Weekend picks: See how the Tempel Lipizzans spend the winter

  • See how horses weather the winter with a Tempel Lipizzans Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Stables and Arena in Old Mill Creek.

    See how horses weather the winter with a Tempel Lipizzans Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Stables and Arena in Old Mill Creek. Daily Herald file photo

 
 

Stable tour

See how horses weather the winter with a Tempel Lipizzans Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Stables and Arena, 17000 Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek. $25; $15 kids. (847) 244-5330 or tempelfarms.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12

Summer planning

Get ideas for furnishing your rustic vacation getaways at the 15th annual Lake Home & Cabin Show this weekend at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $12; $5 for kids 5-15. (847) 303-4100 or lakehomeandcabinshow.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Going places

The Travel & Adventure Show returns this weekend with appearances from travel writers and hosts like Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer and more at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $15; $22 two-day admission; free for kids 16 and younger. (847) 692-2220 or travelshows.com/shows/chicago. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Frosty fun

Frosty Fest, which is sponsored by the Gurnee Park District, features ice sculpting, horse-drawn carriage rides, dog-sled demonstrations, sledding and more at the Bittersweet Golf Club, 875 Almond Road, Gurnee. Free admission. (847) 855-9031 or gurneeparkdistrict.com. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12

Cold confab

The Vernon Hills Park District's Winter Fest features the Free Spirit Sled Dog Demo Team, s'mores by the fire, horse-and-carriage rides and more at Century Park, 1001 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills. Free. (847) 996-6800 or vhparkdistrict.org. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12

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Passion and Poison

A celebrated French actress confronts a jealous princess for the love of an unfaithful count in Cilea's romantic tragedy "Adriana Lecouvreur." Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała and Anita Rachvelishvili star in a production directed by Sir David McVicar that is screened as part of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series at participating suburban movie theaters on Saturday and Wednesday. Prices vary by venue, but largely $21-$27. fathomevents.com. 11:55 a.m. live relay Saturday, Jan. 12, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. encores Wednesday, Jan. 16

Bucking trends

The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Chicago Invitational brings daring competitors riding bulls and holding on for dear life to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. PBR: $20-$350; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Symphonic 'Surprise'

Stephen Squires conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra this weekend in performances of Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 (featuring ESO concertmaster Isabella Lippi) and more at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$75; $10 youth. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

'Splatter zone'

Theatergoers sitting in the first three rows of Black Button Eyes' latest production can expect to get bloodied. Those seats are known as the "splatter zone" for BBE's storefront Chicago premiere of "Evil Dead the Musical." A tuneful parody of Sam Raimi's horror film series, the musical centers on a group of college kids spending spring break at an isolated cabin who "accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons." Artistic director Ed Rutherford helms the production, which features sets, props and puppets designed by Bensenville native Jeremiah Barr. Previews at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and Thursday, Jan. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Opens Friday, Jan. 18, at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway St., Chicago. $30. See blackbuttoneyes.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Big laughs

Actor and comedian Billy Gardell ("Mike & Molly," "Young Sheldon") returns to perform standup at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $32.50-$52.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12

Star gazing

At Harvard University's observatory during the early 1900s, scientist Henrietta Swan Leavitt wasn't allowed to touch a telescope. Yet the work this astronomer did, using astronomical photographic plates to map the stars, paved the way for Edwin Hubble to prove his theories about the expanding universe and the existence of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Playwright Lauren Gunderson chronicles Leavitt's seminal work in "Silent Sky," in a revival at Steel Beam Theatre. Sean Hargadon, artistic director of Elgin's Janus Theatre, directs. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Runs through Feb. 3 at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. $22-$28. (630) 587-8521 or steelbeamtheatre.org.

Top tributes

Lose yourself in the music of Eric Clapton and Tom Petty as the "Icons of Vinyl: The Music of Eric Clapton & Tom Petty" tour makes it way to Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts. Journeyman and The PettyBreakers bring their tributes to both musical stars with hits and favorites in a premiere concert experience. 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30) Saturday, Jan. 12, at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $35. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

Rhino Fest returns

The Rhinoceros Theater Festival -- the area's longest-running fringe celebration -- returns for its 30th year. Hosted by the Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr, the six-week fest showcases local and national artists, including co-founders Beau O'Reilly and Jenny Magnus who open with Full Moon Vaudeville. Ensembles scheduled to perform include: El Bear, Littlebrain Theatre and Curious Theatre, which will stage Caryl Churchill's dark fairy tale "The Striker" and Matt Rieger's comedy "My Dinner With ... Joe." Other participating theater artists include playwright Barrie Cole, Prop Thtr co-founder Scott Vehill, Rob Onorato and Charles Pike among others. Opens at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and runs daily except for Tuesdays at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago. $15 or pay-what-you-can. See schedule at rhinofest.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A bog in winter

The 27th annual Winterfest at the Volo Bog State Natural Area features indoor and outdoor activities to celebrate winter. There will be music, photo contest awards, kids' crafts, bog tours, a snow-sculpting contest and more at 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Free admission. (815) 344-1294 or dnr.illinois.gov. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Piano recital

Award-winning Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova performs a recital as part of the St. Charles Public Library Sunday Concert series at 1 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles. Free. (630) 584-0076 or scpld.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13

Snuz Fest

Don your jammies and head out for Snuz Fest, the annual punk rock pajama party celebrating great music from the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest. The fest -- a night full of punk, pop-punk, rock and hard-core tunes -- includes headliner Guardrail along with The Blamed, Makena, Tiny Kingdoms, The Linden Method, The Flips, A Better Hand, Erabella, Butchered and Action/Adventure. To sweeten the deal even more, a portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Alison Cares Foundation, which serves to advocate for, provide resources to and educate on those suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders. 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $10-$15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Concert highlights

Sons Of The Silent Age performing David Bowie's "Scary Monsters" and more, Fun House, Wingtips: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Metro Chicago, 3730 N Clark St., Chicago. $20-$22; a portion of the proceeds benefits NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center patients. (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com.

Chaos In Creation, Cleveland Avenue, White Hen, Farhampton: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

The Vulgar Boatmen, Young Man In A Hurry: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Schubas Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $15. (773) 525-2508 or lh-st.com.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra -- Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$75; $10 for kids. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org.

Modern Day Romeos: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. $7-$10. (331) 777-4712 or ticketweb.com.

Some Years Later, Sonic Palace, Hero In Eden: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Wire, 6815 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $10. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Faith in the Fallen, Invictus, Comfort Scarcity: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $7-$10. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Brother Tim: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Peggy Kinnane's, 8 N. Vail Ave., Arlington Heights. Free. (847) 577-7733 or peggykinnanes.com.

Hairbanger's Ball, Ratt Pakk: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $8. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

The Life and Times, Swoll, Canter: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

Ashlee + Evan, Austin Brown: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $25. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

Fool House: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. $8. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Speed of Sound, Midnight Road: 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. $8-$10. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

There Goes the Neighborhood: 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Sideouts Bar & Eatery, 4018 Roberts Road, Island Lake. (847) 526-7174 or sideouts.com.

Unturned, Mt. Pocono, Sliver Age, Commonweather: 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra -- Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$75; $10 for kids. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org.

Windy City Elvis Birthday Bash: 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $15-$25. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com.

John Pizzarelli -- A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. $46. (847) 895-3600 or villageofschaumburg.com.

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