Weekend picks: Pop culture fans unite for C2E2's final day

 

By Scott C. Morgan

smorgan@dailyherald.com

Posted3/24/2019 7:23 AM
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  • Join the fun at C2E2, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, at McCormick Place this weekend.

    Join the fun at C2E2, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, at McCormick Place this weekend.

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 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.

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. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24

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. Sunday, March 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. Sunday, 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, 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/.

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 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. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24

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. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24

Concert highlights

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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