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DuPage, Will and Cook to offer Harvest Pow Wow, pet celebration, festivals

WHERE: Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. 
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 21
COST & INFO: $35, $30 for TWS subscribers;, 708-246-3380
ABOUT: A fundraiser for the Theatre of Western Springs will be a concert by the noted Eagles tribute band called Heartache Tonight. The group's show is a celebration of the music of the Eagles, whose hits include "Desperado," "Take it Easy" and "Hotel California."
‘A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES’ THEATER BENEFIT WHERE: Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. WHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 21 COST & INFO: $35, $30 for TWS subscribers;, 708-246-3380 ABOUT: A fundraiser for the Theatre of Western Springs will be a concert by the noted Eagles tribute band called Heartache Tonight. The group's show is a celebration of the music of the Eagles, whose hits include "Desperado," "Take it Easy" and "Hotel California."

SEPT. 19

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: 5 to 9 p.m., Wilder Mansion, 211 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. It's a night of wine and food tastings, art and shopping. Cost: $10 admission at the door. Information:

HARVEST FEST: 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26, Addison Village Green and Addison Historical Museum, 1 Friendship Plaza. A new fall event is Harvest Fest, with varied musical acts, children's rides, food, drink and a Historical Museum open house and Craft & Vintage Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Information:, 630-693-7549.

THE COMMUNITY HOUSE'S COMMUNITY REVUE AND PATRON PARTY BENEFIT: 6:30 p.m., 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Since 1996, the local group of talented trustees and friends has been staging full-scale musical performances in celebration of friends and neighbors, all to raise awareness and funding for The Community House. Information: Tickets can be purchased at

"HOLMES AND WATSON" BY BUFFALO THEATRE ENSEMBLE: Through Oct. 6, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Three years following the mysterious "death" of Sherlock Holmes at Reichenbach Falls, there have been many who've claimed to be Holmes, all de-bunked as imposters by Watson. But now three separate men insist they are the famous sleuth. Full of twists and turns, this is a riveting and clever adventure from award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, according to BTE. Director is Ron May. It contains adult themes and language. Season tickets currently are on sale by subscription only. Cost: $40 to $42. Information: To subscribe, call 630-942-4000.

FINALE FOR THE PROMENADE BOLINGBROOK'S THE ROCKIN' WITH ROCK BOTTOM CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m., 631 E. Boughton Road. Heartache Tonight offers its Eagles tribute. Information:

MARY DORRELL'S "EXPEDITION-COMPOSITION" EXHIBIT: Through Sept. 21, Addison Center for the Arts, 213 N. Lombard Road. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Cost: Free. Information:, 630-458-4500.

PASSPORT EUROPE TASTING AT MORTON ARBORETUM: 6 p.m., 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Related festivities continue Sept. 21 and 22. Information:

SEPT. 20

RUTH & MAX BLOOMQUIST: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Garrison Keillor is numbered among the veteran duo's fans. Cost: $10. Information:, 630-969-9720.

GALLERY THEATER OF WEST CHICAGO OPENING 10TH SEASON WITH "THE MAN WITH BOGART'S FACE": Sept. 20 to 22 and 27 to 29, 129 Main St. Curtain for the show celebrating a radio adventure is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. Information: Tickets at,, 630-234-5919.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY MUSICIANS AT MAYSLAKE FOR STANGER AUDITIONS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 7 p.m., Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St., Oak Brook. Information:, 630-941-0202.

"THE COLOR PURPLE": Through Nov. 3, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The heart-wrenching musical is based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker and earned 15 Tony Award nominations, including the win for Best Revival of a Musical. It is rated PG-13. Information:

SEPT. 21

THE 25TH HARVEST POW WOW: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The grand entry will begin at 1 and 6:45 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday; it's presented by Midwest SOARRING Foundation. All are welcome at the family event celebrating Native American culture through dance, drumming, art and storytelling. Information:

NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR NEVADA BARR ON HER NEW SUSPENSE NOVEL: 2 p.m., Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. In "What Rose Forgot," a woman confined to a senior care facility for dementia realizes her mind is fine, but she's the victim of a plot – one she unravels with help from her step-granddaughter. Information: 630-355-2665,

BROOKFIELD ART FEST: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Ave. It features artists, art for kids, food trucks, craft beer and wine. Information:

CEMETERY WALK: 1 to 3 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, 67th Street and Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. Select gravesites of area residents from past generations will be visited with costumed docents. A bake sale and Civil War reenactors are in the lineup. Rain date is Sept. 28. Cost: Free. Information:, 630-969-7987.

ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY LIVE! LOCATIONS INCLUDE STACY'S TAVERN MUSEUM: 1 to 4:30 p.m., 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. A variety of museums will take part in the Smithsonian event, with tickets at its website. Cost: Free. Information:

AUTUMN FEST: 2 to 6 p.m., Oak Brook Park District, 1500 Forest Gate Road. The family festival includes kids activities, food, beer and wine. Information:

TASTE OF INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: 2 to 7 p.m., Grace International Community Church, 1100 S. Fairfield Ave., Lombard. It has live music, food trucks, games and crafts, bounce house, karaoke contest, photo booth and magic show. Cost: Free admission. Information:

TRUMPETER AND COMPOSER CHRIS BOTTI: 7:30 p.m., McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Information:, 630-942-4000.

BROOKFIELD ZOO BENEFIT: 7:30 p.m., at the zoo's Discovery Center. The Women’s Board of the Chicago Zoological Society presents its 18th annual "Wines in the Wild" fundraiser, with a 1970s theme. Information: To register for "Staying Alive!" or for details, visit or call 708-688-8393.

PLAY FOR PEACE HOLDING WORLD PEACE DAY 5K RUN/WALK: 4 to 8 p.m., Bartlett Nature Center, 2054 W. Stearns Road. Area runners and families will celebrate peace and raise funds to help children and youth around the globe. Play for Peace is an official partner of the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition. Information:

SEPT. 22

NOBODY'S GIRL AND COLIN GILMORE CO-BILL: 7 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $15. Information:, 708-788-2118.

PET PROMENADE AND PARTY IN THE PARK: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ty Warner Park, 801 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont. A full lineup is planned at the pet-friendly event. Cost: Free. Information:, 630-960-5553.

DAVE RUDOLF'S BRITISH INVASION CONCERT: 2 p.m., Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive. The Grammy nominated singer-guitarist will play Sixties-era hits. Information:

WESTMONT JOYFUL VOICES SHOW GROUP PRESENTING ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION BENEFIT CONCERT: 2 p.m., Westmont High School Auditorium, 909 Oakwood Drive. It's titled "Broadway and Beyond." Cost: $15. Information: Tickets at or Westmont Park District at 630-963-5252.

"THE POWER OF CHILDREN – MAKING A DIFFERENCE," A NATIONALLY TOURING EXHIBIT: Through Oct.13, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. It highlights the stories of three ordinary children from different eras who faced extraordinary circumstances that can inspire others to fight discrimination and intolerance – Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White, reflecting the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement, and the AIDS epidemic. The exhibit offers free, pop-up gallery performances at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29, featuring actors from GreenMan Theatre Troupe performing a different 10 or 15 minute vignette each week. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: in the programs section or call 630-833-1457.

SEPT. 23

HINSDALE FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 14, Burlington Park, 30 E. Chicago Ave. Information:

ELMHURST HARMONIE REHEARSALS: 7 p.m. Mondays, Elmhurst Elks Lodge, 711 W. St. Charles Road. Formerly the Elmhurst Men's Chorus and Elmhurst Ladies' Chorus, the group invites everyone who loves to sing to join rehearsals for the holiday season. Information:

AFTER HOURS FILM SOCIETY SHOWING "THE SOUVENIR": 7:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). Cost: $10 for nonmembers,  $6 for members. Information:,

SEPT. 24

AN EVENING WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR ALEX KOTLOWITZ: 7 p.m., Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Blvd. Kotlowitz is recognized for his unflinching portrayals of race and poverty in America. The talk is presented in the larger venue by the Westchester Public Library. Cost: Free. Information:, 708-562-3573.

