Best bets: Giordano Dance swings into CLC Sunday
Giordano Dance Chicago bills itself as the original jazz dance company, and it celebrates its 50th anniversary this season, including a stop Sunday at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $28-$39; $27-$38 seniors; $13 kids. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/tickets or www.giordanodance.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
Improv comedy is feted at the Four Star Comedy Fest, which features workshops and performances by troupes like Baby Wants Candy, Cook County Social Club and headliner Uncles Brother featuring former "Saturday Night Live" star Tim Meadows Saturday at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. $39-$99. navypier.com. 1 to 4 p.m. comedy and improv workshops and 6 to 11 p.m. performances Saturday, Oct. 6
Women in mind
More than 80 women artists from Illinois and across the country are featured in the new exhibit "The Personal is Political: The Transformative Power of Women's Art" now at the Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. (847) 635-2633 or www.oakton.edu/museum. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; through Friday, Oct. 26
Soprano Christine Goerke makes her local debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Richard Strauss' gripping Greek drama opera adaptation of "Elektra," presented in a new production by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. The seven-performance run begins Saturday at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $79-$425 opening night; $34-$239 regular run. (312) 332-2244, ext. 5600, or lyricopera.org. 6:30 p.m. gala opening Saturday, Oct. 6; also at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10; Saturday, Oct. 13; Friday, Oct. 19; Monday, Oct. 22; Tuesday, Oct. 30; and 2 p.m. matinee Friday, Oct. 26
If you love Indian Bollywood films, then don't miss out on the Dandiya Dhamal 2012 dance celebration with stars Saumya Tandon and Tina Dutta and more this Saturday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $15-$20. (847) 303-4100 or (224) 392-2466 or dandiyadhamal.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
Conductor Andres Franco and violinist Elena Urioste guest star with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the Latin concert "Night of Enchantment" featuring works by Piazzolla, Revueltas, Copland and more this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $18-$68. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
Baby, baby, Amy, Amy
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Christian pop star Amy Grant performs Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $65-$75. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
Fall in love again
Dionne Warwick knew how to work the 1960s songs of composer Burt Bacharach and others in her long-lasting pop career. Catch this celebrated Grammy Award-winning star this weekend at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $50-$65. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7
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