Arts and entertainment calendar for June 28
Updated: June 26, 2012 9:25PM
Arts In the Park summer concerts, 7 p.m. at Ty Warner Park, corner of Plaza and Blackhawk Drive, Westmont. See www.wpd4fun.org. July 18: Taylor Street (jazz). July 25: Blue Road (rock/blues/soul). Aug. 1: The Flat Cats (jazz/swing).
Concerts on the Green, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays at the Burr Ridge Village Center, 801 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge. See www.brparks.org. June 29: The Flat Cats. July 6: 1969 (rock). July 13: Pamela Rose and Windy City Country. July 20: Guitarra Azul (Latin guitar). July 27: Billy Elton (music of Billy Joel and Elton John). Aug. 3: The Moods (Motown). Aug. 10: Tropixplosion (Caribbean). Aug. 17: ABBA Salute.
Concerts in the Park in the South Pavilion at Darien Community Park, Clarendon Hills and Plainfield roads. Call (630) 968-6400 or see www.darienparks.com. July 18, 7-8:30 p.m.: Andrew Salgado (country/pop). Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: K.O. Bossy (’60s-’80s classics).
Dancin’ in the Street, on Prospect Avenue between Park and Burlington avenues, Clarendon Hills, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. See www.clarendonhills.us/concerts.cfm. July 4: Sorry For Partying. July 11: South Of Disorder. July 18: Hello Nuvo. July 25: 25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago tribute band).
Music Under The Stars, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Memorial Park Amphitheater, Woodlawn Avenue and LaGrange Road, LaGrange Park. July 11: ABBA Salute. July 18: X Factor — local talent finalists with 60 Carat Band. July 25: Vinyl Highway. Aug. 1: Jin & Tonic (country). Aug. 8: Mr. Blotto. Aug. 15: Johnny Russler & the Beach Bums (Caribbean/beach party).
Naper Nights concert series, through Aug. 25 at Naper Settlement outdoor history museum, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Concerts are from 5-10 p.m. Friday night tickets are $10; $5 youth ages 4-12. Saturday night tickets are $15; $10 youth ages 4-12. Admission is free for Naperville Heritage Society members. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. For information, call (630) 420-6010 or visit www.napersettlement.museum. July 27: Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute). Opening act is Kimi Hayes. July 28: Buckwheat Zydeco (Creole party music). Opening act is Ska To Catch ‘Em. Aug. 24: ARRA (classic rock). Opening act is DownPour. Aug. 25: Al Stewart. Opening act is Dave Nachmanoff.
Oak Brook Park District Summer Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Central Park at the Gazebo, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. See www.obparks.org or call (630) 990-4233. June 28: Anthony Kawalkowksi Orchestra. July 5: Soda. July 12: Decatur Park Singers. July 19: Stockwood (Beatles). July 26: Rythmn Rockets. Aug. 2: The Chicago String Artists.
Summer Symphony Series at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The themed musical events take place on the lawn outside the First Division Museum. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Concert tickets are $12 in advance; $18 the day of show. Children under 8 will be admitted free, and parking is complimentary for ticket holders. Visit www.cantigny.org or call (630) 260-8162. July 14, 8 p.m.: “Symphonic Swing!” with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, featuring medley tributes to Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael, along with a performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” July 28, 8 p.m.: “Heroes,” with the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Peter Lipari will conduct a selection of music inspired by heroes, both real and legendary.
Uniquely Thursdays summer concert series, sponsored by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays in Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale. Call (630) 323-3952 or visit www.hinsdalechamber.com. June 28: 25 or 6 to 4 The Chicago Experience (Chicago tribute band). July 5: Denny Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute). July 12: Shy Violet. July 19: Final Say. July 26: Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute). Aug. 2: Trippin’ Billies (Dave Matthews tribute). Aug. 9: Vinyl Highway. Aug. 16: 7th Heaven.
“All Kinds of Crazy,” presented by 16th Street Theater Aug. 9-18 at the Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th St., Berwyn. Peformances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Arlene Malinowski, sauthor of “What Does the Sun Sound Like?” and “Aiming for Sainthood,” returns to 16th Street to complete her trilogy of true tales. Tickets: $14-$18. Call (708) 795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.
