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Top pick

October 6, 2013


Top pick

Who's talking?

Acclaimed comedian, ventriloquist and all-around entertainer Terry Fator, a winner of "America's Got Talent," will perform Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $79- $99. (630) 896-6666 or . 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Remote controls

Fans of remote-control planes, trains and automobiles won't want to miss the iHobby Expo today at the Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $12; $10 seniors; kids younger than 10 admitted free. (847) 303-4100 or . 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Something smelly

The Organic Theater Company presents the children's show "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" two times today at North Central College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 Benton Ave., Naperville. $12; $6 kids ages 12 and younger. (630) 637-7469 or . Noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Great Gershwin

Pianist Terrence Wilson teams up with conductor Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra to perform Gershwin's "Second Rhapsody" and "I Got Rhythm Variations" at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $25-$60. (847) 888-4000 or . 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Unrequited love

If you missed the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD movie theater simulcast of "Eugene Onegin," then see an encore screening this Wednesday at select participating movie theaters located from Batavia to Gurnee. Prices vary, but largely $18. Visit for exact locations. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9

Fresh talent

Comedian Jonah Ray hosts the "Up Next" Comedy Central Regionals competition Wednesday at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $16 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or . 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9

Urban big top

The Universoul Circus features Caribbean dancers, comedy dogs, contortionists and more for a second area engagement at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $21-$35. . Various dates between 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, through 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20

Autumn dance

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Fall Series features works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin and Robyn Mineko Williams starting Thursday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $25-$94. (312) 334-7777 or hubbardstreet 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

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)

Super Bowl Bears

Rich Cohen, the author of the book "Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football," appears with members of that winning team on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $10 suggested donation for general seating; reservations recommended. (847) 673-6300 or . 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25

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