Culture: ‘You Can’t Take it With You’
June 14, 2012 10:52AM
Jewelry needed: Anderson Animal Shelter seeks jewelry for their 6th Annual Jewelry Faire to be held Sept. 7 and 8 at the American Legion in Geneva. Better handbags are also needed. Bring donations to the Shelte, 1000 S. LaFox (Rt. 31), South Elgin during business hours. Contact Kathleen Graff at (847) 382-1945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anderson’s Bookshops: Lauren Kate, “Rapture,” reading and booksigning, 2 p.m. June 16, Naperville. David Ellis, “Wrong Man,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. June 19, Downers Grove. Christopher Coake, “In You Came Back,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. June 20, Naperville. Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl,” reading and booksigning, 7 p.m. June 21, Naperville. At 5112 Main St. in Downers Grove and 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Anderson’s Two Doors East is at 111 W. Jefferson Ave. in Naperville. Call (630) 963-2665 or visit andersonbookshop.com.
Barnes and Noble: At the Promenade Center, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Call (630) 783-0009 or visit barnesandnoble.com.
Barnes & Noble: Weekly story times take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Events are free. At 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 579-0200. Visit bn.com.
Batavia Farmer’s Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays to Oct. 27 on Water Street between Wilson and First streets in downtown Batavia. www.downtownbatavia.com.
Aurora Farmer’s Market: The Market celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 at Wilder Park, 350 N. River St, Aurora. Visit aurora-il.org.
Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays to Oct. 28 in downtown Geneva at the Metra train station parking lot, corner of South and Fourth streets. Visit genevachamber.com.
Lisle French Market: The sixth annual market will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 in the commuter lot west of the Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave., Lisle. Visit villageoflisle.org.
Naperville Farmers Market: Held rain or shine from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 27 at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot, 200 E. 5th Ave., Naperville. www.naperville.il.us.
We Grow Dreams Garden Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays to Oct. 29 at Freedom Commons on Freedom Drive, between I-88 Naperville exit and Diehl Road, Naperville. Visit freedomcommons.com.
Kane County Flea Market: Flea markets take place the first weekend of the month from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Randall Road and Route 64, St. Charles. Featuring antiques, collectibles and hundreds of dealers. Admission is $5 each day; children under 12 are free. Call (630) 377-2252. Visit www.kanecountyfleamarket.com.
Louche Puce Flea Market: The European-style vintage and collectible market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 on the second Saturday of each month through September at the Downtown Water Street Mall next to City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place, Aurora. Visit facebook.com/pages/Louche-Puce-Market.
M-Pact: Oswego Foundation For Educational Excellence presents family oriented shows M-Pact at 8 p.m. Sept. 22 as part of our fundraising campaign for 2011-2012. Tickets are $18. At 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego. Visit oswegofoundation.org/current-events.html.
Monarch Chapter Beer Can and Breweriana Show: The next show is at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at American Legion Post 76 in Carol Stream. Admission is $2. At 570 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream. Tables are $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Call Alan Bormann at (630) 305-8618 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
PrairieFest: The 24th annual celebration is held to June 17 throughout town with the main festival grounds at PrairieFest Park, 91 Plank Road, Oswego. Free. Visit prairiefest.com.
Blues on the Fox: Kenny Wayne Shepherd headlines Friday night. 6 to 10 p.m. June 15 and 2 to 10 p.m. June 16 at the North River Street Park at New York and River streets in Aurora. $5. Visit downtownaliveaurora.com.
Scottish Festival and Highland Games: The 26th annual event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. June 15 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 16 at Hamilton Lake in Itasca. Visit chicagoscots.org.
Art in Bloom Fine Art Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17 at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free with $5 parking fee. www.cantigny.org.
Elgin Brewfest: This annual charity event serves the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin and features a large selection of premium beers, classic festival grub from local food vendors and live music from local bands June 16-17 at Festival Park, 132 S. Grove Ave., Elgin. Call (847) 842-0006 or visit Elginbrewfest.com.
Swedish Festival: Midsommar Swedish Festival June 19-24 in downtown Geneva. The annual fest includes music, food, crafts, a pie-eating contest, carnival, parade, Swedish rosemaling and those delectable Swedish meatballs on a stick. Call (630) 232-6060 or visit genevachamber.com.
Rotary GroveFest: from 5:30 to 10 p.m. June 21, 12 to 11 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 23, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 24 in downtown Downers Grove. Visit rotarygrovefest.com.
After Hours Film Society: At the Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Cost is $5 for members and $9 for others. Call (630) 534-4528. Visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com.