“The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch,” at 7 p.m. June 29-July 1 and July 6-8 at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. The comic parody speaks to the idea of living life to the fullest. Tickets: $13; $11 for seniors and youth. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.atthemac.org.
“Love Thy Neighbor ... Till it Hurts,” July 5-14 at 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn. The fully staged solo piece that takes place in Rogers Park examines what it means to be a good neighbor in a community where everyone has differing views. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays. $18 general admission. Visit www.16thstreettheater.org or call (708) 795-6704.
“The Merchant of Venice” will be presented by First Folio Theatre July 11-Aug. 19 as part of its Shakespeare-under-the-Stars series on the outdoor main stage at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Performances are at 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring lawn seating, attendees are invited to bring their own chairs or blankets, or rent one for $2 each at the concession stand. Concessions as well as pre-ordered box suppers from La Cuisine (prepaid 48 hours in advance) are also available. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets: $26-$36, with discounts for students and seniors. First Folio will also present a fully staged reading of “Shylock and His Daughter,” by Maurice Schwartz, at 8:15 p.m. July 26, Aug. 2, 9 and 16. Originally written for the Yiddish theater and translated into English, the play tells the same story as “The Merchant of Venice,” but from Shylock’s perspective. Tickets are $10. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit www.firstfolio.org.
“Picnic,” at 8 p.m. June 29-30 at Riverfront Playhouse, 11 S. Water St., Aurora. Tickets: $12-$15. Call (630) 897-9496 or visit www.riverfrontplayhouse.com.
“Route 66,” a jukebox comedy about a gang of rowdy Chicago service station attendants who take an imaginary Chicago to L.A. road trip, through Aug. 19 at the Paramount Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd, in downtown Aurora. No shows July 4-8, July 14 and Aug. 18. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. $29. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit www.paramountaurora.com.
“Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” presented by Fox Valley Repertory through July 22 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional performance at 2 p.m. Thursday. The show is rated PG. Tickets: $32-$42; dinner show packages are available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
“The 39 Steps,” July 5-Aug. 26 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Based on the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, “The 39 Steps” is a fast-paced comedy thriller that introduced the “man on the run” genre to Hollywood. The performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $35-$46, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Lunch and dinner packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“The Wizard of Oz” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. June 29-30, July 6-7 and 2 p.m. July 1 and 8 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Two shows will be interpreted in sign language for the hearing impaired: 2 p.m. July 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 7. Tickets: $15; $10 students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
The Watoto Children’s Choir will perform at 6 p.m. July 1 at the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. The choir has traveled the world, using story, music and dance to raise awareness about the plight of African children orphaned by AIDS/HIV. The free concert is open to all ages. For information, visit www.ccch.org.
“Hot Jazz - 6 Cool Nites” concert series, 7:30 p.m. July 21-27 at North Central College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville. The series is presented in conjunction with the 24th annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, and features the jazz artists who comprise its faculty roster for the weeklong educational workshop. Each evening of the series will feature a different combination of artists and musical selections. Featured vocalists are Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Suzanne Pittson, and instrumentalists include trumpeter Art Davis, pianist Dan Haerle, bassist Bob Bowman and drummer Jack Mouse. Tickets to the concerts Saturday through Thursday are $20, $15 for students and senior citizens. A four-night concert pass is $60; $45 for students and seniors. Tickets for the Friday performance are $10; $5 for students and seniors. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/show.
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Yes with special guest Procol Harum. $40, $50, $65, $75. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Celtic Thunder. $32.50, $49.50, $65, $75.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For information, visit www.allstatearena.com. Parking is $20, cash only. July 7, 7 p.m.: American Idol Live! Tour 2012. $29.50, $45, $65. July 19, 7 p.m.: Rock of Ages Tour — Def Leppard/Poison with special guest Lita Ford. $29.50, $59.50, $79.50, $95. Aug. 3, 7 p.m.: Summerland Tour 2012 featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground. $39.50, $49.50. Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: System of a Down with deftones. $50.
The Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main Street, St. Charles. (630) 962-7000. www.oshows.com. July 14, 8 p.m.: Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West. $69-$225.
FitzGerald’s,6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. June 28, 8 p.m.: Country Night in Berwyn with Smith & McMann, For Pilots and Jen Sygit, $5. June 29-30, July 1 and 3: FitzGerald’s 32nd annual American Music Festival. Cover charge is $30 per day; four-day passes are $100 at www.ticketweb.com; no single-day tickets sold in advance. Children 12 and under $5 and can stay until 9 p.m. The festival takes place on three stages; food will be served throughout the day and night, including Cajun specialities and Italian favorites. June 29 — Joel Paterson & The Modern Sounds, 5 p.m.; Sons of Fathers, 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Anna Fermin Band, 6:45 p.m.; Puffins, 8 p.m.; Elephant Revival, 8:30 p.m.; Garland Jeffreys, 9 p.m.; Go Long Mule, 9:30 p.m.; Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, 10:15 p.m.; Robbie Fulks as the Everly Brothers. June 30 — WPA Barn Dance, 1:30 p.m.; The Deadstring Brothers, 2:15 p.m.; Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, 3 p.m.; Kevin Gordon, 4 p.m.; Joe Pug, 4:45 p.m.; Randall Bramblett Band featuring John Keane, 5:45 p.m.; Tyler Krienitz, 6 p.m.; Webb Wilder & the Nash Vegans, 6:30 p.m.; Jon Dee Graham & the Fighting Cocks, 7:45 p.m.; Parlours, 8 p.m.; Kenny Neal, 8:30 p.m.; Ike Reilly, 9:30 p.m.; Chandelier Swingers, 10 p.m.; JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, 10:30 p.m.; Brave Combo, 11:15 p.m. July 1 — Gina Knight Orchestra, 1:30 p.m.; Ryan Brunet & the Malfacteurs, 2 p.m.; John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee, 3:15 p.m.; Peter Karp and Sue Foley, 3:30 p.m.; The Congregation, 5 p.m.; The Derailers, 5:15 p.m.; Kyle Douglas, 6 p.m.; Otis Taylor featuring Anne Harris, 6:30 p.m.; Paul Thorn Band, 7 p.m.; Blue Ribbon Glee Club. 8 p.m.; Marcia Ball, 8:30 p.m.; Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, 9 p.m.; Sanctified Grumblers, 10 p.m.; CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, 10:30 p.m.; Honey Island Swamp Band, 11 p.m. July 3 — Special Consensus Bluegrass Band, 5 p.m.; Walter Salas Humara, 6 p.m.; Expo ‘76, 6:45 p.m.; Bunkertown, 7:15 p.m.; Lydia Loveless, 7:45 p.m.; Honey Island Swamp Band, 8:30 p.m.; Cannonball, 9 p.m.; Chuck Prophet, 9:30 p.m.; Tributosaurus becomes Creedence Clearwater Revival, 10:15 p.m.; Cannon-Town, 11 p.m.; Waco Brothers with Paul Burch, 11:30 p.m.
Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. (630) 969-9720. www.twowaystreet.org. Folk/Americana music at 8:15 p.m. Fridays for a $7 cover, unless noted otherwise. June 28, 7-9:30 p.m.: Last Thursday Open Mike, an unplugged open mike for high school and college age students. Music, poetry and other performance arts; 10 minutes maximum. June 29: Diana Chittester.
“The Who: Quadrophenia--Can You See The Real Me?” The Story Behind The Album will be shown at 8 p.m. July 24 at local movie theaters, including Yorktown 17, 80 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, and Naperville 16, 2815 Show Place Drive, Naperville. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
For young audiences
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000 ; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: The Wiggles! Celebration Tour. Tickets: $15.50-$85.50.
