Weekend picks: Tony Danza shares stories, songs at Arcada

  • "Tony Danza: Standards & Stories" is at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Sunday, Sept. 16.

    "Tony Danza: Standards & Stories" is at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Sunday, Sept. 16. Associated Press, 2016

 

By Scott C. Morgan

smorgan@dailyherald.com

Posted9/16/2018 7:25 AM

Brooklyn boy

Hear songs interspersed with showbiz anecdotes tied to "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" when "Tony Danza: Standards & Stories" is shared on Sunday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

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Abode ideals

Get design ideas, meet with contractors or do price comparisons for your renovation projects at the Home Building and Remodeling Show this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Free. (630) 468-2237 or lcfair.com or homeshowevent.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

Celebrities, fashion & fun

Evelyn Braxton, Nancy Grace and Kim Fields are just a few of the celebrity keynote speakers appearing for the Chicago Ultimate Women's Expo. This weekend's event includes spa treatments, makeup stations and opportunities for "retail therapy" at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $10 general admission. (866) 618-3434 or chicagowomensexpo.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

Thrill creepers

Fright Fest is back at Six Flags Great America. There's a terrifying walk-through maze, specialty scare zones, spooky shows and more at 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee. $77.99 general admission; $57.99 for those under 48 inches in height. (847) 249-1776 or sixflags.com/greatamerica. Various dates and hours through Wednesday, Oct. 31

Riot Fest

The three-day music festival takes over Chicago's Douglas Park ending Sunday with a slate of national acts as well as Chicago-area bands, including Incubus, Bad Religion, Run the Jewels, Alkaline Trio, Blondie, The Dangerous Summer and Spitalfield, to name a few. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive, Chicago. Single-day general admission passes are $49.98 (plus fees); three-day general admission passes are $129.98 (plus fees); VIP and multiday packages are also available at riotfest.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Mozart masterpiece

Gurnee native and soprano Amanda Majeski is one of the opera soloists in the performance of Mozart's Requiem with the Music of the Baroque this weekend at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $39-$78. (312) 551-1414 or baroque.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Skokie

Comedy central

The Genesee Theatre becomes a major comedy spot as Wayne Brady closes out a weekend of big acts at 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tickets cost $48-$68 for Wayne Brady. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. Wayne Brady is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16

Concert highlights

• Sam Adams Octoberfest Kick Off with Too White Crew and Trash Martini: 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $10. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

• Tony Danza "Standards & Stories": 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Fiesta Ravinia with Los Tigres del Norte, Mariachi Flor de Toloache: 5 p.m. (gates at 1) Sunday, Sept. 16, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $15-$55. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.

• André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra: 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $49-$109. (800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

• The Rising (Bruce Springsteen tribute): 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $10. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

• Dar Williams, Lucy Wainwright Roche: 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $35-$58. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

• Vacation Manor, Ember Oceans: 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• War of Ages, Capsize, Ghost Key: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $13-$15. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

• John Popper: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $55-$68. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

• John Pizzarelli Trio: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $28-$42. (312) 733-9463 or citywinery.com.

• Ash, Namorado: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $20. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

• Sam Morrow: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division St., Chicago. $10-$12. (773) 796-5879 or eventbrite.com.

• The Goddamn Gallows, Gutter Demons: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $12-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Tilian, Royal Coda, Andres, Sunsleep, Mark Rose, When We Was Kids: 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $15-$17. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

• All-Star Grateful Dead Night: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $10-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

• Christopher Shayne, Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders: 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $12-$10-$12. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

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