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Sunday picks: Get ready to laugh with Christina Pazsitzky

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

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

  • Max Daniels, at left, portrays Abraham Lincoln, and R.J. Lindsey plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "FDR & Lincoln Together: America in Crisis" at the Naper Settlement.

      Max Daniels, at left, portrays Abraham Lincoln, and R.J. Lindsey plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "FDR & Lincoln Together: America in Crisis" at the Naper Settlement.
    Courtesy of the Naper Settlement

  • More than 250,000 lights are showcased in the annual "Symphony in Lights" holiday light show at the Promenade Bolingbrook.

      More than 250,000 lights are showcased in the annual "Symphony in Lights" holiday light show at the Promenade Bolingbrook.
    Courtesy of Donna Scherner

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

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 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. 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Holiday Bazaar
Browse through a world market of unique gifts, housewares, jewelry and more at the Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Free admission (to the bazaar only, not to museum exhibits). (847) 967-4800 or ilholocaustmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

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Arts and crafts galore
More than 50 artists from the Midwest display and sell a selection of handcrafted items for autumn and the holiday season at The Grove's Arts & Craft Faire at The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview. $5 for adults; $1 for children, ages 12 and younger. (847) 299-6096 or groveartscraftfaire.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

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

'Dragons' in Rosemont
Dragon tribes take part in a circus tournament as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents "Dragons" at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $13. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com or allstatearena.com. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Drury Lane revives 'Rain'
The stage adaptation of the beloved movie musical "Singin' in the Rain" comes to Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Sean Palmer ("Sex and the City") plays silent movie star Don Lockwood, who falls in love with chorus girl Kathy Selden (Jenny Guse) just as the talkies take over Hollywood. Matthew Crowle ("Spamalot") co-stars as Don's best pal Cosmo and choreographs such popular production numbers as "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Good Morning" among others. $35-$46. (630) 530-0111 or drurylaneoakbrook.com. Previews at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

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

For Those Who Serve concert
The Mount Prospect Community Band presents its For Those Who Serve concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., Mount Prospect. The program features patriotic music, honoring America's military veterans. As part of the program, 94-year-old Mount Prospect resident and World War II veteran Bob Johns narrates a piece titled, "Till Men No Longer Die in War." Tickets are $7 in advance and are available at the RecPlex at 420 Dempster St., Mount Prospect. Tickets are $9 at the door. (847) 486-9600. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Peace for Veterans Day performance
Traditional and contemporary selections are part of the Peace for Veterans Day concert at the Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm St., Glenview. Performers include violinist Katherine Hughes, pianist Peter Saltzman, soprano Tricia Melzer-Swaydrak and many others. Freewill offering accepted. Donations will benefit the Hands of Peace organization. (847) 724-2210, ext. 51, or visit gccucc.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Abe and FDR
Max Daniels portrays Abraham Lincoln and R.J. Lindsey portrays Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "FDR & Lincoln Together: America in Crisis," in the Century Memorial Chapel at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The two "presidents" appear together to discuss their times of challenge. Moderator Donna Daniels guides the presentation with questions pertaining to Pearl Harbor, Fort Sumter and other issues involving the role of government. For all ages. $6-7. (630) 420-6010 or napersettlement.museum. 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Let there be lights
The annual Symphony in Lights holiday show lights up the Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. The display features more than 250,000 lights, along with recorded music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Free admission. Visit thepromenadebolingbrook.com. Show begins at dusk nightly now through Monday, Dec. 31. Every hour on the hour until 9 p.m.

Chicago Master Singers
The Chicago Master Singers present a classical program at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 2001 Waukegan Road, Techny. $28-$48. (800) 595-4849 or chicagomastersingers.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

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