Sunday picks: Art and music fests aplenty
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Browse & buy
See the work of artists from around the world at the Barrington Art Festival, now commemorating its 30th season at the Village Center, Cook and Station streets, Barrington. Free. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26
Count the coins
Guests can buy, sell and trade U.S. and foreign coins and paper money, as well as gold and silver bullion, at the Crystal Lake Coin Club's Memorial Day Weekend Coin Show at the Holiday Inn on Route 31, a quarter mile north of I-90, in Elgin. Free admission and parking. For information, call Dave at (815) 814-1255 or Fred at (630) 677-3866. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26
Flit and flutter
The Butterflies & Blooms exhibition returns this weekend with hundreds of butterflies from around the world on display in a special garden area at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. $6 adults; $5 seniors; $4 children (3-12), plus $25 parking per car. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (weather permitting) through Sept. 2
Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival
The annual Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival takes place on the grounds of the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. The outdoor fine art show and sale also showcases live entertainment, food vendors and children's activities. Free admission and parking. (847) 923-3605 or (847) 895-3600 or ci.schaumburg.il.us. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26
To market, to market
Browse antiques, fancy foods and global crafts, attend the Vinyl Swap Meet with your best LPs or see what's new at the Indie Designer Market. It's all going on the opening weekend of the Randolph Street Market Festival, 1350 W. Randolph St., Chicago. The European-flavored indoor and outdoor event offers unusual items from more than 200 dealers, gourmet foods, entertainment and a farmers market. Catch a free trolley from Water Tower Place or take advantage of free parking near the site. Admission is $10 at the door or $8 online, students $5 at the gate or $3 online, kids 12 and younger admitted free. www.randolphstreetmarket.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26
Weekend at the farm
Susanna Farms hosts its Memorial Day Weekend celebration, featuring a variety of family activities including hayrides, kite flying, farm animals, obstacle courses and a plant sale. Two special ladybug releases will take place. Cups of lady bugs (who are beneficial to gardens) will be available for $3 a cup. Susanna Farms is at 24153 Townline Road, Lake Villa. Admission is $2; hayrides cost $5. (847) 838-0798 or susannafarms.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, May 26-27
Music, music music!
Chicago-area tribute bands are the stars of the day at the 29th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, on Sheffield Avenue, from Belmont to School Street, Chicago. Bands including Dot Dot Dot, 7th Heaven and Journey Recaptured will take to the stage. Crafts and food also available. $5 admission donation. (773) 868-3010 or chicagoevents.com. Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 26
See acrobats, clowns, contortionists and more when the Piccadilly Circus arrives this weekend at the DuPage County Expo Center, 4050 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 443-7158 or thefuncircus.com. 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 27
An exhibit of fabric art pieces by Bonnie Peterson and Diane Cooper go on display this weekend at the College of Lake County Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. Free. (847) 543-2240 or gallery.clcillinois.edu. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, June 28
Libertyville native Ike Reilly and his band, the Ike Reilly Assassination, will play the final show of their recent "residency" at Chicago's Schuba's Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, this weekend, bringing to a close a string of shows that began in March. 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 show. This is a great chance to see a local favorite in one of Chicago's best rock venues. Jason Heath & the Greedy Souls will also perform. $10. Go to schubas.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26
Memorial Day Remembered
Experience the history and tradition of honoring fallen soldiers at the Memorial Day Remembered program at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago. The program, which is co-hosted by the Center for History in Wheaton, includes songs and speeches reminiscent of ceremonies that took place in the 1890s. Free. (630) 876-5900. 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 27
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