Classic Cinemas theatres, including North Riverside Mall Theatre, 7501 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside; Ogden 6 Theatre, 1227 E. Ogden, Naperville; Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove; York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst, presents the Wednesday Morning Movie Series through Aug. 8, featuring family-friendly films for $1 admission. Show time is 10 a.m.; doors open at 9 a.m. for appearances by costumed characters, games and other activities. For information, visit www.classiccinemas.com. July 11: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” rated G. July 18: “Arthur Christmas,” rated PG. July 25: “The Smurfs,” rated PG. Aug. 1: “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh,” rated G. Aug. 8: Surprise movie, PG rating.
“The Great Snipe Hunt,” an outdoor roving theater performance, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 30 and July 1 at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and older. Tickets are $10 per person. Visit www.cantigny.org or call (630) 260-8162.
“One, Two ... What Comes Next?” presented by College of DuPage Summer Repertory Theatre through July 7 at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. $9. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit: www.atthemac.org.
Classes for kids
Hinsdale Center for the Arts, 5903 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale, in Katherine Legge Memorial Park. (630) 887-0203. www.hinsdalearts.org. July 7, 14 and 21 or July 28, Aug. 4 and 11, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Family Art*Rageous. Studio activities designed to appeal to multiple generations will bring families together as they discover the creative process through various forms of visual art. $120 per family. July 16-Aug. 4: Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” performing arts camp for third- through eighth-graders. Students learn how to sing, dance and act, with final performances Aug. 3-4. Fee is $480.
“Taste of the Arts,” a benefit for the Theatre of Western Springs and the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs, will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. July 21 at Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton. Guests will sample cuisine from at least 15 area restaurants, along with wine, beers and beverages, and there will be live entertainment, silent and live auctions and a raffle. Admission is $50 in advance; $60 at the door. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit www.theatrewesternsprings.com.
The West Suburban Youth Orchestra is seeking middle school and high school musicians for the 2012-13 season. For information or to schedule an audition, visit www.wsyo.org.
Lemont Artists Guild seeks entrants for its juried fine art show, “Love of Art,” to be held Nov. 3. Applications are available at www.lemontartistsguild.org. Application deadline is Sept. 30. For more information, contact Liz Pop at (815) 341-1145 or Lizzypopp@hotmail.com.
Crafters wanted for the Pumpkins ‘n Holly Craft Show and Bake Sale, to be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie Ave. Brookfield. Spaces are 9 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are $25; tables to rent are 8 feet wide by 2 feet deep and cost $10; electric hook-up is $5. No vendors please. Call (708) 485-1962 for an application.
Zanies Comedy Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 584-6342. www.zanies.com. June 28-30: Baby Boomer Comedy Show.
Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. June 29, 8 p.m.: Good Time Charley Singles Dance. $6 before 8:15 p.m.; $8 after 8:15 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. July 6, 7-11 p.m.: Country and Western Dance, $8. July 7, 8 p.m.: Tejano Dance with Boni Maurico and Linda Escobar. $20 per person until 9 p.m.; afterwards $25 per person. For more information, visit www.yellowrosetejanomusicpromotions.com. July 8: Cha cha lesson, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $20. Ballroom dancing to music by the Steve Anthony Orchestra, 2-5 p.m., $14 per person. No jeans or gym shoes. July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 7:30-11 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dance, $10. No partner needed. July 13, 6 p.m.: Heidi Burtner’s Girl Power Zumba Dance Party. $10 at the door, cash only. July 15, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by the Teddy Lee Orchestra, $14 per person. No jeans or gym shoes. July 22, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by the Ron Smolen Orchestra, $14 per person. No jeans or gym shoes. July 27, 8 p.m.; Good Time Charley Singles Dance. Admission is $6 before 8:15 p.m.; $8 after. July 29, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by the Steve Cooper Orchestra, $14 per person. No jeans or gym shoes. Aug. 3, 7-11 p.m.: Country and western dance, “Boppin’ at the Brook,” $8. Aug. 5: Rumba dance lesson, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $20. Ballroom dancing to music by The Teddy Lee Orchestra, 2-5 p.m., $14. No jeans or gym shoes.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 2105 Spring Road, Oak Brook. (630) 954-0000. www.gibsonssteakhouse.com. July 10, 6 p.m.: Seven-course Silver Oak Cellars 40th anniversary wine dinner. $225 per person, all inclusive. Reservations required.
