Best bets: County fair season in full swing
A fair affair
The 84th Annual Lake County Fair features a Motocross, monster trucks, a demolition derby, carnival, games, rides and more starting Wednesday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $10; $5 kids and seniors. (847) 680-7200 or lcfair.com. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, July 25-28, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, July 29
If you've enjoyed comedian Steve Rannazzisi in FX's "The League," MTV's "Punk'd" or even the film "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," then don't miss his weekend performances at Zanies Comedy Club, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $30 plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28
Share memories of the late and great Cubs third baseman as part of Ron Santo Night, a Saturday benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation featuring an appearance by his son, Jeff Santo, and a documentary screening of "This Old Cub." It's at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $15-$25. (888) 695-0888 or oshows.com. 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28
Experience the amazing vocal range of Broadway and pop singer Linda Eder ("Jekyll and Hyde") this Saturday at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. $30. (847) 499-5000 or viper-alley.com. 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28
The Woodstock Mozart Festival returns with a concert featuring Chicago keyboard artist David Schrader playing an all-Mozart program this weekend at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock. $30-$52. (815) 338-5300 or mozartfest.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29
Holst's "The Planets" has been named this summer's "One Score, One Chicago" selection, so hear it as performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with conductor John Axelrod, alongside pianist Gabriela Montero (who plays Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor) this Wednesday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10 lawn tickets, $40-$70 pavilion tickets. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31
Piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick teams up with Kidz Bop Kids for a special performance this Wednesday at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $34.50-$49.50. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1
Chicago's famed sketch comedy troupe The Second City journeys out to the suburbs with a revue called Girls' Night Out starting Thursday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $28.50-$33.50. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Aug. 2 to Sept. 8
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