Sunday picks: Climb aboard at High Wheeler train show

  • See more than 20 operating model train layouts at the High Wheeler Train Show at Harper College  in Palatine.

    See more than 20 operating model train layouts at the High Wheeler Train Show at Harper College in Palatine.

  • Brazilian dance troupe Grupo Corpo performs "Sem Mim" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

    Brazilian dance troupe Grupo Corpo performs "Sem Mim" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Courtesy of Jose Luiz Pederneiras/Grupo Corpo

 
 
Posted3/1/2015 6:00 AM

High Wheeler Train Show

Railroad enthusiasts can view 20 running model train layouts at the High Wheeler Train Show in Harper College's Sports Center, Building M, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. Special kids' activities include coloring and crafts. The event is sponsored by the Fox Valley division of the National Model Railroad Association. Admission is $9 for ages 13 and older; $7 for seniors ages 65 and older; $2 for kids ages 5-12; kids under age 5 are free. Cash only. highwheelertrainshow.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1

 

Chicago Family Palooza

Step out of the cold and into a giant indoor festival, featuring a zip line, a petting zoo, inflatables, train rides. a climbing wall, entertainment and more at the Chicago Family Palooza, in the Mega Center and ballroom at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Purchase a general admission wristband for $8 or an activity wristband for $15. (630) 584-6300 or chicagofamilypalooza.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1

Home and Garden Show

See the latest products for remodeling and updating homes at the Chicago Home and Garden Expo at the Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Talk with experts, attend seminars and see a variety of displays about interior and exterior home improvement. Admission and parking are free. (630) 953-2500 or freehomeshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 1

'Shout!'

North Central College students present "Shout! The Mod Musical," showcasing tunes from the 1960s, in the college's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The musical comedy also looks at the role of feminism in the '60s. Featured songs include "Goldfinger," "Downtown," "To Sir With Love" and many others. $10-$15. (630) 637-7469 or northcentralcollege.edu. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1

Bringing the heat

Brazilian modern dance company Grupo Corpo shows off the heat and sensuality of its country quite literally this weekend with performances featuring brief nudity at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $25-$65. (800) 982-2787 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1

Winning jazz

See jazz vocalist Gregory Porter perform selections from his Grammy Award-winning album "Liquid Spirit" at his rescheduled show tonight at Belushi Performance Hall at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $49; $59 VIP tables. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1

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