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DuPage, Will and Cook to offer arts and crafts, holiday housewalk, concerts

SALUTE TO BROADWAY'S BEST
WHERE: Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst
WHEN: 3 p.m. Nov. 17
COST & INFO: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students, with a family pass at $45 for two adults and up to five children; www.musicatbethel.com, 630-279-4040
ABOUT: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes II – A Salute to Broadway” is part of the church’s Music at Bethel Concert Series. The region's musical theater stars will sing Broadway’s best-loved songs including duets and ensemble numbers, with a wine reception to follow. The artists are Felicia Filip Burkovskiy (shown), Vasily Deris, Lara Filip, Sophie Grimm, Evan Tyrone Martin and Emily Rohm. They will be accompanied by pianist Jeffrey Panko, Bethel’s minister of music and artistic director of the concert series.
SALUTE TO BROADWAY'S BEST WHERE: Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst WHEN: 3 p.m. Nov. 17 COST & INFO: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students, with a family pass at $45 for two adults and up to five children; www.musicatbethel.com, 630-279-4040 ABOUT: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes II – A Salute to Broadway” is part of the church’s Music at Bethel Concert Series. The region's musical theater stars will sing Broadway’s best-loved songs including duets and ensemble numbers, with a wine reception to follow. The artists are Felicia Filip Burkovskiy (shown), Vasily Deris, Lara Filip, Sophie Grimm, Evan Tyrone Martin and Emily Rohm. They will be accompanied by pianist Jeffrey Panko, Bethel’s minister of music and artistic director of the concert series.

NOV. 14

ARTIST MAURICIO FORERO'S "SOUTHS AND NORTHS": Through Nov. 23, Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: www.riversideartscenter.com, 708-442-6400.

DISPENSA'S KIDDIE KINGDOM SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Through Nov. 16, Oakbrook Terrace Historical Society, 17W245 16th St. It highlights Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom and Castle of Toys. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: obthistory.com/images/DispensaFlyer2.pdf.

CHICAGO'S SWEET CANDY HISTORY: 7 p.m., Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave. "Chicago's Sweet Candy History" will be shared by historian and dramatic presenter Leslie Goddard. For most of its history, Chicago produced a third of the nation's candy. Learn some of the history behind the tasty treats and explore what made Chicago such a powerful location for candy makers. Cost: Free, with registration required. Information: berwynlibrary.org, 708-795-8000.

"'MACBETH" PART OF MAC LINEUP: Nov. 14 to 24, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. College Theater's "Macbeth" plays at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday beginning Nov. 14. Next up, TheaterWorksUSA will present "Pete the Cat" for kids ages 6 to 11 at 7 p.m. Nov. 15; and The Midtown Men, featuring stars of the original Broadway cast of "Jersey Boys," will appear at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-4000.

FILM CLASSES: Various dates, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. The instructor is Sue Thornquist of Downers Grove. Different classes are offered Nov. 14 and 19 and Dec. 5 and 10. One can register by emailing Thornquist at srthorn55@gmail.com.

"ON THE RIGHT TRACK – BY RAIL TO CHICAGO & BEYOND" EXHIBIT: Nov. 14 through March 29, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. New exhibit explores local railroad history through artifacts including photos, maps and models of stations, locomotives and railroad cars. Model Railroad Madness is offered by model train enthusiasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16. Cost: Free. Information: elmhursthistory.org, 630-833-1457.

NOV. 15

GALLERY THEATRE STUDIO PRESENTING "BISTRO DE L'AMOUR" AND "RECONCILIATION": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 and 3 p.m. Nov. 17, 129 Main St., West Chicago. It's written and directed by Tom Rieser. Cost: $16 for adults, $14 for seniors. Information: Reservations at gallerytickets.gmail.com, 630-234-5919; www.gallerytheaterstudio.com.

ELMHURST NATIVE TEKKI LOMNICKI'S NEW SHOW: Nov. 15 to 17, Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Six Stories Up – "The Deep Blue Sea" – is a show written and performed by kids and adults with and without disabilities. Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for students. Information: tellintales.org.

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. The Sapsuckers' Nikki Grossman and Joe Hart were nominated as the best country band by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Association; the accomplished musicians bring a light touch and humor to their performances. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-969-9720.

DONNA THE BUFFALO: 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Touring the U.S. since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has roots in old-time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of Cajun, zydeco, rock, folk, reggae and country. Information: fitzgeraldsnightclub.com, 708-788-2118.

"DOUBT, A PARABLE": 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 to 24, GreenMan Theatre, 232 S. York St., Elmhurst. A Bronx school principal, Sister Aloysius, suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Cost: $15 to $17. Information: www.greenmantheatre.org; 630-464-2646, ticketpeak.com/res/GMTT.

