Best bets: The Boomer Babes are 'Still Rockin'' at the Metropolis

  • The Boomer Babes perform at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Sunday, Jan. 12.

    The Boomer Babes perform at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Sunday, Jan. 12.

  • Author Peter Asher discusses his book "The Beatles: From A to Zed" at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

    Author Peter Asher discusses his book "The Beatles: From A to Zed" at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

 
 
Posted1/12/2020 7:30 AM

Generational laughs

Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin are The Boomer Babes, and they perform parodies of 1950s and '60s songs in their show "Still Rockin'" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $25. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Author Peter Asher discusses his book "The Beatles: From A to Zed" at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Author Peter Asher discusses his book "The Beatles: From A to Zed" at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Beatles expert

Peter Asher is a famed British guitarist, manager, record producer and one half of the vocal duo Peter and Gordon. Asher promotes his latest book, "The Beatles: From A to Zed," in a special presentation on Wednesday at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Free admission, but book purchase required to enter the book-signing line. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15

Indie artists

The Tomorrow Never Knows festival gathers rising local independent musicians and comedians alongside national acts starting Wednesday at multiple Chicago locations: Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave.; Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.; Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.; and Sleeping Village, 3734 W. Belmont Ave. Ticket prices vary by show and venue. For a full schedule and details, visit tnkfest.com. Various times between Wednesday and Sunday, Jan. 15-19

Fishin' & huntin'

Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to fishing and hunting seminars alongside family-friendly attractions at the Northern Illinois Sports Show starting on Thursday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $10 daily admission. (847) 680-7200 or osgshows.com. Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16-17; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19

Comedian Sam Morril appears at Zanies locations in Chicago and Rosemont.
Comedian Sam Morril appears at Zanies locations in Chicago and Rosemont. - Courtesy of Comedy Central
Standup guy

Catch up with New York comedian Sam Morril ("The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," "Conan") when he performs standup 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. zanies.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16-17, in Chicago and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in Rosemont

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