Best bets: Performances by comedian Jen Kober, Night Ranger, Denise Tomasello, John Cleese

Pride comedy

The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, marks the beginning of Pride Month with a performance by comedian and storyteller Jen Kober (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dead to Me,” “The Middle”). The show is recommended for ages 18 and older. $40. (847) 577-2121 or 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater brings “Flamenco Passion” to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. Courtesy of Dean Paul

Spanish dance showcase

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater performs classic works premiering this weekend at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $25-$55. (847) 673-6300 or The performances are part of the American Spanish Dance and Music Festival. It runs June 7-15 and includes performances at several Chicago locations, along with Spanish dance classes and a free Ethnic Dance and Music Symposium June 10-12 at Northeastern University. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8; 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9

Lost kingdoms revealed

More than 50 life-size, prehistoric, animatronic beasts — from T-Rexes to saber-toothed tigers — make up The Lost Kingdoms, a new exhibition featuring creatures from the Jurassic Period through the Ice Age in Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago. The Chicago leg of the national tour marks the U.S. premiere of the immersive, interactive exhibition. Online prices are $25, $90 per family; at the door $30, $110 per family. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, through June 22

Festival del Niño

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, hosts its family-friendly Festival del Nińo, which includes entertainment, art activities and carnival games. There will also be information on mental health, pediatric oral hygiene and blood pressure screenings, among other health-related topics. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Arlington Heights native and queen of Chicago cabaret Denise Tomasello performs at The Park West this weekend.

Cabaret queen celebrates career

Arlington Heights native and cabaret chanteuse Denise Tomasello marks five decades in the music business playing such venues as Sage’s, George’s, Park West and The Pump Room in Chicago, and New York’s Town Hall and Eighty-Eights in New York City. She’ll be joined by a 17-member orchestra for her concert at The Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $35-$75. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8

Night Ranger at The Rialto

Night Ranger, the 1980s rock band known for its hits “Sister Christian” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” headlines the Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. The band will be joined by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, made up of 80 Ohio musicians between 12 and 18 years of age who accompanied the band on its latest record, “40 Years and a Night with Contemporary Youth Orchestra.” $41-$64. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9

360 Chicago's TILT, which suspends visitors 30 degrees more than 1,000 feet above the streets of Chicago, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Courtesy of 360 Chicago

TILT at 10

360 Chicago, the observation deck located on the 94th floor of 875 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its thrill ride TILT. Suspended more than 1,000 feet above the city’s streets, the ride leans passengers at a 30-degree angle off the 94th floor. The party includes balloon and caricature artists, a complimentary cupcake and a new cocktail named in honor of the ride. Tickets start at $20 for children, $30 for adults. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 10

Comedy icon in concert

Comedy icon and Monty Python co-founder John Cleese (“Monty Python's Flying Circus,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “A Fish Called Wanda”) treats fans to an evening of stories and humor as part of his “Last Chance to See Me Before I Die” tour. Cleese performs at The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $61.75-$252. See or 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 and 13

Clue mystery tours 2024

“Clue: A Walking Mystery,” the combination walking tour and interactive murder mystery inspired by the board game, returns for its second year to Block 37, 108 N. State St., Chicago. The 2024 edition features new clues, puzzles and locations. Tickets start at $35. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through July 31

Father’s Day magic

Magician David Williamson performs his show “Ridiculous!” at The Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave., Chicago. Father’s Day weekend, all dads receive a book with 101 magic tricks and a special deck of cards. $30-$75. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 15; 2 p.m. June 16

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