See lots of vintage automobiles and meet with the dedicated owners who keep them pristine at the Daily Herald Cruise Night on Wednesday at Stratford Square Mall, 152 Stratford Drive, Bloomingdale. No admission charge. (847) 427-4684 or events.dailyherald.com. 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 21
Make Music Chicago features more than 170 free events at 65 sites on Wednesday at various venues around Chicago. No admission charge. For a full list of concerts, times and venues, visit makemusicday.org. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 21
Ever wanted to influence the lineup of one of Chicago's biggest music festivals? House of Blues is hosting "The Road to Warped Tour," a showcase of six bands who made the first cut for a slot opening the local stop of the touring rock festival July 22 in Tinley Park. The bands duking it out for honors include Red Light Compliance, Oppressed Affliction, Glory Days, Detour North, REIGN and Friday Pilot's Club. Come support your favorites and check out something new. House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $10, but free tickets are available from band members. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com. 6:45 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Thursday, June 22,
Top ensembles of Marching Music's Major League come together for a night of passionate performances during Drum Corps at the Cinema: 2017 DCI Tour Premiere on Thursday at select suburban cinemas. Ticket prices vary by venue, but largely $15. For exact prices and participating movie theaters, visit fathomevents.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22
Hires on stage
Fans of actor and comedian Justin Hires ("21 Jump Street," "Stomp the Yard") can catch his standup act this week at two Zanies locations: 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027, then at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, and 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, in Chicago; and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in Rosemont
See stars Miranda Lambert, Gary Allan, Randy Houser, Caitlyn Smith and more as part of the massive Country LakeShake music festival this weekend at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago. $49.75-$300 single-day admission; $149-$700 three-day passes. (800) 745-3000 or lakeshakefestival.com. 2 to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 23 to 25
Now that's a fire!
Musicians Amy Lowe and Megan Wells present a fact-based re-enactment of one of the largest disasters in U.S. history at "The Great Chicago Fire of 1871" program at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. This multi-award winning show features stories and songs. Refreshments will be served. $7-$12. Tickets available in advance at Stacy's Corners Store (adjacent to the history center), or at the door on the night of the performance. Visit gehs.org. 7 p.m. Friday, June 23
The Diamonds, famed for the 1950s pop hit "Little Darlin'" and others, are featured in the touring rock revue "Bandstand Boogie" tonight at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. $25-$40. (630) 937-8930 or bataviafineartscentre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 23
'Housewives' do 'Monologues'
Fans of "The Real Housewives" reality TV franchise won't want to miss seeing Ashley Darby, Teresa Giudice and Kenya Moore performing Eve Ensler's hit play "The Vagina Monologues" tonight at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$69; $100 meet-and-greet (does not include show ticket). (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 8 p.m. Friday, June 23
Catch up with comedian Cash Levy ("The Bob and Tom Show," "Crowd Control") when he performs standup sets this weekend and next at two Zanies locations: first at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 524-0001; then at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 813-0484. $22 plus a two-item purchase. zanies.com. In St. Charles: 8 p.m. Friday, June 23; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, June 24; In Rosemont: 8 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, June 28 to 30; 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1
Bartlett's arts festival has been rebranded as the Global Arts Fair, and it features performances by Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl, Weber Irish Dancers and more this weekend at Bartlett Park, 102 N. Eastern Ave., Bartlett. No admission charge. (630) 372-4152 or artsinbartlett.org. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25
The DuPage Children's Museum throws an AWEsome 30th Birthday Splash with the opening of the new exhibition "AWEsome Water" and special performances of "Ben's Bubble Show" (Saturday only) and "Mr. Freeze Science Show" (Sunday only) this weekend at the DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. $12; $10 seniors. (630) 637-8000 or dupagechildrens.org. Giant Confetti Celebration at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Borne2Dance, Inc. dance and music studio of Palatine presents its "Good Vibrations" program at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. Along with musical productions, the show includes tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, hip hop and jazz funk dancing. $15. (847) 202-5222 or cuttinghall.org. 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25
Chicago-born hip-hop artist Common can pretty much do it all: He's an award-winning rapper. He's been on television and in movies. He's modeled and done voicework for video games. He's read poetry at the White House. He's feuded with Drake. (But really, who hasn't?) He's taken up causes from animal rights to empowering underprivileged students. But can he cook? Most likely. Catch the artist when he comes back home for a Saturday night show at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $44-$110. (847) 266-5000 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24
Niall Horan, Zedd, Kygo, Camila Cabello and Jason Derulo are just a few of the stars on the lineup for the B96 Pepsi Summer Bash on Saturday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $55-$96. $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24
Elgin's Battle of the Bands
Congratulations to all eight winners of the Side Street Studio Arts' Battle of the Bands first round. Round 2 commences Saturday with a flood of local talent, this week featuring Beach Bunny, Man Bites Dog, The Crippled Girl and Accidentally On Purpose. Head over to support local artists and get a taste of some new music. And don't forget to mark your calendars for the next battle Saturday, July 15. Side Street Studio Arts, 15 Ziegler Court, Elgin. $5 suggested donation. (847) 429-2276 or sidestreetstudioarts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24
Pour some sugar
The '80s were a time of peak success for glam-metal bands. If you were a fan, head to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre for a real treat: A trio of hard-rocking heavyweights -- Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla -- are teaming up to melt your face off at the outdoor venue. Expect a spectacle of epic proportions. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. Tickets start at $47. (708) 614-1616 or tinleyparkamphitheater.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24
What girls want?
