Diversions: 4 picks for July 26-Aug. 2
Updated: July 27, 2012 11:16AM
1. Summer Sounds at the Glen features cover band Soda from 5-9 p.m. July 31 at The Glen Town Center’s Navy Park, 2671 Navy Blvd., Glenview. Outdoor tented food booths will feature fare from The Glen’s resident restaurants, and there will be crafts and interactive activities for children. Free admission. For information, visit www.theglentowncenter.com or call (847) 724-2025.
2. “Gogh Green!” recycled (pre-owned) art sale special opening evening, 6-9 p.m. July 27 at The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. The evening features live and silent auctions of select works, and the first chance to purchase pieces of donated art. $50 admission in advance; $65 at the door. The sale includes thousands of paintings, prints, 2D and 3D art, jewelry and decorative objects, as well as a donation of more than 400 pieces from the corporate collection of Baxter International and a significant collection of early American wood furnishings donated by the University of Chicago. The sale continues through Aug. 16. Call (847) 432-1888 or visit www.theartcenterhp.org.
3. Evanston author Bruce Scivally will discuss and sign his new book, Billion Dollar Batman, at 6:30 p.m. July 27 at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Call (847) 446-8880 or visit www.thebookstall.com.
4. “With a Song In My Heart: The Romance of Richard Rodgers,” 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 and 2 p.m. July 29 at Northwestern University’s Ethel M Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. The three-part revue celebrates the collaborations of Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. Tickets are $30; $27 for seniors; $10 for students. Call (847) 491-7282 or visit www.tic.northwestern.edu.