No excuses! Here are five things to check out this weekend. And for a whole lot more events and activities, check out our Weekend section in Friday's Chicago Sun-Times. Enjoy!
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Check out the super-cool Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) at McCormick Place West, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Friday through Sunday. It's all about comic books, anime, movies, television series, manga, exhibitors, panels, film sneak peeks, celebrity appearances, autograph sessions and more. Read all about it here (www.suntimes.com). Buy tickets, $25-$65, here.
Jazz chanteuse/pianist Diana Krall (Mrs. Elvis Costello) is touring behind her smoky "Glad Rag Doll" CD on which she "escapes the comfort zone of the Great American Songbook," in favor of some interesting '20s and '30s vintage tunes. She headlines the Chicago Theater, 175 N. State, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Read more about Krall and her "labor of love" album here. Tickets, $39.50-$95, are available at ticketmaster.com.
Something old! Antiques lovers, this one's for you! More than 100 art and antiques dealers from around the world will be in attendance at the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, which opens at 11 a.m. April 26 at the Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. Admission is $15. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26-April 27; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29. Visit www.merhcandisemartantiques.com.
Ivan and Alyosha
The curiously named Ivan & Alyosha (that's a quartet, not a duo) headline Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $12, are available here. Read Sun-Times pop music critic Thomas Conner's interview with the band here.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic get down and dirty with some old-school P-Funk at 8 p.m. April 28 at the Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash. Tickets: $40. Ages 21+over. Visit www.theshrinechicago.com.