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  • Dancers perform Autumn Eckman's "G-Force," which is part of Giordano Dance Chicago's engagement at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville.

      Dancers perform Autumn Eckman's "G-Force," which is part of Giordano Dance Chicago's engagement at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville.
    Courtesy of Gorman Cook Photography

  • The Orbert Davis Quintet performs at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake on Friday, April 12.

      The Orbert Davis Quintet performs at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake on Friday, April 12.

  • The internationally famed percussion revue "Stomp" plays three performances Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

      The internationally famed percussion revue "Stomp" plays three performances Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

  • Comedian Hal Sparks performs during the Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour Saturday at the Chicago Theatre.

      Comedian Hal Sparks performs during the Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour Saturday at the Chicago Theatre.

  • Members of the Chicago Philharmonic perform the concert "Brahms, Beethoven and Bartok" in Park Ridge on Sunday, April 14.

      Members of the Chicago Philharmonic perform the concert "Brahms, Beethoven and Bartok" in Park Ridge on Sunday, April 14.

  • Satirist and best-selling author David Sedaris appears at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

      Satirist and best-selling author David Sedaris appears at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

 
 

'Force' be with you
Del Dominguez's Latin ballroom dance work "Sabroso" and Autumn Eckman's "G-Force" are just two of the seven pieces on the bill for the Saturday engagement of Giordano Dance Chicago at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. $10-$25. (630) 637-7469 or giordanodance.org/. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13

Jazz, man
The Emmy Award-winning title trumpeter of the Orbert Davis Quintet performs a jazz concert at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $22-$28; $21-$27 seniors; $12-$15 kids and teens. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/tickets. 8 p.m. Friday, April 12

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Stomping ground
Tickets sold so quickly for the return engagement of "Stomp" that an extra noon performance was added this weekend for the internationally acclaimed percussion revue at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $39.50-$49.50. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14

Helpful twanging
TheBrass Buckle Band, The Hillbilly Rockstarz and The Suburban Cowboys are the featured acts for Saturday's 5th Annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Country Music Benefit at Cadillac Ranch, 1175 W. Lake St., Bartlett. $15 (for patrons 21 and older only). (630) 830-7200 or cadranch.com. 6 p.m. doors open with music beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13

Stepping to it
The Lake County Pan Hellenic Council presents plenty of great stepping groups at the 2nd Annual Lake County Greek Stompfest Saturday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $15-$25. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13

Leftward laughs
The Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour featuring Stephanie Miller and guest comedians like Hal Sparks is back for a third engagement Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $38.50-$175. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13

American made
Lakeside Singers, a vocal ensemble of 26, celebrate the works of American and Windy City musicians in the concert "Home Grown: Music From Chicago and the U.S." Saturday and Monday at two suburban locations: North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, (630) 637-7469. Tickets cost $30; $20 seniors/students; $10 kids 12 and younger. See it also at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, (847) 577-2121. $35; $25 seniors/students. lakesidesingers.com.. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Naperville; 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Arlington Heights

Three B's
Members of the Chicago Philharmonic perform string quartets in the concert "Brahms, Beethoven, Bartok" Sunday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 205 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. $15-$20; $10-$15 seniors. (866) 811-4111 or chicagophilharmonic.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14

Sedaris says
Best-selling author and humorist David Sedaris ("Me Talk Pretty One Day," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames") performs his wry stories and monologues Monday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets cost $49-$89. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com. 8 p.m. Monday, April 15

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