Best bets: 'Robert Dubac's Book of Moron' takes over Chicago's Broadway Playhouse
Marvel at the amazing film debuts of Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey in "The Color Purple." Director Steven Spielberg's acclaimed 1985 adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel receives an anniversary screening at select suburban cinemas. Ticket prices vary by venue, but largely $14. Rated PG-13. For exact locations and prices, visit fathomevents.com. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
Whoopi Goldberg and Margaret Avery star in Steven Spielberg's 1985 film "The Color Purple," which is screened in select movie theaters on Sunday, Feb. 23.
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"Robert Dubac's Book of Moron" is an off-Broadway comedy that questions American celebrities and morality. The show makes its Chicago debut for eight shows starting Tuesday at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. $65.50. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 25-28; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29; and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1
Comedian Nate Bargatze brings his "Good Problem to Have Tour" to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
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Catch up with comedian Nate Bargatze when he performs his "Good Problem to Have Tour" at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $20.20-$149.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27
Violinist Pekka Kuusisto is the guest soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in performances of music by Sibelius and Nielsen in Wheaton and Chicago.
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'Finlandia' and more
Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for performances of music by Sibelius and Nielsen starting Thursday at two locations: at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, and Wheaton College's Edman Memorial Chapel, 401 E. Franklin St., Wheaton. $32-$218. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Wheaton and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 29, in Chicago
Comedy for a cause
Comedians Jeanie Doogan, Mike Toomey and Pat Tomasulo are on the bill for The H Foundation's third annual "Comedy for Cancer" fundraiser at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. $75 (includes food and nonalcoholic drinks; proceeds benefit the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University). hfoundation.org/comedy-for-cancer. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27