Weekend picks: 'Silicon' comedian Jimmy O. Yang plays Rosemont
Fans of the TV series "Silicon Valley" won't want to miss seeing one of its stars, Jimmy O. Yang, performing stand up comedy at Zanies at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484. $25 plus a two-item purchase. zanies.com. 8 and 10:30 Friday, Aug. 26, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27
Like it's 1989
Rock out to the 1980s tribute act Wedding Banned at the Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark '80s Night on Friday at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Included with general admission of $8; $35 VIP tickets also available. (847) 385-7500 or arlingtonpark.com. Admission begins at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26
Headliner Uncle Kracker (10:30 p.m. Saturday), plus Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press, Sixteen Candles, 7th heaven, the Battle of the Bands winner and more, should draw crowds to the free three-day Palatine Street Fest, at Brockway and Slade streets. Besides live music, enjoy food from local vendors, the Sweet Pea Pet Parade at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, dance performances, a roving magician and balloon artist, face painting and much more. palatinestreetfest.com. 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 26; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 27; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
The 1980s tribute rock band Wedding Banned headlines the Miller Lite Party in the Park After Dark '80s Night at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights.
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Fans of comics, toys, gaming and more won't want to miss out on the Lake Count-I-Con convention this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $5-$7; military and children ages 12 and under admitted free. (847) 680-7200 or lcfair.com. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
Catch them all
Before the WNBA's Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream game, arrive early for a special Pokemon Go Night event which includes an egg hatch walk on the concourse. Then stay afterward for a postgame on-court catch. It all happens tonight at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $16-$250; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com or sky.wnba.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; 5:30 p.m. pregame egg hatch
Stairway to RiverEdge
Get the Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, headlines RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora. $15. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com. Gates open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26
Shaun Latham performs standup at the Comedy Shrine in Aurora on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27.
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Catch up with comedian Shaun Latham ("Latino 101," "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution") when he plays three shows this weekend at the Comedy Shrine, 4034 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. $20 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 585-0300 or comedyshrine.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; 8 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
Folkified at Finn's
The band Folkified performs bluegrass and pop covers, including hits made popular by Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift and others, at Mickey Finn's Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Free. (847) 362-6688 or mickeyfinnsbrewery.com. 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26
Too White Crew
Hip-hop/pop stars Too White Crew play music from the '80s and '90s at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $10. For ages 21 and older. joesliverosemont.com. 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 26
Best in show
The annual Elgin Kennel Club Dog Show, showcasing an estimated 1,200 dogs with more than 135 breeds, takes place at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Cash prizes awarded daily. Admission is $6 per car; $10 for a two-day pass. Note: Spectators should not bring their own pets. elginkennelclub.net. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28
'E.T.' phone home
The Elmhurst Artists' Guild presents a fundraiser screening of the 1982 blockbuster "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" at Classic Cinemas York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst. Admission is $7. Proceeds will benefit the guild's scholarship program. classiccinemas.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
Artists & Authors
See artwork from local artists and meet with authors at the Artists & Authors Fair at Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave., Bensenville. Plus, there will be art demonstrations, live music, book displays and kids' activities. In the event of bad weather, the rain date is Saturday, Sept. 10. Free. bensenvilleparkdistrict.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
Tiny, a little Yorkie with a big voice, gets a chance to audition for a singing competition for dogs in the movie "Pup Star." See what happens to Tiny in her journey to be come a singing sensation in this special screening from Air Bud Entertainment on Saturday morning at the Elk Grove Theater, 1050 Elk Grove Town Center, Elk Grove Village. Free, but reservations must be made online. (847) 228-6707 or picatic.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
Stroll around Meadow Lake while taking in the work of Midwestern artists at the Wine & Art Walk this weekend at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. $14; $12 seniors; $9 youth ages 2 to 17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28
Rock on the river
Chicago's big summer music festival season is starting to wind down some (the upcoming North Coast and Riot Fest notwithstanding), but it's still pretty easy to find a full day of good tunes. The MoonLit Rock Showcase takes over the riverside Estate Ultra Bar Saturday with a lineup of rock, punk and alternative bands spanning the city and the suburbs, featuring The Disappointments, Werewolves at Hour 30, The Cell Phones, Chyomin, Martian Agriculture, Gallery-81, Squared Off and more. Two stages give you some breathing room; be sure to head up to the rooftop stage, where you can take in some views of the water and Chicago's skyline while enjoying the music. 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, to 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Estate Ultra Bar, 1177 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. $20; VIP packages also available. (312) 523-4296 or events.wamilive.com.
