Best Bets: The final Arlington Million races Saturday

  • The final Arlington Million at Arlington International Racecourse races Saturday, Aug. 14.

    The final Arlington Million at Arlington International Racecourse races Saturday, Aug. 14. Daily Herald File Photo, 2019

 
 
Posted8/11/2021 6:00 AM

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The iconic Arlington Million reaches its final turn among other high-stakes races this Saturday at the Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. $30-$125. (847) 385-7500 or arlingtonpark.com. 1:25-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14

Stuck-on fun

Casual and die-hard collectors won't want to miss the Great American Stamp Show with its many sales, seminars and more this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. Free. (847) 692-2220, stamps.org or rosemont.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15

Art on show

The works of more than 130 artists will be on display at the outdoor Evanston Art Fest held in downtown Evanston around 800 Church St. Free, but advance reservation is recommended. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15

The DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville hosts a Chalk Art event Saturday, Aug. 14.
The DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville hosts a Chalk Art event Saturday, Aug. 14. - Courtesy of DuPage Children's Museum
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Sidewalk art

Kids can color in the pavement with a special Chalk Art activity on Saturday at the DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Included with the admission of $15; $14 for seniors; advance reservations are required. (630) 637-8000 or dupagechildrens.org. Elsewhere in DuPage County is the Villa Park Community Pride Annual Sidewalk Chalk Party at Village Hall, 20 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Free. (630) 834-8500 or invillapark.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in Naperville and Villa Park

"Flower Thrower" is one of the works featured in the exhibit "The Art of Banksy," which comes to Chicago starting Saturday, Aug. 14.
"Flower Thrower" is one of the works featured in the exhibit "The Art of Banksy," which comes to Chicago starting Saturday, Aug. 14. - Courtesy of The Art of Banksy

Graffiti enigma

After many scheduling fits and false starts, "The Art of Banksy" has finally settled on a Chicago venue. The unofficial exhibit celebrating the enigmatic protest street artist starts Saturday at 360 N. State St., Chicago. $39.99; $29.99 kids 16 and younger. banksyexhibit.com. Various timed entries from Saturday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 31

The Artist Lounge Live show "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Party with Chester Gregory" takes the stage at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire this weekend.
The Artist Lounge Live show "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Party with Chester Gregory" takes the stage at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire this weekend. - Courtesy of Chester Gregory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Heart of soul

Hear song hits of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and more in the Artist Lounge Live concert "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Party with Chester Gregory." The Broadway veteran with Chicago ties performs this weekend at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. $55; discounts available for subscribers. (847) 634-0200 or marriotttheatre.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15

Willie Nelson & Family perform at Ravinia Saturday, Aug. 14.
Willie Nelson & Family perform at Ravinia Saturday, Aug. 14. - Associated Press, 2019

Country folk

Experience the long legacy of country music when Willie Nelson & Family share a concert bill with guest Nate Smith at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $120-$155 pavilion seating; $49-$69 lawn seating; $25 parking. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14

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