Best bets: The Eagles fly into Rosemont
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The phenomenally successful Grammy Award-winning rock band The Eagles is touring to promote the comprehensive documentary "History of the Eagles." This Saturday, the band performs at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $49-$189. $20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
Continue this year's bicentennial celebrations of composer Guiseppe Verdi's birth when da Corneto Opera Orchestra & Chorus performs his early hit "Nabucco" in concert at two locations this weekend. First at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $15-$40. (847) 673-6300. Then at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $30-$45. (312) 334-7777 or dacorneto.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Skokie; 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in Chicago
Comedian Patti Vasquez explores if a wife and mother can still be sexy after doing laundry and washing sippy cups all day in her show "Lipstick Mom: From Mommy to Mamalicious," which plays tonightat the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $20-$25. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
Get an overview of the past musical triumphs of Chicago a cappella with the concert "The Best of Chicago a cappella: A 20th Anniversary Celebration" this weekend at two locations: North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; also at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $30-$38; $25 seniors; $12 students ages 23 and under. (773) 281-7820 or chicagoacappella.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Naperville; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Evanston
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra teams up with guest conductor Matthew Kraemer and guest saxophonist Timothy McAllister for the concert "Movie Greats by John Williams," which features iconic music from films like "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and more. Hear it this weekend at two locations: The Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg; then at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$40 in Schaumburg; $25-$60 in Elgin. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Schaumburg; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in Elgin
Catch the proudly blue-collar comedian known as Larry the Cable Guy (actor Dan Whitney)when he performs two shows this Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Ave., Aurora. $65-$85. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
Influential English blues guitarist and songwriter John Mayall, often cited as a source of inspiration by the likes of Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor, performs in concert Saturday at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $38; $36 students/seniors. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
A Broadway voice
Tickets are now on sale to see Broadway veteran Liz Callaway ("Baby," "Miss Saigon") perform in concert on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $40. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
Sweet on baking
"Alice in Wonderland" is the theme for this year's America's Baking and Sweets Show, which runs Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $15 one-day admission; $10 seniors and students; $30 three-day pass. (847) 303-4100 or americasbakingandsweetsshow.com. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17
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