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Sunday picks: Monty Python, silly walks not included

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  • From left, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam of the legendary comedy group Monty Python. Their London farewell show, "Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go," is screened at select movie theaters on Sunday, July 20 and on Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24.

      From left, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam of the legendary comedy group Monty Python. Their London farewell show, "Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go," is screened at select movie theaters on Sunday, July 20 and on Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24.

  • Carlos Mencia performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Carlos Mencia performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

 
 

Dead parrot & all: If you couldn't get a ticket to see the London farewell shows of "Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go," then catch the famed British comedy troupe via movie theater screenings of the sold-out event on Sunday and then on Wednesday and Thursday at select participating movie theaters stretching from Batavia to Gurnee. Ticket prices vary, but largely $18. fathomevents.com. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20; also 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24

Perfectly prickly: The Cactus & Succulent Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale features plants grown by society members and free children's educational activities this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, but $25-$30 parking per car or van. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20

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Have a sundae Sunday: The Northbrook Historical Society celebrates its 40th year at the Northbrook Nine's Sundae in the Park fest, in Village Green Park, at Shermer and Meadow roads, Northbrook. See performances by the Norridge Those Were the Days Radio Players, the brass quintet from the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra and others. Enjoy popcorn and ice cream sundaes. General admission is free. (847) 878-2134 or northbrooknine.com. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20

Lerner & Loewe: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra teams up with The Lakeside Singers and Broadway vocalists for the concert titled "An Evening of Lerner & Loewe" featuring songs from shows like "My Fair Lady," "Camelot" and "Brigadoon" 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 20

Steppin' on the dance floor: The 16-piece Bobby Sanders Orchestra performs big band hits at the Big Band Dance, in the Metropolis Ballroom, 6 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Couples and singles are welcome. Guests can step out on the dance floor, or just listen to the concert. Admission is $15 per person. For information, call (847) 392-0918. 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 20

Mind of Mencia: Celebrated comedian Carlos Mencia ("Mind of Mencia" and "New Territory" on Comedy Central) returns to town to perform standup material this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $33; $53 meet-and-greet tickets. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 and 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 20

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