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Suburban talent

July 21, 2013


Suburban talent

The next round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent features the top 16 finalists performing Sunday at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $15. (847) 577-2121 or . 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Fiery flute

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson plays "Thick as a Brick 1 & 2" this Monday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $60-$70 reserved seating; $27-$32 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or . 8 p.m. Monday, July 22

Play development

Six original one-act plays written by Midwest community college playwrights are featured in the Play On festival this week at Oakton Community College's Studio One, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. $10; $5 students and seniors. (847) 635-1900. 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 23-25

Benefit screening

FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, has a benefit screening of the film "Decoding Annie Parker," which stars Helen Hunt and Rashida Jones, on Thursday at Muvico 18, 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. $50 general admission; $200 screening and VIP reception. . 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25

Callen comedy

Comedian Bryan Callen ("MADtv," "How I Met Your Mother") returns to perform standup starting Thursday at The Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $19-$22 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or . 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, July 26; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 27; and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28

Bluegrass Martin

Bluegrass music fans won't want to miss Steve Martin and Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell this Thursday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $45.50-$95.50. (312) 462-6300 or . 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25

Relive the '80s

The FIXX and Wang Chung perform radio hits like "One Thing Leads to Another," "Saved by Zero" and more this Friday at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29-$59. (630) 962-7000 or . 8 p.m. Friday, July 26

Child play

Chicago's TimeLine Theatre had a sold-out hit in 2010 with "To Master the Art," a play about the early life of celebrity chef Julia Child and her husband. Now the play by William Brown and Doug Frew is returning this fall for a revival run at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. $25-$75. (800) 775-2000 or . Runs between Tuesday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 6

Young country

Tickets are selling fast for country stars Hunter Hayes and guest Ashley Monroe, who both headline the CMT's Let's be Crazy Tour 2013 on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $30.50-$43.50. (800) 745-3000 or . 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25

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