Horses leave the starting gate in the first race on Opening Day in 2011 at Arlington Park.
JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer, May 2011
Cellist Matt Haimovitz will perform with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the concert "One Thousand and One Nights" at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.
Comedian Michael Palascak headlines Zanies at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
See all kinds of deluxe cars at the Supercar Saturday Car Show at The Promenade Bolingbrook on Saturday, May 5.
Ballet Chicago performs "Balanchine Masterworks" featuring "Concerto Barocco," "Rubies" and "Who Cares" at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago.
COURTESY OF VINCENT CHAIGNE/THE GEORGE BALANCHINE
Jessy J performs smooth jazz at the Montrose Room at the InterContinental O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont.
Wotan (Bryn Terfel) gets dodgy advice from the fire god Loge (Richard Croft) in Wagner's "Das Rheingold," the first of four operas staged in Robert Lepage's production of the monumental "Der Ring des Nibelungen" for the Metropolitan Opera. The four operas are rescreened in select movie theaters in May.
COURTESY OF KEN HOWARD/METROPOLITAN OPERA
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Another season of horse-racing at Arlington Park commences with free admission to Opening Day on Friday, May 4, in Arlington Heights. Then dress up in your fancy hat for Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 5. Comedian Michael Palascak jokes around this weekend at Zanies in St. Charles. Saxophonist and Latin pop star Jessy J performs smooth jazz Saturday at the Montrose Room in Rosemont.