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'Hello' Goodbye

September 29, 2013


'Hello' Goodbye

This is your last chance to see the Chicago run of the nine-time Tony Award-winning (and adults-only) Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon," which concludes its Windy City run on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Chicago. $45-$115. (800) 775-2000 or . 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, and Oct. 6; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 30, through Oct. 3, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5

Think spring

Start planning out your future spring blossoms now at the Fall Bulb Festival today at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. Free admission, but parking fees are $25-$30 per car or van. (847) 835-5440 or . 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Fido frolics

The West Suburban Humane Society invites folks to bring their well-behaved dogs to the 20th Annual Barkapalooza Dog Walkathon and Expo fundraiser today at Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. $20 registration fee; kids ages 12 and younger admitted free. . 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Broadway & Hollywood

Composer and musician Kurt Bestor teams up the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Voices in Harmony to perform "A Night at the Movies on Broadway" today at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $30-$40. (815) 356-9212 or . 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29

Gotta Dance!

The 1952 MGM musical "Singin' in the Rain" consistently makes many critics' top 10 lists of greatest American movies ever made. See it in all its glory on the big screen Monday at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. $1. (630) 896-6666 or . 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30

Body images

Oakton Community College's Women's and Gender Studies Program presents the exhibit "Bodies By Design: Modification, Coercion and Resistance" featuring a collection of works by women artists exploring issues of self-image and representation starting Thursday at the Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. No admission fee. (847) 635-2633 or . Opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3; exhibit runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; through Friday, Oct. 25

Metal time

Heavy metal rock fans won't want to miss the appearance of Avenged Sevenfold, which brings its Hail to the King tour to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $25-$49.50. (800) 745-3000 or . 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3

Visiting ballet

Salt Lake City-based Ballet West, featured in the reality TV series "Breaking Pointe," brings its production of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" and a "Mixed Repertory" program featuring the story ballet "The Lottery" this week to the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. $30-$90. (800) 982-2787 or . "The Sleeping Beauty" plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; "Mixed Repertory" plays at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Mass Mozart

The New Philharmonic may be exiled from College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center during construction, but you can still hear them perform their upcoming Mozart concert "Amadeus!" on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St., Wheaton. $42; $40 seniors; $32 kids. (630) 942-4000 or . 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20

Making Christmas

The 2010 Broadway musical "Elf," based on the hit 2003 film, makes its Chicago debut this holiday season at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. $18-$90. (800) 775-2000 or . Tuesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 15

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