DRURY LANE PRESENTS "MARY POPPINS": Most Wednesdays through Sundays, Nov. 15 to Jan. 19, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Information: drurylanetheatre.com, 630-530-0111.

FAMED BLUES ROCKER ANTHONY GOMES: 9:30 p.m., Brauer House, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. Singer-songwriter and guitar great Anthony Gomes is on tour for his album, "Peace, Love & Loud Guitars." The recording was named Best Blues Album of 2018 by Blues Rock Review. The current issue of Guitar World puts him in the Top 30 Best Modern Blues Guitarists in the World. Cost: $12 to $15. Information: www.brauerhouse.com.

NOV. 16

WHEATON HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., four homes in Wheaton. It's a benefit for the Wheaton North High School show choir Flight. Information: wheatonholidayhousewalk.com.

GIFT OF LAUGHTER DINNER AND VARIETY SHOW: 6 p.m., Alpine Banquet House, 11141 Roosevelt Road, Westchester. The event is a benefit to support CatVando, which helps street cats. Cost: $65. Information: catvando.org.

IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Edman Chapel on Wheaton College campus, 501 College Ave. The Wheaton College Artist Series presents the Irish Chamber Orchestra with conductor-composer Jörg Widmann and soprano Claron McFadden. It's described as Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble. Information: wheaton.edu/ASTickets, 630-752-5010.

SAINT LOUISE DE MARILLAC SCHOOL'S HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1125 Harrison Ave, La Grange Park. Over 50 crafters and vendors will be on hand, and the Scholastic Book Fair will be open. A Crafters Café serves a light breakfast and lunch items, and there will be raffles, plus pictures with Santa. Information: www.slmschool.org, 708-352-2202.

BUSY BEAVERS CRAFT CLUB: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Each program offers a different craft activity in the museum; drop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monthly themes are November's turkeys, and December's snowy owls. Cost: Free to all ages. Information: ReconnectWithNature.org.

NOV. 18

AFTER HOURS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS "FIDDLER – A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES": 7:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. It's about the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." Information: afterhoursfilmsociety.com, 630-968-0219.

PROJECT 88 ANNOUNCING LUCILE EVANS MUSICAL FESTIVAL: Nov. 18 to 23, Unity Lutheran Church, 6720 W. 31st St., Berwyn. Information: project88berwyn.org, 708-788-4132.

NOV. 19

SENIOR SUBURBAN ORCHESTRA: 2 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove. Cost: Free. Information: seniorsuburbanorchestra.org.

BOOK SIGNING FOR "A WALK IN THE DARK: A GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR TRUE LIGHT": 5 to 7 p.m., The Wellness Path, 320 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange. It's written by Dr. Vic Manzo Jr., a pediatric, family and wellness chiropractor and host of the podcast "The Mindful Experiment." The book is for people dealing with mental and emotional stress. The event offers music, apple cider sangria and organic appetizers. Reservations are requested. Information: shawurl.com/3c0f.

BLOOMINGDALE GARDEN CLUB'S SNOWMAN CENTERPIECE COMMUNITY PROJECT: 6:15 p.m., Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First St., Bloomingdale. People are invited to join club members in crafting centerpieces for the Christmas dinner tables at West Suburban Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, as well as one to take home for a small fee. Crafting begins at 7 p.m. Information: bloomingdalegardenclub@gmail.com, www.bloomingdalegardenclub.org.

EXAMINE NATIVE AMERICAN REPRESENTATION THROUGH ART: 2 to 3 p.m., Student Services Center's room 3245 at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. The topic is “Reclaiming Representation: Contemporary Native American Poetry and Music.” Cost: Free. Information: tinyurl.com/y56frk84, cod.edu.

TWELFTH ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT IN DOWNTOWN GLEN ELLYN: 5 to 9 p.m., Downtown Glen Ellyn. More than 20 stores will throw a party for a night of music, cocktails, appetizers and deals. Cost: $15 in advance or $20 that day. Information: downtownglenellyn.com.

CAREGIVER SERIES – HOW TO BE A FRIEND TO SOMEONE WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS: 6 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. When close friends or family members are seriously ill, people may not know what to do or say to bring comfort. Explore creative ways to provide support, compassion and joy for loved ones. Cost: Free, with registration required. Information: elmhurstpubliclibrary.org, 630-279-8696.

BINGO AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 80: 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Alexander Bradley Burns Post 80, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove. Doors open at 4 p.m. There will be a variety of games and progressive jackpots, with food and refreshments available. Cost: Free admission. Information: 630-968-9710, www.post80.org.

