Cheer on Chicago-area singer-songwriter Andrew Bird when he makes his Ravinia Festival debut in a concert that also features Grammy Award-winner Esperanza Spalding and the popular marching band Mucca Pazza on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $65-$75 pavilion seating; $33-$38 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org.
Heavy metal hit maker Dee Snider shares a concert bill with guest Gary Hoey on Saturday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $29-$99. (630) 962-7000 or arcadalive.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22Cirque du Soleil finds inspiration from the culture, beauty and wildlife south of the border for "Luzia -- A Waking Dream of Mexico." The touring circus spectacular sets up its temporary big top tent for a limited run at the United Center (Parking Lot K), 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $25-$265.
• New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Letts signs copies of her latest title, "The Perfect Horse," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, before the matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzan stallions at Tempel Farms, 17000 W. Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek. Letts will also sign copies of her book during the show's intermission, at approximately 1:40 p.m. Guests must purchase a ticket to the Tempel Lipizzans' performance for the book signing.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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