The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival continues with the return of Montreal-based Théâtre Puzzle and its show "Plastique," which shows all kinds of creatures that can be made with plastic bags. Performances begin Thursday at Vittum Theatre, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. $17; $12 youth ages 14 and under. (312) 554-9800 or chicagopuppetfest.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
Be wowed at how inanimate creations come to life when international and local troupes assemble for the second Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival starting Thursday at various Chicago locations. Prices vary by production. (312) 554-9800 or chicagopuppetfest.org. Various times through Sunday, Jan. 29
Ooh and ahh at the season's new lambs -- with a chance to perhaps watch babies being born -- and learn the role livestock played on farms in the 1800s in the lambing program at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Free. (630) 876-5900 or dupageforest.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, Jan. 23
Living history show
See re-enactors portraying people from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and other historical periods at the American Heritage Living History Show, in Robinson Hall at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. This juried show will feature merchants, artisans, craftsmen, seminars and demonstrations. $7 adults; $5 if in period dress; $10 for a weekend pass. facebook.com/americanheritagelivinghistoryshow. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
Home and garden
Check out the latest in home improvement products and services to help with remodeling, repairing and beautifying homes and gardens at the Oak Brook Home & Garden Show at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The free event features displays, seminars and more. Free valet parking. (630) 953-2500 or oakbrookhomeshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
Start planning future vacations at the 12th annual Travel & Adventure Show, which features keynote celebrity speakers such as Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer and more this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $15 one-day admission; $22 two-day admission. (847) 692-2220 or (203) 878-2577 or travelshows.com/shows/chicago. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic leads the Lake Forest Symphony in its concert performances of "Immortal Beethoven" featuring his Symphony No. 4 plus music of Haydn and Hindemith this weekend at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $30-$59; $15 students. (847) 543-2300 or lakeforestsymphony.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
The Capitol Steps find humor from this most recent election season with the touring revue "What to Expect When You're Electing" starting Thursday at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $32.50-$45.50. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22
Lake Forest Symphony with "Immortal Beethoven" concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, Classical. $15-$59. lakeforestsymphony.org.
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents "1-2-3-4 Baroque": 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. Baroque, classical. $9-$32. 630-941-0202 or elmhurstsymphony.org.
Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls, Masked Intruder, Arkells, Will Varley: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $28.50-$31. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.
Music of the Baroque with "The Mass in C Minor": 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 22, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Classical. $27-$75. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org.
Frank Turner & Sleeping Souls, Masked Intruder, Arkells, Will Varley: 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $28.50-$31. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.
Faculty clarinet recital with Trevor O'Riordan: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Pierce Memorial Chapel at Wheaton College, southeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets, Wheaton. Tickets are available only at the door and are $10 for general audience and $5 for seniors older than 60. Admission is free for students and Wheaton College ID holders. (630) 752-5099 or wheaton.edu.
Kings of Leon: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $29.50-$65.50. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Alter Bridge "The Last Hero Tour," Nonpoint, Weapons of Anew: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, The Riviera Theatre, 4750 N. Broadway St., Chicago. $30-$34. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.
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