Arts and entertainment calendar for Sept. 13
Updated: October 8, 2012 8:06PM
“Father of the Bride”
Performed by the Progressive Village Performance Network at 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Maercker Grade School, 5827 S. Cass Ave., Westmont. Tickets: $10; $7 for children, students and seniors. Visit www.pvpn.weebly.com or call (630) 963-5252.
Through Oct. 7 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora. Tickets: $34.90-$46.90. Visit www.paramountaurora.com or call (630) 896-6666.
Presented through Sept. 30 at Wheaton Drama, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Is the dashing young man interested in shy Catherine or her money? Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $13-$16. Visit www.wheatondrama.org or call (630) 260-1820.
“The Lady with All the Answers”
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents Amelia Barrett in a one-woman show drawn from the life and letters of advice columnist Ann Landers, through Sept. 23 in the Building K Theatre at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$33; $23-$31 for students and seniors. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
“A Little Night Music”
Presented at The Village Theatre Guild, Butterfield Road and Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, Oct. 19-Nov 10. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. $20. Call (630) 469-8230 or visit www.villagetheatreguild.org.
“Love and Drowning”
16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn, presents the world premiere of Will Dunne’s exploration of near-death experience, Sept. 20-Oct. 27. Ella and Hank Harding have drowned. Or have they? After a boating accident that left them both clinically dead, the resuscitated couple now find themselves at a strange, remote institute where life isn’t what it used to be. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays. $18 for general admission; $10 for student rush tickets (limited amount available day of show only). Call (708) 795-6704 or visit www.16thstreettheater.org.
Performed by GreenMan Theatre Troupe Oct. 19-Nov. 4 in Asbury Hall at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17; $15 for seniors and students. Visit www.greenmantheatre.com or call (630) 464-2646.
“The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story”
Presented by First Folio Theatre Sept. 26-Nov. 4 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $26-$37. Call (630) 986-8067 or visit www.firstfolio.org.
“Moonlight and Magnolias”
The comedy will be performed through Sept. 16 at the Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. Set in 1939, Hollywood producer David O. Selznick has big problems with his movie, “Gone With the Wind.” Tickets: $18 and $20. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit www.theatrewesternsprings.com.
Presented by Fox Valley Repertory through Oct. 7 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $32-$42. Dinner show packages are available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
Through Oct. 28 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. $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.
Chicago a cappella
Presents “Genius in the Synagogue: A Musical Portrait of Max Janowski” at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $35 for preferred seating, $28 for general admission, $22 for seniors; and $12 for students. Call (773) 281-7820 or see www.chicagoacappella.org.
Opens its 25th anniversary season with “Performance. Art.” at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The orchestra will be joined by the Brooklyn-based chamber group PROJECT Trio, which blends classical technique with jazz and rock styles. The program includes works by Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach and Igor Stravinsky. Tickets: $40-$50. Call (312) 236-3681, ext. 2, or visit www.chicagosinfonietta.org.
DuPage Symphony Orchestra
Presenting “Great Expectations” at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 in Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The program features bassoonist Peter Kolkay playing John Williams’ “The Five Sacred Trees” and Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony. Tickets: $30; $26 seniors; $12 students. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.dupagesymphony.org.
New Philharmonic Orchestra
Presenting “Brahms — Blissful and Bold” at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. Guest pianist Yeol eum Son joins New Philharmonic to showcase two of Brahms’ works, created at the height of his career. Tickets: $38; $36 seniors; $28 youth. Call (630) 942-4000.
The Orion Ensemble
The chamber music ensemble presents “Orion Beginnings” at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. The program includes works by Bartók, Huydts and Schumann. Tickets: $26; $23 seniors; $10 for students; admission is free for children 12 and younger. Call (630) 628-9591 or visit www.orionensemble.org.
Sinfonietta Bel Canto
The chamber orchestra and opera group starts its third season, themed “Forgotten Gems,” at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter St., Downers Grove. “SBC Tribute: Hinsdale Music Club” features works by Reinecke and Saint-Saëns. Tickets in advance are $17; $14 senior citizens; $5 students; free admission for children 7 and under, accompanied by a parent. Tickets purchased at the door are $19/$16/$7. Visit www.SinfoniettaBelCanto.org or call (630) 384-5007.
