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  • Hubbard Street 2 dancers Brandon Lee Alley, Lissa Smith and ensemble perform in Robyn Mineko Williams' "Recall." The troupe appears at Fermilab in Batavia and is presented by College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

      Hubbard Street 2 dancers Brandon Lee Alley, Lissa Smith and ensemble perform in Robyn Mineko Williams' "Recall." The troupe appears at Fermilab in Batavia and is presented by College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.
    Courtesy of Media 4 Artists/THEO KOSSENAS

  • Belgian artist Charles Szymkowicz's "Abraham Lincoln" is part of his exhibit "Faces Behind the Truth: The Mirrors of Charles Szymkowicz" now at Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines.

      Belgian artist Charles Szymkowicz's "Abraham Lincoln" is part of his exhibit "Faces Behind the Truth: The Mirrors of Charles Szymkowicz" now at Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines.

  • Comedian Erin Jackson appears at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

      Comedian Erin Jackson appears at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

  • Comedian Lewis Black will perform at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

      Comedian Lewis Black will perform at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.

  • See a screech owl and other birds as part of a Mother's Day with Birds of Prey event Sunday at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.

      See a screech owl and other birds as part of a Mother's Day with Birds of Prey event Sunday at the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.
    Daily Herald File Photo by Mark Black/mblack@daily

  • Singer Pat Boone performs at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.

      Singer Pat Boone performs at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.

 
By Scott Morgan
smorgan@dailyherald.com

Rising dancers
College of DuPage presents the rising young modern dancers of Hubbard Street 2 Saturday at Ramsey Auditorium in Fermilab's Wilson Hall, Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. $30; $28 seniors; $15 kids. (630) 840-2787 or atthemac.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11

Face paint
See expressionist portraits by a Belgian artist in the exhibit "Faces Behind the Truth: The Mirrors of Charles Szymkowicz" now at Oakton Community College's Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Free admission. (847) 635-2633 or oakton.edu/museum. Now through July 19. In May: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; in June and July: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday

French flavor
Die-hard fans of the musicals "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les Miserables" are in for a treat when singers of Elgin Opera perform selections from both shows as part of "Phantom of Les Mis" at Eiffel Bistro, 100 W. Higgins Road, Suite Q-1, South Barrington. (847) 428-4783 or elginopera.org. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10

Standup woman
Comedian Erin Jackson takes on matters of love, friendship and modern technology in her standup routine this weekend at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $23 plus a two menu-item purchase. (630) 584-6342 or zanies.com. 8 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 10, and 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 11

Devilish singing
Internationally famed opera bass-baritone Samuel Ramey appears with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra in the concert "The Devil You Say" Saturday at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. $29; $27 seniors; $7 students; $65 family ticket (two adults and three students); $100 post-concert reception with Ramey. (630) 941-0202 or elmhurstsymphony.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11

Extended rant
Comedian Lewis Black isn't shy about letting you know what is testing his nerves. See what makes his comedic rant list Saturday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $35-$65. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11

Early holidays
Celebrate the holidays early when Santa's Village Azoosment Park starts its season Sunday with animal exhibits and rides at 601 Dundee Ave., East Dundee. $18.75. (847) 426-6751 or santasvillagedundee.com. Opening day hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12; open weekends through Memorial Day, then Tuesday through Sunday from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, Aug. 18

Mother birds
Compare the maternal instincts of your mother to those of the feathered kind at the Mother's Day with Birds of Prey event Sunday at the Stillman Nature Center, 33 W. Penny Road, South Barrington. $10 per car. (847) 428-6957 or stillmannc.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12

Don't forbid him
1950s and '60s singing sensation Pat Boone ("Don't Forbid Me," "Love Letters in the Sand") appears in two special concerts Monday and Tuesday at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. $55; $70 lunch and show tickets. (630) 530-0111 or drurylaneoakbrook.com. 1:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 13-14

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