'STAR WARS' CAPER
WHERE: Mayslake Peabody Estate, off 31st Street and Route 83, Oak Brook
WHEN: Preview Jan. 25; runs Jan. 26 to Feb. 24
COST AND INFO: Preview tickets cost $25, and regular tickets start at $34;
ABOUT: First Folio Theatre stages "All Childish Things," about the sublime comic nerdiness of the world of "Star Wars," as four friends plan to steal a treasure trove of memorabilia. When a cohort of life-long buddies and "Star Wars" fans come up with the perfect caper, everything starts off as smoothly as a Jedi mind trick until the Dark Side starts to beckon.
BONUS ITEM: CHILI COOK-OFF FOR CHARITY
WHERE: Reserve 22's Blue Heron Banquet Room, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn
WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26
COST AND INFO: $15 for adults, $10 for children age 6 to 10; www.reserve22.com
ABOUT: At the inaugural benefit, vote for your favorite chili among 11Glen Ellyn restaurants – Reserve 22, Maize and Mash, A Toda Madre, Main Street Pub, North Side Sports Bar, Shannon's Irish Pub, Fire and Wine, Ellyn's Tap and Grill, 2Toots Train Whistle Grill, Nobel House and McMae's on Main. Local beer vendors will offer samples. All proceeds will go to the winner's charity of choice.