Best Bets: Texas Tenors return to the McAninch

  • The Texas Tenors, season four finalists on NBC's "America's Got Talent," return to the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn for a livestreamed concert and silent auction fundraiser for the College of DuPage Foundation on Sunday, April 11.

    The Texas Tenors, season four finalists on NBC's "America's Got Talent," return to the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn for a livestreamed concert and silent auction fundraiser for the College of DuPage Foundation on Sunday, April 11. Courtesy of The Texas Tenors

 
 
Updated 4/8/2021 3:59 PM

Country crossover

Fans of The Texas Tenors, the "America's Got Talent" finalists, can catch them online when they perform live on Sunday at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Two live tickets up for auction (COVID-19 protocols required) at textenors.givesmart.com; bidding lasts until 5 p.m. Friday, April 9; $50 one-time livestream link. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7 p.m. Sunday, April 11

 

Grand illusions

Time is running out to catch "Quantum Mirror," a multimedia mirrored art installation dreamed up by Adrian Stein. It is ongoing at Artspace 8, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Free, but online registration is required to allow for timed entries and social distancing. looneystein.com. 12:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; through May 1

Comedian Michael Palascak returns to Zanies at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont.
Comedian Michael Palascak returns to Zanies at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont. - Courtesy of Brian Feulner/Comedy Central
Comic timing

Comedian Michael Palascak returns to perform live standup sets this weekend at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $30. (847) 813-0484 or rosemont.zanies.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8; 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, April 9; and 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, April 10

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra performs the streamed concert "Poetic Strings" in April.
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra performs the streamed concert "Poetic Strings" in April. - Courtesy of Ned Rissky
Modernist music

Hear the music of 20th-century composers Ruth Crawford and Arnold Schoenberg when the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra performs the streaming concert "Poetic Strings" throughout April on demand. $15. ipomusic.org. Through Friday, April 23

Black Beauty Festival

Chat with Chicago-area entrepreneurs, see demonstrations, hear dramatic monologues and more when Victory Gardens Theater hosts the virtual Black Beauty Festival: Joy and Magic this weekend. Free, but some events require advance RSVP. (773) 871-3000 or victorygardens.org. 2-8 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 11

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Loft 21 in Lincolnshire brings back drive-in movies for 2021 starting with "The Sandlot."
Loft 21 in Lincolnshire brings back drive-in movies for 2021 starting with "The Sandlot." - Courtesy of 20th CENTURY FOX
Little leagues

Loft 21 is bringing back its drive-in movies complete with a pre-screening DJ, dance party, trivia, prizes and more. The series begins with the PG-rated 1960s period film "The Sandlot" on Saturday at 1501 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. $30 per vehicle; $50 premium vehicle spot. (847) 868-5638 or eventbrite.com or loft21events.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10

Instant comedy

Enjoy comedy created on the spot either in person or online when Elgin-based Greenroom Improv performs at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. In-person: $18; $12 kids; $20 virtual access. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10

Blooming stroll

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County wants you to enjoy the great outdoors this spring with a Wildflower Hike at Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve, 41W600 Hughes Road, Elburn. Free, but advance registration is required. (630) 444-3190 or kaneforest.com. 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 11

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