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  • Weekend picks: Local boy Pat McGann returns to Rosemont Nov 28, 2014 5:00 AM
    Local comedian Pat McGann performs a series of standup shows at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. See more than 20,000 twinkling holiday lights and light displays as the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton hosts its annual Festival of Lights. Warm up your vocal chords and sing along to a musical classic at the annual “Sing-Along Sound of Music” event at the Music Box Theatre. Comedian Louie Anderson returns to the Chicago area for an engagement this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase.

     
  • Lysacek returns to Stars on Ice, Allstate Nov 26, 2014 4:10 PM
    For the first time since 2011, Olympic gold medal champion and Naperville native Evan Lysacek returns to the lineup of Stars on Ice, and he will appear in the “Dancing for Joy” tour at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, March 21.

     
  • Weekend picks: Cosley Zoo opens Festival of Lights Nov 26, 2014 12:58 AM
    See more than 20,000 twinkling holiday lights and light displays as the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton hosts its annual Festival of Lights. Warm up your vocal chords and sing along to a musical classic at the annual “Sing-Along Sound of Music” event at the Music Box Theatre. Comedian Louie Anderson returns to the Chicago area for an engagement this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase.

     
  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

     
  • Free performance at Harper to feature Native Pride Dancers Nov 12, 2014 10:20 AM
    The Native Pride Dancers will visit Harper College for a free performance from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Student Center Lounge in Building A on the college’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, in Palatine.

     
  • Sunday picks: Day of the Dead art in Waukegan Nov 2, 2014 6:00 AM
    Contemplate the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday by viewing the art exhibit “Dia de los Muertos: A Living Documentation” at the Waukegan Public Library. Relive the glorious musical sound of 1940s big band music when The Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Buddy Rich Band performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. If you can't get enough of reality TV dancing competitions, then don't miss the national tour of “Dancing Pros Live,” where you get to vote on which couple wins.

     
  • Weekend picks: Jane Lynch hosts Lyric anniversary Nov 1, 2014 6:00 AM
    Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch (“Glee”) hosts the Lyric Opera of Chicago 60th Anniversary Celebration, which also features Sir Andrew Davis, jazz artist Ramsey Lewis, members of The Second City and local opera stars. Comedian Eddie Brill brings his standup comedy to Zanies at Pheasant Run this weekend.

     
  • Weekend picks: Do the 'Time Warp' again in Algonquin Oct 31, 2014 5:00 AM
    Get your props and costumes ready for a screening of the 1975 comic horror film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Friday at the Algonquin Area Public Library. Local rockers AM Taxi will be playing as the Kinks the 18th annual Halloween Bash at the Double Door in Chicago. And comedian Eddie Brill brings his standup comedy to Zanies at Pheasant Run this weekend.

     
  • Weekend picks: Drew Michael returns to town Oct 29, 2014 11:22 AM
    Comedian Drew Michael honed his comedy craft in Chicago; catch his return to town for a run of standup performances at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. Get dressed up and bring props for the Halloween screening of the classic 1975 comic horror film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Algonquin Area Public Library Friday. If you can't get enough of reality TV dancing competitions, then don't miss the national tour of “Dancing Pros Live,” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.

     
  • Sunday picks: Olympic skaters on ice at Sears Centre Oct 26, 2014 5:30 AM
    Olympic skaters like Gracie Gold and Highland Park's own Jason Brown compete at the 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America at the Sears Centre Arena. Local actors Peter DeFaria and Randy Steinmeyer rejoin the roles they originated in a special touring production of Keith Huff's drama “A Steady Rain” at COD's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Comedian Aries Spears gained national fame appearing as a series regular of “MADtv” from 1997 to 2005. Catch Spears performing his standup routine at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
  • Weekend picks: Celebrate 50 years of 'The Munsters' Oct 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    See the Munster Koach & Drag-U-La cars at the special 50 Years of “The Munsters” exhibit this Saturday at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo. Local actors Peter DeFaria and Randy Steinmeyer rejoin the roles they originated in a special touring production of Keith Huff's drama “A Steady Rain” at COD's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Comedian Aries Spears gained national fame appearing as a series regular of “MADtv” from 1997 to 2005. Catch Spears performing his standup routine at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Giordano Dance Chicago unveils a world premiere piece called "Feeling Good Sweet."

