Weekly picks: Dino Archie plays standup at two Zanies

  • Comedian Dino Archie performs at Zanies locations at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles and at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

    Comedian Dino Archie performs at Zanies locations at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles and at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

  • The Joffrey Ballet presents "Giselle" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

    The Joffrey Ballet presents "Giselle" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Courtesy of Ansa Deguchi/Oregon Ballet Theatre

  • Olivier LeBlue performs "Pardon My French" Friday at the Improv Playhouse Theater in Libertyville.

    Olivier LeBlue performs "Pardon My French" Friday at the Improv Playhouse Theater in Libertyville.

  • Trevor Noah performs standup comedy shows this weekend and next at the Chicago Theatre.

    Trevor Noah performs standup comedy shows this weekend and next at the Chicago Theatre. Associated Press File Photo

 
 
Updated 10/19/2017 12:47 PM

Comic character

Catch up with comedian Dino Archie ("Adam Devine's House Party," "Hollywood Hobo") when he performs standup gigs this week at two Zanies locations: Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 524-0001, then at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484. $22 plus a two-item purchase. zanies.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, and 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in St. Charles; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Rosemont

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Ghostly ballet

The Joffrey Ballet presents the company premiere of choreographer Lola de Ávila's take on the ghostly classic "Giselle" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $39-$174. (312) 386-8905 or joffrey.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18, 20 and 21; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22

Intimate dance

Artistic director Nan Giordano curates a special performance of repertory for "Giordano Dance Chicago: Up Close and Personal" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $25. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18

Hit maker

Hear pop hits of yesteryear when Neil Sedaka ("Calendar Girl," "The Diary") performs at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$125. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19

Meow mix

"The Amazing Acro-Cats" features kitties performing a variety of circus tricks and more at the Vittum Theatre, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. $23 adults; $21 students with ID and seniors older than 60. (773) 342-4141 or vittumtheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 19-21, and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22

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Brandon Whyde headlines Haymarket Pub & Brewery's free weekly Americana Concert Series on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Brandon Whyde headlines Haymarket Pub & Brewery's free weekly Americana Concert Series on Thursday, Oct. 19. -
Americana at the Haymarket

Add some music to your week at Haymarket Pub & Brewery's weekly Thursday night Americana Concert Series. It brings some of the best up-and-coming and established artists to the stage (two artists each week) with no cover charge. While you're there, sip on a craft beer and nosh on made-from-scratch dishes. Upcoming artists include Brandon Whyde and Eric Quigley Thursday, Oct. 19; Edan Archer and Josefina Oct. 26; and Brian Wright and Nikki Morgan Nov. 2. 7:30 and 9 p.m. Thursdays at Haymarket's Drinking & Writing Theater, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago. haymarketbrewing.com/ or facebook.com/HaymarketBrewing/.

Naperstein Settlement

Creep out to a mix of history and horror at Naper Settlement's All Hallows Eve Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21. Scary literature comes alive at the historic attraction with Frankenstein's Laboratory, a Victorian Insane Asylum, a Torture Dungeon and more. Not for kids younger than 8, and no costumes allowed. Naper Settlement is at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Event runs 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $20. (630) 420-6010 or napersettlement.org.

See Tinker Bell and Mickey Mouse in "Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" this weekend at the Rosemont Theatre.
See Tinker Bell and Mickey Mouse in "Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" this weekend at the Rosemont Theatre. - Courtesy of Feld Entertainment
Animated & onstage

Cartoon characters come to life in the family touring show "Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $15-$75. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and 11 a.m., 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22

Trevor Noah in the Windy City

South African comedian and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah returns to the Windy City this weekend and next for a run of standup shows at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $35-$150. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, and 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Chris Isaak performs Friday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
Chris Isaak performs Friday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. - Associated Press, 2012
Rock crooner

Fans of David Lynch won't want to miss seeing one of the filmmakers favorite artists, Chris Isaak ("Wicked Game," "Blue Hotel"), when he performs in concert at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $35-$95. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20

Gallic guy

Olivier LeBlue comically explores differences between French and American culture in his show "Pardon My French" at the Improv Playhouse Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. $20; $5 students. (847) 968-4629 or improvplayhouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20

Dressed-up dogs

Put together a creative canine costume for Saturday's Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Costume judging runs from 11 a.m. to noon, the parade steps off at noon from the Krasberg Rose Garden and an awards ceremony takes place at 12:30 p.m. Check out the pet-related vendors and nonprofits, too. Dogs must be on leash at all times and leave the garden by 2 p.m. Day-of tickets cost $20 (member) or $25 (nonmember) per dog; $25 parking. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Costumed canines compete for prizes Saturday at the Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe.
Costumed canines compete for prizes Saturday at the Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. - Courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden
Randhurst pet parade

Take your kids -- and costumed pets -- to Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect for the annual Halloween Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 21. Highlights of this free event include a pet costume parade with prizes, entertainment, pumpkin decorating, crafts, wagon rides and live owl appearances from the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. in center court at Randhurst, located at Rand and Elmhurst roads in Mount Prospect, and runs until 4. Pet parade registration is at 11:30 a.m. in front of the AMC movie theater. randhurstvillage.com.