West Suburban Symphony
Performing a concert of well-known music for string, wind, and choral ensembles at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at St. Joseph Chapel, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. The program includes works by Vivaldi, Holst, Gounod and others. Tickets: $22; $20 seniors; $5 teens; free for children. Visit www.westsubsymphony.org or call (630) 887-7464.
Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (630) 530-0111. www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 18, 1:30 p.m.: Hollywood entertainer Debbie Reynolds will perform a variety show that features Broadway favorites and comedy. $55; lunch and dinner packages are available from $70-$74.
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. For information about the theater, visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Celtic Thunder. $32.50, $49.50, $65, $75. Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: Australian Pink Floyd.
6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. For information, visit www.allstatearena.com. Parking is $20, cash only. Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: “Twins Of Evil Tour,” featuring Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, with special guest J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.: The Smashing Pumpkins. $50.
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street, St. Charles. (630) 962-7000. www.oshows.com. Sept. 14, 8 p.m.: Three Dog Night. $29-$75. Sept. 15, 8 p.m.: “Three Faces of the King,” starring winners of the international Elvis competition at Graceland. $29-$59. Sept. 21, 8 p.m.: Kansas. $39-$79. Oct. 5, 8 p.m.: Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, $19-$49. Oct. 6, 8 p.m.: (Buddy Holly’s) The Original Crickets, $29-$59. Oct. 7, 7 p.m.: The GoGos with Belinda Carlisle, $59-$95. Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: ProgNight with “Monsters of Progressive Rock” Neal Morse, Three Friends and District 97. $35-$79. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.: Michael Schenker Group Reunion, $29-$69. Oct. 13, 8 p.m.: Dana Carvey, former cast member of Saturday Night Live. $59-$89.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. Sept. 14, 9 p.m.: The Fleshtones with Expo ’76 (rock). $12. Sept. 16, 6 p.m.: Shout Section Big Band. $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Sept. 20, 8 p.m.: Exposure in the SideBar (rock). $5. Sept. 21, 9 p.m.: Deacon Blues (Steely Dan tribute). $15. Sept. 22, 9 p.m.: Heartsfield (rock). $15. Sept. 23, 6 p.m.: John Burnett Orchestra (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Sept. 27, 8 p.m.: Los Straitjackets with Daddy-o-Grande plus Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly). $20. Sept. 28, 9 p.m.: Los Straitjackets plus Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly). $20. Sept. 29, 9 p.m.: Elaine Stepter and the Jackson Street Band, with The Velvet Jimis (R&B/soul). $15. Sept. 30, 6 p.m.: Fred Cantu Big Band. $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Oct. 6, 9 p.m.: Junior Brown (country). $20. Oct. 7, 6 p.m.: Grandstand Big Band. $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. Oct. 10, 8 p.m.: Chicago Singer Spotlight, $8.
Jazz Faculty Concert Series
Presents an evening with jazz guitarist John McLean at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at North Central College’s Wentz Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $20 general admission; $15 for students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/show.
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. Sept. 28: Four Shillings Short, 21st century bards who play more than 30 world instruments.
Village Voices Chorus
Presenting a concert of music from stage and screen, patriotic tunes, gospel and spirituals, vocal jazz and more at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Beacon Hill Senior Residence, 2400 S. Finley Road, Lombard. Admission is free.
Artists of Mayslake Peabody Estate
“Poe and More,” an exhibit inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, is on display now through a closing reception at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Artists from Exploring Watercolor, a group that paints at the mansion of coal magnate F.S. Peabody, will present their most recent works in addition to Poe-inspired works. Call (630) 206-9566.
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. September: “Through A Traveler’s Eyes.”
