Best Bets: Professional Bull Riders return to Rosemont

  • Associated Press, 2019Professional Bull Riders (PBR) return to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, and 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

    Associated Press, 2019Professional Bull Riders (PBR) return to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, and 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.

  • Rodrick Dixon is a soloist in "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University.

    Rodrick Dixon is a soloist in "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University. Courtesy of Kristie Kahns

 
 
Updated 1/13/2022 1:16 PM

Hold on!

See 35 contestants hold on for dear life with the return of Professional Bull Riders (PBR) to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $15-$138; $25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, and 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15

 

Rhyme time

There's more time for splendiferous selfies now that the "Dr. Seuss Experience" has been extended with all kinds of whimsical rooms at Water Tower Place, 835 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $34; $27 kids; $50 VIP anytime ticket. experienceseuss.com. Various times; extended through Jan. 23

Global laughter

Catch up with Canadian comedian Russell Peters when he brings his "Act Your Age World Tour" to the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $59.75-$253.50. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14

Alfreda Burke is a soloist in "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University.
Alfreda Burke is a soloist in "Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University. - Courtesy of Kristie Kahns
'Rejoice greatly!'

"Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah" returns once again with soloists like Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke and more at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $28-$75. (312) 341-2310 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16

Baritone Will Liverman is a guest soloist with the Chicago Sinfonietta for its annual "MLK Tribute Concert: Joie de Vivre" in Naperville and Chicago.
Baritone Will Liverman is a guest soloist with the Chicago Sinfonietta for its annual "MLK Tribute Concert: Joie de Vivre" in Naperville and Chicago. - Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera
Civil rights legacy

The Chicago Sinfonietta "MLK Tribute Concert: Joie de Vivre" notably features baritone Will Liverman singing three Florence Price works and as narrator to the area premiere of Kathryn Bostic's "The Great Migration." Performances are at two venues: first on Sunday at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville; then on Monday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $49-$101 in Naperville; $22-$62 and $17 students in Chicago. (312) 284-1554 or chicagosinfonietta.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in Naperville and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in Chicago

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"Betty White: A Celebration" is screened in select movie theaters on Monday, Jan. 17, on what would have been her 100th birthday.
"Betty White: A Celebration" is screened in select movie theaters on Monday, Jan. 17, on what would have been her 100th birthday. - Courtesy of Fathom Events
Beloved TV icon

Fondly laugh at the memory of a great TV comedian and animal humanitarian with "Betty White: A Celebration." The documentary is screened on Monday in select cinemas on what would have been White's 100th birthday. Ticket prices vary by venue, but largely $15. fathomevents.com. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17

"Disney On Ice: Mickey's Search Party" takes over Rosemont's Allstate Arena Jan. 20-23.
"Disney On Ice: Mickey's Search Party" takes over Rosemont's Allstate Arena Jan. 20-23. - Courtesy of Feld Entertainment
Disney On Ice returns

Go on the lookout for fun when animated characters take up the skates in "Disney On Ice: Mickey's Search Party." The family-friendly tour returns to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $20-$115. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22-23

Kacey Musgraves brings her "Star-Crossed: Unveiled Tour" to Chicago's United Center on Thursday, Jan. 20.
Kacey Musgraves brings her "Star-Crossed: Unveiled Tour" to Chicago's United Center on Thursday, Jan. 20. - Courtesy of Amazon Studios
Country gal

Fans of Grammy Award-winning country star Kacey Musgraves won't want to miss her "Star-Crossed: Unveiled Tour," which is inspired by her latest album. See her at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $49.50-$219. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20

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