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Leaving the station: The Enchanted Railroad, with games, activities, products and displays for toddlers up to teens, continues through Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. $15; $13 seniors; $10 kids 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday.
Folk songstress: Grammy Award-winning folk singer and songwriter Judy Collins performs at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $39-$47. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 7 p.m. today.
Jump and jive: The North Central College Swing Dance Society sponsors a Valentine's Day Swing Dance at North Central College's Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $1. (630) 637-7469 or finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. 7 to 10 p.m. today.
Kicking up dirt: The Kicker Arena Cross features the nation's top professional and amateur dirt bike riders competing at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $18-$33; $13 kids. (847) 649-2222 or searscentre.com. 7:30 p.m. today.
A 'fallen' woman: American conductor Michael Christie makes his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut leading a revival of director Arin Arbus' acclaimed production of Verdi's romantic tragedy "La Traviata" at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Sung in Italian with projected English titles. $99-$299. (312) 827-5600 or lyricopera.org. 7:30 p.m. today.
'90s nostalgia: Everclear took over the airwaves in the mid-'90s when "Santa Monica" introduced the Portland band to an alternative-loving nation. Fastball followed not far behind with the breakout single, "The Way," the first of several hits off the band's platinum-selling "All the Pain Money Can Buy," and positioning both bands to tour together in the late '90s. Relive those days of alternative rock when they tour to Waukegan's Genesee Theatre. 7:30 p.m. today at Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $40-$70. (847) 263-6300 or geneseetheatre.com.
Jazz dance: The Elisa Monte Dance Company teams up with Chris Brubeck's "Triple Play" for the collaboration "Elisa Monte Dance Does Brubeck" featuring the music of Dave Brubeck. The performance is at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $35-$40; $10-$15 kids. (847) 543-2300 or jlcenter.clcillinois.edu. 7:30 p.m. today.
New Gazebo: Hard-jamming rock band Gazebo Effect celebrates the release of its new full-length album, the self-titled "GAZEBO EFFECT," at a show at Subterranean with alternative rock band Ballroom Boxer and soul-influenced Holly. When: 8 p.m. today at Subterranean (Downstairs), 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.
20th-century satire: Lifeline Theatre presents G.K. Chesterton's 1908 satire about a group of gentlemen in turn-of-the-20th-century London who have vowed to overthrow the world in "The Man Who Was Thursday." Previews at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23; and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The show opens Feb. 24. $20-$40. (773) 761-4477 or lifelinetheatre.com.
Romance comedy: Schaumburg's Laugh Out Loud Theater sends up modern romance with post-Valentine's Day improv shows titled "Love Me Tinder." Early shows are suitable for all ages. Late shows are adults-only. 7:30 (all ages) and 9:30 p.m. (adults-only) today at 601 N. Martingale Road, Schaumburg. $12-$20. (847) 240-0386 or laughoutloudtheater.com.
'Rocket Man': Elton John bids adieu to touring with his massive "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour, which plays two performances this weekend at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $243.88-$1,313.47; $15-$25 parking. (800) 745-3000 or allstatearena.com. 8 p.m.today
Skip and the rockers: Look back at past movers and shakers of pop music in the show "Skip Griparis Time Travels to The Heroes of Rock!" at the Antioch Public Library District, 757 Main St., Antioch. Free, but RSVP requested. (847) 395-0874 or apld.info. 2 p.m. Sunday
Sandburg in song: Local folk musician Mark Dvorak explores the work of Illinois poet and author Carl Sandburg in a performance of "The People, Yes" at the Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St., Lisle. Free. (630) 971-1675 or lislelibrary.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.