Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!


York drama presents Much Ado About Nothing

On Thursday, Jan. 31, Friday, Feb 1, Saturday, Feb. 2 & Sunday, Feb. 3, York High School drama department will perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 each for adults, seniors and children plus a $1 processing fee available at ticketpeak.com/yorkdrama. York students are free with a valid student ID. Attendance by children under the age of 5 is discouraged.



Thursday, Jan. 31

From 7 to 9 p.m., Revolution Brewing will be on location at Pints Elmhurst, where they will be collecting gently-used hats and gloves in exchange for brewery “swag” to bene-fit the Chicago Coalition For the Homeless. Info: 630-833-4303 or visit pintselm-hurst.com


Wednesday, Feb. 6

At 7:30 p.m., The Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, bishop of the Joliet Diocese, will present “Did Jesus Really Intend to Establish a Church?” when he gives this year’s Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Lecture at Elmhurst College. It will be held in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College. Admission is free. Info: (630) 617-5186.


Thursday, Feb. 7

  • From 6-9 p.m. at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 19th annual Chef Fest. Tickets are $75 per person. Tables of ten available. For tickets and information, visit emhfoundation.org/events or call (331) 221-0388.
  • At 7 p.m., author and ordained priest James Carroll will talk about his 12 novels, including The Cloister, in the Alexander Room of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College. Free and open to the public. Info: (630) 617-5186.


Saturday, Feb. 9

  • Beginning at 1:30 p.m., youth from ages 8 to 16 are invited to “Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids at Lizzadro Museum. Children can make their own gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jeweler’s badge. Adult supervision required. Fee: $12 per person. Reservations required. Call (630) 833-1616.
  • At 4 p.m., families are invited to the Elmhurst History Museum’s Education Center to make a detailed valentine inspired by the ornate cards showcased in the “Heart’s Desire” exhibit. Craft supplies provided, all ages welcome. Fee: $3 per person. Registration required, call 630-530-6879 and leave a message with your contact information and number of participants.


Wednesday, Feb. 20

Beginning at 4 p.m., Elmhurst College will present Blueprint for the Beloved Community by Brad R. Braxton, as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Intercultural Lecture. It will be held in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College. Braxton is supervisory curator of religion at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Tickets are $10 for general admission, free to College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets and info: elmhurst.edu/cultural or call (630) 617-5186.


Thursday, Feb. 21

Friday, Feb. 22

Saturday, Feb. 23

Sunday, Feb. 24

The 52nd annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival will be held at Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College at various times over the course of the four dates. For tickets and information about competing bands and headliners, visit elmhurst.edu/jazzfestival


Friday, Feb. 22

From 7-9:30 p.m., the Elmhurst History Museum presents Date Night at Pinot’s Palette, 214 No. York St. Bring out the artistic side of your romantic relationship at this special night as you paint, sip, and celebrate the History Museum’s “Heart’s Desire” exhibit. No art experience required. Guests will receive step-by-step guidance from staff to create a beautiful “Love Birds” painting together. Visit the exhibit at Elmhurst History Museum prior to the program to pick up a coupon good for one free house wine or beer at the event. Registration required. Tickets are $40 per person, plus cash bar, available at pinotspalette.com/elmhurst or call 630-359-4500.


Saturday, March 9

The 23rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 12 noon from Wilson St. & Spring Rd. heading north, ending at the railroad tracks just beyond Silverado Grill. A fun-filled day for the whole family. Info: elmhurststpatsparade.com.


Ongoing programs:

  • The Elmhurst History Museum is showing EW! Heart’s Desire: Reflections on Love & Marriage. Explore historic Valentines, wedding gowns and those who wore them. Info: (630) 833-1457 or elmhursthistory.org
  • Widows or Widowers (WOW) meet every third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 537 S. York Road. WOW lends support and provides social activities for those who have lost a spouse. Admission: $5 per person includes live entertainment. Info: Dave at 630-620-4060 or visit WOW.cfsites.org.
  • The Elmhurst American Legion, T.H.B. Post No. 187, hosts a fish fry every Friday night from 6-8:30 p.m. New York steaks are available first Friday of the month. Musical entertainment follows. Karaoke on the second Friday of each month. Bingo on Wednesdays, starting with Early Birds at 6:45 p.m. Info: 630-833-7800.

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