Weekend picks: Civil War Experience in Elgin, Angela Ingersoll at Marriott

  • Soldiers practice drills during a previous Elgin Civil War Experience.

    Soldiers practice drills during a previous Elgin Civil War Experience. Daily Herald File Photo

Posted6/9/2019 7:23 AM

North vs. South

Watch re-enactors recreate both civilian and military life during the 1860s with the third annual Elgin Civil War Experience on the property adjacent to 600 S. State St., Elgin. $5. (847) 931 6770 or cityofelgin.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9


Da Bears centennial

Fans can enjoy autograph sessions, photo opportunities, football panels and interactive activities at the Bears100 Celebration Weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $125 standard general admission weekend pass. (847) 692-2220, rosemont.com or chicagobears.com. 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 9

Blues cues

Bobby Rush, Bettye LaVette and Ruthie Foster are just a few of the headliners for the 36th annual Chicago Blues Festival this weekend at multiple stages across Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free admission. (312) 742-1168 or cityofchicago.org/dcase. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 9

A.M.B. Fest at Penny Road Pub

Penny Road Pub raises the curtain on this year's A.M.B. Fest, the three-day celebration of national and local rock acts looking to pack the place with blistering sets and dance-ready grooves, along with vendors and other activities. Sunday brings some great pop-punk and indie rock from Little Lord Robert, East Avenue, Box House, The Ratigans and more. Shawn Kellner of Fireworks for Buddha will entertain in the beer garden Saturday, with Michael Riser playing Sunday. 11 a.m. Sunday, June 9, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. $15 pass is good for all three days. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.

Social Que, RedHorse play Pride Picnic

Lake County-native alternative rockers Social Que and Sandwich's swinging Americana band RedHorse provide the musical entertainment this Saturday at Bolingbrook's Pride Picnic, held behind Village Hall. The picnic, which provides support for suburban LGBTQ communities, will also have a tent for Romeoville-based dog rescue Mama Zoey and Puppies, as well as yoga demonstrations, face-painting, makeup demos, and food, beverage and merchandise sales. Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Bolingbrook Village Hall, 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Admission is free; donations are welcome. bolingbrookpride.org.

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Get happy

Joseph Jefferson Award-winner Angela Ingersoll, an Emmy Award nominee for her 2018 PBS special, brings her tribute to Hollywood legend Judy Garland to the Marriott Theatre this weekend as part of its Artists Lounge Live series. "Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland" grew out of Ingersoll's acclaimed turn as Garland in "End of the Rainbow" (Chicago, Los Angeles and St. Louis) and features such standards as "Over the Rainbow," "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "The Man That Got Away" among others. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. $50. (847) 634-0200 or artistsloungelive.com.

Big business

Plucky J. Pierrepont Finch climbs the corporate ladder from the window ledge where he starts out as a window washer to his ultimate perch in the corner office in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Music Theater Works' revival of Frank Loesser's bouncy 1961 musical stars Ken Singleton as the consummate company man. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, and through June 16 at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. $34-$96. (847) 920-5360 or musictheaterworks.com.

Chicago premiere

A Jewish studies professor clashes with his sisters over his work, the care of their ailing father, family secrets and long-held resentments when they reunite to celebrate their dad's 75th birthday in "If I Forget." Devon de Mayo directs Victory Gardens Theater's Chicago-area premiere of the family drama by "Dear Evan Hansen" writer Steven Levenson. Previews at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, through June 13 at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The show opens June 14. $20-$60. (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org.

'Scoundrels' revived

A couple of con men working the French Riviera -- sophisticated swindler Lawrence and his less elegant, less successful counterpart Freddy -- make a deal that the first one to swindle a woman out of $50,000 gets to stay while the other has to leave in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the 2004 musical by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek. BrightSide Theatre's revival marks the continuation of the company's dreamers and schemers season. 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, and through June 23 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville. $25, $30. (630) 447-8497 or brightsidetheatre.com.


Latin star

Latin music superstar Luis Miguel returns to perform in concert tonight at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $39.95-$229; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9

Concert highlights

Bobby McFerrin, Chicago Children's Choir: 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park. $22-$65. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.

The Bannermen, Swish, The Footlight District, My Double Life, Dina Simone: 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

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