Top 5 picks for the week
Updated: December 13, 2012 1:15PM
The summer of our discontent?
See one of Shakespeare’s finest-penned villains in “Richard III,” presented by Oak Park Festival Theatre, at 8 p.m. Aug. 23-25 outdoors in Oak Park’s Austin Gardens park. Tickets are $25; $20 for students and seniors. Call (708) 445-4440 or visit www. oakparkfestival.com.
“Zeppelin Unbound,” a laser show featuring Led Zeppelin’s hits, takes off at 9 p.m. Aug. 24-25 at Triton College’s Cernan Earth and Space Center, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. Admission is $10; $5 for children and seniors. Call (708) 583-3100 or visit www.triton.edu/cernan.
The Church of Beethoven Oak Park is hosting a family-friendly Sunday morning classical music series featuring the Grant Street String Quartet at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Open Door Theater, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park. The program includes works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Piazzolla. $10; $5 for children. Visit www.churchofbeethoven-oakpark.com.
Unity Temple Restoration Foundation presents Rescue Me :: Tour of Conservation of Sculpture & Objects Studio at 7 p.m. Aug. 29. Andrzej Danowski will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of his work space, one of the country’s top conservation studios. He’ll show his current work and explain how he has used both cutting-edge and traditional methods to save such treasures as Chicago’s Buckingham Fountain and Marshall Field’s clocks, and recreate Unity Temple’s stolen bronze letters. Cost is $15; $12 for UTRF members. For tickets, call (708) 383-8873 or visit www.utrf.org.
The John Burnett Orchestra performs at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Admission is $10. Call (708) 788-2118 or visit www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.