The DuPage Community Arts Festival debuts in Wheaton

Arts galore

Local visual artists and bands like The Ides of March, featuring Jim Peterik, Ralph Covert and The Bad Example, The Orbert Davis Quintet and many more will be part of the inaugural DuPage Community Arts Festival at the DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Advance tickets: $20, children 3-12 $10, family pass $50; at the door: $25, $12 children 3-12 years old, family pass $60. (630) 668-6636 or dupagecountyfair.org. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 28

Elk Grove Village native Vince Carone is headlining the Zanies in Rosemont this weekend.


Elk Grove Vince

Comedian Vince Carone, from Elk Grove Village, returns for another round of stand-up sets this weekend at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $30, plus a purchase of two items. For ages 21 and over. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8 p.m. Thursday May 26 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday May 27-28


The Pixar Putt Miniature Golf Course is coming to Chicago's Navy Pier this summer.

The Pixar Putt Miniature Golf Course is coming to Chicago’s Navy Pier this summer.
– Courtesy of Jérémy Daniel


Lively golf

Fans of animated features like “Toy Story,” “Coco,” “Finding Nemo,” and more won’t want to miss the Pixar Putt Miniature Golf Experience at Navy Pier’s Polk Brothers Park, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. $32.50; $27.50 children 12 and under; Family package at $99 (two adults and two children). (312) 595-7437, pixarputt.com or marinepier.org. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last admissions at 8:30 p.m.) from Saturday May 28 to August 21

The Artsy Outdoors

The 33rd Annual Prairie Arts Festival promises nearly 100 artists selling their work, plus a food truck lot, family-friendly activities and more this weekend at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg . Free. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29

Fox Valley Visuals

Artists working in ceramics, fiber, printmaking and more will show their work in the St. Charles Fine Art Show this weekend on Riverside Avenue between Main and Illinois streets in St. Charles. Free. (630) 443-3967 or stcharlesfineartshow.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday May 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday May 29


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        


"american idol" winner Caleb Johnson and the Ramblin Saints perform Saturday, May 28 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.

“American Idol” winner Caleb Johnson and the Ramblin Saints perform Saturday, May 28 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.


Winner “Idol”

“American Idol” fans won’t want to miss Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson and the Ramblin Saints perform Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $20 to $25. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday May 28


The hosts of Cantigny Park in Wheaton "Alebrijes: creatures from a dream world," an outdoor exhibition of large-scale works of mythical creatures inspired by Mexican folklore, starting Wednesday, June 1.  Among the alebrijes presented is the two-headed dog by Roberto Carlos Martinez.

Cantigny Park in Wheaton is hosting “Alebrijes: Creatures from a Dream World,” an outdoor exhibition of large-scale works of mythical creatures inspired by Mexican folklore, starting Wednesday, June 1. Among the alebrijes presented is the two-headed dog by Roberto Carlos Martínez.
– Courtesy of Dave Blake, Cantigny


fantastic creations

Nearly 50 fantastical sculptures from Mexico make up the special outdoor exhibition ‘Alebrijes: Creatures from a Dream World’ starting Wednesday at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. FREE ENTRANCE; $5 parking. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. From 7:00 a.m. to sunset from Wednesday, June 1 to October


The rescheduled Joffrey Ballet series "Don Quixote," presented here with company members Amanda Assucena and Alberto Velazquez, begins Thursday, June 2 at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.

The rescheduled series of Joffrey Ballet’s “Don Quixote,” shown here with company members Amanda Assucena and Alberto Velazquez, begins Thursday, June 2 at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.
– Courtesy of Todd Rosenberg Photography, The Joffrey Ballet


Dance at the windmills

The Joffrey Ballet revives its 2011 family production of “Don Quixote” for a run of 10 performances at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $35 to $181. (312) 386-8905 or joffrey.org. 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday June 2-4 and June 9-10 and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday June 4-5 and June 11-12