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  • The 1937 Disney animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is brought to life as part of the touring arena show called Disney On Ice presents "Treasure Trove," coming to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont from Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 13-16.

      The 1937 Disney animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is brought to life as part of the touring arena show called Disney On Ice presents "Treasure Trove," coming to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont from Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 13-16.
    Courtesy of Feld Entertainment

  • Timon and Pumba from the 1994 Disney animated film "The Lion King" are set to make an appearance in the touring arena show Disney On Ice presents "Treasure Trove," coming to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont from Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 13-16.

      Timon and Pumba from the 1994 Disney animated film "The Lion King" are set to make an appearance in the touring arena show Disney On Ice presents "Treasure Trove," coming to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont from Thursday to Sunday, Sept. 13-16.
    Courtesy of Feld Entertainment

  • Yo-Yo Ma performs with The Knights at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Friday, Sept. 7.

      Yo-Yo Ma performs with The Knights at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Friday, Sept. 7.

  • Dawn Upshaw performs with The Knights at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Sunday, Sept. 9.

      Dawn Upshaw performs with The Knights at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Sunday, Sept. 9.

  • Kenny Rogers will perform at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

      Kenny Rogers will perform at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.
    Associated Press File Photo

  • Rusted Root performs Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire.

      Rusted Root performs Friday at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire.

  • Comedian Paul Reiser will appear at Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont.

      Comedian Paul Reiser will appear at Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont.

 
 

Disney dynasty
The catalog of 50 Disney animated films ranging from 1937's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to "Tangled" from 2010 are celebrated and brought to life in Disney On Ice presents "Treasure Trove," which begins Thursday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $13-$25; $50-$70 VIP and front-row seats. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 13-16, (Sept. 16 show in Spanish); 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14; and 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16

Closing Knights
The New York-based orchestra The Knights closes out the Ravinia Festival's 2012 summer season with some special star guests: cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman and opera soprano Dawn Upshaw in three weekend concerts at 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10-$15 lawn tickets, $75 pavilion or Martin Theatre tickets. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. Yo-Yo Ma at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7; Itzhak Perlman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8; and Dawn Upshaw at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9

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Kooky Judy
See how the nonsensical gets taken to new heights when award-winning comedian Judy Tenuta performs with guests Greg Glienna (a writer on "Meet the Parents") and host Alan Grafton this weekend at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway St., Chicago. $20-$35, plus a two-drink minimum purchase. (773) 327-3175 or laughfactory.com. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8

Gamblin' man
Hear country star Kenny Rogers sing his hit songs from the 1970s and '80s like "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands in the Stream" and more when he performs in concert at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $69-$125. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7

Rooted rock
Rusted Root,the Pittsburgh band famed for blending rock with roots music, performs with opening acts Mr. Blotto and Mike Himebaugh of Hello Dave at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. $30-$50; $75 meet-and-greet tickets. (847) 499-5000 or viper-alley.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7

Flashy chassis
Expect to see plenty of custom and classic vehicles from decades past and recent years at the Cruzin' the Mills Car Show Saturday at Gurnee Mills, 6170 W. Grand Ave., Parking Lot H, Gurnee. Free admission. (847) 23-7500 or gurneemills.com. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8

Mad about Paul
Comedian Paul Reiser is famed for TV sitcoms ("Mad About You," "My Two Dads"), films ("Beverly Hills Cop," "Aliens") and humorous books ("Couplehood," "Familyhood"). Catch him in a special standup comedy appearance Saturday at Zanies Comedy Club, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8

Hot stuff
If extremely spicy foods are your thing, don't miss the Inferno Fest, complete with cooking demonstrations, "fire-off" contests and samples of the hottest foods around at City Hall Park, 17 Highwood Ave., Highwood. Free. (847) 432-6000 or celebratehighwood.com. 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12

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