Breaking News Bar
posted: 7/31/2011 12:01 AM

Weekend picks: Sir Paul plays Wrigley

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Paul McCartney headlines Wrigley Field in concerts Sunday and Monday.

      Paul McCartney headlines Wrigley Field in concerts Sunday and Monday.

  • Singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer presents a free concert Sunday in Long Grove's Fountain Square.

      Singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer presents a free concert Sunday in Long Grove's Fountain Square.
    Courtesy of Jim McGuire

  • Violinist Miriam Fried performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Festival Sunday.

      Violinist Miriam Fried performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Festival Sunday.
    Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

  • Archie Beecroft, 7, and his grandma Kit Olah participate in The Great American Duck Race during the DuPage County Fair.

       Archie Beecroft, 7, and his grandma Kit Olah participate in The Great American Duck Race during the DuPage County Fair.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Sir Paul returns
Rock legends don't get much bigger than former Beatle Paul McCartney, who's playing two shows at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison, Chicago. McCartney will certainly play a generous selection of those classic Beatles songs he co-wrote back in the day, as well as the hits he's enjoyed as a member of Wings and a solo artist. $49.50 to $250. Go to tickets.com. 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, July 31-Aug. 1

Carrie Newcomer

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer presents a free concert Sunday in Long Grove's Fountain Square, at Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads. Newcomer's music combines folk/roots tunes with classical, spiritual and Appalachian influences. Guests are invited to bring chairs and blankets for seating. (847) 634-0888 orlgamc.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Corn, corn, everywhere

Eat as much fresh corn as you can at the annual Sugar Grove Corn Boil in Volunteer Park, Main and Cross streets, Sugar Grove. Also, don't miss the carnival, live music, bingo, Kids Zone and food. Free. Visit sugargrovecornboil.org. (630) 466-5166. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Fashionably baby

Bébé Paluzza bills itself as the largest maternity, baby and toddler show in America. See the latest products and services in an expo environment this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $10. (847) 303-4100 or bebepaluzza.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Come one, come all to the fairs

If you live north, stop by the annual Lake County Fair this weekend for live music, a rodeo, livestock exhibits, carnival rides, a demolition derby, food and more. It all takes place from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 Peterson Road, Grayslake. $10; $5 children ages 5-12, seniors and military with active ID; free for children ages 4 and younger and for military in full dress. Parking is free; preferred parking costs $5. (847) 680-7200 or lcfair.com.

For those of you living in the Western Suburbs, the DuPage County Fair features entertainment, a carnival, 4-H exhibits, livestock judging, midway games, children's activities, a monster truck thrill show on Saturday and a demolition derby on Sunday plus more all weekend long at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. Check it out from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Gate admission is $8 for adults; $3 for children ages 3 to 12; and free for children 2 and younger. (630) 668-6636 or dupagecountyfair.org.

Pinocchio's world

See "The Adventures of Pinocchio," the world premiere family musical based on Carlo Collodi's classic tale of a wooden puppet who yearns to become a real boy, at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Courtyard Theater, Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. $18-$23. (312) 595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31

'Shake It Up' with Radio Disney

Kids and their families can enjoy live entertainment and take part in activities at the "Shake It Up" Dance Party, sponsored by Radio Disney AM 1300 Chicago, at the Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Guests can hear music and meet actors Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine from the Disney Channel's comedy series "Shake It Up." Free admission. Visit radiodisney.com/chicago. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Silver Mozart

The Woodstock Mozart Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary season with a concert featuring cellist Peter Horr performing music of Barber, Mozart and more this weekend at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. (815) 338-5300 or mozartfest.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31; festival continues through Aug. 14

Beatles tribute

The group Britbeat presents a musical tribute to the legendary Beatles in the band shell at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Picnic meals are welcome. Free admission. Parking is $2-$5. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Evening with the symphony

Violinist Miriam Fried will be the featured performer when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra headlines the Pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, on Sunday. Tickets cost $25; lawn seating $10. Ticket-and-dining package costs $45. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. Park opens at 3 p.m., concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Standing comic

"Last Comic Standing" 2010 winner Felipe Esparza brings his East Los Angeles comic sensibility this weekend to the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22. (847) 240-2011 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31

Share this page