Weekend picks: Shinedown, Badflower play Tinley Park; Dog Days of Summer returns to Libertyville
The rock band Shinedown headlines the "ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour" with Badflower, Dinosaur Pile-Up and Broken Hands on Sunday at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. $25-$108. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14
See a life-size Thomas the Tank Engine or Percy at the special "Day Out with Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019" events starting this weekend at the Illinois Railway Museum, 7000 Olson Road, Union. $21 for ages 2 and up. (815) 923-4391 or irm.org. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 and 20-21
Junie B. the musical
A new school year means changes for Junie B. the spirited youngster around which children's author Barbara Park centered her series of Junie B. Jones books. The best-selling series chronicling Junie's elementary school adventures inspired "Junie B. Jones, The Musical" adapted for the stage by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich and TheatreworksUSA. Marriott Theatre's all-ages production stars Elizabeth Telford as Junie. Johanna McKenzie Miller directs and choreographs. Previews at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, and through July 19 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The show opens July 20. $18.23. (847) 634-0200 or marriotttheatre.com.
The DockDogs National Premier Canine Aquatic Jumping Competition is the main attraction of the Dog Days of Summer festival this weekend at Cook Park, 300 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Free admission. (847) 362-2430 or dockdogs.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14
Ben Arguelles and his recording studio, DZ Records, host the 8th annual edition of his independent and underground music festival, DZ Fest, this weekend. Spend two days outdoors while 40 acts -- including Matthew McNeal, Emily Blue, Jordanna, Yadda Yadda, GIRL K, 8-bit crEEps, Shi la Rosa, Fletcher Rockwell, Pledge Drive and more -- perform on two stages. Snag band merch, peruse the art and enjoy food from Henry's Tacos, which will have a food truck parked outside. It's a wonderful way to support the local scene and discover new, up-and-coming talent. Noon Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 8548 S. 85th Court, Hickory Hills. Donations will benefit the Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation. Find the schedule and more event info at facebook.com.
Windy City Smokeout
The Windy City Smokeout may be settling into new digs in the parking lot of the United Center this weekend, but the celebration of country music, craft beers and barbecue still offers some of the best acts and some of the best food. Platinum artists Chris Young and Cole Swindell and 2018 CMA Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion headline the three-day festival, which also features the Eli Young Band, Lanco, Ashley McBryde, Hannah Ellis, Parker McCollum and many others on the lineup. Gates open at noon Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, at parking lot C of the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets are $49.95 for Saturday and $40 for Sunday at windycitysmokeout.com.
To mark two years in business, Buffalo Creek Brewing in Long Grove is throwing a free Beer & BBQ B-Day Party Saturday, July 13, and owner Mike Marr is inviting everyone (kids included) to come celebrate in the biergarten and taproom. Head over at 1 p.m. to enjoy beer, yard games, giveaways and eats from Fire & Smoke BBQ Company food truck until 4 p.m. The party continues with a free concert from Mid Atlantic from 7 to 10 p.m. Plus, don't miss the release of a very rare edition of Marr's Sticky Todd beer -- a barrel-aged Belgian Strong Ale featuring notes of bourbon, maple and oak tannins. Buffalo Creek Brewing is at 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove, (847) 821-6140 or buffalocreekbrewing.com/.
Wine and beer lovers can celebrate this weekend at Barrington Brew Fest at the Barrington Metra Station, 201 S. Spring St., Barrington. Tickets to the Brew Fest are $40-$80 and $20-$30 for designated drivers. Visit barringtonbrewfest.com. 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, for Brew Fest
Ten guests invited to spend the weekend at a secluded island off England's southwest coast die off under mysterious circumstances in Agatha Christie's thriller "And Then There Were None." Drury Lane Theatre revives the whodunit under director Jessica Fisch, whose cast includes Cher Alvarez, Matt De Caro, Jennifer Engstrom and Paul-Jordan Jansen among others. Previews at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13; 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14; and through July 24 at 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Opens July 25. $45-$65. (630) 530-0111 or drurylanetheatre.com.
