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From lively summer street festivals to winters aglow with holiday lights, DuPage County offers an astounding array of year-round events and activities that will surprise and delight even the most discriminating visitor. Use this handy listing to find events that pique your interest, then come discover DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs.
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12/01/13 -
"Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault"
The Billy Graham Center Museum at Wheaton College presents a temporary art exhibit from November 8, 2013 to May 13, 2014. The museum's gallery displays touring exhibits expressing biblical and spiritual themes.
Wheaton College, Billy Graham Center Wheaton Visual Arts
01/18/14 -
SpotLight at Elmhurst Art Museum
SpotLight presents ten artists whose use of light amplifies a specific site and its history, a private experience of place, or a response to an architectural space. The light-based sculptures, installations, and videos in SpotLight transform something ephemeral, commonplace or often overlooked into poetic statements about memory, perception, technology and the built environment. LED lights, laser levels, light boxes and neon tubes serve as sculptural material for some artists, others record or recreate the light conditions of a particular place or moment. SpotLight presents new and recent work by Paola Cabal, Dana Carter, Spencer Finch, Dana Major, Daniel Miller, Jeroen Nelemans, Jason Peot, Morgan Sims, Jan Tichy, and Monika Wulfers.
Elmhurst Art Museum Elmhurst Visual Arts
01/23/14 -
Modern Designer Jewelry from the Smithsonian
This exhibit features eleven pieces circa 1960 to 2010 from award-winning American jewelry designers in the National Gem Collection.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Elmhurst Other
01/25/14 -
Fashion Accessories In Vogue...& Out
DuPage County Historical Museum presents vogue accessories from the late 1800s through modern day. The transformation of trends in the fast paced and everchanging world of fashion will be explored through objects and images. See how parasols, chatelaines, and hairpins faded from favor and what modern accessories replaced them. Join us for the exhibit's opening reception on January 25 from 12-4pm. Refreshments will be served.
DuPage County Historical Museum Wheaton Other
02/19/14 -
On Exhibit: "Theatre and Civic Renewal in Pittsburgh"
This exhibit focuses on the evolution of the Cultural District in Pittsburgh, PA by providing an overview of its history, as well as a look at three representative theatres that played a significant role in its revitalization. In addition to a finer understanding of the unique, arts-based urban revitalization efforts in Pittsburgh, visitors will experience a sneak peak of the history of three theatres that Conclave Theatre Tour attendees will tour in June. The exhibit gallery is open Wednesdays, Fridays and the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please note the exhibit gallery is not currently handicap accessible.
Theatre Historical Society of America Gallery Elmhurst Visual Arts
02/28/14 -
Friday Fish Fry
Every Friday at Bolingbrook Golf Club, enjoy all you can eat beer battered cod fish served with chips and soup or salad.
Bolingbrook Golf Club Bolingbrook Dining
03/29/14 -
Les Misérables
Drury Lane will begin its 30th anniversary season with one of the world's most iconic musical classics - a sweeping tale of romance, passion, suspense and redemption. Based on Victor Hugo's novel, Les Misérables travels through three turbulent decades of 19th century France. Convict Jean Valjean is on the run, hunted relentlessly by Javert for breaking his parole. Valjean must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphan Cosette. With revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves. Les Misérables is the recipient of over 50 international theater awards and is considered the world's longest running musical.
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Performing Arts
04/02/14 -
Wednesday Walking Club
Get fit the old fashioned way! When it comes to outdoor activity, there is no better way to soak in summer than an active stroll around the beautiful 12-acre museum campus. Check in at the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, then log your minutes (not miles). All participants will receive a pedometer. Registration is required for this free drop-in program. Earn reward tickets to museum programs and events.
Naper Settlement Naperville Sports/Recreation
04/13/14 -
Celebrate Arbor Week 2014
Arbor Day, an annual celebration of trees, is The Morton Arboretums signature holiday. During our Arbor Week Celebration, you can run the Arbor Day 10K, join in arts & crafts, hug a tree, learn all about trees & shrubs, and even plant some of your own. Children can participate in a costume contest, investigate tree cookies, and go on a hunt for unique trees in the children's garden.
The Morton Arboretum Lisle Other
04/22/14 5th Annual Earth Day Festival
Join us for an evening of celebration at the Lake Ellyn Boathouse on Earth Day. We will have over a dozen environmentally-themed groups present as well as music, refreshments, and outdoor photography to enjoy. If the skies are clear, we will have a star party with telescopes.
Lake Ellyn Boathouse Glen Ellyn Other
04/22/14 Scarves to Dye For!
Grab a friend or make new friends at this fun night out. Learn how to dye scarves naturally, while sipping wine or sparkling juice and nibbling on treats. Using the materials provided, participants will make two scarves on their own and take home one already dyed for them.
Naper Settlement Naperville Other
04/23/14 -
Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences Presents Sleeping Beauty
Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents the beloved fairy tail, Sleeping Beauty. Buffet packages available with show. Drury Lane is dedicated to reaching young audiences with entertaining, educational, and theatrical programming that engages and inspires children of all ages.
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace Performing Arts
04/24/14 Boulevard Beer Dinner
Please join us for an exclusive 4-course beer dinner, featuring Boulevard Brewing Company. Reservations are required.
Devon Seafood + Steak Oakbrook Terrace Dining
04/24/14 Spring Mountain Vineyards Wine Dinner
Join us for a 5 course dinner with a reception and dessert featuring Spring Mountain Vineyards. Space is limited. Make your reservations today.
D.O.C. Wine Bar Lombard Dining
04/25/14 Wheaton College Percussion Ensemble Concert
The Wheaton College Percussion Ensemble will be performing a concert in Edman Memorial Chapel.
