5 things to do this weekend

Take the kids to see sea creatures in Schaumburg or superheroes in Rosemont this weekend in the suburbs. Or, if you’re looking for a night out, consider a musical in Naperville, an evening with the Elgin Symphony or a country concert with Trace Adkins in Waukegan.

Here are five things to do. For others, check out dailyherald.com/calendar.


Take your superhero-loving kids or grandkids to “Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes” at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $20-$110; $15-$20 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5.

See worthy

Bring the family to Aquatic Experience Chicago, which features aquarium fish, seminars and even a Sea Lion Splash show this weekend at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. $99 three-day pass; $35 all-day pass (includes seminars); $10-$12 one-day general admission; $6 kids one-day general admission. (847) 303-4100 or aquaticexperience.org. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

BrightSide’s ‘Bridges’

Get swept up in romance when BrightSide Theatre opens its season with a revival of “The Bridges of Madison County,” which chronicles the brief affair between a lonely farm wife and a photographer. It’s at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. $25, $30. (630) 447-8497 or brightsidetheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

Classical concert

Hear violinist Jennifer Frautschi as the featured soloist in an Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert featuring the music of Beethoven, Copland and James Stephenson’s recently composed “Tributes Concerto for Violin and Orchestra” this weekend at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. $30-$65; $10 students. (847) 888-4000 or elginsymphony.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

‘Rough’ it

Catch a country music concert by Trace Adkins (“Rough & Ready,” “Just Fishin'”) on the same concert bill with Adam Warner (“She’s Got Love,” “Empty”) at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $35-$64.50. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

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