Symphonic show tunes

The New Philharmonic pairs with guest vocalists in a tour of musical theater through the decades in "The Best of Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber" this weekend at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $49; $47 seniors. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22

Voice-over artist Rob Paulsen headlines "Animaniacs in Concert" Saturday at St. Charles' Pheasant Run Resort.
Voice-over artist Rob Paulsen headlines "Animaniacs in Concert" Saturday at St. Charles' Pheasant Run Resort.
Zany to the max

Cartoon voice-over artist Rob Paulsen headlines the touring show "Animaniacs in Concert" at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $25-$35; $20 kids. (630) 967-7000 or arcadafamily.com. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Haunted flea market

Shop til you drop on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Wheaton Haunted Flea Market, which includes music, entertainment, vendors, food and celebrities. Come in costume. It's at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. The market runs from 3 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $7 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger. zurkopromotions.com.

Halloween Arts in the Dark

Go family-friendly with Chicago's new nighttime Halloween parade and celebration Saturday, Oct. 21. Arts in the Dark kicks off with a free pre-parade celebration at 4 p.m. at Buckingham Fountain. The parade starts at 6 and wraps up at Maggie Daley Park with a Halloween movie and a candy giveaway. The event is free. artsinthedark.org.

Elgin Nightmare

Navigate a zombie apocalypse when Nightmare on Chicago Street returns to Elgin on Saturday, Oct. 21. The downtown appears to be under attack, while the "safe zone" offers entertainment, food, drinks and graffiti artists. Anyone younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Nightmare on Chicago Street is between Douglas Avenue and Villa Street in Elgin. It runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Early-bird tickets cost $12: tickets at the gate are $15. nightmareonchicagostreet.com.

The world is not enough

Escape into the world of James Bond at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort. EN NOIR: A Casino Royale Masquerade, to benefit Imerman Angels, which provides one-on-one cancer support, features casino tables, aerialist performances, themed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, Bond theme music performed by singer Erin Boheme and more. Guests are encouraged to wear black tie or masquerade costume attire. The hotel is offering discounted rooms the night of the event. Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. Tickets cost $125 or $175 for VIP. Guests will receive a $10 starter gambling chip. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com/e/en-noir-a-casino-royale-masquerade-tickets-37399414656. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Music Makes You Think

Born from an online music-discussion community, Music Makes You Think is taking it to the streets with a showcase of Chicago-area musicians at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Meet and greet artists from Blameless Lake, Hop On Pop, 4 Aces and a Queen, Stellar West and The Bare Hambones before checking out some great tunes. Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. $5 suggested donation. (630) 264-2739, twobrothersbrewing.com or musicmakesyouthink.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Tony Danza performs at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Tony Danza performs at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 21. - Associated Press, 2014
Anecdotes aplenty

"Tony Danza's Standards and Stories" features the star of such TV shows as "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss" reflecting on his showbiz career at the Batavia Fine Arts Center, 1201 Main St., Batavia. $38-$42. (630) 937-8930 or bataviafineartscentre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Old 97's at Nellie's

The Old 97's, one of the vanguards of the mid-'90s alt-country movement, has been consistently digging deep into the psyches of their songs' varied narrators since their debut album in 1994. But thanks to a perceptive colleague with a good ear for what I might like, "Fight Songs" from 1999 is my go-to album when I need my Old 97's fix. The band is heading to Palatine's Durty Nellie's this weekend while out on tour with Nashville singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt. Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $23-$25; $140 for four-seat VIP table. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Old 97's bring their alt-country hits Saturday, Oct. 21, to Palatine's Durty Nellie's.
Old 97's bring their alt-country hits Saturday, Oct. 21, to Palatine's Durty Nellie's. -
Deana Martin sings Dino

Dean Martin would have turned 100 this year. To honor her famous father, Deana Martin will perform a musical tribute on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Arcada Theatre. "We are celebrating the 'King of Cool,'" she said. Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $29. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Concert highlights

• Chris Isaak: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Rock. $35-$95. Tickets available in person at theater's box office, or call (800) 982-2787, or visit ticketmaster.com.

• Gincy, Kadooge, Boolean Knife, Soleo, The Flabby Hoffman Show: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, The Red Line Tap at the The Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 274-5463 or heartlandcafe.com.

