Best Bets: Former 'Jersey Boys' crooners, Felicia Fields take their concerts outdoors

  • Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones star in the Artists Lounge Live show "Lean On Me: The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll" in the east parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25.

    Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones star in the Artists Lounge Live show "Lean On Me: The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll" in the east parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25. Courtesy of Amy Boyle Photography

  • The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers free admission to Illinois residents on Sept. 23, 24 and 30.

    The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers free admission to Illinois residents on Sept. 23, 24 and 30. Courtesy of Museum of Science and Industry

 
 
Updated 9/17/2020 9:38 AM

'Lean on Me'

Former "Jersey Boys" stars Michael Ingersoll and Christopher Kale Jones star in an Artists Lounge Live concert "Lean On Me: The Brotherhood of Rock and Roll" in the east parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $42 (a two-ticket minimum purchase is required). (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A Concert on the Green featuring Felicia Fields and Friends stars the Tony Award-nominated Broadway actress performing on the grounds of Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre on Friday, Sept. 18.
A Concert on the Green featuring Felicia Fields and Friends stars the Tony Award-nominated Broadway actress performing on the grounds of Lincolnshire's Marriott Theatre on Friday, Sept. 18.
Fields & friends

A Concert on the Green featuring Felicia Fields and Friends stars the Tony Award-nominated Broadway actress, plus pianist Frank Menzie, bassist Timothy Fullerton and special guest Ariana Burks. The outdoor concert takes place on the grounds of the Marriott Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. $30; $12 kids 12 and younger. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs. (847) 634-5911 or marriotttheatre.com. 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 (seating begins at 4 p.m.)

Evanston actress Liz Cloud stars in a virtual rendition of the "Late Nite Catechism" spinoff "Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!"
Evanston actress Liz Cloud stars in a virtual rendition of the "Late Nite Catechism" spinoff "Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!" - Courtesy of Nuns4Fun
Spooky bingo

Have an online laugh with the "Late Nite Catechism" spinoff "Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins & Games." Evanston actress Liz Cloud portrays a former nun and bingo caller in a fundraiser exploring Halloween and Catholic traditions in an archived performance taped at Chicago's Royal George Theater. $20 for online admission. nuns4fun.com. Streaming through Saturday, Oct. 31

The West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove has shifted its Barkapalooza fundraiser online for 2020.
The West Suburban Humane Society in Downers Grove has shifted its Barkapalooza fundraiser online for 2020. - Courtesy of West Suburban Humane Society
Virtual dogs

The West Suburban Humane Society has moved its 27th annual Barkapalooza online. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges for a walkathon through First Giving, and there are online activities like an "Animal Communicator Demonstration" on Saturday, Sept. 19, and "Frisbee Dog Demonstration" on Saturday, Sept. 20. The Barkapalooza is ongoing through Sunday, Sept. 27. (630) 960-9600 or wshs-dg.org/barkapalooza-2020. Runs through Sunday, Sept. 27

Motorbike madness

Cheer on the motorbike competitors in the Jenneration-MX Motocross this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $10; free for kids 5 and younger. (847) 680-7200 or (262) 745-8893 or jenneration-mx.com. Open Ride at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18; Round 6 Race at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 (gates open at 3 p.m. each day)

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LOL returns

The Illinois Phase 4 Reopening has allowed Laugh Out Loud Theater to return with the comedy show "20,000 Laughs Under the Sea" starting this weekend at 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. $30 seating for two; $60 seating for four. (847) 240-0386 or laughoutloudtheater.com/schaumburg. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; through Oct. 31

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers free admission to Illinois residents on Sept. 23, 24 and 30.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers free admission to Illinois residents on Sept. 23, 24 and 30. - Courtesy of Museum of Science and Industry
Free science

The Museum of Science + Industry is offering free admission for Illinois residents on select days in September. The museum is at 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Regular admission: $21.95; $12.95 kids 3-11. (773) 684-1414 or msichicago.org. Free admission for Illinois residents on Wednesdays, Sept. 23 and 30, and Thursday, Sept. 24

The Chicago Architecture Center and Chicago's First Lady Cruises offers special excursions in September featuring architects whose firms designed buildings visible along the Chicago River.
The Chicago Architecture Center and Chicago's First Lady Cruises offers special excursions in September featuring architects whose firms designed buildings visible along the Chicago River. - Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Center
Architect's cruise

Thomas Kerwin, the founding principal of bKL Architecture, will provide commentary during a Thursday River Cruise sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center and Chicago's First Lady. The meeting point for the cruise is the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and East Wacker Drive (112 E. Wacker). The event includes a glass of champagne and free admission to the Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $78. (312) 922-3432 or architecture.org or cruisechicago.com. 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24

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