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Sunday picks: Clown around with Italian Family Circus Zoppe

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  • 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.

  • 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.

 
 

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 and 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11

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

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'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. Sunday, May 11

'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. 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11

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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