Arts and entertainment calendar for Oct. 25
Updated: November 26, 2012 6:34AM
Theatre-hike features “Werewolf’s Curse: Or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow,” 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27-28 at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Each scene is presented at a different location on the arboretum grounds, with audience members hiking to each location to enjoy the unfolding story. Suitable for ages 8 and up, but may not be appropriate for children who are afraid of monsters. $19; $13 children. Visit www.mortonarb.org or call (630) 968-0074.
Halloween Walk and Fall Festival
Held Oct. 27 in the La Grange business district, starting with the annual Halloween Walk, a trick or treat parade with treats provided by local merchants, at 10 a.m. (line up at the Cossitt School playground). In-store attractions throughout the day include costume contests, face painting, pet photos, an art party, wine and beer tastings and more.Visit lgba.com for information.
Halloween double feature
The Brookfield Film Society presents “London After Midnight” (1927), starring Lon Chaney, and “Mark of The Vampire” (1935), starring Lionel Barrymore on Oct. 29 at the Cottage at Irish Times Pub, 8869 Burlington Ave., Brookfield. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.; film at 7:20 p.m. The event includes a costume contest, popcorn and raffle. Free admission. Visit www.BrookfieldFilmSociety.com.
Through Oct. 28 at Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. $18-$20. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit www.theatrewesternsprings.com.
Hosted by the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. The carnival atmosphere includes games, candy, face painting, crafts and refreshments. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes (nothing scary). At 7 p.m., there will be a showing of the Veggie Tales movie, “The League of Incredible Vegetables,” free with a paid Pumpkin Chase admission of $3 per person; $8 per family. Visit www.ccch.org or call (630) 323-3456.
Halloween costume contest
Kids are invited to stop by Pinstripes, 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, Oct. 26-31, in their Halloween costumes and receive a complimentary treat. A costume judging contest for all ages will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 27. First place winner receives a party for eight guests at Pinstripes; second place receives a party for four guests; and third place receives a bottle of wine or $25 Pinstripes gift certificate. Visit www.pinstripes.com.
“Monster Mayhem of the Midwest”
Historian and performer Terry Lynch tells tales of local ghouls at 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley Ave., Wheaton. Free, but reservations requested. Visit ww.dupagemuseum.org or call (630) 510-4941.
Kids Club Halloween
Featuring a screening of “Shrek,” rated PG, at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at North Riverside Mall Theatre, 7501 W. Cermak Road. Kids Club Halloween Fairytale Fest starts at 8:30 a.m., featuring music, stories, Halloween art and crafts, a costume dance contest, meet-and-greet with Shrek, and a free 4x6 photo for all children in costume. Free. Visit www.classiccinemas.com.
“The Woman in Black”
The suspense thriller will be presented by Fox Valley Repertory through Oct. 28 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. A London lawyer hires an actor to help recount a story that has troubled him since he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. Performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. The show is rated PG-13. Tickets: $32-$42. Dinner show packages available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
John Carpenter’s original “Halloween,” rated R, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park; North Riverside Mall Theatre, 7501 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside; York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst; and the Ogden 6 Theatre, 1227 E. Ogden, Naperville. The bonus short, “You Can Kill the Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween,” will also be shown. Visit www.classiccinemas.com.
Halloween swing dance
With music by The Gina Knight Orchestra, Oct. 27 at the Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Swing lesson at 7:30 p.m.; open dancing at 8:30 p.m. Costume contest and more. $12; $10 students. Visit www.willowbrookballroom.com or call (708) 839-1000.
Halloween big band dance
Presented by the DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Normandy Banquet Hall, 310 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. $6. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Nov. 21-Dec. 30 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets: $34.90-$46.90. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit www.paramountaurora.com.
At 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden, La Grange Park. $15. Call (708) 354-0061, ext. 128.
“The Good Life Cafe”
The one-woman show by Jenna Eisenberg will be presented at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Wheaton Drama, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. $10. Visit www.wheatondrama.org or call (630) 260-1820.
“Kiss Me, Kate”
At 8 p.m. Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. $15; $10 students and seniors. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“A Little Night Music”
Presented at The Village Theatre Guild, Butterfield Road and Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, through 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, through Nov. 3. 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 through 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 through 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.
Oct. 26-Nov. 10 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center at Morton College, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $17; $15 seniors. Visit www.jpactheatre.com or call (708) 656-1800.
“Singin’ in the Rain”
Nov. 8-Jan. 13 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 theater packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“The Sound of Music”
Nov. 9-Dec. 9 at Wheaton Drama, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. Performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets at www.wheatondrama.org or call (630) 260-1820.
