Tickets for the 7th annual Chicago Dancing Festival, the Free-to-All festival at venues across downtown Chicago, become available to the general public next week, beginning Tuesday, July 16 at noon. During the festival’s five-day run there are five completely free performance showcases, though tickets for indoor events must be reserved in advance. Co-produced by internationally-renowned choreographer and native Chicagoan Lar Lubovitch and Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the 2013 Chicago Dancing Festival features top ballet, modern, ethnic and rhythmic dance companies from Chicago and across the country, set to take place August 20 – 24. For more information, visit www.chicagodancingfestival.com.
Songs from The Owl and the Full Moon, the latest release from Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/musician/producer Adam Marsland will be performed by the artist at 8 p.m. with Dag Juhlin, Kurt Michaels on July 22 at Uncommon Ground on Devon in Chicago while Louisiana-based Super Water Sympathy will be performing Hydrogen Child cuts at First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park on July 20.
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center presents the rock musical Whistle Down the Wind with lyrics by Jim Steinman, book by Patricia Knop, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gayle Edwards. The cast of includes: Maura Carr, Joy Ciancanelli, Jacob Craig, Cara Cundari, Katherine Damisch, Danny Doran, Matthew Dwyer, Aidan Edwards, Joanna Ferrin, Carlos Garcia, Amara Gonzalez, Carisa Gonzalez, Elisio Gonzalez, Killian Hughes, Moira Hughes, Alicia Hurtado, Daniel Hurtado, Marquecia Jordan, Warren Karas, Edward MacLennan, Wayde Matthews, Monica Moore, Alyssa Nunez, Adam Overberg, Angelina Pandourska, Noah E. Patton, DeTania Payne, Fiona Renteria, India Rose Renteria, Brennan Roach, Haley Jane Schafer, Andrew Sickel, Christopher Skyles, Alison Stake, Eden Strong, Juliana Tomecki and Michael Vaughn. Featuring direction by Dante J. Orfei, music direction by John Warren and choreography by Kelsey Overberg, the play runs from July 26 to August 10, 2013 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. For tickets, visit www.jpactheatre.com or call 708-656-1800.
Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus is extending their 30th season into the summer with the new cabaret show Some Like It Hot at Lakeview’s newest comedy club, the Laugh Factory on 3175 North Broadway in Chicago. Featuring songs such as Night and Day and Another Hot Day in Harlem, the shows take place on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating. For more information, visit www.laughfactory.com/clubs/chicago/date/2013-07-29
In Evanston, the Northwestern University Summer Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 1 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Robert G. Hasty directs the program that includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, featuring violinist Jing Qiao and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major (Rhenish). Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with IDs. Due to construction on the south end of campus, Arts Circle Drive is currently closed to traffic. Free parking is still available on weekends and after 4 p.m. weekdays in the two-level lakefront structure located on Campus Drive. For additional construction and parking information, visit www.pickstaiger.org/construction.