Festivals and fairs
TexMex & Music Fest, 4-10 p.m. July 13 and 1-10 p.m. July 14 at CityGate Centre, 2135 City Gate Lane, Naperville, featuring live performances by Chris Isaak, Asleep at the Wheel, Carlos Ortega, Wil Gravatt Band and The Country Sky Band, Mexican-style cooking demonstrations by chef Rick Bayless, and food specials by TexMex restaurants. Admission $20-$40. Visit www.texmexfest.com.
Downtown Downers Grove Art Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8-9 at the intersection of Main Street and Burlington Avenue, featuring works by more than 125 artists, live music, food and children’s activities. Free admission. Call (847) 926-4300 or visit www.amdurproductions.com.
The After Hours Film Society screens films at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Admission is $9; $5 for members, unless noted otherwise. For information, call (630) 534-4528 or visit www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com. July 9, 7:30 p.m.: “Headhunters.” July 23, 7:30 p.m.: “Marley.”
“Jaws,” the 1975 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley’s novel, will be shown at midnight June 29 at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., downtown Downers Grove. Admission is $5. Call (630) 968-0360 or visit www.classiccinemas.com.
Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Classic Movie Mondays film series — Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 7 p.m. Admission is 80 cents. July 2: “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984). July 9: “Blazing Saddles” (1974). July 23: “Sixteen Candles” (1984). July 30: “Superman” (1978). Aug. 6: “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). Aug. 13: “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983). Aug. 20: “Grease” (1978). Aug. 27: “Terminator” (1984).
Turner Classic Movies presents “Singin’ in the Rain” 60th anniversary event at 7 p.m. July 12 local theaters including Yorktown 17, 80 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard. Tickets available at participating theater box offices and www.FathomEvents.com.
CAC (Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago) Single Catholics. (708) 450-8280 or www.caci.org/chicago.html. June 30, 6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Matton’s Restaurant, 9 E. 31 St., La Grange Park. Reservations to (708) 788-3352 by June 29. July 3, 6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Rocky’s Pizza/Restaurant, 10421 Cermak Road, Westchester. Reservations to (708) 788-3352 by July 2. July 7, 6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Tony’s Restaurant, 9414 Ogden Ave., Brookfield. Reservations to (708) 788-3352 by July 6. July 13 and Aug. 10, 7 p.m.: Dinner at Giordano’s, 10410 W. Cermak Road, Westchester. Reservations to (708) 788-3352. July 15, 11 a.m.: Mass at St.Odilo’s Church, 2244 East Ave. Berwyn, followed by breakfast at the New Seneca Restaurant. Reservations to (708) 788-3352 by July 14. Aug. 11: Dinner at Francesca’s, 75 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. Reservations to (708) 788-3352 by Aug. 10.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event” will be shown at 7 p.m. July 23 at local movie theaters, including Yorktown 17, 80 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, and Naperville 16, 2815 Show Place Drive, Naperville. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Zoppé, an Italian family circus, performs July 18-22 under a tent in the parking lot at Caputo’s Fresh Market, 510 West Lake St., Addison. The one-ring circus features clown Giovanni Zoppé, an equestrian ballerina, dancing dogs and aerial acrobats. Show times are 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. A special one-hour show for younger children takes place at 10 a.m. Friday.. Visit www.zoppe.net/addison for more information.
Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1457. www.elmhursthistory.org. Admission is free. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Sept. 30: “Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital.” Learn about Chicago’s candy-making history while experiencing interactive displays with nostalgic photos and artifacts, watch a video narrated by Bill Kurtis, and take on the Twisted Candy Challenge to test candy-wrapping skills. July 3, 1-3 p.m.: Summer Fun & Games: Festive Tambourines, a craft project for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a caregiver. $2; $1 for members. July 10, 1-3 p.m.: Summer Fun & Games: Pocket Sundials, a craft project for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a caregiver. $2; $1 for members. July 17, 1-3 p.m.: Summer Fun & Games: Make-Your-Own Monocular, a craft project for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a caregiver. $2; $1 for members. July 19, 1 p.m.: The Sweet Smell of Success: The History of Blommer Chocolate. Mike Auda of Blommer Chocolate will share the story of this family-run Chicago institution that has become the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America and a leader in sustainability efforts in cocoa growing regions. July 24, 1-3 p.m.: Summer Fun & Games: Leapin’ Lizards!, a craft project for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a caregiver. $2; $1 for members. July 31, 1-3 p.m.: Summer Fun & Games: Shark Tooth Necklaces, a craft project for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a caregiver. $2; $1 for members. Aug. 7, 1-3 p.m.: Summer Fun & Games: Hand Puppet Fun, a craft project for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a caregiver. $2; $1 for members. Aug. 9, 1 p.m.: It’s History: Adventures in Candyland. Third-generation candy maker Amy Wertheim of R.G.W. Candy Company will share the company’s tradition of making small batch, hand-dipped chocolates, toffees, caramels and more on the family farm in downstate Illinois. Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m.: Summer Fun & Games: Back-to-School Tote Bags, a craft project for children ages 4-12 accompanied by a caregiver. $2; $1 for members.
Flagg Creek Heritage Society Museum, 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, and the Robert Vial House, 7375 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. (708) 246-1064. www.flaggcreekheritagesociety.com. Through Oct. 7 the Heritage Society Museum will exhibit “Post-War and Mid-Century Modern Home Life,” featuring a period den with furnishings, carpet and fabrics augmented by kitchen gear, toys, magazines, model cars and more. Visitors to the Robert Vial House will view “The Fabulous Fifties,” an exhibit of 1950s fashions for women and men. Flagg Creek Heritage Society Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. The Vial House is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays.
La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio, 122 W. Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 352-3101. www.lagrangeartleague.org. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. June: “Happy Days,” works by The Bookies, six women who have combined their love of books, bindings, papers, knot-tying to create an art form.
A public display of 60 hand-painted and working six-foot clocks has been installed in La Grange as part of an outdoor art exhibit throughout the downtown business district and West End. Local businesses sponsored the clocks and secured local artists, both professional and amateur, to design the timepieces which will be exhibited on the sidewalks throughout the summer. With the theme “Hour Town La Grange — Time Well Spent,” the artists have created clocks ranging from sophisticated to outlandish, contemporary to traditional. The clocks will be auctioned for charity on Sept. 7. An exhibit walking map is available at various La Grange businesses and is posted online at www.lgba.com.
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 834-0202. www.elmhurstartmuseum.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission: $7; $5 for students and senior citizens; free for children under 12 and members. Free admission on Fridays. Through Aug. 25: Michael Ferris, Jr.: Kindred, large-scale sculptures of recycled wood; Billy Tokyo: The Shape of Things to Come and John Dempsey: Urban Nature, paintings that are equal parts graffiti and illustrative patterns; Anders Nilsen: Adam and Eve Sneaking Back into the Garden to Steal More Apples, an exhibition of stories from the 594-page comic book, “Big Questions”; Heather Becker: The Hidden Face, portraits of women; and Casey Roberts: Totally Free Now, paintings that are reminiscent of elegant children’s book illustrations.
Norris Gallery, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Through June 29: “Art of 9: Two,” featuring works by Tony Armendariz, Vianne Korhorn, Dianne Martia, Eve Ozer, Jerri Reimann, Dennis Salaty, Michael Klaus Schmidt, Cheryl Ann Spran and Frank Tumino. Watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, collage and assemblage will be on exhibit and for sale.
North Riverside Mall Theatre, 7501 W. Cermak Road, Riverside. www.classiccinemas.com. June: Oil paintings by Oak Park artist Tadeusz Troczynski.
Tamale Hut Cafe, 8300 W. Cermak, North Riverside. Through June: “Revealed,” an exhibit of abstract oil paintings by Phil Malhiot. Visit www.malhiot.com.
Artist Don Larson and Connie Weiss Gallery will exhibit “Rock On,” a collection of oil portraits of rock stars, through June 30 at Caribou Coffee, 5100 Main St., downtown Downers Grove. For information, visit www.dalj67.com.