Presented by Grove Players Nov. 9-18 at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$15. Call (630) 415-3682 or visit www.groveplayers.org.
Through Oct. 28 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. $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.
“Día de los Muertos,” 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The program includes works of Mexican and other Latin American composers as well as Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. $40-$50. Visit www.chicagosinfonietta.org.
The Orion Ensemble
“A Night at the Opera,” 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Drive, Geneva. The program includes Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Liszt and Giuseppe Verdi. $26; $23 seniors; $10 students; free for children 12 and younger. Call (630) 628-9591 or visit www.orionensemble.org.
World Music Festival
Oct. 26-28 at Elmhurst College’s 190 South Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.: Free concert featuring the Glen Ayre Trio and Liam Teague with the Elmhurst Percussion Ensemble in the college’s Mill Theater. Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Concert featuring Liz Carroll, Liam Teague, Kathleen Bremer, Louise Brodie, Sheila Houlahan, Irish dancers, Elmhurst Philharmonic Orchestra, Elmhurst Percussion Ensemble, Elmhurst Late Night Blues Vocal Ensemble and the Elmhurst Jazz Band, in the college’s Hammerschmidt Chapel. $10-$18, available at www.elmhurst.edu/worldmusic and at the door. Oct. 28, noon-3 p.m.: Fiddling workshop in Celtic, American and Swedish fiddling styles for Elmhurst College and high school musicians. $10. Register by e-mailing ElmhurstCollegeOrchestra@yahoo.com.
“An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz”
The jazz faculty member performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $20; $15 students and seniors. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs. (708) 246-3380. www.theatreofwesternsprings.com. Nov. 3, 8 p.m.: Singer/songwriter Lisa McClowry. $40-$45; $35-$40 for TWS subscribers.
Annual Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Concert
Featuring national champion guitarist and harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson, with special guest Howard Levy, 8 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Downers Grove High School auditorium, 4436 N. Main St. $23 in advance, $25 at the door; $15/$17 for seniors and students. Visit www.murielanderson.com.
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. Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: Australian Pink Floyd. Dec. 9, 7 p.m.: Multi-platinum rock bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down, with P.O.D. $40, $50, $60.
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. Nov. 29-30, 7:30 p.m.: The Who: Quadrophenia and More. $39.50, $59.50, $80.50, $129.50. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.: Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents “The Lost Christmas Eve.” $30, $39, $49, $59, $69. Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m.: Green Day ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! Tour. $27.50, $52.
The Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street, St. Charles. (630) 962-7000. www.oshows.com. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.: Michael Schenker Group Reunion, $29-$69. Nov. 2, 8 p.m.: Asia, featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes and guitarist Steve Howe. $39-$125. Nov. 3, 8 p.m.: The Scintas (Las Vegas variety show). $29-$59. Nov. 9-10, 8 p.m.: Bronx Wanderers Sock Hop. $29-$49. Nov. 17, 8 p.m., and Nov. 18, 7 p.m.: UFO. $39-$79.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. Oct. 26, 9 p.m.: Anna Fermin plus Neville, Blamires & Paul from Tributosaurus (roots). Oct. 26, 9 p.m.: Cannonball in the SideBar (rock). Free. Oct. 27: FitzGerald’s annual Halloween Bash with Ghosts of Rockstars Past and Zombie Walk. $8. Oct. 28, 6 p.m.: John Burnett Orchestra (jazz). $10; $5 age 17 and under. Nov. 1, 8 p.m.: Anne Hills CD release show for “The Songs of Tom Paxton,” with Gary Cleland and James Robinson Parran (rock). $15. Nov. 2, 9 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Nov. 3, 9 p.m.: The Del Moroccos plus Bellfuries (rockabilly). $12. Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Community Big Band, an 18-piece big band, plays in a fundraising event for the Bill May Jazz Education Fund. $10; $5 for 17 and under. Nov. 8, 8 p.m.: David Olney with guitarist Sergio Webb in the SideBar (roots rock). $15. Nov. 9, 9 p.m.: Derek Nelson & the Musicians, plus the Howling Brothers (folk/rock). $10. Nov. 10, 9 p.m.: The Red Elvises (rock). $15. Nov. 14, 8 p.m.: Chicago Singer Spotlight, $8. Nov. 15, 8:30 p.m.: Kevin Gordon Band (rock). $15. Nov. 15, 9 p.m.: Expo ’76 in the SideBar (rock). No cover. Nov. 16, 9 p.m.: Bono Brothers (rock). Nov. 17, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks with special guest Big Head Todd (blues). $20. Nov. 21, 8:30 p.m.: Tributosaurus becomes The Who (Vol. 2). $20. Nov. 23, 9 p.m.: The Bad Examples (rock). $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Nov. 24, 9 p.m.: Mr. Blotto. Dec. 1, 9 p.m.: The Congregation, Go Long Mule, The Crane Wives (rock). $10.
