Best Bets: Dinosaur Adventure stomps into Rosemont, Kane Brown plays United Center

  • See mechanized Tyrannosaurs as part of the touring Dinosaur Adventure at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend.

    See mechanized Tyrannosaurs as part of the touring Dinosaur Adventure at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend. Courtesy of Pinnacle Production Group

 
 
Updated 1/20/2022 11:53 AM

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Jurassic jubilee

 

The touring Dinosaur Adventure makes a return with lots of family-friendly activities -- fossil dig and casting, dinosaur study, crafts, mining, playground and more -- at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $20; $25 kids 2-12 (Adventure Pack add-ons sans admission: $29-$49). (847) 692-2220, rosemont.com/desconvention or dinosauradventure.com/chicago. 3-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23

Comedian Orny Adams performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg Friday through Sunday.
Comedian Orny Adams performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg Friday through Sunday. - Courtesy of Dan Dion
Adams amusement

Comedian and actor Orny Adams ("Teen Wolf," "More Than Loud") returns to rant at what's wrong in the world with a series of standup shows at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $28-$33, plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com/chicago. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23

Nat Zegree brings his solo revue "From Mozart to Pop Chart" to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire Friday and Saturday.
Nat Zegree brings his solo revue "From Mozart to Pop Chart" to the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire Friday and Saturday.
Piano pizzazz

Pianist and actor Nat Zegree, who starred as Jerry Lee Lewis in Marriott Theatre's 2019 production of "Million Dollar Quartet," returns for the concert "From Mozart to Pop Chart" at the theater, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. $50. (847) 634-0200 or marriotttheatre.com/. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22

Kane Brown performs at Chicago's United Center Saturday, Jan. 22.
Kane Brown performs at Chicago's United Center Saturday, Jan. 22. - Associated Press, 2021
Country blessings

Country music fans won't want to miss seeing rising star Kane Brown and his "Blessed & Free Tour" with Chase Rice and Restless Road at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $25.50-$225. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22

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Familial trick

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen makes music with his family and friends when The Nielsen Trust performs in concert at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $25-$45. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22

Collage conversation

Spend some time with Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick in Conversation with Steven Conrad Sunday at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $10 (in person or on demand). (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23; exhibit ends Jan. 31

The classic 1942 film "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be shown in select movie theaters Sunday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 and 26.
The classic 1942 film "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be shown in select movie theaters Sunday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 and 26. - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Cinema classic

Commemorate the 80th anniversary of the classic romantic drama "Casablanca" with special big-screen showings courtesy of Turner Classic Movies Sunday and Wednesday in select movie theaters. Prices vary by venue, but largely $13.50. For locations and prices, see fathomevents.com. 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 and 26

Denny Diamond performs "The Life and Songs of Neil Diamond" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Denny Diamond performs "The Life and Songs of Neil Diamond" at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Jan. 23. -
Diamond tribute

Celebrate "The Life and Songs of Neil Diamond" when tribute artist Denny Diamond performs at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $35 (online livestreaming option also available). (847) 577-2121 or metropolisarts.com. 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23

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