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  • There are six chances to see the King BMX Stunt Show this weekend at MB Financial Park at Rosemont.

      There are six chances to see the King BMX Stunt Show this weekend at MB Financial Park at Rosemont.

  • Comedian Drew Carey comes to Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

      Comedian Drew Carey comes to Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
    Associated Press file photo

  • Fiber art works by Denise Handwerker will be on display at the Annual Arts Festival in Bartlett Park.

      Fiber art works by Denise Handwerker will be on display at the Annual Arts Festival in Bartlett Park.

  • Dale Rogers' traveling outdoor sculpture art exhibit "Big Dog Show" is presented alongside other dog-related events this June around Highland Park.

      Dale Rogers' traveling outdoor sculpture art exhibit "Big Dog Show" is presented alongside other dog-related events this June around Highland Park.

  • Country music legend Loretta Lynn appears with Randy Travis and Holly Williams at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.

      Country music legend Loretta Lynn appears with Randy Travis and Holly Williams at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.

  • Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.

      Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.
    Associated Press

  • "Jerry Lee & Friends: An Evening With The King, The Killer & Cash" plays the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

      "Jerry Lee & Friends: An Evening With The King, The Killer & Cash" plays the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

 
 

This Weekend

Crazy stunts
They flip! They fly! The skilled daredevils of the King BMX Stunt Show risk their lives for your enjoyment this weekend at MB Financial Park at Rosemont, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Free. (847) 349-5008 or rosemont.com. 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, June 28, and 4, 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, June 29

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Proud of Cleveland
Cleveland native and famed TV comic Drew Carey ("The Drew Carey Show," "The Price is Right") returns to the Chicago area for a special standup engagement this weekend at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $35 plus a two-item menu purchase. (630) 584-6342 or zanies.com. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, and 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Art aplenty
Find plenty of art for purchase accompanied by a variety of live music acts at the 11th Annual Arts Festival this weekendat Bartlett Park, Oak and North avenues, Bartlett. No admission charge. (630) 837-0800 or artsinbartlett.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30

Doggy days
The "dog days of summer" become literal in artist Dale Rogers' traveling outdoor sculpture exhibit "Big Dog Show"presented alongside other dog-related events this June around Highland Park City Hall, 1707 St. Johns Ave., Highland Park. (847) 780-4293 or downtownhp.com. 1 to 3 p.m. kickoff event Saturday, June 29; sculptures on display throughout downtown Highland Park until Friday, July 26

Pure country
See two country greats, Loretta Lynn and Randy Travis, on the same bill at RiverEdge Park, 360 Broadway St., Aurora. $45 general admission; $55 seated. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Etheridge & pals
Melissa Etheridge and Friends features Joan Osborne, Paula Cole and Jessie Payo as her cohorts in concert Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $90-$100 reserved seating; $38-$43 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Tribute time
The tribute rock 'n' roll show "Jerry Lee & Friends: An Evening With The King, The Killer and Cash" is a centerpiece of The Second Annual National Piano Conference at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Plan ahead

'Rain' forecast
First Folio Theatre expands its outdoor summer offerings with a professional production of "The Rainmaker." See if a handsome con man can pull one over on a drought-stricken town in Richard Nash's popular 1954 drama at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st Street and Route 83, Oak Brook. $22 previews; $30-$37 regular run. (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org. 25 shows between Wednesday, July 31, through Sunday, Sept. 1

Joking James
Thanks to popular demand, a second standup show featuring comedian Kevin James ("King of Queens," "Paul Blart: Mall Cop") has been added at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39.50-$75. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 (7:30 p.m. show is now sold out)

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