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  • Laurie Holden ("The Walking Dead") is one of the featured stars appearing at The Walker Stalker Convention 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont between Friday, March 14, through Sunday, March 16.

      Laurie Holden ("The Walking Dead") is one of the featured stars appearing at The Walker Stalker Convention 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont between Friday, March 14, through Sunday, March 16.
    Courtesy of Jordin Althaus/AMC

  • The Agape Ringers handbell choir presents a concert on Sunday, March 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn.

      The Agape Ringers handbell choir presents a concert on Sunday, March 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn.
    Courtesy of the Agape Ringers

  • Learn about maple syrup production and visit a pioneer sugar camp at the annual Sugar Bush Fair at Spring Valley in Schaumburg.

      Learn about maple syrup production and visit a pioneer sugar camp at the annual Sugar Bush Fair at Spring Valley in Schaumburg.

  • Comedian Tommy Johnagin performs at Zanies locations in Chicago and Rosemont.

      Comedian Tommy Johnagin performs at Zanies locations in Chicago and Rosemont.
    Courtesy of Scott Gries/Comedy Central

 
 

Zombie bash: Die-hard fans of "The Walking Dead" won't want to miss the Walker Stalker Convention 2014, which features costume contests, dances and appearances by stars from the AMC zombie series like Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun and Emily Kinney, as well as other horror/sci-fi TV shows. It starts Friday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $35-$45 daily admission; $69 Saturday/Sunday admission; $99 three-day general admission. VIP packages also available. (847) 692-2222 or walkerstalkercon.com. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Sugar Bush Fair: Head to the annual celebration of maple sugar at the annual Sugar Bush Fair at Spring Valley, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Events include a pancake breakfast, demonstrations of maple syrup production, hayrides, a pioneer sugar camp, a puppet show and more. Admission to the fest is free. There is a $3.50-$5 charge for breakfast. Call (847) 985-2100 or visit parkfun.com. 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 16

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Play time: The Chicago Fun Family Palooza promises loads of games, activities, products and displays for kids of all ages this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center and Ballroom, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $8 general admission; $15 activity wristband (extra for select activities). (630) 584-6342 or pheasantrun.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Green-up time: Start dreaming of spring blossoms and greenery Saturday at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, which returns for a two-week run at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. $17 weekday tickets; $19 weekend tickets; $5 kids ages 4-12. (312) 595-7437 or chicagoflower.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Come to the 'Cabaret': McHenry County College brings the musical "Cabaret" to the stage of its Black Box Theatre, in Building E on the MCCC campus, 8900 Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake. The cast includes students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. $10-$15. (815) 455-8746 or mchenry.edu. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16

'Annie Jr.': The Spotlight Theatre group from the Elk Grove Park District presents "Annie Jr." a story based on the classic tale of "Little Orphan Annie," at the Prairie Lakes Theatre, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. Youth ages 6-14 comprise the cast. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For information, call (847) 690-1184. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Kylián conclave: The spring series of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is entirely dedicated to the works of Czech choreographer Jirí Kylián like "Petit Mort," "Falling Angels" and more starting Thursday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $30-$99. (312) 334-7777 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Classical Broadway: Soprano Lisa Vroman ("The Phantom of the Opera") teams up with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra for a "Broadway Spectacular" concert this weekend at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $30-$35; $26-$31 seniors; $12-$17 students. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Bells will be ringing!: The Agape Ringers handbell choir presents a concert at Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn. The 16-member troupe has performed in concert across the globe. Admission is free; donations are accepted. (630) 469-1555. 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Singing Sondheim: Jazz singer Spider Saloff sings songs from Broadway shows like "Follies," "Company" and more in the cabaret concert "Sondheim and Me" today at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $35-$40. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Junior stars: If your kids love animated cable shows like "Sophia the First" and "Jake and the Neverland Pirates," then see the characters onstage in "Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure" this weekend at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $15-$75. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16

Autobiographical ardor: Comedian Tommy Johnagin, a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," draws from his personal life for his humor. See him at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027, $25 plus a two menu-item purchase. zanies.com. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16

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