NOV. 20

LEMONT ARTISTS GUILD PRESENTING FLOWER COLLAGE USING WATERCOLOR EFFECTS: 7 p.m., Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Elizabeth Waddington demonstrates Brusho crystal color pigments and art tissue (ewaddington1.wixsite.com/lizpaints). Cost: Free, with food pantry donation appreciated. Information: Liz Connelly at 815-341-1145 or www.lemontartistsguild.org.

WATER-BASED EXERCISE CLASS: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 18, except Nov. 27, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. The WET Class at RBHS is an adult level class, which is meant to elevate heart rate and muscular strength, utilizing water as resistance. No swimming is involved. Information: www.rbhs208.net, clicking on community, swimming pool, WET Class; or email Noelle at bajohrn@rbhs208.net.

NOV. 21

MORTON WEST HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTING "SINGIN' IN THE RAIN" MUSICAL: 7 p.m. Nov. 21 to 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Berwyn. Information: shawurl.com/3c0h.

AUTUMN FESTIVAL, AN ARTS AND CRAFTS AFFAIR: Nov. 21 to 24, Odeum Sports & Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Hundreds of the nation’s artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 23; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Cost: $9 to $10. Information: hpifestivals.com, 402-331-2889.

CHILD LINK'S 17TH ANNUAL BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU PROGRESSIVE WINE TASTING: 5:30 to 8 p.m., downtown La Grange. Child Link, a local nonprofit child welfare agency, teams up with multiple restaurants. Cost: $65. Information: Tickets at childlnk.org, 312-377-4735, ext. 248.

BRITAIN'S NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING OF "42ND STREET": 7 p.m., McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Cost: $24. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-4000.

NOV. 22

POINSETTIA "SHADES OF CRIMSON" DISPLAY AND SALE: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Visitors are invited to the Cantigny Greenhouse to enjoy a sea of poinsettia plants at their holiday best. Sale ends at 3:30 p.m. Park at Visitors Center and take trolley service traveling between the center, McCormick House and greenhouse. Cost: Parking fee is $5. Information: cantigny.org, 630-668-5161.

RE-DECK THE HALLS SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, Bethel United Church of Christ, Administration Center, 316 E. Huntington Lane, Elmhurst. It's a sale of gently used holiday decorations and gifts. Homemade goodies also will be sold. Information: 630-279-4040.

ILLUMIBREW: 5:30 to 10 p.m., The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. IllumiBrew offers the first chance to to see the new features of "Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum," while sampling seasonal beers, ciders and meads from breweries stationed along the way. It's open to people age 21 and older. Cost: $60. Information: www.mortonarb.org/events/illumibrew.

OPEN MIC: 8 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-699-2973.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Edman Chapel at Wheaton College, 401 E. Franklin St. Information: Tickets at 312-294-3000; wheaton.edu.

THE DIRECTORS' WORKSHOP PRESENTS THE FALL WORKSHOP: Nov. 22 to 24, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. It's an evening of three, one-act plays. Information: theatreofwesternsprings.com/on-stage/tws/the-directors-workshop-the-fall-workshop-2019, 708-246-4043.

NOV. 23

EARLY THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Turkish American Society of Wheaton's Cultural Center, 1415 Hill Ave. The event is free, with reservations required by Nov. 18. Information: info@taswheaton.org.

NOV. 25

CHORAL-AIRES CHORUS GUEST NIGHTS: 7 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst. A noted a cappella barbershop harmony chorus, the Choral-Aires Chorus of Sweet Adelines International meets to rehearse Monday nights. Information: choral-aires.com.

ELMHURST HARMONIE REHEARSALS: 7 p.m. Mondays, Elmhurst Elks Lodge, 711 W. St. Charles Road. Formerly the Elmhurst Men's Chorus and Elmhurst Ladies' Chorus, the group invites everyone who loves to sing to join rehearsals for the holiday season. Information: elmhurstharmonie.com.

NOV. 29

"MCCORMICK HOUSE – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE" PLUS IMAGIST EXHIBIT: Through Jan. 12, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. Chicago Imagist fans will enjoy "What Came After – Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-1998," while architecture enthusiasts will revel in the sophistication of the Mies van der Rohe McCormick House exhibition that for the first time portrays a full, 1950s domestic representation of the rare single-family home. Special tours also are planned. Information: elmhurstartmuseum.org.

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO: 7 p.m., 123 Main St., West Chicago. Weekly bingo, raffles and pull tabs on Fridays for ages 18 and older. Proceeds help veterans and the community. Check out additional dates. Information: wchicago.mhsoftware.com.

DEC. 5

SENIOR SINGERS INVITED TO JOIN LILAC TOWN SENIOR CHORUS: 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday, Lombard Community Building, 433 E. St. Charles Road. It is presented by the Lombard Park District as a free, friendly and informal setting for people to sing. Information: Call Patti Plomb at 630-620-7322.

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