Best Bets: John Legend, Lady A and The Roots play Ravinia this weekend

  • John Legend brings his "Bigger Love Tour" with The War and Treaty at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 5 and 6.

    John Legend brings his "Bigger Love Tour" with The War and Treaty at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 5 and 6. Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

  • "Hug" inspired by a John Lennon sketch is part of the pop-up Neon & Light Museum in Chicago.

    "Hug" inspired by a John Lennon sketch is part of the pop-up Neon & Light Museum in Chicago. Courtesy of Neon & Light Museum

 
 
Posted8/31/2021 10:00 AM

Legend for love & more

The Ravinia Festival brings in plenty of big-name music acts over Labor Day weekend. Lady A brings their "What a Song Can Do Tour" with supporting act Niko Moon Friday. Then on Saturday, The Roots perform with opening act Musiq Soulchild. Then John Legend brings his "Bigger Love Tour" with the support of The War and Treaty on Sunday and Monday. Catch these concerts at 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Lady A tickets: $130-$180 pavilion seating, $49-$64 lawn seating; The Roots tickets: $70-$95 pavilion seating, $38-$53 lawn seating; John Legend tickets: $165-$205 pavilion seating, $60-$80 lawn seating. $25 parking. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. Lady A: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3; The Roots: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4; John Legend: 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Sept. 5-6

 

Libido Funk Circus performs at the Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling on Monday, Sept. 6.
Libido Funk Circus performs at the Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling on Monday, Sept. 6. -
So long, summer

The Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling promises loads of rides, lots of food and plenty of bands -- including 7th heaven at 8 p.m. Friday, Hi Infidelity at 8 p.m. Saturday, 16 Candles at 8 p.m. Sunday and Libido Funk Circus at 4 p.m. Monday -- through Labor Day along Jackson Avenue in downtown Naperville. Free. (630) 961-4143 or lastfling.org. 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5; and noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6

Millennium Park music

Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion plays host to three concerts over Labor Day weekend. There are two "Chicago In Tune" concerts focusing on gospel music Friday and jazz on Saturday. Then on Monday, there's a "Contemporary Indigenous Voices" concert. Catch them all at 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago. Free. (312) 742-1168 or millenniumpark.org. Gospel: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3; jazz: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4; "Indigenous Voices": 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6

The 2021 Ashley Whippet Invitational Canine Frisbee World Championship returns to Naperville at Nike Park on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 4 and 5.
The 2021 Ashley Whippet Invitational Canine Frisbee World Championship returns to Naperville at Nike Park on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 4 and 5. - Daily Herald File Photo
Discs & dogs

See nearly 75 human and dog teams compete in the 2021 Ashley Whippet Invitational Canine Frisbee World Championship. See these talented leaping dogs this weekend at Nike Park, 1520 N. Mill St., Naperville. Free for spectators. ashleywhippet.com. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5

The Bristol Renaissance Faire concludes its summer season on Labor Day.
The Bristol Renaissance Faire concludes its summer season on Labor Day.
Last huzzah

The Bristol Renaissance Faire closes out its 2021 season with performances, demonstrations, food and more. It's in Kenosha, Wisconsin, off I-94 just past the Illinois state border. $24.50; $10 kids 5-12; and free for kids 4 and younger with a guardian. (847) 395-7773 or renfair.com/bristol. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Sept. 4-6

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John E. Bannon's "X" is part of the pop-up Neon & Light Museum in Chicago.
John E. Bannon's "X" is part of the pop-up Neon & Light Museum in Chicago. - Courtesy of Neon & Light Museum
Art glass & gas

The pop-up Neon and Light Museum begins a limited run starting Thursday. See all kinds of neon-gas art creations at 325 W. Huron St. (formerly the site of Naçional 27) in Chicago. $40. (312) 573-1400 or neonandlightmuseum.com. 2-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, from Sept. 9 to Oct. 31

High-end fashion

Linda Ann Weber appears during an artist reception for her ongoing exhibit "Intersection of Art + Fashion." It's at the Virgil Catherine Gallery, 45 S. Washington St., Hinsdale. Free admission. virgilcatherinegallery.com. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9; exhibit continues through Sept. 17

Michael Winslow & Friends are at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Other comedians on the bill include Marc Price, Mindy Rickles and Camilla Cleese.
Michael Winslow & Friends are at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. Other comedians on the bill include Marc Price, Mindy Rickles and Camilla Cleese. - Courtesy of Jass Foley/James Foley Media Ltd.
Laugh lineup

Get lots of laughs in one night with Michael Winslow & Friends, which features comedians Marc Price, Mindy Rickles and Camilla Cleese, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $25-$60. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9

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