Roz Varon's Weekender Report

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Roz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend. (WLS)

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the DuSable Museum will celebrate his legacy with a variety of activities, from storytelling and craft workshops for children to music, dance and spoken-word performances.


Chicago Sinfonietta MLK Tribute Concert - NAPERVILLE AND SYMPHONY CENTER

The Chicago Sinfonietta will mark its 30th anniversary with a Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute concert called "Ask Your Mama." The concert will be performed Sunday afternoon at North Central College in Naperville and at Symphony Center Monday evening.

Remembering Dr. King and The MLK Project - CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
The Chicago History Museum will commemorate Dr. King with a special exhibit called "Remembering Dr. King: 1929 to 1968." It features more than 25 photographs depicting key moments in Dr. King's work and the civil rights movement. The exhibit opens Monday and runs through December.

The museum will also host a special, free performance of "The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights." This is a one-woman show that follows a Chicago's student's personal transformation as she studies the civil rights movement. That performance is Monday at 10:30.

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival - STAGE 773, 1225 W. BELMONT
The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is underway at Stage 773. This year's lineup features over 1,000 artists in 130 shows, and runs through January 21.

Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show - MCCORMICK PLACE
The Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show is going on now at McCormick Place. Hundreds if boats and RVs are on display and visitors can take in seminars, simulators and virtual reality boat racing. The show runs through Sunday.

Everyone At Play - KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, GLENVIEW
The Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview will host "Everyone At Play" Sunday. The museum will only be open to children with special needs and their families from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The museum will be modified to provide a calm, creative and collaborative play environment and will be closed to the general public.

Enchanted Railroad - MORTON ARBORETUM
The Enchanted Railroad returns to the Morton Arboretum on Saturday. The ten toy trains on display include mini replicas of Metra and Amtrack trains. The display runs through February 19.

The Dream: Fifty Years Later - DuSable Museum
At the DuSable Museum, The Dream: Fifty Years Later, is the theme of Monday's events honoring Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. Events and activities include performances in music, dance, poetry and spoken-word, children's storytelling and arts and crafts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah - Auditorium Theatre

Too Hot to Handel: the jazz-Gospel Messiah will be performed at the Auditorium Theatre Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Monday at 3 pm.

Professional Bull Riding Championships - Allstate Arena
Here's a sport you don't see every day in Chicago! Professional bull riders will be at the Allstate Arena Saturday and Sunday. It's the second stop on the 25th anniversary tour, featuring the top 35 bull riders competing for the world championship!

Fillet of Solo Festival - Lifeline Theatre, Heartland Studio Theatre
On the theatre beat, the annual Fillet of Solo Festival is underway at lifeline theatre and heartland studio theatre in Rogers Park. This festival of storytelling and solo performers runs through January 28.

Moscow Festival Ballet Cinderella - The Mac, Glen Ellyn
And on the dance beat, the Moscow Festival Ballet's beloved production of Cinderella returns to the Mac in Glen Ellyn for two performances on Sunday at 2 and 6 pm.

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