Best bets: Cirque du Soleil does 'Michael Jackson'
Pop King spectacular
What happens when Cirque du Soleil teams up with the estate of Michael Jackson? The result is the touring spectacular dedicated to the late King of Pop called "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour," which plays this weekend at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $50-$175. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21
Pinette in Rosemont
Comedian John Pinette ("Seinfeld," "Hairspray") plays a rare club appearance this weekend at the new location of local comedy club franchise Zanies, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25-$30 plus a two-drink purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21
Opera soprano Patricia Racette and Broadway star Patti LuPone team up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a benefit concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Women's Board of Ravinia Festival this Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10 lawn tickets, $70-$100 pavilion. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21
The Flat Cats play swinging jazz and blues that you can dance to as part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series on Saturday at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Free admission. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21
International recording star Seal and special guest Macy Gray both make their Ravinia Festival debuts this Sunday at 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $33 lawn tickets, $80 pavilion. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22
Muntu Dance Theatre explores the future of African and African-American dance as part of its new voices/new vistas summer gala and concert with new work by choreographer Jeffery Page on Saturday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $15-$175. (312) 334-7777 or muntu.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21
Classic rock fans won't want to miss the one-night-only documentary screening of "The Who: Quadrophenia — Can You See The Real Me?" at select participating movie theaters ranging from Gurnee to Batavia on Tuesday. Tickets vary, but largely $12.50. See fathomevents.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24
More than 20 oversize robotic dragons perform with live actors in the touring arena spectacular DreamWorks' "How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" for a five-day run starting on Wednesday at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $26.50-$81.50. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29
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