Best Bets: Elgin's Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl celebrates 25th anniversary

  • Elgin's own Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl celebrates its 25th anniversary with performances at Elgin Community College's Arts Center.

    Elgin's own Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl celebrates its 25th anniversary with performances at Elgin Community College's Arts Center. Courtesy of Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl

  • Dress up your dogs for the "Halloween Canine Cruise: Boats, Boops and Boos!" this weekend courtesy of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline.

    Dress up your dogs for the "Halloween Canine Cruise: Boats, Boops and Boos!" this weekend courtesy of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline. Courtesy of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

 
 
Updated 9/30/2021 12:58 PM

Dancing anniversary

Elgin's own Ballet Folklórico Huehuecoyotl celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend. See performances of traditional Mexican folk dances at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $22. (847) 622-0300, bfh.org/ or elgin.edu/arts-center/tickets/. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3

 

Crafty creations

See all kinds of handcrafted creations at the three-day Arts & Crafts Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $5. (847) 680-7200, lcfair.com or stepbysteppromotions.com. 3-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3

Dress up your dogs for the "Halloween Canine Cruise: Boats, Boops and Boos!" this weekend courtesy of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline.
Dress up your dogs for the "Halloween Canine Cruise: Boats, Boops and Boos!" this weekend courtesy of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline. - Courtesy of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline
Halloween hounds

Dress up your dogs for the "Halloween Canine Cruise: Boats, Boops and Boos!" this weekend courtesy of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline. Boats depart from the Chicago River at the southeast corner of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue in Chicago. $39; $17 kids 5-15; $8 dogs (leashes required). (312) 332-1353 or mercurycruises.com. 10:15 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner is the guest soloist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in performances of Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini."
Pianist Sara Davis Buechner is the guest soloist with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in performances of Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini." - Courtesy of Yukiko Onley
Orchestral return

Guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner and guest conductor Tania Miller join with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for the "Pines of Rome" concert featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Respighi and Canadian-American composer Jared Miller at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $35-$65. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3

Conductor Kirk Muspratt leads the New Philharmonic in "Halloween Spooktacular" concerts this weekend at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
Conductor Kirk Muspratt leads the New Philharmonic in "Halloween Spooktacular" concerts this weekend at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn. - Courtesy of McAninch Arts Center
Symphonic shivers

The New Philharmonic returns with "Halloween Spooktacular" concerts featuring Hollywood horror favorites and more. Maestro Kirk Muspratt conducts the indoor performances this weekend at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $53; $51 seniors. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons headline the Rosemont Theatre Saturday, Oct. 2.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons headline the Rosemont Theatre Saturday, Oct. 2. - Associated Press, 2019
Jersey boys

Expect to hear chart-topping song hits like "Stay," "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and more when Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons perform at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $45.16-$69.60. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2

Tommy Davidson plays two standup shows at The Comedy Shrine in Aurora on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Tommy Davidson plays two standup shows at The Comedy Shrine in Aurora on Saturday, Oct. 2. - Associated Press, 2019
Tommy comedy

Catch up with comedian Tommy Davidson ("In Living Color," "Black Dynamite") when he plays two standup shows at The Comedy Shrine, 2228 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. $40 plus a two-drink minimum; proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. (630) 585-0300 or comedyshrine.com. 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2

Melissa Etheridge performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Sunday, Oct. 3.
Melissa Etheridge performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Sunday, Oct. 3. - Associated Press, 2019
Rescheduled rock

The Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer and songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs a previously postponed concert on Sunday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $45-$350; previously purchased tickets for 2020 dates of March 26 and Sept. 26 will be honored. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3

Oliver art

Visitors to the new Museum of Broadcast Communications exhibit "A Century of Radio" also will be able to see comical paintings from the Emmy Award-winning HBO series "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver." The specially touring "Masterpiece Gallery 2021" works arrive Wednesday at one of only five U.S. institutions selected to display the show's paintings. See them at 360 N. State St., Chicago. Free, but reservations required to allow for social distancing. Donations appreciated to both the museum and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. (312) 245-8200 or museum.tv. Exhibit runs various hours from Wednesday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 24

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