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  • More than 2,000 candles in honor of U.S. veterans will light up the night at Cantigny Park and the First Division Museum as part of the annual Luminary Tribute.

      More than 2,000 candles in honor of U.S. veterans will light up the night at Cantigny Park and the First Division Museum as part of the annual Luminary Tribute.
    Courtesy of Jeff Reiter

  • Comedian Christina Pazsitzky performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Christina Pazsitzky performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • A live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor" will be staged at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on Saturday, Nov. 10.

      A live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor" will be staged at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on Saturday, Nov. 10.

  • Jamie Hyneman, left, and Adam Savage, stars of the Discovery Channel show "MythBusters," bring their live arena show, "MythBusters: Behind the Myths," to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

      Jamie Hyneman, left, and Adam Savage, stars of the Discovery Channel show "MythBusters," bring their live arena show, "MythBusters: Behind the Myths," to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

  • Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge comes to the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 10, with her 4th Street Feeling Tour.

      Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge comes to the Chicago Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 10, with her 4th Street Feeling Tour.
    Associated Press

  • Mary Wilson of The Supremes stars in James Gavin's "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project" at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

      Mary Wilson of The Supremes stars in James Gavin's "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project" at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

  • James Gavin's "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project" starring Mary Wilson of The Supremes is set for College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

      James Gavin's "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project" starring Mary Wilson of The Supremes is set for College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake.

  • Larry Holmes' painting "Conditioned Response" is part of the exhibit "Hear No Evil" at North Central College's Oesterle Library Gallery in Naperville starting Sunday, Nov. 11.

      Larry Holmes' painting "Conditioned Response" is part of the exhibit "Hear No Evil" at North Central College's Oesterle Library Gallery in Naperville starting Sunday, Nov. 11.

  • Hear the world premiere of "Fanfare for Elmhurst" during the Elmhurst Symphony's "Heroic Beethoven" concert at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church on Sunday, Nov. 11.

      Hear the world premiere of "Fanfare for Elmhurst" during the Elmhurst Symphony's "Heroic Beethoven" concert at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church on Sunday, Nov. 11.

 
 

Honoring veterans
Among the many community parades and ceremonies to commemorate Veterans Day this weekend, perhaps one of the most moving is the annual Luminary Display to honor American soldiers featuring 2,200 candles on display. Contemplate the sacrifices veterans have made to the country at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission on Friday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 11. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. Sunset to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Christina lately
She's a TV regular on "Chelsea Lately" on E! and on Tru TV's "World's Dumbest," but you can see comedian Christina Pazsitzky in person this weekend when she performs her stand-up routine at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. $17-$19 plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Radio variety
Be a part of the audience for a live broadcast of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" with guests like Peter Sagal ("Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me"), Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn and more at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $42-$67. (800) 982-2787or auditoriumtheatre.org. 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Raised voices
The Elgin Choral Union performs a concert of "Sacred Connections" by composers like Handel, Faure and more with guest soprano Catalina Cuervo and composer Elbio Barilari at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $5-$23. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Myths & reality
Fans of those hands-on experimenters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of the Discovery series "MythBusters" won't want to miss their arena show "MythBusters: Behind the Myths" Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $37-$177. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Rocking out
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge rocks out with her 4th Street Feeling Tour Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $38-$103. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Legend as legend
Mary Wilson of The Supremes pays tribute to another pioneering 20th-century African-American entertainer by starring in James Gavin's "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project." Catch this show at two locations: College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $27-$38 adults; $26-$37 seniors; $15 teens. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/tickets. Then at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $45-$50. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Grayslake, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Naperville

Artful animals
Realist Pennsylvanian painter Larry Holmes explores man's place in the animal world in his exhibit "Hear No Evil" starting Sunday at North Central College's Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. Free admission. (630) 637-5300 or northcentralcollege.edu. Exhibit runs Sunday, Nov. 11, through Thursday, Jan. 10

Elmhurst fanfare
The Elmhurst Symphony teams up with the District 205 Brass Players for the concert "Heroic Beethoven," which features the world premiere of Terry Everson's piece "Fanfare for Elmhurst" at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 155 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. $29; $27 seniors; $7 students. (630) 941-0202 or elmhurstsymphony.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

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