Best Bets: Olympic gymnasts bring 'Gold Over America Tour' to Rosemont's Allstate Arena

  • Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is one of the headliners in the "Gold Over America Tour" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Sunday, Oct. 17.

    Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is one of the headliners in the "Gold Over America Tour" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Sunday, Oct. 17. Associated Press, 2021

  • Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Jade Carey is one of the headliners in the "Gold Over America Tour" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Sunday, Oct. 17.

    Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Jade Carey is one of the headliners in the "Gold Over America Tour" at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Sunday, Oct. 17. Associated Press, 2021

  • "The Watchman of Humboldt Park (I, Apostle)" is part of the Tony Fitzpatrick exhibit "Jesus of Western Avenue" at College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Gallery in Glen Ellyn.

    "The Watchman of Humboldt Park (I, Apostle)" is part of the Tony Fitzpatrick exhibit "Jesus of Western Avenue" at College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Gallery in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of Chris Keogh

 
 
Updated 10/14/2021 11:17 AM

Glorious gymnasts

Expect a show with pop concert energy when Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey, Grace McCallum, Laurie Hernandez and more star in the "Gold Over America Tour" at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $30.50-$195; VIP options available; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000, goldoveramericatour.com/goat or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17

 

Fan central

Marvel at all the fan costumes and meet with celebrities such as William Shatner, Lana Parrilla, Stephen Amell, Michael Rooker, James Marsters, Dean Cain, Lou Ferrigno and more during the return of the Wizard World Chicago pop culture convention this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $39.99-$59.99; $89.99 three-day pass; VIP packages, autograph and photo-op tickets also available. (847) 692-2220, wizardworld.com or rosemont.com/desconvention. 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17

"The Office Experience" opens in Chicago starting Friday, Oct. 15.
"The Office Experience" opens in Chicago starting Friday, Oct. 15. - Courtesy of The Office Experience
Paper pushers

Visit a fictional branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company at the new, interactive "The Office Experience" exhibit. See set re-creations, special props and more from the beloved NBC sitcom starting this weekend at The Shops at North Bridge, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $37.50-$55; private access and special event packages also available. theofficeexperience.com. Various hours and dates through Monday, Jan. 17

"Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" will be leaving the Museum of Science of Industry in Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 24.
"Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes" will be leaving the Museum of Science of Industry in Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 24. - Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment
Heroes today, gone tomorrow

Time is running out to see the touring exhibit "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes." Pair it with "Boo Fest" Halloween-theme activities starting this weekend at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. General admission: $21.95; $12.95 kids 3-11; Marvel exhibit: $18-$35; $14-$20 kids 3-11. (773) 684-1414 or msichicago.org. Various hours, with Boo Fest through Sunday, Oct. 31; Marvel exhibit closes Sunday, Oct. 24

Opening doors

More than 100 sites around the Windy City and suburbs present in-person and behind-the-scenes tours as part of the 2021 Open House Chicago. It's presented by the Chicago Architecture Center, which is also waiving admission fees this weekend to its headquarters at 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago. (312) 922-3432, achitecture.org or openhousechicago.org. Hours vary, but largely 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17

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"Stone Cold 1964 (The World As Cartoon)" is part of the Tony Fitzpatrick exhibit "Jesus of Western Avenue" at College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Gallery in Glen Ellyn.
"Stone Cold 1964 (The World As Cartoon)" is part of the Tony Fitzpatrick exhibit "Jesus of Western Avenue" at College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Gallery in Glen Ellyn. - Courtesy of the Dime Gallery
Chicago collages

More than 60 works by Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick are on display as part of his career retrospective exhibit "Jesus of Western Avenue" starting Saturday at the Cleve Carney Gallery at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Free. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. Opening reception: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16; exhibit continues through Monday, Jan. 31

Midnight movie music

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra teams up with the crossover band Jeans 'n Classics for "Time Warp -- The Music of Rocky Horror." Hear Richard O'Brien's cult classic stage and film score this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $65. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17

Comedian Charlie Berens performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Comedian Charlie Berens performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on Saturday, Oct. 16. -
Wisconsin's own

Comedian and YouTube star Charlie Berens celebrates and skewers all things Wisconsin at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $35-$45. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16

It's magic

Expect plenty of wowing effects, including magic, mind-reading, illusion and more, when "Mike Super: Magic & Illusion" appears at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $55; $50 seniors and kids; $60 VIP package. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17

Country singin'

The a cappella troupe Home Free performs country music favorites as part of the group's "Dive Bar Saints World Tour" at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $25-$314.50 (previously purchased tickets will be honored for postponed dates on May 9 and Oct. 18, 2020, and March 18). (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17

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