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Sunday picks: Laugh hard with Doug Benson at Zanies

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  • Comedian Dog Benson will make a special appearance at Zanies in Rosemont on Sunday, Oct. 21.

      Comedian Dog Benson 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 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 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

  • Get some helpful pumpkin-carving tips from professional carvers at the "Boo! at the Zoo" celebration at Brookfield Zoo.

      Get some helpful pumpkin-carving tips from professional carvers at the "Boo! at the Zoo" celebration at Brookfield Zoo.
    Courtesy of the Chicago Zoological Society

  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Anna Lopez and Garrett Anderson perform choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's "One Thousand Pieces" at the Harris Theater in Chicago this weekend.

      Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Anna Lopez and Garrett Anderson perform choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's "One Thousand Pieces" at the Harris Theater in Chicago this weekend.
    COURTESY OF TODD ROSENBERG PHOTOGRAPHY/HUBBARD STR

  • Video: Video: Suburban weekend

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

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

Form, Function, Craftsmanship
The Chicago Suburban Antiques Dealers Association's 38th Annual Fall Fox Valley Antiques Show -- Form, Function, Craftsmanship -- takes place at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Shoppers can see an array of Americana art, 18th- and 19th-century furniture, jewelry, textiles and other folk art items. Proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum. Admission is $8. csada.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Everyone say 'Boo!'
Get into the Halloween spirit at the annual "Creatures of the Night" celebration at Brookfield Zoo, First Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield. Families can enjoy both spooky and non-spooky events. Walk the "Trail of Terror" or ride "The Haunted Tram" through Zombieville. Younger children might like the "Crazed Maize," a "Monster Mash Dance Party" and other lighthearted events. Guests can also explore the zoo's temporary "Xtreme BUGS exhibit." For those who want to join in the fun during the day, the annual "Boo! at the Zoo" runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Activities are free with paid $8-$12 zoo admission. Free parking after 6 p.m. (708) 688-8000 or CZS.org. "Creatures of the Night" runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

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" at Forest Home Cemetery, 863 Des Plaines, Forest Park. $15. (708) 848-6755 or oprfhistory.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Des Plaines celebrates the arts
The Des Plaines Arts Festival is showcased at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines. Highlights include a musical and dance performances, improv comedy, a community mural creation, painting, printmaking, scratchboard drawing demos, art contests, poetry, storytelling and more. Free admission. (847) 376-2789 or dppl.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

'Macbeth'
GreenMan Theatre presents "Macbeth," William Shakespeare's tragedy about a murderous thane and his wife who are willing to commit regicide to gain the Scottish throne. See it at the First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. $15-$17. (630) 464-2646 or greenmantheatre.com (630) 834-2440. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Havana heat
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra celebrates Latin music with special guests violinist Isabella Lippi and trumpeter Ross Beacraft at Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, $18-$68. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Clockwise gets soulful
Cassandra Ellwing and Marjie Southerland star in Clockwise Theatre's first musical "Soul Sisters," a musical about an African-American woman and a Jewish woman who find common ground through their life experiences. The score consists of traditional and popular songs like "God Bless the Child" and "Miriam's Song." Joyce Becker Lee directs the productions, which is being staged at 221 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20. (847) 775-1500 or clockwisetheatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

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. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Remembering Ray
The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra performs its "Beyond Ordinary: Music in Memory of Ray Bradbury" concert at Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan. $7-$15. Free for students ages 18 and younger. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. (847) 360-4740. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

Local H at Montrose Room
Catch Local H Sunday at the Montrose Room at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. At the bar, cool off with $5 Half Acre beers and $5 select mixed drinks. Or try the signature martinis served in glasses made of ice for $9-$12. General admission is $15. (847) 544-5300 or montroseroom.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21

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