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  • The Fox Valley Concert Band performs during "Letters Home: A Memorial Day Remembrance" at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

      The Fox Valley Concert Band performs during "Letters Home: A Memorial Day Remembrance" at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

  • Wartime correspondence between the parents of St. Charles resident Sarah Giachino is part of "Letter's Home: A Memorial Day Remembrance" at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

      Wartime correspondence between the parents of St. Charles resident Sarah Giachino is part of "Letter's Home: A Memorial Day Remembrance" at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

  • Skip Griparis, a comic rock impressionist, performs at the Laughing Chameleon in Glenview on Friday and Saturday, May 25-26.

      Skip Griparis, a comic rock impressionist, performs at the Laughing Chameleon in Glenview on Friday and Saturday, May 25-26.

  • The Volo Auto Museum teams up with the Annual Antique Car Club of America's 47th Car Show and Car Corral on Saturday and Sunday in Volo.

      The Volo Auto Museum teams up with the Annual Antique Car Club of America's 47th Car Show and Car Corral on Saturday and Sunday in Volo.
    Daily Herald File Photo

  • Redfoo, left, and SkyBlu of LMFAO, perform on the same concert bill with Far East Movement, Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills at the Allstate Arena on Saturday, May 26.

      Redfoo, left, and SkyBlu of LMFAO, perform on the same concert bill with Far East Movement, Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills at the Allstate Arena on Saturday, May 26.
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  • The 12 Tenors will open the Riverfront Theater in Chicago with a largely Irish-themed concert of singing and dancing.

      The 12 Tenors will open the Riverfront Theater in Chicago with a largely Irish-themed concert of singing and dancing.

 
 

Soldier support
Fox Valley soldiers of past and present will be honored as part of the show "Letters Home: A Memorial Day Remembrance" featuring the Fox Valley Concert Band and Fox Valley Repertory actors reading real-life war correspondence this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $20. (630) 584-6342 or foxvalleyrep.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 25-26

Guitar guy
Expect plenty of sidesplitting impressions of rock stars when comic impressionist and musician Skip Griparis takes to the stage this weekend at The Laughing Chameleon, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. $18-$25 plus a two-drink minimum purchase. (847) 834-0291 or thelaughingchameleon.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 25-26

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Classic car corral
See the automotive pride and joy of car collectors when the 47th Annual Antique Car Club of America Car Show and Car Corral pulls in this weekend at the Volo Auto Museum and Antique Malls, 27582 W. Volo Village Road, Volo. $13.95; $11.95 seniors; $7.95 kids. (815) 385-3644 or volocars.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27

Honoring veterans
Jazz singer Tammy McCann performs 1940s standards with an 18-piece big band for a special Memorial Day Salute to honor veterans and servicemen Saturday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $35; $30 seniors and veterans. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26

Electronica town
Get your funky and electronic music groove on when LMFAO, Far East Movement, Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simons and Natalia Kills all perform Saturday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $25-$69.50. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26

Big tent tenors
Direct from Ireland, The Twelve Tenors officially open the new Riverfront Theater at 650 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, starting Wednesday with plenty of traditional tenor favorites and lots of Celtic dancing. $35-$90. (888) 556-9484 or riverfronttheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 30-31; 8 p.m. Friday, June 1; 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2; and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3

Hubbard happenings
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago becomes the first American company to perform William Forsythe's classic dance piece "Quintett" as part of its Summer Series repertory concert starting Thursday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. Also on the bill is Ohad Naharin's "THREE TO MAX" and "Malditos" by Alejandro Cerrudo. $25-$94. (312) 850-9744 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 1-2; and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3

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