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  • Three Dog Night will play old favorites for fans Friday, March 28, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

      Three Dog Night will play old favorites for fans Friday, March 28, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

  • The International Vintage Poster Fair returns to the Chicago Cultural Center from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30.

      The International Vintage Poster Fair returns to the Chicago Cultural Center from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30.

  • Actress Betsey Means, pictured, will portray  American poet Emily Dickinson in the "I Dwell in Possibility: An Intimate Afternoon with Emily Dickinson" program at West Chicago Public Library District.

      Actress Betsey Means, pictured, will portray American poet Emily Dickinson in the "I Dwell in Possibility: An Intimate Afternoon with Emily Dickinson" program at West Chicago Public Library District.
    Courtesy of Betsey Means

  • Comedian Orny Adams performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Orny Adams performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
    Courtesy of Dan Dion

  • A pancake breakfast is just part of the fun at the Lindenhurst-Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce's SpringFest Expo.

      A pancake breakfast is just part of the fun at the Lindenhurst-Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce's SpringFest Expo.

  • U.S. gold medal Olympic Champions Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White, are set to appear in the 2014 edition of "Stars on Ice" coming the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, May 3.

      U.S. gold medal Olympic Champions Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White, are set to appear in the 2014 edition of "Stars on Ice" coming the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, May 3.
    Associated Press File Photo

  • Christian rap artist Lecrae is on the bill for the Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, March 29.

      Christian rap artist Lecrae is on the bill for the Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Saturday, March 29.
    Associated Press File Photo

  • Frog enthusiasts are invited to the "Fabulous Frogs" program at the Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin.

      Frog enthusiasts are invited to the "Fabulous Frogs" program at the Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin.

  • The 17-member Jazz Consortium Big Band presents a concert at the Congregational Church of Algonquin.

      The 17-member Jazz Consortium Big Band presents a concert at the Congregational Church of Algonquin.
    Courtesy of the Jazz Consortium Big Band

 
 

Rocking night: If you love 1970s hits like "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Black and White" and others by Three Dog Night, then don't miss their concert at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$99. (630) 962-3000 or oshows.com. 8 p.m. Friday, March 28

FRIDAY


Knit, knit: Learn about the latest fabric trends, techniques and products at the 2014 edition of the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo starting Thursday at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $8-$12 daily general admission, extra for classes and workshops. (847) 303-4100 or sewingexpo.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 28, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29

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Vintage prints: This year's International Vintage Poster Fair carries the theme of Ideas and Innovation: A Century of Vintage Posters this weekend at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago. $20 Friday preview benefit; $15 weekend pass (Saturday and Sunday). (800) 856-8069 or posterfair.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 28; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 30

Choral dance: Giordano Dance Chicago teams up with the choral ensemble Bella Voce for Autumn Eckman's "Mist," which makes its world premiere among returning repertory favorites this weekend at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $15-$60. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28-29

'Comedian' star: See why Orny Adams was prominently featured in Jerry Seinfeld's documentary "Comedian" when he continues performances this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $17 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, March 28; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 29; and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30

Celtic sisters: If shows like "Riverdance" and "Heartbeat of Home" promote Irish culture in a big way, then Cherish the Ladies presents Celtic fare on a more intimate scale. Catch this group at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $44; $42 seniors; $34 students. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 8 p.m. Friday, March 28

SATURDAY


Springfest Expo: The Lindenhurst-Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce hosts its SpringFest Expo at Lakes Community High School, 1600 Eagle Way Drive, Lake Villa. Highlights include the Lake Villa Lions Club's pancake breakfast, a stilt walker, activities from the Busy Brains Interactive Children's Museum, bouncy games, local business exhibitors with food, cars and more. Free admission; llvchamber.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30

Civil War show: See thousands of historical artifacts from the Civil War, as well as the Revolutionary War, World War I, World War II and other battles, at the National Civil War & Military Extravaganza Show and Sale at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. Civil War enthusiasts from across the country will be on hand with hundreds of tables of artifacts. See special exhibits on fur-trading items and equipment from World War II. $9 for adults; ages 16 and younger are free with paying adult; zurkopromotions.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29

Fabulous Frogs: Naturalists from the Forest Preserve District of Kane County conduct a Fabulous Frogs program at the Burnidge Forest Preserve, 38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin. Get a bit muddy as you help identify frogs by physical characteristics and sound. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but advance registration is required. Call (630) 444-3190, or email programs@kaneforest.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29

'Lyle Finds His Mother': See the popular children's book character Lyle the crocodile come to life onstage in the musical "Lyle Finds His Mother" at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. Based on the popular "Lyle" children's book series by Bernard Waber, the production focuses on Lyle, a giant, green crocodile who lives with a human family in New York City. $15; (773) 761-4477 or lifelinetheatre.com. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30

Contemporary Christian: Newsboys, Lecrae, Colton Dixon and other Christian music stars are on the bill for the Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular, which plays Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $10; $15 parking. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29

Lights out!: Switch off the lights to conserve energy and enjoy family activities in the dark at the sixth annual Earth Hour celebration at the Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St., Batavia. Earth Hour is an international green event. Highlights at Batavia's celebration include games in the dark, storytelling, yoga by candlelight, a drum circle, crystal singing bowls and more. Free; bataviaparks.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29

Hip-hop pioneers: A few heroes from the early days of hip-hop will trade rhymes at a show this weekend in the city. Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie will be among those on the bill -- quite a lineup of classic rap artists at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Tickets start at $59; thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29

SUNDAY


Memories for sale: The 20th annual World's Fair Memorabilia Show places its focus on the 1933-34 Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair at the Elk Grove Holiday Inn, 1000 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village. $6; $5 seniors; $20 for 9 a.m. preview. (630) 467-0100 or worldsfairshow.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30

Jazz in the afternoon: The 17-member Jazz Consortium Big Band presents a concert at the Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin. The program features music from legendary big band performers including Glenn Miller, to modern selections by Maynard Ferguson and others. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; (847) 658-5308 or algonquinucc.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30

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