Best bets: Lizzo, 'Immersive King Tut,' Theresa Caputo, Richard Marx and more

  • Rapper Lizzo brings her "The Special Tour" to Chicago's United Center Sunday, Oct. 16.

    Rapper Lizzo brings her "The Special Tour" to Chicago's United Center Sunday, Oct. 16. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 10/12/2022 9:43 AM

Jurassic fun

Prepare to safari to the wilds of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, for a prehistoric encounter as Jurassic Quest stomps into town with three days of animatronic dinosaurs (including a 50-foot-long Megalodon), rides, a fossil dig, educational exhibits, inflatables and more. $22, $19 for seniors and free for kids younger than 2; Kids Unlimited for ages 2-10 is $36. jurassicquest.com. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

 

Speaking with 'spirit'

Psychic Theresa Caputo of TLC's "Long Island Medium" will share spirited tales of her 14 seasons on TV and more than 20 years channeling messages from the afterlife in a live performance at Waukegan's Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St. During "Theresa Caputo Live!" she will also do a few readings for fans looking for closure. Tickets start at $47.75, with a VIP add-on available. geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14

Theresa Caputo of TLC's "Long Island Medium" will channel messages and share personal stories at the Genesee Theatre Friday, Oct. 14.
Theresa Caputo of TLC's "Long Island Medium" will channel messages and share personal stories at the Genesee Theatre Friday, Oct. 14.
Folk art showcase

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, hosts its Festival del Arte Popular showcasing Mexican folk artists. Works include small sculptures, textiles, hand-carved alebrijes (sculptures that represent spirit guides), paintings and clothing. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free. nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org. Friday, Oct. 14, through Oct. 23

The new exhibition "Immersive King Tut" opens Friday, Oct. 14, in Chicago.
The new exhibition "Immersive King Tut" opens Friday, Oct. 14, in Chicago. - Courtesy of Patrick Hodgson
Immersive King Tut

The company that brought "Immersive Van Gogh" and "Immersive Frida Kahlo" to Chicago follows those with "Immersive King Tut" at Lighthouse ArtSpace, 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago. Launched to commemorate the 100th anniversary of archaeologist Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamun, the boy king who ruled Egypt from 1332 to 1323 B.C. The exhibition traces what the king's subjects believed was his journey into the afterlife, during which he escorted the sun through the underworld each night so that it would rise every morning. Tickets start at $29.99. See immersive-kingtut.com. Opens Friday, Oct. 14

Giordano Dance Chicago shares some favorites, as well as a preview of a new piece, at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn Saturday, Oct. 15.
Giordano Dance Chicago shares some favorites, as well as a preview of a new piece, at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn Saturday, Oct. 15. - Courtesy of Todd Rosenberg
Dance dance

Giordano Dance Chicago marks its 60th anniversary season with a sizzling full performance along with a preview of its new piece, "Lub Dub," at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., on the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn. Guests are also invited to a disco-style jazz dance class led by new Associate Artistic Director Cesar G. Salinas after the performance. $49-$55 at atthemac.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

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Manhattan Transfer

The 10-time Grammy-winning jazz-pop group The Manhattan Transfer is rounding the globe celebrating both its 50th anniversary and the upcoming release of the new studio album, "Fifty." The group stops at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, with The DIVA Jazz Orchestra. $60-$80 at northshorecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

The Manhattan Transfer celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour stop at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, Oct. 15.
The Manhattan Transfer celebrates its 50th anniversary with a tour stop at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, Oct. 15. - Courtesy of The Manhattan Transfer
Better call Paul

He was a lawyer, but now he's a comedian who hosts Chicago's "Singles Only!" podcast. Catch Paul Farahvar when he headlines Zanies, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $20, plus a two-item minimum. 21 and older. rosemont.zanies.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

Chicago comedian Paul Farahvar plays Zanies in Rosemont Sunday, Oct. 16.
Chicago comedian Paul Farahvar plays Zanies in Rosemont Sunday, Oct. 16.
'Special' Lizzo

With her new single in tow, rapper and three-time Grammy winner Lizzo struts across the musical landscape wrapped in her most recent anthem of empowerment at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, with her "The Special Tour," joined by Atlanta rapper Latto. Tickets start at $106. unitedcenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

Diwali festival

The National Indo-American Museum, 815 S. Main St., Lombard, hosts a Diwali fall festival including storytelling, folk dancing lessons, games, mini-pumpkin and diya and other activities. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. See niam.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16

Better Than Ezra at HOB

New Orleans alt-rock band Better Than Ezra ("Good," "Desperately Wanting," "In the Blood") brings its "Legends of the Fall 2022 Tour" to Chicago for a night at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Singer-songwriter Bones Owens joins them for the trip. $35 at houseofblues.com. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

Marx times two

Quad-platinum artist Richard Marx, who grew up on the North Shore, returns to the Chicago area for two suburban shows. First, the singer behind the hits "Right Here Waiting," "Don't Mean Nothing" and "Hold On to the Nights," plays the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, ($69 at arcadalive.com). Then he heads to the Des Plaines Theatre, 1476 Miner St., Des Plaines, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, ($69 at desplainestheatre.com).

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