Best Bets: Scottish Festival & Highland Games moves online

  • The Scottish Festival & Highland Games go online for 2020.

    The Scottish Festival & Highland Games go online for 2020. Courtesy of Chicago Scots.

  • Two members of Creole Stomp perform an intimate concert of zydeco music and more at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1.

    Two members of Creole Stomp perform an intimate concert of zydeco music and more at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1.

 
 
Updated 7/30/2020 1:00 PM

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Watch bagpipers, dancers and "heavy sports" competitors from the safety of your home via the 2020 Virtual Scottish Festival & Highland Games on Saturday. Free, but supporter tickets also available for $100-$500 to benefit Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care. scottishfestivalchicago.org. 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1

Louisiana sounds

The Creole Stomp Duo performs zydeco two-steps and more this weekend at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $35. (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1

Superheroes

Park your car for Pixar's hit film "Incredibles 2" for a drive-in movie on Friday at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, $10 per vehicle and preregistration required. (630) 892-1550 or blackberryfarm.info. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31

Carefully taught

Chicago Children's Theatre and Filament Theatre are two local co-sponsors for "A Kid's Play About Racism." This virtual play adaptation by Khalia Davis of Jelani Memory's "A Kid's Book About Racism" is available to stream online this weekend. Free. akidsplayabout.org. Various times Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2

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All about antiques

Shop for antiques, upcycled items and more as part of the outdoor Vintage Days 2020 this weekend. Vendors will be located on the 400 block of Robert Parker Coffin Road near the Visitor Center, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Free. (847) 634-0888 or longgrove.org. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2

Fashion moment

Hawthorn Mall hosts an Influencer Fashion Face Off as part of back-to-school shopping. Vote for your favorite fashionable mannequins starting Saturday at 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills. Free. (847) 362-2964 or shophawthornmall.com. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, from Aug. 1-15

Brit Beat: A Tribute to the Beatles performs in the east parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on Saturday, Aug. 1.
Brit Beat: A Tribute to the Beatles performs in the east parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on Saturday, Aug. 1. -

Beatles tribute lot

Brit Beat: A Tribute to the Beatles performs outdoors Saturday in the east parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $28. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Classic cars

The Daily Herald sponsors an outdoor Cruise Night featuring vintage vehicles, Olivo Taco food truck, music and more. Social distancing and masks are required at Bloomingdale Court, 364 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale. Free. events.dailyherald.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5

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The Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview is now offering outdoor "Kohl Kids Live" sessions through the summer.
The Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview is now offering outdoor "Kohl Kids Live" sessions through the summer. -

Kids at Kohl

Families are invited to play as part of "Kohl Kids Live." These interactive outdoor sessions are for kids ages 3 to 8 in small groups limited to 10, and they feature crafts, story time and more activities. Advance reservation is required at the Kohl Children's Museum's Habitat Park, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. $14. (847) 832-6600 or kohlchildrensmuseum.org/. 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Sunday, through late summer.

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