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A Red Orchid bash

July 28, 2013


A Red Orchid bash

Academy Award-nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Man of Steel") is a co-founding ensemble member of the Chicago storefront theater known as A Red Orchid Theatre. Shannon hosts the company's 20th Anniversary Bash, which features music by Ben Nichols (of Lucero), The Blind Staggers, Steely Danish and Shannon's band Corporal Monday at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. $15 general admission; $100 VIP seats (includes admission for two, reserved balcony seats and four drink tickets). (847) 577-2121 or . 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. concert Monday, July 29

Puerto Rican pride

Take in some music, food and fun at the 42nd Puerto Rican Heritage Festival today at the RiverEdge Park, 360 Broadway St., Aurora. $2; $1 students; free for seniors and kids younger than 5. (630) 896-6666 or . 11 a.m. Sunday, July 28; parade at noon from Benton and Broadway Street

Tween dreams

The Tween Stars Live Tour features Disney Channel and Nickelodeon singing actors like Peyton List (Emma on "Jessie"), left, Calum Worthy (Dez on "Austin & Ally"), right, Jennifer Stone (Harper on "Wizards of Waverly Place") and more today at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $25-$55. (800) 745-3000 or . Noon Sunday, July 28

A Boggy day

There's an art show, crafts, tours and storytelling by Brian Fox Ellis, all to commemorate International Bog Day today at Volo Bog State Natural Area, off U.S. Highway 12, between routes 120 and 134 in Ingleside. Free admission, but donations welcome. (815) 344-1294 or . Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28

Dueting duo

Expect plenty of classical crossover favorites when Diva Montell & Jeorge Holmes, left, perform in concert on Monday at Town Square, Schaumburg and Roselle roads, Schaumburg. Free. (847) 923-3144 or . 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 29

Operatic blues

Soprano Nicole Cabell, an alumna of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center, performs songs by composer Ricky Ian Gordon based on poems by emblematic Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes (with Gordon himself at the piano!) on Tuesday at the Ravinia Festival's Martin Theatre, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $40- $60 reserved seating; $10 lawn seating; $75 ticket and dining package. (847) 266-5100 or . 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30

Madrigal man

Award-winning comedian Al Madrigal ("The Daily Show With Jon Stewart") brings his standup routine this week to three Zanies locations: 1548 N. Wells St., Chicago, (312) 337-4027; also at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6342; and MB Financial Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $25 plus a two- item menu purchase. (847) 813-0484 or . 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in Chicago; 8 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in St. Charles; and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Rosemont

Suburban Talent

See the top 10 finalists and vote for your favorites in the next round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. $15. (847) 577-2121 or . 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4

Bolton ahead

Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton is set to perform the many hits from his long soft rock career on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $69-$125. (630) 962- 7000 or . 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1

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