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 Jan. 5: “No Rules: Contemporary Clay,” focusing on clay-based work of a nonfunctional nature and including recent and new work by an international group of 13 artists. Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Talk with Jay Strommen. Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Teri Frame will perform live at the museum. In “Medusa: A Performance,” Frame uses raw clay and clay masks to dramatically alter her appearance, exploring notions of beauty over time. Frame will be accompanied by cellist Sascha Groschang and violinist Laurel Morgan of The Wires. The performance is free, but reservations are recommended. Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Talk with Blake Jamison Williams. Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Artist Talk with Nicole Seisler.
Founders Lounge of the Frick Center, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. www.elmhurst.edu. Through Oct. 3: Hispanic Heritage Exhibition, featuring the work of Nicolas de Jesus, a master printmaker from Mexico. A reception with de Jesus will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, with a gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m.
AUDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
Combined Church Choir of Itasca
Seeking singers for its 21st annual charity fundraising Christmas performance on Dec. 1 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Itasca. Opportunities for solo and small ensemble singing, with orchestra. Rehearsals on Sunday evenings, starting Oct. 7, at First Presbyterian Church in Itasca. Contact Dan D’Andrea at (630) 322-9187.
The Marriott Theatre
Holding general auditions for non-union actors from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Actors’ Equity Association Member Center, First Floor, 557 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Productions under consideration include “Now & Forever,” “South Pacific” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” Prepare one 16-bar song and a second contrasting selection, and bring music in your key and an updated headshot and resume. Accompanist provided. Sign up for an audition time at www.MarriottTheatre.com/auditions.
The Marriott Theatre
Seeking strong non-AEA male and female dancers who sing well for its 2013 season. Shows include “Now & Forever,” “South Pacific” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” “9 to 5” and “Mary Poppins.” Auditions will be held Sept. 17, 10 a.m. for men and 3 p.m. for women, at the Marriott Theatre Rehearsal Warehouse, 1342 Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove. No appointment necessary. Bring jazz and character shoes, an updated headshot/resume, and 16 bars up-tempo and ballad with music in your key. Accompanist provided. For information, e-mail Peter.Sullivan@Marriott.com.
Holding non-Equity auditions for “The Sound of Music” from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 16-17 at Wheaton Drama, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Open to adults only; no appointments needed. Visit www.wheatondrama.org for full audition notice and instructions.
Elmhurst Choral Union
Seeking singers for its 2012-13 season, featuring Handel’s “Messiah.” Membership is open to singers with previous choral experience or the ability to read music. Singers in all voice ranges are sought, especially tenors and basses. To reserve an audition appointment on Sept. 17 or for more information, visit www.elmhurstchoralunion.org or call (630) 758-1100. Rehearsals begin Sept. 24 on the campus of Elmhurst College.
Men of Spirito!
The chorale group of men 18 years of age or older seeks new members. The Men of Spirito! rehearse from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and perform in the western suburbs. For information, call (630) 941-0744 or e-mail email@example.com.
Graue Mill and Museum
The Oak Brook museum invites all photography enthusiasts to submit works for its annual juried photography exhibition. The exhibition includes divisions for both adult and youth (junior high and younger) and cash awards for each category. There are no limits as to subject but photos must have been completed during the last three years. The winning and other selected photographs will be on exhibit in the Frederick Graue House Oct. 5-13. For more information or to receive an entry application, call (630) 920-9720.
Lemont Artists Guild
Seeking 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.
Pumpkins ‘n Holly Craft Show
Seeking crafters for its Nov. 17 show and bake sale 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.
BOOKS & POETRY
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Oct. 2, 7 p.m.: Young adult author Libba Bray discusses and signs The Diviners.
Young Adult Literature Conference
The event, sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop, will be held 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville. The day includes author appearances, breakout sessions, book talks, continental breakfast and luncheon. $99; $75 for full-time students (with proof of current school registration). Registration required; call (630) 820-2802.
DuPage Children’s Museum
301 N. Washington St., Naperville. (630) 637-8000. www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org. Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m.: Tiny Great Performance features children’s musician Jim Gill. The concert will be at Washington Junior High School, Naperville, just across the street from the museum. Picnic-style seating (bring blankets or mats, no chairs). $3 per person. Reservations required.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio
122 W. Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 352-3101. www.lagrangeartleague.org. Sept. 22-23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Abstract painter Jeff Hirst will teach a silkscreen and encaustic workshop. Sept. 30: Joanne Laudolff presents a botanical printing and collage workshop.
