Best Bets: Jurassic Quest roars into Rosemont this weekend

  • Dinosaur fans can walk among life-size animatronic dinos during Jurassic Quest this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

    Dinosaur fans can walk among life-size animatronic dinos during Jurassic Quest this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Courtesy of Jurassic Quest

 
 
Updated 11/7/2021 7:17 AM

Dinosaur revival

Jurassic Quest returns with loads of life-size animatronic dinosaurs, interactive science activities and more this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $19-$22 adults and kids; $18-$20 seniors; $33-$36 unlimited rides pack; $15 parking. (847) 692-2220 or rosemont.com or jurassicquest.com. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7

 

See life-size animatronic dinos when Jurassic Quest returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend.
See life-size animatronic dinos when Jurassic Quest returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont this weekend. - Courtesy of Jurassic Quest
Photographic expert

See more than 40 photographs as part of the traveling exhibit "Ansel Adams: Early Works" at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. $10; $6 seniors and kids 4-17. (847) 968-3400 or lcfpd.org/museum. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday; from Saturday, Nov. 6, through March 27

Online films

The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival screens "American Birthright," "Irmi" and "Persian Lessons" starting this weekend as part of its Fall 2021 Virtual Film Festival. A total of eight films stream this month. $60 for the four-film package; $105 for the eight-film package. jccfilmfest.org. Select films available to stream Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21

"Ravi Shankar: Ragamala to Rockstar, A Retrospective of the Maestro's Life in Music" is on view through Saturday, March 5, at the South Asia Institute in Chicago.
"Ravi Shankar: Ragamala to Rockstar, A Retrospective of the Maestro's Life in Music" is on view through Saturday, March 5, at the South Asia Institute in Chicago. - Courtesy of Steve Sachs
Shankar tribute

To celebrate the Saturday opening of the exhibit "Ravi Shankar: Ragamala to Rockstar, A Retrospective of the Maestro's Life in Music" at the South Asia Institute, 1925 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Shankar's wife, Sukanya Shankar, will discuss her life with her husband during the talk "Married to the Maestro." Later that night, guest artists and ensembles will pay tribute to Shankar during the concert "Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music" at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The talk and concert are free. The exhibit is $5-$10. Reservations suggested. (312) 929-3911 or saichicago.org. Sukanya Shankar discussion: 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6; music festival: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6; exhibit continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through March 5

Amy Grant performs at the Des Plaines Theatre and the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake this weekend.
Amy Grant performs at the Des Plaines Theatre and the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake this weekend. - Associated Press, 2019
Nashville songstress

There are two chances to see Grammy and Dove Award-winning artist Amy Grant this weekend. First, on Saturday she headlines the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines, (630) 962-7000, desplainestheatre.com, $59. Then on Sunday she plays a sold out show at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, (815) 356-9212, rauecenter.org, $60. Des Plaines: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6; Crystal Lake: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7

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Actor and comedian Kevin James performs Saturday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
Actor and comedian Kevin James performs Saturday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. - Associated Press, 2016
Sitcom star

Fans of sitcoms like "King of Queens" and "Kevin Can Wait" won't want to miss seeing Kevin James performing a standup comedy show at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $55-$95. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6

Cellist Gabriel Martins joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1.
Cellist Gabriel Martins joins the Elgin Symphony Orchestra for Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1. - Courtesy of Geneva Lewis
Shostakovich and more

Guest conductor Anna Rakitina and cellist Gabriel Martins join with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra to perform music of Mozart, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $35-$65. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7

Arf, arf, arboretum

Leashed canines can join their owners as part of a seasonal Dog Admission Day at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. $16; $14 seniors; $11 kids 2-17; $5 per dog. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 7 a.m. to sunset Sunday, Nov. 7

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