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Sunday picks: Dionne Warwick in Naperville

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  • R&B and pop star Dionne Warwick headlines North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville on Sunday, Oct. 7.

      R&B and pop star Dionne Warwick headlines North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville on Sunday, Oct. 7.

  • Vote for your favorite scarecrow at the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival.

      Vote for your favorite scarecrow at the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival.
    Daily Herald file photo by Laura Stoecker/lstoecke

  • Giordano Dance Chicago makes a touring stop at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake as part of its 50th anniversary.

      Giordano Dance Chicago makes a touring stop at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake as part of its 50th anniversary.

  • Video: Video: Suburban weekend

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

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 at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $50-$65. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Scarecrows, scarecrows everywhere!
Yes, the scarecrow contest featuring more than 150 handcrafted scarecrows competing for visitors' votes is the centerpiece of the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival, but there's much more. Enjoy the "Canine Corner," Autumn on the Fox arts and crafts show, a concert by Arra, an ice-cream-eating contest, plus the requisite carnival, petting zoo, food and more in Lincoln Park, at Main and Fourth streets. Free admission. Visit scarecrowfest.com. 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Cider Fest
Head to the 35th annual Cider Fest for entertainment by "Charlie B. and Friends," demonstrations of old tools, a barn raising, harvest demonstrations, antique clothing, a white-elephant sale and food at the McHenry County Historical Society Museum, 6422 Main St. in Union. The museum, the Gannon 1843 log cabin and the 1895 West Harmony one-room school will be open all day. Free admission. (815) 923-2267 or mchsonline.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Harvest Days
Join Garfield Farm Museum volunteers in a celebration of the season at Harvest Days at the Garfield Farm Museum, on Garfield Road, off Route 38, Campton Hills. Highlights include demonstrations of farm and household skills, 19th-century music and food. $3-$6. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Bonner Country Fair
Take part in crafts and games, visit the animals at the petting zoo and more at the Bonner Country Fair at Bonner Heritage Farm, on the north side of Sand Lake Road, west of Route 45, Lindenhurst. Admission is $3; kids age 3 and younger admitted free. (847) 367-6640 or lcfpd.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Bill's tailgate for toys
A tailgate party and toy drive at Bill's Pizza and Pub, 624 S. Lake St., Mundelein, will benefit the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation. Come early for the tailgate and stick around to watch the Bears take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at 3:05 p.m. Bring a toy and get $2 in Bill's bucks to use on a Bill's pizza or other treats. Ten percent of all proceeds from the day goes to the foundation. (847) 566-5380 or billspizzapub.com. 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Operetta favs
Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar and Sigmund Romberg are among the composers whose music Light Opera Works features as part of its latest show, "Operetta's Greatest Hits." Artistic director Rudy Hogenmiller directs and choreographs the show, which features Natalie Ford, James Rank, George Andrew Wolff, Alicia Berneche, Matthew Geibel and Colette Ford, at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Maple Ave., Evanston. $30-$60. (847) 920-5360 or lightoperaworks.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7; runs through Oct. 14

Classically Latin
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. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Dance commemoration
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

Comic temptation
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents "Do Not Push," a show inspired by the antics of Britain's Mr. Bean (played by Rowan Atkinson) that combines clowning and comedy about a man charged with guarding a special button that he is forbidden to push. The show, at 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, is part of the Metropolis comedy series. $15. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Spend Sunday with The GoGos
"Girls' Nite Out With The GoGos, featuring Belinda Carlisle" takes over the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles, Sunday. This pop/rock concert benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Tickets start at $59. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

Joss in concert
Joss Stone performs her brand of soul and R&B at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. Tickets cost $37.50. (800) 745-3000. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7

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