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Best bets: Rock on at Naper Nights this weekend

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  • American English, a celebrated Beatles tribute band, opens Naper Nights this weekend at Naper Settlement.

      American English, a celebrated Beatles tribute band, opens Naper Nights this weekend at Naper Settlement.

  • Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band, plays Naper Nights this weekend at Naper Settlement in Naperville.

      Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute band, plays Naper Nights this weekend at Naper Settlement in Naperville.
    Courtesy of Heartache Tonight band

  • Hand-dyed yarns and fiber will be among the items for sale in the Vendor Marketplace at the 2013 Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

      Hand-dyed yarns and fiber will be among the items for sale in the Vendor Marketplace at the 2013 Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

  • The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair is at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

      The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair is at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

  • Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Ron Josol and Keith Pedro perform as part of Filipino Kingz of Comedy at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Ron Josol and Keith Pedro perform as part of Filipino Kingz of Comedy at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • A live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor" is staged at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, June 22.

      A live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor" is staged at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, June 22.

  • Weezer performs a special concert in conjunction with the new Microsoft Store at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

      Weezer performs a special concert in conjunction with the new Microsoft Store at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

  • Jazz pianist Danny Long teams up with Peter Longo for the show "Composers, Please!" at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.

      Jazz pianist Danny Long teams up with Peter Longo for the show "Composers, Please!" at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook.

 
 

Rock tributes
Naper Nights return this weekend at Naper Settlement with rock tribute bands American English (playing music of the Beatles on Friday) and Heartache Tonight (playing music of The Eagles on Saturday) at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. $10; $5 kids ages 4 to 12. (630) 420-6010 or napersettlement.museum. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22

Knitting time
Hand-dyed yarns and fiber are among the items for sale in the vendor marketplace for the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Festival, which also features workshops, seminars and more this weekend at the Expo Center at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $10 daily admission; $25 three-day pass; kids 10 and younger admitted free. (815) 276-2537 or fiberandfolk.com. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23

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Comic conclave
Fans of comic books, cartoons and graphic novels won't want to miss Mighty Con this weekend with celebrity guests (like former Bond girl Priscilla Barnes, animator and Donald Duck's official voice Tony Anselmo and more) at Pheasant Run Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $10 one-day pass; $15 weekend pass. (630) 584-6300 or mightycon.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Kingz of comedy
Joey Guila, Kevin Camia, Ron Josol and Keith Pedro appear together as the Filipino Kingz of Comedy this weekendat The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $20 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, June 21; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 22; and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23

North vs. South
Get a glimpse of what war-torn America might have been like 150 years ago at a special Civil War Encampment presented this weekend at the Fischer Farm, 16W680 Old Grand Ave. (just west of Church Road), Bensenville. Free admission. (630) 766-7015 or bensenvilleparkdistrict.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23

Woebegone
"A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor" returns Saturday for another live public radio broadcast originating from the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $35-$65 reserved seating; $10 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 4:45 p.m. Saturday, June 22

Free Weezer
The new Microsoft Store in Schaumburg has tapped Weezer for a publicity bonanza this weekend. The celebrated alternative rock band will perform for a limited number of fans Saturday in the Woodfield Mall parking lot at Golf Road at Route 53, Schaumburg. Limited free admission. (847) 330-1537 or shopwoodfield.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22 (ticket lineup begins at 10 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Mall Entrance Door 3 between The Improv and Lord & Taylor)

Back story songs
Peter Longo teams up with jazz pianist Danny Long for the show "Composers, Please!" highlighting the lives and songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and more at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. $20; $18 students/seniors. (630) 206-9566 or dupageforest.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25

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