Arts and entertainment calendar for July 5
Updated: July 3, 2012 9:29PM
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. 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 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. 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. 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.
“Back to the 80’s” will be presented by Theatre-on-the-Hill through July 15 at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, located behind Village Center, 375 W. Briarcliff, Bolingbrook. The musical journeys back to the year 1989 through the eyes of 30-something Corey Palmeras he recalls his senior year at William Ocean High through the hits of The B-52’s, Wham!, The J. Geils Band, Devo, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper and others. Performances are at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $15; $12 for students and senior citizens. Visit www.tothbolingbrook.com or call (630) 908-2538.
“The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch,” at 7 p.m. 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.
“The Drawer Boy,” presented July 12-29 by the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $29-$33. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.atthemac.org.
“For the Love of Being Irish,” Conor Cunneen’s one-man show, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 17 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. For tickets, visit www.wsirish.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.
“Princess Ida,” an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 10-14 and 2 p.m. July 15 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. When proud Princess Ida renounces the world of men and opens an exclusive women’s college, her crushed fiancé, Prince Hilarion, and his cohorts must infiltrate the school dressed as females and win her back or face a war between kingdoms. Tickets are $15; $10 for students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“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. The show is rated PG. Tickets: $32-$42; dinner show packages are available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
“South Pacific,” 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 and 2 p.m. July 29 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 325 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $15; $10 students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“The 39 Steps,”through 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. July 6-7 and 2 p.m. July 8 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. The show will be interpreted in sign language for the hearing impaired at 7:30 p.m. July 7. Tickets: $15; $10 students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“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. 3-4, 8 p.m.: Il Divo. $85, $125. 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. July 6, 9 p.m.: The Tillers,with Al Scorch/Country Soul Ensemble and Magnolia Mountain Trio (roots/rock/soul). $6. July 13, 9 p.m.: Miles Nielsen with Magic Box (rock). $10 in advance; $12 at the door. July 14: The Velvet Jimis. July 15, 6 p.m.: Chicago Grandstand Big Band (jazz). $10; $5 for those under 17 with student I.D. July 18, 7:30 p.m.: The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Big Band (jazz). $10; $5 for those under 17 with student I.D. July 20, 9 p.m.: The Bad Sneakers Orchestra (Steely Dan tribute). $15. July 21, 9 p.m.: Terrance Simien (zydeco). $15. July 22, 6 p.m.: The John Burnett Orchestra (jazz). $10; $5 for those under 17 with student I.D. July 26: Oak Park Food Co-Op fundraiser with Golden Horse Ranch Band. July 27, 9 p.m.: Rosie Ledet (zydeco). $15. July 29, 6 p.m.: Southland Jazz Ensemble. $10; $5 for those under 17 with student I.D.
Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Aug. 24, 8 p.m.: “Happy Together Tour,” featuring The Turtles, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, and Mickey Dolenz. $59.50. Aug. 26, 7 p.m.: Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas (bluegrass). $75, $85, $95.
Opera Night, a performance on the patio with Diva Montell and George Holmes, will be presented July 26 at Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. Open community seating begins at 7 p.m., and the live opera performance is at 8 p.m. $45 per person includes the show and dinner buffet. Tax, gratuity and alcohol are additional. Reservations required; call (630) 512-0990 or e-mail email@example.com.
“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.
Books and poetry
Illinois State Poetry Society, Hinsdale Chapter, will meet from 1-4:30 p.m. July 7 at the Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St., Hinsdale. New members are welcome. Bring 10-15 copies of your poem to share. Visit www.illinoispoets.org.
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.
“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.
Spirito! Singers is now holding final auditions for both its fifth- through eighth-grade Ragazze ensemble and its ninth- through 12th-grade Bravura ensemble for the 2012-13 season, which starts in August. Spirito! is a choral organization open to young women in Elmhurst, La Grange, Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Downers Grove, and surrounding western and southwestern suburbs. Spirito! also presents Men of Spirito!, an ensemble for men 18 years of age and older. Spirito! seeks to develop musicianship and vocal technique using the repertoire of sacred choral music. Each year, all three Spirito ensembles perform major concerts in December and May or June. In addition, each group sings at six to eight community service events per season. Auditions will take place through mid-July. Call (630) 941-0744 to schedule an audition and visit www.spiritosingers.org for additional information.
