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Article updated: 6/26/2012 6:19 AM

Best bets: Metropolis brings '50s legends back

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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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