Best Bets: Cynthia Erivo performs with CSO at Ravinia

  • Cynthia Erivo joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sunday, July 18, at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.

    Cynthia Erivo joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sunday, July 18, at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Courtesy of Charles Sykes/Invision

 
 
Posted7/14/2021 8:08 AM

Vocal prowess

Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo ("The Color Purple") joins with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop for the concert "Legendary Women's Voices" during the Gala Evening benefiting Reach Teach Play on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $35-$145 pavilion seating; $10-$15 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 6 p.m. Sunday, July 18

 

The Annual Vintage Market and Dog Adoption event returns to the Great Lakes Antiques Boutique in Antioch.
The Annual Vintage Market and Dog Adoption event returns to the Great Lakes Antiques Boutique in Antioch. -
Antiques & wagging tails

Go shopping for antiques or consider adopting a pet at the Annual Vintage Market and Dog Adoption this weekend at the Great Lakes Antiques Boutique, 41055 N. Main St., Antioch. Free admission. (847) 838-0437 or greatlakesanitqueboutique.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 16-18

Fox Valley fun

The Kane County Fair offers up lots of family fun including carnival rides, a petting zoo, a rodeo, a demolition derby, concerts and more this weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. $10; $5 kids 3-12; free admission for kids 3 and younger. (630) 584-6926 or kanecountyfair.com. Noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, July 16-17, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 18

The exhibit "Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust" continues through Sept. 5 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie.
The exhibit "Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust" continues through Sept. 5 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. - Courtesy of Doris Fogel
China refuge

Learn about the European Jews who found refuge in China in the 1930s and '40s in the exhibit "Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust." It continues at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. $15; $10 seniors; $8 students with ID; $6 kids 5-11. (847) 967-4800 or ilholocaustmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; through Sept. 5

The Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend.
The Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend. - Associated Press, 2019
Up for ink

Meet up with artists and vendors at the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $20 per day; $40 three-day pass. (847) 692-2220, villainarts.com or rosemont.com/desconvention. 2 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 16; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, July 17; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 18

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Centennial celebration

The Winfield Criterium & Summerfest features cycle racing as part of the Intelligentsia Cup, plus a slew of food truck vendors, a beer truck and other family activities Sunday at Winfield Road and Beecher Avenue and other surrounding streets in Winfield. Free admission. (630) 933-7100 or winfield100th.com. Races from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 18

Sammy Hagar & The Circle perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Aurora's RiverEdge Park.
Sammy Hagar & The Circle perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 18, at Aurora's RiverEdge Park. - Courtesy of Leah Steiger
Metal and more

Expect to hear plenty of rock hits when Sammy Hagar & The Circle perform Sunday at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. $55. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com/riveredge. 8 p.m. Sunday, July 18

Drive and shine

Marvel at all kinds of lighting effects from your car at the Cabin Fever Laser Light Show starting Thursday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $29.99 per carload; $50-$99 VIP tickets. cabinfeverlasershow.com or (847) 680-7200 or lcfair.com. 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, July 22 and 25, and 9 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 23-24

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