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The Ravinia season kicks into high gear with two nights of contemporary dance ensemble Concert Dance Inc., and keeps on going with performances by Earth, Wind and Fire with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra (June 9); Al Green with the Chicago Children's Choir (June 15); Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (June 24); Esperanza Spalding (June 25); and more. Why go: Because your picnic basket is aching to be dusted off. Reconsider: You think Ravinia should be all about classical music. Concert Dance performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and June 8 at Ravinia, 200-231 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park; $10 (no lawn); 847-266-5100,