Country music recording artist Sara Evans
Performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $55, $60 and $70. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Nov. 3, 8 p.m.: Indigo Girls, with guests The Shadowboxers. $45, $55. Nov. 10, 8 p.m.: Olivia Newton-John. $50, $65, $75. Dec. 31, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.: Under the Streetlamp, featuring former “Jersey Boys” cast members singing doo-wop, Motown and oldies. The 10 p.m. show includes champagne toast and countdown. $55-$65.
“Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project”
Mary Wilson of The Supremes stars in a multi-media Lena Horne tribute concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $45, $50. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
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. Oct. 26: Red Tail Ring with special guest author Scott Alarik introducing his new folk music novel Revival. Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22, 2-4 p.m.: Bluegrass Jams, $1. Oct. 27, 8 p.m.: Old Time Barn Dance Party, all dances taught and called. $5. Nov. 2: Ruth and Max Bloomquist. Nov. 3 and 17, Dec. 1 and 15, 2-4 p.m.: Sing-Arounds, $1. Nov. 9: Minnesota singer-songwriter Dennis Warner. Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m.: Second Tuesday Song Circle, $1. Nov. 16: Guitarist and pianist Chris Walz. Nov. 23: Canadian balladeer Scott Cook. Nov. 25, 2-4 p.m.: Muriel Anderson Guitar Workshop, $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Reservations to www.murielanderson.com. Nov. 29 and Dec. 27, 7-9:30 p.m.: Last Thursday Open Mike, for high school and college age students. Free. Nov. 30: Northern Skyline Bluegrass. Dec. 7: Bittersweet Christmas Band. Dec. 14, 8 p.m.: Open mike. Dec. 21: Two Way Street Christmas Show. Dec. 28: Pete Norman’s Post-Christmas Blues Fest.
8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. Nov. 23, 9 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute band). $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Nov. 24, 8 p.m.: Trans-Infinity Orchestra plays the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. $20-$59.
Artists of Mayslake Peabody Estate
“Poe and More,” an exhibit inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, 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. October: “The Cornucopia of Color,” works by collage colorist Laura Lein-Svencner. Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Laura Lein-Svencner will present a mini-abstract collage landscape workshop. Nov. 8-11, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Sarah Rehmer’s four-day R&F Encaustic Workshop. Nov. 9-Dec. 29: Christmas in La Grange, a fine art and gift boutique, featuring handcrafted items by more than 60 artisans. Preview party will be held 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9. Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m.-noon: More Chicks Painting host Holiday Painting Workshop. Visit www.morechickspainting.com. Nov. 16-18, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Dianne Martia’s three-day Oil and Cold Wax Workshop.
Mary Vincent Fine Art Gallery Studio
22 Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 354-8338. www.maryvincentgallery.com. Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m., and Nov. 18, 1-4 p.m.: Walter Edelman, an art historian from New York City, presents a trunk show of original oil paintings and graphic works of art. Admission is free; wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
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.
“Immortality 10,000 Years”
Narrative artwork by Lee Benson is featured in an exhibit on display through Nov. 11 at North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist’s reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 9. For information, contact Nickole C. Lanham at (630) 637-5375 or email@example.com.
Oak Brook Art League
Through Oct. 27: The OBAL fourth annual exhibit, “Members Only,” at the Oak Brook Park District, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. OBAL will sponsor a special event, “Mastering the Portrait: A Portrait Painting Demonstration” at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Oak Brook Library. Portrait painter Michael McNicholas will demonstrate his craft working from either a
photo reference or a live sitter. Visit www.michaelcreativeart.com.
BOOKS & POETRY
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Oct. 30, 7 p.m.: Young adult fantasy writer Cinda Chima Williams discusses and signs The Crimson Crown, and Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian share their new book, Burn for Burn. Nov. 2, 7 p.m.: Jennifer Chiaverini discusses and signs The Giving Quilt.
123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665. www.andersonsbookshop.com. Oct. 31, 7 p.m.: John and Carole Barrowman will discuss and sign Hollow Earth.Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: Bob Shea signs his new picture book, Dinosaur vs. Santa.
