Best Bets: Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco share double bill at Ravinia

  • The Indigo Girls perform on the same bill with Ani DiFranco at the Ravinia Festival on Friday, Sept. 10.

    The Indigo Girls perform on the same bill with Ani DiFranco at the Ravinia Festival on Friday, Sept. 10. Courtesy of Ravinia Festival

 
 
Posted9/8/2021 8:30 AM

Folk rockers

Grammy Award-winners Indigo Girls and Ani DiFranco share a concert bill at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $65-$90 pavilion seating; $38-$53 lawn seating; $25 parking. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10

 

Rock imagery

Marvel at the amazing rock icons captured on camera by Chicago-area photographer Jim Summaria in an exhibit starting Friday at Hey Nonny, 10 S. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Free, but food and drink purchases recommended. (224) 202-0750. Opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10; exhibit continues through Sunday, Oct. 31

Jim Summaria's photographs of rock stars, such as Paul McCartney in Wings (pictured), are on exhibition at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights through Oct. 31. An opening reception is from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
Jim Summaria's photographs of rock stars, such as Paul McCartney in Wings (pictured), are on exhibition at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights through Oct. 31. An opening reception is from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. - Courtesy of Jim Summaria
Literary gathering

Authors Colson Whitehead, Erica Ruth Neubauer, Ayman Chaudhary and more are part of the 2021 Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend along Dearborn Street from Polk Street north to Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. Free, but reserved tickets for select events. printersrowlitfest.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12

Colson Whitehead, author of "The Underground Railroad" and "The Nickel Boys," will speak at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 12.
Colson Whitehead, author of "The Underground Railroad" and "The Nickel Boys," will speak at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 12. - Courtesy of Chris Close
Foxy art

More than 75 artists display and sell their work at the Art on the Fox festival this weekend at the intersection of Main and Washington streets, Algonquin. Free. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12

American String Quartet performs composer Robert Sirota's "Triptych," a meditation on Sept. 11, in Barrington on Saturday.
American String Quartet performs composer Robert Sirota's "Triptych," a meditation on Sept. 11, in Barrington on Saturday. - Courtesy of Ryuhei Shindo
9/11 remembrance

Composer Robert Sirota's "Triptych," a 2002 piece written in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is the centerpiece of a concert performed by the American String Quartet at Barrington's White House, 145 W. Main St., Barrington. $40. (224) 512-4284 or barringtonswhitehouse.com/events. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11

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Tails on the Trails

Dogs and their owners can visit the Morton Arboretum together with the return of Tails on the Trails at 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. There is also a Pet Expo with vendors, nonprofits and more. General admission: $16; $14 seniors; $11 kids 2-17; $5 per dog. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 7 a.m. to sunset Sunday, Sept. 12; vendor expo: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Comedian Doug Benson performs at Zanies in Rosemont and Chicago.
Comedian Doug Benson performs at Zanies in Rosemont and Chicago. - Associated Press, 2017
Comedy bud

Comedian Doug Benson performs his show "Doug Loves Movies" at Zanies at MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (312) 337-4027. Then Benson performs standup on Monday at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago. $20 plus a two-item purchase for each show. For ages 21 and older. zanies.com. "Doug Loves Movies" at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12; standup at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton stars in the title role of Bizet's "Carmen" for Chicago Opera Theater in a concert production at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Sept. 16 and 18.
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton stars in the title role of Bizet's "Carmen" for Chicago Opera Theater in a concert production at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Sept. 16 and 18. - Courtesy of Bree Anne Clowdus
Concertizing 'Carmen'

Opera stars Jamie Barton and Stephanie Blythe star in a special concert staging of "Carmen" courtesy of Chicago Opera Theater at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $45-$150. (312) 334-7777 or chicagooperatheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18

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