Best Bets: Michael and Angela Ingersoll bring cabaret show to the Metropolis

They’ll take romance

Married theater artists Michael Ingersoll (“Jersey Boys,” PBS’ “Under the Streetlamp”) and Angela Ingersoll (Joseph Jefferson Award-winner for “End of the Rainbow”) bring “Hooked on a Feeling,” their musical salute to romance, to the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre for a limited run. Produced in association with Artists Lounge Live, the show features such duets as “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life,” among others. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 23-24 and March 1-2, and 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 25 and March 3, at 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $40. (847) 577-2121 or

Hubbard Street Dancers Shota Miyoshi and Morgan Clune perform “Love Infinite” this weekend at The Museum of Contemporary Art. Courtesy of Michelle Reid

Encores and premieres

Hubbard Street Dance Company settles into The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, for its winter program. Program A includes encores of “Love Infinite” by Randy Duncan and recent commission “Dear Frankie,” a salute to Chicago house music by Rennie Harris. HSDC also premieres a new duet by resident artist Aszure Barton. Program B includes the premiere of “Echoes of our Ancestors” by Maria Torres and another world premiere “Into Being” by HSDC alums Alice Klock and Florian Lochner. Tickets are $15-$95. (312) 850-9744, ext. 5, or Friday, Feb. 23, through March 3

Bad dad

Chicago comedian Vince Carone, who waxed comedic about parenting on his 2023 album “Bad Father,” headlines Zanies, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. There’s a two-item food or beverage minimum for the 21-and-older show. Tickets are $30. (847) 813-0484 or 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24

Grammy winner in concert

Grammy and Joseph Jefferson Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy, a founding member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, returns to Studio5, 1934 Dempster St., Evanston, to perform with German bass clarinetist Michael Riessler and his son, drummer Lorenzo Riessler. $25 general admission, $35 cabaret seating. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23

Craft beer fest

Lake County’s ninth annual craft beer festival takes place this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Beer lovers can participate in corn hole, an escape room, a beach bash costume contest and more. Participating brewers include: Crystal Lake Brewing; Fairly Local Brewery in Schaumburg; Harbor Brewing Co. in Lake Villa; Liquid Love Brewing in Buffalo Grove; Perfect Brewing Supply in Libertyville; Riverlands Brewing Company in St. Charles; Scorched Earth Brewing Company in Algonquin; Tangled Roots Brewing Company in Glenview; and Tonality Brewing Company in Mundelein. For ages 21 and older. $80 VIP, $60 general admission, which includes 25 tasting tickets, a souvenir glass, activities and entertainment. 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 (4 p.m. VIP admission)

Hannu Lintu conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a mostly all-Russian program featuring Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, among other works.

CSO celebrates Russian composers

Hannu Lintu conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a mostly Russian program that includes Dmitri Shostakovich’s tragicomic Ninth Symphony; Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov; Modest Mussorgsky’s prelude to his opera “Khovanshchina”; and 20th-century Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s “Winter Sky.” $35-$325. (312) 294-3000 or 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, and Tuesday, Feb. 27

“White Dwarf” by María Dávila and Eduardo Portillo is among the textiles featured in The Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibition “Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weaving From the Collection.” Courtesy of Tom Grotta, browngrotta arts

Art Institute textiles on display

Textiles from The Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection make up its new exhibition, “Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weaving From the Collection,” on display at 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The exhibition showcases hand-woven, globally influenced works by 13 contemporary artists from the U.S., South America and Asia. $32 adults, $26 seniors, students and teens. Saturday, Feb. 24, through Aug. 26

Mariachi music magic

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, examines mariachi music in Chicago in its new exhibition titled “Mariachi Potosino: The Sound of Home,” which chronicles Mexican immigrant José Cruz Alba (1918-2002) and his work with the music ensemble from its founding in 1958 through its disbanding in 2019. Free. Saturday, Feb. 24, through Nov. 10

George Michael salute

Craig Winberry and Rory Phelan channel the late pop singer George Michael, who as a solo artist and a member of Wham! delivered such hits as “Careless Whisper,” “Faith” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” in “The Life and Music of George Michael,” a review chronicling the life and career of the late musician. The performance takes place at The McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $62-$72. (630) 942-4000 or 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25

‘Leap of Love’

Singer and Crystal Lake native Megon McDonough, pianist Fred Simon and bassist Jon Paul perform music by composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David during their show “Leap of Love: The Burt Bacharach Songbook” at Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market, Chicago. During the first half, the trio perform the songwriting duo’s biggest hits: “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Close to You,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” and “The Look of Love,” among others. During the second half, McDonough performs original songs and covers, including the Police’s “Spirits in the Material World” and Annie Lennox’s “1,000 Beautiful Things.” $50 cover. (312) 850-5005 or 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29

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