Weekend picks: Elisa Monte Dance tackles Brubeck tunes at CLC

 
 
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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

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. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

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. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17

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

Jump and jive

The North Central College Swing Dance Society sponsors a Valentine's Day Swing Dance at North Central College's Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $1. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16

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. 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" 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. Saturday, Feb. 16

'90s nostalgia

Everclear took over the airwaves in the mid-'90s when "Santa Monica" introduced the Portland band to an alternative-loving nation. Fastball followed not far behind with the breakout single, "The Way," the first of several hits off the band's platinum-selling "All the Pain Money Can Buy," and positioning both bands to tour together in the late '90s. Relive those days of alternative rock when they tour to Waukegan's Genesee Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $40-$70. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.

New Gazebo

Hard-jamming rock band Gazebo Effect celebrates the release of its new full-length album, the self-titled "GAZEBO EFFECT," at a show at Subterranean with alternative rock band Ballroom Boxer and the soul-influenced Holly,. When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Subterranean (Downstairs), 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

20th-century satire

Lifeline Theatre presents G.K. Chesterton's 1908 satire about a group of gentlemen in turn-of-the-20th-century London who have vowed to overthrow the world in "The Man Who Was Thursday." Scotland Yard enlists undercover officer Gabriel Syme to infiltrate the anarchist group and before long he ends up on the supreme council where no one is who he seems. Downers Grove native Bilal Dardai adapted the absurdist tale first produced in 2009 under the direction of Jess Hutchinson. Together Dardai and Hutchinson revisit the story at Lifeline. Ensemble member Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo plays Syme/Thursday and Algonquin native Corrbette Pasko plays Wednesday. Previews at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens Feb. 24. $20-$40. (773) 761-4477 or lifelinetheatre.com.

Romance comedy

Schaumburg's Laugh Out Loud Theater sends up modern romance with post-Valentine's Day improv shows titled "Love Me Tinder." Early shows are suitable for all ages. Late shows are adults-only. 7:30 (all ages) and 9:30 p.m. (adults-only) Saturday, Feb. 16, at 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. $12-$20. (847) 240-0386 or laughoutloudtheater.com.

'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. Saturday, Feb. 16

Skip and the rockers

Look back at past movers and shakers of pop music in the show "Skip Griparis Time Travels to The Heroes of Rock!" at the Antioch Public Library District, 757 Main St., Antioch. Free, but RSVP requested. (847) 395-0874 or apld.info. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Sandburg in song

Local folk musician Mark Dvorak explores the work of Illinois poet and author Carl Sandburg in a performance of "The People, Yes" at the Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St., Lisle. Free. (630) 971-1675 or lislelibrary.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17

Concert highlights

The Doors of Chicago: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$28. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Judy Collins: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $39-$47. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

Wayne Baker Brooks & Mississippi Heat: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach. $20. (847) 201-9032 or eventbrite.com.

Everclear, Fastball: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $40-$70. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.

The Waterdawgs: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Frankie's Blue Room, 16 Chicago Ave., Naperville. $7. (630) 416-4898 or frankiesblueroom.net.

Boy Band Review: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Basecamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $7-$10. (331) 777-4712 or eventbrite.com.

Baertrum, DayTime Hooker, Brouhaha, Firago (acoustic set): 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Silvie's, 1902 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. $10. (773) 871-6239 or silvieslounge.com.

Anderson .Paak "ABC Tour": 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine Ave., Chicago. $69.50-$151. (773) 275-6800 or rivieratheatre.com.

Ballroom Boxer, Gazebo Effect (release show), Holly,: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Replay: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Free. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

Patrick Sweany, The Greyhounds: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $20. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Rosie and the Rivets: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $15. (630) 962-7000 or clubarcada.com.

Sweet Diezel Jenkins: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Ivy Queen: 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $75-$85. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Father Taljasper, Autopilot, The Duke, Brian Sees Stars: 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $5. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

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