Up and away
Marvel at the hot air balloons at the fourth annual Color Aloft Balloon Festival on Saturday at Central Park, 250 Library Lane, Grayslake. No admission charge. (847) 223-6888 or business.grayslakechamber.com. 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
If you love country song hits like "Rain Is a Good Thing," "Someone Else Calling You Baby" or "Do I," then don't miss Luke Bryan and his "Kill the Lights Tour" on Saturday at Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago. $69.50-$125. tickets.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
Country singer Luke Bryan tours to Wrigley Field in Chicago.
- Associated Press, 2016
How does your garden grow?
Garden enthusiasts can tour gardens and meet Midwestern growers showcasing heirloom flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables at the Heirloom Garden Show at the Garfield Farm Museum, on Garfield Road, off Route 38, Campton Hills. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and younger. (630) 584-8485 or garfieldfarm.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28
Seal with a 'Kiss'
Seal's 1991 hit "Crazy" put the London-born singer in the international spotlight. It wasn't until 1995, though, when his "Kiss From a Rose" was featured on the soundtrack for that year's "Batman Forever" flick, that he came into prominence on American airwaves, earning him Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1996. Catch Seal when he plays these (and more recent songs) at Ravinia. 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $38-$130. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Bruce Springsteen, center, and the E Street Band come to Chicago's United Center Sunday, Aug. 28.
- Associated Press
Chicago and 'The Boss'
Bruce Springsteen, arguably the king of heartland rock, has captured the struggle and spirit of the everyman since taking the stage with his hard-driving flavor of music in the early '70s. His outspoken yet pensive rock, equally perfect for a night around a campfire with friends or driving along a lonely stretch of highway, has undoubtedly influenced many musicians along the way. Springsteen and the E Street Band bring "The River Tour" to Chicago's United Center for a Sunday night performance, featuring a lottery for a chance to move to the forward barricade area closest to the stage. See unitedcenter.com for details. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $55-$150. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com.
Brass Transit: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Lakeside Pavilion at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Jazz-rock; tribute to legendary 1970s band Chicago. Fireworks follow concert. In the case of inclement weather, concert will move indoors to the Belushi Performance Hall. Concessions available for purchase on site. Free. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.
Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway St., Aurora. Rock; tribute to legendary band Led Zeppelin. Gates open at 7 p.m. $15. (630) 896-6666 or riveredgeaurora.com.
New York Bee Gees with Rainere Martin as Donna Summer (tribute show): 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Disco, pop and more; a Bee Gees tribute show. $25-$59. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.
Too White Crew: 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. Tribute to the golden era of hip-hop featuring '80s and '90s covers. $10. For ages 21 and older. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.
Laurie Berkner: Noon Saturday, Aug. 27, pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Kids' concert. $15. Lawn seats $5. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Northwest Concert Band: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Classical, marches, Broadway tunes, pop, rock, jazz and more. Free with paid $10 parking fee. Guests are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. cantigny.org.
Harry Garner Blues Band: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Harlem Avenue Lounge, 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn. Blues. $6. (708) 484-3610 or harlemavenuelounge.com.
Seal: 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $95-$130. Lawn $38-$43. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Rock. $55-$150. Lottery offered for general admission ticketholders, allowing them the random chance to enter the forward barricade area on the floor, closest to the stage. On day of show, sequentially numbered wristbands will be distributed from 2 to 5 p.m. at Gate 5. Patrons must be present and in possession of their general admission ticket to receive a wristband. One wristband per guest will be issued. A starting number will be picked randomly at 5 p.m. Patrons who receive a wristband may leave the premises; must return by 5 p.m. Visit ticketmaster.com or unitedcenter.com.
Capannari's Acoustic Tuesday Concert: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, Capannari Ice Cream, 10 S. Pine St., Mount Prospect. (847) 392-2277 or capannaris.com.
The Railers and Walker McGuire at "Country in the Park": 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, MB Financial Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Free. Food and beverage tents on the park's great lawn. rosemont.com.
Libido Funk Circus: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Warrenville Public Library District, 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville. Disco and dance hits of the 1970s, along with rock tunes from the last 40 years. Free. Picnics welcome. No alcohol is permitted. (630) 393-1171 or warrenville.com.
Fifth Harmony, with Jo-Jo, Jake Miller, Victoria Monet: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, First Merit Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Lynn White Drive, Chicago. $19.95-$79.95. (312) 540-2668 or livenation.com.
Keith Harkin: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, McGonigal's Pub, 105 S. Cook St., Barrington. Acoustic. (847) 277-7400 or mcgonigalspub.com.
Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing a ticket. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.