Saturday, Aug. 13
From 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the Elmhurst Art Museum presents architect Erica Blawat who will lead an architectural walking tour of the architecturally rich City of Elmhurst—the only city with houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Blawat provides historic context and fun facts about architectural gems by Wright, Mies, Walter Burley Griffin, R. Harold Zook, Dirk Lohan, and more. Free with museum admission, registration required at elmhurstartmuseum.org.
Monday, Aug. 15
The Chicago Accordion Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Elmhurst American Legion, 310 W. Butterfield Rd. Visitors are welcome. Every meeting fee includes professional musical entertainment and pizza. Admission is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
At 3:30 p.m., School District 205 is hosting a ribbon cutting at the new Lincoln Elementary School. Members of the public are invited to see the new school.
Monday, Aug. 17
At 7 p.m., there will be a Medicare information session held at the Knights of Columbus #1911, 537 So. York St., Medicare Solutions 4 Seniors will offer free Medicare reviews and will answer any questions. To RSVP, call 1-800-205-5176. RSVPs appreciated but not required. Walk-ins welcome.
If your club or organization is planning a special event, live OR virtually, send the information to [email protected] and put “Community Calendar” in the Subject line. The Calendar also appears at theindependentnewspapers.com.
Elmhurst History Museum’s new exhibit
Now on display: ‘Eat Your Heart Out: Iconic Chicagoland Foods.’ Explore the history of many classic Chicago food traditions as well as the often-colorful innovators and establishments that earned the devotion of generations of foodies, including Vienna Beef, Portillo’s, Lou Malnati’s and more. Info: elmhursthistory.org.
• By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst
Experience local history through an award-winning exhibit about how the City of Elmhurst grew and developed over the years, including a history of the Glos Mansion and family. Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst.
Elmhurst Art Museum’s
latest exhibition closes Aug. 14
Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design is currently on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum. It is a family-friendly show that features interactive learning stations that explore ways we can be inspired by nature’s incredibly resourceful designs. Featuring works by Chicago architect Alicia Ponce.
Complementing the Nature’s Blueprints exhibition this summer will be a solo show by Chicago painter Raúl Ortiz in the McCormick House. With a penchant for color and contrast, Ortiz combines a variety of different colors, patterns, and forms from multiple sources such as ethnographic patterns, architectural elements, and botanical forms. Info: elmhurstartmuseum.org.