OUTDOOR CONCERTS AT PAINTED PIANO: Through August, La Grange, near the outdoor fountain by Village Hall, according to the La Grange Business Association. Scheduled 7 p.m. performances include students from Sato Music School on Aug. 15; Adam Chlebek on Aug. 22; and Salt Creek Chamber Wind Quintet on Aug. 29.The piano stays put through Aug. 31, with everyone encouraged to play. Then the piano moves outside the Stone Avenue METRA station, where it will stay through the West End Arts Festival on Sept. 7 and 8. Information: www.fdmuseum.org.
PRUNING TREES: 6:30 p.m., North Riverside Public Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines Ave. Learn all about pruning trees, including how to prune without harming the tree and how to train trees when young to prevent expensive fixes later. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. Cost: Free. Information: Register at 708-447-0869, www.northriversidelibrary.org.
"HENRY V": Now through Aug. 18, Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St., off Route 83, Oak Brook. One of the bard's history plays will transport audiences to 15th century French battlefields when First Folio Theatre stages "Henry V" in Shakespeare-Under-the-Stars. Cost: $34 to $44, with $5 discount for seniors and students, and $10 tickets for youth age 14 and younger. Information: 630-986-8067, www.firstfolio.org.
THE PROMENADE BOLINGBROOK HOSTING THE ROCKIN' WITH ROCK BOTTOM CONCERT SERIES: 7 to 9 p.m. most Thursdays through Sept. 12, 631 E. Boughton Road. Ron Burgundy's will play Aug. 15, followed by Brass Pocket on Aug. 22, Hair Band on Aug. 29, SODA on Sept. 5 and Deacon Blues on Sept. 12. Information: shawurl.com/3bc7, www.shoppingpromenade.com.
SEVEN BRIDGES RESTAURANT WEEK: Through Aug. 16, Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Drive, Woodridge. It offers a variety of dining incentives. Information: www.dinewoodridge.com.
EXHIBIT ON "WORLDS OF WONDER – REMEMBERING CHICAGOLAND'S AMUSEMENT PARKS": Through Aug. 18, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The iconic venues are captured through rare photos and video, memorabilia and artifacts. Interactive, family-friendly stations include a Skee-Ball game, marble roller coaster track and virtual reality roller-coaster experience. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: elmhursthistory.org, 630-833-1457.
ROCK 'N WHEELS: 6 p.m. Thursdays through August, Village Green, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison. It features food, music and Bike & Car Cruise Night. Cost: Free. Information: ithappensinaddison.com.
WESTMONT CRUISIN' NIGHTS & STREET FAIR: Various Thursday nights through August. Information: westmontevents.com.
PAT GAUGHAN & NANCY MAIO: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Gaughan's voice and guitar are complemented by Nancy Maio's instrumental virtuosity on the fiddle. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-969-9720.
LYONS TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL'S RADIO STATION CELEBRATING 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK: Aug. 16 to 18. Radio station WLTL-FM 88.1 will feature vignettes of the artists and bands who performed at the "Three Days of Peace and Music Festival." LT students Lily Mini, Caroline Durkin and Lauren Scriba host the weekend of music, trivia and memories. Information: www.wltl.net.
TRIBUTOSAURUS BECOMES WOODSTOCK: 9 p.m., Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $25, $60 for VIP. Information: wireismusic.com.
NUMEROUS MUSICAL ACTS AT CANTIGNY: Aug. 16 to 18, Cantigny Park venues, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Family Fun Night offers kite flying and the Gina Glocksen Band from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16; followed by Midwest Young Artists Conservatory at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17; Wendy & DB at 11 a.m. Aug. 18 in a family show, and The Four C Notes at 3 p.m. Aug 18. Cost: $10 parking summer Saturdays and Sundays, otherwise $5. Information: cantigny.org, 630-668-5161.
WHEATON'S FRIDAY NIGHT VINTAGE RIDES CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m. through Aug. 23, Front Street in downtown Wheaton. Information: www.downtownwheaton.com.
LOMBARD PLAYWRIGHT CRAIG GUSTAFSON'S COLLECTION OF SHORT COMIC PLAYS CALLED "FASTING COUGARS": Now to Aug. 31, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Riverfront Playhouse, 11 S. Water St., downtown Aurora. Cost: $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Information: riverfrontplayhouse.com, 630-897-9496.
