Remember the valor of New York City's first responders to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in the exhibit "Ground Zero 360°." Previously unpublished photographs, audio of emergency response calls and a fragment of a World Trade Center steel I-beam are featured now through the end of the year at the Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Included with basic admission of $15; $10 kids ages 3-11 and $13 for students/seniors. (312) 922-9410 or fmnh.org. Exhibit opens 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Now through Saturday, Dec. 31
Music therapist Rita Lopienski demonstrates instruments used for meditation and yoga in "The Seven Metal Vibration Instruments of Tibet and Nepal" tonight at the Center for the Arts, 118 W. Bartlett Ave., Bartlett. Free. (630) 372-4152 or artsinbartlett.org. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2
Good old-fashioned fun
Experience the 19th-century Country Fair at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Step back in time with old-fashioned games, entertainment, antique equipment and Professor Marvel's Amazing Flea Circus. Guests can also take a horse-drawn carriage ride and listen to an old-time calliope organ. Free; (630) 876-5900 or dupageforest.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4.
Artsy Oak Brook
More than 150 artists displaying original artwork ranging from decorative photography to large-scale sculptures are featured this weekend for the 49th Annual Fine Art Exhibition at the Oakbrook Center, Route 83 and 22nd St., Oak Brook. Free admission. (630) 573-0700 or oakbrookcenter.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
Jammin' On Main
Step outside on a summer evening for Jammin' On Main in downtown Wauconda, a night of music, dancing, street vendors, inflatable games and food. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. Free general admission. There is a charge for food and inflatable games. Visit waucondachamber.org. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
GreenRoom Productions begins a series of monthly performances featuring family-friendly improv comedy and music starting Saturday in the 200-seat Cabaret Theater space of the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $12; $8 students and seniors. (847) 931-5900, hemmens.org or greenroomtheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Singing the blues
Barrelhouse Chuck & The Blue Lights take to the stage for an evening of blues tunes at the Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. $6. (708) 484-3610 or harlemsvenuelounge.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
Drive in and out
Rain or shine, the 28th Annual Skip's Graffiti Gold Car Show is scheduled to show off collectible cars, die-cast models and more this Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $8; $2 kids ages 6-11. (630) 340-4774 or skipsusa.com. 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
Folk songs & tales
The 35th Annual Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival features more than 100 hours of folk music, dance and storytelling on eight stages starting on Sunday at Island Park, Route 38 and the Fox River, Geneva. $15; $10 teenagers and seniors. Kids under age 12 admitted free. (630) 897-3655 or foxvalleyfolk.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Sept. 4 and 5 (Barn dance from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; Ghost Stories from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4)
Art Fair on the Square
The Deerpath Art League hosts its annual outdoor Art Fair on the Square, a juried fine art show, featuring 180 national and regional artists, at Historic Market Square and Western Avenue, Lake Forest. Free admission and parking. (847) 234-3743 or deerpathartleague.org. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.
Take in a Sunday showing of "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's critically acclaimed musical thriller, at the Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace. The story focuses on a wronged and murderous Victorian barber who seeks revenge and his downstairs neighbor who finds a cannibalistic way of disposing of his murder victims, at the Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. $40. (630) 530-0111 or Drurylaneoakbrook.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.
'The King' at Cantigny?
Elvis Presley impersonator Rick "Elvis" Saucedo brings the music of The King to the band shell at Cantigny Park. Guests are invited to bring picnic lunches, blankets and chairs. In the band shell at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission with paid $5 parking fee. Visit Cantigny.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
Carrie Underwood, one of most successful winners of "American Idol," performs with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $100 pavilion tickets; $38 lawn tickets. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4