• Van Dyke Parks

On Tuesday at noon tickets go on sale for the second installment of Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements, a peculiar arts festival launched last year by Pitchfork Music Festival organizer Mike Reed. This year’s event will run September 21-23 at the Riverfront Theater, a tent at 650 W. Chicago (on the east bank of the Chicago River). The theater opened last year with a 16-week run of Peter Pan, and has a full slate of productions scheduled for this year—its season began May 30 with the Twelve Tenors.