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  • A revival of Alonzo King's "Following the Subtle Current Upstream" is on the bill with a world premiere by choreographer/dancer Alejandro Cerrudo in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Spring Series of repertory dances at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago.

      A revival of Alonzo King's "Following the Subtle Current Upstream" is on the bill with a world premiere by choreographer/dancer Alejandro Cerrudo in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Spring Series of repertory dances at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago.
    Courtesy of Todd Rosenberg/Hubbard Street Dance Ch

  • The tales of "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White" and "Cinderella" comprise "Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales" at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont.

      The tales of "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White" and "Cinderella" comprise "Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales" at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont.

  • The Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society Show & Sale returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

      The Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society Show & Sale returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

  • The McNulty Irish Dancers are set to perform at the Barrington Celtic Festival near McGonigal's Pub in Barrington.

      The McNulty Irish Dancers are set to perform at the Barrington Celtic Festival near McGonigal's Pub in Barrington.
    Courtesy of Barbara McNulty

  • "Sylvia" comic strip creator Nicole Hollander will present "From Here to There" at College of Lake County in Grayslake.

      "Sylvia" comic strip creator Nicole Hollander will present "From Here to There" at College of Lake County in Grayslake.

  • Comedian Ron White performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan as part of his Moral Compass Tour.

      Comedian Ron White performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan as part of his Moral Compass Tour.

  • The Pink Floyd Experience comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Tuesday, March 20.

      The Pink Floyd Experience comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Tuesday, March 20.

 
 

New Cerrudo
The Spring Series of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago continues this weekend with the world premiere of "Little mortal jump" by choreographer/dancer Alejandro Cerrudo, plus the returns of Sharon Eyal's "Too Beaucoup" and Alonzo King's "Following the Subtle Current Upstream" at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$94. (312) 850-9744 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17; 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18

Indoor blooms
Growers of indoor flora like African violets, primrose and lipstick plants won't want to miss the Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society Show & Sale this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, but parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18

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Disney dames
The stories of "Cinderella," "Snow White" and "Beauty and the Beast" come to life onstage in "Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales," which plays over the weekend at the Akoo Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $15-$33.50; $47.50-$70 VIP or front-row seats. (800) 745-3000 or disneylive.com. 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16; 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17; 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18

Celtic gathering
Celtic bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers and special viewing areas for NCAA Tournament games are all a part of the Barrington Celtic Fest this weekend near McGonigal's Pub, 105 S. Cook St., Barrington. Admission is free, but donations to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. (847) 304-3400 or mcgonigalspub.com. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17

Tough-Talkin' Texan
Get an earful of funny talk tonight when comedian and Texas native Ron White brings his Moral Compass Tour to the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $44.75-$54.75. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday, March 16

Dead man's party
The comic interactive Irish wake comedy "Flanagan's Wake" returns specially for St. Patrick's Day weekend at two locations: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $32. (630) 584-6342 or pheasantrun.com. Also, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $35. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, in St. Charles; 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in Arlington Heights

Mate's magic
Batavia magician Ken Mate performs his comic tricks this weekend at the Laughing Chameleon, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. $18-$25. (847) 834-0291 or laughingchameleon.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17

Comic chat
"Sylvia" comic strip creator Nicole Hollander talks about her life of writing and illustrating humorous thoughts in the Tuesday presentation of "From Here to There" at College of Lake County's C Wing Auditorium, room C005, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Free. (847) 543-2557 or clcillinois.edu. 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21

Rock experience
Relive the stage spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert complete with lasers and inflatable animals when the New Zealand-created tour of "The Pink Floyd Experience" stops Tuesday at the Paramount Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $38-$48. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20

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