Best Bets: Howie Mandel plays Arcada; Rosemont hosts rising country stars

  • Howie Mandel performs standup comedy at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Wednesday, May 1.

    Howie Mandel performs standup comedy at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Wednesday, May 1. Associated Press, 2018

  • Mitchell Tenpenny is on the bill of US99 Chicago's Country Class of 2019 at the Rosemont Theatre on Wednesday, May 1.

    Mitchell Tenpenny is on the bill of US99 Chicago's Country Class of 2019 at the Rosemont Theatre on Wednesday, May 1. Associated Press, 2018

 
 

British bulwark

Actor Randy Otto performs as the iconic World War II British prime minister in his one-man show "Winston Churchill: The Blitz" at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $28-$32. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/arts. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Pat Hazell offers a comedic salute to the Baby Boomer generation with "The Wonder Bread Years" at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
Pat Hazell offers a comedic salute to the Baby Boomer generation with "The Wonder Bread Years" at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
Boomer bash

Eat up all kinds of mid-20th century nostalgia and humor when Pat Hazell explores "The Wonder Bread Years" at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $39-$44. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Local punk

Cheer on the Windy City punk band Rise Against when it performs "The Ghost Note Symphonies" tour at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $41 verified resale tickets to $328.50 platinum tickets. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28

Funny guy

If you only know Howie Mandel as a TV host on "Deal or No Deal" or "America's Got Talent," then see another side of him when he performs standup comedy at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$125. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1

Ryan Hurd is on the bill of US99 Chicago's Country Class of 2019 at the Rosemont Theatre on Wednesday, May 1.
Ryan Hurd is on the bill of US99 Chicago's Country Class of 2019 at the Rosemont Theatre on Wednesday, May 1. - Associated Press, 2019
Country cultivation

Brandon Lay, Ryan Hurd, Mitchell Tenpenny and Rachel Wammack are some of the musicians on the bill for the US99 Chicago's Country Class of 2019 concert at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $20. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1

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