Weekend picks: Comedian Rachel Feinstein plays Schaumburg's Improv

 

By Scott C. Morgan

smorgan@dailyherald.com

Updated 3/23/2019 8:28 AM
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  • Rachel Feinstein performs standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg this weekend.

    Rachel Feinstein performs standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg this weekend. Courtesy of Paul Marotta/Comedy Central

Raucous Rachel

Comedian Rachel Feinstein ("Crashing," "Inside Amy Schumer") returns to perform a series of standup shows starting Thursday at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22 plus a two-item purchase. For ages 18 and older. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday

Body tracery

Be amazed at all the intricate body decorations involved at the 10th annual Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $20 per day; $40 three-day pass. (847) 692-2220 or rosemont.com or villainarts.com. 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 23; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 24

Corralled campers

Take a look at the latest models of motor homes and more at the Lake County RV Outlet Show this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Free. (847) 680-7200 or generalrv.com. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24

C2E2 time

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, better known as C2E2, returns to Chicago's McCormick Place. The pop-culture convention is celebrating its 10th year of celebrity guests, colorful cosplay and comic-book fun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at McCormick Place (South Building), 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago. $45 Saturday, $40 Sunday. Parking: $36 at McCormick Place; Satellite lots and free shuttles available; C2E2 recommends SpotHero app to find discount parking. C2E2.com.

Village bash

More than 100 vendors dedicated to home improvement, health, financial products and more band together to showcase their wares at the ninth annual Multi-Chamber Extreme Block Party Family Expo & Taste of the Towns at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein. Free admission. (847) 680-0750 or glmvchamber.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23

By design

Head to the North Shore Home & Garden Show to see ideas, products and services to beautify your home. It's at the Westin North Shore Hotel and Event Center, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Free admission and parking. homeshownorthshore.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24

Bacon and banjos

If you're in the mood for some bluegrass or jazz with your weekend brunch, Arlington Heights' Hey Nonny is the place to be. The bistro's new special brunch menu, which is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, features dishes such as shrimp and grits, berry and yogurt trifle, cast-iron pancake, corn masa waffles, and a pear and fig grilled cheese sandwich from executive chef Jay Ruff. This week, Aaron Smith & Jess McIntosh perform at the Bluegrass Brunch starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, and the Apasionado Duo performs during the Jazz Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24. Check the website for future performances. Hey Nonny is at 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights, (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com/.

Blooming show

Learn about African violets and other flowers when the Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society presents its annual show and sale this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, but $25-$30 parking per car or van. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24

Whiskey flight

Sample the title vintages at the new tasting event called Wine Whiskey Bravo: A Sipping Experience Saturday at the Chicago Executive Airport, Hangar 15, 743 Sumac Road, Wheeling. $50 (includes souvenir glass); $75 VIP pass with early tasting sessions; $90 couples package. (773) 868-3010 or chicagoevents.com. 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23

Soprano anniversary

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of soprano Renée Fleming's Chicago debut with a special Concert & Gala with guest singers Sondra Radvanovsky, Lawrence Brownlee, Quinn Kelsey, Eric Owens and Christian Van Horn on Saturday at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $69-$199. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23

Planetary music

Andrew Grams conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in performances of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony along with music of Bach and Telemann this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$75; $10 youth. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24

Rising symphony

Soprano Twyla Robinson and violinist Paul Zafer are guest soloists with the Chicago Sinfonietta and conductor Mei-Ann Chen for "In Darkness We Rise," which focuses on the Jewish experience and themes of love and loss. The concert is Saturday at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $10-$99. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23

Two nights with Eric Church

Nashville's Eric Church -- the Country Music Association Award-winning singer-songwriter behind charting country hits "Guys Like Me," "Homeboy," "Hell on the Heart" and others -- takes his fall 2018 release "Desperate Man" out for a spin with his "Double Down Tour." Catch the show at Rosemont's Allstate Arena this weekend. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $29-$139 Friday; $69-$139 Saturday. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate.

Murder-mystery & martinis

Like suspense, solving puzzles and the 1920s? Get dressed up in your best flapper gear for Martini Room's 1920s Mystery & Martini Party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The improv-inspired event starts off with the murder of a top crime boss in Chicago. Guests will get to play the role of suspects, detectives or witnesses. Register early to get your assigned character sketch, instructions, summary and a secret password for entry to the speakeasy-themed lounge. Tickets, which cost $45, include 1920s-themed hors d'oeuvres and raffle prizes. There will be a cash bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is 21 and older. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com/. Martini Room is at 161 E. Chicago St., Elgin, (847) 741-0349 or martiniroomelgin.com/.

Concert highlights

The Midtown Men: 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $45-$55. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com.

Wynchester, The Moonlight Pickers, Bryn Rich: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

25th Anniversary of soprano Renée Fleming's Chicago debut with guest singers Sondra Radvanovsky, Lawrence Brownlee, Quinn Kelsey, Eric Owens and Christian Van Horn: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $69-$199. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org.

Road to Punk the Burbs with The Crombies, No Comprendo, The Magnifiers, Death Of Self, Cherryhead: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $10-$13. (331) 777-4712 or basecamppub.com.

Matt Derda: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton. Free. (630) 456-4787 or drycitybrewworks.com.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, Bach and Telemann: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$75; $10 youth. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org.

Chicago Sinfonietta in "In Darkness We Rise": 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $10-$99. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org.

Coopers Dead Things: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$13. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Eric Church's "Double Down Tour": 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $69-$139 Saturday. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate.

John Waite: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$79. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Summer Camp On the Road featuring Gazebo Effect, Downers Groove, Frequilibrium, Illy Wonka & Friends, SJOD: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

Scott Ligon's All Star Freakout: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Too White Crew, Bella Cain: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $15. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Decay, Vicious Attack, Jury of Fears, South Arsenal, Central Disorder: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division St., Chicago. $8. (773) 796-5879 or bourbonondivision.com.

Head East, Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $49-$89. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

Never Better, Makena, Hard Loss, Cliffhanger, Bad Planning: 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $5-$7. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Dirty Honey: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $15. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

Bad Bunny "X100Pre Tour": 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $69. (800) 745-3000 or rosemont.com/allstate.

Spoken, Away at Last: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $10-$13. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

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