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  • Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby ("Peter Pan") will appear in a special Broadway in Chicago Concert season preview at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago on Monday, Aug. 6.

      Tony Award-nominee Cathy Rigby ("Peter Pan") will appear in a special Broadway in Chicago Concert season preview at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago on Monday, Aug. 6.

  • Pop star and composer Cyndi Lauper ("Kinky Boots") will make a special appear in the Broadway in Chicago Concert season preview at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago on Monday, Aug. 6.

      Pop star and composer Cyndi Lauper ("Kinky Boots") will make a special appear in the Broadway in Chicago Concert season preview at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago on Monday, Aug. 6.

  • Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias appear in concert together at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, Aug. 3.

      Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias appear in concert together at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, Aug. 3.
    Associated Press

  • A boat sported Uncle Sam and Snoopy imagery at a previous year's Fox Lake Venetian Night.

      A boat sported Uncle Sam and Snoopy imagery at a previous year's Fox Lake Venetian Night.
    Daily Herald File Photo

  • Former Disney Channel actress and pop star Demi Lovato makes her debut at Ravinia on Saturday, Aug. 4.

      Former Disney Channel actress and pop star Demi Lovato makes her debut at Ravinia on Saturday, Aug. 4.

  • Ann Hampton Callaway will sing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a special Ravinia Festival concert honoring "Wizard of Oz" composer/lyricist Harold Arlen.

      Ann Hampton Callaway will sing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a special Ravinia Festival concert honoring "Wizard of Oz" composer/lyricist Harold Arlen.

  • Find out the name of the newest resident fox snake at the Volo Bog State Natural Area on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

      Find out the name of the newest resident fox snake at the Volo Bog State Natural Area on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
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  • The Wiggles bid adieu to three retiring original members -- Murray Cook (Red Wiggle), Greg Page (Yellow Wiggle) and Jeff Fatt (Purple Wiggle) on a special worldwide tour that comes through Rosemont. Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) will continue on with the group.

      The Wiggles bid adieu to three retiring original members -- Murray Cook (Red Wiggle), Greg Page (Yellow Wiggle) and Jeff Fatt (Purple Wiggle) on a special worldwide tour that comes through Rosemont. Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) will continue on with the group.
    Associated Press

 
 

Broadway sampler
Get a taste of Broadway tours and tryouts coming to Chicago at the Broadway in Chicago Concert Monday at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, near Columbus Drive and Randolph Street, Chicago. "Kinky Boots" composer Cyndi Lauper, "Peter Pan" star Cathy Rigby and cast members from shows like "War Horse," "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and more are slated to appear. No admission charge. (312) 742-1168 or broadwayinchicago.com. 6:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6

Pop power
Latino pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias appear in concert with opening act Frankie J Friday at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $29.50-$199.50. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3

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Floating pageant
Decorate your boat or just sit bankside and watch the floating parade with fireworks during the Fox Lake Venetian Night Saturday at Pistakee Lake/Dockers, 33 W. Grand Ave., Fox Lake. No admission charge. (847) 587-2151 or foxlake.org. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4

Lacrosse expo
Expect to see plenty of lacrosse fans cheering on exhibition matches between Team USA and the Chicago Outlaws (on Saturday) and Team USA and all-stars from the Midwest Indoor Lacrosse Association (on Sunday) as part of the US Lacrosse Exhibition Weekend at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $12; $20 weekend pass. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

Lovato debut
Catch former Disney Channel actress ("Sonny with a Chance") and singer/songwriter Demi Lovato in her Ravinia Festival debut Saturday at 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $27-$32 lawn tickets, $50 pavilion. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4

Arlen ardor
Celebrate the songs of composer Harold Arlen ("The Wizard of Oz") when Tony Award-winning conductor Ted Sperling leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with guest vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and the jazzy John Pizzarelli Quartet Sunday at Ravinia, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10 lawn tickets, $40-$70 pavilion. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

Slick and scaly
Find out the name of the new resident fox snake and take part in specially themed "reptilian games" as part of Reptile Day at the Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. No charge, but reservations requested. (815) 344-1294. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7

Retiring Wiggles
The Wiggles aren't breaking up, but three of the four original members of the hit Australian children's band are retiring after their current world tour. So now's your last chance locally to see Jeff Fatt (Purple Wiggle), Murray Cook (Red Wiggle) and Greg Page (Yellow Wiggle) this Thursday at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $15.50-$85.50. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9

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