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  • The tribute act "Stayin' Alive" celebrates the music of the Bee Gees when it comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Saturday, March 30.

      The tribute act "Stayin' Alive" celebrates the music of the Bee Gees when it comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Saturday, March 30.

  • Pamela Hart's paintings make up the exhibit "Through New Eyes" at North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery in Naperville.

      Pamela Hart's paintings make up the exhibit "Through New Eyes" at North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery in Naperville.

  • Comedian Lynne Koplitz performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Lynne Koplitz performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • Sapna Kumar & Friends plays The Laughing Chameleon in Glenview.

      Sapna Kumar & Friends plays The Laughing Chameleon in Glenview.

  • The Easter Bunny waves during a previous Antioch Easter Parade.

      The Easter Bunny waves during a previous Antioch Easter Parade.
    Daily Herald file photo by JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@da

  • See Gene Wilder and the Oompa Loompas in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," which receives a screening at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago on Sunday, March 31.

      See Gene Wilder and the Oompa Loompas in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," which receives a screening at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago on Sunday, March 31.

  • Broadway veteran Melissa Minyard performs her musical revue "I Dreamed a Dream: From Boca to Broadway" on Wednesday, April 3, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

      Broadway veteran Melissa Minyard performs her musical revue "I Dreamed a Dream: From Boca to Broadway" on Wednesday, April 3, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

  • The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo comes to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg.

      The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo comes to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg.

 
 

Bee Gees bop
Dust off those bell-bottom trousers and relive the 1970s when the Bee Gees Tribute concert "Stayin' Alive" plays Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $32. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30

Retouched art
Painter Pamela Hart reworked several of her older paintings after a moment of inspiration, and those make up the new exhibit "Through New Eyes" at North Central College's Schoenherr Gallery, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Free admission. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/show. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days from Friday, March 29, through Wednesday, May 29; opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5

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Koplitz says
If you've loved seeing comedian Lynne Koplitz on TV ranging from CBS's "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" to her national commercial campaign for Midol, then don't miss her live this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $17 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, March 29, and 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 30

Kumar & Co.
Sapna Kumar and Friends is a show that features the Indian-American Chicago comedian with other acts like Mike Wiley this weekend at The Laughing Chameleon, 1830 Tower Drive, Glenview. $10-$15 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 834-0291 or thelaughingchameleon.com. 9 p.m. Friday, March 29, and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30

Celebrity bunny
Meet up with the Easter Bunny Saturday at the Eggcellent Easter Adventure and Parade, which concludes at Williams Park, Williams and Main streets, Antioch. $3 for kids up to age 10. (847) 395-2160 or antiochchamber.org. 10:30 a.m. parade start; activities through 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30

Candy Man can
Top off your Easter Sunday sugar rush with a special screening of the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." There will be candy, a film costume contest and goody bags at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 871-6604 or musicboxtheatre.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31

Bands & bulls
Jaripeo de Oro features Latin acts like Los Rieleros del Norte and Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga Sunday at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $47-$67 VIP tables; $37-$52; $20 parking. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31

Musical Melissa
Broadway veteran and Florida native Melissa Minyard returns with her latest musical theater concert, "I Dreamed a Dream: From Boca to Broadway," playing at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $25. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3

Stitching time
The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is back, so quilting fans can take in workshops, classes and exhibits at the Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $8-$10; kids 12 and younger admitted free with accompanying guardian. (847) 303-4100 or sewingexpo.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6

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