5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs
Disney princesses take to the ice in Rosemont, an epic musical is revived in Lincolnshire and ski jumpers compete in Fox River Grove this weekend in the suburbs. Here are five ideas of things to do; for others, go to dailyherald.com/calendar.
Icy ever after
Take princess-loving kids to see the stars of "Moana," "Frozen," "Beauty and the Beast" and more animated films with "Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream" at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $20-$75. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28.
Check out First Folio Theatre's production of Wendy MacLeod's comedy "Women in Jeopardy" -- about two women who suspect their friend is dating a serial killer and decide to investigate -- at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St., Oak Brook. $25-$44. (630) 986-8067 or firstfolio.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28.
See the epic musical "Ragtime" at Marriott Theatre, 100 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Set at the dawn of the 20th century, the musical -- by composer/lyricists Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and book writer Terrence McNally -- chronicles the stories of African-Americans, Jewish immigrants and others. $50-$60. (847) 634-0200 or marriotttheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28.
Bring the family to see Husky Heroes at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. The event includes sled-pulling demonstrations and information about husky dog adoptions. Included with regular admission of $14; $12 seniors; $9 youth ages 2 to 17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28.
See 'em soar
Cheer on the ski jumpers competing in the Junior National Qualifier and other events at the Norge Ski Club International Winter Tournament 2018 this weekend at 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove. $10-$15. (847) 639-9718 or norgeskiclub.com. Noon to 4 p.m. (gates open at 11 a.m.) Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27-28.