Looking for something to do this week? We have some suggestions, ranging from adventurous theater offerings to Berwyn Cruise Nites.
BERWYN CRUISE NITES
WHERE: Depot District, Windsor and Grove avenues, Berwyn
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, July 2 and 16, Aug. 6 and 20
COST & INFO: Free; 708-788-8100, www.berwynevents.info
Rev your engines at Berwyn Cruise Nites, featuring cars and nightlife spots to quench your cravings for anything from ice cream to martinis. Bring your own car, truck or motorcycle or simply stroll around town and enjoy the vehicles lining the streets. Trophies are awarded, and no registration is required to bring a vehicle. The annual event celebrates Berwyn's historical automotive heritage. If you’re not from town, the train makes it easy to get to the show.
WHERE: Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 30, with two casts
COST & INFO: $20, $18 for seniors; www.bamtheatre.com; has adult content
"Nine," the Tony winner inspired by the life of Fellini, is presented by BAMtheatre, co-founded in Hinsdale by Director Melanie Lamoureux. The troupe's college intensive production is the story of a film director's attempts to come up with a plot for his next movie, while pursued by hordes of beautiful women. Cast and crew include Max Cervantes, Carisa Gonzalez, Zaire Paul-Emile, Alexis Arias and Andy Ortiz, all of Berwyn, and Samantha Nieves and Victoria Gonzalez, both of Cicero. “Its sheer appraisal of the life of an artist is truly magnificent," Lamoureux said.
WHERE: Cattell Theatre at TWS, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 27 to 29, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30
COST & INFO: Free-will donation at the door; for information, contact www.theatreofwesternsprings.com or 708-246-3380
"Shorts for a Summer’s Evening" is comprised of 10-minute plays presented by Theatre of Western Springs active members. "A year-end tradition, ... it's a chance for even more acting and directing opportunities for our members, and it allows us to stretch our abilities in a less intimidating structure," said Edward W. Wavak, who chairs the eight-play event. "The 'Shorts' are low key and lots of fun. They are a great way to end the season and start the summer.” And for any budding playwrights in the group, the "Shorts" are an ideal venue.
WHERE: Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October
COST & INFO: Free admission; www.brookfieldchamber.net, 708-268-8080
Summer's here, and that means the Brookfield Farmers Market is back in action for the season. Locally grown produce is offered by a variety of vendors including family-owned farms. The market also features live music, group activities and how-to demonstrations. Cooks will revel in the array of organic fruits and veggies, flowers and herbs, breads and freshly baked pastries, local honey, infused vinegars and olive oils, frozen meats, farm eggs and artisan cheese. Pets are welcome at the volunteer-run market.
TILE WALL BENEFIT
WHERE: Recreation Center, 536 East Ave., La Grange
WHEN: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29
COST & INFO: $20 per 6-inch tile; 708-352-1762, www.pdlg.org
Do you want to make an everlasting imprint on your community? The Park District of La Grange is creating a wall of tiles featuring residents' designs. You can decorate a tile with any sort of masterpiece you want – from hand drawings to personal photos. Make sure your artistic creation has something to do with being active and having fun. The project supports education programs. The wall will be outside the indoor playground at the Recreation Center.