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Foodie fun

October 27, 2013


Foodie fun

Try gourmet samples as you watch the final four contestants compete at the Daily Herald's Cook of the Week Challenge Finale Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. $20. . 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 31

Anyone there?

See if the world's most famous Prohibition-era gangster will reach out to us today when The Amazing Kreskin's Search for Al Capone returns to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29-$39. (630) 962-7000 or . 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

Big band stand

Get a sense of the glorious big-band era of the 1940s when The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra performs Monday and Tuesday 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

Radio guy

Radio host Steve Cochran is joined by comedians Rocky LaPorte and John DaCosse for a special show Wednesday at Zanies Comedy Club in MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $22 plus a two-menu- item purchase. (847) 813-0484 or . 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30

Acrobatic antics

Cirque Mechanics brings acrobats, contortionists and more to help animate a 1930s-style "Birdhouse Factory" Wednesday at the 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 . 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30

War torn

The tragic romantic tale of "Madama Butterfly" is updated to the Vietnam era in the worldwide musical smash "Miss Saigon," which starts an extended run on Wednesday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $36.90-$49.90. For mature audiences. (630) 896- 6666 or . Wednesday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 24

Marx the spot

Singer and songwriter Richard Marx performs Friday at North Central College's Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $30-$40. (630) 637-7469 or . 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Not the sailor

Laugh in 2014 when the comedian Sinbad performs A New Year's Eve Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $42-$62. (847) 782-2366 or . 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Partisan laughs

Try to find some humor from the divided political situation in Washington, D.C., when The Capitol Steps brings its comedy revue "Fiscal Shades of Gray" for a five-performance run starting Thursday, Jan. 23, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $32.50-$45.50. (847) 673-6300 or . 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24; 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26

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