Several classical musical ensembles will present special concerts of remembrance this Sunday to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
• New music is the main focus of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project's concert "9/11: Ten Years & Beyond," but the performance also features traditional songs and prayers from the Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths. Hear it at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $10; $5 students/seniors. Four free tickets for first responders, but reservations are required. (312) 334-7777 or fulcrumpoint.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
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• The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players perform somber music by Haydn, Barber and Brahms for the concert "9/11 -- Spirit of Hope" at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. $15-$20; $10-$15 seniors; kids admitted free. (847) 866-6888 or chicagophilharmonic.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
• The City of Elgin brings together the Elgin Choral Union, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and soloists from Elgin Opera for "A Concert of Remembrance" featuring Brahms' "German Requiem" and John Adams' Pulitzer Prize-winning Sept. 11 piece "On the Transmigration of Souls" at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$50. (847) 931-5900, hemmens.org or elginchoralunion.org. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
• The Northbrook Symphony teams up with the New Tradition Chorus for a concert of mostly American music in "From Sea to Shining Sea: Remembering Our Heroes, Celebrating Our Spirit ... 10 Years Later" at Glenbrook North High School's Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. $15-$35. (847) 272-0755, TheNSO.org or newtradition.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11
Acclaimed modern dance company Momix makes its Ravinia Festival debut this weekend with the eclectic musical and puppetry-filled piece "Botanica." Also on tap is a special family concert on Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $45 pavilion. $10 lawn tickets. Kids concert: $10 pavilion. $5 lawn. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10; kids' concert: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10
Volunteers sell their dried floral art creations, potpourris, wreaths and more at the 31st annual Roadside Flower Sale this weekend as a fundraiser for the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, but $20 parking per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11
Get some serious glimpses of classic cars at the volunteer 21st Berwyn Route 66 Car Show this Saturday at Ogden Avenue (Route 34) between Oak Park Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue in Berwyn. Free admission. (708) 788-8100 or berwynrt66.com. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10
Interested in adopting a pet? Then head to The Chicago Pet Show, which features rescue groups, veterinarians, groomers and other specialists this weekend at the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien. $7. Seniors and kids (with parent or guardian) admitted free. (630) 385-4000 or chicagopetshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11
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The Paramount Theatre launches its first season of self-produced Broadway musicals with Lerner and Lowe's 1956 classic "My Fair Lady" starting Wednesday at the Paramount Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $34.90-$46.90. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 2; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 1 and 5 p.m. Sundays