Best bets: Bacon Brothers play the Metropolis; Wizard World Chicago invades Rosemont
Award-winning actor Kevin Bacon ("Footloose," "Apollo 13") and his brother, Michael, return for two rock concerts as The Bacon Brothers on Monday and Tuesday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $75-$85. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 19-20
See plenty of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and their proud owners at the third of five Daily Herald Cruise Nights on Wednesday at Randhurst Village, 1 Randhurst Village Drive, Mount Prospect. Free. (847) 259-0500 or events.dailyherald.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21
Portraying characters from "Batman," Jamie Koala, left, of Wheaton was Poison Ivy and Cait Manning of Chicago was Harley Quinn at a previous Wizard World Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
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You can get photographs with and autographs from celebrities, dress up as your favorite comic characters and buy lots of merchandise starting on Thursday when Wizard World Chicago takes over the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $34.99-$54.99 daily admission; $94.99-$139.99 four-day admission; VIP packages also available. (847) 692-2220 or wizardworld.com. 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22; noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25
Patricia Racette stars as Dinah in Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.
Highland Park is mentioned in the lyrics of composer Leonard Bernstein's 1952 opera "Trouble in Tahiti," which receives two performances on Thursday at the Ravinia Festival. Opera stars Paulo Szot and Patricia Racette star as the sparring suburban couple Sam and Dinah in the one-act opera at the Martin Theatre, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $25-$35 indoor seating; $10 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 5 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22
Comedian Chris DiStefano performs at Zanies in Chicago and Rosemont.
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Big apple comedy
New York comedian Chris DiStefano ("Guy Code," "Off the Bat") does a series of standup sets starting Thursday at two Zanies locations: first at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027; then at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484. $25 plus a two-item purchase for both locations. zanies.com. In Chicago: 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, and 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. In Rosemont: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24