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Sunday picks: Lynyrd Skynyrd still rockin'

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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd plays on the same bill with John Kay & Steppenwolf at Festival Park next to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin on Sunday, Oct. 13.

      Lynyrd Skynyrd plays on the same bill with John Kay & Steppenwolf at Festival Park next to the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin on Sunday, Oct. 13.

  • See more than 150 scarecrows at the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival.

      See more than 150 scarecrows at the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival.
    Daily Herald file photo by Laura Stoecker/lstoecke

  • Tammy Pescatelli headlines at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Tammy Pescatelli headlines at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Free bird's the word
The current incarnation of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd headlines a rock concert that also features John Kay & Steppenwolf on the bill Sunday at Festival Park next to the Grand Victoria Casino, 250 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. $45-$99; $25 lawn seats. (888) 508-1900 or grandvictoriacasino.com. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

Scarecrows and more
See more than 150 handcrafted scarecrows at the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival, at Main and 4th streets, St. Charles. Other highlights include a carnival, petting zoo, Canine Corner for dogs, food, the Autumn on the Fox arts and crafts show, live entertainment and more. Free admission. (800) 777-4373 or scarecrowfest.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

Art full of soul
Screen printing, sculpture, illustration, woodworking, photography, jewelry, digital art and other media are showcased in businesses and galleries throughout Andersonville during its 11th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend. Count on a fabulous night of parties throughout the neighborhood in dozens of stores. Browse shops, see dance and improv performances, listen to literary readings, watch film screenings, peruse arts demonstrations and join the pub crawl in the Andersonville business district, 5300 N. Clark St. Chicago. (773) 728-2995 or andersonville.org/andersonville-arts-weekend. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

'A Beautiful Noise'
The Denny Diamond Family Trio performs songs by Neil Diamond and other legendary artists during the group's "A Beautiful Noise" concert at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Tickets cost $15. This is a fundraiser for the Schaumburg Food Pantry, soguests are encouraged to donate paper products (paper towels, facial tissues, toilet paper). For tickets, call (815) 893-9202 or visit dennydiamond.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

Autumn dance
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Fall Series features works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin and Robyn Mineko Williams at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$94. (312) 334-7777 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

Glam rock
Get a sense of Elton John's 1970s concerts when the tribute show "Remember When Rock Was Young" featuring Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band Starring Craig A. Meyer plays tonight at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $32-$42; $31-$41 seniors; $12 kids. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/tickets. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

Standup mom
Comedian Tammy Pescatelli, famed for her appearances on Comedy Central, "Last Comic Standing" and the WEtv reality show "A Standup Mother," headlines this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22 plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

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