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Sunday picks: Chazz Palminteri brings 'Bronx' to the Arcada

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  • Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri brings his own stage play

      Oscar-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri brings his own stage play

  • The Fine Art of Fiber show ends its long weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe Sunday.

      The Fine Art of Fiber show ends its long weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe Sunday.

  • Comedian Carlos Mencia will perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Carlos Mencia will perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • Learn about poet Carl Sandburg at the Elmhurst Historical Museum exhibit, opening this weekend.

      Learn about poet Carl Sandburg at the Elmhurst Historical Museum exhibit, opening this weekend.

 
By Scott Morgan and Laura Stewart

Weekend swing
Grab a dance partner to jive and jitterbug at Let's Dance "November Splendor" featuring John Smith and Shananigans Big Band on Saturday and the Johnnie Kaye Orchestra on Sunday at the Northern Illinois University Duke Ellington Ballroom, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. $65-$110 package deal per person. (815) 753-1444 or justmakeithappen-dekalb.com. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Quilted art
See elaborate quilts and other handcrafted cloth items at the Fine Art of Fiber show starting Thursday at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, though parking is $25 per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org or fineartoffiber.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

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Celebrating Greek culture
Dig in to a variety of Greek fare while you browse for holiday crafts at the Greek Food Fest and Holiday Craft Bazaar at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 525 Church Road, Elgin. Free admission. (847) 888-2822. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Layered paths
Photographic and digital artist Deborah B. Orloff layers landscapes on top of each other in her exhibit "Holzwege" (a German word meaning "wood path"), starting Sunday at North Central College's Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. No admission charge. (630) 637-5300 or northcentralcollege.edu. Noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Poetic 'Shoulders'
Find out about the celebrated poet who first deemed Chicago as the "City of Big Shoulders" in the exhibit "Carl Sandburg in Elmhurst" starting Saturday at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. Free. (630) 833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Home team
Conductor Andrew Grams and concertmaster Isabella Lippi lead the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in music of Sibelius, John Adams and Tchaikovskythis weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$60. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

City on fire
Siblings Chelle and Lank find their business -- an after-hours club located in the basement of their parents' home -- and their relationship threatened by an eruption of violence in "Detroit '67," Dominique Morisseau's retelling of that city's late-1960s racial unrest through the experiences of one family. Northlight Theatre's regional premiere is helmed by Ron OJ Parson, in his Northlight directing debut at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. The show opens Nov. 15. $25-$75. (847) 673-6300 or northlight.org. 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Romantic revels
Maestro Joel Smirnoff returns to conduct the Chicago Philharmonic in a concert called "Romantic Serenade" featuring music of Berlioz, Brahms and Richard Strauss this Sunday at Nichols Concert Hall in the Music Institute of Chicago, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. $25-$75. (847) 866-6888 or chicagophilharmonic.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

New York story
Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri ("Bullets Over Broadway," "Modern Family") brings his autobiographical Broadway show "A Bronx Tale" for a special Sunday performance at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $49-$79. (630) 962-7000 or oshows.com. 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Mind of Mencia
If you loved seeing comedian Carlos Mencia on TV, then don't miss his live standup set starting Thursday at the The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Watery mourning
Chicago Opera Theater teams up with the Chicago Park District to present composer Ricky Ian Gordon's 70-minute one-act opera "Orpheus and Eurydice" in a special staging in and around water this weekend at Eckhart Park Pool, 1330 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Free tickets, but reservations required. (312) 704-8414 or chicagooperatheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

Eddie Brill marks 35 years of Zanies
See comedian Eddie Brill as he performs his stand-up routines at Zanies Comedy Club at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago. Brill performs as part of Zanies Comedy Club's 35th anniversary celebration, running throughout November. Free admission for Brill's show for anyone over age 35. (312) 337-4027 or zanies.com. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

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