Animal house:

Meet and greet local rescue animals, plus see coldblooded creatures, raptors, caged birds and magic acts, and browse more than 100 pet-related companies and organizations during the Chicago Pet Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. $7. (630) 385-4000 or chicagopetshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday.

Taps tasting:

The new "Brew It Forward Veterans Day Beer Tasting," which will benefit homeless veterans, features local breweries including Lagunitas, Bells, Lake Brothers and more at Tank Park at the First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. $2 for a three-ounce beer tasting; $10 for eight tastings. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 1 to 4 p.m. today.

Come on down!:

Game show junkies won't want to miss the chance to potentially compete onstage for the touring show "The Price is Right Live!" at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $26.50-$46.50. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 3 and 7:30 p.m. today.

All about 'Art':

Janus Theatre opens its 19th season with a revival of "Art," Yasmina Reza's three-hander examining the prickly, ever-shifting alliances between three longtime male friends after one of them buys a pricey, all-white painting. See it at the Elgin Artspace Lofts, 51 S. Spring St., Elgin. $18. janusplays.com. 7:30 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Hastened holidays:

Celebrate the holidays early with the Brian Setzer Orchestra's 14th Annual "Christmas Rocks! Tour." Sing along at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $37.50-$110. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. today.