Weekend picks: Loverboy works for the weekend at the Genesee Saturday
The annual Husky Heroes event returns this weekend with demonstrations of sled-pulling, "skijoring" and more. Families can take photos with Siberian huskies and also learn about owning them via Adopt-a-Husky at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. $15; $13 seniors; $10 kids 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26
"Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures" takes families on a skating journey to meet Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Moana and many more characters brought to life on ice. The tour stops at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $15-$65. (800) 745-3000 or disneyonice.com. 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26.
"Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures" tours to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont this weekend.
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See live owls, falcons and hawks up-close as part of a Real Raptors Presentation by Peck Farm Park and the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center on Saturday at Geneva Park District's Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave., Geneva. $10 (preregistration recommended). (630) 232-4542 or genevaparks.org. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
Dozens of pianists perform on 12 grand pianos as part of American Grands 25 at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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Tickling the ivories
More than 450 pianists of all ages are set to play on 12 grand pianos as part of American Grands 25 at the Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $24; $15 kids 12 and younger. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/arts. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
Lunar New Year
See Chinese New Year performances by Xilin Dance Company, Huaxing Children's Choir and more in the food court of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont. Free admission. (847) 680-7200 or fashionoutletsofchicago.com. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
Pier New Year
The Chinese Fine Arts Society teams with Navy Pier to welcome the Year of the Rat with Chinese New Year celebrations. There will be performances by the Cheng Da Drum Team, the Chicago Chinese Cultural Center Lion Dance Team, and interactive arts and crafts on Saturday in the Aon Grand Ballroom, 800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free admission. (312) 595-7437 or navypier.org. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
Two new exhibits open up this Saturday at the Elmhurst Art Museum. One is a survey of works by the late Elmhurst-based artist-curator Sandra Jorgensen, while Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison's "Could Be Architecture: McCormick AfterParti" features playful interventions throughout the Museum's historic McCormick House using its original 1952 floor plan. See them both at 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. $15; $12 seniors; free admission for students and kids 18 and younger. (630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org. 1:30 opening reception Saturday, Jan. 25; exhibits continue through Sunday, April 12
Celebrated comic ventriloquist and Las Vegas stalwart Terry Fator tours with his merry menagerie of puppets to the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com, $79-$99. 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
Comic ventriloquist Terry Fator tours to Aurora's Paramount Theatre this weekend.
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More than 20 stops are set up for guests going on Wheaton's Winter Wine Walk. Check-in is at the former Carlson Art & Glass, 111 E. Front St., Wheaton. Tickets cost $30, which includes 12 one-ounce tastings in a souvenir wineglass. Must be 21 or older. downtownwheaton.com. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.
There are plenty of restaurants offering dining deals as part of the ongoing Geneva Restaurant Week, while both Chicago Restaurant Week and Naperville Restaurant Week start up this weekend. For more information on participating restaurants, visit genevachamber.com, dinenaperville.com or choosechicago.com. Geneva Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, Jan. 26; Naperville Restaurant Week and Chicago Restaurant Week run through Sunday, Feb. 9
Hear rock hits like "Working for the Weekend," "Turn Me Loose" and more when Canadian rockers Loverboy shares a concert bill with The Tubes at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, $40-$65. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra teams up with the rock tribute band Jeans 'n Classics for the "Abbey Road: The Beatles" concert at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $65. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25
Franz Lehár's classic 1905 romantic comic operetta "The Merry Widow" gets updated to the 1920s this weekend in performances by the New Philharmonic at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $57-$59. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26
Hunt for collectibles, estate jewelry, coins and more at Zurko Promotions' Antique Vintage Flea Market at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. $5 general admission (early buyers can enter at 6 a.m. for $10). (715) 526-9769, (630) 668-6636 or dupagecountyfair.org. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26
Armenian master pianist
Composer and pianist Tatev Amiryan pays tribute to the late influential Armenian priest and composer Komitas with the concert "Armenian Music of Remembrance: The 150th Anniversary of Komitas" at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Free admission. (847) 673-7774 or crossingbordersmusic.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26
Swing and jive with the Squirrel Nut Zippers when the band shares a concert bill with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band today at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $39-$79. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26