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Former Hinsdale resident Jay Chandrasekhar, seen here directing a scene for the film "Beerfest," will perform his standup comedy routine on Friday, April 19, at the Laugh Factory in Chicago.

Former Hinsdale resident Jay Chandrasekhar, seen here directing a scene for the film "Beerfest," will perform his standup comedy routine on Friday, April 19, at the Laugh Factory in Chicago.

 
The Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League return to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Friday, April 19.

The Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League return to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Friday, April 19.

 
The Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League return to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Friday, April 19.

The Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League return to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Friday, April 19.

 
Learn about gluten-free products at the Gluten and Allergy Free Expo at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg.

Learn about gluten-free products at the Gluten and Allergy Free Expo at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg.

 

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Astronomy fans can look to the skies with the Lake County Astronomical Society at the group’s next meeting on Friday, April 19, at the Volo Bog State Natural Area.

Astronomy fans can look to the skies with the Lake County Astronomical Society at the group's next meeting on Friday, April 19, at the Volo Bog State Natural Area.

 
Peter Yarrow is set to perform at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

Peter Yarrow is set to perform at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

 
Othello (Fabrice Calmels) doubts the faithfulness of his wife, Desdemona (April Daly), in the Joffrey Ballet’s 2009 production of Lar Lubovitch’s Shakespearean ballet “Othello.” The complex ballet returns to the company’s repertory starting Wednesday, April 24, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Othello (Fabrice Calmels) doubts the faithfulness of his wife, Desdemona (April Daly), in the Joffrey Ballet's 2009 production of Lar Lubovitch's Shakespearean ballet "Othello." The complex ballet returns to the company's repertory starting Wednesday, April 24, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

 

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Othello (Fabrice Calmels) doubts the faithfulness of his wife, Desdemona (April Daly), in the Joffrey Ballet’s 2009 production of Lar Lubovitch’s Shakespearean ballet “Othello.” The complex ballet returns to the company’s repertory starting Wednesday, April 24, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Othello (Fabrice Calmels) doubts the faithfulness of his wife, Desdemona (April Daly), in the Joffrey Ballet's 2009 production of Lar Lubovitch's Shakespearean ballet "Othello." The complex ballet returns to the company's repertory starting Wednesday, April 24, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

 

Courtesy of Herbert Migdoll

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By Scott Morgan

Super Trooper
Comedian, director and Hinsdale native Jay Chandrasekhar ("Super Troopers," "Beerfest") shows off his standup comedy skills at the Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, Chicago. $20-$30 plus a two-drink minimum. Ages 18 and older. (773) 327-3175 or laughfactory.com. 8 p.m. Friday, April 19

Sketchy troupe
The funny women and men from Chicago's world-famous sketch-comedy company bring their brand of funny business on tour with "The Second City: Laughing Matters" at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $38. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19

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True Bliss?
See the Chicago Bliss take on the Los Angeles Temptation when the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League) returns to the northwest suburbs at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $17-$87; $15 parking. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 8 p.m. Friday, April 19

Gluten be gone
Folks who can't eat certain foods might not want to miss out on the latest products available at the Gluten and Allergy Free Expo this weekend at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $20; $5 admission for kids ages 3 to 12. (847) 303-4100. gfafexpo.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21

Folk icon
Peter Yarrow, a former member of the famed folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, performs in concert Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $32. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Arbor Day in advance
Learn how to be greener in terms of your impact on the environment at the EcoFest Sunday at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. $12; $11 seniors; $9 kids ages 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21

Symphonic Sci-fi
Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano ("The Red Violin") will be on hand to see and discuss the Fulcrum Point New Music Project performing his score to the 1980 sci-fi film "Altered States" Tuesday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$50; $10 students and groups. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23

Jealous Moor
Choreographer Lar Lubovitch's complex ballet "Othello" based upon Shakespeare's tragedy returns to the repertory of the Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $31-$152. (800) 982-2787 or joffrey.org. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24; runs at various times through Sunday, May 5

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