Best Bets: Midtown Men sing in Glen Ellyn; Rita Rudner returns to Raue Center

  • The Midtown Men, featuring original cast members of Broadway's "Jersey Boys," perform at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, Nov. 16.

    The Midtown Men, featuring original cast members of Broadway's "Jersey Boys," perform at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, Nov. 16.

  • Comedian Brian Regan performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Saturday, Nov. 16.

    Comedian Brian Regan performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Saturday, Nov. 16. Courtesy of Comedy Central

 
 
Posted11/12/2019 6:00 AM

Harmonizing guys

See stars from the original Broadway cast of "Jersey Boys" when The Midtown Men perform in concert on Saturday at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $65-$75. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Chinese artifacts

The recently reopened Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art travels to the Far East with the new exhibit "Re-carving the Past: The Art of Chinese Bronzes and Jades" at 1220 Kensington Road, Oak Brook. $8; $7 seniors; $3 students and youth. (630) 833-1616 or lizzadromuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday); through June 20

"Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice" plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16.
"Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice" plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. - Associated Press, 2015
A Showbiz life

Hear songs and starry anecdotes from an Academy Award and Tony Award nominee in the cabaret show "Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice" this weekend at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. $46.50-$146.50. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16

America, featuring Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16.
America, featuring Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. - Courtesy of Henry Diltz
Hitting the 'Highway'

Hear hit songs such as "A Horse with No Name," "Ventura Highway" and more when the band America performs with special guest Tom Fuller this weekend at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $69-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16

Opera tragedies

Chicago Opera Theater presents a contemporary Windy City premiere and a Russian rarity with the double bill of Joey Talbot and Gene Scheer's 2015 opera "Everest" and Sergei Rachmaninoff's 1893 Roma love tragedy "Aleko." The weekend performances also feature the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and A&A Ballet at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $45-$150. (312) 334-7777 or chicagooperatheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17

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Rita Rudner performs at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Rita Rudner performs at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Rudner returns

Comedian and Broadway veteran Rita Rudner takes a break from her long-running Las Vegas engagement for a tour that includes a Saturday show at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $40-$47. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

Clean comedy

Catch comedian Brian Regan and his brand of clean comedy for a standup show on Saturday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $39.50-$59.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16

"Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure" comes to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17.
"Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure" comes to the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17. - Courtesy of VStar
Dogs at sea

Fans of the animated TV series "Paw Patrol" won't want to miss the touring show "Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure" this weekend at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $23-$159; $10 parking. (847) 649-2222 or searscentre.com. 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17

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