Diversions: 4 picks for June 28-July 5
Updated: June 29, 2012 10:34AM
1. Park Ridge Fine Arts Society presents “Patriotic Salute,” a concert by the Brian Patti Big Band, at 8 p.m. July 3 at Maine East High School, Potter Road and Dempster Street, Park Ridge, followed by the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Free. For information, visit www.prfas.org.
2. Emmy Award-winning dance company Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present an evening of dance premieres, under the artistic direction of company founder and choreographer Billy Siegenfeld, at 8 p.m. June 29-30 at Northwestern University’s Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Tickets are $25; $22 for senior citizens; $10 for full-time students. Call (847) 491-7282 or visit www.tic.northwestern.edu.
3. Mount Prospect Community Band presents “Star Spangled Concert,” with Wayne and Kathleen Messmer, at 7:30 p.m. July 2 at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell in Lions Memorial Park, 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. Admission is free. In the event of inclement weather the concert will be presented inside the Lions Recreation Center. For information, visit www.mppd.org.
4. “Hero,” the story of a talented young artist and comic book illustrator living anything but a superhero life, through Aug. 19 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, at 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. $40-$48, with discounts 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.