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,

THE JAZZ COMMUNITY BIG BAND: 7:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday, Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 N. York St., Elmhurst. Cost: No cover. Information:, 630-379-5007.

SEPT. 25

WATER-BASED EXERCISE CLASS: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 30, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. The WET Class at RBHS is an adult level class, which is meant to elevate heart rate and muscular strength, utilizing water as resistance. No swimming is involved. Cost: Fall session is priced at $54 for nine classes. Information:, clicking on community, swimming pool, WET Class; or email Noelle at

SEPT. 26

SENIOR SINGERS INVITED TO JOIN LILAC TOWN SENIOR CHORUS: 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday, Lombard Community Building, 433 E. St. Charles Road. It is presented by the Lombard Park District as a free, friendly and informal setting for people to sing. Information: Call Patti Plomb at 630-620-7322.

SEPT. 27

GREENMAN THEATRE PRESENTING "THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR": Sept. 27 to Oct. 13, 232 S. York St., Elmhurst. The satirical comedy is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the 19th century original by Nikolai Gogol. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Information: 630-464-2646,

BECOME AN HERBAL GOURMET WITH MARCY LAUTENEN-RALEIGH'S SIMPLE TECHNIQUES: 1 p.m., Lombard Commons, St. Charles Road and Grace Street. Infusing herbs into butter, salt, sugar and vinegar is one of the tips in the program presented by the Lombard Garden Club. Cost: Free. Information: Reservations at 630-620-8938.

WOODRIDGE OKTOBERFEST WITH MUSIC, FOOD AND BEER: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 until 10:30 p.m., Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park parking lot, 8301 S. Janes Ave., Woodridge. Information:

GRAMMY-WINNING LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET: 7:30 p.m., Edman Chapel at Wheaton College, 501 College Ave. Information:

DENISE TOMASELLO: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28, The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Dubbed the queen of Chicago cabaret, Tomasello presents "Holding Court: Reflections on a Life of Cabaret." She puts her glamorous touch on Broadway favorites and classics from The Great American Songbook. Information: 630-530-0111,

NOTED BLUEGRASS TRIO OF ANDERLIK, OTTO & CHURCH: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Cost: $10. Information:, 630-969-9720.

"MCCORMICK HOUSE – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE" PLUS IMAGIST EXHIBIT: Through Jan. 12, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. Chicago Imagist fans will enjoy "What Came After – Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-1998," while architecture enthusiasts will revel in the sophistication of the Mies van der Rohe McCormick House exhibition that for the first time portrays a full, 1950s domestic representation of the rare single-family home. Special tours also are planned. Information:

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:

SEPT. 28

NEW PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS BEETHOVEN'S NINTH: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 3 p.m. Sept. 29, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. The orchestra is joined by four vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus. Information:

LISLE CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m., Main Street and Burlington Avenue in downtown Lisle. Music and food are offered at the event coordinated by the Kiwanis of Lisle and Lisle Heritage Society. Cost: Free admission. Information:

PAINTER JANICE NOWINSKI DISPLAYING "BODIES OF PAINT" EXHIBIT: Through Oct. 12, Riverside Arts Center's Freeark Gallery, 32 E. Quincy St. A reception and gallery talk are planned from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 28. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information:

COSLEY ZOO: Open daily except fall and winter holidays, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Information:, 630-665-5534.

DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: Ongoing activities, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Information:

DOWNERS GROVE DOWNTOWN MARKET: 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Main Street train station, 5001 Main St. Among items will be local produce and artisan foods. Information:

WHEATON FRENCH MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 9, Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty, downtown, Wheaton. Information:

SEPT. 29

FRENCH MARKET IN GLEN ELLYN: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Main Street train station south parking lot, between Main Street and Forest Avenue. Information:

SEPT. 30

CHORAL-AIRES CHORUS GUEST NIGHTS: 7 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst. A noted a cappella barbershop harmony chorus, the Choral-Aires Chorus of Sweet Adelines International meets to rehearse Monday nights. Information:

OCT. 3

LA GRANGE FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. various Thursdays, La Grange Road and Harris Avenue. Information:, 708-582-6510.

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