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Weekend picks: MTV's 'Girl Code' star hits Zanies

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  • Comedian Jessimae Peluso ("Girl Code") appears at Zanies in Rosemont.

      Comedian Jessimae Peluso ("Girl Code") appears at Zanies in Rosemont.

  • See the clown Nino as part of the Italian Family Circus Zoppé in Addison this weekend.

      See the clown Nino as part of the Italian Family Circus Zoppé in Addison this weekend.

  • Singer Susan Werner, pictured, teams up with Bonnie Koloc for a concert of folk music at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre in Elgin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

      Singer Susan Werner, pictured, teams up with Bonnie Koloc for a concert of folk music at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre in Elgin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

  • Dogs can dress in costume for the Dog Day Parade on Saturday, May 10, a the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

      Dogs can dress in costume for the Dog Day Parade on Saturday, May 10, a the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest.

  • Courtesy of Kitty DonohoeMichigan-based singer and songwriter Kitty Donohoe sings and play the piano, guitar and cittern in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines.

      Courtesy of Kitty DonohoeMichigan-based singer and songwriter Kitty Donohoe sings and play the piano, guitar and cittern in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines.

  • The Jazz Consortium Big Band plays a special Mother's Day Concert at Durty Nellie's in Palatine at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 11.

      The Jazz Consortium Big Band plays a special Mother's Day Concert at Durty Nellie's in Palatine at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 11.

 
 

'Code' comedian: If you're a big fan of MTV's "Girl Code," then don't miss comedian Jessimae Peluso this weekend at Zanies at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25 plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10

SATURDAY

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Arts & Crafts Adventure: The American Society of Artists hosts its 24th annual Arts & Crafts Adventure in Hodges Park, 101 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. A variety of artwork will be featured, including paintings, garden art, jewelry, woodworking, photography and more. Free. Visit americansocietyofartists.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10

Pooches on parade: Dress up canines Fido and Fluffy in their finest and head to the Dog Day Parade on Saturday, May 10, at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Owner and Dog Look-Alike and Top Dog. Other highlights include music, food, kids' activities and more. Participating dogs must be leashed and must show proof of having current vaccinations. $5 per dog; humans are free. (847) 234-6060 or gortoncenter.org. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10. Parade at 9:30 a.m. Other festivities begin at 10:30 a.m.

Wildflower Walk: Nature lovers can learn about native wildflowers in the region during the guided Spring Wildflowers Walk at the Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve, 35W076 Villa Marie Road, St. Charles. Naturalists from the Forest Preserve District of Kane County will teach participants about the names and histories behind the colorful blooms. Free; advance registration is required. Call (630) 444-3190, or send an email to programs@kaneforest.com. 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10

'The Tale of Snow White': See a comical adaptation of the famed Brothers Grimm 1812 fairy tale at "The Tale of Snow White" production at Steel Beam Theatre, 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. The play, written by Barbara Lennon, introduces new characters and comical twists to the original story. $10-$15. (630) 587-8521 or steelbeamtheatre.com. 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11

Big top Italiano: See clowns, acrobats and possibly even a few animal acts when the Italian Family Circus Zoppé plays this weekend at the Caputo's Fresh Market lot, 510 W. Lake St., Addison. $27, but discounts available online and at Caputo's. zoppe.net. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10; 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11

Chi-town guy: Comedian and Chicago native John Caponera returns to town to riff on sports, marriage and more at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $25 plus a two-item menu purchase. (630) 584-6342 or zanies.com. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, May 10

Classical Wisconsin: No need to head north this Saturday to hear the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, since it will be performing in concert at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $50-$60. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10

Folk in the Fox: Singers Bonnie Koloc and Susan Werner show off their fine knowledge of folk music in a Saturday concert at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $33. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/arts. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10

Showtune revue: Singer Dean Regan pays tribute to the theatrical songs of The Great White Way in the concert "Give My Regards to Broadway" Saturday at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $25-$32; $24-$31 seniors; $12-$15 youth. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu/tickets. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10

'Spamalot' in Palatine: Theatre Nebula concludes its 15th season with a musical comedy gem at the Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Chuck Sisson, 2012's non-equity, Jeff Award-winning best actor, stars as King Arthur in the company's production of "Spamalot." Adapted by Eric Idle and John Du Prez from the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," this show skewers musicals and the Arthurian legends. $12-$18; (847) 202-5222 or theatrenebula.org or cuttinghall.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11

SUNDAY

Holiday park: Start your summer of holiday-them fun when Santa's Village AZoosment Park opens its season today at 601 Dundee Ave., East Dundee. $19.75. $16.75 seniors. (847) 426-6751 or santasvillagedundee.com. Season opens 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 11; Hours vary through season, which ends Sunday, Oct. 26

Music fusion: The Chicago Sinfonietta explores Eastern European and Chinese musical genres by teaming up with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Brand and Su Chang in concerts at two locations; North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; then at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $10-$54. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11 in Naperville; 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 in Chicago

Jazz for mom: The Barrington High School Rithum Machine and the Jazz Consortium Big Band are the same bill for a special Mother's Day Concert today at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $10 cover; $5 for ages 17 and under 17. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com. 6 p.m. Sunday, May 11

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