For your consideration: 4 picks for Aug. 16-23
Updated: August 16, 2012 9:16AM
1. “The 39 Steps,” through Aug. 26 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $35-$46, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Lunch and dinner packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
2. Jam on the Fox outdoor musical festival, 2-10 p.m. Aug. 18 at the North River Street Park, New York and River streets, in downtown Aurora. Performers include Red Woody, 2:30 p.m.; Heartsfield, 4:30 p.m.; The Georgia Satellites, 6:30 p.m.; and The Charlie Daniels Band, 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5; free for children 12 and under. Visit www.downtownaliveaurora.com or call (630) 896-6666.
3. “Like Water for Chocolate,” rated R, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. Visit www.clarendonhillslibrary.org.
4. “The Merchant of Venice” will be presented by First Folio Theatre at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 17-19 as part of its Shakespeare-under-the-Stars series on the outdoor main stage at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Featuring lawn seating, attendees are invited to bring their own chairs or blankets, or rent one for $2 each at the concession stand. Concessions as well as pre-ordered box suppers from La Cuisine (prepaid 48 hours in advance) are also available. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $26-$36, with discounts for students and seniors. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit www.firstfolio.org.