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  • Brian Gurl appears as the late singer Elvis Presley, among others, in "Laughing With Legends" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

      Brian Gurl appears as the late singer Elvis Presley, among others, in "Laughing With Legends" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

  • Joey Gurl appears as late actress Lucille Ball in "Laughing with Legends" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

      Joey Gurl appears as late actress Lucille Ball in "Laughing with Legends" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

  • Brian Gurl appears as the late pianist Liberace in "Laughing with Legends" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

      Brian Gurl appears as the late pianist Liberace in "Laughing with Legends" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

  • Kurt Bestor is featured in the "America Celebrates the Piano Concert" at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

      Kurt Bestor is featured in the "America Celebrates the Piano Concert" at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

  • Danny Wright is a featured performer for "America Celebrate the Piano Concert" at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

      Danny Wright is a featured performer for "America Celebrate the Piano Concert" at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

  • Broadway veteran Ashley Brown appears with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Wednesday, July 4.

      Broadway veteran Ashley Brown appears with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Wednesday, July 4.
    Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

  • Conductor Steven Reineke appears with Broadway veteran Ashley Brown for a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert of All-American favorites at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Wednesday, July 4.

      Conductor Steven Reineke appears with Broadway veteran Ashley Brown for a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert of All-American favorites at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Wednesday, July 4.
    Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

  • Comedian Alex Ortiz appears as part of the "Best of the Midwest Old School Comedy Jam" at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

      Comedian Alex Ortiz appears as part of the "Best of the Midwest Old School Comedy Jam" at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • The Abilities Expo returns to Schaumburg.

      The Abilities Expo returns to Schaumburg.
    Daily Herald file photo

 
 

Fifties favorites
Husband and wife team Brian and Joey Gurl portray celebrity icons of the 1950s ranging from Elvis Presley to Lucille Ball in "Laughing With Legends" tonight at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $35. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 8 p.m. Friday, June 29

Access for all
People with disabilities can check out new merchandise, attend workshops or see demonstrations ranging from dog assistants to sports games at the Abilities Expo this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. (847) 303-41007. 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 29; 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30; noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Sport souvenirs
Find vintage cards and other sports memorabilia at the Mounted Memories Show this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $10 daily admission. mountedmemoriesshows.com. 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 29; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Family Games
In anticipation of the Summer Olympic Games in London, the Bloomingdale Park District is inviting area residents to compete in Family Olympic Day this Saturday at three venues: The Oasis Water Park, 170 S. Circle Ave.; Circle Park, 163 Fairfield Way; and the Johnston Recreation Center, 172 S. Circle Ave., Bloomingdale. No charge to participate, but preregistration is encouraged. (630) 529-3650 or bloomingdaleparks.org. 9 a.m. Saturday, June 30

Horse play
See a mix of equestrian and performing artists in the Saturday show and reception "Montage, an Anniversary Special," which commemorates the 25th anniversary of McCrae Farm, 32159 N. Bacon Road, Grayslake. $100 (includes champagne, hors d'oeuvres and music). (847) 546-5164 or mccraefarm.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30 (6 p.m. reception)

Comedy benefit
Tio Hardiman hosts comedians Kenny Howell, Alex Ortiz and more on Saturday for the Best of the Midwest Old School Comedy Jam, a benefit for the Family First Center, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $15-$20. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30

Piano power
Premiere contemporary pianists Melissa Manchester, Danny Wright and Kurt Bestor appear as part of "America Celebrates the Piano Concert" on Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $30-$41. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 30

Americana songs
Broadway and Lyric Opera of Chicago veteran Ashley Brown ("Mary Poppins," "Show Boat") appears with conductor Steven Reineke for a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert of "All-American" favorites on Wednesday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10 lawn tickets, $25 pavilion. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4

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