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Sunday picks: Bret Michaels, hair rockers play Elgin

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  • Bret Michaels will rock the Grand Victoria Casino's Festival Park in Elgin Sunday, along with Dee Snider and Tom Keifer.

      Bret Michaels will rock the Grand Victoria Casino's Festival Park in Elgin Sunday, along with Dee Snider and Tom Keifer.
    Associated Press File Photo, 2010

  • Dig in to strawberries and a wide variety of strawberry treats at the annual  Long Grove Strawberry festival.

      Dig in to strawberries and a wide variety of strawberry treats at the annual Long Grove Strawberry festival.
    Daily Herald file photo

  • The German break dance troupe Flying Steps performs the show "Red Bull Flying Bach" at the Civic Opera House in Chicago.

      The German break dance troupe Flying Steps performs the show "Red Bull Flying Bach" at the Civic Opera House in Chicago.

  • The Illinois Brass Band  presents its "Brass Spectacular" concert.

      The Illinois Brass Band presents its "Brass Spectacular" concert.

 
 

Vintage metal: Bret Michaels of the 1980s hair-metal band Poison will be joined by some key contemporaries at the Hair Band Heavyweights show at Grand Victoria Casino's Festival Park, 250 Grove Ave., Elgin. Performing with Michaels will be former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Tom Keifer of Cinderella. Head to the show to relive those long-ago days when headbangers wore hair spray, makeup and spandex pants! Tickets start at $19; grandvictoriacasino.com. 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22

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Strawberry Fest: Dig in to fresh strawberries and assorted strawberry treats at the annual Long Grove Strawberry Fest, at Old McHenry and Robert Parker Coffin roads, Long Grove. Don't miss the live entertainment, children's activities and more. Admission is $5. See visitlonggrove.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 22

Custer Fair: See the works of more than 350 artists, including antique dealers and local vendors at the 43rd Annual Custer Fair, Evanston's largest outdoor event, at Main Street and Chicago Avenue. Plus, see theatrical and musical performances or take part in children's activities, an Eco Village, food and more. Suggested admission donation is $1. (847) 328-2204 or custerfair.com. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 22

Break out: The acclaimed German break-dancing troupe Flying Steps is the star of the hip-hop-meets-classical show "Red Bull Flying Bach," which begins performances tonight at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $24-$88. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22

Brass Spectacular: The 30-member Illinois Brass Band presents its Brass Spectacular concert at the First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights, 1903 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Euphonium player David Thornton, a native of Great Britain, is the concert's featured soloist. Tickets cost $6-$12 and are available at the door one hour before performance. illinoisbrassband.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22

Local stars: Watch the Top 20 contestants for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent perform for audiences Sunday -- and lay the groundwork to move on to the next level in this summerlong competition -- at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $10. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22

Schaumburg standup: If you're in the mood for standup comedy with a side of relationship advice, comedian/writer Greg Behrendt's your man. A onetime script consultant on HBO's "Sex in the City," Behrendt co-authored with Liz Tuccillo the self-help book turned film "He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Guide to Understanding Guys." He headlines the Chicago Improv at 5 Woodfield Road, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. $22, plus a two-item minimum. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22

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