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  • The Paris Opera Ballet will perform "Suite en Blanc" as part of a mixed repertory program at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1.

      The Paris Opera Ballet will perform "Suite en Blanc" as part of a mixed repertory program at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1.
    Courtesy of Sebastian Mathe

  • The 35th Church of the Holy Spirit Family Fest continues in Schaumburg through Sunday, June 24.

      The 35th Church of the Holy Spirit Family Fest continues in Schaumburg through Sunday, June 24.

  • "The Hunger Games" actor Jacqueline Emerson will appear at the Fiction2Film convention at the Westin O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont.

      "The Hunger Games" actor Jacqueline Emerson will appear at the Fiction2Film convention at the Westin O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont.
    Daily Herald file photo

  • See a live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor" at Ravinia on Saturday, June 23.

      See a live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor" at Ravinia on Saturday, June 23.

  • GayCo's sketch comedy show heads to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Saturday, June 23.

      GayCo's sketch comedy show heads to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Saturday, June 23.

  • "RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles" returns to the Oriental Theatre in Chicago following a run on Broadway.

      "RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles" returns to the Oriental Theatre in Chicago following a run on Broadway.

  • The U.S. Army Field Band's six-piece ensemble The Volunteers perform a free concert of rock and country music at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Thursday, June 28.

      The U.S. Army Field Band's six-piece ensemble The Volunteers perform a free concert of rock and country music at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Thursday, June 28.

 
 

Parisian ballet
The Paris Opera Ballet launches a historic North American tour in Chicago with performances of the classic "Giselle" and a mixed repertory program featuring "Suite En Blanc," "L'Arsesienne" and "Bolero" starting Tuesday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $95-$250 opening night gala; $55-$125. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 6 p.m. opening-night gala Tuesday, June 26; then 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 27-29; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30; and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Carnival fun
The 35th Church of the Holy Spirit Family Fest continues through the weekend with rides, bingo and bands all congregated at 1451 W. Bode Road, Schaumburg. Free admission and parking, but fees for rides and more. (847) 882-7580 or churchoftheholyspirit.org. 6 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 22; 4 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23; and 1:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 24

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'Hunger' how-do
Die-hard fans of "The Hunger Games" won't want to miss stars from the film like Jacqueline Emerson, Amandla Stenberg and more at the Fiction2Film convention this weekend at the Westin O'Hare Hotel, 6100 River Road, Rosemont. $15 daily general admission to $249 Gold weekend admission package. (847) 698-6000 or creationent.com. 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, and 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24

Live Wobegone
Longtime listeners ofPublic Radio International's "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor" can see a special live performance and broadcast Saturday at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10 lawn tickets, $35-$65 reserved tickets. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 4:45 p.m. Saturday, June 23

Suburban Pride
GayCo, Chicago's longest-running LGBT sketch comedy troupe, journeys to the suburbs to share its latest Gay Pride-inspired show "Swallow Your Pride" in a special Saturday performance at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $20. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23

Recycle-o-rama
Learn about composting, water conservation, rain gardens, prairie restoration and recycling in general at the Green Fair Sunday at Mike Rylko Community Park, 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove. Free admission. bgeat.org. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24

Beatles tribute
After playing at venues around the world and an extended stint on Broadway, "RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles" heads back to the Windy City starting Tuesday at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $35-$75. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. Tuesday through Sunday, June 26-July 1

Rockin' country
The United States Army Field Band's six-piece ensemble The Volunteers performs a free concert of country, rock and pop favorites Thursday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Free admission. (888) 695-0888 or (301) 677-6586 or oshows.com or armyfieldband.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28

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