Looking for something to do? We have suggestions ranging from a BAMtheatre production of "Les Miserables" to an art exhibit opening, a lively cabaret fundraiser at Wheaton Drama, and orchestra concerts under the stars at Cantigny, as well as The Morton Arboretum, where the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will play.
WHERE: 32 E. Quincy St., Riverside
WHEN: Reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28; exhibit runs to July 25
COST & INFO: Free; www.riversideartscenter.com
ABOUT: A reception kicks off the exhibition of works by members of the Riverside Arts Center. The opening also marks a RAC Children's Art Exhibition in the new FlexSpace. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
WHERE: Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange
WHEN: Red Cast at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27; Black Cast at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28
COST & INFO: $18 to $24; www.bamtheatre.com
ABOUT: Saluting its 15th season, BAMtheatre of Hinsdale stages the musical "Les Miserables" as its high school and college intensive production. Artistic Director Melanie Lamoureux and Max Cervantes direct 60 actors from 25 communities.
WHEATON DRAMA BENEFIT SHOW
WHERE: Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28
COST & INFO: $20; 630-260-1820, www.wheatondrama.org
ABOUT: Noted vocalists will star in Wheaton Drama's summer fundraiser, "Cabaret A La Carte." The three independent acts are "He Said, She Said: A Broadway Gender-Bender," featuring Harmony Barry Hickey, Susan Able Barry, Zach Gibson and Eric Rasmussen; "Listen With Your Heart: The Music of Alan Menken," with Christine and David Pfenninger; and "Stalkers: Songs About Love," with Kelley Buesse and Jim Molina. Short receptions with each cast are accompanied by refreshments.
CSO AT ARBORETUM
WHERE: 4100 Route 53, Lisle
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27
COST & INFO: $40, with $10 parking; www.cso.org/morton, 312-294-3000
ABOUT: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will play amid the trees at The Morton Arboretum. Friday's program goes Russian with works by Stravinsky, including "The Firebird," and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. Saturday's program presents music of Berlioz ("Symphonie fantastique) Glinka and Haydn (Trumpet Concerto). James Feddeck conducts. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food is welcome, but not outside alcoholic beverages.
ORCHESTRAS AT CANTIGNY
WHERE: 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
WHEN: DuPage Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27; West Suburban Symphony Orchestra (humorous theme), 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11; Chicago Sinfonietta, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30
COST & INFO: Saturday concerts $12 in advance, $18 day of show; free for ages 7 and younger; parking is free; 630-260-8162, www.cantigny.org
ABOUT: Cantigny will present three symphony concerts outdoors, including a free Thursday show to cap the day-long celebration of the park's 60th anniversary on July 30. They are performed Ravinia style under the oaks outside the First Division Museum. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs, and picnics are welcome.