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Sunday picks: Admire Artistry in Wood at Cantigny

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

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

  • 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.

      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.

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

      Tony Rock is set to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
    COURTESY OF BRAD BARKET/PICTUREGROUP

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Artistry in Wood
Woodcarvers from across the Midwest will be on hand to showcase their works at the Artistry in Wood exhibition and sale in the visitors' center at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. See a variety of techniques and styles including woodcarvings, turnings, wood-burning art, hand-carved figurines and more. Many items will be available for purchase. Free admission with paid $5 parking fee. Visit cantigny.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Fan magnet
Die-hard fans of comic books, sci-fi and more won't want to miss their chance to mingle with their idols and other obsessive followers at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), returning this weekend to McCormick Place (west building), 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. $35-$40; $65 three-day pass. c2e2.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Blooming gold
More than a thousand flowers will be judged and displayed as part of the Midwest Daffodil Society Show this weekend at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe: (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28

44th Annual Art Fair
The North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield hosts its 44th Annual Art Fair. The juried art fair features works in a variety of media from more than 50 artists. Other highlights include live music, food, kids' workshops, artwork raffles and more. The church is at 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield. Free admission and free child care offered. (847) 234-2460 or nsuc.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Antiques aplenty
Dealers from around the world share their wares for the International Antiques Fair this weekend at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago. $15. (800) 677-6278 or merchandisemartartantiques.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 29

Art sampler
Be exposed to a variety of music and dance when the College of Lake County Dance Department presents its 15th annual Fear No Art Festival this weekend at the Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $10; $8 for seniors and teenagers. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/tickets. 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28

'Stark' satire
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage examines Hollywood's perpetration of African-American stereotypes during the 1930s, and what actors of color endured to have a film career in the satire "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark." Chuck Smith directs Goodman Theatre's Chicago-area premiere starring Tamberla Perry and featuring Patrick Clear, who last appeared together in Goodman's "Race." See it at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. The show opens May 6. $25-$81. (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org. Previews at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28

'Spring Fling' concert
The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band presents its "Spring Fling" concert at the Forest View Education Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road Arlington Heights. Free. (847) 718-7701 or arlingtonheightsband.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Jazz Vespers
Celebrate the world of jazz music as the St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville presents a Jazz Vespers event. The Libertyville High School Jazz Combo performs, followed by the Jazz Vespers service, featuring jazz artist and vocalist Robin Watson. Free. Refreshments served following the program. (847) 362-2110 or stlawrencechurch.org. Doors open at 6 p.m.; events begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Rocking comedy
Comedian Tony Rock may be the younger brother of Chris Rock, but find out how he's his own funny person when he performs this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $17-$19 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28

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