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Concerts

Entertainment options abound in DuPage and Cook

FOUR C NOTES CONCERT TO BENEFIT SEASPAR
WHERE: Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 10
COST & INFO: $25; www.seaspar.org
ABOUT: The Four C Notes, a noted Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band, will return to the Tivoli Theatre for a benefit concert for SEASPAR – the South East Association for Special Parks and Recreation, which provides programs for people with disabilities in communities in DuPage and Cook counties. The group is led by a performer from the hit Chicago production of “Jersey Boys” – John Michael Coppola, and boasts a seven-piece band.
FOUR C NOTES CONCERT TO BENEFIT SEASPAR WHERE: Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove WHEN: 7 p.m. April 10 COST & INFO: $25; www.seaspar.org ABOUT: The Four C Notes, a noted Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band, will return to the Tivoli Theatre for a benefit concert for SEASPAR – the South East Association for Special Parks and Recreation, which provides programs for people with disabilities in communities in DuPage and Cook counties. The group is led by a performer from the hit Chicago production of “Jersey Boys” – John Michael Coppola, and boasts a seven-piece band.

APRIL 5

WOMEN'S CHORALE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, free for all students. Information: wheaton.edu/calendar-of-events/arts-and-performance-calendar, 630-752-5099.

THEATREWORKS USA'S "THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS – LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM": 7 p.m., McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip. Cost: $14 for youth, $20 for adults. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-4000.

THE DIRECTORS' WORKSHOP'S EVENING OF TWO, ONE-ACT PLAYS: 8 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 7:30 p.m. April 7, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. It offers "Blind Date" by Horton Foote, and "Cheating Death" by Kamron Klitgaard. No reservations required. Cost: Donations accepted. Information: www.theatreofwesternsprings.com, 708-246-4043.

ARENA THEATER AT WHEATON COLLEGE STAGING "YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN": 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, 10 to 13 and 2 p.m. April 13, Jenks Hall, 433 N. Howard St., Wheaton. Cost: $9 to $10. Information: Tickets at www.wheaton.edu or at box office, with details at 630-752-5800.

TRIBUTOSAURUS BECOMES THE MONKEES: 9 p.m., Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $25, or $60 for VIP. Information: www.wireismusic.com.

"THE DINING ROOM" BY A.R. GURNEY: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5 to 7 and 12 to 14, Gallery Theater, 129 Main St., West Chicago. Gathered around the dining room of a well-to-do household, the actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers and giggling teen girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events. Cost: $16, $14 for seniors. Information: GalleryTickets@gmail.com, gallerytheaterstudio.com, 630-234-5919; gallerytheaterstudio@gmail.com.

EXPLORE THE BUDDING SCIENCE OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVES: 7 p.m., Jack H. Turner Conference Center, Student Resource Center room 2000 at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Northwestern University’s Shane Larson shares discoveries related to gravitational waves during “Songs from the Stellar Graveyard: Probing the Cosmos in Gravitational Waves.” Registration is required. Information: www.cod.edu/academics/stem/steminars.aspx, 630-942-3021.

CIRCO HERMANOS VAZQUEZ: April 5 to 28, North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 W. Cermak Road. Circus will be in town. Information: www.circovazquez.com.

MUSICIAN JOEL CURTIS OF KENTUCKY AT TWO WAY STREET COFFEEHOUSE: 8:15 p.m., 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-969-9720.

"DELICATE BEAUTY" EXHIBIT OF PHOTO MONTAGES BY JOANNE BARSANTI: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday until April 26, Addison Center for the Arts, 213 N. Lombard Road, door 4. Japanese garden images underlie the show. Cost: Free. Information: addisoncenterforthearts.com.

WHEATON DRAMA'S "MURDERED TO DEATH": Through April 14, Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. It's a spoof of Agatha Christie-type whodunits, featuring Midwestern actors led by a genuine British director. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $16 to $19. Information: 630-260-1820, www.wheatondrama.org.

"MAMMA MIA!" MUSICAL: 8 p.m., Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The show uses the hit songs of ABBA to tell a comic and touching story of marriage, family and finding where you belong. Show runs Wednesdays to Sundays until April 14. Information: drurylanetheatre.com.

DRURY LANE THEATRE PRESENTS "YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN": daytime curtain various days of the week through June 15, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Information: drurylanetheatre.com.

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.

ARTIST JELENA BERENC'S EXHIBIT CALLED "HUMANITY": Through April 13, Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Cost: Free. Information: elmhurst.edu/news/jelena-berenc-exhibit-humanity-runs-through-april-13.

"TWELVE ANGRY JURORS" BY GALAXY THEATER COMPANY: 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6, in its new location at First Congregational Church of La Grange, 50 E. Cossitt Ave. Cost: $10 to $15. Information: galaxytheatercompany.wixsite.com/galaxytheatercompany.

NATIONAL TRAVELING EXHIBIT OF POLITICAL POSTERS: Through April 28, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The museum will host "Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012." Cost: Free. Information: elmhursthistory.org, 630-833-1457.

