia Plaza, 16400 W. Buckley Road, Libertyville. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Parking is $5 per car after 5 p.m. The walk-up cafe is open during the concert, serving a variety of entrees, snacks and beverages. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held on July 26. For information, call (847) 968-3499.
2. Seal, with special guest Macy Gray, performs at 7:30 p.m. July 22 in the Pavilion at Ravinia Festival, Lake-Cook and Green Bay roads, Highland Park. Tickets are $80; $33 for lawn admission. Visit www.ravinia.org or call (847) 266-5100.
3. Sing-along “Bye, Bye Birdie,” 7:30 p.m. July 21 at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. The 1963 film stars Dick Van Dyke, Ann Margret, Janet Leigh and Paul Lynde. A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his “farewell” television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. Tickets are $6; $3 for children under 12, senior citizens and military personnel. For information, call (847) 263-6300 or visit www.geneseetheatre.com.
4. “Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event” will be shown at 7 p.m. July 23 at local movie theaters, including Lincolnshire 21, 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. The presentation includes interviews with the original cast members and behind-the-scenes looks at the artists who created the original FX elements and photography during the making of the show. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.