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  • Salt Creek Ballet performs selections from "The Sleeping Beauty" among other pieces at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

      Salt Creek Ballet performs selections from "The Sleeping Beauty" among other pieces at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

  • Award-winning stage and screen star Andrea Martin headlines her comedy show "Andrea Martin Final Days! Everything Must GO!!" with Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago this weekend.

      Award-winning stage and screen star Andrea Martin headlines her comedy show "Andrea Martin Final Days! Everything Must GO!!" with Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago this weekend.

  • Daughtry plays the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Friday, May 11.

      Daughtry plays the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Friday, May 11.
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  • Six Flags Great America is open for the season in Gurnee.

      Six Flags Great America is open for the season in Gurnee.
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  • Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera, is a guest artist with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and its Mother's Day concert featuring the world premiere of Joel Puckett's "Double Concerto for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra" on Sunday, May 13.

      Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera, is a guest artist with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and its Mother's Day concert featuring the world premiere of Joel Puckett's "Double Concerto for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra" on Sunday, May 13.

  • Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is set to perform at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont on Sunday, May 13.

      Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is set to perform at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont on Sunday, May 13.
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Sleepy wedding
Colorado Ballet principal dancers Maria Mosin and Alexei Tyukov make guest appearances with the Salt Creek Ballet performances of the "Aurora's Wedding" sequence from "The Sleeping Beauty." See this and other repertory works this weekend at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $30; $25 seniors; $20 kids. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13

'SCTV' siren
Award-winning stage and screen star Andrea Martin ("SCTV," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") joins with Broadway pianist and radio host Seth Rudetsky for the comedy show "Andrea Martin: Final Days! Everything Must GO!!" this weekend at the UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago. $50-$60. (312) 662-4562 or upcomedyclub.com. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 13

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Carolina rocking
The band Daughtry (featuring its "American Idol" finalist frontman Chris Daughtry) performs with opening act Safetysuit at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $42.50-$52.50. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11

At the Hop
The American Lindy Hop Championship jitterbugs its way to the Chicago area complete with classes and competitions this weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont. Event tickets and weekend passes range from $20-$179. (877) 337-5793 or artspectrum.org. 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, May 11; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12; and 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, May 13

'Azoosment' anew
Santa's Village Azoosment Park reopened last year after many years of being shuttered. It's back again for a new season starting Sunday at 601 Dundee Ave., East Dundee. There are different levels of pricing, but mainly $17.75 per person. (847) 426-6751 or santasvillagedundee.com. There's also more amusement park fun now that Six Flags Great America is also open for its season at I-94 and Route 132 in Gurnee. Tickets cost $59.99 for adults and $39.99 for kids under 48 inches. (847) 249-2133 or sixflags.com. Santa's Village reopens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Sunday, May 13. The park is then open though Sunday, Oct. 28. Six Flags Great America is open through Sunday, Oct. 28. See website for hours.

Music for mom
The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra's Mother's Day Concert features the world premiere of Joel Puckett's "Double Concerto for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra" featuring guest artists and alumni Demarre McGill (principal flutist of the San Diego Symphony) and Anthony McGill (principal clarinetist with the Metropolitan Opera) this Sunday at Symphony Center's Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $20-$50. (312) 294-3000 or cyso.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13

Trumpet tops
Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti returns to the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont this Sunday for a concert of favorites. Catch him at 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $27.50-$63. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13

'The hills are alive'
Dress up as your favorite Von Trapp family member or Oscar Hammerstein song lyric when the participatory "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music" returns on Monday at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $18. (630) 968-0219 or classiccinemas.com. 7 p.m. Monday, May 14

Pure comedy
A virginal male grocery clerk is elected to be crowned the "Queen of the May" festival when the virtue of local girls is in question in Northwestern University Opera Theater's production of Benjamin Britten's English country comedy "Albert Herring" starting Thursday at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. $18; $8 students. (847) 467-4000 or pickstaiger.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 17-19, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20

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