Best Bets: Sebastian Maniscalco shares his humor at Chicago's United Center
Maniscalco comes home
Cheer on Arlington Heights native Sebastian Maniscalco when the top-selling comedian brings his "Nobody Does This Tour" to the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $39-$525. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12
Arlington Heights native Sebastian Maniscalco brings his "Nobody Does This Tour" to Chicago's United Center on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11-12.
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Die-hard fans of the blockbuster musical "The Phantom of the Opera" won't want to miss seeing Sarah Brightman in concert with "A Christmas Symphony" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. $55-$474. (312) 341-2310 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10
Pop soprano Sarah Brightman performs "A Christmas Symphony" at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on Friday, Dec. 10.
Andrew Lewis conducts both the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Elgin Master Chorale for a "Holiday Spectacular" concert at two locations: first at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, then at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $35; $10 students. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in Crystal Lake, and noon and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in Elgin
Andrew Lewis conducts the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Elgin Master Chorale in "Holiday Spectacular" concerts this weekend in Crystal Lake and Elgin.
Check out all kinds of collectibles on sale at the Zurko Promotions Grayslake Antiques & Flea Market at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $7; kids 12 and younger admitted free with a paying guardian. (715) 526-9769 or lcfairgrounds.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12
Operatic origin story
Chicago Opera Theater presents the local premiere of composer Mark Adamo's 2015 family opera "Becoming Santa Claus" for three performances at the Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $45-$150. (312) 704-8414 or chicagooperatheater.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Friday, Dec. 11 and 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19
On the rails
The Great Midwest Train Show features more than 100 model train exhibitors at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. $7. (630) 668-6636, dupagecountyfair.org or greatmidwesttrainshow.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12
Laugh at the holidays with The Second City when it brings "It's a Wild, Wacky, Wonderful Life" to College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $30-$38. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12
Pentatonix performs "The Evergreen Christmas Tour 2021" at Rosemont's Allstate Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 15.
A cappella holiday
Catch the spirit of the season when the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Pentatonix brings "The Evergreen Christmas Tour" to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $75. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15