Best Bets: Jim Belushi, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Lindsey Buckingham hit suburban stages

  • Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy do improv at the Des Plaines Theatre on Friday, April 10.

    Jim Belushi and the Board of Comedy do improv at the Des Plaines Theatre on Friday, April 10. Courtesy of Discovery

  • Share Breakfast with the Bunny via the Aurora Noon Lions on Saturday, April 16.

    Share Breakfast with the Bunny via the Aurora Noon Lions on Saturday, April 16. Courtesy of Aurora Noon Lions

 
 
Updated 4/14/2022 12:01 PM

Funny on the spot

See comedy improvised on the spot when "Saturday Night Live" alum and suburban Chicago native Jim Belushi performs with the Board of Comedy at the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines. $59. (630) 962-7000 or desplainestheatre.com. 7 p.m. Friday, April 15

 

Coaster season

Local thrill ride fans, get ready: It's opening weekend at Six Flags Great America. Experience roller coasters and more at 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee. $34.99-$89.99. (847) 249-1776 or sixflags.com/greatamerica. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 15; 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17

Fran Lebowitz appears at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on Friday, April 15.
Fran Lebowitz appears at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on Friday, April 15. - Courtesy of Brigitte Lacombe
Critical juncture

Get some lacerating cultural insights when writer and critic Fran Lebowitz is interviewed in person by Greta Johnsen at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $29.75-$142.50. (312) 341-2310 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15

Actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub performs at Aurora's Comedy Shrine April 15 and 16.
Actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub performs at Aurora's Comedy Shrine April 15 and 16. - Associated Press, 2014
Mary Lynn laughs

Catch up with actress and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub when she performs four standup sets this weekend at the Comedy Shrine, 2228 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora. $19.99-$40, plus a two-item purchase. (630) 585-0300 or comedyshrine.com. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15-16

Hop to it

The Aurora Noon Lions host a "Breakfast With the Bunny," including pancakes, an outdoor egg hunt and lots of photo opportunities, at Luigi's Pizza, 732 Prairie St., Aurora. $7; $5 kids (free for kids 2 and younger). (630) 921-1307 or auroranoonlions.org. 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 16

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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs music from her album "EDEN" with il Pomo d'Oro at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday, April 16.
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs music from her album "EDEN" with il Pomo d'Oro at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday, April 16. - Courtesy of Sergi Jasanada, Warner Classics
Operatic 'EDEN'

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs music from her latest album, "EDEN," with music ensemble il Pomo d'Oro and conductor Maxim Emelyanychev at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $35-$140. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16

Audible tales

Get some inspiration from "Ken Medema Live: Songs and Stories of Your Life" at Wheaton College's Armerding Center for Music and the Arts Concert Hall, 520 E. Kenilworth Ave., Wheaton. $35; $10 students and kids. (630) 752-5010 or wheaton.edu. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19

The Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus returns to the Lake County Fairgrounds April 21-24.
The Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus returns to the Lake County Fairgrounds April 21-24. - Courtesy of Garden Bros Nuclear Circus
Big-top fun

Be wowed by amazing physical feats when the Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus returns for another touring run at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $14.50-$60 for adults; $15-$40 for kids. (847) 680-7200, lcfair.com or gardenbrosnuclearcircus.com. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 21-22; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23; and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24

Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 21.
Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac performs at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 21. - Associated Press, 2014
Fleetwood Mac man

Fans of Fleetwood Mac won't want to miss band mate Lindsey Buckingham in concert at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $70-$90; $240 VIP tickets. (847) 673-6300 or northshorecenter.org/. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21

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