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Sunday picks: Meet a few dames to die for

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  • Rosario Dawson will sign autographs at the Hollywood Palms in Naperville.

      Rosario Dawson will sign autographs at the Hollywood Palms in Naperville.
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  • Superhero fans dress up as Batman villains at a previous Wizard World Convention Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. It returns from Thursday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 24.

       Superhero fans dress up as Batman villains at a previous Wizard World Convention Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. It returns from Thursday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 24.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • See ceramic works by Jennifer McCurdy of Vineyard Haven, Mass., at the American Craft Exposition at Northwestern University's Henry Crown Sports Pavilion in Evanston through Sunday, Aug. 24.

      See ceramic works by Jennifer McCurdy of Vineyard Haven, Mass., at the American Craft Exposition at Northwestern University's Henry Crown Sports Pavilion in Evanston through Sunday, Aug. 24.

 
 

Dames to die for: Meet and get autographs this weekend from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson (Aug. 23 and 24 only) before screenings of "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" at the Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Route 59, Naperville. $20 per autograph and $20 per professional photograph. $50 autographed poster (movie ticket purchase also required). (630) 428-5800 or hollywoodpalmscinema.com. Screenings at Noon, 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Art on parade: See artwork from more than 260 artists from around the world at the annual Port Clinton Art Festival in Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave., Highland Park. Other highlights include kids' activities. Free. Visit amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

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Exquisite & crafty: More than 150 artists have been invited to show their one-of-a-kind wares at the 30th American Craft Exposition this weekend at Northwestern University's Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive, Evanston. $15 three-day pass. (224) 364-7270 or americancraftexpo.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Fan-tastic: Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 starting on Thursday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Single day tickets: $40 Thursday; $50 Friday and Sunday; $60 Saturday. (847) 692-2222 or wizardworld.com/chicago. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

'The Producers': See the 1967 comedy film "The Producers," written and directed by Mel Brooks, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The film stars Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Dick Shawn. $8. (773) 871-6604 or musicboxtheatre.com. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

'Willy Wonka Jr.': See author Roald Dahl's classic tale of an eccentric candy maker and the five children who tour his chocolate factory in "Willy Wonka Jr." at Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. This musical is a stage adaptation of Dahl's children's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." $13-$15. bataviafineartscentre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Family square dance: Singles, couples and families are welcome at the Family Square Dance Party at the Butterfield Park District, 21W730 Butterfield Road, Lombard. Learn the basic steps of square dancing. No experience is required. Free. (630) 858-2229 or butterfieldpd.com. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Hopvine dinner: Join a beer maker's dinner at Hopvine Brewing Company, 4030 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. Pairings include Urban Tumbleweed, Ukranium Krusher, Saison Sombre, Pine Randalled Golden Saison, Aurora Amber and IBA. Eats include deviled quail egg and lox; black walnut, cherry gelee soup; a rabbit confit salad with watercress, pickled cranberries, roasted squash and sunflower seeds; a walleye and polenta chive souffle; venison Wellington and sweet corn ice cream. $65 per person. (630) 229-6030 or hopvinebrewingcompany.com. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

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