Weekend at play: Alice Cooper plays the Genesee, Nelson twins rock the Raue

  • Alice Cooper bring his "Ol' Black Eyes is Back" tour to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Saturday, Nov. 30.

    Alice Cooper bring his "Ol' Black Eyes is Back" tour to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Saturday, Nov. 30. Associated Press, 2019

 
 
Posted11/29/2019 6:00 AM

Veteran rocker Alice Cooper plays the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, "Christmas With the Nelsons" heads to Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts, and Cosley Zoo's Festival of Lights and Tree Sale returns for the season in Wheaton. Here are five things to do this weekend. For others, go to dailyherald.com/calendar.

Caponera comedy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Comedian and actor John Caponera ("The Good Life," "Jocks") got his start playing the Chicago comedy circuit. See him return with a series of standup shows at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or rosemont.zanies.com. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

John Caponera performs at Zanies in Rosemont.
John Caponera performs at Zanies in Rosemont.
Cosley at Christmastime

Illuminated animal displays are part of Cosley Zoo's Festival of Lights and Tree Sale beginning this weekend. Bring the whole family to Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Free admission. (630) 665-5534 or cosleyzoo.org. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (with lights on at 3 p.m.) now through Monday, Dec. 30.

Cosley Zoo's Festival of Lights returns to Wheaton.
Cosley Zoo's Festival of Lights returns to Wheaton. - Courtesy of Cosley Zoo
Pop gathering

Meet with comics merchants, see stars from TV series such as "Land of the Lost" and more at the Chicago Pop Culture Convention. It's all set up this weekend at the Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $12; free admission for kids 12 and younger. (715) 526-9769 or chicagopopculturecon.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

Cooper in concert

Hear rock classics such as "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy" and more when Alice Cooper brings his "Ol' Black Eyes is Back" tour to the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $60-$770. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.

Holiday twins

Singer/songwriter twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson perform holiday classics during "Christmas With the Nelsons" at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $29-$38. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.

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