Best bets: Heart and Cheap Trick in Rosemont, ‘Donkey Hodie’ in Elmhurst

Rock royalty double bill

Classic rock titans and hall of famers Heart and Cheap Trick play the Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $35-$169.75. 8 p.m. Friday, May 17

A variety of chocolate treats await visitors to Long Grove's Chocolate Fest 2024. Courtesy of Historic Long Grove

Calling all chocolate lovers

Long Grove hosts its sweetest event. The annual Chocolate Fest unfolds downtown near 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Participating shops and restaurants offer chocolate tastings, including wine and chocolate pairings, and candy-making demonstrations along with concerts, kids’ activities and a pie-eating contest. $5 daily, $10 for a three-day pass. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, May 17; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 18; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19

Folk favorites return

Alt.folk favorites Sons of the Never Wrong, who’ve been delighting audiences with their soaring harmonies and oddball humor for more than 30 years, headline Studio5, 1934 Dempster St., Evanston. $35, $45 for cabaret seating. 8 p.m. Friday, May 17

The titular star of the PBS children's series “Donkey Hodie” inspired “Designing Donkey Hodie: From Make-Believe to Someplace Else,” the family-friendly exhibition running through Aug. 12 at The Elmhurst Art Museum. Courtesy of Fred Rogers Productions

Meet Donkey Hodie

Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, opens “Designing Donkey Hodie: From Make-Believe to Someplace Else,” a family-friendly exhibition that introduces visitors to the world of the live-action, PBS series “Donkey Hodie,” a “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” spinoff that follows the adventures of Donkey Hodie and her pals. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students (with ID), $5 kids 5-17. (630) 834-0202 or Saturday, May 18, through Aug. 12

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs “Echoes of Our Ancestors” by choreographer Maria Torres during its upcoming program “Of Joy.” Courtesy of Kristie Kahns

Hubbard Street’s ‘Of Joy’

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago presents “Of Joy,” the final installment of its 46th season at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago. The program includes Maria Torres’ “Echoes of Our Ancestors”; “Impasse,” a company premiere by Johan Inger; and Kyle Abraham’s solo show, “Show Pony,” among others. $15-$110. (312) 850-9744, ext. 5, or 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19

Spring fest at Cantigny

Cantigny, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, hosts a daylong spring festival of greenhouse tours, live music in the new beer garden, a family walk and scavenger hunt, a bulb sale and local artists selling jewelry, pottery and artworks. $12, free for kids 15 and younger. $5 for parking. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18

Colin Quinn in concert

Comedian, “Saturday Night Live” veteran and Broadway performer Colin Quinn (“Colin Quinn: Long Story Short,” “Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake”) headlines The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $28-$62.50, plus a two-drink minimum. 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18

South Asian artists in Chicago

The South Asia Institute hosts “What is Seen and Unseen: Mapping South Asian American Art in Chicago,” a first-of-its-kind exhibition documenting South Asian artists who helped shape Chicago’s cultural scene. The exhibition, which takes place at 1925 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, consists of works dating back more than 100 years as well as contemporary works. $5-$10. Saturday, May 18, through Oct. 26

Family fun in Rosemont

The children’s music group Jeanie B. and the Jelly Beans entertains kids and their families at Parkway Bank Park’s spring Fun Fest, which features bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo and balloon sculptors. The free fest takes place at 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19

The Orion Ensemble — Diana Schmück, left, Florentina Ramniceanu, Judy Stone and Kathryne Pirtle — celebrate jazz great Paquito D’Rivera during their upcoming concerts. Courtesy of Devon Cass

Celebrating a jazz giant

The Orion Ensemble concludes its season with a tribute to Cuban American jazz great Paquito D’Rivera that includes his 2002 chamber piece “Danzón” and 2003’s “Afro.” Joining the quartet is pianist Bradley Williams, who premieres his new work, “Par la Mer/Dionne: Waltz and Tango for clarinet, violin, cello and piano.” $30, $25 for seniors, $15 for students. (630) 628-9591 or 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Rock legend Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse headline the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Associated Press, 2019

Neil Young in concert

The legendary Neil Young performs with Crazy Horse at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago. $201-$594. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23

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