Out and About: Music with a Russian theme

Concerts featuring Russian composers are being performed by the Orion Ensemble and the Skokie Valley Symphony Sunday. A chamber opera by Benjamin Britten based on the Henry James novel “The Turn of the Screw” is offered at NU. You’ll also find jazz, country and folk rock around Evanston as well this weekend.

Out and About: Modern dance evokes change of 1960s and 70s

Modern dance and tango are featured in two dance performances this weekend. “Santuario/Sanctuary” opens as the third in Piven Theatre’s Identity series. It’s the final weekend for Second Act Players and “The ARC Trials” at Mudlark. And of course there's lots more on stage in an around Evanston.

Out and About: Big band music, jazz, soul and more

Find out how jazz sounds when played on the mandolin by Don Stiernberg at Studio5 Friday night. On Sunday stop by Evanston Rocks for big band music with free admission for veterans. Or check out one of the two Hammond B3 players performing this week at SPACE. These are among the musical offerings this week in and around Evanston.

Out and About: Shakespeare, Broadway, Bronte and Austen

You’ll find original plays from Second Act Players and Mudlark Theater as well as classics like “Twelfth Night” at Writers Theater, “Jane Eyre” and “A Chorus Line” at NU, and “Mansfield Park” at Northlight Theatre among this week’s theater options in an around Evanston.