Bull riders, steer wrestlers and more compete at The 56th Annual IPRA Championship Rodeo this weekend at the Golden Oak Equestrian Center, Case and Rand roads, Wauconda. $6-$15; free for kids ages 4 and younger. (847) 526-5580 or waucondarodeo.com. 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14
R&B singer-songwriter Jill Scott headlines the V103 Summer Block Party, which features Anthony Hamilton, Mase and Carl Thomas on Saturday at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago. $80.95-$256. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13
20 years of Showoff
West suburban pop-punk band Showoff plays a 20th anniversary show at Beat Kitchen this weekend with Avenues, The Reaganomics and Parker. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.
Revolt Coda's release show
Revolt Coda embraces a more funk-inspired groove on its new rock album, "Juxtaposed," celebrated at a release show this weekend, along with Rotten Mouth, Microcosms and North and Wells. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
After nearly 10 years apart, members of Wauconda alternative rock band Flowers for Dorian team up for a reunion show at Sideouts Sports Tavern, joined by rising Northwest suburban pop-punk band Glory Days. 8:45 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 W. Roberts Road, Island Lake. $10-$15. (847) 526-7174 or sideouts.com.
Cheer on your favorite finalists at the Suburban Chicago's Got Talent top 15 show tonight at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Free admission. (630) 962-7000 or events.dailyherald.com or arcadalive.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14
DZ Fest: Noon Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 8548 S. 85th Court, Hickory Hills. Donations will benefit the Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation. Find the schedule and more event info at facebook.com.
V103 Summer Block Party with Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mase and Carl Thomas: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago. $80.95-$256. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com.
Godsize Records Launch Party with Burden of the Sky, The Zealots, Heartsick, A Silent Truth, Alborn, So Called Saints: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $12-$15. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
Boardshorts, Gold Route, High Wire, Tranquility, Like Wilde, Fer de Lance: 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Evolution Music, 923 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. $10. (630) 541-5022 or facebook.com.
Rust Ring, The God Awful Small Affairs, Sad Witches: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.
Spooky Boo, Two Ton Heads, Flowtone: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
The Wind Gypsies: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at FoxFire, 17 W. State St., Geneva. Free. (630) 232-1369 or foxfiregeneva.com.
Dave Bovyn: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Skeleton Key Brewery, 8102 Lemont Road #300, Woodridge. (630) 395-9033 or facebook.com.
Pop 2000 Tour Hosted by Lance Bass with O-Town, Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera and Tyler Hilton: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. Tickets start at $30; meet-and-greet packages also available. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.
Revolt Coda album release with Rotten Mouth, Microcosms and North and Wells: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.
Showoff's 20th anniversary show with Avenues, The Reaganomics and Parker: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.
Althea Grace with Madison Malone: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. $15-$30. (224) 202-0750 or heynonny.com.
Flowers for Dorian, Glory Days: 8:45 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Sideouts Sports Tavern, 4018 W. Roberts Road, Island Lake. $10-$15. (847) 526-7174 or sideouts.com.
Mr. Lock's Sunny Days and Turnt Up Nights: 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith Street, Palatine. $5-$7. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
Butchered, Death And Memphis, Size 5's, The C-Sides: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $7-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.
Jennifer Hudson and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Reach Teach Play benefit show: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. ravinia.org.
The Jazz Consortium Big Band: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith Street, Palatine. $10. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.
Shinedown's "ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour" with Badflower, Dinosaur Pile-Up and Broken Hands: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park. $25-$108. (800) 745-3000 or livenation.com.
Emanation XXIII featuring Andy Rench, Rebecca McDaniel, Robby Haynes: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Century Mallet, 1770 W. Berteau Ave. #204, Chicago. $5-$10 suggested donation. (773) 248-7733 or facebook.com.
Flaw, Sons of Texas, September Mourning: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. $15-$33. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.
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