Sunday picks: World of Wheels rolls on
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World of Wheels
Ogle more than 500 classic cars, customs, hot rods, trucks, motorcycles and more during the O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Don't miss the celebrity appearances, car-related exhibits and more. $5-$18; kids 5 and younger admitted free. (847) 692-2220 or visit autorama.com or rosemont.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3
Ice Meltin' Blues Weekend
A variety of blues performers headline the fourth annual Ice Meltin' Blues Weekend in downtown Long Grove, near Route 83 and Robert Parker Coffin Road. The Demetria Taylor Blues Band, the Corey Dennison Blues Band and others will perform at various Long Grove shops and restaurants, including the Village Tavern and the Beans and Leaves cafe. Free; reservations are requested. Go to visitlonggrove.com for a full schedule. (847) 634-0888. Runs throughout the day Sunday, March 3
See how local modern artists approach the ancient painting medium of encaustic (hot wax and colored pigments) in the show "FUSEDChicago: A Group Encaustic Exhibition." It launches at College of Lake County's Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. No admission fee. (847) 543-2240 or gallery.clcillinois.edu. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; through April 7
Irish duo Mary Barrett and Paul Wood, known as BANNA, perform Irish music in a concert at the Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows. The program features singing and guitar music with electronic background instruments. Free. Call (847) 259-6050 or visit rmlib.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3
'The Sound of Music'
Students ages 8-18 of Spotlight Youth Theater present "The Sound of Music," at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St. Batavia. $9-$14. (847) 516-2298 or spotlight.org or bataviafineartscentre.org. 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3
'In the Garden With Jane Austen' author
Author Kim Wilson discusses her book "In the Garden With Jane Austen" at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Free. Wilson explores the role gardens played in the lives and loves of author Jane Austen and her characters. This is a "One Book, One Batavia 2013" event, celebrating Austen's book, "Pride and Prejudice." Register online at onebookonebatavia.org or call (630) 879-1393, ext. 200. For more information, visit bataviapubliclibrary.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3
Be it on late-night TV, cable news or live onstage, comedian David Brenner isn't shy about sharing his opinions. Catch him at Zanies, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. $30 plus a two-item menu purchase. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3
Libertyville native Ike Reilly and his band, the Ike Reilly Assassination, will begin a residency at Chicago's Schuba's Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. The band will play on Sunday and then five additional times this spring. The band is putting the finishing touches on its sixth full-length album, and fans will get previews of the new songs at the Schuba's shows. This is a great chance to see a local favorite in one of Chicago's best rock venues. $10. Go to schubas.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3
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