Weekend picks: Comedian DeRay Davis returns to Schaumburg's Improv

  • Chicago native DeRay Davis returns to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.

    Chicago native DeRay Davis returns to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Associated Press, 2017

  • The five Scarborough sibs in The Footlight District play a free vinyl-release show at Liar's Club Saturday, Jan. 18.

    The five Scarborough sibs in The Footlight District play a free vinyl-release show at Liar's Club Saturday, Jan. 18. Courtesy of The Footlight District

  • Chicago's Symphony Center hosts "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" on Saturday, Jan. 18.

    Chicago's Symphony Center hosts "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" on Saturday, Jan. 18. Courtesy of Chris Lee

 
 
Posted1/18/2020 7:00 AM

Chicago's own

South Side born-and-raised Chicago comedian DeRay Davis returns for another series of standup shows this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $38-$49 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Vintage Americana

Historical re-enactors won't want to miss the American Heritage Living History Show this weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. $7 ($5 if wearing historical outfit); $10 weekend pass. (630) 879-1739 or kanecountyfair.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19

'What's up, doc?'

If you grew up learning about classical music through cartoons, then don't miss the special film and orchestral tour of "Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony" on Saturday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $34-$109. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18

Gallery stroll

Downtown Waukegan's monthly ArtWauk of gallery strolls and local concerts features a performance of The Surfaholics at Nightshade and Dark's Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan. Free admission to the ArtWauk, though some venues charge for dinner, drinks or snacks. (847) 445-2467 or artwauk.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; The Surfaholics perform at 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow Never Knows

Tomorrow Never Knows caps off its five-day run with a weekend lineup of music and comedy across five Chicago venues -- Lincoln Hall, Metro, Schubas Tavern, Sleeping Village and The Hideout. Tickets are still available for individual shows; check out the full lineup at tnkfest.com.

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Star-crossed dancers

The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, Ukraine tours its take on the Prokofiev classic ballet version of "Romeo & Juliet" to several locations starting this weekend: first on Saturday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $29.50-$52.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com; then on Sunday at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $55-$85. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org; then on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $35-$65. (630) 896-666 or paramountaurora.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in Waukegan; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, in Chicago; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in Aurora

Hallelujah junction

Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and Karen Marie Richardson are the soloists for the annual "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah," which returns this weekend to the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $29-$80. (312) 341-2310 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19

Middle-age woes

In Neil Simon's dramedy "Jake's Women," a middle-aged novelist, who excels professionally but struggles with his relationships with women, attempts to sort out his situation with advice (both real and imagined) from various women in his life. Among them are his late wife, daughter, sister and therapist. Oil Lamp Theater's revival stars Dennis Schnell in the titular role. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, and through March 1 at 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview. $25, $40. (847) 834-0738 or oillamptheater.org.

Feathered friends

Meet with other bird-watching enthusiasts for a Bird Walk at the Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Free admission, but advance registration is required. (815) 344-1294 or dnr.illinois.gov. 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Glorious Gershwin

Get swept away to MGM musical land on a cloud of glorious tunes by George Gershwin when the Academy Award-winning 1951 film "An American in Paris" is screened on Sunday and Wednesday in select suburban theaters. Ticket prices vary by venue, but largely $14. For exact locations and prices, visit fathomevents.com. 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22

Sunday funday

If you don't have afternoon plans for Sunday, Jan. 19, head to Niche in Geneva for a wine tasting from 2 to 4 p.m. For a $5 entry, there will be more than 30 wines to taste, plus light snacks. No reservations required. Niche is at 14 S. Third St., Geneva, (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com/.

Underbelly Hours acoustic night

The Underbelly Hours, Elmhurst College radio's underground music show, is filling the Elmhurst Brewing Company with a fine acoustic lineup for a chill Sunday night this weekend. Check out Josh Buché, Mirabelle Skipworth, Quinn Pokora (of Iris Blue) and Isabella Snow as they perform and share stories with Adela and Dan (hosts of the radio show). 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Elmhurst Brewing Company, 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst. Suggested donation of $5. (630) 834-2739 or elmhurstbrewingcompany.com.

Concert highlights

School of Rock Arlington Heights Wintershows 2020: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19, at RocHaus, 96 W. Main St., West Dundee. (815) 482-2870 or rochaus.com.

Carnivores at Grace, Frail Body, Blake: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Zorila, Ignited, Out for Hours, Butterfly In Traffic: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

An evening with Tedeschi Trucks Band: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. (312) 902-1500 or msg.com.

The Underbelly Hours acoustic night with Josh Buché, Mirabelle Skipworth, Quinn Pokora (of Iris Blue) and Isabella Snow: 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Elmhurst Brewing Company, 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst. Suggested donation of $5. (630) 834-2739 or elmhurstbrewingcompany.com.

E'nuff Z'nuff, Dirty Talk, Fast Times, Cheap Surrender: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at WC Social Club, 920 W. Roosevelt Road, West Chicago. thewcsocialclub.com.

The Footlight District vinyl release party with Los Black Dogs and Old Grand Dad: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Liar's Club, 1665 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago. Free. facebook.com.

Sons Of Chicago benefit concert for PACTT and WSSRA: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

The Ugly Lovers, The Bank Notes, The Blackwoodz: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

All Star Grateful Dead Night: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at BrauerHouse Live, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

The Cordial Sins, The Darling Suns, Tiny Kingdoms: 10 p.m. at Emporium Wicker Park, 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-7922 or emporiumchicago.com.

Joint Forces Charity Concert with CK and the Gray, Gina Gonzalez: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

The Gatlin Brothers: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

The Fete of Winter featuring Pathaway, Cunning Like Cobras, Dear Daze, Canvus, The Terms, Distant Haze, Division Point, Roke, Slated Memories, Tales of the Midwest: 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at WC Social Club, 920 W. Roosevelt Road, West Chicago. thewcsocialclub.com.

• Information is provided by entertainment venues and is subject to change. Check with the venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings or to add an event, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.

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