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Weekend picks: Jennifer Hudson stops at Ravinia

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  • Singer Jennifer Hudson headlines at Ravinia Festival.

      Singer Jennifer Hudson headlines at Ravinia Festival.
    Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

  • Players get ready to play a Vintage Base Ball game in Elmhurst.

      Players get ready to play a Vintage Base Ball game in Elmhurst.

  • Wrestlers like Jack Swagger and Kofi Kingston will rumble in WWE's "Money in the Bank" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

      Wrestlers like Jack Swagger and Kofi Kingston will rumble in WWE's "Money in the Bank" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

 
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Jennifer Hudson

Pop/rock singer Jennifer Hudson headlines the Pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $80. Lawn seats $37. Park opens at 5 p.m. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17

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Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Fest

More than 160 juried artists from across the country will display their works at the annual Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival, at the Buffalo Grove Town Center, at Lake-Cook Road and Route 83. The fest also features live music, food and kids' activities. Free admission and parking. Visit amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17

Art at the Shops

Art at the Shops is a juried fine art and craft festival with hands-on activities for guests, music, food and more. Artists from 11 states will display their works, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics and photography at Yorktown Center, the Shops at Butterfield, at Highland and Butterfield roads, Lombard. Free admission. (847) 726-8669 or yorktowncenter.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 17

Big India bash

Get a big dose of culture when the Vibrant India Festival features musicians, dancers and a gigantic Indian flag this weekend at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $5-$8 admission. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 17

Play vintage ball!

Fans of baseball history won't want to miss the Chicago Salmon taking on the Elmhurst All-Stars as part of the 5th Annual Vintage Base Ball game this Sunday at Berens Park, 493 Oaklawn Ave., Elmhurst. Free admission. (630) 833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org. 1 p.m. Sunday, July 17

'The Hobbit'

Theatre-Hikes presents "The Hobbit," Patricia Gray's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. $12-$19 (includes admission to the arboretum). (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 1 p.m. Sunday, July 17

'Oak Park' author

Meet author David M. Sokol as he discusses and signs copies of his book "Oak Park: The Evolution of a Village," at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. (708) 771-7243. 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17

Wrestle mania

Wrestling rivals John Cena and CM Punk are just two of the competitors in WWE's "Money in the Bank" who will face each other this Sunday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $25-$300; $20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or wwe.com. 6:45 p.m. Sunday, July 17

'36 Acres'

The "36 Acres" art exhibit features seasonal nature photography from the book "36 Acres: A Portrait of the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve" in Long Grove, by photographer and author Tobin Fraley. See it at the visitor's center at Independence Grove, on Buckley Road (Route 137) east of Route 21, Libertyville. Free admission. (847) 968-3499. Preview the exhibit at 36acres.com. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Sunday, July 31

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