Material Issue's roots in the suburbs informed the band's power-pop revolution, helping put danceable songs about love and heartbreak on the national scene. Sadly, the 1996 suicide of founding member and frontman Jim Ellison derailed the momentum the band built after its debut album "International Pop Overthrow," but the spirit of Material Issue lives on for people who fell for Valerie, Diane and Kim the waitress through their songs. After a lengthy hiatus, the band is back playing shows: Phil Angotti joins original members Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko Saturday at Berwyn's Wire with Cliff Johnson of Oak Park band Off Broadway. Hmm ... I wonder if Valerie will be at the show? Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $12-$15; $40 for VIP. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com. 9 p.m. Saturday, June 24
See some 240 works including paintings, sculptures, prints and more created by post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin in the major special exhibition "Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist" starting Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $27-$32 (discounts available for seniors, students and youth). (312) 443-3600 or artic.edu. Sunday, June 25, through Sunday, Sept. 10; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday
Hidden Hospitals, Snooze, bristletongue, Heavenfaced, Cellar Door: 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, Grayslake Oasis, 151 Hawley St., Grayslake. $5. (847) 986-2799 or oasisgrayslake.com.
Ember Oceans, Gallery-81: 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $8. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
Over The Sun & Railroad Renegades: 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, BaseCamp, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $5. (331) 777-4712 or basecamppub.com.
Michael McDermott, Heather Lynne Horton Summer Sunset Sessions: 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, Estate, 1177 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. $30-$50 (specials for multi-show packages also available). (312) 523-4296 or estateultrabar.com.
The Clowder, Blacklist Regulars, Kevin Daniels & Friends, Andy Metz, Joe Renardo: 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison, Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
Revolt Coda, Emblems, Little Birds, As Giants: 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.
Isonomist, Like Innocent Times, Deville, Fools' Brew, Marching in Minefields: 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, The Mutiny, 2428 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 486-7774 or themutinychicago.com.
Emilie Brandt, MADDS, Melo Makes Music, August Hotel: 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $7-$15. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.
Jimmy Nick: 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington. (847) 639-9468 or brokenoar.com.
Johnny Burnett Band: 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Performance is a fundraiser for the Sisters of The Living Word; $10 suggested donation at the door. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.
Comstock Lode at Hawthorn Woods Concerts in the Park: 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, Community Park, 5 Park View Lane, Hawthorn Woods. Free. vhw.org.
Off With Their Heads, The Bigger Empty, Vacation Bible School, Johnny Automatic: 9 p.m. Friday, June 23, BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $13-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
B 96 Summer Bash with ZEDD, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello and others: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannhiem Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $55. ticketmaster.com.
Dark Star Orchestra: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Grateful Dead tribute band. $30. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com.
Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland, Tinley Park. Tickets start at $29. (708) 614-1616 or livenation.com.
Gravesend (EP release), Legacy At Heart, New Day Rising, Speaking with Ghosts: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.
Common: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $100-$110. Lawn seats $44-$49. (847) 266-5000 or ravinia.org.
Turbo Vamps!, Sleeping Under 47, Welfare Beer League: 9 p.m. Saturday, June 24, BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
The Linden Method, Lost Years, Casket Company, Southpaw, Die High: 9 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.
Bad Boy Bill vs. Richard Vission at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24, Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. $25. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.
Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $70-$90. Lawn seats $38-$43. (847) 266-5000 or ravinia.org.
Zydeco Voodoo: 5 p.m. Sunday, June 25, Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S. Pine St., Mount Prospect. Free. Traditional New Orleans music, rock, blues. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chair. Free. capannaris.com.
Al and Sue Schubert: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, The Finery and Blacksmith Bar, 305 W. Main St., St. Charles. Country, folk, rock and more. (630) 940-2380 or thefineryrestaurant.com.
Diana Krall: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $94-$104. Lawn seats $42-$47. (847) 266-5000 or ravinia.org.
Toto: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $69. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.
Early Meadows, Tonic Freight Train, Correct Again: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.
Back Country Roads: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, Lincoln Park, Main Street,. St. Charles. Country. Free. Food vendors onsite. Stparks.org.
Wheaton Municipal Band: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, Memorial Park, 208 W Union Ave., Wheaton. Patriotic concert. Free. wheatonmunicipalband.org.
Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.