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street, St. Charles. (630) 962-7000. www.oshows.com. Oct. 13, 8 p.m.: Dana Carvey, former cast member of Saturday Night Live. $59-$89.
Big Time Comedy Jam
At 8 p.m. Sept. 21 a the Best Western Hotel, 4400 Frontage Road, Hillside. Hosted by BLT, with Marcus Combs, Hustle Man and Diane Corder. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Call (847) 630-5318.
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Oct. 12, 8 p.m.: Capitol Steps present political satire. Rated PG for some adult content. $30-$35.
Zanies Comedy Club
Located at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 584-6342. www.zanies.com. Sept. 14-15: Josh Blue. Sept. 19-22: Joe Bronzi. Sept. 26-29: Andy Woodhull.
8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. Sept. 16, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Steve Cooper Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. Sept. 19 and Oct. 10 and 17, 7:30-11 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dance, $10. No partner needed. Sept. 23, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Steve Anthony Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Oct. 14, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Ron Smolen Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Oct. 21, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Teddy Lee Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Presented by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Community Nurse Health Center, 5-10:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Gordon Park, La Grange Road and Ogden Avenue, La Grange. Featuring live music by Far Sighted, The Bad Dads and Infinity, celebrity bartenders, bags tournament, food and raffles. Admission: $15 in online; $20 at the door. Visit www.therocktoberfest.com.
West End Art Festival
Held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16 near Stone Avenue Station along Burlington Avenue between Brainard and Waiola avenues, La Grange. The festival hosts more than 60 jury-selected artists, as well as local food vendors. An Evening of Art and Jazz, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14, will kick off the festival. The evening includes an artist preview and sale and live jazz music by the Marlene Rosenberg Quartet featuring Tammy McCann. A cash bar and food from local restaurants are also part of the event. Visit www.lgba.com.
Oktoberfest Fall Family Festival
Held from 4-11 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Louise De Marillac Parish, 31st and Harrison avenues, LaGrange Park. Featuring Oktoberfest food available for purchase, children’s carnival games from 4-7 p.m., and music by The Sylvies from 8-11 p.m. Free admission. Call (708) 352-7388.
Brookfield Film Society
Films are screened at The Cottage at Irish Times Pub, 8869 Burlington Ave., Brookfield. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; film at 7:20 p.m. Free admission. Visit www.brookfieldfilmsociety.com. Sept. 20: “Ball of Fire,” starring Cary Grant and Barbara Stanwyck. Sept. 24: “A Song is Born,” starring Danny Kaye.
Cantigny Car Show
Cantigny Park’s seventh annual car show will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16 in the south parking lot, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, featuring 400 vehicles on display, DJ music by Carousel Sound, and food/drink concessions. Admission is free; parking is $5, $2 before 10 a.m. Visit www.cantigny.org.
Chicago Pet Show
Presented from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien. Admission: $7; free for seniors 65 and over and youth under 18 with a parent. www.chicagopetshow.com.
Taps 150 Ice Cream Social
Held from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Helping Hand Center, 9649 W. l55th St., Countryside. The Civil War-themed event includes a reading of the Gettysburg Address, a program of patriotic songs by the Divine Infant Choir of Westchester, The Strings of Faith, Chimes Ensemble and the Marci Night Brigade Band. At the close of the show Bugles Across America will sound Taps in unison. Free admission. Visit www.Taps150.org.
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. Sept. 15, 1-4 p.m.: Author, historian and Sweet Home Chicago exhibit collaborator, Leslie Goddard will sign copies of her new book, Chicago’s Sweet Candy History. Books will be available for purchase for $22.
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. Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-noon: 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.
The outdoor history museum is located at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Naper Settlement has 30 historic structures ranging from a rustic log cabin to a Victorian mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. www.napersettlement.museum. (630) 420-6010. General admission is $12; $10 seniors; $8 youth 4-12; free for Naperville residents, members and children 3 and under. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sundays.