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Sunday picks: Music of Hollywood, Broadway fills Raue Center

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  • Musician and composer Kurt Bestor joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Voices in Harmony for "A Night at the Movies on Broadway" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

      Musician and composer Kurt Bestor joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Voices in Harmony for "A Night at the Movies on Broadway" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

  • Marie Brestel of Aurora walked her dogs Monty, left, and Danny during a previous edition of "Barkapalooza," the West Suburban Humane Society's annual dog walk and pet expo at Lisle Community Park.

       Marie Brestel of Aurora walked her dogs Monty, left, and Danny during a previous edition of "Barkapalooza," the West Suburban Humane Society's annual dog walk and pet expo at Lisle Community Park.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Students, teachers and conductors from the Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association perform at the 20th Festival of Pianos at the Northbrook Court shopping center in Northbrook.

      Students, teachers and conductors from the Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association perform at the 20th Festival of Pianos at the Northbrook Court shopping center in Northbrook.

  • Gene Weygandt, left, Renee Matthews and Tim Kazurinsky star in the 2012 off-Broadway comedy "Old Jews Telling Jokes" at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

      Gene Weygandt, left, Renee Matthews and Tim Kazurinsky star in the 2012 off-Broadway comedy "Old Jews Telling Jokes" at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

  • Legendary pop crooner Lionel Richie headlines Chicago's United Center Sunday.

      Legendary pop crooner Lionel Richie headlines Chicago's United Center Sunday.
    Associated Press file photo

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Broadway & Hollywood
Composer and musician Kurt Bestor teams up the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Voices in Harmony to perform "A Night at the Movies on Broadway" at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $30-$40. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Fido frolics
The West Suburban Humane Society invites folks to bring their well-behaved dogs to the 20th Annual Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon and Expo fundraiser at Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. $20 registration fee; kids ages 12 and younger admitted free. barkapalooza.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Something old, something new
Meet home remodelers, contractors and designers while exploring 300 displays with the latest in bathroom, kitchen and basement design ideas at The Old House New House Home Show at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors (older than 62), and free for kids younger than 18. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. Visit kennedyproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Apples aplenty
It's the season to feast on all kinds of apple delights this weekend at the Long Grove Apple Fest at the crossroads of Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads, Long Grove. Free. (847) 634-0888 or longgroveonline.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

It's natural
See the works of the late nature artist and illustrator Charley Harper in the "Beguiled By the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper" exhibition, running through Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Lake County Discovery Museum, on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road, Wauconda. View more than 20 of the artist's prints, screen prints and illustrations involving various natural scenes, including wildlife. Visitors can also take part in their own interactive art activities. Admission is $2.50-$6 and free for kids 3 and younger. Discount Tuesday admission is $3 for adults and free for kids 17 and younger. (847) 968-3400 or lcfpd.org/charleyharper. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4:40 p.m. Sunday

High art glass
More than 60 stained glass works are featured in the exhibit "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From the Driehaus Collection" starting Saturday at the Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., Chicago. $20; $12.50 seniors; $10 students and youth ages 6-12; free for kids 5 and younger. (312) 482-8933, ext. 21, or driehausmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29; exhibit runs through June 29

Fall in love with Huntley's Fest
Can you believe it's autumn already? Celebrate the season with scarecrow building (plus a contest), a tractor show, a petting zoo, pony rides, music, food and a craft and home business show at the Huntley Fall Fest at Deicke Park, 11419 S. Route 47. Free admission. huntleyfallfest.org. 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Music in the mall
Students, teachers and conductors from the Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association perform a variety of pieces on the piano at the 20th Festival of Pianos in the lower level of Northbrook Court shopping center, on Lake-Cook Road in Northbrook. Four hundred pianists are expected to perform in the two-day musical event. Performers play duets in ensembles, under the direction of a conductor. Free. (847) 498-8161 or northbrookcourt.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Design stars
Design Harvest, Chicago's annual street festival celebrating design, offers tents and courtyards at Grand and Damen avenues, Chicago, filled with modern, vintage and handmade furniture and home accessories. Join art-making activities, take a hay ride or share in family activities such as a hay maze, face painting, scarecrow making and a petting zoo. There also will be live musical entertainment during the two-day festival. Admission is $5. (312) 850-9390 or design-harvest.com. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Snazzy jazz
Come enjoy the lively grooves and bluesy musical ruminations during the seventh annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. World-class headliners and local emerging artists converge upon venues such as the DuSable Museum, the Logan Center of the Arts, Robie House, the Rockefeller Chapel and two main stages on the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park, Chicago. There also will be food and refreshments, along with family-friendly activities. Free admission. (773) 324-6926 or hydeparkjazzfestival.org. 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Laughs and latkes
Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent's critically acclaimed 2012 off-Broadway comedy "Old Jews Telling Jokes" comes to Chicago with a local cast featuring Tim Kazurinsky ("Police Academy" movies), Renee Matthews ("Molly Picon's Return Engagement") and Gene Weygandt ("Wicked") at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $49-$59. (312) 988-9000 or oldjewstellingjokesonstage.com/home/. 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Seasonal chills
Bohemian Theatre Ensemble opens its 10th season with "Veronica's Room," a horror thriller by Ira Levin ("Rosemary's Baby," "The Stepford Wives") in which Susan, a student, agrees to impersonate Veronica, the long-dead sister of a disturbed young woman in order to comfort the woman on her deathbed. Charles Riffenburg directs the show at Heartland Studio, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. $20. (866) 811-4111 or bohotheatre.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29; runs through Oct. 27

Welcome Speck
Conductor Scott Speck begins his tenure as the Chicago Philharmonic artistic director in the concert "Twilight of the Romantics: Strauss, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky" featuring pianist Kuang-Hao Huang Sunday at Northwestern University's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. $25-$75. (847) 866-6888 or chicagophilharmonic.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Hit machine
There was a time when it seemed impossible to turn on the radio and not hear a Lionel Richie song. After a stint singing as part of the Commodores, the ageless pop crooner skyrocketed into the stratosphere as a solo artist in the 1980s, delivering a string of hits like "Truly," "Stuck on You," "All Night Long," "Say You, Say Me" -- the list goes on and on. Richie will run through his long set of hits during a show at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets cost $39.50-$125. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

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