Best bets: John Cleese tours to the Genesee, Moody Blues' Lodge plays the Arcada

  • John Lodge of the Moody Blues performs Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.

    John Lodge of the Moody Blues performs Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Associated Press, 2018

 
 
Posted11/10/2019 7:31 AM

Jazz anniversary

Jazz artists Kandace Springs, James Carter Organ Trio and James Francies are all on the bill for the "Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration" at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $55-$65. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Comedian Pete Lee performs Nov. 13-16 at Zanies in Rosemont.
Comedian Pete Lee performs Nov. 13-16 at Zanies in Rosemont.
Laughs by Lee

Wisconsin native and comedian Pete Lee (TruTV's "Greatest Ever," Nickelodeon's "Nick Toons") plays a series of six standup shows starting Wednesday at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or rosemont.zanies.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 13-14; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Prog rocker

Singer and songwriter John Lodge of The Moody Blues performs in concert at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$89. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14

The Lyric Opera of Chicago revives director Robert Falls' 2014 production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" starting Thursday, Nov. 14.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago revives director Robert Falls' 2014 production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" starting Thursday, Nov. 14. - Courtesy of Todd Rosenberg/Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2014
'Don Giovanni'

Mozart's most notorious seducer returns in a revival of director Robert Falls' 2014 production of "Don Giovanni" for nine performances starting Thursday at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $39-$259. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 26 and Dec. 3; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 30; and 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 20, Dec. 5 and 8

Spend "An Evening With John Cleese" Friday, Nov. 15, at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre.
Spend "An Evening With John Cleese" Friday, Nov. 15, at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre. - Associated Press, 2014
'Python' legend

Fans of "Monty Python's Flying Circus," "Fawlty Towers" and "A Fish Called Wanda" won't want to miss spending "An Evening With John Cleese" at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $45-$95. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15

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