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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Sunday picks: Deborah Voigt teams up with CSO at Ravinia Jul 13, 2014 5:00 AM
    Wheeling native and opera star Deborah Voigt crosses over to the Great White Way for the concert “Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival. Get family or friends together to drive and compete in The Big Sunday Summerrallye today at the Woodfield Mall Shopping Center, Schaumburg. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Weekend picks: Country star Josh Turner to rock Festival Park Jul 12, 2014 5:00 AM
    Fans of country star Josh Turner won't want to miss the Roughstock and Rambler Tour on Saturday outdoors at Festival Park adjacent to Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin. Comedian Kristen Toomey likes to bill herself as your favorite blue-collar aunt, so get some grounded and working-class humor this weekend when she performs at the The Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Weekend picks: Lady Gaga brings ArtRave to Chicago's United Center Jul 11, 2014 6:18 AM
    Expect plenty of eye-boggling pop spectacle when Lady Gaga returns to town Friday with ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour Friday at the United Center in Chicago. Rick Springfield has scored tons of pop hits since his heyday in the '80s. See him live Friday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

     
  • Sunday picks: Art in the park in Bartlett Jun 29, 2014 7:30 AM
    More than 50 juried artists display and sell their work for the 12th Annual Arts Festival this weekend at Bartlett Park. See comics, tabletop gaming items, art, retro toys and more at the Lake Count-I-Con pop-culture expo at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center in Round Lake Beach.

     
  • Weekend picks: Tickle the ivories with Kurt Bestor Jun 28, 2014 5:00 AM
    Musicians Kurt Bestor and Danny Wright share the bill for the Saturday show Piano Goes Broadway, part of the weekend-long National Piano Conference at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. Fans of 1990s films like “Encino Man,” “Bio-Dome” and “Son-in-Law” won't want to miss comedian and actor Pauly Shore performing this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. See comics, tabletop gaming items, art, retro toys and more at the Lake Count-I-Con pop-culture expo at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center in Round Lake Beach.

     
  • Weekend picks: Hey, buuuddy! Pauly Shore plays Schaumburg Jun 25, 2014 12:10 PM
    Fans of 1990s films like “Encino Man,” “Bio-Dome” and “Son-in-Law” won't want to miss comedian and actor Pauly Shore performing this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Dan “Vapid” Schafer is a longtime fixture of the Chicago punk scene who has played with such notable bands as Screeching Weasel. He is now leading a new music project called Dan Vapid & the Cheats at Lombard's Brauer House Friday. See comics, tabletop gaming items, art, retro toys and more at the Lake Count-I-Con pop-culture expo at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center in Round Lake Beach.

     
  • Sunday picks: Clown around with Italian Family Circus Zoppe May 11, 2014 6:00 AM
    See clowns, acrobats and possibly even a few animals when the Italian Family Circus Zoppé plays this weekend at the Caputo's Fresh Market lot in Addison. Theatre Nebula presents its run of “Spamalot,” a musical skewering Arthurian legends adapted from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail." And the Barrington High School Rithum Machine and the Jazz Consortium Big Band are the same bill for a special Mother's Day Concert today at Durty Nellie's in Palatine.

     
  • Weekend picks: MTV's 'Girl Code' star hits Zanies May 10, 2014 6:00 AM
    If you're a fan of MTV's “Girl Code,” then don't miss comedian Jessimae Peluso this weekend at Zanies. Saturday opens Theatre Nebula's run of “Spamalot,” a musical skewering Arthurian legends adapted from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The Barrington High School Rithum Machine and the Jazz Consortium Big Band are the same bill for a special Mother's Day Concert today at Durty Nellie's in Palatine.

     
  • Weekend picks: Air Supply croons at the Arcada Friday May 6, 2014 6:10 AM
    Air Supply, the Australian duo that melted all kinds of hearts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of soft-rock hits like “All Out of Love” and “The One That You Love,” will croon away at the Arcada Theatre Friday. Saturday opens Theatre Nebula's run of “Spamalot,” a musical skewering Arthurian legends adapted from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The Barrington High School Rithum Machine and the Jazz Consortium Big Band are the same bill for a special Mother's Day Concert today at Durty Nellie's in Palatine.

     
  • Sunday picks: May the Fourth be with you May 4, 2014 7:44 AM
    The pub quiz company Geeks Who Drink will host its Let the Wookie Win: A “Star Wars” Quiz at Fizz Bar in Chicago. Long Grove's annual worship of all things chocolate comes to a close today. And get a start on your Cinco de Mayo celebrating at Gurnee Mills.

     
  • Weekend picks: Aretha croons at the Chicago Theatre May 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Arlington International Racecourse starts its 2014 season with Opening Day on Friday and Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday in Arlington Heights. Long Grove's annual worship of all things chocolate begins this weekend. And wash it all down with samples of some of the more than 45 breweries on tap for the Second Annual Ballpark Brew Fest at the Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. All this and more in the suburbs this weekend.

     
  • Weekend picks: Gates open at Arlington International Apr 29, 2014 6:37 AM
    Arlington International Racecourse starts its 2014 season with Opening Day on Friday and Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday in Arlington Heights. Long Grove's annual worship of all things chocolate begins this weekend. And wash it all down with samples of some of the more than 45 breweries on tap for the Second Annual Ballpark Brew Fest at the Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. All this and more in the suburbs this weekend.

     
  • Waukegan Symphony Orchestra celebrates 40th anniversary Apr 9, 2014 1:22 PM
    The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a performance at 4 p.m. on April 13 at Waukegan High School’s Trapp Auditorium, 2325 Brookside Ave.

     
  • Weekend picks: Jeff Garlin home for the weekend Apr 5, 2014 5:00 AM
    Morton Grove native and comedian Jeff Garlin returns this weekend for a series of shows at Zanies. See what happens when furry Elmo gets his hands on Abby Cadabby's magic wand in “Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing” at the Sears Centre Arena. And you can sample plenty of fine wines and brews at DiCarlo's Spring Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival in Mundelein.

     
  • Weekend picks: Elmo's in trouble in 'Sesame Street Live' Apr 1, 2014 3:27 PM
    See what happens when furry Elmo gets his hands on Abby Cadabby's magic wand in “Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing” at the Sears Centre Arena. Pop-punk rockers Against Me! will make a stop at Durty Nellie's in Palatine Friday. And you can sample plenty of fine wines and brews at DiCarlo's Spring Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival in Mundelein.

     
  • EYSO hosts faculty benefit recital Mar 23, 2014 4:46 PM
    The third annual Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Faculty Benefit Recital was held Sunday at the Elgin Community College Arts Center to raise funds for the EYSO scholarship fund.

     
  • Harris Theater halts shows due to electrical fire Feb 21, 2014 5:24 PM
    Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago has cancelled all performances through Thursday, March 6, in light of an electrical fire on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

     
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