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Sunday picks: Callaway honors 'Oz' composer at Ravinia

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  • Singer Ann Hampton Callaway joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Aug. 5, for a musical tribute to composer Harold Arlen at Ravinia Festival.

      Singer Ann Hampton Callaway joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Aug. 5, for a musical tribute to composer Harold Arlen at Ravinia Festival.
    Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

  • Honor circus artists of the past and celebrate the world of circus clowns on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the 13th Annual Celebration of International Clown Week at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

      Honor circus artists of the past and celebrate the world of circus clowns on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the 13th Annual Celebration of International Clown Week at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park.

  • Australian children's entertainers 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 stops at the Akoo in Rosemont. Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) will continue on with the group.

      Australian children's entertainers 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 stops at the Akoo in Rosemont. Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) will continue on with the group.
    Associated Press File Photo

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By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

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

Antique Tool Show and Sale
The Early American Industries Association and the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association host their annual Antique Tool Show and Sale at Garfield Farm Museum, on Garfield Road, off Route 38, Campton Hills. Collectors will display and sell a variety of tools. Admission is $6; $2 for kids. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

World of Faeries Festival
Storytelling, arts and crafts, food and games are highlights of the annual World of Faeries Festival at Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin. Guests are welcome to dress in costumes. $8-$11. Free for children ages 12 and younger. Visit theworldoffaeries.com or vasaparkil.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

McHenry County Fair
Concerts, livestock exhibits, 4-H events, a demolition derby, truck and tractor pulls, food and other family activities are part of the fun at the annual McHenry County Fair, at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, Route 47 and Country Club Road, Woodstock. $3-$7. Free for ages 7 and younger. (815) 338-5315 or mchenrycountyfair.com. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

Lolla's last day!
The Grand Poo-bah of local music festivals ends today in Chicago's Grant Park. Suburban music fans will be able to choose from tons of bands, from heavyweight headliners like Jack White and Florence + The Machine to any number of up-and-coming artists. Unfortunately, it's sold out. For a full schedule, directions and other information, go to lollapalooza.com. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

'Willows' at Morton
Theatre-Hikes presents John Morely's adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic children's novel "The Wind in the Willows" at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Matthew Powell directs the play with music that centers around the woodland adventures of Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger. $13-$19. (630) or theatre-hikes.org. 1 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 26

'The Blues: From the Heart and Soul'
Learn about the history of the Chicago blues music scene and about some legendary blues performers at "The Blues: From the Heart & Soul" exhibit at the Lake County Discovery Museum, at 27277 N. Forest Preserve Road, Wauconda. See everything from playbills and original musical instruments to autographs of blues greats. $2.50-$6. Free for ages 3 and younger. (847) 968-3400 or lcfpd.org. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

Send in the clowns
Honor circus artists of the past and celebrate the world of circus clowns at the 13th Annual Celebration of International Clown Week, at Woodlawn Cemetery, 7750 W. Cermak Road, Forest Park. The cemetery's west end, known as Showmen's Rest, is the final resting place for many circus artists. Event highlights include speakers, the laying of flowers, circus arts performances, kids' activities, refreshments and many, many clowns. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For all ages. Free admission. Visit performforthelove.com/showmensrest. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

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

'Legally Blonde'
ArtReach Educational Theatre, in partnership with Spotlite Theatrix Production Company, presents "Legally Blonde." This Broadway musical adaptation of the popular film focuses on a fashion-conscious Californian who goes to Harvard Law School to pursue her ex-boyfriend but instead finds her own success. The program takes place at the Meadows Center Auditorium, 2550 W. Golf Road, Rolling Meadows. $16-$18. (847) 372-7798 or artreachspotlite.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

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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