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Sunday picks: Bristol Renaissance Faire closes for the season

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  • The majesty of the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wis., ends for the season on Monday, Sept. 1.

      The majesty of the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, Wis., ends for the season on Monday, Sept. 1.

  • Donny and Marie Osmond perform a series of shows at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora from Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 31.

      Donny and Marie Osmond perform a series of shows at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora from Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 31.

  • Comedian Mark Normand appears at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

      Comedian Mark Normand appears at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.
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  • The seasonal exhibit Butterflies and Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe concludes on Monday, Sept. 1.

      The seasonal exhibit Butterflies and Blooms at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe concludes on Monday, Sept. 1.

  • Comedian Rocky LaPorte returns to The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

      Comedian Rocky LaPorte returns to The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

 
 

Last Huzzah: This weekend is your last chance to experience the pageantry of the Bristol Renaissance Faire for the season. It closes on Labor Day at 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wis. $23.95; $11.50 kids ages 5 to 12. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 1

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Septemberfest in Schaumburg: The 44th annual Schaumburg Septemberfest takes place on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. The outdoor festival features an arts and crafts show, a carnival, entertainment on three stages, the Taste of Schaumburg, Not-for-Profit Day, fireworks, Labor Day parade and Miss Septemberfest competition. Free admission. Visit ci.schaumburg.il.us. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31

Having a Last Fling: Head to the Naperville Jaycees Last Fling for concerts, a carnival, Family Fun Land, a parade and many more family events on Jackson Avenue, in downtown Naperville. Free admission; main stage entertainment is additional. Visit lastfling.org. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31

Jazz birds: The Chicago Jazz Festival begins Thursday with performers like the Paulinho Garcia Quintet and the Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Duo at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., with bigger headliners like Rufus Reid and Myra Melford at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 744-6630 or cityofchicago.org. Various times through Sunday, Aug. 31

Go North: Wild Belle, the offbeat pop band led by brother-sister duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman of Barrington, will be among the acts performing at this year's North Coast Music Festival, which takes place all weekend at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. North Coast, now in its fifth year, delivers an eclectic array of pop, electronic and hip-hop acts. In addition to Wild Belle, notable acts include Snoop Dogg, electronic duo Zeds Dead and acclaimed rapper Kid Cudi. Tickets start at $69 per day. For a full lineup, schedule and ticket information, go to northcoastmusicfestival.com. North Coast Music Festival runs through Sunday, Aug. 31.

Fluttering away: The special seasonal exhibit Butterflies & Blooms finishes up on Monday, so take it in this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. $6; $5 seniors; $4 kids ages 3-12; ($25-$30 parking). (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 31

Irish ayes: Long Grove's Irish Days continues with loads of Celtic music, dancing, competitions, family activities and more at Long Grove Historic Village in downtown Long Grove. No admission charge. (847) 634-0888 or visitlonggrove.com. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Civil War fashions: See a variety of original women's and children's fashions and accessories from the Civil War, including hoops, bonnets and gowns, at the Ladies Attire of the Civil War Revisited exhibit at The Meeting House, 97 Main St., Antioch. The exhibit is hosted by the Lakes Region Historical Society. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under age 12 are free. (847) 395-4912 or lakesregionhistory.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 31

Eat, drink and be Polish: You'll be reciting Polish like a pro after an hour or two at the Taste of Polonia, the largest Polish festival in the United States. Experience nonstop entertainment, courtesy of 30 bands playing rock, blues and polka music. Plus, enjoy a children's stage, carnival rides, dance, folk art and games galore at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. Admission is $7. (773) 777-8898 or copernicuscenter.org/events. noon to 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31; and noon to 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1

Remix and mingle: Remix Chicago offers all things reused and recycled in a festival setting in one of the city's liveliest neighborhoods: Logan Square, on Milwaukee Avenue between Fullerton and California avenues. Expect to see a variety of re-purposed arts and crafts. And don't miss the informative workshops, kids' activities, food vendors and live indie music. Suggested admission donation is $5. (773) 433-8048 or remixchicago.com. Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31

Cultural confab: Roots Aurora is a multicultural festival of dancing, music, art and food staged today at RiverEdge Park, 360 Broadway St., Aurora. $3; $1 if in cultural costume. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com. 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31

Sibling act: If you grew up in the 1970s, then brother-and-sister stars Donny & Marie Osmond probably factored into your pop culture consumption. Catch these performers, who are still a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll, for a series of shows starting Wednesday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $69-$99. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31

Bread and Butter Day: Watch costumed docents prepare homemade bread and butter and learn how pioneer families relied on those ingredients for many meals at Bread and Butter Day at the Durant House Museum, in the LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W370 Dean St., St. Charles. Admission is a donation of $2 for adults and $1 for kids. (630) 377-6464 or ppfv.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31

Rocky returns: Comedian Rocky LaPorte ("Last Comic Standing") returns to town this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22 plus a two-item menu purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31

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