Weekend picks: Jessimae Peluso brings comedy to Zanies

 
 
Posted3/21/2015 5:30 AM
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  • Comedian Jessimae Peluso ("Girl Code") performs at Zanies in Rosemont.

    Comedian Jessimae Peluso ("Girl Code") performs at Zanies in Rosemont.

  • Olympic gold medal champion and Naperville native Evan Lysacek is part of the 2015 lineup of "Stars on Ice," which returns to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, March 21.

    Olympic gold medal champion and Naperville native Evan Lysacek is part of the 2015 lineup of "Stars on Ice," which returns to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Saturday, March 21. Courtesy of Michon Halio

  • Jamie Campbell performs at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora.

    Jamie Campbell performs at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora.

  • 23rd Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo

      23rd Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The NETworks national tour of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" returns to the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago from Wednesday, March 25 to Sunday, March 29.

    The NETworks national tour of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" returns to the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago from Wednesday, March 25 to Sunday, March 29. Courtesy of Matthew Murphy

Up to code comic

Comedian Jessimae Peluso ("Girl Code") brings her Mess America tour to Zanies at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25 plus a two menu-item purchase. (312) 337-4027 or zanies.com. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in Rosemont

Pet Expo

New this year to the 23rd Annual Chicagoland Family Pet Expo is That Guy With the Birds and his performing parrots. Plus, don't miss the animal rescue groups, pet and pet-themed products, demonstrations, entertainment, veterinary services and more at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. $5-$10 admission; $7 parking. petchicago.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22

Sprucing up

Now that spring is here, start thinking about adjustments to your abode at the Home & Garden Expo this weekend at the Players Indoor Sports Center, 1740 Quincy Ave., Naperville. No admission charge. (630) 470-6400 or freehomeshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22

Shape up!

Get tips on staying healthy during the Fitness Expo at the Field House Sports and Fitness Center, 800 N. Baldwin Ave., Waukegan. Highlights include health screenings, a fitness contest with prizes, group exercise demonstrations and more. Free. (847) 360-4700 or waukeganparks.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Music memorial

The choruses of Windy City Performing Arts present the Midwest debut of "Tyler's Suite," a choral work dedicated to the late bullied college student Tyler Clementi, as part of the concert "Legacies of Hope" on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St., Chicago. $18-$30. (800) 838-3006 or windycitysings.org. 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Golden grace

Olympic gold medal winners Meryl Davis, Charlie White and Naperville native Evan Lysacek are just some of the skating athletes and artists featured in the return of "Stars on Ice" on Saturday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $25-$85. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Fast and funny

Catch acclaimed Chicago-based comedian Jamie Campbell in a special suburban engagement this weekend at the Comedy Shrine, 4034 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. $20. (630) 585-0300 or comedyshrine.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Symphonic bagpipes

Spanish bagpiper Cristina Pato teams up with the Chicago Sinfonietta for Solla's rarely performed "A Galician Voyage" in a concert that also features Orff's "Carmina Burana" at two locations: first at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; then at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $10-$58. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21

Second chance at SEMPLE

If you missed this band of local alternative rockers in Libertyville last week, the luck of the Irish is with you. They'll be playing the St. Paddy's Hangover Party at Arlington Heights' H.O.M.E. Bar Saturday, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Chicago-based Sealed With A Kiss opens with cover favorites from the '80s to today. Admission is free for the party, $8 for the show; (847) 577-4663 or homebarchicago.com. 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21

In bloom

There are potting parties, cake decorating contests and all sorts of displays that are part of the ongoing Chicago Flower and Garden Show continuing through Sunday, March 22, at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. $17 weekday tickets; $19 weekend tickets; $5 kids ages 4 to 12. (312) 241-1250 or chicagoflower.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, through March 22

Mariachi opera

Catch the final preview of the world's second mariachi opera, "El Pasado Nunca se Termina," before it officially debuts (and prices go up) later this week at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The suburban preview is today at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $10-$25. (800) 982-2787 or geneseetheatre.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22

Community Band concert

The Mount Prospect Community Band will put a spring in your step when the band performs at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., Mount Prospect. Tickets cost $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Advance tickets available at the RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster St., Mount Prospect. (847) 255-5380 or mppd.org. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22

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