Best bets: 'Rock of Ages' returns; Blackpink plays Rosemont's Allstate Arena

 
 
Posted4/22/2019 6:00 AM
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  • John-Michael Breen stars in the national tour of the 1980s jukebox musical "Rock of Ages" at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago.

    John-Michael Breen stars in the national tour of the 1980s jukebox musical "Rock of Ages" at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel

  • See rare coins, collectible paper money and other items from 40 dealers from across the country at the Central States Numismatic Society 80th Anniversary Convention at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg.

    See rare coins, collectible paper money and other items from 40 dealers from across the country at the Central States Numismatic Society 80th Anniversary Convention at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg.

Metal musical

"Rock of Ages," the long-running 2009 Broadway jukebox musical that shoehorned in 1980s heavy metal hits into a plot about Los Angeles gentrification, returns with a 10th anniversary tour starting on Tuesday at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $16.50-$121.50. (800) 745-3000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, April 23-26; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Keen on cash

Collectors of rare coins and more won't want to miss the Central States Numismatic Society 80th Anniversary Convention starting on Wednesday at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $10. (847) 303-4100 or centralstatesnumismaticsociety.org/convention. 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 26; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27

South Korean pop group Blackpink plays the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Wednesday, April 24.
South Korean pop group Blackpink plays the Allstate Arena in Rosemont on Wednesday, April 24. - Associated Press, 2019
Pop girls

Tickets are scarce to see the South Korean pop group Blackpink and its "2019 World Tour" with Kia on Thursday at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. River Road, Rosemont. $178-$198.50; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24

Tom Michael and Beckie Menzie performs "The Piano Men" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.
Tom Michael and Beckie Menzie performs "The Piano Men" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. -
Tickled ivories

Cabaret performers Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael pay tribute to artists like Billy Joel, Barry Manilow and Michael Feinstein with their show "The Piano Men" on Thursday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $30-$35. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25

Melville in music

Chicago Opera Theater stages the Windy City premiere of composer Jake Heggie's 2010 opera "Moby-Dick" for two performances only at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $45-$145. (312) 704-8414 or chicagooperatheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28

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