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  • See colorful scenes, created with thousands of Lego bricks, at the annual Lego Holiday Train Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

       See colorful scenes, created with thousands of Lego bricks, at the annual Lego Holiday Train Show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer/2011

  • What kind of dog is for you? Find out at the Skokie Valley Kennel Club Dog Show Saturday and Sunday.

      What kind of dog is for you? Find out at the Skokie Valley Kennel Club Dog Show Saturday and Sunday.

 

Doggie December: Which breed of dog fits best with your lifestyle? Find out at the Skokie Valley Kennel Club Dog Show, Events and Expo at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $5; $2 kids 12 and younger (no strollers). (847) 692-2222 or skokievalleykc.org. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Lots of Legos: The Northern Illinois Lego Train Club displays a wide variety of Lego creations at the annual Lego Holiday Show at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission; $5 parking. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday

With a twist: Elgin's Vex Theatre presents the newest installment of its annual "Twist-a-Carol" holiday show at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., Elgin. Titled "All About Eve" and inspired by the classic Joseph L. Mankiewicz film starring Bette Davis as an aging Broadway diva and Anne Baxter as the upstart who schemes to supplant her, the show centers on Christmas Eve who is in danger of being usurped by New Year's Eve. $10. (847) 991-8081 or vextheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday

Mathis mania: Johnny Mathis fans won't want to miss his holiday concert at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets cost $65-$95. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 8 p.m. today

Wines and spice: Spice up your Sunday with Indian cuisine and wine. Sommelier Mary Ross, the Daily Herald's Good Wine columnist, will provide commentary on wine and world cuisine during the special Sunday buffet lunch at Urban Tandoor Indian Grill, 3972 Route 22, Long Grove. $40 per person; reservations required. (847) 438-6700 or urbantandoor.com. Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday

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