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Sunday picks: Comedian Dean Edwards performs

Comedian Dean Edwards brings the laughs to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

Comedian Dean Edwards brings the laughs to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

 
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By Scott Morgan Laura Stewart

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. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Rockin' art
See a large collection of rock 'n' roll artwork, including works by Ron Campbell, animator of the Beatles' famed "Yellow Submarine" film, at the 94.7 WLS-FMRock Art Show and Sale at the Stratford Square Mall, 152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale. Campbell, who also directed the Beatles' 1960s cartoon series on ABC, will be on hand to demonstrate his painting techniques and meet with the public. Visitors can also view works featuring artists such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and others, gold records, concert posters and more. Many pieces are available for purchase. Free. Visit rockartshow.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21

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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 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. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Bristol Renaissance Faire
Travel back to 1574 for 16th-century games, rides, food, arts and crafts and more at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha. Features hundreds of costumed re-enactors. Admission is $19.95 adults; $9.50 for kids 5-12; kids 4 and younger admitted free. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20-21

Woodstock Folk Festival
The Woodstock Folk Festival returns with performances on the main stage by Judith Avers, Brother Sun, Emily Elbert, Donna Herula, Red Tail Ring and the Sultans of String at Woodstock Square at Van Buren and Benton streets. Tricia Alexander, of Woodstock, will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. There will be hands-on activities in the children's area. Admission is by donation. $10-$15; $25 families. Visit woodstockfolkmusic.com. 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21

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