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posted: 7/22/2012 5:00 AM

Sunday picksSeal in concert at Ravinia

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  • R&B and soul singer Seal, pictured above, is set to headline in a concert at Ravinia Festival.

    R&B and soul singer Seal, pictured above, is set to headline in a concert at Ravinia Festival.
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and Laura Stewart,

Seal on the stage

Soul and R&B singer and songwriter Seal takes to the pavilion stage for a concert at Ravinia Festival. Special guest Macy Gray also performs. Ravinia Festival is at 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Tickets $80, lawn seats $33-$38. (847) 266-5100 or 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22

Vernon Hills Summer Celebration

Vernon Hills invites everyone to its Summer Celebration in Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Enjoy live music, a carnival, children's activities, a beer garden, bingo and more. Shuttle service from the Westfield Hawthorn shopping center is available. Free admission. (847) 367-3700 or 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 22

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 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22

Fine arts in Buffalo Grove

The Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Arts Festival hosts more than 160 juried artists from around the globe. Other highlights include live music, a variety of fare and kids' activities, including an interactive art scavenger hunt. The event takes place at the Buffalo Grove Town Center, at Route 83 and Lake-Cook Road. Free admission and parking. For information, go to amdur 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22

Quilt and Textile Show

Browse more than 150 historical and contemporary quilts at the Quilt and Textile Show, in Shannon Hall in Eastside Community Center, at Wilson and Van Buren streets in Batavia. Guests can also shop for a variety of items and view demonstrations. Admission: $5-$6, children under 10 free. (630) 406-5275 or or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22

Fresh foods

Noted local chefs teach guests about preparing garden-fresh food at the "Garden Chef Series" at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Luca Corazzina, of the restaurant 312 Chicago, is the chef in the spotlight on Sunday, July 22. Cooking demonstrations take place in the Regenstein Fruit and Vegetable Garden. Seating is first-come, first-served. Admission to the garden is free. Parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440 or 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22

Denny Diamond

Vocalist Denny Diamond presents a musical tribute to legendary rocker Neil Diamond in the band shell at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with paid $5 parking fee. (630) 668-5161 or 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22

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