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Sunday picks: Deborah Voigt teams up with CSO at Ravinia

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  • Wheeling native and soprano Deborah Voigt teams up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the concert "Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway" at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

      Wheeling native and soprano Deborah Voigt teams up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the concert "Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway" at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

  • Watch re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at the annual Civil War Days event at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

      Watch re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at the annual Civil War Days event at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.
    Daily Herald file photo

  • Comedian Loni Love returns to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Loni Love returns to perform at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
    Courtesy of Dan Dion

  • Eclectic Company Theatre's Chicago production of Neil Simon's 1993 comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" comes to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights from Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, Aug. 17.

      Eclectic Company Theatre's Chicago production of Neil Simon's 1993 comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" comes to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights from Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, Aug. 17.
    Courtesy of Eclectic Company Theatre

 
 

Opera to Broadway: Wheeling native and opera star Deborah Voigt crosses over to the Great White Way for the concert "Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway" with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $25-$70 pavilion; $15 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13

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Civil War Days: Head back in time at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, 27277 N. Forest Preserve Road, Wauconda. Visitors can view large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles, visit military and civilian camps, watch re-enactors portray famous Civil War figures such as Abraham Lincoln and more. $5-$10. Visit lcfpd.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13

Fan site central: Sci-fi and fantasy fans who blog about their love for things ranging from "Doctor Who" to "The Hobbit" won't want to miss the final day of Dash Con today at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $20 Sunday only. (847) 303-4100 or dashcon.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13

Art on parade in Buffalo Grove: View a wide variety of art from more than 160 juried artists from across the globe at the Buffalo Grove Fine Arts Festival, at the Buffalo Grove Town Center, Lake-Cook Road at Route 83 (McHenry Road), Buffalo Grove. Other highlights include live entertainment, food and kids' activities. Free admission. Visit amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 13

Clues by car: Get family or friends together to drive and compete in The Big Sunday Summerrallye today at the Woodfield Mall Shopping Center, Golf Road at Route 53, Schaumburg. $10 per car. (847) 975-2075 or wheelsrallyeteam.com. 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13

Small Potatoes: Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso, known as the musical duo Small Potatoes, present a concert of country, blues and folk tunes at the Sunset Foods Pavillion at Long Grove Fountain Square, at Robert Parker Coffin and Old McHenry roads, downtown Long Grove. Free. Visit lgamc.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13

Top talent: The president and CEO of the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles is Ron Onesti, and he's the guest judge for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent featuring the Top 15 finalists. Hear his thoughts on who will be great enough to win an opening act spot for the Arcada tonight at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $10. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13

America's sister: If you love Loni Love from shows like "The Real" or "Chelsea Lately," then check out the celebrated comedian starting Friday at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22 plus a two-menu item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13

TV tantrums: After playing in Chicago, Eclectic Company Theatre's production of "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" is headed for a suburban run. Neil Simon's 1993 comedy is loosely based upon his time working in the wacky writer's room for a 1950s sketch comedy TV show headed by an oversize personality like Sid Caesar. At the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $30 previews; $38 regular run. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. In previews Sunday, July 13; regular run between Thursday, July 17, through Sunday, Aug. 17

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