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Weekend picks: Romance isn't dead at 'Romeo' screenings

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  • Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad starred as the title lovers of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." The 2013 Broadway production is shown in select movie theaters on Friday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 16.

      Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad starred as the title lovers of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." The 2013 Broadway production is shown in select movie theaters on Friday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 16.
    Courtesy of Carol Rosegg

  • The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe hosts The Orchid Show from Saturday, Feb. 15, to Sunday, March 16.

      The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe hosts The Orchid Show from Saturday, Feb. 15, to Sunday, March 16.

  • Head to Glen Ellyn Park District's Artic Blast family event to celebrate the winter season.

      Head to Glen Ellyn Park District's Artic Blast family event to celebrate the winter season.

  • Piper Winkler, 13 of Geneva walks up the board walkway to the historic Pioneer Sholes one-room schoolhouse in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, Sunday during their winter open house.

       Piper Winkler, 13 of Geneva walks up the board walkway to the historic Pioneer Sholes one-room schoolhouse in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, Sunday during their winter open house.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Courtesy of Anna Webber Grammy Award-winner Kurt Elling is set to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at College of DuPage's McAninich Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

      Courtesy of Anna Webber Grammy Award-winner Kurt Elling is set to perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at College of DuPage's McAninich Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

  • The Midtown Men, featuring Michael Longoria, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer of the original Broadway company of "Jersey Boys," perform two shows at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Friday, Feb. 14.

      The Midtown Men, featuring Michael Longoria, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer of the original Broadway company of "Jersey Boys," perform two shows at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Friday, Feb. 14.

  • Courtesy of Long Beach OperaKaren Marie Richardson and Keithon Gipson co-star in the Windy City debut of Duke Ellington's jazz-opera hybrid "Queenie Pie," courtesy of Chicago Opera Theater at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

      Courtesy of Long Beach OperaKaren Marie Richardson and Keithon Gipson co-star in the Windy City debut of Duke Ellington's jazz-opera hybrid "Queenie Pie," courtesy of Chicago Opera Theater at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

  • AP File PhotoJustin Timberlake brings The 20/20 Experience World Tour to the United Center in Chicago on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 16 and 17.

      AP File PhotoJustin Timberlake brings The 20/20 Experience World Tour to the United Center in Chicago on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 16 and 17.

  • Joe Jencks performs in a Lake County Folk Club-sponsored concert in Gurnee.

      Joe Jencks performs in a Lake County Folk Club-sponsored concert in Gurnee.

 
 

Star-crossed duo: Shakespeare's most famous lovers are brought to life by Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad in special screenings of the 2013 Broadway revival of "Romeo and Juliet" at select movie theaters. $15. fathomevents.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

SATURDAY


Under the sea: Area scuba divers won't want to miss the Our World Underwater show this weekend with numerous workshops, lectures, films and more at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $15 one-day admission; $80 three-day package; other multiday and workshop packages available. (847) 692-2222 or ourworldunderwater.com. 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

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In bloom: Infuse some floral color into your life via more than 10,000 blooms on display as part of The Orchid Show starting Saturday at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. $10; $8 seniors and kids; $25 parking per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, March 16

Open House at the schoolhouse: Visit the 1872 Pioneer Sholes School, a one-room schoolhouse, at the Winter Open House at the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, off Dean Street, north of Route 64, in St. Charles. Tour the school and watch as junior docents perform skits, songs and poetry. Other highlights include crafts, refreshments and more. Admission is free; donations are welcome. For information, call (630) 762-9746. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16

'Peter Pan': Spotlight Youth Theater presents the classic tale of "Peter Pan" at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. Tickets are $10-$12 in advance at spotlight.org, or $12-$14 at the door. 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 15; and 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 16

Ellington opera: Two women get caught up in a beauty rivalry in "Queenie Pie," an opera by Duke Ellington that was unfinished at his death. Chicago Opera Theater presents a reconstruction of the work at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $45-$125. (312) 334-7777, harristheaterchicago.org or chicagooperatheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, Friday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, March 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

Chad Elliott: Folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Chad Elliott performs in concert at the Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St., Lombard. Along with folk tunes, Elliott's repertoire includes Americana, country and roots selections. $15. (630) 627-0171 or maplestreetchapel.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

'The Liar': See the French farce "The Liar" at Wheaton College's Arena Theater, Jenks Hall, 433 N. Howard St., Wheaton. The comedy focuses on a handsome, pathological liar and his adventures in Paris in 1643. $8-$10. (630) 752-5800 or wheaton.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

Love is in the air: Pascale M. Trouillot, Sister Hubert in Steel Beam Theatre's recent production of "Nuncrackers," returns to the theater to perform for a Valentine cabaret titled "On My Way to You." 111 S. Main St., St. Charles; $20. (630) 587-8521 or steelbeamtheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

SUNDAY


Arctic Blast: Head to Glen Ellyn Park District's Artic Blast family event to celebrate the winter season. Guests can take part in games, including a frozen disc fly event, snowball tossing, chilly paddle tennis and more. Dig in to treats like hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. Arctic Blast takes place in Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Ave., Glen Ellyn. Free. Visit gepark.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Life of Lincoln: Learn how Abraham Lincoln's political life and legal career in Illinois helped fuel his journey to the White House, as attorney and author Guy Fraker presents a President's Day lecture at the Elmhurst Historical Museum's Education Center at 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. Fraker is the author of "Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit." Free. (630) 833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Orchestral introduction: Introduce kids to the world of orchestral music when the Skokie Valley Symphony performs a puppet-filled production of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" today at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $10-$41. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Brill singer: Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Kurt Elling not only performs music from his latest album, "1619 Broadway -- The Brill Building Project," this Sunday, he'll also be on hand to help open the renovated and renamed Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $44; $42 seniors; $34 kids. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Jammin' with Joe: Singer Joe Jencks headlines in a concert at the In-Laws Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. The event is sponsored by the Lake County Folk Club. Suggested donation is $10-$12; $5 for teens. For reservations, call (847) 602-8882. Visit thelakecountyfolkclub.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

Sexy brought back: Grammy Award-winner Justin Timberlake performs songs from his latest acclaimed album in "The 20/20 Experience World Tour" at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $49.50-$175. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

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