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  • Free concert at Fremont library: Mar 6, 2015 4:36 PM
    The Alliance Brass Quintet, which has a repertoire ranging from the early Renaissance to jazz and beyond, will perform a free concert at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein, from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11,

     
  • ESO raises hunger awareness at Oscars concert Feb 17, 2015 1:55 PM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will visit some of your favorite movie music memories and help Food For Greater Elgin promote hunger awareness at their “A Night at the Oscars concerts” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

     
  • FullScore orchestra concert: Feb 12, 2015 6:38 PM
    FullScore Chamber Orchestra, Lake County’s only professional chamber ensemble, opens its 2015 season Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Village Church of Gurnee, 1319 N. Hunt Club Road.

     
  • Sunday picks: Pablo Francisco takes aim at pop culture Feb 8, 2015 6:30 AM
    From spoofing Spanish language telenovelas to action movie previews, comedian Pablo Francisco takes pot shots at pop culture at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Watch professional sculptors create works of art from 10-foot blocks of snow during the Snow Days Chicago event at Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier in Chicago.

     
  • Weekend picks: Natalie Cole unforgettable at NCC Feb 7, 2015 6:30 AM
    Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole performs her hits and some of her latest forays into Latin music at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville. See actor Todd Bridges draw from his memoir, “Killing Willis,” for his standup comedy routine when he performs at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. There's plenty of racing and free-wheelin' stunts in the Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

     
  • Andrew Grams going patriotic with ESO this season Feb 7, 2015 11:23 AM
    For his third season as Elgin Symphony Orchestra music director, Andrew Grams has put together a schedule that contains a blend of the familiar and not-so familiar — wrapped in red, white and blue.

     
  • Weekend picks: Todd Bridges sheds his 'Strokes' Feb 6, 2015 6:10 AM
    See actor Todd Bridges draw from his memoir, “Killing Willis,” for his standup comedy routine when he performs at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora. There's plenty of racing and free-wheelin' stunts in the Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Visitors can cross-country ski by candlelight at the Sportsman's Country Club as the glow of candles illuminates a trail along the golf course in Northbrook.

     
  • Weekend picks: Monster Jam revs up at Allstate Feb 3, 2015 1:32 PM
    There’s plenty of racing and free-wheelin’ stunts in the Monster Jam, starting on Thursday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Broadway vet Jenny Lee Stern stars in the revue "Patsy Cline: She's Got You," celebrating the late country music legend Thursday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Sunday picks: Feel the beat at 'Stomp' Jan 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    The internationally acclaimed percussion revue “Stomp” returns with new routines and out-there objects to make drummed-out music at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Vladimir Kulenovic conducts the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra in "Hopes, Confessions, Testaments” featuring the music of Mozart, Schumann, Ives and Rachmaninoff at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Weekend picks: Local comedians share standup bill Jan 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. See the classic 1939 Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Weekend picks: Country's Dan + Shay come to Genesee Jan 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dan + Shay, semifinalists for ACM New Artist Of The Year, perform their hit song “19 You + Me” and others tonight at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda. Aurora University faculty perform chamber and solo music from a variety of French composers in the “La France” concert in the Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University in Aurora. And Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

     
  • Weekend picks: Husky Heroes show off at Morton Arboretum Jan 22, 2015 4:44 PM
    See Siberian husky sled-pulling and speed demonstrations and find out about dog adoptions when the Husky Heroes return this weekend to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Comedian Jimmy Shubert performs a special fund-raiser for a fellow comedian's sick at Zanies in Rosemont. And The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda.

     
  • Sam Smith tops hot Chicago tickets this weekend Jan 20, 2015 11:36 AM
    Got your Sam Smith tickets? The golden-voiced Brit behind "Stay With Me" could win big at next month's Grammys, so don't miss the chance to see him Friday at the UIC Pavilion. He's not the easiest ticket in Chicago this weekend, but he's clearly the biggest.

     
  • Sunday picks: Violinist Philippe Quint teams with ESO at Hemmens Jan 11, 2015 6:00 AM
    Violin soloist Philippe Quint joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring the works of Smetana, Barber and Dvorak at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Step into the sometimes spooky and zany world of characters Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley and Uncle Fester as the Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage group presents the musical comedy “The Addams Family.”

     
  • Weekend picks: Music is king at Afterlife dance party Jan 10, 2015 8:18 AM
    United2Nite presents a Saturday night dance party at GRANDBAR Whiskey Lounge featuring the music of DJ Tsunami, Joes Domingo and more. If you're suffering from the post-Christmas season blues, laugh them off with “Mary Mack's Holiday Recovery Comedy Show” on Saturday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Jimmy Nick has been turning heads in Chicago clubs with his blues-guitar work since he was a teenager. Now Nick and his band, Don't Tell Mama, are bringing their high-energy blues-rock attack to Lombard's Brauerhouse.

     
  • Weekend picks: Pheasant Run shows off highlights of Canada Jan 28, 2015 1:34 PM
    The All Canada Show this weekend at the Pheasant Run Mega Center showcases all that Canada has to offer an outdoorsy vacationer. And speaking of outdoors, bundle up and head for an evening of winter family activities at Frosty Fest at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee. Director Carin Silkaitis teams up with students to adapt Leslea Newman's novel “October Mourning” for a new theater piece exploring the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard at North Central College's Madden Theatre in Naperville.

     
  • Elgin Symphony guest to perform with rare violin Jan 8, 2015 5:24 AM
    Violinist Philippe Quint says he's developed a special relationship with the 1708 Stradivari violin he'll be playing this weekend with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. “It really takes you into a different dimension,” he says of the instrument loaned to him by the Stradivari Society. He's excited to play composer Samuel Barber's violin concerto — a rare piece for him — in Elgin, he said.

     
  • Weekend picks: TruTV's Mo Mandel comes to Rosemont Jan 8, 2015 12:25 PM
    If you're a fan of the truTV show “Barmageddon,” then don't miss host Mo Mandel performing standup comedy locally at Zanies in Rosemont. The All Canada Show starts Thursday at the Pheasant Run Mega Center, showcasing all the that Canada has to offer an outdoorsy vacationer. And speaking of outdoors, bundle up and head for an evening of winter family activities at Frosty Fest at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee.

     
  • Sunday picks: Gabriel Iglesias promotes 'Unity Through Laughter' Dec 14, 2014 6:00 AM
    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias heads to the Rosemont Theatre for his “Unity Through Laughter World Tour.” Cantigny Park hosts its 13th Annual Lego Train Show, featuring Lego creations by members of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. And catch the last night of comedian Rob Schneider's standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
  • Weekend picks: Rosemont hosts Italian singer Andrea Bocelli Dec 13, 2014 6:00 AM
    Italian singer Andrea Bocelli returns to Rosemont for a concert tour accompanied by the Bella Musica Orchestra Saturday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Cantigny Park hosts its 13th Annual Lego Train Show, featuring Lego creations by members of the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club. And catch comedian Rob Schneider's standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

     
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