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Weekend picks: Comedian Erin Jackson plays Zanies Rosemont

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  • Comedian Erin Jackson appears at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

      Comedian Erin Jackson appears at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

  • The Forest Preserve District's Island Rendezvous returns to the Isle a la Cache Museum, in Romeoville.

      The Forest Preserve District's Island Rendezvous returns to the Isle a la Cache Museum, in Romeoville.

  • The Little Fort Kennel Club Dog Club is held at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake Friday and Sunday, June 13 and 15.

      The Little Fort Kennel Club Dog Club is held at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake Friday and Sunday, June 13 and 15.
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  • Folk singer and songwriter Tom Kastle headlines in  a Lake County Folk Club-sponsored concert in Gurnee.

      Folk singer and songwriter Tom Kastle headlines in a Lake County Folk Club-sponsored concert in Gurnee.

  • Lionel Richie headlines the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park Sunday.

      Lionel Richie headlines the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park Sunday.

  • Wheaton natives Kings of Class -- DJs Bobby DeMaria and Erik Johnson -- play the Hangar Stage at 2:45 p.m. Saturday for Spring Awakening at Soldier Field.

      Wheaton natives Kings of Class -- DJs Bobby DeMaria and Erik Johnson -- play the Hangar Stage at 2:45 p.m. Saturday for Spring Awakening at Soldier Field.

  • Aaron Neville is a headliner at the 31st annual of the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park.

      Aaron Neville is a headliner at the 31st annual of the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park.
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  • Rascal Flatts brings its Rewind Tour 2014 to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14.

      Rascal Flatts brings its Rewind Tour 2014 to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14.
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Comic lady: Comedian Erin Jackson returns to town for another engagement at Zanies at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $22 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14

Saturday


Top dogs: See all sorts of dog breeds compete at the Little Fort Kennel Club this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $5 per vehicle. (847) 680-7200 or lcfair.com. Terrier competition 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Days like these: Libertyville Days marks its 20th anniversary this weekend with a number of events at various venues at Milwaukee Avenue and Church streets in downtown Libertyville. Activities include concerts, food, a parade, a carnival, an arts and crafts fair and much more. Free admission. Visit libciviccenter.org. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 14; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14

Rare records and more: View and/or purchase rare 78 RPM and cylinder records, music boxes, photographs, roller organs and other items at the 39th Annual Phonograph and Music Box Show and Sale at Wild West Town, 8512 S. Union Road, Union. Admission is $9 per person (good for both days of show). (815) 923-9000 or visit wildwesttown.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Blooming art: More than 80 juried artists display their work for the Cantigny Fine Art Festival called Art in Bloom this weekend at Cantigny Park and First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. No admission charge, but parking is $5. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Mountain men: Get a sense of life in the 18th century for fur traders along the Des Plaines River with re-enactors and more at the Forest Preserve District's 31st annual Island Rendezvous this weekend at the Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. No admission charge. (815) 385-3644 or reconnectwithnature.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15

Big blues: Bettye LaVette, Aaron Neville and Dr. John are just a few of the stars performing at the Chicago Blues Festival. Head over to the world's largest free blues festival this weekend at Grant Park, near Jackson Street and Columbus Avenue in Chicago. No admission charge. (312) 742-1168 or cityofchicago.org. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15

Get moving: Spring Awakening, one of Chicago's first major music-centric fests of the year, is also arguably the city's largest electronic dance music celebration. Los Angeles-based producer and rapper Diplo, Dutch DJ TiŽsto and California house musician Steve Aoki are certainly selling tickets, but Sunday night's headliner -- Chicago and Northbrook native Kaskade -- laid a lot of the groundwork for the musical movement. Spring Awakening provides a proving ground for many local musicians, DJs and producers, including Palatine brothers Milk N Cookies, Chicago's ANIMALE and Steve Gerard and Kings of Class -- Wheaton natives Bobby De Maria and Erik Johnson (DJ Tsunami). $95 per single-day ticket; $150 for single-day VIP. springawakeningfestival.com. Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago. 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 14; and 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 15

RotaryFest: See classic cars, attend concerts and sample a variety of fare at the Elk Grove RotaryFest, at Lions Park, 200 Rev. Morrison Blvd., Elk Grove Village. The fest also features a carnival, a 5K run and other family activities. Musical performers include 7th Heaven, Rob Post Band, Kashmir, The Fortunate Sons and the Lounge Puppets. Free. Visit elkgroverotary.com. 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 14; and 2 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour: Fans of the best-selling Junie B. Jones children's book series can enjoy a live performance and giveaways at the Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour, at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Cook Memorial Public Library and the Lake Forest Book Store host the event, sponsored by Random House Children's Books. Free admission. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is required. Call (847) 362-2330, Ext. 1304, or visit webres.cooklib.org. 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14

For the kids: Children's singer and songwriter Laurie Berkner brings The You & Me Tour this Saturday to the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $15 pavilion; $5 lawn. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14

Modern country: The country trio Rascal Flatts brings its Rewind Tour 2014 with Gloriana and Sheryl Crow this Saturday to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. $24-$75.75. (877) 598-8694 or firstmidwest.com/fmba. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14

'One Hundred and One Dalmatians': Norton's U.S.A. general store, at 400 Lageschulte St., in Barrington, hosts its Family Movie Night with an outdoor screening of Walt Disney's classic 1961 animated film "One Hundred and One Dalmatians." The film will be shown on a large screen, on the side of the store. Guests are invited to bring blankets or chairs for seating. Norton's will serve free popcorn and lemonade. In the event of rain, the film will be shown indoors. Free. (847) 382-8872 or visit nortonsusa.com. 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14

Sunday


Swedish Day Midsummer Festival: Celebrate Swedish traditions at the 104th Annual Swedish Day Midsummer Festival at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva. Hear the ABBA tribute band ABBA Salute, watch the Lutefisk Toss and dance around the maypole. Other highlights include kids' games, an arts and crafts fair and a carnival. Guests dressed in traditional Scandinavian folk costumes receive free admission. (847) 845-2640. $5; those under age 12 are free. Visit swedishday.net. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Lego mania: See towering and colorful creations built mostly from Lego and Duplo building blocks on display at Brickworld Chicago 2014 today at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $10-$11. (847) 303-4100 or brickworld.us/chicago. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Fathers ride free: Fathers and grandfathers are invited to hop aboard and ride the antique trolley cars free (with a paid child's fare) in honor of Father's Day at the Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 S. La Fox St., South Elgin. Fare is $2 for kids (ages 3-11); $4 adults. (847) 697-4676 or foxtrolley.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Tom's tunes: Real-life tall ship captain, singer and songwriter Tom Kastle headlines in a Lake County Folk Club-sponsored concert at the In-Laws Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee. Kastle, who specializes in folk tunes relating to the Great Lakes, also plays the guitar and the concertina. $10-$12; $5 for teens (suggested donation). Reservations are recommended. (847) 602-8882 or visit thelakecountyfolkclub.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, June 15

Singing 'Hello': If you love Lionel Richie songs like "Stuck on You" or "Say You, Say Me," then don't miss his All The Hits All Night Long Tour with CeeLo Green tonight at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. $25-$125. (877) 598-8694 or firstmidwest.com/fmba. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15

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