Best bets: Elton John plays Rosemont's Allstate, Judy Collins at Crystal Lake's Raue

  • Elton John brings his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16.

    Elton John brings his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16. Associated Press, 2018

  • Judy Collins performs at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Feb. 16.

    Judy Collins performs at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Feb. 16. Associated Press, 2017

  • Custom bikes were displayed on the red carpet during a previous Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

    Custom bikes were displayed on the red carpet during a previous Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Daily Herald File Photo

  • The Kicker Arena Cross returns to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    The Kicker Arena Cross returns to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

 
 
Posted2/13/2019 6:00 AM

'Rocket Man'

Elton John bids adieu to touring with his massive "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour, which plays two performances this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $243.88-$1,313.47; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Cycle central

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show features hundreds of street bikes, dirt bikes, scooters and more this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $19 (kids 11 and younger admitted free). (847) 692-2220 or motorcycleshows.com/city/chicago-il. 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Kicking up dirt

The Kicker Arena Cross features the nation's top professional and amateur dirt bike riders competing this weekend at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $18-$33; $13 kids. (847) 649-2222 or searscentre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16

Dennis Miller performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Friday, Feb. 15.
Dennis Miller performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Friday, Feb. 15. - Associated Press, 2018
Conservative comic

Dennis Miller ("Saturday Night Live," "The O'Reilly Factor") returns to perform standup comedy at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $39-$79.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15

Folk songstress

Grammy Award-winning folk singer and songwriter Judy Collins performs in concert at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $39-$47. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16

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The Elisa Monte Dance Company performs at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake Saturday, Feb. 16.
The Elisa Monte Dance Company performs at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake Saturday, Feb. 16. -
Jazz dance

The Elisa Monte Dance Company teams up with Chris Brubeck's "Triple Play" for the collaboration "Elisa Monte Dance Does Brubeck" featuring the music of Dave Brubeck. The performance is at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $35-$40; $10-$15 kids. (847) 543-2300 or jlcenter.clcillinois.edu. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16

A 'fallen' woman

American conductor Michael Christie makes his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut leading a revival of director Arin Arbus' acclaimed production of Verdi's romantic tragedy "La Traviata" for 10 performances at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Sung in Italian with projected English titles. $99-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and March 16; 7 p.m. March 1, 4, 13 and 22; and 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and 24 and March 7 and 10

The Enchanted Railroad continues its run at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle through Sunday, Feb. 24.
The Enchanted Railroad continues its run at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle through Sunday, Feb. 24. - Daily Herald File Photo
Leaving the station

The Enchanted Railroad, which promises loads of games, activities, products and displays for toddlers up to teens, continues through Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. $15; $13 seniors; $10 kids 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; through Sunday, Feb. 24

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