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Weekend picks: Catch 'War Horse' while you can

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Albert (Andrew Veenstra) rides his family's horse, Joey (manipulated by John Riddleberger, Patrick Osteen and Jessica Krueger), in the North American tour of "War Horse," playing at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.

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See Tiny Sturgess, Flight Time Lang and the rest of the Harlem Globetrotters clown around at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont during two games on Friday, Dec. 28.

See more than 2 million colorful lights at the annual "ZooLights" celebration at Lincoln Park Zoo.

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The BoDeans headline the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 29.

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Styx plays the Genesee Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 29.

Comedian Hannibal Buress plays weekend engagements at Zanies locations in St. Charles, Rosemont and Chicago.

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A youth and volunteer cut into the Yule Log during last year's Hunt for the Yule Log at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

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Under the Streetlamp plays engagements at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan and the Paramount Theatre in Aurora this weekend.

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"War Horse" at the Cadillac Palace Theatre is only in town for a short run, so now's the time to see it. If you'd rather see a show in the suburbs, there's "Singin' in the Rain" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace and The Rockettes finish up their run at the Akoo in Rosemont this weekend. See Tiny Sturgess, the world's tallest professional basketball player, when the Harlem Globetrotters return to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont Friday.
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    • Albert (Andrew Veenstra) rides his family's horse, Joey (manipulated by John Riddleberger, Patrick Osteen and Jessica Krueger), in the North American tour of "War Horse," playing at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre.
    • See Tiny Sturgess, Flight Time Lang and the rest of the Harlem Globetrotters clown around at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont during two games on Friday, Dec. 28.
    • See more than 2 million colorful lights at the annual “ZooLights” celebration at Lincoln Park Zoo.
    • The BoDeans headline the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 29.
    • Styx plays the Genesee Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 29.
    • Comedian Hannibal Buress plays weekend engagements at Zanies locations in St. Charles, Rosemont and Chicago.
    • A youth and volunteer cut into the Yule Log during last year’s Hunt for the Yule Log at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
    • Under the Streetlamp plays engagements at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan and the Paramount Theatre in Aurora this weekend.
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