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Best Bets: Delight in dance performance of 'Cinderella'

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Prokofiev's classic ballet “Cinderella” at the Genesee Theatre on Jan. 26.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents Prokofiev's classic ballet "Cinderella" at the Genesee Theatre on Jan. 26.

 
The Voices of Praise Choir is featured as part of the 25th anniversary of North Central College’s Gospel Extravaganza in Naperville.

The Voices of Praise Choir is featured as part of the 25th anniversary of North Central College's Gospel Extravaganza in Naperville.

 
Former "Wicked" star Emily Rozek performs Broadway standards with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra as part of the concert "Wicked Divas" at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

Former "Wicked" star Emily Rozek performs Broadway standards with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra as part of the concert "Wicked Divas" at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

 
Former "Wicked" star Julie Reiber performs Broadway standards with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra as part of the concert "Wicked Divas" at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

Former "Wicked" star Julie Reiber performs Broadway standards with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra as part of the concert "Wicked Divas" at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

 
Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte is the keynote speaker for Northwestern University’s celebratory events this month in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte is the keynote speaker for Northwestern University's celebratory events this month in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

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Joel McHale of “Community” fame performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

Joel McHale of "Community" fame performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

 

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Missing slipper
Go to the ball with "Cinderella" this Saturday when the The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs Prokofiev's classic fairy tale ballet at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $32.50-$52.50. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26

Angler's delight
Die-hard sport fishers won't want to miss the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $12; $3 admission for kids ages 5 to 11. (847) 303-4100 or sportshows.com/chicago. 12:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 27

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A dozen grands
See the spectacle of music performed by 12 grand pianos when American Grands XVIII plays this Saturday at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $24; $15 kids ages 12 and under. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/arts. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26

Big brawls
The World Flyweight Championship is on the line with UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Dodson this Saturday at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $40-$250. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26

Raised voices
Dexter Walker and the Zion Movement Chorale are just some of the performers featured in the 25th Annual Gospel Extravaganza this Saturday at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $10-$15. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26

Divas 'For Good'
Former "Wicked" co-stars Emily Rozek and Julie Reiber sing a boatload of Broadway tunes with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in the weekend concert "Wicked Divas" at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. Tickets $28-$68; $10 for students. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27

Belafonte speaks
Legendary actor, musician and activist Harry Belafonte is the keynote speaker for Northwestern University's monthlong events to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Monday at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Free. (847) 467-4000 or northwestern.edu. 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28

'Community' guy
Fans of the NBC sitcom "Community" will be keen to see actor and comedian Joel McHale returning to his standup comedy roots this Thursday at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $25 plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31

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