5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs

 
Daily Herald staff report
Updated 3/2/2018 11:53 AM
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  • The Grave Digger jumps into action at the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

    The Grave Digger jumps into action at the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

  • "Mummenschanz: You & Me" comes to College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

    "Mummenschanz: You & Me" comes to College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of Marco Hartmann

It's Monster Jam time! And it's time to laugh with comedian Mike Lebovitz. Here are five ideas for the weekend ahead. For others, go to dailyherald.com/calendar.

Trucks aloft

Cheer on your favorite oversized trucks at the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $25-$75; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

Objets d'art

See Swiss puppeteers blend surrealism with odd objects in the tour of "Mummenschanz: You & Me," which plays at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $44-$52. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3

On stage at Zanies

Chicago-area native and a contestant on the 2015 season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing," Mike Lebovitz headlines Zanies St. Charles at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. 21-and-older show. $22, plus a two-item food or beverage minimum. (630) 524-0001 or zanies.com. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

Symphonic pairing

Guest conductor Edwin Outwater and pianist William Wolfram team up with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12 at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$65; $10 students. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

Pricey talent

"Million Dollar Quartet" finds inspiration from that historic night in 1956 when Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash all recorded together at Sun Records. The hit Chicago and Broadway musical plays one show only at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $30-$75.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4.

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