Chinese New Year and WHIM


“Korngold’s Hollywood Concerto”: By the New Philharmonic, featuring guest violinist Esme Arias-Kim. Music scores from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Including Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Fawell and Park Boulevards, Glen Ellyn; 630-942-4000 or

2023 Chinese New Year Celebration: The Chinese American Museum of Chicago welcomes the Year of the Rabbit with its annual Chinese New Year Celebration. The event will feature a variety of performances, including traditional Chinese music, singing and folk dance. There will also be a fashion show, poetry, Chinese calligraphy and food. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 238 West 23rd St.; tickets are $15 for adults; $7.50 for seniors, students and children ages 7-11; and free for children under 7 at

WHIM: Stage 773 on Belmont Avenue has been converted into a walkthrough experience with artwork created by Chicago artists of all stripes — expect paintings, music, sculpture, street art and live performance. The entrance, for example, has become the “Lobby of Second Chances,” with works fashioned out of found objects. The creative concept is credited to Jill Valentine, the executive director of Stage 773. Open run at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.;

Lenny Bruce and Scott Mann in "Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret."

“Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret”: This weekend only in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, a play by retired Lt. Col. Scott Mann and directed by Karl Bury, with a cast of combat veterans and military-family members. It’s centered in the experiences of those who served in Afghanistan and is presented by the Gary Sinise Foundation. Ensemble member Sinise compares this play to “Tracers,” about the Vietnam War, that he directed at Steppenwolf decades ago. “Scott Mann has written the modern-day equivalent.” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.; tickets $5-$20 at 312-335-1650 and

Taylor Tomlinson’s “The Have it All” Tour: The 29-year-old comedian who got her big break on the “Last Comic Standing” TV show brings her stand-up to Chicago this weekend. She has two comedy specials on Netflix, “Quarter-Life Crisis” and “Sad in the City.” Tomlinson has appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “Conan,” and previously toured with comedian Whitney Cummings. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at The Chicago Theatre at 175 N. State St.; tickets at

“Andy Warhol in Iran”: Opening in previews this weekend at Northlight, this play is directed by BJ Jones and stars Rob Lindley as Warhol. In 1976, the artist had become known as a portraitist and is invited to Tehran to take Polaroids of the Shah of Iran’s wife, but he meets a young revolutionary who upends his plans. Through Feb. 19 at Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300 and

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