     
  • Dancing priests become Internet sensation Oct 24, 2014 6:17 AM
    A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

     
  • Weekend picks: 'Steady Rain' remounts at COD's McAninch Oct 24, 2014 11:01 AM
    Local actors Peter DeFaria and Randy Steinmeyer rejoin the roles they originated in a special touring production of Keith Huff's drama “A Steady Rain” at COD's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Comedian Aries Spears gained national fame appearing as a series regular of “MADtv” from 1997 to 2005. Catch Spears performing his standup routine at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Giordano Dance Chicago unveils a world premiere piece called "Feeling Good Sweet."

     
  • A beloved American ballerina, ending an era Oct 15, 2014 6:00 AM
    It’s a sunny October afternoon, and Wendy Whelan, who’s been enthralling audiences for three decades at New York City Ballet, is engaged in her favorite activity: Getting down and dirty in the rehearsal studio, trying to figure things out. After 30 years with City Ballet, almost to the day, Whelan dances her final performance Saturday, one that’s sure to be marked by tears, hugs and countless bouquets. Whelan is such a popular figure with NYCB audiences that the show sold out within minutes.

     
  • Flamenco group performing Oct. 11 in Arlington Heights Oct 10, 2014 7:10 PM
    “Art and Flamenco” will take place beginning 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Dance Xpress Dance Studio, 924 S. Arthur, Arlington Heights. The event is sponsored by the Flamenco Expresivo Dance Ensemble, a not-for-profit organization in residence at Dance Xpress that is dedicated to sharing a love for Spanish dance and related arts as well as promoting appreciation and participation in the arts.

     
  • Taylor 2 Dance Company to peform at Fermilab Oct 8, 2014 2:36 PM
    The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series will present Paul Taylor’s Taylor 2 Dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Ramsey Auditorium. The show is dedicated to longtime auditorium committee volunteer and former chairwoman Nancy Carrigan.

     
  • Sunday picks: Tony Rock takes up the family funny business Oct 5, 2014 6:15 AM
    After comedian Chris Rock catapulted to fame, his brother, Tony Rock, took up the family funny business. See him perform standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Don't miss Al Capone's Chicago Gangster Convention today with mob book authors and documentary filmmakers appearing at the Copernicus Center in Chicago. Cirque Italia, a European-style traveling circus, brings big-top spectacle complete with a complex water show to Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora. Step back in time with the Civil War Re-Enactment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. Fans of remote control toys and model railroads won't want to miss the return of the iHobby Expo this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg.

     
  • Weekend picks: Redmoon Theatre, Chicago team up for fire festival Oct 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    Redmoon Theatre teams up with the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District for an outdoor spectacle called The Great Chicago Fire Festival, featuring floating fire art pieces and fireworks along the Chicago River Riverwalk. Fans of remote control toys and model railroads won't want to miss the return of the iHobby Expo this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg. Step back in time with the Civil War Re-Enactment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. More than 40 breweries offer samples of their beers for an inaugural Craft Beer Festival on Saturday at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

     
  • Dance show in Mundelein: Sep 30, 2014 4:10 PM
    Mundelein High School will host an Orchesis dance show Monday, Oct. 6. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1350 W. Hawley St.

     
  • Weekend picks: Local 'Idol' Lee DeWyze plays acoustic show Oct 3, 2014 1:44 PM
    Mount Prospect native Lee DeWyze, who was crowned the Season Nine winner of “American Idol” in 2010, will play a special acoustic show this weekend at SPACE in Evanston. Rising Midwestern comedian Michael Palascak, whose recent TV credits include appearances on Comedy Central and “The Late Late Show,” performs his standup for local crowds at Zanies in Rosemont. Fans of remote control toys and model railroads won't want to miss the return of the iHobby Expo this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg.

     
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