Best Bets: Lyric's 'Sunday in the Park' plays Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Opera outdoors & online
Experience the Lyric Opera of Chicago either live or online this weekend. New music director Enrique Mazzola conducts singers from the Ryan Opera Center with the Lyric Opera Orchestra for "Sunday in the Park with Lyric's Rising Stars" at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Or watch streams of a 1950s sitcom-inspired take on Leoncavallo's tragedy "Pagliacci," or "Twilight: Gods," a drive-through parking garage adaptation of Wagner's "Götterdämmerung." Free, but registration is required for online streams; donations are appreciated. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. Outdoor concert: 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29; "Twilight: Gods" streams through Oct. 29
The Lyric Opera of Chicago's new music director Enrique Mazzola conducts both an online streaming film of Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and the "Sunday in the Park with Lyric's Rising Stars" concert at Chicago's Millennium Park on Sunday, Aug. 29.
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The Downtown Palatine Street Fest returns with bands Hairbangers Ball, Modern Day Romeos and more this weekend at the Palatine Train Station, 137 W. Wood St., Palatine. Free. palatinestreetfest.com. 5:30-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29
Chicago comedian Michael Issac presents his standup show "Landlocked" this weekend at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $30 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26; 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27; and 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28
Comedian Michael Issac returns to Zanies in Rosemont.
Suburban breweries are in the mix of the more than 70 members of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild that are participating in the 2021 Beer Under Glass festival. There are two sessions Friday at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago. $75; proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours required upon entry. illinoisbeer.org/bug. Session I is from 3-6 p.m. and Session II is from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27
The Raue Center for the Arts presents Philip Hamilton at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Crystal Lake Saturday.
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Singer Philip Hamilton performs the music of John Cage, Donald Fagan, Pat Metheny and more in a special Arts on the Green outdoor concert on Saturday. It's presented by the Raue Center for the Arts on the grounds of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 210 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake. $20-$45; $8 kids. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28
Hear a blend of orchestral, rock and dance music when the eclectic band Poi Dog Pondering headlines RiverEdge Park, 360 Broadway, Aurora. $40. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28
Expect to hear song hits such as "Heat of the Moment," "Only Time Will Tell" and more when Asia performs in concert with John Payne at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59-$89. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28
The Color Aloft Balloon Festival returns to Grayslake's Central Park.
- Daily Herald File Photo, 2013
Marvel at hot air balloons amid carnival games and more at the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park, 250 Library Lane, Grayslake. Bring picnics, chairs, blankets and more. Free. (847) 223-6888 or grayslakechamber.com. 4:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28