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Article updated: 6/28/2013 6:19 AM

Weekend picks: Lynn, Travis grace RiverEdge stage Saturday

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Pure country
See two country greats, Loretta Lynn and Randy Travis, on the same billSaturday 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

It's a revolution
O.A.R (Of A Revolution) is coming to the Charter One Pavillion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago, as part of their Sounds of Summer tour. The band's most recent release was "Live at Red Rocks" and their last studio release was "King," which spawned the platinum single "Shattered." If indie rock and alt-rock are your thing, check out O.A.R. Tickets start at $39.50. Visit concerts.livenation.com for seating and ticket information. 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 28

Movie music
The third annual Music Box Summer Music Film Festival brings the best new documentary and concert films available about performers and music. There will be five days and nights of great music movies, featuring everything from break dancing ("Wild Style") and Detroit punk ("A Band Called Death") to air guitar ("Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure") and the new documentary, "Ain't in It for My Health." See the new documentary "Downloaded," about the rise and fall of Napster, with director Alex Winter (co-star of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure") also scheduled to appear. The Music Box Theatre is located at 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. Single tickets cost $8-$15 and festival passes cost $70. www.summermusicfilmfestival.com. Screening times vary Friday through Tuesday, June 28-July 2

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

'Blazing Saddles'
Catch a screening of the 1974 film "Blazing Saddles" at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. The western comedy, directed by Mel Brooks, stars Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens and Madeline Kahn. Brooks also appears in the film, which is rated R. Admission (cash only) is $3-$6. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28

Bachman & Turner
Randy Bachman and Fred Turner will perform Bachman Turner Overdrive hits like "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" and "Takin' Care of Business" plus songs from The Guess Who, including "American Woman" and "No Sugar Tonight," at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets cost $59-$125. (630) 962-7000 or www.oshows.com. 8 p.m. Friday, June 28

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

'Exit Interview'
A university lecturer fired from his position is subjected to a final chat with his superior that causes him to reflect on his past in the dark comedy "The Exit Interview" by William Missouri Downs running at Aurora's Comedy Shrine, 4034 Fox Valley Center Drive. $20, plus a two-beverage minimum. (630) 585-0300 or comedyshrine.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28-29

Punk power
Naperville locals Naked Raygun regrouped in 2006 and have been playing together ever since. Originally formed in 1980, the group is considered one of the most important Chicago-area punk bands. They are known for adding melody to many of their songs while remaining a permanent fixture on Chicago's punk rock scene. Hear for yourself at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $23. The Saturday show is sold out, but tickets are on sale for an added second gig Friday. See metrochicago.com. 9 p.m. Friday, June 28

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

Leapin' lizards!
See a variety of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic animals and purchase merchandise at Chicagoland Repticon in the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Admission for both days is $15 or $10 for one day; $5 for ages 5-12. Visit repticon.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30

Good as gold
If you have time for just one city festival or fair this summer, make it the 56th Annual Gold Coast Art Fair in Chicago's Grant Park, 400 E. Monroe St. There will be 350 local, national and international talents for a showcase of first-rate, one-of-a-kind art in painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, clothing and mixed media with prices ranging from $25 to $25,000. There also will be free live art demonstrations, art activities for kids, food and live music. Free. (847) 926-4300 or www.gcartfair.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30

Illinois Prairie Path Day
The Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. LaFox St. (Route 31), South Elgin, marks the 50th anniversary of North America's first successful rails-to-trail railroad to nature path conversion at its Illinois Prairie Path Day. Electric railway cars of the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railway, which once traversed where the 61-mile Illinois Prairie Path now runs through Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, will be on display and in operation. Fares are $4 for adults; $3 for seniors; $2 for kids ages 3-11; free for children younger than 3 and Illinois Prairie Path members. (847) 697-4676 or foxtrolley.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29

First PiqNiq
Alt-rock station Q87.7 is hosting their first summer concert at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. There will be two stages featuring bands like Atlas Genius, Bush, Awolnation and more. Besides the abundance of alternative bands, the concert also draws many indie acts hoping to bring their music to a larger audience. $25-$95.90. Go to Q87.7.com. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29

Feeling fit
Advocate Condell Medical Center sponsors the Lambs Farm Fun and Fit Family Day, designed for families to learn how to be healthy, at Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, I-94 at Route 176, Libertyville. The event showcases a variety of vendor and information booths, demonstrations and competitions that encourage physical activity. Guests are also invited to see Lambs Farm's farmyard and other attractions. Free admission. (847) 362-4636 or lambsfarm.org. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29

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

An old-fashioned Fourth
Learn how Independence Day was celebrated in the 1800s with old-fashioned games, music and speeches (including a reading of the Declaration of Independence) at the Celebrating the Fourth program at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and to help make homemade ice cream. Free. (630) 876-5900 or dupageforest.com. 1:30 to 3:30 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

CSO at Morton
For the first time, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, will host the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a series of open-air concerts. Tickets cost $25-$30 for the Saturday show and $15-$20 for the Sunday show. (312) 294-3000, cso.org/morton or mortonarb.org/calendar.html. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30

Thirsty Whale's quenchers
Catch the band According to Sarah Saturday and enjoy everyday specials of $3 domestic pints and bottles and $4 mai tais and Long Islands at Thirsty Whale Bar and Grill, 1700 S. Randall Road, Algonquin. Sunday Funday drink specials include $12 domestic buckets, $4 Guinness Bloody Marys and $4 Soco shots. (847) 458-8555 or thirstywhalebar.com. 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

Gibsons' patio fun
Phil Seed plays some R&B, funk and jazz Saturday on Gibsons' patio at 2105 South Spring Road, Oak Brook. Saturday specials include $10 French martinis, $8 Jack Honey and lemonade, $12 Rush Street Manhattan, $18 Sonoma Cutrer chardonnay half bottles and $10 Kir Royal. (630) 954-0000 or gibsonssteakhouse.com. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 29

Majestic drama
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returns to the role of Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's new London play "The Audience" (about the weekly meeting between the monarch and the Prime Minister), catch it this week at two Chicago locations: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., and the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St. Ticket prices vary by venue. Visit ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk for details. 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30 at Century Centre; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Music Box

Meet 'Folding and Doodling' author
Meet author Tom Angleberger as he signs copies of his book "Art 2 Ds's Guide to Folding and Doodling" at Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove. (630) 963-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, June 30

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