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  • The many cultures of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia are explored in the touring show "Drum!" coming to the Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

      The many cultures of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia are explored in the touring show "Drum!" coming to the Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

  • Find out about scuba diving and more at the Our World-Underwater show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19.

      Find out about scuba diving and more at the Our World-Underwater show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19.

  • Harmonica player Mike Runyan joins with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the concert "How the West Was Won" at the Hemmens Cultural Center this weekend.

      Harmonica player Mike Runyan joins with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the concert "How the West Was Won" at the Hemmens Cultural Center this weekend.

  • Victoria Jaiani and Fabrice Calmels perform in Christopher Wheeldon's "After the Rain," which is part of the Joffrey Ballet's "Winter Fire" repertory program at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago through Sunday, Feb. 26.

      Victoria Jaiani and Fabrice Calmels perform in Christopher Wheeldon's "After the Rain," which is part of the Joffrey Ballet's "Winter Fire" repertory program at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago through Sunday, Feb. 26.
    courtesy of Herbert Migdoll

  • Comedian Ben Bailey of "Cash Cab" fame performs at the UP! Comedy Club in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18.

      Comedian Ben Bailey of "Cash Cab" fame performs at the UP! Comedy Club in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18.

  • Comedian Bobby Lee brings his standup routine to the Improv Comedy Showcase.

      Comedian Bobby Lee brings his standup routine to the Improv Comedy Showcase.
    COURTESY OF TODD PLITT/PICTUREGROUP

  • The crossover pop-classical group Il Voce (Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne, Melody Mercredi and DJ Calhoun) come to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Sunday, Feb. 19.

      The crossover pop-classical group Il Voce (Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne, Melody Mercredi and DJ Calhoun) come to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Sunday, Feb. 19.

  • Pianist Garrick Ohlsson joins Poland's Wroclaw Philharmonic for a performance at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville.

      Pianist Garrick Ohlsson joins Poland's Wroclaw Philharmonic for a performance at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville.

 
 

Oh, Canada!

An ensemble of 20 musicians, dancers, drummers and singers tell the tale of Nova Scotia's many cultures in the touring show "Drum!" at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $28-$38; $15 students and kids ages 12-17; $7 kids. (847) 543-2300 or jlc.clcillinois.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23

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Under the sea

Scuba diving fans won't want to miss out on the many workshops, seminars, displays and more featured this weekend in the Our World-Underwater show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets vary depending upon duration; they range from $80 for a three-day package to $15 for a one-day admission. (847) 692-2222 or ourworldunderwater.com. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17; 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Wild West tunes

Harmonica player Mike Runyan teams up with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the pops concert "How the West was Won" featuring music from TV and Hollywood westerns this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $24-$74. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18; and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Winter hot

The Joffrey Ballet's mixed repertory program "Winter Fire" continues this weekend with two Joffrey premieres by choreographers William Forsythe and Wayne McGregor, plus a returning favorite by Christopher Wheeldon at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $25-$149. (800) 982-2787 or joffrey.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday now through Sunday, Feb. 26

Hey, comic cabbie!

He may not be doling out cash for trivia answers during his standup routine, but fans of TV's "Cash Cab" trivia show won't want to miss comedian Ben Bailey performing this weekend at the UP! Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., Third Floor, Chicago. $25-$50. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, and 7, 9:30 and 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18

Le Jazz Hot

The College of DuPage's third annual Winter Jazz Fest continues with weekend performances of the Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble and cabaret singer Patricia Barber at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $32; $30 seniors; $22 kids for the jazz ensemble; $34; $32 seniors; $24 kids for Barber. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. Jazz Ensemble: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17; Barber: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18

See Lee live

You may remember comedian Bobby Lee for his "MADtv" characters ranging from the confused film critic Johnny Gan to the Blind Kung Fu master. See Lee live this weekend doing standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Crossover class

The singers of the classical crossover sensation Il Voce perform their blend of operatic and pop vocalizing at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $45-$60. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Polish visitors

Award-winning pianist Garrick Ohlsson joins with Poland's Wroclaw Philharmonic for a special concert featuring the music of Beethoven, Dvorak and Polish composer Karol Szymanowski at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $65-$75. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

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