Best Bets: Chicago Auto Show zooms in to McCormick Place
See the latest in vehicle trends and technology at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show starting Saturday at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago. $15; $10 seniors; $10 kids 4-12; free for kids 3 and younger. (312) 791-7000 or chicagoautoshow.com. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Feb. 12-20, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21
See lots of comical drumming, funny banter and more when the duo of Buckets N' Boards makes music and lots of mirth at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1250 W. Wilson St., Batavia. $20-$38 (dynamic pricing is in effect if demand warrants price increases). (630) 937-8930 or bataviafineartscentre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11
The comedy percussion show Buckets N' Boards tours to the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on Friday, Feb. 11.
- Courtesy of Buckets N Boards
Look ahead to spring when Chicago a cappella performs the concert "Coming Out of the Dark" with newly commissioned pieces and inspiring classics starting this weekend at multiple locations: First at St. Josaphat Church, 2311 N. Southport Ave., Chicago; then at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; then at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park; and finally at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $33-$45. chicagoacappella.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Chicago; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in Evanston; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Oak Park; 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in Naperville
The Hard Water Classic ice fishing tournament returns with plenty of prizes and more at Silver Lake in Blackwell Forest Preserve. Enter on Butterfield Road, west of Winfield Road, near Warrenville. Registration is $20-$25. (630) 933-7248 or dupageforest.org. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández plays the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago this weekend.
- Courtesy of Ballet Folklórico de México
South of the Border
See a slew of traditional regional Mexican dances when Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández performs at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $30-$88. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13
Swing your partner around the dance floor to big-band jazz classics like "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and more when the Duke Ellington Orchestra performs at the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $39. (630) 962-7000 or desplainestheatre.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13
"Lady I Will Cry For You Tonight" is a collage painting by Ayanah Moor in her new exhibit, "I Wish I Could Be You More Often," on display at College of DuPage's Cleve Carney Gallery.
- Courtesy of Cleve Carney Gallery
Some of the latest collage paintings by Chicago artist Ayanah Moor are featured in the new exhibit "I Wish I Could Be You More Often" at the Cleve Carney Gallery at College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Free. (630) 942-2321 or theccma.org. Artist lecture at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17; ongoing exhibit: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, through April 10
Comedian Gianmarco Soresi headlines The on Thursday, Feb. 17.
- Courtesy of Mindy Tucker
Catch the rising comedian Gianmarco Soresi ("Bonding," "The Last OG") when he performs a standup show at the The Lincoln Lodge, 2040 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 251-1539 or thelincolnlodge.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17