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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sunday picks: ESO plays Beethoven's Fifth Symphony Sep 14, 2014 5:45 AM
    Conductor Andrew Grams conducts Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with orchestral opera selections by Wagner and Weber for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra at the Hemmens Cultural Center. Concerts, film screenings and gallery shows are all part of the Charlie's Center for the Arts — All of the Arts, All Over Town event at different St. Charles venues. Des Plaines hosts its Fall Fest 2014 at Lake Park Memorial Pavilion. And you can find seasonal floral arrangements, silk and dried florals and dried bouquets at the annual Weed Ladies Fall Floral Sale, in the Daniels House at Naper Settlement in Naper.

     
  • Weekend picks: John Leguizamo brings 'Ghetto Klown' to Chicago Theatre Sep 13, 2014 5:45 AM
    Comedian and actor John Leguizamo returns to the Windy City with a one-night-only performance of his Broadway show “Ghetto Klown” Saturday at the Chicago Theatre. Best known from his TV appearances on the “Late Show With David Letterman” and “World's Dumbest,” comedian, Kevin McCaffrey will perform standup starting Wednesday at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Humans and their canine friends are invited to Clearbrook's Raise The Woof Pet Festival in Melas Park, Mount Prospect. And conductor Andrew Grams conducts Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with orchestral opera selections by Wagner and Weber for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra Opening Night at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

     
  • Revisit the Roaring ’20s at Jazz Age Party in the Park Sep 10, 2014 5:55 AM
    It’s the closest you’ll get to partying with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in the Fox Valley. On Sunday, Sept. 14, Tri-City Swing, in partnership with the St. Charles Arts Council, is sponsoring a free 1920s-era event, Jazz Age Party in the Park, from noon to 5 p.m. in Pottawatomie Park.

     
  • Weekend picks: Germanfest brings beer, brats to Hoffman Estates Sep 11, 2014 4:07 PM
    Hoffman Estates' Platzkonzert Germanfest expands to two days of German food, beer, games and more at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green in the Prairie Stone Business Park in Hoffman Estates. Best known from his TV appearances on the “Late Show With David Letterman” and “World's Dumbest,” comedian, Kevin McCaffrey will perform standup starting Wednesday at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. Humans and their canine friends are invited to Clearbrook's Raise The Woof Pet Festival in Melas Park, Mount Prospect. And conductor Andrew Grams conducts Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with orchestral opera selections by Wagner and Weber for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra Opening Night at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

     
  • Girls from Brazil’s favelas find escape in ballet Sep 3, 2014 5:45 AM
    Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Twice a week, more than 20 girls, ages 5 through 12, board a Volkswagen van for a 10-minute ride to class, where they put on pink or black tights and ballet shoes donated by a dancewear store.

     
  • Sunday picks: Meet a few dames to die for Aug 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 in Rosemont. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake.

     
  • Weekend picks: Keb' Mo', G-Love play the Arcada Aug 23, 2014 6:00 AM
    Celebrated blues musician Keb' Mo' shares a concert bill with G-Love and Special Sauce Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 starting Thursday in Rosemont. Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake.

     
  • Weekend picks: Celebrate your fandom at Wizard World Aug 22, 2014 2:24 AM
    Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 starting Thursday in Rosemont. Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake. Comedian Chris DiStefano of MTV's “Guy Code” fame appears at Zanies locations in Chicago and Rosemont.

     
  • Sunday picks: Get the kids stoked for Thomas Aug 17, 2014 11:16 AM
    If your little ones love all things train-related, then you shouldn't miss the Day Out with Thomas events starting this weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union. Head to the Festival of the Horse & Drum, a multicultural, multimedia equestrian festival for horse lovers at the Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles.

     
  • Weekend picks: Rod Stewart, Santana bring the tunes Aug 16, 2014 7:42 AM
    Get ready to swoon at the romantic song stylings of Rod Stewart and Santana in concert at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. See which horse comes out on top at the Arlington Million and International Festival of Racing at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights. And humans and their canine pals are invited to the Dog Days of Summer at Knupper Nursery & Landscape in Palatine for grooming, training demos and activities.

     
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