Sunday picks: Shawn Wayans takes the stage at Woodfield Improv

  • Shawn Wayans performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

    Shawn Wayans performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Associated Press, 2013

 
 
Posted11/26/2017 7:23 AM

Wayans at Woodfield

Fans of films such as "Scary Movie" and "White Chicks" won't want to miss seeing Shawn Wayans perform standup this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $33 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

 

Crafty Christmas

Get ideas for making holiday decorations at the Festival of Art & Craft Shows this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $5. (847) 680-7200 or stepbysteppromotions.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

Fan-tastic convention

Peruse booths full of collectible toys, comics, albums and more at the Chicago Pop Culture Convention this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $10 one-day admission; $15 two-day admission. (715) 526-9769 or chicagopopculturecon.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

Sweet tale

See the musical adaptation of "Arnie the Doughnut," based on the 2003 children's book by Laurie Keller, at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. A doughnut named Arnie is purchased from a bakery by Mr. Bing. When Bing tries to eat Arnie, surprises begin. $15. lifelinetheatre.com. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

"The Fox Valley Nutcracker" will be performed at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.
"The Fox Valley Nutcracker" will be performed at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. - Courtesy of State Street Dance Studio
Land of sweets

Fox Valley Ballet stages its spin on the classic Tchaikovsky Christmas ballet with "The Fox Valley Nutcracker" this weekend at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St., Batavia. $40 VIP seats; $25-$35; $20-$30 kids ages 10 and under. (630) 232-0683 or foxvalleynutcracker.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

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Long Grove celebrates

Long Grove begins its annual vintage holiday celebration this weekend with several weekends of events planned at Robert Parker Coffin and Old McHenry roads. The fun includes appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, free horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling costumed carolers, decorated Christmas trees and more. Free. longgrove.org. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 17

Light Up the Park

Rosemont's MB Financial Park, 5500 Park Place, kicks off the holidays with the opening of its ice rink. Free admission to the rink; skate rental is $8. For details on skating through Thursday, Jan. 4, visit rosemont.com/mbfinancialpark/entertainment/.

Kelly Sheehan, Jeremy Benton, Sean Montgomery and Kerry Conte in the 2016 national tour of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas." The holiday musical plays Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre through Sunday, Dec. 3.
Kelly Sheehan, Jeremy Benton, Sean Montgomery and Kerry Conte in the 2016 national tour of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas." The holiday musical plays Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre through Sunday, Dec. 3. - Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel
Berlin blessings

Great American carols, including "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "Happy Holiday" and more, are featured in the 2008 Broadway musical "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," which returns for a touring run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $18-$100. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

Aurora's Festival of Lights returns through Tuesday, Dec. 26.
  Aurora's Festival of Lights returns through Tuesday, Dec. 26. - Paul Michna | Staff Photographer
Lighting drive

Spin through more than a mile of animated light displays with the Aurora Festival of Lights, which returns this weekend at Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive. No admission charge, but donations welcome. (630) 709-8503 or aurorafestivaloflights.com. 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Nov. 24 to Dec. 26

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Concert highlights

• Observing With Annie, The Shindiggas, Waves Shore, Sage: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $8-$10. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

• Vinyl Theatre, Patternist, The Giving Moon: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.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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