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Sunday picks: Cars, dogs and cat shows today

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  • The Race and Performance Expo returns to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Among the vehicles at a past event was Schwartz Performance's 1981 Pontiac Trans-Am.

      The Race and Performance Expo returns to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Among the vehicles at a past event was Schwartz Performance's 1981 Pontiac Trans-Am.
    Courtesy of Prestige MotorCar Photography

  • See elephants, tigers, motorcycling tricksters and more when the "Circus Spectacular" comes to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

      See elephants, tigers, motorcycling tricksters and more when the "Circus Spectacular" comes to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

 
 

All tricked out: Gear heads who love customizing their cars won't want to miss the 7th Annual Race & Performance Expo, which features vehicle displays, vendors and more this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $15. (630) 584-6342 or raceperformanceexpo.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

Bark stars: See many groomed breeds of dogs, agility tests and new canine products at the International Kennel Club of Chicago 2014 International Cluster of Dog Shows this weekend at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. $20; $15 seniors; two-day pass $25 or $20 for seniors. (773) 237-5100 or ikcdogshow.com. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

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All-Breed Cat Show: The Lincoln State Cat Club hosts its 54th anniversary All-Breed Cat Show in the Wellness and Sports Center Gym at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Highlights include an education ring, pedigreed and household cat competitions, meet-the-breed booths and more than 30 vendors offering pet-related collectibles and products. $6-$8. Children under age 6 are free. Visit lscats.org or harpercollege.edu. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

Olympic views: Get two very contrasting views of the Sochi Winter Olympics at two different exhibits in Chicago this week. The United States Olympic Committee Road to Sochi Tour features appearances from Olympic champions like Vonetta Flowers and Derek Parra, plus many interactive exhibits on winter sports this Wednesday and Thursday at Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. teamusa.org. Meanwhile, the ongoing photography exhibit "The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus" features images from 2009 and beyond showing a former Soviet city amid its transformation into an Olympic city at the DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. depaul.edu/museum. Free admission to both events. Sochi Project exhibit on display from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

Big-top fun: Carden Entertainment brings its 51st Circus Spectacular with exotic animals, graceful aerialists, skilled acrobats and more to the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $20-$45; $10 parking. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

'Radio Noir': RG Productions features four detective stories in its "Radio Noir" production at PM&L Theatre, 877 N. Main St., Antioch. Costumed actors bring the adventures of fictional detectives like Sam Spade to life, along with showcasing spoofs of "Dragnet" and more. The event also features 1940s jazz music from The Together Again Duo. Tickets are $10. Visit pmltheatre.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

Beatles singalong: As part of the ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on American television, the Arcada Theatre is hosting a special singalong screening of "A Hard Day's Night," the classic and influential musical film from the Beatles and filmmaker Richard Lester. The event will include a preshow concert by the Ralleys and other activities.at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $15, $25; oshows.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

All Mozart: Guest pianist Roger Shen teams up with The Northbrook Symphony for an all-Mozart concert titled "Devine Genius" today at the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. $8-$45. (847) 272-0755 or northbrooksymphony.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23

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