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  • The Grave Digger returns this weekend during Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

    The Grave Digger returns this weekend during Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

 
 

Monster machines

Cheer on daring drivers of monster trucks like Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, El Toro Loco and more with the return of Monster Jam this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $22-$65; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

February flowers

Marvel at rare orchids when the Batavia Orchid Society hosts its annual Chicago Suburban Orchid Show and Sale at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Orchid societies from across the Midwest will showcase orchid displays for judging. Don't miss orchid-care demonstrations, books and gardening supplies. Admission and parking are free; donations are welcome. See bataviaorchidsociety.org/ or facebook.com/bataviaorchidsociety. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Battle stations

Meet up with re-enactors and see uniforms and gear from past wars during the Military History Festival this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $20 for a one-day pass; $30 for a three-day pass; $10 for the Saturday ball. (630) 584-6300 or militaryhistoryfest.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Suburban sci-fi

The suburban sci-fi and gamer convention Capricon 37 returns with the theme "And the Children Shall Lead" at the Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. $15-$45 daily badge; $75 full-weekend badge. (847) 777-6500 or capricon.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

The Toy knight

Kids (and parents) who love "The Lego Batman Movie" won't want to miss all the photo opportunities and displays as part of Lego Batman Movie Days this weekend at the Legoland Discovery Center at Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. $19. (847) 592-9700 or legolanddiscoverycenter.com/Chicago. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Rock and Raise

Rock Bottom, Jak Tripper, The Wolf Gang and more local bands play a full day of concerts at the family-friendly Third Annual Rock and Raise benefit for Clearbrook at H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Don't miss the food and beverage specials and raffles. All proceeds go to Clearbrook, a not-for-profit organization that provides services to people with disabilities. Admission is $10 and is available only at door. Visit clearbrook.org/. 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

'War of the Worlds'

Watch as one of the most famous radio shows in history hits the airwaves again, when RG Productions presents "War of the Worlds" at the PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St., Antioch. The program, part of the radio drama series "The Mercury Theatre on Air," aired on Oct. 30, 1938. Narrated by Orson Welles, the broadcast reportedly caused panic in many listeners, after it suggested an alien invasion was actually taking place. Live costumed actors and sound effects will be featured. A discussion with the cast and crew follows the show. $10. pmltheatre.com/. Doors open at 1 p.m., show at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Modern repertory

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates modern choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor and Justin Peck in its repertory concert "Game Changers" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $34-$159. (312) 386-8905 or joffrey.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Amadeo Fusca stars in the return of "Men are from Mars -- Women are from Venus Live!" at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place through Sunday, March 5.
Amadeo Fusca stars in the return of "Men are from Mars -- Women are from Venus Live!" at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place through Sunday, March 5. - Courtesy of Broadway in Chicago
Planetary genders?

Laugh at the battle of the sexes when "Men are from Mars -- Women are from Venus Live!" returns for another run at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. $65. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Modern pioneer

France's Ballet de Lorraine tours to the Windy City to perform "Works by Merce Cunningham and Others" as part of an ongoing exhibition tied to the late American choreographer. See it this weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. $30. (312) 397-4010 or mcachicago.org. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Ballet de Lorraine performs Merce Cunningham's 1975 dance "Sounddance" as part of its tour to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago with "Works by Merce Cunningham and Others."
Ballet de Lorraine performs Merce Cunningham's 1975 dance "Sounddance" as part of its tour to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago with "Works by Merce Cunningham and Others." - Courtesy of Laurent Philippe
Concert for kids

The Fox Valley Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Sixth Annual Children's Concert with the theme "What Makes Music 'Musical' Depends on Your Brain" at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 420 W. Downer Place, Aurora. Audience participation is encouraged. During intermission, an "instrument petting zoo" will be offered for youngsters to have hands-on experience with string, wind and percussion instruments. Also, kids can sign up to go to the podium to "conduct" the orchestra. Free; donations welcome. fvacademy.org/. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

Upcoming concerts

Third Annual Rock and Raise Benefit: 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, H.O.M.E. Bar, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Rock Bottom, Jak Tripper, The Wolf Gang and more local bands play a full day of concerts at the family-friendly Third Annual Rock and Raise benefit for Clearbrook. Other highlights include food and beverage specials and raffles. All proceeds go to Clearbrook, a not-for-profit organization that provides services to people with disabilities. Admission is $10 at the door. Visit clearbrook.org.

Jim Anderson with "From the Delta to the Prairie": 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, Poplar Creek Public Library District, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood. The history of Chicago blues comes to life with urban blues guitarist Jim Anderson. Free. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Register online at poplarcreek.lib.il.us, or call (630) 837-6800.

In The Mood: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Big band music and more. $44-$48. (847) 543-2300 or clcillinois.edu.

"Freedom Song": 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, Connection Church, 28230 N. St. Mary's Road, Libertyville. "Freedom Song," an African-American gospel music history program by Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries. Written and performed by Michael Edgar Myers and Vikki J. Myers, 'Freedom Song' chronicles the connection between Biblical scriptures and well-known songs about emancipation in the African-American experience. Free. (224) 504-2111 or kit-ministries.com.

Wilco: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 22-23; and Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. Rock. $49.50-$85. thechicagotheatre.com.

"Game of Thrones" Live Concert Experience: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $19-$291. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com.

Revolt Coda, Johnny Kilroy, Brandon James, The Giving Moon and Dina Bach: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Joe's on Weed Street, 940 W. Weed St., Chicago. $8. (312) 337-3486 or joesonweedst.com.

Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.

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