• Zydeco Voodoo: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. New Orleans music, rock, blues. No cover. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

• The Mons (album release), Volunteer, Lip, Primer Blind: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $6. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

• McLovins, Teed, Groovy Louie & The Time Capsules: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8-$12. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• From The Start, The Red Moons, Eraserhead, Porcelain: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Brauerhouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $5-$7. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• In the Stix: 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at The Original Sundance Saloon, 2061 W. Maple Ave., Mundelein. $7. (847) 949-0858 or loadedbuffalo.com.

• New Philharmonic with "The Best of Broadway": 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Concert includes songs from popular musicals from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers & Hammerstein. $47-$49. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org.

• Joshua Skaja: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Bliss Wine & Gifts, 201 S. Main St., Wauconda. (847) 526-7133 or blisswineandgifts.com.

• Accidentally on Purpose: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Art Area Studio 51, at 51 S. Spring St., at corner of Spring and Fulton streets, Elgin. Band performs during the Nightmare on Chicago Street event. $3 cover charge. Doors open at 6 p.m. (224) 356-0686.

• Cliffhanger (EP release), Davlin, Fiction, Lightweights: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Mary Chapin Carpenter: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $42-$72. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org.

• Old 97's: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. General admission is $23. For ages 21 and older. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

• Led Zeppelin 2 tribute band: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Musical tribute to legendary band Led Zeppelin. $32.50-$47.50. Tickets in person at theater's box office, or call (800) 982-2787, or visit ticketmaster.com.

• Deana Martin with "Deana Sings Dino" -- a tribute to Dean Martin: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Deana Martin, daughter of legendary singer/actor Dean Martin, pays tribute to her father and his music. Martin also performs some her own tunes. Tickets start at $29. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Red Ransom plays Chicago's Elbo Room Saturday, Oct. 21.
Red Ransom plays Chicago's Elbo Room Saturday, Oct. 21. - Courtesy of Red Ransom

• Red Ransom, American Narcissism/The Pirate Broadcast, Sean Wilson, Mister Moon: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $9-$10. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Andrew W.K., The Kickback: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $25. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

• Orange Star: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Bar Louie Oak Brook, 17 W 350 22nd St., Oak Brook. (630) 478-8040 or barlouie.com.

• Cirrus Falcon: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Rock, Irish music, acoustic rock. No cover. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

The Throwbacks cut classic rock 'n' roll songs with a pop-punk edge Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Thirsty Whale in Algonquin.
The Throwbacks cut classic rock 'n' roll songs with a pop-punk edge Saturday, Oct. 21, at The Thirsty Whale in Algonquin. - Courtesy of The Throwbacks

• The Throwbacks: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, The Thirsty Whale, 1700 S. Randall Road, Algonquin. (847) 458-8555 or thirstywhalebar.com.

• Musicians coming together for Florida/Puerto Rico, featuring Black Trip Dream, The Blood in the Snow, Over the Sun, Kurt Michaels Continuum, The Kelly Miller Band, Jim Pape and more: 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, Bada Brew, 802 Theodore St., Crest Hill. $10. (815) 726-3401.

• Highland Park Strings: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in auditorium at Highland Park High School, 433 Vine Ave., Highland Park. Highland Park Strings opens its 39th season with a classical concert for all ages, featuring pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky and soprano Galina Sakhnovskaya. Free. A 2 p.m. preconcert conversation presented by Stephanie Ettelson is also free. hpstrings.org.

• Elmhurst College Music Department's Fall Concert: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Concert is a tribute to faculty member Ross Kellan, a former conductor of the Elmhurst College Symphonic Band and former music department chair, who recently passed away. Free. elmhurst.edu.

• Glen Miller Orchestra: 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets start at $29. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

• Sherwood "A Different Light 10th Anniversary Tour" with Motherfolk: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $17; $40 for VIP and meet-and-greet package. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

• Chris Janson: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, Joe's Live, MB Financial Park, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $15. For ages 21 and older. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

• Katy Perry: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 24-25, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $30.50. ticketmaster.com.

• Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome & Johnny Blitz, Modern Day Rippers, Bad Sons, Criminal Kids: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Megon McDonough with "Dedicated to the Ones I Love: Great Women Singers of the '50s, '60s and '70s": 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $30. (847) 251-7424 or wilmettetheatre.com.

• Eighty Six Happiness, The Major Minor, Farhampton, Bad Jokes: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $8-$10. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

• Janet Jackson "state of the World Tour": 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $55. ticketmaster.com.

• Muggsy, Bandy, Mawrcrest, The Sentinels: 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Quenchers Saloon, 2401 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 276-9730 or quenchers.com.

Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.

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