“The Velveteen Rabbit”
Theatreworks USA presents the family-friendly musical at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. $10; $5 children. For an additional $4 per ticket, patrons may add an ice cream reception, taking place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the day of the performance. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Nov. 17, 7 p.m.: Chicago Comedy Tour, featuring WGN-TV’s Ana Beleval, Pat Tomasulo and Mike Toomey. $29.
8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. Oct. 26 and Nov. 16, 8 p.m.: Good Time Charley Singles Dance. Admission $6 before 8:15 p.m.; $8 after 8:15 p.m. Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Steve Cooper Orchestra, $10. No jeans or gym shoes. Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 13 and 20, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 14 and 21, 7:30-11 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dance, $10. No partner needed. Nov. 4: Waltz lessons, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $20. Ballroom dancing to music by The Weiss Brothers Orchestra, 2-5 p.m., $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Steve Cooper Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Teddy Lee Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes. Nov. 25, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by The Steve Anthony Orchestra, $14. No jeans or gym shoes.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
Held 7-9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Oak Brook Community Church, 3100 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, featuring bounce houses, hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, games and more. Costumes encouraged. All activites and refreshments are free. Call (630) 320-5122.
Lemont Artists’ Guild
Presenting its 18th annual Love of Art Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Lemont Park District’s CORE Fitness and Aquatic Complex, 16028 W. 127th St., Lemont. Free admission and parking. Visit www.lemontartistsguid.org.
“Beads, Bangles & Baubles”
Jewelry and accessories show, featuring offerings by local artisans, designers and vintage jewelry dealers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, 1s151 Winfield Road in Wheaton. Free admission; parking $5 per vehicle. Visit www.cantigny.org.
The After Hours Film Society
Screening 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. Oct. 29, 5 p.m.: Take Five Student Film Festival. Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.: “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
Clarendon Hills Public Library
7 N. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills. (630) 323-8188. www.clarendonhillslibrary.org. Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m.: Screening of “That Touch of Mink,” the 1962 Doris Day/Cary Grant romantic comedy.
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 $1. Oct. 29: “Hook.” Nov. 5: “Poltergeist.” Nov. 12: “Romancing the Stone.” Nov. 19: No show due to Thanksgiving holiday. Nov. 26: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Dec. 3: “Gremlins.” Dec. 10: “Ghostbusters.” Dec. 17: “Love Actually.” Dec. 24: “The Polar Express.”
5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. www.classiccinemas.com. Oct. 26, midnight: “Ghostbusters.” $5.
Lyric Opera of Chicago lecture
Featuring “Simon Boccanegra” at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Plymouth Place Senior Living, 315 N. LaGrange Road, LaGrange Park. Carla Thorpe discusses the history of the show and plays select pieces from the opera. Free, but reservations are requested. Call (708) 482-6511.
Special Talents America
The talent competition for children and adults who have disabilities will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at North Central Collelge’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $25, $35, and $45 and can be purchased by visiting www.specialtalents.org or calling (630) 637-7469.
20-30-40 Glass Society of Illinois
Presents the Market Glass Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the American Legion Hall, 900 S. LaGrange Road, LaGrange. Depression era glassware will be featured, along with other collectibles. Admission $2. Contact Alice Ewert, (708) 280-5831, or visit www.20-30-40society.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. Oct. 26-Jan. 6: “Centuries of Progress: American World’s Fairs, 1853-1982.”
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 December: “Florentine Mosaics.” The museum’s 50th anniversary celebration exhibit features contemporary and traditional styles of figural, landscape and floral pieces. Nov. 4, 2 p.m., and Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.: “Rock & Mineral Identification,” presented by geologist Sara Johnson. Ages 8-adult. All materials included. $5 per person. Reservations required. Nov. 10-11: “The Art of Florentine Mosaics.” Artist Iacopo Lastrucci from Florence, Italy, will demonstrate the traditional technique used in creating Florentine mosaics. Art historian Anna Maria Massinelli will give a presentation on the history of the art form that originated in the Tuscany region of Italy. Saturday, demonstration at 1 p.m., lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, demonstrations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and lecture at 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Lapidary Day,” with demonstrations by artists from the West Suburban Lapidary Club including beading, silversmithing, wire wrapping, faceting, hands-on activities and free jewelry cleaning. Free with museum admission. Dec. 1, 1-3 p.m.: “Create a Gem Tree.” Lapidaries Bill and Lois Zima of the DesPlaines Valley Geological Society teach how to create a small tree using gemstones and wire. Ages 9-adult. All materials included. $20 per person. Reservations required.