Sunday picks: Warm up at Morton's Chocolate Expo
Chocolate lovers' delight
The Morton Arboretum invites those with a passion for chocolate to the Chocolate Expo and Market this weekend in the Visitor Center, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Free presentations on Sunday: "The History, Mystery and Magic of Chocolate" at 10 a.m.; "Chocolate Bean to Bar" at 11 a.m.; "Do You Know Your Candy Bar?," a blind taste test at noon; and "Master the Chocolate Martini" at 3 p.m. Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors and $9 kids 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
The Bullfrog Chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of America hosts its Super Bowl Sunday Beer Can and Breweriana Show at the American Legion Hall, 514 S. Main St., Wauconda. The show features a wide variety of breweriana, including beer cans, beer signs, coasters, labels and more. Admission is $1. For information, call Ken at (847) 202-1877 or visit bcca.com. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
Déjà vu all over again
Visit the historic town square of Woodstock for Groundhog Days, an annual event that includes a Shake Off the Winter Blues Dinner Dance, the Awakening of the Groundhog ceremony at the historic 1889 Woodstock Opera House, and "Groundhog Day" movie trivia. There also will be family activities including storytelling, a chili cook-off, walking tours of the filming sites and free showings of the movie. woodstockgroundhog.org. Event times vary Sunday, Feb. 3
If you're a racing fan and you don't know about the former NASCAR and Daytona 500 champion "Fearless Freddie" Lorenzen, then don't miss the exhibit "On the Road to Glory: Fred Lorenzen." It details many of the racing accomplishments of this Elmhurst native and starts this weekend at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. Free admission. The exhibit runs through Sunday, May 19. (630) 833-1457 or elmhurst.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
She can fly!
Cathy Rigby soars for the last time in "Peter Pan," the classic tale of the magical boy from Neverland who won't grow up, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Rigby has said this is the last time she will tour "Peter Pan." $25-$85. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago, presents the world premiere of the revised "columbinus," a riveting examination of teenagers through the prism of the deadly 1999 Columbine High School shootings. Conceived and directed by artistic director PJ Paparelli, this piece of docu-theater was written by Paparelli and Stephen Karam, who drew upon survivor accounts, journal entries and emails for their original play which they've updated from information Paparelli collected recently when he returned to Littleton, Colo., for follow-up interviews with survivors and victims' family members. The show opens Feb. 6. $33-$43. (773) 409-4125 or atcweb.org. Preview at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
Big Noise Theatre Company presents Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" about a wealthy and corrupt junk dealer who brings his uneducated girlfriend to Washington, D.C., and attempts to make her more presentable to Washington society. See it at Prairie Lakes Theatre, 515 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines. $25 adults; $23 for seniors and students. (847) 604-0275 or bignoise.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People
Miguel Gutierrez and his six dancers, the Powerful People, will hit the stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Gutierrez and the troupe have been working together for several years on the connections between dance, neurology and paranormal circumstances. Tickets cost $28, $22 for MCA members, $10 for students. (312) 397-4010 or mcachicago.org. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3
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