More than 3,000 decorative gourds will be on display and on sale as part of the third annual Glass Pumpkin Patch starting Wednesday at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. $12; $11 seniors; $9 kids. (630) 968-0074 or . Glass-blowing demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16-17, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18; market from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20
Get a sense of Elton John's 1970s concerts when the tribute show "Remember When Rock Was Young" featuring Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band Starring Craig A. Meyer plays tonight at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $32-$42; $31-$41 seniors; $12 kids. (847) 543-2300 or . 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13
The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a new co-production of Puccini's 1904 classic tragedy "Madama Butterfly" that is shared with the Houston Grand Opera and the Grand Theatre de Geneve starting Tuesday. Soprano Amanda Echalaz stars in the title role with tenor James Valenti as the unfaithful American sailor Pinkerton at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. $44-$254. (312) 332- 2244, ext. 5600, or . 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 26 and 30 with 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 18 and 23; also returns for six performances in January 2014
D23, the first official fan club for all things Disney, presents the exhibit "Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives" featuring costumes, tickets, and other Hollywood and theme park artifacts starting this week at the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. $9 and $7 for kids ages 3-11 in addition to the regular admission of $18 and $11 for kids. (773) 684-1414 or . 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, May 4
Jersey to Chicago
Comedian Russ Williamson ("Chicago Fire," "Boss") may be originally from New Jersey, but he has called Chicago home since 2005. Catch Williamson this week at two Zanies locations: MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 813-0484. $20 plus a two menu-item purchase. Also at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6342. $23 plus a two menu-item purchase. . 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16-17, in Rosemont; 8 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in St. Charles
The BoDeans, an alternative rock band originally formed in Wisconsin, performs Friday in concert at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $69-$125. (630) 962-7000 or . 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
Oak Brook ghosts?
"Searching for Peabody's Tomb" is an interactive Halloween experience where groups of 15 to 20 people seek out ghosts at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. $10. (630) 986- 8067 or . Oct. 16-31: 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (also Oct. 31)
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra performs big band swing music in its former glory in two upcoming concerts at the Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. $55 show only; $70 lunch and show. (630) 530-0111 or . 1:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28-29
Emmy and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow brings his one-man show "Stories By Heart" to two suburban locations: the Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, (847) 622-0300 or , $65, and the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, (847) 673-6300 or , $55-$75. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Elgin, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in Skokie
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