Weekend picks: Haley Reinhart returns for Buffalo Grove Days
Haley Reinhart back for Buffalo Grove Days
Wheeling native and "American Idol" finalist Haley Reinhart is the headlining musical act at 9 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Grove Days, which returns this weekend at its new venue at Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove. Free admission; charges for food and rides. (847) 459-2500 or bgdays.com. 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4; and 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5
U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note
The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note, a jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, presents a concert of classic and new jazz selections in Pfeiffer Hall, on the campus of North Central College, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Seating is first come, first served. Free. (630) 355-5880 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2
Mustangs and more
See a wide variety of classic cars at the 15th Annual Mustang Car Show at the Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo. Plus, expect live music, food, beer and giveaways. Preregister a car for the show for $15 with the online form or pay $20 on the day of the show. Trophies presented at 3 p.m. Admission to the show includes admission to the museum. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 4. Spectator admission is $15 adults; $13 seniors; $9 kids. (815) 385-3644 or volocars.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Take part in a scavenger hunt, build pirate ships and more as part of Pirate Adventure Weekend at the Legoland Discovery Center's Pirate Adventure Island! attraction at Streets of Woodfield, 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. $19 general admission. (847) 592-9700 or legolanddiscoverycenter.com/chicago. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5
The seasonal Butterflies & Blooms exhibit flits away for another year after Labor Day, so this weekend is your last chance to see colorful winged bugs among the flowers at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. $6; $5 seniors; $4 kids 3-12. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5
The summer season is about to end for the Bristol Renaissance Faire, so now's your last chance to experience some ye olde English fun this weekend just off I-94 at 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wisconsin. $24.95; $11.50 kids; free for kids 4 and younger. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com/bristol. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5
All Animal Expo
Get an up-close look at a wide variety of creatures at the All Animal Expo at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. See everything from reptiles, ducks and tarantulas to small exotic mammals including ferrets and hedgehogs. An estimated 70 to 80 vendors will be on hand with food, bedding, toys and other animal supplies. Admission is $5; free for kids 10 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. allanimalexpo.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Geneva resident San Star Sandberg, winner of the 2016 Suburban Chicago's Got Talent contest, will show off her vocal talents at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, during the 46th Annual Schaumburg Septemberfest at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center grounds, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Other headliners (over three stages) include The Purple Xperience (a Prince and the Revolution tribute) at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Smash Mouth at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, and 7th heaven at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Plus, there's more: Taste of Schaumburg, a carnival, arts and crafts, fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday (rain date is 9 p.m. Monday) and the Labor Day parade (starting at Summit Drive and Wise Road) at 10 a.m. Monday. Free. septemberfest.org. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5
Orbert Davis' Soul Migration is one of the featured acts in the 37th annual Chicago Jazz Festival starting Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, and also at Millennium Park locations like the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 744-5000 or cityofchicago.org. 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4
Poppy hip-hop duo Matt & Kim join the weekend-long North Coast Music Festival Sunday, Sept. 4.
- Courtesy of Matt Miller
This weekend packs a high-energy punch when the North Coast Music Festival brings some of the hottest pop, indie and electronic artists to Chicago's Union Park. Headliners include Bassnectar and Logic on Saturday, and the award-winning house producer Zedd and area prog-rock stalwarts Umphrey's McGee Sunday. Also, clear your schedule for the infinitely adorable Matt and Kim when they play their fun, pop-flavored hip-hop Sunday night. And be sure to save some local love for sets by Chicago's own Bucky Fargo and The Trap House Saturday and CZBoogie Sunday afternoon. Starts at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Single-day passes are $80 for Saturday and $60 for Sunday; three-day passes start at $179; VIP packages are also available. See ticket and schedule information at northcoastfestival.com.
The '90s are alive and well with the Main Stage headliners at Last Fling, the Naperville Jaycee's last big bash of the summer. At 5 p.m. Saturday, catch Rusted Root when the band takes you for a trip down alternative rock alley. Toad the Wet Sprocket follows at 6:30 and the BoDeans at 8:30. Sunday, the Sugar Ray "Summerland Tour" is in the spotlight, featuring Sponge at 6:35 p.m., Lit at 7:15 and everclear at 8:05. And Monday is We Love Our Country Day, featuring the Hillbilly Rockstarz at 3 p.m., Adam Wakefield (of NBC's "The Voice") at 4:30 and Alabama artist Jamey Johnson at 6. Main stage acts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, $35-$125; 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, $35-$125; 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, $30-$125. At Rotary Hill, 500 Jackson Ave., Naperville. (630) 961-4143 or lastfling.org.
