Diversions: 4 picks for July 5-12
Updated: July 8, 2012 1:34PM
1. Park Ridge Fine Arts Symphony, under the direction of Barbara Schubert, presents “Symphonic Swing” at 8 p.m. July 6 at Hodges Park, 101 Courtland Ave., Park Ridge. The program includes music of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Hoagy Carmichael. For information, visit www.prfas.org.
2. “From Hollywood, With Love,” a tribute to songs from Hollywood movies, will be presented at 7 p.m. July 6-7, 13-14 and 2 p.m. July 8 at St. Mary of the Woods Parish, 7033 N. Moselle Ave., Chicago. Tickets are free, but donations are appreciated. For advance reservations, contact Wendy Sable at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 370-2297.
3. The second annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert, held in cooperation with Chicago YIVO Society and featuring the Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble performing “Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart,” will be presented from 1:30-3 p.m. July 8 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Lori Cahan-Simon, vocals, Steve Greenman, violin, and Walt Mahovlich, accordion, will perform Yiddish song. $10 for general admission; free to museum members. Advance reservations and payment required. Call (847) 967-4889 or visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.
4. American Idol Live! Tour 2012, 7 p.m. July 7 at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Performers include Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine. Tickets are $29.50, $45, $65, available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. Prices listed do not include service fees. Parking is $20, cash only.