APRIL 6

CAMERATA CHICAGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, 715 N. Carlton Ave. Drostan Hall will conduct both Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp as well as Symphony No. 29, plus "Simple Symphony" by Benjamin Britten. Cost: $50 for adults, $40 for seniors, $10 for students. Information: www.cameratachicago.org.

PLEASANT DALE PARK DISTRICT INDOOR FLEA MARKET: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walker Recreation Center, 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge. Information: pleasantdaleparks.org, 630-662-6220.

DUPAGE COLLECTORS EXPO: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Wares include insulators, lightning rod items, weathervanes, telephone and telegraph items, bottles, jars and related goods. Cost: $2, free for children. Information: dupagecountyfair.org, 630-793-5345.

ALL ANIMAL EXPO: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Cost: $5. Information: dupagecountyfair.org, 630-917-0366.

PUB CRAWL AND WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC LOMBARD: 1 to 4 p.m., starting at 23 W. Maple St. Lombard Historical Society will offer guided tour. Registration required. Cost: $25. Information: info@lombardhistory.org, lombardhistory.org, 630-629-1885.

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER: 4 to 7 p.m., Alexander Bradley Burns Post 80 American Legion, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove. Cost: $8 at the door; $3 for children ages 5 to 10; free for younger kids. Information: post80.org.

"FEEL THE POWER OF THE DORK SIDE": 7:30 p.m., Mario Parente Theater at the Heritage Center, 1S325 Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. It's a funny and educational look at science and technology and their practitioners. The one-man show is written and performed by Pete Ludovice, the world's only engineering professor by day and stand-up comedian by night. Cost: $15 to $20. Information: brownpapertickets.com/event/4192282.

THE MALVINAS: 8 p.m., Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple St. The Malvinas is a feminist folk trio composed of Lisa Markley, Beth Cahill and Gina Forsyth, hailing from upstate New York, Quebec and Louisiana. Cost: $18 to $20. Information: acousticren.com, (630) 941-7797.

SOUL SPECTACULAR – A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA AND THE CLASSIC SOUL ERA: 9 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $15. Information: www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com, 708-788-2118.

APRIL 7

THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA: 3 p.m., College of DuPage's McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Cost: $37 to $47. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-3000.

THEATRE OF WESTERN SPRINGS' 91ST SEASON REVEAL BINGO: 5:30 p.m., 4384 Hampton Ave. Game starts at 6 p.m.; winner announces new season. Cost: $10 donation for each bingo card. Information: theatreofwesternsprings.com, 708-246-4043.

LIVING HISTORY DEMONSTRATIONS: Noon to 3 p.m. April 7 and May 5, Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road (135th Street), Romeoville. The Isle a la Cache Brigade portrays cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen from the 18th-century fur trade era in all-ages programs. April’s theme will feature weapons of the period with a black powder demonstration at 1 p.m. May’s theme focuses on fire-starting methods. Looking ahead, the Forest Preserve District of Will County will offer the Busy Beavers Craft Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20, May 18 and June 15. There are monthly themes – April's is create an exotic bird mask; May, create a caterpillar to travel with you on your walks; and June, make a fish-themed craft. The program is for kids ages 12 and younger. Cost: Free. Information: www.reconnectwithnature.org/preserves-trails/visitor-centers/isle-a-la-cache-museum.

OIL PASTEL EXHIBIT BY YELLOW HOUSE ARTISTS, COMPRISED OF MEMBERS FROM ACROSS DUPAGE, COOK AND KANE COUNTIES: April 7 to 19, Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago. A reception is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. April 13. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Area artists are Eve Sofferman of Bartlett; Carol Kazwick of Downers Grove; Donelle Flanyak of Glen Ellyn; Darlene Nawrocki of Lisle; George Bruce and Maureen McKee, both of Naperville; Carol Kincaid of Wheaton; Barbara Holmes and Vicki Wortley, both of West Chicago; and Nancy Gillespie of Winfield. Cost: Free. Information: yellowhouseartists.com, yellowhouseartists@yahoo.com.

APRIL 8

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FILM SERIES UNDERWAY: 7 p.m., College of DuPage's Health and Science Center, room 1234, on the campus at 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. All screenings will begin at 7 p.m. in the same room and are open to the public. Discussion will follow. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early for additional information on the environmental topic addressed in the film and to connect with local community organizations on ways to tackle the issues raised. "Plastic China" will be shown April 8; and "Racing Extinction," April 22. Cost: Free. Information: shawurl.com/3awj.

APRIL 9

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.

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, POET AND ACTIVIST KEVIN COVAL: 11 a.m., College of DuPage's Student Resource Center, room 2000, on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Coval will read and discuss his work in the school's “Writers Read” series. Cost: Free. Information: Trina Sotirakopulos at 630-942-2177 or sotirakopulost@cod.edu.

THE HEROIC STORY OF ALICIA APPLEMAN-JURMAN – A PORTRAYAL: 7 p.m., Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Ave. Betsey Means of WomanLore portrays Holocaust survivor Alicia Applebaum-Jurman telling her remarkable story. As a teen, Alicia bravely risked everything saving the lives of people she did not know. Cost: Free. Information: clarendonhillslibrary.org, 630-323-8188.