Big top wows
Marvel at amazing feats of human strength and dexterity and more when the touring Kelly Miller Circus sets up its single-ring big top this weekend at the Belvidere Discount Mall, 2107 Belvidere Road, Waukegan, and then on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cultural & Civic Center of Round Lake Beach, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. $16; $8 kids. (580) 326-9229 or kellymillercircus.com. 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4; and 2 and 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, in Waukegan. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Round Lake Beach. Shows the following week in McHenry, Carpentersville, Elk Grove Village, Itasca and other suburbs; check the website for details.
Everclear is one of four bands set to perform Sunday, Sept. 4 when the 5th annual Summerland Tour comes to the Last Fling in Naperville.
- Courtesy of Naperville Jaycees
Pianist Joseph Moog performs works by Beethoven and other famed classical composers during a concert in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $10; no lawn sales. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Daughtry at Festival Park
Fifth-season "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry made music before his big TV break, and he's certainly stayed on it since. Not long after his cut from the show, the Southern rocker formed the Billboard and American Music Award-winning Daughtry, which has rolled out four albums (with a fifth on the way) and played on high-profile tours with Puddle of Mudd, 3 Doors Down and the Goo Goo Dolls, among others. Catch the band at an outdoor show as part of the Grand Victoria Casino summer concert series, supported by Hinder and Dishwalla. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. $30-$85. (847) 931-6100 or grandvictoriacasino.com.
Comedian Jon Lovitz returns to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Sunday, Sept. 4.
That's the ticket!
Celebrated comedian Jon Lovitz ("Saturday Night Live," "The Critic") returns for a special five-performance standup run starting Thursday at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $33 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
Country music great Bonnie Raitt brings her Dig in Deep Tour, with the Richard Thompson Trio as the opening act, to the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $95-$130 pavilion seating; $38-$43 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Robert Pollard and his indie rock band Guided by Voices plays Chicago's Metro Saturday, Sept. 3.
Guided by Pollard
After a brief two-year retirement, Ohio's musically prolific, lo-fi Guided by Voices is back on the scene, led by longtime indie rocker Robert Pollard. In addition to working on a new album, GBV is again playing live shows, including Saturday's visit to Chicago's Metro. Indie rock band Broncho and Evanston's Split Single join what should be a rowdy party. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $36. (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com.
The 'king' at Cantigny
Elvis Presley tribute artist and Chicago native Rick Saucedo performs a tribute to the legendary king of rock 'n' roll in an outdoor concert in the band shell at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Free with paid $10 parking. cantigny.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
Batavia's Block Party
A classic car show, a pie bake-off, live music, lawn games and bags, hula hoop activities, dancing, kids' activities and vmore are all part of the annual Taste of Batavia Block Party on North River Street and at the Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., downtown Batavia. Drink specials and tastings are available for purchase. Free. downtownbatavia.com/currentevents/block-party/. 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
'End' of an era?
Metal icon Ozzy Osbourne promises the yearlong "The End" tour is really the end for Black Sabbath, and as the band nears nearly five decades of unforgettable music and spectacle, it might very well be true. Either way, catch the legendary rock gods when they visit the Chicago area with California rock band Rival Sons. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. $20-$166; VIP and meet-and-greet packages are also available. (708) 614-1616 or tinleyparkamphitheatre.com.
Show Me The Money 5 with Gill, Mad Clown, Dok 2 and others: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. South Korean hip-hop artists perform. $60-$200. ticketmaster.com.
"Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash": 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Musical tribute to legendary artist Johnny Cash. $38. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com.
Bonnie Raitt: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $95-$135. Lawn seats $38-$43. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Fairview: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3., at Fitz's Spare Keys, 119 N. York St., Elmhurst. Rock. (630) 379-5007 or fitzs.publishpath.com.
Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army: 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Side Bar Music Room at FitzGerald's Nightclub, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10 at door only. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Croatia Squad at Afterlife: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. Nu disco, house. $10. housemusicsavedmylife.com.
Sunday Funday Sunset Sessions featuring Kings of Class, Armour, Who Cares, Cross, Short Bus, Stevenson Roberts and Johan Franzn: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Potter's Place Mexican Kitchen and Cantina and 2-9 Martini Lounge, 29 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Free cover. (630) 355-9165 or pottersplacenaperville.com.
Jose Feliciano: 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Latin, soft rock. $49-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.
O.A.R.: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, pavilion at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $65-$75. Lawn seats $33-$38. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Black Sabbath "The End Tour": 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland, Tinley Park. Rock. $29.50-$166. (708) 614-1616 or livenation.com.
Deacon Blues: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Rock; Steely Dan tribute band. $25-$35. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.
Gin Blossoms: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Alternative rock. $39-$49. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.
Ozomatli: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. For ages 21 and older. $20 general admission; $40 balcony. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.
Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $27.50-$37.50. thechicagotheatre.com.
Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.