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“Art in Bloom” will return to Cantigny in Wheaton for Father's Day weekend.
“Art in Bloom” will return to Cantigny in Wheaton for Father's Day weekend.

Looking for something to do? We have suggestions ranging from art shows, a noted blues musician, and a fresh twist on "The Wizard of Oz" to a Father's Day classic car show.


Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21

COST & INFO: Free admission with $5 parking;

ABOUT: “Art in Bloom” showcases 80 juried fine artists, complemented by demonstrations, creative activities for children, and music by Classical Blast, Guitarra Azul and Swing Forward. Regular attractions include 30 acres of lush gardens, the Robert R. McCormick Museum and the First Division Museum, where an interactive exhibit on Vietnam recently opened. Festival food and dining at Le Jardin restaurant will be available.


Reserve 22, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn

WHEN: 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 19

COST & INFO: No cover;,

Compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan by critics, the seven-time, Grammy-elected Australian blues artist Michael Charles will hit Reserve 22 restaurant and bar on his 2015 RIFF Tour, marking 31 years and 31 releases of his guitar-driven, original music. It was after an invitation to perform at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, that he relocated to the U.S., and went on to perform with such artists as Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater and Junior Wells, as well as touring with blues legend Jimmy Dawkins.


150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst

WHEN: Reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 19; show runs now to July 23

COST & INFO: Free admission on Fridays;

ABOUT: Recent works by Elmhurst Artists’ Guild members grace the EAG gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum, numbering more than 50 entries in widely varied styles, form and media. Judging the pieces is Erin Washington, lecturer in painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. A portion of the proceeds from artwork sales will benefit the guild and museum.


Route 83 and 22nd Street, Oak Brook

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21

Free; 630-573-0700,

ABOUT: For Father's Day, Oakbrook Center revs up its 47th annual car show with 100 antique, classic, vintage and specialty autos. Visitors who vote for their favorite vehicles in the Wheels of Choice contest will be entered to win a Father's Day prize package valued at $1,000 from mall retailers. The show features rare and one-of-a-kind vehicles dating back to the early 1900s. Highlights include a 1903 Ford coupe; 1926 Lincoln Model Locke Roadster; 1927 American LaFrance Triple Combination Fire Engine; 1934 Packard 1108 Victoria; 1967 Shelby GT-350; and 1994 Lamborghini Diablo. The event is organized by the Greater Illinois Region of the Classic Car Club of America.


Westmont High School, 909 N. Oakwood Drive

WHEN: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 19 to 28

COST & INFO: $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors and youth ages 17 and younger; discount for advance purchase; 630-963-5252,

ABOUT: Fresh characters and adventures will be part of "The Wizard of Oz," when Progressive Village Performance Network gives the musical a new spin drawn from the original collection of “Oz” books by Frank L. Baum. Audience members can meet the cast for photos in the lobby after each performance. Bob Plowman directs. Auditions start June 20 for troupe member Mike Rago's comic "Romeo and Juliet: 10 Years Later."

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