Pop painting hero
Get a look at the pop culture-inspired work of a rising Chicago artist in the exhibit "Hebru Brantley: Forced Field," starting Saturday at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. $9. (630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org. 2:30 p.m. artist reception Saturday, Sept. 9; exhibit continues 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until Nov. 26
World Music Festival
The 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago, produced by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, kicks off for eleven days starting Friday, Sept. 8. The festival -- with a diverse lineup of performers including Chicago's own Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing Gitan -- features performances across the city, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, Concord Music Hall, The Hideout, Green Mill and more. See cityofchicago.org for lineup of venues and full schedule through Sunday, Sept. 24. Free admission.
Dog Dash, tunes for vets
BaseCamp Pub & Eatery hosts the 5k Dog Dash benefiting the Saveavet and K9s for Veterans organizations. Have a great time raising money to train service dogs for veterans and to support dogs returning from service. After the race, head to the after-party, featuring a bags tourney, a lunch buffet for participants and their puppers, a Family Fun Fair, a .5k obstacle run (for those 21 and older) and performances from Bad Medicine, Love & Money and Plainfield-based Over the Sun. Come for the run, stay for the music! BaseCamp Pub & Eatery, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. See 5kdogdash.com/register for admission fees for various events. For info, call (815) 349-9647 or visit 5kdogdash.com. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
Wings over Waukegan
Marvel at the air power on display at the 2017 Northern Illinois Airshow on Saturday at Waukegan Regional Airport, 2358 W. Beach Road, Waukegan. $15; military personnel in uniform and kids under age 12 admitted free. (847) 244-0055 or northernillinoisairshow.com. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
Canines and their owners get a chance to explore 16 miles of hiking trails when Tails on Trails returns on Saturday at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. $14; $12 seniors; $9 youth ages 2-17; $5 per dog. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. Official event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 (dogs allowed on grounds from 7 a.m. to sunset)
Sax around town
Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Frank Catalano is just one of many artists featured in the 6th annual St. Charles Jazz Weekend at multiple locations including Club Arcada, The Filling Station Pub & Grill, Rox City Grill, Baker Memorial Church and more. No admission charge, though a food and drink purchase advised at some venues. (630) 443-3967 or stcjazzweekend.com. 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 9; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
Life on the farm
Experience life on a 1900s dairy farm with butter making, guided wagon rides, a dairy-themed scavenger hunt and games at the St. James Farm Dairy Day at St. James Farm Forest Preserve, 2S541 Winfield Road, north of Butterfield Road, Warrenville. Guests can try milking "Maggie the Milking Cow," see a live cow and more. Free. (630) 580-7025 or dupageforest.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
Classic cars from the 1920s, music from 7th heaven from 2 to 4 p.m., dance and musical performances and carnival games are all part of the Randhurst Village Street Fest in Randhurst Village, at Rand and Elmhurst roads, Mount Prospect. Bring a lawn chair for seating. Free. randhurstvillage.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
Festival of the Vine
Sip your way through downtown Geneva and savor the weekend at Festival of the Vine. The three-day fest includes samples of 26 different wines, a food tent, entertainment and more. Admission is free; tasting packages cost $5 to $16. North Fourth and State streets, Geneva. genevachamber.com. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
Barrington resident Ron Hawking revives his hit show "The Men and Their Music" honoring such 20th-century singing titans as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more for a limited run at the Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $25-$65. (773) 935-6100 or apollochicago.com. 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 1
British comedian Gina Yashere ("Last Comic Standing," "The Lenny Henry Show") continues a run of standup performances this weekend at Zanies at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $22 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
The celebrated actor/writer/director Chris Rock returns to his roots to perform standup comedy on the road with the "Total Blackout Tour 2017" at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $49.50-$125. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
'Whole Lotta Trouble'
Stevie Nicks of the beloved band Fleetwood Mac makes her Ravinia Festival debut this weekend at 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $190-$200; $70-$75 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10
Sweet Potatoes on stage
The Sweet Potatoes performs folk, country and Americana to kick off the 2017-2018 concert series at the Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main St., Lombard. The Blackest Crow band opens. $15. maplestreetconcerts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra String Quartet honors Gail Borden Public Library's "Dinosaur Giants" exhibit with a special piece titled "Dinosaur Dance" during the "Musical Tales" concert at the library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The performance also features works by Mozart and Bach. Before the concert, families can attend a musical instrument petting zoo, and after the show, they can meet some of the musicians. Refreshments will be served. Free. Tickets available at the main library and at the Rakow and South Elgin branches. (847) 742-2411 or gailborden.info. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10
• Young the Giant "Home of the Strange Tour" with Cold War Kids, Joywave: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Huntington Bank Pavilion, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago. Tickets start at $20. (312) 540-2668 or livenation.com.
• Andy Grammar with Marty Casey and Ali Morgan: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, River Edge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Pop. General admission is $45. riveredgeaurora.com.
• The Sweet Potatoes: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main St., Lombard. Flk, country and Americana. The Blackest Crow band opens. $15. maplestreetconcerts.org.
• Stevie Nicks: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, in pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $190-$200. Lawn seats $70-475. ravinia.org.
• Paul Kaye: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Acorn Coffeehouse at Burning Bush Art Gallery, 216 N. Main St., Wheaton. Blues. $10. acorncoffeehouse.com.
• Nova: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. No cover. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.
• Pink: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. Rock. Tickets start at $51. livenation.com.
• The Buckinghams: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $25. (630) 584-6300 or arcadalive.com.
• Vince Neil: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.
• Rebel Soul Revival: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
• Blameless Lake, Great America, Carl Marshall & the Marshmellos: 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. $5. (773) 871-6239 or reverbnation.com.
• Wadsworth, Dear Dario (acoustic set): 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 274-5463 or redlinetap.com.
• Phlegmatic Dogs with Xonix, Pauly Turza, Tecko and more at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. Tickets start at $5. (630) 291-5986 or afterlifechi.com.
• The Elgin Symphony Orchestra String Quartet with "Musical Tales" concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Classical and more. Before concert, families can attend a musical instrument petting zoo. Refreshments served. Free. Tickets available at the main library and at the Rakow and South Elgin branches. (847) 742-2411 or gailborden.info.
• High Wire, El Famous, Real Talk, Davlin, Commonweather: 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Township, 2200 N. California Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 384-1865 or townshipchicago.com.
• Real Horns, The King of Mars: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10-$15. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.
• Tinkerbelles, Foul Tip, Space Blood: 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 276-3600 or empybottle.com.
• Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia, featuring Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, Eddie Vedder, Alfie Boe, The Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and The Chicago Children's Choir: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $250-$1000. (847) 671-5100 or rosemont.com/theatre/events/pete-townshends-classic-quadrophenia.
• The Lucky Dutch, Augustus, She Rides Tigers: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Emporium, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.
• Brenda K. Starr: 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Joe's Live, MB Financial Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. Latin. $20. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.
• Ron Hawking with "The Men and Their Music": Runs through Sunday, Oct. 1, Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Hawking performs songs made famous by legendary male vocalists, including Tony Bennett, Ray Charles and others. $25-$45. VIP tickets $65. For schedule, visit apollochicago.com. (773) 935-6100.
• Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.