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  • Idina Menzel performs Broadway hits at the new RiverEdge Park in Aurora.

      Idina Menzel performs Broadway hits at the new RiverEdge Park in Aurora.
    Courtesy of Robin Wong

  • Lizanda Van Rooyen, of Alpine Amusement Co., plays air guitar while J.B. DuPlooy goofs off behind her as they try to attract customers to the Hammer Slammer game during a previous edition of the Antioch Taste of Summer Fest.

      Lizanda Van Rooyen, of Alpine Amusement Co., plays air guitar while J.B. DuPlooy goofs off behind her as they try to attract customers to the Hammer Slammer game during a previous edition of the Antioch Taste of Summer Fest.
    Daily Herald file photo by Gilbert R. Boucher II/g

  • Dean Edwards

      Dean Edwards

  • The Illinois Jaguar Club's Concours d' Elegance is set for Saturday, July 20, at Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center in St. Charles.

      The Illinois Jaguar Club's Concours d' Elegance is set for Saturday, July 20, at Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center in St. Charles.

  • The group Arrival from Sweden presents "The Music of ABBA" in a concert at the Rosemont Theatre.

      The group Arrival from Sweden presents "The Music of ABBA" in a concert at the Rosemont Theatre.

  • The Swedish band Arrival performs "The Music of ABBA" at the Rosemont Theatre on Saturday, July 20.

      The Swedish band Arrival performs "The Music of ABBA" at the Rosemont Theatre on Saturday, July 20.

  • Scott Gryden

      Scott Gryden

  • Debbie Reynolds

      Debbie Reynolds
    Associated Press file photo

  • John Oliver

      John Oliver
    Courtesy of Neilson Barnard

 
 

Top Pick

She's 'Wicked'
Die-hard musical theater fans won't want to miss Idina Menzel ("Wicked," "Glee") performing in concert with a 55-piece orchestra at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. $75 reserved; $60 preferred bench seating; limited free admission. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com. 8 p.m. Friday, July 19

Summer fun
There are carnival rides, concerts and contests galore at Antioch's Taste of Summer Festival this weekend at the intersection of Orchard Street Extension and Skidmore Drive, Antioch. Free. (847) 395-2233 or antiochchamber.org. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Comedy Dean
From "Saturday Night Live" to his involvement with workshops of the Broadway musical "Shrek," comedian Dean Edwards certainly gets around. Catch Edwards live this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road in Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. $17-$19. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, July 19; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 20; and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Shiny Jaguars
Gawk at an expected 60 luxury cars Saturday competing for the Illinois Jaguar Club's Concours d' Elegance at Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Free. (630) 584-6342 or pheasantrun.com. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Tastes of Twain
Find out what the author of "Tom Sawyer" might have favored during his lifetime when the History Singers perform the show "Mark Twain's Music Box" Saturday at the DuPage County History Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. Free. (630) 682-7343 or dupagemuseum.org. 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Super Troupers
The original members of ABBA have pledged never to reunite in concert, so the Swedish tribute band Arrival is probably the closest you can get in the show "The Music of ABBA." Relive the flashy 1970s disco costumes Saturday at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $30-$45. Show rescheduled from April 27. Original tickets will be honored. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

'Cabaret' cabaret
Jazz singer Scott Gryder teams up with musicians Nick Sula and Phil Martin to celebrate the music of the songwriting team behind Broadway shows like "Chicago," "Cabaret" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" in the show "LIFE IS A CABARET! The Music and Words of Kander & Ebb" Saturday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's Katten/Landau Studio, 425 S. Wabash Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago. $25-$35. (800) 982-2787 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Plan Ahead

Hollywood royalty
Stage and screen star Debbie Reynolds ("Singin' in the Rain," "Irene") performs songs and shares tales from her life in show business Sept. 15 at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$95. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com. 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15

'Daily' Brit
Comedian John Oliver, famed for being a correspondent and a guest host of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," will perform his standup routine on Oct. 11 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $39.50-$45. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11

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