Orion to mark Women's History Month
In honor of Women's History Month in March, the all-female Orion Ensemble will be "Celebrating Women Composers" of three centuries, four countries and four distinct styles.
The group's performances conclude March 14 at Roosevelt University's Ganz Memorial Hall in Chicago.
Shows will cover the works of Stacy Garrop, Louise Farrenc, Phyllis Tate and Fanny Mendelssohn.
The Orion Ensemble consists of five musicians: Kathryne Pirtle (clarinet), Florentina Ramniceanu (violin), Diana Schmück (piano), Judy Stone (cello) and Jennifer Marlas (viola).
Single tickets are $26, $23 for seniors and $10 for students; children 12 and younger are free. A four-ticket flexible subscription provides a 10-percent savings on full-priced tickets. For tickets or more information, call 630-628-9591 or visit www.orionensemble.org .
'Second Class' filmmaker exceeds goal
Filmmaker Ryan James Yezak launched an effort to raise funding for Second Class Citizens, his planned documentary about the gay-rights movementand more than surpassed his goal.
Aiming for $50,000, Yezak's Kickstarter campaign closed with 4,272 supporters pledging $176,354, according to a press release.
"I first thought of the idea [for the documentary] when I came out to Los Angeles [several years ago] to intern in the entertainment industry. [Same-sex] marriage was passed on my roadtrip out here; that was very exciting," Yezak, 25, told Windy City Times. "I also witnessed [same-sex marriages] when [that right was] taken away.
The documentary will encompass all areas in which the LGBT community is discriminated against, including marriage rights; gays being denied admission to private schools, private organizations and religious institutions; and more.
Lakeside Pride's 'Salute to Uptown' March 24
The Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band will perform "A Salute to Uptown" Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. at the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.
In honor of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, the band's concert features music that reflects the legacy of this entertainment district.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; they are $12 for seniors and students. See www.LakesidePride.org .
Antiques fair in
Chicago April 26-30
The 15th annual Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair will take place April 26-30 on the eighth floor of the mart.
General-admission tickets are $20; preview tickets are $40-$150. Visit www.MerchandiseMartAntiques.com .