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Sunday picks: Ravinia hosts a day of classical music

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  • Pianist Daniil Trifonov presents a classical concert at Sunday in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival.

      Pianist Daniil Trifonov presents a classical concert at Sunday in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival.
    Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

  • Aeroshell planes will entertain the crowds for the annual Chicago Air & Water Show this weekend.

      Aeroshell planes will entertain the crowds for the annual Chicago Air & Water Show this weekend.
    Courtesy of the City of Chicago

  • With owner Susan Esbrook of Arlington Heights looking on, redbone coon hound Tally gets her fortune told by Madame Mookus, alias Char Padovani, right, at a previous edition of the Bark for Live event.

      With owner Susan Esbrook of Arlington Heights looking on, redbone coon hound Tally gets her fortune told by Madame Mookus, alias Char Padovani, right, at a previous edition of the Bark for Live event.
    Daily Herald File Photo by Bill Zars/bzars@dailyhe

  • Learn how the pioneers used the pickling process for food at the "Pickle Palooza" event at the Durant House Museum in St. Charles.

      Learn how the pioneers used the pickling process for food at the "Pickle Palooza" event at the Durant House Museum in St. Charles.
    Courtesy of the Durant House Museum

  • Marc Anthony teams up with Chayanne and Marco A. Solis for the tour Giagantes at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Sunday, Aug. 19.

      Marc Anthony teams up with Chayanne and Marco A. Solis for the tour Giagantes at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Sunday, Aug. 19.

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By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Elburn Days
The 83rd Annual Elburn Days celebration includes a 5K race, mud volleyball, carnival rides, food, music, raffles and more at Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn, and at other downtown Elburn areas. Free general admission. (630) 365-6315 or elburnlions.com. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Soaring high
The Chicago Air & Water Show, one of the most exhilarating free shows of the year, takes flight over North Avenue Beach this weekend. This year's headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Army Parachute Team The Golden Knights and the Navy Parachute Team The Leap Frogs. Civilian aircraft performers are the returning Aeroshell Aerobatics Team and the Lima Lima Flight Crew. Public transportation is recommended, but there will be parking at Millennium Garages at 5 S. Columbus Drive; Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave.; and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. Visit choosechicago.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Fine art and wine in Long Grove
More than 120 artists will display and sell paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry and more at the Long Grove Fine Art & Wine Festival, at Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads, Long Grove. Artists will create one-of-a-kind pieces for commissions. Don't miss the wine tasting, live music and food. Free admission. Free parking at Stempel Parking Lot. (847) 634-0888 or longgroveonline.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Be like Mark Twain
Build a model raft, whitewash a fence and participate in other activities to learn about Mark Twain's America at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Activities included with admission of $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 youth 4-12, free for Naperville residents, members and children 3 and younger. (630) 420-6010 or napersettlement.museum. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Flying high at the Sand Bar
Catch the Chicago Air & Water show from the best seat in the house -- the Sand Bar Beer Garden, a pop-up beer garden with unlimited food and drink located at the northeast corner of the North Avenue Beach Boat House. The beer garden will be serving Miller Lite, Coors Light, Goose Island 312 and sangria. Eats include barbecue chicken breasts, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, salads, chips and fruit. Tickets for Friday cost $60, and Saturday and Sunday cost $75. To buy tickets, see castawayschicago.com/sandbar. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

South Elgin Riverfest Express
The South Elgin Riverfest Express features a carnival, music, a craft show, food, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sunday and more at Panton Mill Park, 10 N. Water St., South Elgin. Free admission. Visit riverfestexpress.net. Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Franklin exposed
Steel Beam Theatre presents a limited run of "Born British, Died American," a play examining the life and contributions of Benjamin Franklin. See it at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. $20. (630) 587-8521 or steelbeamtheatre.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

'The Merchant of Venice'
This weekend is your last chance to catch First Folio Theatre's production of "The Merchant of Venice" at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Shakespeare's classic problem play focuses on a money lender who demands an unusual and revengeful form of payment. $20-$37. (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org. 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Dogs for a cause
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life returns again this Sunday to the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. There's a one-mile walk with your dog, plus contests and games afterward. $25 preregistration fee per dog, plus donation commitment. (888) 732-7784 or barkforlifenws.com or searscentre.com. 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Celebrating Japan
Learn about the culture of Japan at the Malott Japanese Garden Summer Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. The festival includes a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, storytelling, a drum performance and harp music form the Chicago Koto Group. Kids' crafts include making Japanese kites and origami paper lantern boats. Admission to the garden is free. Parking is $20 per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

In a pickle
Learn how pioneer families kept themselves fed, thanks to the process of pickling, at the Pickle Palooza event at the Durant House Museum, at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles. Museum staff and docents provide background, and guests can sample a variety of pickled fare. $2 for adults, and $1 for children. (630) 377-6424 or ppfv.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Mozart seria
Mozart's early opera seria work "Idomeneo" receives an intimate concert staging by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with singers like Richard Croft, Susanna Phillips, Morris Robinson and more at the Ravinia Festival's Martin Theatre, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $80 reserved; $10 lawn seating. $90 ticket and dining package. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Classical pianist
Pianist Daniil Trifonov presents a classical concert including works by Chopin and Debussy in the Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10. No lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

Triple Latin bill
Lovers of modern Latin music won't want to miss the concert Gigantes since Marc Anthony, Chayanne & Marco A. Solis all share the same bill this Sunday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $56-$176. $20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19

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