Sunday, Aug. 28
At 2 p.m., an iconic Chicago Foods lecture will take place, led by Historian Leslie Goddard, who takes a look at five iconic Chicago foods and connects them to Chicago’s patterns of immigration, creativity and cultural traditions that led to their storied fame. Free to Members; $5/Non-members,
NOTE: The Medicare informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus has been cancelled.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Bethel United Church of Christ in Elmhurst opens its 24th Music@Bethel season with internationally acclaimed Italian violinist Clarissa Bevilacqua. The concert will be held on at 5 p.m. at Bethel Church, 315 East St. Charles Road. Tickets are available for $20 – $35 on Eventbrite or at the door. Students are free. The church is accessible and parking is free. Enter through Sandburg Middle School from St. Charles Road, or from Huntington off Poplar Street. Info: (630) 279-4040.
Monday, Sept. 12
At 7 p.m., there will be a Medicare information session held at the American Legion THB Post #187, 310 W. Butterfield Rd. 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.
Saturday Sept. 17
• From 1 to 6 p.m., the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation will host the 7th annual Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest on the grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum. Proceeds from the event support the Elmhurst History Museum programs and exhibits. Stay up to date at elmhurstcraftbeerfest.com or follow us on social media at @ElmhurstCraftBeerFest on Facebook, @elmhurstcraftbeerfest on Instagram or @BeerElmhurst on Twitter for the latest information.
• The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook, presents Smithsonian Museum Day & Lapidary Demonstrations. museums, zoos and cultural centers from all 50 states are coming together to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality, and inclusion. Join us as we celebrate the Lapidary Arts with artist demonstrators from the West Suburban Lapidary Club. See cutting and polishing stone, wire-wrap, silversmithing, carving and bead-stringing along with the Museum’s exhibits. There will be ongoing demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages welcome. Free admission, but sign up for a Smithsonian Museum Day ticket at smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Info: 630-833-1616 or lizzadromuseum.org.
Monday, Sept. 19
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.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Beginning at 2 p.m., the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook, presents a 60-minute lecture “Explorers of Deep Time.” Did you ever dream of being a “dinosaur hunter” growing up? What comes to mind when you hear someone is a “paleontologist?” Paleontology is one of the most visible yet misunderstood fields of science. In his talk, Dr. Roy Plotnick will provide a behind-the-scenes look at paleontology as it exists today in all its complexity. His lecture explores topics from his book Explorers of Deep Time, which will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation. Regular Museum admission applies, reservations recommended. Register at lizzadromuseum.org.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Beginning at 2 p.m., the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Road in Oak Brook, presents Solisti Di Camera String Quartet. Small ensemble music programs continue at the Lizzadro Museum this fall, where guests can experience the Solisti Di Camera String Quartet featuring cello, viola and violins playing a selection of music from the Baroque to Classical. The 50-minute performance will include a brief discussion about the music selections. All ages welcome. Admission: $15 per person. Limited capacity, registration required. Register at lizzadromuseum.org.
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
The first solo museum show of Pilsen-based street artist Sentrock, whose real name is Joseph Perez, will open at the Elmhurst Art Museum Friday, Sept. 9 and will remain through Sunday Jan. 15 Info: elmhurstartmuseum.org.