Wheaton College, Edman Memorial Chapel Wheaton Performing Arts
04/26/14 Amplify Spring Concert
Amplify, a 14 member co-ed a cappella group at Wheaton College, performs its year-end concert. Founded at Wheaton College in 2012, Amplify has maintained musical excellence while pursuing an informal spirit of performance, using vocal improvisation and audience participation.
Wheaton College, Pierce Memorial Chapel Wheaton Performing Arts
04/26/14 Arbor Day Celebration
Join the City of Warrenville's Environmental Advisory Commission for the City's Arbor Day celebration. A tree dedication ceremony, door prizes, exhibits, and guest speakers will be part of the Arbor Day celebration. In addition, complimentary refreshments will be available. Finally, while supplies last, visitors will receive a choice of several native trees and shrubs to take home and plant in their yard to enjoy for years and years to come. The 2014 tree selection includes American Elderberry, Red Elderberry, Ninebark, Arrowwood Viburnum, and Juneberry Serviceberry.
Park District Recreation Center Warrenville Seasonal
04/26/14 Dave Mason Band
Dave Mason Band will perform in North Central College.
North Central College Naperville Performing Arts
04/26/14 Earth Day Festival & Farmers' Market
Shop over 30 Vendors while learning how to reduce your carbon footprint on your community. Most vendors offer products and services originating within 100 miles of Carol Stream. Visit interactive nature workshops sponsored by DuPage Forest Preserve, DuPage Conservation Foundation and meet a Red Hawk and Barn Owl from the Northern IL Raptor Center. Plenty of activities for children too!
Town Center Carol Stream Festival/Fair
04/26/14 Glendale Heights One-Stop Recycling Depot
Got Junk? Have unwanted, obsolete items cluttering your garage, storage and living areas? Drop them off at the Glendale Heights One-Stop, Reuse & Recycling Depot in the Glendale Heights Public Works Parking Lot.
Glendale Heights Public Works Parking Lot Glendale Heights Other
04/26/14 Suzuki All-Strings Festival
The Community School of the Arts (CSA) at Wheaton College presents the Suzuki All-Strings Festival. This festival showcases the School's Suzuki students' skill and technique in their final presentation of the year. CSA invites anyone who enjoys classical music and is interested in learning more about CSA's programs to come to Saturday morning's free event.
Wheaton College, Edman Memorial Chapel Wheaton Performing Arts
04/26/14 To Kool Chris Dance Factory EDM Concert
Dance Factory is built for Chicago with music that has an energy altogether different than anything else. The music has appeal, and the signature Factory sound includes re-mixed hits from greats like Katy Perry, Rhianna, Lady Gaga, along with other greats; and, vocals from chart toppers such as Ellie Goulding, Nadia Ali, Jes and more. Come out to the Odeum to dance the night away!
Odeum Sports & Expo Center Villa Park Performing Arts
04/26/14 Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra performs a spring concert. Dr. Daniel Sommerville, associate professor of orchestral music and conducting at Wheaton, will conduct the performance.
Wheaton College, Edman Memorial Chapel Wheaton Performing Arts
04/26/14 Woodward Canyon Wine Dinner at Waterleaf
Waterleaf Restaurant hosts a wine dinner featuring wines from Woodward Canyon Vineyards in Walla Walla Valley, Washington. Guests enjoy a champagne reception before sitting down for a 4-course, 4-wine dinner.
Waterleaf at College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Dining
04/26/14 -
Artistry in Wood
The North Suburban Carvers and Cantigny Park present a woodcarving and woodworking show featuring many of the Midwest's finest woodcarvers and their works of woodcarvings, turnings, wood-burning art and hand carved ornaments. Enjoy many of the Midwest's best woodcarvers, unique artwork and special occasion gifts, one of a kind hand crafted collectibles, and exhibitor carving demonstrations. The North Suburban Carvers would like to thank our veterans for your service with a special with a special free raffle for your choice of one of 12 Eagle-headed presentation canes. Be sure to enter when you arrive.
Cantigny Park Wheaton Visual Arts
04/27/14 Electronic Recycling
Celebrate Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo by recycling your old unwanted electronics and then enjoy our Party for the Planet. Electronic recycling is free. Regular zoo admission applies to Party for the Planet.
Brookfield Zoo Brookfield Other
04/27/14 Luxury Bridal Showcase
Join us for our Luxury Bridal Showcase featuring numerous preferred area vendors, food tasting, butler passed drinks & hors d'oeurves, and door prizes. Brides will receive a welcome bag, and ther will be a Grand Prize Drawing for up to $5,000 off a wedding package.
Crown Plaza Lombard Glen Ellyn Other
04/27/14 Party for the Planet
Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe! This year, we will focus on the African Painted Dogs which are medium-size dogs that live on the Savannah and in the open woodlands of central and southern Africa. Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging, and fun activities for the entire family!
Brookfield Zoo Brookfield Other
04/27/14 Wilder Park Conservatory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the newly restored Wilder Park Conservatory & Greenhouse. Mark your calendar for this once-in-a-lifetime event showcasing the fully restored Wilder Park Conservatory and beautiful new greenhouse. The afternoon will include music, tours, and special presentations from horticulture experts.
Wilder Park Conservatory Elmhurst Other
04/28/14 Naper Wine & Dine
Join the Naperville Heritage Society at the annual wine dinner fundraiser, sponsored by Sullivan's Steakhouse and Wente Vineyards. This wine dinner boasts a five-course meal and a live auction. R.S.V.P. by April 14.
Sullivan's Steakhouse Naperville Dining

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