Rockin' fireworks: Brighten up your Labor Day weekend with a special Rock & Roll Fireworks Show on Saturday at the entertainment complex at MB Financial Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. No admission charge. rosemont.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1
Fans of the Coen Brothers' 1998 cult classic film "The Big Lebowski" won't want to miss this chance to go bowling at Tivoli Bowl, 938 Warren Ave., Downers Grove, before catching a midnight film screening on Friday at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $2 to bowl and $5 for the film. (630) 968-0219 or classiccinemas.com;http://classiccinemas.com;http://classiccinemas.com. Film screening begins at midnight Friday, Aug. 3
September 1: Civil War Encampment, Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 S. York Road, Oak Brook: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2. 10th Illinois Regiment. Free. (630) 920-9720 or grauemill.org. Richard's picks:
September 1-3: Schaumburg Septemberfest, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3. Schaumburg's 42nd annual Septemberfest features an arts & crafts show with 250 vendors, a bingo tent, a carnival with 18 rides, local and main stage entertainment, and pony rides.
September 2: Schaumburg Septemberfest Fireworks: Schaumburg Municipal Grounds, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg: Schaumburg's Septemberfest fireworks show will be at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. In case of rain, the fireworks will be rescheduled to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3. Visit ci.schaumburg.il.us.
September 3: Schaumburg Septemberfest Parade, Schaumburg: Begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, and moves north on Summit Drive along a two-mile route from Wise Road to Stock Port Lane. This year's parade theme is "Life on the Farm." Visit ci.schaumburg.il.us.