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  • Daily Herald File PhotoTom Drebenstedt, left, of Chicago, Chris Aupperle of Rockford and Kathy Chilis of Chicago enjoyed looking at a 1958 Porsche 356A (T2) Speedster during a previous year's Geneva Concours d'Elegance classic car show.

      Daily Herald File PhotoTom Drebenstedt, left, of Chicago, Chris Aupperle of Rockford and Kathy Chilis of Chicago enjoyed looking at a 1958 Porsche 356A (T2) Speedster during a previous year's Geneva Concours d'Elegance classic car show.

  • Daily Herald file photoThousands of art fans flock to the annual outdoor Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park.

      Daily Herald file photoThousands of art fans flock to the annual outdoor Port Clinton Art Festival in Highland Park.

  • Comedian Bryan Callen is set to perform "The Man Class Tour" at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Bryan Callen is set to perform "The Man Class Tour" at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

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By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Not your average car show
Head out to the Geneva Concours d'Elegance, at Third and State streets, to see participants from across the country display antique, classic and modern automobiles. Free. Visit genevachamber.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

Port Clinton Art Festival
The juried outdoor Port Clinton Art Festival brings artwork from more than 260 artists from around the world to downtown Highland Park. The event takes place at Central Avenue, and at 1st and 2nd streets, Highland Park. Highlights include the Taste of Highland Park, music, kids' activities and more. Free admission. Visit portclintonartfestival.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

Ivanhoe Heritage Festival
Mundelein's Ivanhoe Congregational Church hosts its Ivanhoe Heritage Festival, featuring a chicken and corn roast, an arts and crafts show, blacksmithing and spinning demonstrations, a bake sale, live music, kids' activities and more. Free admission. Ivanhoe Congregational Church is at 21078 West Route 176, Mundelein. (847) 566-5204 or ivanhoechurch.org. Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Chicken and corn roast from noon to 5 p.m.; craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts
Glen Ellyn plays host to its annual Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts at Lake Ellyn, Linden Street and Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Guests can see a wide variety of artwork in this juried fine art show. Other highlights include musical entertainment, food and more. Free admission. Visit glenellynlions.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

How does your garden grow?
Garden enthusiasts can tour heirloom gardens and meet Midwestern growers who are displaying heirloom flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables at the Heirloom Garden Show at Garfield Farm Museum, on Garfield Road off Route 38, Campton Hills. Admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for children under age 13. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

It's a Street Fest
Head to the Downtown Palatine Street Fest, at Slade and Brockway streets, for music, food vendors and family entertainment. Free admission; free parking at Gateway Center parking deck, at Smith and Colfax streets. (847) 359-9050 or palatinestreetfest.com. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

Golf for veterans
Help support The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans this Sunday by joining the Golf Outing and Texas BBQ fundraiser at Klein Creek Golf Club, 1N633 Pleasant Hill Road, Winfield. $125 individual golfer; $500 golf party of four; $50 dinner-only reservation. (630) 871-8387 or helpaveteran.org. 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

'Rhinoceros' in Naperville
The Organic Theater Company remounts its 2012 production of Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros" at North Central College's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. The action unfolds in a small town with the sudden appearance of a rhinoceros. More follow as residents transform until only one man remains, a man who refuses to relinquish his humanity. Artistic director Alexander Gleman directs. $20, $30. (630) 637-7469 or organictheater.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

TimeLine's 'Variations'
TimeLine Theatre Company opens its 16th season with director Nick Bowling's Chicago-area premiere of Moises Kaufman's "33 Variations." Janet Ulrich Brooks plays an ailing music scholar trying to solve the mystery of why Ludwig van Beethoven (Terry Hamilton) devoted the final years of his life to composing variations on a mediocre waltz by music publisher Anton Diabelli. See it at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $22-$42. (773) 327-5252 or timelinetheatre.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Military music
U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America presents an outdoor concert at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Bring chairs or blankets for seating. Free with paid $5 parking fee. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

Lions and lagers
Sample a wide variety of premium microbrews at the Zoo Brew celebration in the pavilions at Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield. This 21-and-older beer-tasting event features more than 40 craft beers from 14 breweries. Food will be available for purchase. Don't miss the live music and a silent auction. The cost is $45 per person (zoo members receive a $10 discount) and includes tickets for 20 3-ounce samples, a commemorative glass, admission to the zoo and parking. Photo ID is required. Tickets are limited. Go to czs.org/zoobrew or call (708) 688-8000. 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

Manly laughs
Expect plenty of testosterone-fueled laughs when comedian Bryan Callen ("The Hangover," "The Hangover II") brings "The Man Class Tour" to the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. $19-$22 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

Big names at Ravinia
John Hiatt and Combo with guest Steve Earle headlines the Ravinia Festival pavilion, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, tonight. $55; lawn $22-$27. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

Alison Krauss and Union Station
End your weekend with a rousing concert when Alison Krauss and Union Station bring their country/bluegrass sounds to the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $75-$95. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

20 years ago ...
Steve Albini is a giant in the local indie-rock world because of his wizardry as a producer, his commitment to business ethics and his acerbic wit. But he's also an accomplished musician, and his current group, Shellac, is celebrating 20 years of making bracing and intelligent rock 'n' roll. The band, a bruising trio that features Todd Trainer on drums, Bob Weston on bass and Albini on guitars and vocals, will play three 20th-anniversary shows at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Shellac always puts on a scorching live show -- don't miss them. $16. Go to lincolnhallchicago.com. 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

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