Hey Nonny Blues Week, Brian Posehn, Anthrax


‘Through Darkness’

The exhibition “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” showcasing works by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales, opens this weekend at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. Michna-Bales spent more than a decade researching fugitive slaves and their escape to freedom. The path she documented encompasses about 2,000 miles and includes sites, cities and places freedom-seekers passed through during their journey. $3-$10. (847) 968-3400 or lcfpd.org. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 through March 19


The Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County showcases works by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales as part of the exhibition


The Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County showcases works by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales as part of the exhibition “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad.”
– Courtesy of Jeanine Michna-Bales



Box-office binge

Cinergy Dine-In Cinema, 401 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, hosts “Box-office Binge,” a day of unlimited viewings of films including “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” “A Man Called Otto” and “M3GAN,” among others. The $15 admission is available for Cinergy’s Elite Rewards members. Sign up for the free membership at cinergy.com/signup. (847) 957-3510 or cinergy.com/wheeling. Saturday, Jan. 28. Doors open 30 minutes before the first screening

Might as well ‘Jump’

Ride the electric guitar back to the ’80s as Fan Halen channels the sonic energy of hard-rocking Van Halen in a tribute to the band’s hits at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $37, $21.70 for RaueNOW members. events.rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28

Reflections on history

National Geographic Live, a touring series showcasing National Geographic explorers’ stories, stops at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, where archaeologist Dr. Alicia Odewale examines the Tulsa Race Massacre during her talk on “Greenwood: A Century of Resilience.” Known as the Black Wall Street massacre, one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history took place from May 31 to June 1, 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District, where attackers burned and destroyed 35 square blocks of what was one of the country’s wealthiest Black communities. $32-$55. (312) 341-2300 or auditoriumtheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29


Thrash metal legend Anthrax makes a tour stop at Chicago's Radius Sunday, Jan. 29.


Thrash metal legend Anthrax makes a tour stop at Chicago’s Radius Sunday, Jan. 29.
– Courtesy of Travis Shinn



Anthrax returns

Thrash metal legend Anthrax, in a continuing celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary, is taking to the road again with co-headliners Black Label Society on a tour that stops at Chicago’s Radius, 640 W. Cermak Road. Northern California thrashers Exodus will join them on this 25-date run. Ages 17 and older. $45. radius-chicago.com. 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 


Lake Street Dive brings its neo-soul sound to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Sunday, Jan. 29.


Lake Street Dive brings its neo-soul sound to the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan Sunday, Jan. 29.
– Courtesy of Danny Clinch



Lake Street Dive

With a poppy blend of neo-soul and folk, Boston’s Lake Street Dive heads to Waukegan this weekend as its “Gather Round Sounds Tour” stops at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Chicago-born blues-pop singer Monica Martin joins the tour. Tickets start at $60.50 at geneseetheatre.com; $1 of each ticket will support Musically Fed in the fight against hunger. 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29

Hey Nonny Blues Week

It’s Blues Week at Hey Nonny! Kicking off Tuesday night with performances by Toronzo Cannon and Tom Holland, the Arlington Heights venue, 10 S. Vail Ave., celebrates a week’s worth of some of the hottest blues artists around, including The Steepwater Band with Eric Noden on Wednesday, Joanna Connor & the Altered Five Blues Band on Thursday, Chicago Blues Supersession on Friday, Mud Morganfield with Studebaker John on Saturday and the Delmark Allstars on Sunday. Ticket prices vary. heynonny.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, through Sunday, Feb. 5


Writer/actor/comedian Brian Posehn headlines The Comedy Vault in Batavia Feb. 2-4.


Writer/actor/comedian Brian Posehn headlines The Comedy Vault in Batavia Feb. 2-4.



Stand-up spotlight

Actor/writer/standup comedian Brian Posehn (HBO’s “Mr. Show,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “New Girl”), whose latest comedy special “Posehna Non Grata” was recorded at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen, headlines The Comedy Vault, 18 E. Wilson St., Batavia. $30, plus a two-item minimum. (630) 454-4174 or comedyvaultbatavia.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2; 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3; and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        





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