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Weekend picks: Steely Dan goes '8 Miles to Pancake Day' at Ravinia

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Steely Dan -- Walter Becker, left, and Donald Fagen -- bring their "Mood Swings Tour 2013: 8 Miles to Pancake Day" concert to Ravinia Festival.

Comedian Al Madrigal is set to perform at Zanies locations in Rosemont and St. Charles.

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Backstreet Boys playsthe FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island this weekend.

Comedian Greg Warren is set to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

Harrison Rumney grips the wheel of the aerial bucket truck as his dad, Marshall, watches to make sure he doesn't lose control at a previous year's Big Trucks event in Barrington.

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Soprano Latonia Moore stars in the title role of a special concert of Verdi's grand opera "Aida" at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 3.

Corky Siegel is set to perform in Long Grove.

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Blake Shelton brings his "Ten Times Crazier Tour" to the First Midwest Band Amphitheatre in Tinley Park Saturday.

Sean and Karen Slavin of Woodstock sing "Over the Rainbow" during Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. They will be competing against the other nine finalists on Sunday, Aug. 4.

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Taiko Japanese drummers will be part of the celebration at Mitsuwa Marketplace's Bon-Dancing Festival in Arlington Heights.

Daily Herald file photo by Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@da

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America's quirkiest jazz-rock icons, Steely Dan, return to Ravinia in Highland Park to perform their "Mood Swings Tour 2013: 8 Miles to Pancake Day" concert Friday. Award-winning comedian Al Madrigal ("The Daily Show With Jon Stewart") brings his standup routine to Zanies in St. Charles and Rosemont this weekend. Mr. Blotto, one of Chicago's longest-running and most durable bands, headlines Durty Nellie's in Palatine Friday.
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    • Steely Dan — Walter Becker, left, and Donald Fagen — bring their “Mood Swings Tour 2013: 8 Miles to Pancake Day” concert to Ravinia Festival.
    •  Comedian Al Madrigal is set to perform at Zanies locations in Rosemont and St. Charles.
    • Backstreet Boys playsthe FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island this weekend.
    • Comedian Greg Warren is set to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
    •  Harrison Rumney grips the wheel of the aerial bucket truck as his dad, Marshall, watches to make sure he doesn’t lose control at a previous year’s Big Trucks event in Barrington.
    • Soprano Latonia Moore stars in the title role of a special concert of Verdi's grand opera "Aida" at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 3.
    • Corky Siegel is set to perform in Long Grove.
    • Blake Shelton brings his “Ten Times Crazier Tour” to the First Midwest Band Amphitheatre in Tinley Park Saturday.
    •  Sean and Karen Slavin of Woodstock sing “Over the Rainbow” during Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent competition at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. They will be competing against the other nine finalists on Sunday, Aug. 4.
    •  Taiko Japanese drummers will be part of the celebration at Mitsuwa Marketplace’s Bon-Dancing Festival in Arlington Heights.
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