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Sunday picks: Yes, that's ZZ Top at Ribfest

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  • ZZ Top headlines the main Ribfest stage on Sunday, July 1.

      ZZ Top headlines the main Ribfest stage on Sunday, July 1.

  • Celebrate the 110th "birthday" of the Car 20 trolley on Sunday, July 1, at the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin. Enjoy cake and ice cream and join in singing "Happy Birthday" to the trolley.

      Celebrate the 110th "birthday" of the Car 20 trolley on Sunday, July 1, at the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin. Enjoy cake and ice cream and join in singing "Happy Birthday" to the trolley.
    Courtesy of Robert Bresse-Rodenkirk

  • Look to the skies for colorful hot air balloons at Lisle's annual "Eyes to the Skies" festival.

      Look to the skies for colorful hot air balloons at Lisle's annual "Eyes to the Skies" festival.
    Daily Herald file photo

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By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Ribfest rockers
With the Fourth of July holiday on the horizon, the suburbs will be hosting plenty of live music this weekend and beyond. Naperville's annual Ribfest will host some of the biggest acts, including ZZ Top on Sunday, July 1 ($20). In addition to these headliners, up-and-coming bands will be rocking the fest throughout each day. Ribfest takes place at Knoch Park, 724 S. West St., Naperville. Ticket prices vary by show. They're available at the gate or at ribfest.net. All headlining shows begin at 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, July 1-3; fest hours are noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, July 1-3

Sports 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. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Happy birthday, Car 20!
The public is invited to help celebrate the 110th "birthday" of the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Car 20 trolley at the Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. LaFox St. (Route 31), South Elgin. To celebrate, Car 20's riders will receive complimentary birthday cake and ice cream before each trip, and all passengers can join the train crew in singing "Happy Birthday" to Car 20. Car 20 is the oldest operating interurban trolley in the United States. Fares are $4 for adults; $3 for seniors 65 and older, and $2 for children ages 3-11. Kids younger than 3 ride for free. (847) 697-4676 or foxtrolley.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Look to the skies
Hot air balloon rides, food, entertainment and fireworks are part of the fun at Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival at Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. Fireworks take place at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 1. Daily admission is $5, free for children 5 and younger, and free on Sunday for veterans and military personnel and for Lisle residents from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit eyestotheskies.org. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 1

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. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Social
Dig in to an ice cream treat and watch the Mundelein Days Parade pass by at the Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Social at the Community Protestant Church, United Church of Christ, 418 N. Prairie Ave., Mundelein. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, and bring your sweet tooth for the ice cream. Free admission. (847) 566-4000. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Austen in Elgin
Janus Theater Company pairs a couple of romantic comedies for its second summer repertory series. Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" stars Cady Leinicke as the proud Elizabeth and Robert Richardson as the prejudiced Darcy. "Pride & Prejudice" opens at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., Elgin. $15-$17. (847) 841-1713 or janustheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Sinatra's songs
BrightSide Theatre presents "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. $18-$22. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. Final performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Hi-Infidelity
The pop/rock group Hi-Infidelity performs an outdoor evening concert at Geneva Commons, Randall and Bricher roads, Geneva. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Free admission. (630) 262-0044 or shopgenevacommons.com. 5 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Go the way of the ukulele
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro headlines a concert that includes jazz and rock at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Reserved seats cost $45; lawn $21-$26. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 1

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