Best bets: Beatles fan festival goes online, 'Blues Brothers' tribute comes to Navy Pier

  • Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, will be a featured guest as part of the Virtual Fest for Beatles Fans 2020.

    Mary Wilson, founding member of The Supremes, will be a featured guest as part of the Virtual Fest for Beatles Fans 2020. Associated Press, 2014

  • John Lennon, George Harrison, George Martin and Peter Asher worked at Studio Two at EMI Studios. Asher is a featured guest for the Virtual Fest for Beatles Fans 2020.

    John Lennon, George Harrison, George Martin and Peter Asher worked at Studio Two at EMI Studios. Asher is a featured guest for the Virtual Fest for Beatles Fans 2020. Courtesy of Keith Putney Productions

 
 
Posted8/4/2020 6:00 AM

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Come together

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Fans of Liverpool's legendary "Fab Four" can meet online with a Virtual Fest for Beatles Fans 2020. Scheduled guests this weekend include Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Peter Asher from Peter & Gordon. $44; $100 patron ticket. A portion of the proceeds goes to various charities. eventbrite.com. 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9

Saxophonist "Blue Lou" Marini from "The Blues Brothers" film performs with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra Friday, Aug. 7, at Navy Pier.
Saxophonist "Blue Lou" Marini from "The Blues Brothers" film performs with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra Friday, Aug. 7, at Navy Pier.
'Blues Bros.' tribute

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to the 40th anniversary of the film "The Blues Brothers" with the concert "Putting the Band Back Together." Special guests include "Blues Brothers" saxophonist "Blue Lou" Marini and Chicago vocalist Opal Staples at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Free. (312) 595-7437 or navypier.org or chicagojazzorchestra.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7

Trivia & a mystery

The Elmhurst History Museum presents a Road Trip Virtual Trivia Night, along with an ongoing Clue Game Summer 2020 for guests trying to solve a mystery. There is a $10 charge per trivia team (limited to 10 groups of six), while the Clue Game is free. For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit elmhursthistory.org. Virtual Trivia Night: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7; "Clue Game" continues through Tuesday, Sept. 1

Impersonation divas

Stars from "RuPaul's Drag Race," including Jaida Essence Hall, Yvie Oddly and more, perform as part of Voss Events' "Drag 'N Drive" tour this weekend at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago. $60 general admission per car for two people; $120 for VIP spots; $20 for each additional passenger. vossevents.com/drive-n-drag. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9

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Creative creations

Dozens of Lake County artists are set to sell their work as part of an Artist Bazaar at the Bonnie Brook Golf Course, 2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan. Free. (847) 360-4730 or waukegangolf.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8

Comedian Mike Toomey performs at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Comedian Mike Toomey performs at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Comedy close-up

Comedians Mike Toomey and Fritz Nothnagel are on the bill for the Lucy's Comedy Live series at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $35 in person (limited to 50 guests for social distancing); $10 virtual ticket. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is one of 12 companies participating in the online fundraiser "Dance for Life 2020: United as One," which runs Monday through Saturday, Aug. 10-15.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is one of 12 companies participating in the online fundraiser "Dance for Life 2020: United as One," which runs Monday through Saturday, Aug. 10-15. - Courtesy of Todd Rosenberg
Virtual movement

Twelve dance companies offer up 15 works, including a world premiere by choreographer Hanna Brictson, for the "Dance for Life 2020: United as One." The online fundraiser starts Monday and continues through Saturday, Aug. 15. A $20 donation gets viewers access to the dance videos. chicagodancersunited.org. Monday through Saturday, Aug. 10-15

Watch outdoor training sessions at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Wednesdays through Aug. 26.
Watch outdoor training sessions at Tempel Farms in Old Mill Creek on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Wednesdays through Aug. 26. - Courtesy of Tempel Farms
Horse play

See trainers working with horses for "dressage" with outdoor sessions on How a Lipizzan Stallion Learns to Dance at Tempel Farms, 17000 W. Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek. $15-$25. (847) 244-5330 or tempelfarms.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, and Wednesdays, Aug. 12-26

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