By Jenny Quill, GazeboNews reporter
Looking for something to do this weekend? No need to look far, because there’s a lot going on our end of the North Shore. Here’s a sampling of events to check out; and for more ideas, visit the GazeboNews Calendar. And please keep posting your events on this free and super-easy calendar!
“ALL OF ORESTES”
Come experience a Greek tragedy with laughs at Lake Forest College! All of Orestes is a three-act look at Orestes and his descent into matricidal madness. The story follows Orestes as he returns to Argos ten years after his mother kills his father to enact murderous revenge with the help of his sister Elektra. Hunted by the Furies, he finally abandons his flight and stands trial under a new system of justice.
All of Orestes is performed at Lake Forest College, and directed and created by Sean Graney. Performances take place on Fri., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at Hixon Hall, Lake Forest College. Please email [email protected] to reserve your tickets. Tickets are $3 for students and seniors. $7 for adults. Please be sure to specify how many tickets and which dates and times you want in your email. Cash payment at the door.
Join the Lake Forest Library for stories, songs and fun for special needs children and their caregivers. Sat., Feb. 23, 10 to 10:30 a.m. 360 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest. 847-234-0648.
MIDWEST YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Midwest Young Artists invites you to a thrilling 20th Anniversary concert event at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston) on Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Four orchestras, the Reading, Cadet, Concertino and Philharmonia orchestras will perform a range of classical works. Midwest Young Artists is a non-profit music conservatory that endeavors to enrich the lives of our students and community through musical performance, education, and community outreach programs. Support your local musicians and attend this and other great performances throughout the 2012-13 20th Anniversary season. Free tickets for this event can be purchased at http://www.mya.org/store/tickets.php. For more information, contact MYA at [email protected], 847-926-9898.
LAKE FOREST PRESERVATION FOUNDATION FIRESIDE CHAT
The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation (LFPF) has just the cure for you! Warm up at its Fireside Chat with Bonnie McDonald, President of Landmarks Illinois at 2 pm, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road in Lake Forest. Meet and hear from the new president of Landmarks Illinois for a most informative program.
Among the topics to be discussed:
- What’s endangered in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and surrounding areas? (For example, the Schweppe property in Lake Forest and Frank Lloyd Wright house and Brainerd Building in Libertyville are on the endangered list. Blair House in Lake Bluff is on the Top 10 State endangered list.)
- Preservation in the crosshairs: Is it lauded or vilified?
- What’s the preservation state of our State?
The program is free; light refreshments will be served. For reservations and information, please email [email protected] or call 847-234-1230.