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  • "Trolls Live!" tours to the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates this weekend.

    "Trolls Live!" tours to the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates this weekend. Courtesy of VSTAR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

 
 
Updated 3/10/2022 1:27 PM

Hair kin

Fans of the "Trolls" films by DreamWorks Animation won't want to miss seeing their favorite characters on stage when the touring show "Trolls Live!" plays this weekend at the Now Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $17-$70; $95 VIP package. (847) 649-2270 or nowarena.com. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13

 

Chicago's own

Chicago native Godfrey headlines a series of standup comedy gigs this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $28-$38, plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or improv.com/chicago. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10; 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 11-12; and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13

Comedian Godfrey headlines Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase this weekend.
Comedian Godfrey headlines Schaumburg's Improv Comedy Showcase this weekend. -
Dance for all

Catch a second screening of the locally produced 2021 documentary "A Chance to DanceOn." It features young West Suburban Chicago dancers associated with the Naperville charity DanceOn in a filmed collaboration encouraging dance to be accessible to all. See it at the Hollywood Palms Cinema, 352 S. Route 59, Naperville. $20. (630) 428-5800 or danceonchicago.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 11

The 2021 film documentary "A Chance to DanceOn" captures the creation of a collaborative dance video with A Chance to Dance in Charlotte, N.C., and West Suburban Chicago dancers. The documentary will be shown at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville on Friday, March 11.
The 2021 film documentary "A Chance to DanceOn" captures the creation of a collaborative dance video with A Chance to Dance in Charlotte, N.C., and West Suburban Chicago dancers. The documentary will be shown at Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville on Friday, March 11. -
Treasure hunt

Find reusable items at the Grayslake Antiques & Flea Market this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $7. (847) 680-7200, (715) 526-9769 or lcfair.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13

Drum Tao wows at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, March 12.
Drum Tao wows at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, March 12. -
Japanese percussion

Experience dynamic Asian drumming and dance when Drum Tao performs at the College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $40-$49. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12

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Diva drama

"Tosca" returns with Michelle Bradley in the title role and conductor Eun Sun Kim, both of whom are making their debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Puccini's classic 1900 opera plays eight performances at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $39-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. March 12 and 26; 7 p.m. March 15 and 18; and 2 p.m. March 23 and April 3, 7 and 10

Jean-Pierre Ponelle's traditional production of Puccini's "Tosca" is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for eight performances starting Saturday, March 12.
Jean-Pierre Ponelle's traditional production of Puccini's "Tosca" is revived by the Lyric Opera of Chicago for eight performances starting Saturday, March 12. - Courtesy of Ken Howard, San Diego Opera
Classical learning

The many ensembles of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra perform a series of concerts titled "For Every Action ..." at Elgin Community College's Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $16-$27. (847) 622-0300 or elgin.edu/arts. 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13

Celtic celebration

Celebrate all things Irish at the "St. Patrick's Day Party With The Celtniks" at the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $15. (630) 962-7000 or desplainestheatre.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17

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