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Weekend picks: Cher is always a sight to behold

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  • Cher brings her Dress to Kill Tour (D2K) with opening act Cyndi Lauper to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.

      Cher brings her Dress to Kill Tour (D2K) with opening act Cyndi Lauper to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.
    Associated Press

  • William Shatner will make an appearance at Creation Entertainment's Official Star Trek Convention at the Westin O'Hare in Rosemont.

      William Shatner will make an appearance at Creation Entertainment's Official Star Trek Convention at the Westin O'Hare in Rosemont.
    Associated Press File Photo

  • Kellie Cundiff, Brittany Stock and Carol Rose star in Fox Valley Repertory's Andrews Sisters musical revue "Sisters of Swing," which runs from Thursday, June 5, through Sunday, July 27.

      Kellie Cundiff, Brittany Stock and Carol Rose star in Fox Valley Repertory's Andrews Sisters musical revue "Sisters of Swing," which runs from Thursday, June 5, through Sunday, July 27.

  • An art-making aluminum pour is part of the Fine Line Arts Festival in St. Charles.

      An art-making aluminum pour is part of the Fine Line Arts Festival in St. Charles.
    Courtesy of Fine Line Creative Arts Center

  • WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling appears with Don Weubbles to discuss climate change as part of a World Environment Day event at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

      WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling appears with Don Weubbles to discuss climate change as part of a World Environment Day event at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.

  • Eddie Izzard, pictured here in the IFC comedy "Bullet In The Face," appears at the Chicago Theatre for three shows.

      Eddie Izzard, pictured here in the IFC comedy "Bullet In The Face," appears at the Chicago Theatre for three shows.
    Associated Press File Photo

 
 

Turn back time: Expect plenty of over-the-top stage spectacle when legendary pop diva Cher brings her Dressed to Kill (D2K) Tour with opening act Cyndi Lauper on Saturday to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $25.50-$156. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7

SATURDAY


Harvard Milk Days: The town of Harvard is in the spotlight for its 73rd Annual Harvard Milk Days in Milky Way Park, 6600 Lawrence, Harvard. Festival highlights include a carnival, parade, entertainment, craft show, petting zoo, a milk-drinking contest, a cow chip lotto, antique tractor display and more. (815) 943-4614. Free admission; $5 daily parking. Visit milkdays.com. 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 7; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 8

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Making art: An art-making aluminum pour is the featured new event for this year's Fine Line Arts Festival this weekend at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. $50 for aluminum pour and dinner on Friday; free admission Saturday, but a charge for some activities. (630) 584-9443 or fineline.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7

Beam on over: Trekkies will be out in force for The Official Star Trek Convention, which prominently features appearances by actors William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew this weekend at the Westin O'Hare, 6100 N. River Road, Rosemont. $25 Friday; $35 Saturday; $30 Sunday. (818) 409-0960 or creationent.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8

Celebrating Japanese culture: Learn about Japanese traditions and history at the Japan Festival 2014 at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Sample Japanese food, shop in a Japanese market, watch dance performances, see Taiko drummers and more. Admission $5. Ages 17 and younger are free. Visit japanfest-chicago.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8

Weather warning: WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling appears with climate expert Don Weubbles for the World Environment Day Climate and Weather Update this Saturday at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission; $25-$30 parking. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7

Antique gifts for dad: "Mantique" items -- those appealing particularly to men -- are the focus of the upcoming North Shore Flea-Antiques Market at the Highwood Recreation Center, 428 Green Bay Road, Highwood. Find a variety of items for Father's Day gifts -- from vintage neckties and cuff links to antique cameras, tools and more. Other featured items include home furnishings, clothing and jewelry. $5 donation. (847) 607-1087 or visit northshoreflea.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 7, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8

Track tastings: A selection of more than 400 domestic and international wines are offered up at the Binny's Taste at the Track event this Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. $35 (includes admission, wineglass, wine and beer tastings and three food sample tickets). (847) 385-7500 or arlingtonpark.com. 11:15 a.m. gates open, with 1 p.m. first post Saturday, June 7

Dig in at Taste of Wheaton: Sample a wide variety of fare at the annual Taste of Wheaton in Wheaton Memorial Park, 208 W. Union St., Wheaton. Along with food, arts and crafts, carnival rides, children's games, concerts, beer garden and a business expo are featured. Free admission. Visit wheatonparktdistrict.com. noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 8

Play ball!: See how baseball was played in the mid-1800s as the Aurora Town Club team takes on the Somonauk Blue Stockings at the Vintage Baseball Game at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora. The game will be played with the rules and customs of the late 19th century. General admission to the farm is $4.50-$5 for residents; $7-$8 nonresidents. Children under age 2 are free. (630) 892-1550 or foxvalleyparkdistrict.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7

Let's dance: William Forsythe's "Quintett," Nacho Durato's "Gnawa" and a world-premiere piece by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo are all on the Summer Series bill for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$99. (312) 334-7777 or (312) 850-9744 or hubbardstreetdance.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7; and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8

Sister act: Learn all about the singing siblings whose songs like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" will forever be tied to World War II in the musical "Sisters of Swing: The Andrews Sisters Story" starting Thursday at Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $32-$42. (630) 584-6342 or foxvalleyrep.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8

Comedy from the hip: Acclaimed British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard holds court with his hilarious comic ramblings for three shows starting Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $43-$78.50. (312) 462-6300 or thechicagotheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday through Monday, June 7 to 9

SUNDAY

Blue Man Group with the CYSO: Members of the Blue Man Group theatrical production team up with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra for a concert in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. The program features acts from the Blue Man Group show, along with a concert of songs to be performed during the CYSO's upcoming tour of China. More than 90 musicians make up the CYSO. Free. Visit cyso.org. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8

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