DOWNTOWN DOWNERS GROVE'S SUMMER NIGHTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 30, on Main from Maple to Franklin. Live entertainment plays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Main Street train station. Information: www.downtowndg.org.
BRUNCH AT CANTIGNY FUNDRAISER BY DUPAGE FRIENDS OF EXTENSION: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Stroll the grounds and enjoy a meal while supporting local community programs provided by the University of Illinois Extension throughout DuPage County. Extension master gardeners will answer horticultural questions and give guided tours. The event includes a silent auction. Cost: $55. Information: www.dupagefriendsofextension.webs.com; go.illinois.edu/extensiondkk.
KASHMIR, A LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE BAND: 9 p.m., Ballydoyle Pub, 5157 Main St., Downers Grove. Also appearing at 9 p.m. will be Jim Andrews Aug. 15; The Stingers on Aug. 16; J&D Just Friends on Aug. 22; and Mixtape Junkies on Aug. 23. Information: 630-969-0600.
LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR: 1 to 4 p.m., Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. Meet local authors who discuss, answer questions, sell, and sign copies of their books. No registration is required. Cost: Free. Information: elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.
SLIM JIM PHANTOM TRIO (OF THE STRAY CATS): 8 p.m., B House Hall, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, No. 13, Lombard. Cost: $20 to $25. Information: www.brauerhouse.com.
BLUES DUO OF DONNA HERULA AND TONY NARDIELLO: 2 p.m., Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive. Organizers said delta and country blues are the specialty of one of Chicago's hottest blues guitarists and vocalists, Donna Herula, with the outstanding Tony Nardiello. Registration is required. Information: woodridgelibrary.org.
THE MUSIC OF TAYLOR SWIFT – FOR KIDS: Noon, Fitz’s Spare Keys, 119 N. York St., Elmhurst. It offers dancing, sing-a-longs and hula hooping all to the music of Taylor Swift. Cost: $10 to $30. Information: shawurl.com/3bkl.
AFTER HOURS FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS "WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY": 7:30 p.m., Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong affair with her friend and sister-in-law Susan. Information: afterhoursfilmsociety.com, 630-534-4528.
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: choral-aires.com.
ART EXHIBIT ELLEN ROTTSOLK: During August, Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive. Information: woodridgelibrary.org, 630-964-7899.
"BE AN HERBAL GOURMET" LECTURE: Evening of Aug. 20, Cornerstone Faith Community Church, 118 First St., Bloomingdale. Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh began growing herbs in 1992 and started an herb business. She will discuss extracting the flavor from herbs in various media such as vinegar, butter, sugar and salt. It features sampling and demonstrations. Visitors are welcome. Announcements begin at 6:15 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bloomingdalegardenclub.org.
WHEATON SCIENCE THEATER AT DRY CITY CO-PRESENTED BY WHEATON PUBLIC LIBRARY: 7 p.m., Dry City Brew Works, 120 N. Main St., Wheaton. They team up to show a cult classic movie, "Killers from Space," on the projector screen. No registration is required. Information: wheatonlibrary.org, 630-668-1374.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN THE PARK: Tuesdays until late August, Veterans Memorial Pavilion in Fishel Park, on Grove Street just west of Main Street, Downers Grove. Kids activities are planned, and food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. Cost: Free. Information: www.dgparks.org/summer-concert-series.
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, www.post80.org.
PETRA VAN NUIS AND LARRY HARRIS, A VOICE AND PIANO DUO: 6 to 9 p.m., Parkers' Restaurant & Bar, 1000 31st St., Downers Grove. She and guitarist Andy Brown will appear from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Information: www.parkersamerican.com and www.theclubhouse.com, respectively.
MAJOR BOOK SALE: Aug. 21 to 24, Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St. Information: wheatonlibrary.org.
JAZZ IN THE PARK CONCERT: 7 to 9 p.m., Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Performing will be the Glen Ellyn Jazz Ensemble, a 16-member group. People are invited to bring a blanket, lawn chairs, bug spray and a picnic dinner. Cost: Free. Information: gepark.org, 630-858-2462.
ARBOR EVENINGS: Wednesdays through Sept. 4, with music from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Unwind with family and friends, enjoying live music and dancing, lawn games and refreshments. Tickets include one beer, wine or soda, along with activities and entertainment by bands. Cost: $17, $12 for members, with tickets required for guests age 21 and older, and children admitted free. Information: mortonarb.org, including details on special Thursday family nights.
DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: Ongoing activities, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. Information: dupagechildrens.org.
SELECTIONS BY SIX PAINTERS: Until Aug. 25, Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. The show's title "With a Capital P" is a reference to an approach that doesn’t always use paint or brush. The group exhibition consists of six rooms, each using different criteria to interpret artistic approaches and a wide-ranging conversation about process and media. "Luftwerk: Parallel Perspectives" is a site-specific exhibition that uses color and light interventions to activate and interpret the McCormick House, designed by Mies van der Rohe. Information: elmhurstartmuseum.org.
MORTON ARBORETUM PRESENTS "NATURE CONNECTS" ART WITH LEGO BRICKS BY SEAN KENNEY: Through Sept. 15, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. It features 15, nature-themed sculptures crafted from more than a half-million LEGO bricks. There will be themed programs related to the show for all ages. Visitors also can enjoy the Troll Hunt exhibition on display through the end of summer. Information: mortonarb.org.
LA GRANGE FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. various Thursdays, La Grange Road and Harris Avenue. Information: shawurl.com/3b6m, 708-582-6510.
EXHIBIT OF WORKS BY LEGENDARY PRINTMAKER OF MEXICO: Through Sept. 13, Cleve Carney Art Gallery at McAninch Arts Center on College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Highlighted will be José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and one hour prior to Lakeside Pavilion events. Information: clevecarneygallery.org, 630-942-4000.
THE FOUR C NOTES CONCERT: 7 p.m., Commercial Street and Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale. The band debuts as part of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Cost: Free. Information: www.thefourcnotes.com/the-four-c-notes-upcoming-schedule.
"WHOSE CRIME IS IT ANYWAY?" – MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: 7 p.m., Two Chef's Restaurant, 3 S. Center St., Bensenville. Mystery Unlimited will perform the comedy improv show. Cost: $50. Information: shawurl.com/3bkm.
KATHERINE RONDEAU WITH ERIC LAMBERT: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Rondeau is a singer-songwriter who focuses her passion for classic folk music through a thoroughly modern lens, and also will be featured at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 on WFMT 98.7 FM's "Folkstage" with Rich Warren. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-969-9720.
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: wchicago.mhsoftware.com.
THE WEATHERTECH BERWYN ROUTE 66 CAR SHOW SPONSORED BY PAISANS PIZZERIA & BAR: 7 a.m. setup with show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Berwyn’s strip of Route 66 along Ogden Avenue between Oak Park and Ridgeland avenues. The rain-or-shine event features 600 vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles, along with live entertainment and a variety of hometown eats. Online registration for display vehicles offers the early bird rate of $30 through Aug 16; after that date, it's $40. Cost: Free to spectators. Information: whyberwyn.com.
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY GLEN ELLYN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: Aug. 24 and 25, Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn. Stroll a winding path while viewing works by 70 artists, offering home decor items, wearable art and diverse gifts. It also offers food options, and a beer and wine garden on the patio of the boathouse with live music throughout the weekend. Information: www.facebook.com/GlenEllynFestivalOfTheArts.
ST. JAMES FARM FOREST PRESERVE TRACTOR DAY: Noon to 4 p.m., on Winfield Road, a quarter mile north of Butterfield Road, Warrenville. Trails, picnic areas, fishing and a variety of sculptures are at the 600-acre preserve. Cost: Free, with no registration required. Information: 630-668-6012, dupageforest.org.
RIVERSIDE CHAPTER OF THE LYRIC OPERA SCREENING "CALLAS BY CALLAS": 2 to 5 p.m., Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road. Information: Alice Stake at 708-447-7523.
COSLEY ZOO: Open daily except fall and winter holidays, 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton. Information: cosleyzoo.org/event-calendar, 630-665-5534.
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: events.downers.us.
WHEATON FRENCH MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 9, Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main and Liberty, downtown, Wheaton. Information: wheatonchamber.com.
MONARCH PROGRAM: Noon to 2 p.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Learn about monarch butterflies, milkweed and pollinators in the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Monarch Way Stations” program for all ages. Cost: Free. Information: ReconnectWithNature.org.
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: business.glenellynchamber.com.
"SAVING YOUR PRIZED POSSESSIONS": 7 to 8:30 p.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. Discover the factors that make things fall apart, and learn easy ways to save and store possessions from a museum expert. Cost: Free for ages 16 or older; register by Aug. 25. Information: ReconnectWithNature.org, 815-886-1467.