Best Bets: Tony winner Levi Kreis headlines Metropolis

Broadway at Metropolis

Tony Award-winner Levi Kreis (“Hadestown,” “Million Dollar Quartet”) headlines the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Kreis, who originated the role of Jerry Lee Lewis on Broadway after playing the role in Goodman’s 2008 regional tryout of “Million Dollar Quartet,” infuses Broadway classics with country, jazz, rockabilly and gospel. $40. (847) 577-2121 or 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Comedian and radio personality Steve Cochran and fellow comedians headline the Raue Center for the Arts.

Not just for dads

Comedian and radio personality Steve Cochran teams up with fellow stand-ups John Da Cosse, Tim Benker and Jim Flannigan for a Father’s Day weekend show at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Tickets start at $25; $17.50 for RaueNOW members. (815) 356-9212 or 8 p.m. Friday, June 14

Glam rock revived

Singer/guitarist Lita Ford (“Kiss Me Deadly,” “Close My Eyes Forever”), former lead guitarist for the 1970s all-female rock band The Runaways, headlines the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$79. 8 p.m. Friday, June 14

Big Head Todd and The Monsters headline the Blues on the Fox Festival at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Aurora’s RiverEdge Park. Courtesy of RiverEdge Park

Blues on the Fox

Blues on the Fox, one of the suburbs largest blues festivals, returns to RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. Friday headliners include Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon and his band The Chicago Way at 7 p.m. and pedal steel guitar master Robert Randolph at 9 p.m., while Saturday features Chicago’s own Wayne Baker Brooks, youngest son of blues legend Lonnie Brooks, at 3 p.m., blues and jazz artist Guy King at 5 p.m., acclaimed British singer/guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor at 7 p.m. and Big Head Todd and the Monsters (“Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior”) at 9 p.m. $20 on Friday; $25 on Saturday. Opens at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Naper nights

The Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville, kicks off its Naper Nights Community Concert Series on Friday with opening act Simply the Best, a Tina Turner tribute (6-7:30 p.m.), before a disco party featuring Boogie Wonder Band (8-10 p.m.). That’s followed on Saturday by opening act Sun Stereo, a Flaming Lips tribute (6-7:30 p.m.), and then headliners Fix You, a Coldplay tribute (8-10 p.m.). Bring blankets and lawn chairs; no outside food or beverages allowed. $20, $15 (kids 4-12). (630) 420-6010 or 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15

Alien encounter

Believers in extraterrestrial life can indulge their fascination at Area 51 Encounter, a new immersive exhibition opening this weekend on the first floor of 875 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. It includes video and audio recordings of famous sightings, an alien hunt laser shooting game, a virtual reality moon explorer for youngsters, a short 3D film and other attractions. $27 adults, $22 kids. Opens Friday, June 14; hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday

Highland games

The Chicago Scots hosts its 38th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games at a new location this year — the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. The two-day celebration of Scottish culture includes the largest pipe band championship in North America; the caber-toss; dancing; a children’s area and petting zoo; Celtic music; Scottish food and drink, including whiskey tastings; a marketplace and more. Friday: $20 adults; Saturday: $30 adults; two-day pass: $45 adults; free for kids 12 and younger. (708) 442-7268 or 1-10 p.m. Friday, June 14, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Seth Meyers headlines two shows at the Vic Theater. Associated Press

Saturday night with Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers, host of “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and former “Saturday Night Live” head writer and “Weekend Update” host, headlines two shows at the Vic Theater, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $58.75-$78.75. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 14

SoundTracks of a Generation celebrates the life and music of John Lennon as part of “The Lennon Project” at the Raue Center for the Arts. Courtesy of SoundTracks of a Generation

John Lennon retrospective

The Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, hosts “The Lennon Project,” a 100-minute retrospective of the life and music of John Lennon produced by SoundTracks of a Generation. Tickets start at $21 for RaueNOW members, $30 general admission. (815) 356-9212 or 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Dylan Gutierrez and Jeraldine Mendoza are among the Joffrey Ballet members scheduled to perform a free show at Millennium Park on Sunday. Courtesy of Katie Miller

Joffrey for all

The Joffrey Ballet performs a free concert in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. The repertory program featuring company artists, students with the Joffrey Academy of Dance and community engagement students follows free movement classes on the lawn. Free. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16

LGBTQ-inspired tap dance

Chicago Tap Theatre presents “Can You Hear Us Now?: The Queer Tap Dance Revolution” at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago. The production celebrates queer culture and history and features choreography that references the LGBTQ perspectives. Tickets start at $35. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23

Circus in the ’burbs

The family-owned Circus Vazquez, now in its 55th year, is currently performing shows featuring clowns, jugglers, gymnasts and other circus artists under a climate-controlled big top in the parking lot at Woodfield Mall, 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, through June 24. The circus then moves to Yorktown Center, 203 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, June 28 through July 7, and then to Orland Square Mall, 288 Orland Square Drive, Orland Park, July 11-16. Tickets start at $40 for adults, $30 for kids. 7 p.m. weekdays; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; noon, 3 and 6 p.m. Sundays

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