Weekend picks: Bernstein's 'Mass' gets revival at Ravinia

  • "Mass" by the late Leonard Bernstein is performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, July 20.

    "Mass" by the late Leonard Bernstein is performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, July 20. Associated Press, 1971

 

By Scott C. Morgan

smorgan@dailyherald.com

Posted7/20/2019 7:18 AM

Bernstein bash

Marin Alsop returns to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a revival of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass." The concert also features Tony Award-winning baritone Paulo Szot, the Chicago Children's Choir, the Highland Park High School Marching Band and more musical groups on Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $25-$90 pavilion seating; $15 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20

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Bike to Brunch

Do you bike every Saturday morning? If so, ride on over to Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights on Saturday, July 20, to help the restaurant kick off its new Bike to Brunch promotion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. What's in it for you? A free mimosa or Bloody Mary for adults and juice or milk for the kids if you bring in your helmet. Plus, try dishes from the new brunch menu, including the farm skillet, fried chicken and waffle, steak and eggs and more, while listening to free live Bluegrass music from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Hey Nonny is at 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com/.

Gathering influence

Ella Mai, T.I. and Rick Ross are just a few of the celebrities appearing at ComplexCon, a new festival and exhibition that brings together performers and speakers in the fields of music, art, food, sports, activism, education and more. It's this weekend at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago. $80 daily admission; $135 two-day admission. (312) 791-7000 or complexcon.com. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21

Pitchfork weekend

The 11th edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival packs three stages with a good mix of festival newbies and return appearances. Motown legends Isley Brothers take the headliner slot Saturday, with Robyn on Sunday. But be sure to make a day (or two) of it so you can soak up all the indie rock, hip-hop, pop and surprises the fest has in store. Noon Saturday and Sunday, July 19-21, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $95 for single-day pass; $185-$400 for Pitchfork PLUS packages; taxes and fees also apply; see pitchforkmusicfestival.com for details.

YESFest highlights art

YESFest -- Elmhurst's contribution to the performance and visual art discussion -- presents acts across three stages over the course of the next two days in and around the Elmhurst Art Museum. See music, poetry and comedy performed by Chicago-area artists, as well as visual presentations and a film festival component. Don't miss the after-shows at Elmhurst Brewing Company (171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst; elmhurstbrewingcompany.com) to keep the jams going long into the night. 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, at Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Free. facebook.com or elmhurstartmusum.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Video gamers

See the world's top video game players compete at the Intel Extreme Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Competition this weekend at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $40 single-day ticket; $185 two-day premium pass. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Sleep on It tour stop

While fans are eagerly anticipating the follow-up to 2017's "Overexposed" album, Chicago's Sleep On It has been pushing it hard, touring the country and putting together something new. The band embarks on a new tour this week, co-headlined by Canadian punk band Like Pacific. The rest of the lineup is nothing to sleep on, either, with the likes of In Her Own Words, Never Loved and our own Homesafe rounding out the bill. Catch this weekend's Bottom Lounge show to see Sleep On It play "Overexposed" in its entirety before the new album takes over your ear buds. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $13. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Matriarchal mirth

"The Momedians of Momedy" features standup comics Denise Medina, Kat Herskovic and Colleen Brennan doing parenting humor on Saturday at the Terminus Theatre, 121 Grand Ave., Lake Villa. $15-$20. (727) 226-3406 or themomedians.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Comedic moms

The Momedians of Momedy, a stand-up comedy showcase featuring funny ladies who happen to be moms, comes to Lake Villa. Denise Medina emcees the show, which features Kat Herskovic, Colleen Brennan, Jessica Besser-Rosenberg, Eunji Kim and Michelle Krajecki musing on pregnancy, parenthood and more. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Terminus Theatre and Events, 121 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa. $15, $20. See themomedians.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Canadian crooner

Spend time with a beloved Canadian entertainer with the return of "An Evening with Michael Bublé" on Saturday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Resale and premium tickets available from $72-$375. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Folk gathering

See folk artists Anne Hills, Gathering Sparks, Zoe Mulford and more at the 34th annual Woodstock Folk Fest on Sunday on the historic Square near 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. $20 individual donation admission; $30 family admission. (815) 353-5696 or woodstockfolkmusic.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Beer and bites

Werk Force Brewing Co. is pairing up with Niche in Geneva for a five-course brewery dinner starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21. The passing course of chili and lime chicharrones and Hasselbeck fingerling potatoes with chorizo starts at 5:30 before moving on to charred squid panzanella paired with 24 Carrot Coconut Zirconium (a golden sour). Second course is Kombu smoked pork belly and seared scallops paired with Kumquat Vanilla Moth Kidz. Next is barbecue short ribs paired with Ocean Man before ending with 1000 layer cake and Bourbon Barrel-Aged German Chocolate Cake Sleepy Bear. Make reservations for the $65 dinner at (630) 262-1000. Niche is at 14 S. Third St., Geneva, nichegeneva.com/.

Concert highlights

Sleep on It, Like Pacific, In Her Own Words, Never Loved and Homesafe: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $13. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Bury Me In Lights, Eddy and the Arsons, Dreadwolf: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Tyler Krientz: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at FoxFire, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Free. (630) 232-1369 or foxfiregeneva.com.

Invictus And Drew Neely & The Heroes: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Tailgaters, 431 W. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. (630) 679-1994 or tailgatersgrill.com.

UltraBeat: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $5. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

ClusterPluck: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$25. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Bambiraptor, CELLRS, Vandalay, Marlon & The Shakes: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Damaged Justice, Lady Evil: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

The Music of Phish for Kids: 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $15. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

Todd Hazelrigg: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$25. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.

Paper Chasin' Tour: 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $25-$100. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

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