Best Bets: Celebrate summer at Long Grove Strawberry Festival

  • Strawberries are celebrated at the Long Grove Strawberry Festival, which returns this weekend.

    Strawberries are celebrated at the Long Grove Strawberry Festival, which returns this weekend. Daily Herald File Photo

 
 
Updated 6/24/2021 2:24 PM

Dance activism

Former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancer and choreographer Jie-Hung Connie Shiau returns to collaborate with composer Jerome Begin and filmmaker Kevin Michael Briggs for the dance film "Greener Grass." The filmed dance taking on human rights abuses in Asia will be made available online at select times this weekend. Free, but donations appreciated and advance registration is required. hubbardstreetdance.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 27

 

Former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago company dancer Jie-Hung Connie Shiau has teamed up with composer Jerome Begin and filmmaker Kevin Michael Briggs for the online dance film "Greener Grass."
Former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago company dancer Jie-Hung Connie Shiau has teamed up with composer Jerome Begin and filmmaker Kevin Michael Briggs for the online dance film "Greener Grass." - Courtesy of Kevin Michael Briggs/Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Comic dad

Los Angeles-based comedian Nick Hoff has previously opened for other comics such as Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. See him on his own doing standup this weekend at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $30 plus a two-item purchase. For ages 21 and older. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24; 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, June 25; and 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 26

Comedian Nick Hoff performs at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont.
Comedian Nick Hoff performs at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont. -
Sweet treats

The Long Grove Strawberry Festival features all kinds of strawberry-infused drinks and other treats on sale this weekend in downtown Long Grove near 308 Old McHenry Road. $5 admission; free for kids 6 and younger. (847) 634-0888 or longgrove.org. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, June 25; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 26; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27

Boogie time

Expect a major laser show along with lots of rocking dance music at two Disco Biscuits shows this weekend at the McHenry Outdoor Theatre, 1510 Chapel Hill Road, McHenry. $149.50-$239.50 vehicle tickets (admission for four passengers). (847) 362-3011 or nitelite.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 25-26

Ceramic charity

During this weekend's Naperville Fine Art & Artisan Fair, ClaySpace artists will be selling ceramic bowls and other items as part of the 2021 Empty Bowls fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Naperville Women's Club for the benefit of local food pantries. Browse the art at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Free admission. (630) 393-2529 or clayspace.net. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27

Auto mania

Marvel at all kinds of modern motor vehicles when the Slammedenuff Chicago Car Show revs up at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $25; kids 10 and younger admitted free. (847) 680-7200 or slammedenuff.com. 1-7 p.m. Sunday, June 27

Pride gathering

The Fox Valley Pride Showcase features visual artworks, film shorts, guest speakers and more at the Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Free, but donations appreciated. (630) 761-9977 or waterstreetstudios.org. 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 27

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