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  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Anna Lopez and Garrett Anderson encircle choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo in front of Marc Chagall's America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago. The stained glass artwork inspired Cerrudo to create the dance work "One Thousand Pieces."

      Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Anna Lopez and Garrett Anderson encircle choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo in front of Marc Chagall's America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago. The stained glass artwork inspired Cerrudo to create the dance work "One Thousand Pieces."
    COURTESY OF TODD ROSENBERG PHOTOGRAPHY/HUBBARD STR

  • Cuban group Tiempo Libre joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the concert "A Night in Havana" on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

      Cuban group Tiempo Libre joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the concert "A Night in Havana" on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

  • Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl will perform at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Friday, Oct. 19.

      Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl will perform at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Friday, Oct. 19.

  • Seventh Heaven plays this weekend at two venues: Viper Alley in Lincolnshire and the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

      Seventh Heaven plays this weekend at two venues: Viper Alley in Lincolnshire and the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

  • Comedian Doug Benson, pictured here in the Comedy Central show "The Benson Interruption," will make a special appearance at Zanies in Rosemont on Sunday, Oct. 21.

      Comedian Doug Benson, pictured here in the Comedy Central show "The Benson Interruption," will make a special appearance at Zanies in Rosemont on Sunday, Oct. 21.
    COURTESY OF FRANK MICELOTTA/GETTY IMAGES

  • Actors portray martyrs of the Haymarket riot in the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest's "Tale of the Tombstones." The 21st annual walking tour is set for Sunday, Oct. 21.

      Actors portray martyrs of the Haymarket riot in the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest's "Tale of the Tombstones." The 21st annual walking tour is set for Sunday, Oct. 21.
    Courtesy of The Historical Society of Oak Park and

  • Tony Award-winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters will perform at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall on Thursday, Oct. 25.

      Tony Award-winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters will perform at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall on Thursday, Oct. 25.
    Courtesy of Andrew Eccles

 
 

Glassy Inspiration
Alejandro Cerrudo's "One Thousand Pieces" is the first full-length piece created for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, taking its inspiration from Marc Chagall's "America Windows" and using a score by Philip Glass. "One Thousand Pieces" continues this weekend at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$94. (312) 334-7777 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Havana heat
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra celebrates Latin music this weekend with special guests violinist Isabella Lippi and trumpeter Ross Beacraft (Friday and Sunday only) and Cuban band Tiempo Libre (Saturday only) at two venues:Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, $28-$48, and Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, $18-$68. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Schaumburg; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Elgin

Time Warp again
The cross-dressing mad scientist and his creations are back now that Williams Street Repertory revives its 2011 production of "The Rocky Horror Show" for five performances starting this weekend at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $22. (815) 356-9212, rauecenter.org or wsrep.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 27

Mexican traditions
Aurora's own Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl celebrates many regions, traditions and folk tales of Mexico in this colorfully cultural performance at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $25; $18 kids. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19

Heaven x 2
Local band Seventh Heaven plays both Lake and Cook County this weekend at two venues: Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, $10-$15, (847) 499-5000 or viper-alley.com, and Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, $20-$22, (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Lincolnshire; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Schaumburg

Hometown stories
Storytellers and professional actors relive significant moments of 125 Years of Arlington Heights history in performance Saturday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20

Talking dead
The dead rise up (via costumed actors) to lecture on their life and times in the 21st edition of Tale of the Tombstones, which carries the theme of "Parks, Preserves and a Deadly Excursion" Saturday at Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Des Plaines, Forest Park. $15. (708) 848-6755 or oprfhistory.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

High comedy
Comedian Doug Benson, known for his "Super High Me" and "The Marijuana-Logues," comes to the suburbs for a special engagement Sunday at Zanies Comedy Club, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $20 plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Broadway lady
Celebrated Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters ("Into the Woods," "Song and Dance," "Mack and Mabel") performs songs from her illustrious and long career on Broadway and in Hollywood at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $100-$125. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

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