Best Bets: 'Timeless' Kahlo exhibit opens Saturday in Glen Ellyn

  • "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" comes to College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Museum of Art in the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

    "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" comes to College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Museum of Art in the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of Cleve Carney Museum of Art

 
 
Posted6/1/2021 6:00 AM

Iconic artist

"Frida Kahlo: Timeless" is the largest exhibit dedicated to the iconic 20th-century Mexican artist to visit the Chicago area in more than 40 years. It features several works on loan from the Dolores Olmedo Museum Collection in Mexico. Secure your timed entries starting Saturday at College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Museum of Art in the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $28.50-$46.50 with select discounts for seniors and students. (630) 942-4000 or frida2021.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays, from June 5 to Sept. 6

 

The Garden Brothers Nuclear Circus comes to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake through Sunday, June 6.
The Garden Brothers Nuclear Circus comes to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake through Sunday, June 6. - Courtesy of Garden Brothers Nuclear Circus
Fantastic feats

Watch circus acts featuring strength, agility, balance and more when the Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus presents its touring production of "Humans Gone Wild" this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $14.50-$55. (888) 620-8936 or gardenbrosnuclearcircus.com. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 3-4; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5; and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 6

'Saul' adjacent

Fans of the TV dramas "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" won't want to miss seeing one of the stars, Steven Michael Quezada, performing standup comedy this weekend at The Comedy Shrine at Fox Valley Mall, 2228 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. $25 plus a two-drink minimum. (630) 585-0300 or comedyshrine.com. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 4-5

Steven Michael Quezada plays The Comedy Shrine in Aurora on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5.
Steven Michael Quezada plays The Comedy Shrine in Aurora on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. - Associated Press, 2020
Foxy art

See and purchase the work of more than 40 artists at 17 different locations as part of the Fox River Arts Ramble 2021. The event happens Saturday at locations in Campton Hills, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and Aurora. Free, but attendees will be required to follow each venue's guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. For locations, visit foxriverarts.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5

Raging Waves in Yorkville opens for the season on Saturday, June 5. The Aussie Mat Dash racing slides is one of the main attractions.
Raging Waves in Yorkville opens for the season on Saturday, June 5. The Aussie Mat Dash racing slides is one of the main attractions. - Courtesy of Raging Waves
Splash again

Raging Waves water park is reopening for the summer season. Competitive speed fans in particular can ride the six-lane Aussie Mat Dash and other waterslides starting Saturday at 4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. $24.99-$39.99; private cabanas from $200. (630) 882-6575 or ragingwaves.com. Various hours from Saturday, June 5, to Monday, Sept. 6

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Movable feast

There will be plenty of options to satisfy all kinds of taste buds at the Woodstock Food Truck Festival on the Square. More than 20 food trucks are already scheduled, plus music acts on Saturday near 121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Free admission. (815) 338-2436 or realwoodstock.com. 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 5

The ninth annual Lambs Farm Champion Car Show in Libertyville happens Sunday, June 6.
The ninth annual Lambs Farm Champion Car Show in Libertyville happens Sunday, June 6. - Daily Herald File Photo
Classic cars

See all kinds of vintage vehicles and meet their owners at the 9th Annual Champion Car Show. The event takes place Sunday at Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. Free for visitors; $20 for participants. (847) 362-4636 or lambsfarm.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6

Highwood 'Hand Jive'

Celebrate Highwood presents a 1950s-theme Summer Carnival for recent graduates, their families and fans of the musical "Grease." Expect carnival rides, games, a classic car show and more starting Thursday at the Metra Station Parking Lot, 317 Green Bay Road, Highwood. $25 unlimited ride special; $20 for graduates and those in 1950s costumes. (847) 432-6000 or celebratehighwood.org. 5-10 p.m. Thursday, June 10; 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 11; 1-11 p.m. Saturday, June 12; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, June 13

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