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  • Country music star Garth Brooks performs at Allstate Arena on Thursday in Rosemont.

      Country music star Garth Brooks performs at Allstate Arena on Thursday in Rosemont.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin co-star in "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.

      Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin co-star in "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace.
    Photo courtesy of Drury Lane Theatre

  • Video: Garth Brooks on Rosemont

 

Garth Brooks continues to rock Rosemont, the suburban theater scene heats up and late-summer festivals give you plenty of reasons to be outdoors. Here are five great things to do in the suburbs this weekend, and you can find even more in our online calendar.

Taste of Europe: Explore the many cultures of Europe with food, music, dancing and more at the Passport Europe Summer Festival. It's at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Free with paid $9-$12 general admission. mortonarb.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Winging it: Commemorate this year's 70th anniversary of D-Day by watching vintage aircraft and aerial displays at the Wings Over Waukegan air show at the Waukegan Regional Airport, 3580 N. McAree Road, Waukegan. $10. (847) 244-0055 or waukeganairshow.com. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

'Game's' on: A Broadway star's Christmas Eve dinner party takes a dark turn when one of the guests turns up dead in the comic whodunit "The Game's Afoot," by Ken Ludwig. Derek Hasenstab, Alene Robertson and Rod Thomas star in Drury Lane Theatre's Chicago-area premiere at 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. $40-$50. (630) 530-0111 or drurylane.com. 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Country comeback: Grammy Award-winning country megastar Garth Brooks is working his way through 11 concerts at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $59.50 plus fees. $13-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 6 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Scandinavian Day Festival: Celebrate the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the 35th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival in Vasa Park, Route 31, South Elgin. The fest features cultural displays, Scandinavian food and more. Adults $10; kids ages 12 and under are free. scandinaviandayil.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more ideas, go to dailyherald.com/calendar.

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