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Weekend picks: Off to the races at Arlington Million

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  • The field passes shortly after the start, with eventual winner Little Mike at right, during last year's edition of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park.

       The field passes shortly after the start, with eventual winner Little Mike at right, during last year's edition of the Arlington Million at Arlington Park.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • The Lima Lima Flight Team will be part of the annual Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend.

      The Lima Lima Flight Team will be part of the annual Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend.
    Daily Herald File Photo by Bev Horne/bhorne@dailyh

  • Celebrate National Honeybee Day at the "Beekeeping: How to Get Started" open house at Kline Creek Farm.

      Celebrate National Honeybee Day at the "Beekeeping: How to Get Started" open house at Kline Creek Farm.
    Courtesy of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage

  • Dogs can cool off in the pool at the Dogstravaganza! Festival at Tail Gate in Elmhurst.

      Dogs can cool off in the pool at the Dogstravaganza! Festival at Tail Gate in Elmhurst.
    Courtesy of Tail Gate

  • Cheer on the Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League) at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

      Cheer on the Chicago Bliss of the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League) at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

  • Blues legend Buddy Guy is set to perform at Ravinia in Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 17.

      Blues legend Buddy Guy is set to perform at Ravinia in Highland Park on Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Walt Willey returns to the area for performances and meet-and-greet sessions at Zanies in St. Charles and Rosemont.

      Walt Willey returns to the area for performances and meet-and-greet sessions at Zanies in St. Charles and Rosemont.

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

By a nose?
The Arlington Million was the world's first million-dollar horse race, and the tradition continues Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. $20-$250. (847) 385-7500 or arlingtonpark.com. 10 a.m. gates open Saturday, Aug. 17, with a 12:15 p.m. post time

Look to the sky!
The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the Lima Lima Flight Team and Sean D. Tucker & Team Oracle are some of the headliners at the annual Chicago Air and Water Show. The show takes place in the skies above Chicago's lakefront, from Fullerton to Oak Street. North Avenue Beach is the central gathering point for the show. Free. Visit cityofchicago.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18

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Grilling 101
Learn grilling from the experts at Weber Grill's school Saturday. The menu includes roasted summer potatoes with rosemary and orange; cedar-planked scallops with grilled corn salad; and strip steaks topped with heirloom tomatoes and blue cheese vinaigrette. $85 per person. Registration is required. Weber Grill is located at 1010 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg. (847) 413-0800 or webergrillrestaurant.com. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17

National Honeybee Day
Celebrate National Honeybee Day on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the "Beekeeping: How to Get Started" open house at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Guests can learn the process of starting one's own hive and the equipment that is required. Learn how to care for the bees, how to extract honey and more. Visitors can also tour the farm's honey house and see how honey gets from a beehive to the kitchen. For all ages. Free. No registration is required. (630) 933-7200 or dupageforest.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Dogstravaganza! Festival
Dogs and their human companions are invited to spend a day of fun together at the Dogstravaganza! Festival at the Tail Gate dog day care center, 830 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst. Highlights include doggy swimming in the center's indoor pool, contests, a clown, animal adoption events, a dog ice cream social and more. Free. (630) 834-3030 or tailgatefordogs.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Calling all antique collectors
Sixty antique dealers will be on hand with everything from antique furniture and vintage clothing to folk art, jewelry and more at the Chicago O'Hare Antiques Show and Sale at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Admission is $10 and is good for all three days of the show. (708) 366-2710 or chicagoohareantiques.com. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18

Afrofest & Jamaicafest
Get double the festival fun at Afrofest and Jamaicafest at the Greenbelt Cultural Center located in the Greenbelt Forest Preserve, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. A market, dancing, costumes, fashion show, a limbo contest, food and live music are some of the highlights. Free. Note: Use the entrance on the east side of Green Bay Road. (847) 968-3477 or lcfpd.org. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Touchdown
See which team will come out on top when the Legends Football League Playoffs (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League) take place Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $17-$87 for both games; $15 parking. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 7 p.m. Eastern Divisional Game and 9 p.m. Western Divisional Game Saturday, Aug. 17

Matrimonial mirth
GayCo, Chicago's oldest lesbian and gay sketch comedy troupe, returns to the suburbs with its hot-topic revue "Weddings of Mass Destruction" Saturday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $25. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Nora Dunn solo
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Nora Dunn, who recently co-starred in Drury Lane's "Boeing Boeing," debuts her solo show, "Mythical Proportions," at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Inspired in part by Dunn's childhood in Chicago, the show consists of monologues from characters ranging from an octogenarian Hollywood doyenne to a 7-year-old mystified by television. $24-$38. (773) 975-8150 theaterwit.org or mythologicalproportions.com. Previews continue at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18; the show opens at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19

Singing the blues
Blues legend and recent recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, Buddy Guy performs on the same bill with George Thorogood & The Destroyers Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $75-$85 reserved seating; $33-$38 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

A 'Rite' riot
Igor Stravinsky's avant-garde ballet "The Rite of Spring" caused a riot when it debuted in Paris 100 years ago. Let's hope the reaction won't be as raucous when the Grant Park Music Festival performs the work alongside John Adams' "Harmonium" this weekend at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, Columbus Drive and Randolph Street, Chicago. Free. (312) 742-1168 or grantparkmusicfestival.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Bloody ruler
After a run in downtown Chicago, Organic Theatre Company brings its production of Albert Camus' "Caligula" to North Central College's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. $30; $20 students/seniors. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

TV tales
Comedian and impressionist Mike Toomey tells tales of how 1960s and '70s television affected his life in the show "TV & Me" this weekend at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $32. (630) 584-6342 or pheasantrun.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Local singer returns
Chicago singer-songwriter Michael McDermott returns to Rosemont this weekend for a show at the Montrose Room, located inside the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare hotel, 5300 N. River Road. McDermott emerged on the local music scene in the 1990s, when his debut album "620 W. Surf" produced the hit song, "A Wall I Must Climb." He's made literate and personal music ever since, documenting the ups and downs of his life with driving folk-rock anthems. Tickets start at $15. Go to montroseroom.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Soapy star
Soap star Walt Willey, aka Jackson Montgomery on ABC's "All My Children," performs standup this weekend at two Zanies locations: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6342, $25 plus a two-item menu purchase. Then at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484, $50 VIP meet-and-greet one hour before the show. zanies.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in St. Charles; 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in Rosemont

Dark Side outside
Get a sense of what made the concerts of Pink Floyd such a sensory experience in the 1970s when "The Pink Floyd Experience" plays Saturday at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora. $20-$60. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Big band dance
Step out on the dance floor as the 16-piece Bobby Sanders Orchestra plays big band tunes at the Big Band Dance at Metropolis Ballroom, 6 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Singles and couples are invited. Those who prefer not to dance are welcome to attend for the concert. Admission is $15 per person. For information, call (847) 392-0918. 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18

Louise Mosrie
Nashville artist Louise Mosrie performs a concert of Americana, bluegrass, folk melodies and stories at The In-Law's Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. The event is hosted by the Lake County Folk Club. Admission is $12; $10 for seniors and club members; $5 for teens. Call (847) 602-8882 by noon on the day of concert for reservations. Visit thelakecountyfolkclub.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18

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