Best bets: Dinosaur Adventure roars in Rosemont; Herman's Hermits tours to Waukegan

  • See mechanized creatures as part of the touring Dinosaur Adventure at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday to Sunday, Jan. 10 to 12.

    See mechanized creatures as part of the touring Dinosaur Adventure at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday to Sunday, Jan. 10 to 12. Courtesy of Pinnacle Production Group

  • Swedish baritone Peter Mattei stars in the title role of Alban Berg's 1925 tragedy "Wozzeck." A Metropolitan Opera Live in HD simulcast of artist/director William Kentridge's new production is screened at select movie theaters on Saturday, Jan. 11.

    Swedish baritone Peter Mattei stars in the title role of Alban Berg's 1925 tragedy "Wozzeck." A Metropolitan Opera Live in HD simulcast of artist/director William Kentridge's new production is screened at select movie theaters on Saturday, Jan. 11. Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 
 
Posted1/9/2020 9:00 AM

Back from extinction

The touring Dinosaur Adventure promises mechanized creatures, fossil crafting, Jurassic jeeps and more family fun this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $20 to $55. dinosauradventure.com. Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

See a mechanized Tyrannosaurus as part of the touring Dinosaur Adventure at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday to Sunday, Jan. 10 to 12.
See a mechanized Tyrannosaurus as part of the touring Dinosaur Adventure at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont from Friday to Sunday, Jan. 10 to 12. - Courtesy of Pinnacle Production Group
Vacation getaway

Get great ideas and merchandise tied to vacation properties at the Lake Home & Cabin Show this weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $12; $5 youth ages 5 to 15; kids 5 and younger admitted free. (847) 303-4100 or lakehomeandcabinshow.com. 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Pianist William Wolfram performs with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Schaumburg and Elgin.
Pianist William Wolfram performs with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in Schaumburg and Elgin.
Mozart masterworks

Pianist William Wolfram is the guest soloist with conductor Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for its "Magnificent Mozart" concerts this weekend at two locations: first on Friday at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, $35-$65; then on Saturday and Sunday at Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin, $35-$85. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in Schaumburg and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in Elgin

Hairy creatures

Fans of the animated feature, or the hirsute dolls themselves, won't want to miss the family-friendly touring show "Trolls LIVE!" this weekend at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $31-$149. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12

Tragic madness

South African artist William Kentridge's animation-filled new production of Alban Berg's 1925 tragedy "Wozzeck" is screened as part of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series in select cinemas Saturday and Wednesday. Ticket prices vary by venue, but largely $19-$25. Sung in German with English subtitles. For exact venues and prices, visit fathomevents.com. Live simulcast at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; taped encores at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15

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Professional Bull Riders hold on for the "PBR: Unleash the Beast" invitational at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, and 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.
Professional Bull Riders hold on for the "PBR: Unleash the Beast" invitational at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, and 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. - Associated Press, 2019
Hold on!

See Professional Bull Riders holding on for dear life with the local invitational "PBR: Unleash the Beast" this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $20-$350. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, and 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone is at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone is at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. - Associated Press, 2013
British invasion

Get nostalgic for 1960s British pop when Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone with special guest Gary Puckett & The Union Gap share a concert bill at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $35-$75. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11

The Great Midwest Train Show returns to the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton on Sunday, Jan. 12.
The Great Midwest Train Show returns to the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton on Sunday, Jan. 12. - Daily Herald File Photo
Choo Choo

The Great Midwest Train Show bills itself as the world's largest monthly model train show. It features operating model train displays, a Lego layout and more at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. $7; kids 12 and younger admitted free. (630) 668-6636 or greatmidwesttrainshow.com or dupagecountyfair.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

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