Paramount Classic Monday Movies: “West Side Story” (1961), 7 p.m. June 18. Admission is 80 cents. At the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena. Visit paramountaurora.com.
Copley Cinematheque: “Withnail & I,” (R) 6:45 p.m. July 10. $8 for non-members and $5 for members. At the Copley Theatre, in North Island Center at 8 E. Galena. Visit paramountaurora.com/20110921cineastes.php.
Elgin Short Film Festival: Apply and experience the art of short cinema at The Hemmens Cultural Center. Deadline is Aug. 17. At 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets are $5. Call (847) 931-5900 or visit hemmens.org/annualfilmfestival.
“My Way - A Tribute to Frank Sinatra:” BrightSide Theatre presents a musical celebrating the pivotal moments of Sinatra’s life. Performances are Fridays to Sundays June 15-July 1 in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $18-$22. Visit northcentralcollege.edu.
Chicago Sinfonietta: Special guests The Harlem Quartet joins the Chicago Sinfonietta for an arrangement of “West Side Story” at 8 p.m. June 16 in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $10-$45. Visit northcentralcollege.edu.
Naperville Jazz Festival: 4 to 10 p.m. June 16 at the Naperville Community Center in Central Park in Naperville. Tickets are $25-$30. Visit napervillejazz.org.
Garfield Park Magic and Music Nights: Come to Garfield Park for magic and balloon creations by Pancakes the Clown and enjoy live music provided by Dan Becker and the Tourists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 21 at Garfield Park in Aurora. Visit aurora-il.org.
Naperville Municipal Band: “Around the World in 80 Minutes” with special guests the Young Naperville Singers at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the Naperville Community Concert Center, 104 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Free. Visit napervilleband.org.
Summer Recitals: Millennium Carillon performances are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 21 at 210 Aurora Road, Naperville. No performance July 3. Free. Visit naperville-carillon.org.
Wednesdays, Woods and Wine: Enjoy fine wine and music from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays (excluding July 4) to Aug. 15 at Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle. Tickets are $10-$15. Visit mortonarb.org.
Lucy’s Music Cafe: Come to Lucy’s Cafe for music at 8:30 p.m. June 22 at Raue Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25, $20 in advance. Ages 18+. At 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. Call (815) 356-9212 or visit rauecenter.org.
“Back to the 80’s”: The show will be performed at the Westmont High School auditorium on June 15-17. Tickets are $12-$15. At 909 Oakwood Drive. Call (630) 963-5252.
“Beyond Therapy”: The Village Theatre Guild of Glen Ellyn presents this comedy to June 16. Tickets are $18. At Park Blvd. and Butterfield Road. Call (630) 469-8230 or visit villagetheatreguild.org.
“Hairspray”: The musical will be presented at Drury Lane Theatre to June 17. Show tickets are $20 to $46. Lunch and dinner theater packages are $49.75 to $68. At 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“Heaven”: Bartlett Adult Theatre presents an original comedy June 16-17 at the Bartlett Nature Center auditorium at James “Pate” Phillip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road. Tickets are $10. Call (630) 372-4152 or visit artsinbartlett.org.
“The Odd Couple”: Tri County Players of Newark will perform “The Odd Couple” June 15, 16 and 17 at the Millington Methodist Church, 200 Orleans St. Tickets are $20. Dinner is included. Call (815) 695-5656.
“Picnic”: The nostalgic play continues at Riverfront Playhouse until June 30. Tickets are $12-$15. At 11 S. Water St., Aurora. Call (630) 897-9496 or visit riverfrontplayhouse.com.
“Route 66”: The jukebox musical runs has been extended to Aug. 19 at the Copley Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Tickets are $29. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit ParamountAurora.com.
“Some Enchanted Evening:” Performed at 8 p.m. to June 7 and 2 p.m. June 14 and 28; and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays to July 2 at Fox Valley Repertory Theatre in St. Charles. Tickets are $32 to $42. At 4051 E. Main St. in St. Charles. Call (630) 584-6342 or foxvalleyrep.org.
Yorkville’s Follies Theatre: Comedy Improv weekends, $28 to $32. “Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs,” (Theatre for Children) to June. At 217 South Bridge Street, Yorkville. Call (630) 385-2535 or visit folliestheatre.com.
“You Can’t Take It With You”: Elgin Theatre Company presents the musical June 15 to July 1 at Kimball Street Theater. Tickets are $12-$15. At Kimball Street and Dundee Ave. in Elgin. Call (847) 741-0532 or visit elgin-theatre.org.
“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”: The Summer Place Theatre presents the musical Fridays to Sundays June 15-24. Tickets are $13-$21. At Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave., Naperville. Call (630) 355-7969 or visit summerplacetheatre.com.
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