Best Bets: Raging Waves opens for the season Saturday

  • Raging Waves water park in Yorkville reopens for the season on Saturday, June 4.

    Raging Waves water park in Yorkville reopens for the season on Saturday, June 4. Courtesy of Raging Waves

  • Horatio (Jacques Imbrailo) and Hamlet (Allan Clayton) contemplate the late jester Yorrick in composer Brett Dean's 2017 adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as part of a Live in HD screening from The Metropolitan Opera.

    Horatio (Jacques Imbrailo) and Hamlet (Allan Clayton) contemplate the late jester Yorrick in composer Brett Dean's 2017 adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as part of a Live in HD screening from The Metropolitan Opera. Courtesy of Karen Almond, The Metropolitan Opera

  • Brenda Rae is Ophelia and Allan Clayton stars in the title role of composer Brett Dean's 2017 adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as part of a Live in HD screening from The Metropolitan Opera.

    Brenda Rae is Ophelia and Allan Clayton stars in the title role of composer Brett Dean's 2017 adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as part of a Live in HD screening from The Metropolitan Opera. Courtesy of Karen Almond, The Metropolitan Opera

 
 
Updated 5/31/2022 9:35 AM

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Raging Waves, billed as the largest water park in Illinois, reopens Saturday for the start of its 15th season at 4000 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. $29.99-$44.99; $200 cabana rental; $10-$20 parking. (630) 882-6575 or ragingwaves.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and various times though Sept. 5

The touring "Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show" plays three performances at the Rosemont Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4.
The touring "Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show" plays three performances at the Rosemont Theatre on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. - Courtesy of Jack Hartin
Global stepping

The revived "Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show" is still on tour with its Irish and international percussive dance. It plays three shows this weekend at the Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. $35-$75; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or rosemonttheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4

Cantigny Park in Wheaton screens the Academy Award-winning Pixar animated film "Coco" on Friday, June 3.
Cantigny Park in Wheaton screens the Academy Award-winning Pixar animated film "Coco" on Friday, June 3. - Courtesy of Pixar, Disney
'Remember Me'

Welcome the outdoor exhibit "Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World" created by a collective of visiting Mexican artists by pairing it with a free Movie in the Park screening of Pixar's hit animated film "Coco" at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free; $5 parking. Rated PG. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 3

Art outdoors

More than 80 exhibitors are featured in the 25th annual Lincolnshire Art Festival this weekend at the Village Green of Lincolnshire, 100 Village Green, Lincolnshire. Free admission. (847) 926-4300 or amdurproductions.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5

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The Ghost (John Relyea) haunts Hamlet (Allan Clayton) in composer Brett Dean's 2017 adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as part of a Live in HD screening from The Metropolitan Opera.
The Ghost (John Relyea) haunts Hamlet (Allan Clayton) in composer Brett Dean's 2017 adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as part of a Live in HD screening from The Metropolitan Opera. - Courtesy of Karen Almond, The Metropolitan Opera
To be or not to be

See how composer Brett Dean and librettist Matthew Jocelyn make Shakespeare sing with their 2017 adaptation of "Hamlet," courtesy of a Metropolitan Opera Live in HD simulcast Saturday to select movie theaters. Sung in English. Ticket prices vary by venue, but largely $19-$26. For locations and prices, visit metopera.org or fathomevents.com. Livestream: 11:55 a.m. Saturday, June 4; taped encore: 1 or 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8

Celebrating wineries

The return of the Rosemont Uncorked wine festival features samples from 18 area wineries, music and more this weekend at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. $40 single-day pass; $20 single-day designated driver ticket; $70 weekend pass; $5 kids ages 5-17 single-day pass. (847) 349-5008 or rosemontuncorked.com. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5

Comedian Felipe Esparza performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
Comedian Felipe Esparza performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. - Courtesy of Comedy Central
Street smarts

Get lots of laughs from East Los Angeles comedian and "Last Comic Standing" winner Felipe Esparza when he performs a standup show at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $25-$55. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4

"Prince: The Immersive Experience" comes to The Shops at North Bridge in Chicago through Oct. 9.
"Prince: The Immersive Experience" comes to The Shops at North Bridge in Chicago through Oct. 9. - Courtesy of Mike Ruiz
A creative force

"Prince: The Immersive Experience," which is curated by The Prince Estate and features music instruments, costumes, photos and more, starts on Monday at The Shops at North Bridge, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $39.50-$65. princetheexperience.com. Various times from June 9 to Oct. 9

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday, June 9.
Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday, June 9. - Courtesy of Emilio Madrid
Broadway soprano

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra welcomes Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara for a concert filled with show tunes at the Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $49-$139. (312) 294-3000 or cso.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9

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