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  • The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds performed during the 2012 Waukegan Air Show at the Waukegan Airport. The event returns Saturday, Sept. 7.

       The Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds performed during the 2012 Waukegan Air Show at the Waukegan Airport. The event returns Saturday, Sept. 7.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Former "Kids in the Hall" star Dave Foley will appear at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago.

      Former "Kids in the Hall" star Dave Foley will appear at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago.

  • Marc Anthony is set to perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

      Marc Anthony is set to perform at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

  • Grant Gershon will conduct the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra in the Midwest premiere of John Adams' "The Gospel According to the Other Mary" at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.

      Grant Gershon will conduct the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra in the Midwest premiere of John Adams' "The Gospel According to the Other Mary" at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.
    Courtesy of Steve Cohn

  • Johnny Wagner of Pingree Grove performed at the 2012 Platzkonzert, an Oktoberfest-themed festival.

      Johnny Wagner of Pingree Grove performed at the 2012 Platzkonzert, an Oktoberfest-themed festival.
    Daily Herald file photo

  • "Back on Broadway" plays the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on Saturday, Sept. 7.

      "Back on Broadway" plays the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on Saturday, Sept. 7.

  • R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke will appear at the V103 25th Anniversary concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

      R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke will appear at the V103 25th Anniversary concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
    Associated Press

 
 

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Take off!
See all kinds of aerobatic team demonstrations and classic military planes at the Wings Over Waukegan Air Show at Waukegan Regional Airport, 3580 N. McAree Road, Waukegan. $10; kids ages 12 and younger admitted free. (847) 244-0055 or wingsoverwaukegan.com. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 (air show starts at noon)

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From the Hall
See comedian Dave Foley ("The Kids in the Hall," "Newsradio") when he performs his standup routine this weekend at the UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., Chicago. $25. (312) 662-4562 or upcomedyclub.com. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7

How much?
Bring treasured items from your attics and mantelpieces to the 10th Annual Antiques Appraisal Fair and find out what they might be worth Saturday at the Plaza Del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette. $10 donation to the Les Turner ALS Foundation for each item (five-item limit per person). (847) 251-7211 or plazadelago.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Oom Pah Pah
The Platzkonzert Germanfest returns Saturday with two stages, multiple bands, kids' activities, and loads of German food and more at Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. No charge. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Batavia Broadway
The Batavia Fine Arts Centre opens its 2013-14 professional touring season with the revue "Back on Broadway" featuring a slew of young performers singing and dancing musical theater favorites. See it Saturday at 1201 Main St., Batavia. $27.50-$39.50. (630) 937-8930 or bataviafineartscentre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Another version
The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale team up to perform the Midwest premiere of composer John Adams' large-scale oratorio "The Gospel According to the Other Mary" Saturday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $25-$50; $10 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Latin sensation
Grammy Award-winning Latin superstar Marc Anthony performs salsa selections from his latest album, Vivir Mi Vida, and other songs Saturday in concert at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $45-$125. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Musical remembrance
Chicago Folks Operetta commemorates the European composers, librettists and performers from the 1930s who faced persecution by the Third Reich in the special concert "Operetta in Exile: Their Words, Their Music, Their Story" Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $30. (847) 967-4800 or chicagofolksoperetta.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2

Plan ahead

Anniversary party
Robin Thicke, Chaka Kahn, Charlie Wilson and more stars are set to be on hand to perform at the V103 25th Anniversary concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $49-$125. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5

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