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  • Members of the British-Irish boy band One Direction, (Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles), are set to perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

      Members of the British-Irish boy band One Direction, (Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles), are set to perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
    Associated Press

  • The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe opens up its Butterflies & Blooms outdoor garden on Saturday, June 2.

      The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe opens up its Butterflies & Blooms outdoor garden on Saturday, June 2.

  • Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, June 2.

      Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, June 2.

  • Jonny Lee Miller stars as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature in "Frankenstein," directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle for the National Theatre of Great Britain. The 2011 play where Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated in the roles is rescreened in participating movie theaters.

      Jonny Lee Miller stars as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature in "Frankenstein," directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle for the National Theatre of Great Britain. The 2011 play where Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated in the roles is rescreened in participating movie theaters.
    Courtesy of Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre of

  • Comedian Harland Williams headlines at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Harland Williams headlines at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • The concert Willie Nelson & Family comes to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

      The concert Willie Nelson & Family comes to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

 
 

Brit-Irish idols
The British-Irish boy band One Direction, famous from the seventh season of the UK version of "The X Factor," performs this Saturdayat the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $29.50-$59.50. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2

Butterfly garden
The Chicago Botanic Garden promises plenty of Butterflies & Blooms in a new outdoor garden specially designed to attract tropical butterfly species from around the world. Butterflies & Blooms launches Saturday at 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Garden admission: $8; $6 kids ages 3-12, in addition to $20 parking per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Saturday, June 2, to Monday, Sept. 3

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Har, har, Harland
If you've enjoyed comedian Harland Williams and his scene-stealing antics in films like "Dumb and Dumber" or "Half Baked," then be sure to catch him doing his standup routine this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22-$24 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, June 1; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 2; 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3

Sherry baby!
If you love the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys," then don't miss the real thing when Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performs hits like "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll" and more Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $65-$95. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 2

Frankenstein-flip
If you missed the National Theatre of Great Britain's movie simulcast of "Frankenstein" directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") and starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") and Jonny Lee Miller ("Trainspotting") rotating in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature, you're in luck. Both takes are rescreened on Wednesday and Thursday at participating suburban movie theaters. Prices vary, but largely $15. fathomevents.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 (Cumberbatch as the Creature); 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 (Miller as the Creature)

Laughing matters
Cheer on your favorite comedian when 40 contestants do standup battle in the World Series of Comedy starting Wednesday at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $15-$20 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 584-6342 or zanies.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 and 7; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, June 8; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 9

Kin and country
Don't miss out on your chance to see a country legend in concert when Willie Nelson & Family take to the stage on Thursday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $42.50-$85. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7

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