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  • Comedian Louie Anderson is set to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Louie Anderson is set to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

  • February Sky, consisting Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban, are a folk duo set to perform at McHenry County College's Luecht Conference Center in Crystal Lake at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

      February Sky, consisting Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban, are a folk duo set to perform at McHenry County College's Luecht Conference Center in Crystal Lake at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

  • Head outside to tour the landscape at the WinterFest celerbation at the Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside.

      Head outside to tour the landscape at the WinterFest celerbation at the Volo Bog State Natural Area in Ingleside.
    Daily Herald file photo by Gilbert R. Boucher II/g

  • Samantha Brown of television's Travel Channel will be on hand at The Travel and Adventure Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

      Samantha Brown of television's Travel Channel will be on hand at The Travel and Adventure Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
    Courtesy of Tamara Bell

  • Beatles tribute band American English is set to perform at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

      Beatles tribute band American English is set to perform at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

 
 

Louie, Louie: Emmy Award-winning comedian Louie Anderson ("Life with Louis," "The Louis Show") returns to talk about his Midwestern upbringing and more at the The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22-$24, plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Travel and Adventure Show: Learn about the latest trends and "hot spots" in the world of travel at the Travel and Adventure Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. More than 250 travel exhibitors will be on hand along with TV host Samantha Brown of the Travel Channel and Pauline Frommer, creator of Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides. Guests can also meet sled dogs, ride mechanical bulls, watch dance performances from around the world and more. Tickets are $10 online; $15 at door. Kids ages 16 and younger are free. Call (203) 878-2577 or visit adventureexpo.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

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Celebrate winter at WinterFest: Celebrate this wintry season at the annual WinterFest event at the Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Guests can head outdoors to tour the bog, hike, cross-country ski, try snow shoeing and more. Indoor events include musical performances by Chris Strong and Will Kruger, story reading, a photo contest, refreshments and more. Admission is free; donations are welcome. For information, call (815) 344-1294, or email dnr.volobog@illinois.gov. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Seconds count: See which competitors can hold on the longest when the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series returns this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $20-$125; $20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Highland swing: Violinist Michael Ludwig joins with conductor Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the concert "Scottish Fantasy" featuring music of Mendelssohn and more this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$60. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in Elgin

'Men Are Dogs': The Elgin Theatre Company presents the comical "Men Are Dogs" at the Kimball Street Theater at the Elgin Academy, Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue, Elgin. The program looks at a successful female psychologist and the lives of the neurotic patients around her. $12-$15. (847) 741-0532, or visit elgin-theatre.org/tickets.htm. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Encore!: The Encore! traveling ensemble group from Buffalo Grove's BG Singers presents its "Coast to Coast" concert at the Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St., Prospect Heights. The program will include an eclectic mix of musical styles from all across the country, including Broadway tunes, Motown hits, pop, disco, folk and more. Register by calling (847) 259-3500, or visit phpl.info. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Folk duo: Phil Cooper and Susan Urban make up the folk band February Sky, which performs a free concert Sunday at McHenry County College's Luecht Conference Center, 8900 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake. No admission charge. (815) 479-7814 or mchenry.edu/artevents. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

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