APRIL 10

SPRING SESSION OF WATER EXERCISE TECHNIQUE CLASSES FOR ADULTS: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 8, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. The water-based exercise class 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.

PETRA VAN NUIS AND DENNIS LUXION, A VOICE AND PIANO DUO: 7 p.m., Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave. She is known for her interpretation of jazz and the Great American Songbook. Cost: Free. Information: www.westmontlibrary.org, 630-969-5625.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE MAKER MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., College of DuPage Student Services Center Atrium on Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. The event is hosted by the college’s E2 Emerging Entrepreneurs program, and supports local student entrepreneurs. It will feature a broad range of wares, including artisan beverages, jewelry, musical education and web design. Cost: Free. Information: cod.edu/maker_market.

SACRED SPACES – THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS OF HERBERT A. BRAND: 7 p.m., DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton. The presenter is his grandson, Charles Brand, a lifelong resident of Clarendon Hills. Cost: $3. Information: dupagemuseum.org, 630-510-4941.

TERRAPIN MOUNTAIN, AN ACOUSTIC GRATEFUL DEAD BAND: 9 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $10. Information: www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com, 708-788-2118.

APRIL 11

TOM HANKS – ORDINARY MAN … EXTRAORDINAIRE WITH BOB BURTON: 7 p.m., Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave. Information: www.berwynlibrary.org, 708-795-8000.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY MUSICIANS AT MAYSLAKE WILL PRESENT "RHAPSODY BY THE LAKE": 7:30 p.m., Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Cost: $25, $12 for students. Information: elmhurstsymphony.org, 630-941-0202.

LAUGHS ON TAP: 7:30 p.m., Alter Brewing Company, 2300 Wisconsin Ave., suite 213, Downers Grove. Each month offers a fun program back in the barrel room. Cost: $10. Information: www.alterbrewing.com/events/laughs-on-tap-3, 630-541-9558.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE HOSTING ASIA SYMPOSIUM ON "SRI LANKA – HISTORY ROOTS, CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES": 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the College of DuPage Student Resource Center, room 2000, on Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Cost: Free. Information: Lubna Haque at haquel@cod.edu.

APRIL 12

RECEPTION FOR "VERDANT VISIONS" EXHIBITION AT RIVERSIDE ARTS CENTER: 6 to 8 p.m. April 12, 32 E. Quincy St. Yva Neal of Riverside's collection of works explores people's connection with nature and how it affects the psyche through interaction. Each piece uses natural materials and invites the viewer to have a relationship by either misting the moss or stacking the rocks. Show runs through April 27. Cost: Free. Information: 708-442-6400, www.riversideartscenter.com.

SPRING FESTIVAL, AN ARTS AND CRAFTS AFFAIR: April 12 to 14, Odeum Sports & Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park. Hundreds of the nation’s artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works at the Huffman Productions event. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 12; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 13; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14. Cost: $9 to $10. Information: hpifestivals.com, 402-331-2889.

CODCON XXIV – SCI-FI/FANTASY AND GAMING CONVENTION: April 12 to 14, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Gaming con is sponsored by the College of DuPage Sci-Fi/Fantasy & Gaming Club and CosPlay Club. Information: www.codcon.com.

WHEATON COLLEGE MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton. Guests include spoken word artist Stevener, and instrumental guests Joel Campau (trumpet), Cameron Harro (French horn) and Stuart Hoskin (snare drum). One of the Glee Club members, Jeffrey Hitchcok, will be featured on violin. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free for all students. Information: wheaton.edu/calendar-of-events/arts-and-performance-calendar, 630-752-5099.

APRIL 14

FOLK CONCERT SALUTE TO POET, WRITER AND FOLK MUSICIAN CARL SANDBURG: 2 p.m., Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave. The museum presents a concert by Chris Vallillo to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sandburg settling in Elmhurst. Vallillo, described as Illinois’s pre-eminent prairie-poet, singer-songwriter, presents a combination of Sandburg’s poetry paired with his own original music and several selections from Sandburg’s American folk song collection. Cost: $5. Information: Registration is required at www.elmhursthistory.org (in the adult programs section) or by calling 630-530-6879; 630-833-1457.

APRIL 17

MORTON ARBORETUM HOSTING PANEL ON ROLE TREES CAN PLAY IN A CHANGING CLIMATE: 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. The public is invited to hear leading environmental experts discuss promising new research and ongoing initiatives regarding trees and their significant environmental benefits in "How Trees Can Help the World: Re-treeing Communities and Making the World a Cooler Place to Live." Cost: $25 includes one drink ticket and light snacks. Information: Register at mortonarb.org.

APRIL 19

PETRA VAN NUIS AND ANDY BROWN, A VOICE AND GUITAR DUO: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Information: www.theclubhouse.com, 630-472-0600.

APRIL 26

FROGWATCH USA VOLUNTEER TRAINING: 6 p.m., Cosley Zoo, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. People with an interest in frogs and toads can become a FrogWatch USA volunteer; no expertise is required. Cost: $7 per person or $20 per family. Registration is required. Information: frogwatchcosleyzoo@wheatonparks.org; cosleyzoo.org/programs.

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