March 20 — Wedding Singer, 3 and 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Boulevard in Aurora
It’s 1985, and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party - until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. The only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. This romantic musical comedy takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. For more information, call 630-896-6666.
March 20 — ASA BMX Triples—Competition, 7 to 9 p.m. at NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb
Action Sports event producer ASA Entertainment (ASA) kicks off its 2010 season with an ASA BMX Triples (Triples) event at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center in DeKalb. On March 20, the top men in freestyle BMX will take on the challenge of the 180-foot long BMX course consisting of a 25-foot high drop-in ramp, two 25-foot wide jumps and a course-ending quarter-pipe, all while grabbing ‘big air’ to perform their flips, flairs, whips and spins for the event title. The head-to-head, single-elimination format stretches the athletic limits of the competitors and brings the fans to the edge of their seats in suspense-filled anticipation of the outcome.For more information, go to www.niuconvo.com or call 815-752-6800.
March 27 — The Second City — 50th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Boulevard in Aurora
Hilarious, spontaneous, topical and insightful — that’s what makes up The Second City. The touring troupes of The Second City have been the springboard for generations of the comedy world’s best and brightest, including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey and more. This show features the best songs, sketches and improv from the group’s 50-year history. For more information, call 630-896-6666.
March 28 — Martina McBride and Trace Adkins, 7:30 p.m. at NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb
He’s a tall drink of water and she’s one hot mama. And for one night, Martina McBride and Trace Adkins will come together for an unforgettable performance and a night of country. For more information, go to www.niuconvo.com or call 815-752-6800.