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Sunday picks: Feel like a kid at Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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  • Learn about the latest toys and games at the annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Chicago's Navy Pier.

      Learn about the latest toys and games at the annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Chicago's Navy Pier.
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By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Toys galore!
See what's new in the world of toys as more than 250 toy and game exhibitors present their products at The Chicago Toy & Game Fair in Festival Hall A at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Products will be available for purchase. Other highlights include live stage entertainment, costumed characters, contests and more. Adults $10; children (ages 3 to 13) $5. Free admission for Scouts in uniform; educators and librarians; military (with ID); police officers (with ID); firefighters (with ID); and guests in the retail and trade industries. Visit chitag.com or call (312) 595-7437. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Rev 'em up
Enthusiasts of customized cars from all over the globe converge this weekend for the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $20. (847) 692-2222 or mcacn.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Fairy tale musical
Jeff Award nominee Dara Cameron plays the title role in Marriott Theatre's family-friendly "Cinderella," featuring a Rodgers and Hammerstein score that includes "In My Own Little Corner" and "Impossible; It's Possible." Brian Bohr plays the Prince and Susan Moniz injects a bit of magic as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Matt Raftery directs and choreographs the musical at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. $15. (847) 634-0200 or marriotttheatre.com. 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Autumn Festival
See handcrafted home decor items and gifts from 500 artisans from 30 states at the Autumn Festival at the Odeum Sports and Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Admission is $8; $7 for seniors; free for kids younger than 10. (630) 941-9292 or odeumexpo.com or hpifestivals.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Christmas at the Mill
Local artisans sell handmade gifts including hand-knit items, paintings, jewelry, holiday items, wood carvings and more at the Christmas at the Mill Boutique at the Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 S. York Road, Oak Brook. Santa Claus will make an appearance, plus enjoy strolling carolers and holiday trees decorated by local children. Free admission. (630) 920-9720 or grauemill.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

Holiday nostalgia
Fox Valley Repertory gets into the holiday spirit with "The Winter Wonderettes," the seasonally themed sequel to the 1960s inspired revue, "The Marvelous Wonderettes." Kristine Burdi, Nicole Horton, Katrina Kuntz and Natalie Myre play the Wonderettes, who take over headlining duties at a holiday party after Santa Claus turns up missing. Patrick Stinson ("Altar Boyz") directs. FVR veteran Ken Jones serves as music director. See it at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $32, $42. (630) 584-6342 or foxvalleyrep.org. Previews continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
Celebrate all things American when the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs defining U.S. music in "A Patriotic Salute" with opera star and Libertyville native Robert Orth at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $18-$68. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

UFO sighting
British band UFO got started at the end of the 1960s. Today, more than 40 years later, the band's fans are as devoted as ever. UFO will bring its guitar-heavy sound -- part hard rock, part heavy metal -- to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $39 for the Saturday show, $25 for the Sunday show. Go to oshows.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

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