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. July 5-7: Dave Williamson. July 11-14: Alex Ortiz. July 18-21: Jason Dudey. July 25-28: Karen Rontowski.
Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. 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 10, 17, 24 and 31, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. 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
Luau celebration, 3-7 p.m. July 8 at the Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 6901 S. Madison, Burr Ridge. The event features the Royal Polynesian Review, a professional group of dancers, musicians and a fire knife dancer, and includes a buffet. $25 for adults; $15 for children ages 6-11; free for children 5 and under. Pre-registration is required; call (630) 570-5200.
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.
Wacky Quacky Duck Splash and Carnival of Fun, 2-6 p.m. July 21 at Proksa Park, 3001 S. Wisconsin, Berwyn, featuring carnival style games for children, free craft stations, face painting, balloon artist and more. Duck Splash at 5:45 p.m.; first prize $500 with nine runner-up prizes. Call (847) 455-2100 or visit www.wssra.net.
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.”
Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills. (630) 323-8188. www.clarendonhillslibrary.org. Registration required unless noted otherwise. July 19, 6:30 p.m.: Screening of Ang Lee’s 1994 comedy, “Eat Drink Man Woman.”
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 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 at 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. 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.
DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley Ave., Wheaton. www.dupagemuseum.org. (630) 510-4941. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated. Suggested donation amount is $4; $2 for children and students. July 14-Sept. 3: “Once Upon a Time,” a collection of late-18th to mid-19th century French clothing, accessories and furniture. Local antique dealer Donna Finegan will discuss the exhibit from 1-2 p.m. July 14. Free, but reservations are requested.
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 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.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1616. www.lizzadromuseum.org. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Mondays. Admission: $4; $3 senior citizens; $2 students and teens; $1 for children ages 7-12; free for children under 7. Free admission on Fridays. Through Sept. 9: “Healing Stones,” showing an alternative use of minerals and rocks as a healing modality. July 14, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Fossil-collecting field trip to Farm Quarry in Durand, Ill. $40 per person. Reservations required. July 21, 1-3 p.m.: Visiting artist Richard Kovanda presents the art of scrimshaw, a popular folk art form made famous by New England whalers of the 19th century. Tools and materials are provided. Open ages 9 years through adult. $15 per person; reservations required. Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Fossil-collecting field trip to Irene Quarry in Belvidere, Ill. $40 per person. Reservations required. Aug. 26, 2 p.m.: “Working with Healing Stones,” presented by Steve Rosley, owner of Rosley’s Rocks and Gems in Chicago. Regular museum admission. Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-noon: Lapidary Lorel Abrell teaches participants how to carve soapstone, using simple tools and techniques. All materials are provided. $15 per person; reservations required. Sept. 29: Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day: Contemporary Stone Mosaics. As a Smithsonian Affiliate the museum will feature a special exhibit from the Smithsonian Museum. Free admission will be offered to visitors presenting a Museum Day Ticket, available online at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. At 2 p.m. Gwyn Kaitis will present contemporary mosaic techniques and the use of natural materials in mosaics.
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.
North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. (630) 637-5375. www.northcentralcollege.edu/show. Through Aug. 12: Painter Kimble Bromley’s “Resurrection,” an exhibit reflecting on perseverance and rebirth.
North Riverside Mall Theatre, 7501 W. Cermak Road, Riverside. www.classiccinemas.com. June: Oil paintings by Oak Park artist Tadeusz Troczynski.
Riverside Arts Center, Freeark Gallery, 32 E. Quincy Road, Riverside. (708) 442-6400. www.riversideartscenter.com. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. July 7-Aug. 3: “Urban Trace,” new work by local artist Anne Evans. Using a variety of media, including photography, fiber and mixed media, Evans creates abstract compositions through color, pattern and surface. An opening reception will be held from 6-10 p.m. July 7.