Best Bets: Holiday in the Park Lights! ends at Six Flags Great America

  • The Holiday in the Park Lights! Drive-through Experience concludes this weekend at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

    The Holiday in the Park Lights! Drive-through Experience concludes this weekend at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee. Courtesy of Six Flags Great America

 
 
Posted1/4/2022 6:00 AM

Drive-by sparkle

Bid adieu to sparkly decorations during the final weekend of Holiday in the Park Lights! Drive-through Experience at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee. $17.99 per person; reservations required. (847) 249-1776 or sixflags.com/greatamerica. 5-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 7-9

 

Design drive

See iconic homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and more during a special Self-Guided Outdoor Architecture Tour curated by the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Free, but tickets are required. (630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org. Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7

Big fish

Fishing fans can meet up with more than 90 vendors and attend helpful seminars as part of the Muskie Expo this weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. $15 one-day pass; $25 three-day pass; kids 16 and younger admitted free. (630) 584-6926, kanecountyfair.com or muskieexpo.com/chicago. 2-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9

Comedian Jeff Ross shares a bill with comedian Dave Attell for "Bumping Mics" Friday, Jan. 7, at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre.
Comedian Jeff Ross shares a bill with comedian Dave Attell for "Bumping Mics" Friday, Jan. 7, at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre. - Courtesy of Michael Muller, Comedy Central
Adults only

Expect plenty of blue material for the touring return of "Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attell." The famed Comedy Central comedians perform at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $40-$60. For mature audiences only. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7

Comedian Dave Attell shares a bill with comedian Jeff Ross for "Bumping Mics" Friday, Jan. 7, at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre.
Comedian Dave Attell shares a bill with comedian Jeff Ross for "Bumping Mics" Friday, Jan. 7, at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre. - Courtesy of Comedy Central
Painterly greetings

Meet up with local painter Tina Figarelli via an Artist Reception of her work Saturday at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Free. (847) 895-3600, prairiecenter.org or tinafigarelli.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8

Chicago Opera Theater music director Lidiya Yankovskaya is the guest conductor of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra this weekend.
Chicago Opera Theater music director Lidiya Yankovskaya is the guest conductor of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra this weekend. - Courtesy of Stephanie Bassos
Germanic classics

Chicago Opera Theater music director Lidiya Yankovskaya guest conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in the music of Brahms, Wagner and Clara Schumann at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $35-$65; $10 students and youth. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9

Comedian and magician Derek Hughes performs at Zanies in Chicago and Rosemont.
Comedian and magician Derek Hughes performs at Zanies in Chicago and Rosemont. - Associated Press, 2015
Funny illusions

Marvel at the mix of jokes and illusions when Derek Hughes, a self-billed "Stand Up Magician," performs at two Zanies locations. First on Thursday at 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027; then on Jan. 14 and 15 at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484. $30 plus a two-item purchase. zanies.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in Chicago and 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14-15, in Rosemont

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