5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs

 
Updated 12/22/2017 11:40 AM
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  • This season, Morton Arboretum's Illumination features wearable snowflake pendants that glow in sync with the light shows in the trees.

      This season, Morton Arboretum's Illumination features wearable snowflake pendants that glow in sync with the light shows in the trees. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Light up your holiday at Morton Arboretum's Illumination Saturday or get in a laugh or two at "The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue." Here are five ways to have some fun this weekend.

Tighthead Brewing Company anniversary party

Music, food and craft beer are the highlights of the Tighthead Brewing Company 6 Year Anniversary Party at 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein. No cover charge. (847) 970-9174 or tightheadbrewing.com. Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23.

'It's a Wonderful Life' at the Arcada

Director Frank Capra's 1946 Christmas film classic "It's a Wonderful Life" gets two big-screen showings at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $5-$7. (847) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23.

Williams Street Repertory's 'Home for the Holidays'

On Saturday, Modern Day Romeos is the guest band appearing in Williams Street Repertory's series of concerts called "Home for the Holidays -- A Collaborative Holiday Special." Performances are at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $35.50; $6 students. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23.

Illumination-Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum

Marvel at the thousands of twinkling multicolored lights during the one-mile outdoor walking tour at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. New this year are interactive pendants that glow in sync with the sights. Pendants cost $10, $9 for members. Tickets, which are still available, are for a specific date and time. $12-$30. (630) 725-2066 or mortonarb.org. 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23.

Second City's 'Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue'

"The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue" continues another suburban stint of seasonal sketches and improvisational comedy at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $30-$35. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23.

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