Best Bets: Anime Midwest returns to Rosemont

'Japanimation' jam

Fans of Japanese animated shows, comics, video games and more won't want to miss the return of Anime Midwest at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Preregistration recommended. Three-day admission: $65-$150; $40-$50 one-day admission; $15 parking. (847) 692-2220, or 10 a.m. Friday, July 1; 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2; and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 3

The Anime Midwest convention returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Friday through Sunday, July 1-3. Daily Herald File Photo, 2014

Patriotic pottery

ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center's resident artists' works are a part of the group show titled "Star Spangled Summer" throughout the month at 740 Front St., Lisle. Free admission. (630) 393-2529 or Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; through July 30

Elkhound around

Meet with merchants and other specialty dog owners at the Northeastern Illinois Norwegian Elkhound Association's Back to Back Regional Specialty Shows this weekend at the DuPage County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Free admission. (630) 668-6636, or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3

Earth, Wind & Fire share a concert bill with Santana on Saturday at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. Associated Press, 2018

Funky elements

Get your groove on when Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire share a concert bill as part of the Miraculous Supernatural Tour at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park. $39-$119; $176-$218 VIP premium packages. (800) 745-3000 or 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2

Pavilion music

The Grant Park Music Festival shares plenty of patriotism and cinematic circus dazzle with two upcoming concerts. The annual "Independence Day Salute" is on Saturday, while "Cirque Goes to Hollywood" is on Wednesday at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Reserved seating: $26-$130; lawn seating and back of the pavilion seating: free. (312) 742-7647 or Independence Salute: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2; Cirque: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6

Blue Öyster Cult shares a concert bill with Foghat at Aurora's RiverEdge Park on Saturday, July 2. Courtesy of RiverEdge Park

Hard rockers

Rock on when Blue Öyster Cult and Foghat share a concert bill at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. $33. (630) 896-6666 or 7:50 p.m. Saturday, July 2

Comedian Tommy Davidson performs as part of the "Please Stop! My Ribs Hurt'N Super Summer Comedy Bash" at the Rosemont Theatre on Saturday, July 2. Associated Press, 2019

Laugh bash

The "Please Stop! My Ribs Hurt'N Super Summer Comedy Bash" featuring Tommy Davidson, Fat Joe & The Terror Squad, T.I. and more brings the laughs to the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $105.25-$128.25. (800) 745-3000 or 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2

Sheryl Crow shares a concert bill with Keb' Mo' and Southern Avenue at Ravinia on Thursday, July 7. Associated Press, 2018

Blues and more

Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crowe shares a concert bill with Keb' Mo' and Southern Avenue at the Ravinia Festival, 201 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $110-$145 pavilion seating; $49-$54 general lawn seating; $104-$109 premium lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7

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