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Weekend picks: Reveries in Motion raising funds for children

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  • Reveries In Motion Dance Company performs "Compass" at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

      Reveries In Motion Dance Company performs "Compass" at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

  • Visit the Barrington Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.

      Visit the Barrington Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25.

  • The Morton Arboretum in Lisle opens up to owners and their dogs as part of a "Tails on the Trails" event set for Saturday, May 24.

      The Morton Arboretum in Lisle opens up to owners and their dogs as part of a "Tails on the Trails" event set for Saturday, May 24.

  • Kurt Bestor (pictured) appears with Danny Wright for the show "Piano Goes Broadway" at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28.

      Kurt Bestor (pictured) appears with Danny Wright for the show "Piano Goes Broadway" at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28.

  • Comedian Jeremy Hotz continues his standup gig at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg through Sunday, May 25.

      Comedian Jeremy Hotz continues his standup gig at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg through Sunday, May 25.

  • Guests can buy, sell and trade coins and paper money  at the Geneva Coin Club's Memorial Day Weekend Coin Show.

      Guests can buy, sell and trade coins and paper money at the Geneva Coin Club's Memorial Day Weekend Coin Show.

 
 

Charitable direction: Reveries In Motion Dance Company performs a collection of modern and jazz dance pieces for "Compass," a fundraiser for Compass to Care to support children who have to travel great distances for cancer treatment. See the show this weekend at the Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest. $20; $15 students/seniors. (312) 659-3745 or rimcompass.brownpapertickets.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24; 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25

SATURDAY


Dog day: Canines and their owners can stroll more than 16 miles of woods and prairies as part of Tails on the Trails, one of only two times a year when everyday dogs are allowed at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Other activities on Saturday include demonstrations from the German Shepherd Dog Training Club and a "Smooch a Pooch" fundraiser near Meadow Lake. $5 per dog in addition to regular admission of $12; $11 seniors; $9 kids ages 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24

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Art outdoors: Browse the works of more than 100 juried artists from around the world at the Barrington Art Festival this weekend at the Village Center, Cook and Station streets. No admission charge. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25

Original phony: Learn about the notorious "Bonnie and Clyde death car" from 1934 and the many fakes that proliferated afterward this weekend at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 W. Volo Village Road, Volo. $13.95; $8.95 kids ages 5 to 12; $11.95 seniors. (815) 385-3644 or volocars.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 24 to 26

Military movies: To honor the Memorial Day holiday, Madkap Productions presents screenings of two war-themed movies from 1970, "Patton" starring George C. Scott and "M*A*S*H," starring Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland, at the Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie. For tickets call (847) 677-7761, or visit skokietheatre.org. Tickets are $7; a same-day double feature pass is $10. "Patton" is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25; "M*A*S*H' is at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25

Tribute show: The School of the Performing Arts of the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre performs songs from World War I as part of a Memorial Day Salute on Saturday at 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $20; $15 veterans/seniors. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24

Classic Car Nite: See a variety of vintage car models from 1973 (and earlier) at the Classic Car Nite at Miller's Dog & Suds Drive-In at 517 Washington St., Ingleside. The evening also features music from the 1950s and 1960s. Performers include bands such as 39 and Holding. Bring lawn chairs for seating. Food is available for purchase. Free admission. (847) 587-6808. Runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24

Jeremy, eh?: See the acclaimed Canadian comedian Jeremy Hotz continue his standup engagement this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $17 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, May 24; 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25

Dobie, do say: Milwaukee native and Chicago-area comedian Dobie Maxwell ("The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson") performs standup jokes and more starting Wednesday at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $23 plus a two menu-item purchase. (630) 584-6342 or zanies.com. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, May 24

Wyatt at Claddagh: Stop in Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Drive, Geneva, Saturday, May 24, and catch Sam Wyatt playing acoustic soft rock. Saturday drink specials include $4 margaritas, $4 Long Islands, and $4 red bull bombs. No cover; (630) 208-0337 or claddaghirishpubs.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24

Goodman premiere: Initially, things go well for the twenty-something young man moonlighting as online advice guru Aunt Susan. But as the website becomes more popular and its profits increase, problems arise for the online advice "lady" in "Ask Aunt Susan," a satire by Chicago writer/director Seth Bockley. Goodman Theatre artistic associate Henry Wishcamper directs the world premiere at 170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $10-$40; (312) 443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

New-release party: Local band AM Taxi was started by members of the DuPage County band Lucky Boys Confusion, and over time AM Taxi has become known as a fierce outfit in its own right, playing energetic guitar rock that reflects a wide range of influences (the Replacements, the Police). The band is celebrating the release of a new EP with a show at the Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $12; beatkitchen.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24

SUNDAY


Memorial Day Weekend Coin Show: The Geneva Coin Club hosts its Memorial Day Weekend Coin Show at the Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Road, Elgin. Guests can buy, sell and trade with dealers at 50 tables. Items featured include U.S. and foreign coins along with paper money and gold and silver bullion. Free admission and parking. Visit facebook.com/northernillinoiscoinshow. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday May 25

Comedy triple shot: Sample a triple shot of improvised comedy this weekend when Laugh Out Loud Theater at Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg, hosts three improv teams in one night. $10; (847) 240-0386 or laughoutloudtheater.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25

Acclaimed rapper: Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli has built a stellar body of work that includes material with the band Black Star (Kweli's project with Mos Def), solo albums and collaborations with some of hip-hop's most acclaimed artists. He's the standard-bearer for socially conscious rap music, admired both within the rap world and without for his clever and pointed lyrics. Kweli released two full-length albums in 2013, "Prisoners of Conscious" and "Gravitas," and he'll be performing this weekend at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, with a live band. $25; metrochicago.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 25

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