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  • Sunday picks: Climb aboard at High Wheeler train show Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    Railroad enthusiasts can view 20 running model train layouts at the High Wheeler Train Show at Harper College in Palatine. North Central College students present “Shout! The Mod Musical,” showcasing tunes from the 1960s, in the college's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville. Brazilian modern dance company Grupo Corpo shows off the heat and sensuality of its country quite literally this weekend with performances featuring brief nudity at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

  • Weekend picks: Donnie McClurkin headlines Genesee's Salute to Gospel Feb 28, 2015 6:00 AM
    Grammy Award-winner Donnie McClurkin and nominee Anita Wilson are the featured soloists for the College of Lake County 31st Annual Salute to Gospel at the Genesee Theatre. Comedian Whitney Cummings, a co-creator of sitcoms “2 Broke Girls” and “Whitney,” performs her standup routine at the Improv Comedy Showcase at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

  • Weekend picks: Trey Songz, Chris Brown share Allstate bill Feb 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    Hip hop stars Chris Brown and Trey Songz headline the “Between the Sheets Tour,” which also features Tyga tonight at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Electronica jam rockers The Coop are teaming up with experimental funk rockers Ethereal Groove, Inc., for a show at Palatine's Durty Nellie's. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

  • Weekend picks: Zanies hosts April Macie Feb 25, 2015 8:28 PM
    If you loved comedian April Macie from “Last Comic Standing” or as a guest on “The Howard Stern Show,” then don't miss her live at Zanies in Rosemont. Fans of the long-running Chicago show “Late Nite Catechism” won't want to miss the interactive comedy “Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity ... in Two Acts,” where audiences get quizzed on their knowledge of Catholic theology Thursday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

  • 400 dancers in Des Plaines Dance Idol competion Feb 21, 2015 1:07 PM
    More than 400 dancers from 18 studios and three independent dancers participated in the annual Des Plaines Dance Idol Competition at Prairie Lakes Community Center. “This is the seventh year of Dance Idol and it is exciting to see how this dance convention has become what it is today,” said Nancy Suwalski, cultural arts supervisor for the Des Plaines Park District.

  • Farewell to founder’s ‘Nutcracker’ in Joffrey’s 2015-16 season Feb 17, 2015 4:28 PM
    The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago announced its 2015-16 season, which will feature the last presentation of the late Robert Joffrey's "The Nutcracker."

  • 5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs Feb 13, 2015 2:40 PM
    If your weekend is not already booked solid with Valentine’s Day plans — you did make them, right? — then consider picking up some theater tickets to a romantic play in St. Charles, taking the kids to a puppet show in Waukegan or treating yourself to a Fleetwood Mac concert in Rosemont.

  • Hersey kids spread a little love Feb 13, 2015 6:19 PM
    As they did Friday, every year members of the high-energy John Hersey High School Service Over Self Club put on a show for the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

  • Renowned Latin dancer teaching at Wheeling High School this week Feb 13, 2015 1:24 PM
    A renowned Cuban dancer will teach at Wheeling High School this week as part of an Illinois Arts Council grant the school’s dance program received. Victor Alexander begins his five-day residency Tuesday and will teach three daily master classes to dance and Orchesis students. He will also conduct an after-school workshop with dancers and members of Wheeling’s Latino Club.

  • Maine West students stage anti-violence flash mob Feb 13, 2015 8:49 PM
    Several student groups worked together to create a flash mob Friday in the Maine West High School cafeteria as part of the One Billion Rising movement to end violence against women.

  • Latino Unidos club at Harper teaches students to dance Feb 11, 2015 6:03 PM
    With Valentine’s Day coming Saturday, the Latino Unidos club at Harper College in Palatine took the opportunity Wednesday to show fellow students moves for the dance floor.

  • No plans? A procrastinator’s guide to Valentine’s Day Feb 11, 2015 8:16 AM
    No plans? No problem. We have all you procrastinators covered with a last-minute guide to Valentine’s Day concerts like Fleetwood Mac at Rosemont's Allstate Arena and romantic stage shows like "Married Alive!" at the Raue in Crystal Lake. Plus tips on where to meet Cary Elwes of "The Princess Bride" fame in Naperville and how to snag a prime-time dinner reservation for two.

  • A century of black history showcased at Elgin festival Feb 4, 2015 3:38 PM
    Families can learn about black history and culture this Saturday, Feb. 7, at Elgin’s Black History Family Festival, set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. The theme of the festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture, Past, Present and Future.”

  • Sunday picks: See 'Groundhog Day' in Woodstock Feb 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    Screenings of the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, at the Woodstock Theatre are part of Woodstock's annual Groundhog Day activities.

  • Weekend picks: Giordano Dance premieres 'Shirt' Jan 31, 2015 6:00 AM
    The Windy City's own internationally famous Giordano Dance Chicago performs a repertory concert featuring the world premiere of Ray Mercer's “Shirt Off My Back,” Autumn Eckman's revised “Moving Sidewalks” and revivals of other works on Saturday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

  • Geneva, Neuqua Valley tops in dance championship Jan 31, 2015 7:39 PM
    Suburban teams led the way Saturday at the finals of the IHSA's competitive dance tournament, with Geneva and Neuqua Valley high schools claiming the top three places in the Class 2A and 3A divisions. “All of our girls are trained dancers and I think their level of difficulty and technical ability really showed,” said Geneva head coach Amy VanWagenen.

  • Dance teams compete in state championship preliminaries Jan 30, 2015 9:19 PM
    Ninety dance squads entered the Illinois High School Association state meet on Friday, and 30 remain. The finals will be held today at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Seventeen schools in the Daily Herald coverage area are in the mix for a state title.

  • Weekend picks: Uncle Lar plays Zanies Rosemont Jan 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedian Larry Reeb, informally known as “Uncle Lar,” sarcastically expounds on all kinds of controversial topics this weekend at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

  • Weekend picks: The shadow knows if spring is coming Jan 27, 2015 2:43 PM
    He's no Punxsutawney Phil, but our own groundhog will be the celebrity guest of the Groundhog Days activities in Woodstock, including a chili cook-off, a charity dinner, bowling events, trivia contests, film screenings and a whole lot more.

  • Buffalo Grove Orchesis to hold annual dance clinic for area youth Jan 26, 2015 8:51 AM
    Buffalo Grove High School invites all fourth- through eighth-grade boys and girls to its 6th Annual Orchesis Dance Clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

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