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Weekend picks: Comedy runs in the Rock family

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Tony Rock is set to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

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Fans dressed up as "Star Wars" storm troopers congregate at a previous edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The event returns to McCormick Place in Chicago this weekend.

Colorful wooden birds are featured at the "Artistry in Wood" woodcarving and woodworking show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

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Youngsters can bring their kites for some airborne fun at the eighth annual Flying 4 Kids event at the Margreth Riemer Reservoir in Palatine.

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Countertenor David Daniels (center) stars in the title role of Handel's "Giulio Cesare" ("Julius Caesar"). Sir David McVicar's acclaimed production, previously seen at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is simulcast to movie theaters worldwide as part of the Metropolitan Opera's Live HD series on Saturday, April 27.

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Cheesemaker Leslie Cooperband of Prairie Fruits Farm will be part of the Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival in Chicago on Saturday, April 27.

Dennis DeYoung headlines the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Saturday, April 27.

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Comedian Tony Rock may be the younger brother of Chris Rock, but find out how he's his own funny person when he performs at Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase. Die-hard fans of comic books, sci-fi and more can mingle with their idols at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this weekend at McCormick Place. Stroll the streets of downtown Barrington and sample a variety of wines at the Spring Wine Walk.
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    • Tony Rock is set to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
    • Fans dressed up as “Star Wars” storm troopers congregate at a previous edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). The event returns to McCormick Place in Chicago this weekend.
    • Colorful wooden birds are featured at the “Artistry in Wood” woodcarving and woodworking show at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
    • Youngsters can bring their kites for some airborne fun at the eighth annual Flying 4 Kids event at the Margreth Riemer Reservoir in Palatine.
    • Countertenor David Daniels (center) stars in the title role of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” (“Julius Caesar”). Sir David McVicar’s acclaimed production, previously seen at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is simulcast to movie theaters worldwide as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live HD series on Saturday, April 27.
    • Cheesemaker Leslie Cooperband of Prairie Fruits Farm will be part of the Pastoral’s Artisan Producer Festival in Chicago on Saturday, April 27.
    • Dennis DeYoung headlines the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Saturday, April 27.
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