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Weekend Life

DuPage, Will and Cook to offer wine tasting, craft shows, music

Talented musicians to team up
WHERE: Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St., Lombard
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23
COST & INFO: $18; www.maplestreetconcerts.org
ABOUT: Patty & Craig's Patty Stevenson (from left) and Craig Siemsen will be on a co-bill concert in the Maple Street Chapel music series, also starring Shadowfields. They will be joined by guest master of ceremonies Lilli Kuzma from WDCB Radio( 90.9FM). Looking ahead, music lovers can join a Jingle Bell Jubilee Sing-along planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, with free will donations welcome.
Talented musicians to team up WHERE: Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St., Lombard WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 COST & INFO: $18; www.maplestreetconcerts.org ABOUT: Patty & Craig's Patty Stevenson (from left) and Craig Siemsen will be on a co-bill concert in the Maple Street Chapel music series, also starring Shadowfields. They will be joined by guest master of ceremonies Lilli Kuzma from WDCB Radio( 90.9FM). Looking ahead, music lovers can join a Jingle Bell Jubilee Sing-along planned from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, with free will donations welcome.

NOV. 21

MORTON WEST HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTING "SINGIN' IN THE RAIN" MUSICAL: 7 p.m. Nov. 21 to 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Berwyn. Information: shawurl.com/3c0h.

GROVE PLAYERS STAGING DAVID MAMET'S "NOVEMBER": 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. The Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief facing re-election. It's directed by Jason Linder. Cost: $18 to $20. Information: brownpapertickets.com/event/4421891; www.groveplayers.org, 630-415-3682.

CHILD LINK'S 17TH ANNUAL BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU PROGRESSIVE WINE TASTING: 5:30 to 8 p.m., downtown La Grange. Child Link, a local nonprofit child welfare agency, teams up with multiple restaurants. Cost: $65. Information: Tickets at childlnk.org, 312-377-4735, ext. 248.

BRITAIN'S NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING OF "42ND STREET": 7 p.m., McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Cost: $24. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-4000.

PROJECT 88 ANNOUNCING LUCILE EVANS MUSICAL FESTIVAL: Through Nov. 23, Unity Lutheran Church, 6720 W. 31st St., Berwyn. Information: project88berwyn.org, 708-788-4132.

ARTIST MAURICIO FORERO'S "SOUTHS AND NORTHS": Through Nov. 23, Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: www.riversideartscenter.com, 708-442-6400.

'MACBETH": Through Nov. 24, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. College Theater's "Macbeth" plays at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-4000.

NOV. 22

"DOUBT, A PARABLE": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, GreenMan Theatre, 232 S. York St., Elmhurst. A Bronx school principal, Sister Aloysius, suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Cost: $15 to $17. Information: www.greenmantheatre.org; 630-464-2646, ticketpeak.com/res/GMTT.

DRURY LANE PRESENTS "MARY POPPINS": Most Wednesdays through Sundays through Jan. 19, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences will stage Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. Information: drurylanetheatre.com, 630-530-0111.

RE-DECK THE HALLS SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, Bethel United Church of Christ, Administration Center, 316 E. Huntington Lane, Elmhurst. It's a sale of gently used holiday decorations and gifts. Homemade goodies also will be sold. Information: 630-279-4040.

OPEN MIC: 8 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-699-2973.

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m., Edman Chapel at Wheaton College, 401 E. Franklin St. Information: Tickets at 312-294-3000; wheaton.edu.

THE DIRECTORS' WORKSHOP PRESENTS THE FALL WORKSHOP: Nov. 22 to 24, Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. It's an evening of three, one-act plays. Information: theatreofwesternsprings.com/on-stage/tws/the-directors-workshop-the-fall-workshop-2019, 708-246-4043.

NOV. 23

HARVEST OF CRAFTS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Blvd. A bake sale and lunch also are offered. Cost: Free admission. Information: www.westchesterucc.org/events, 708-865-1282.

3RD WARD CLUB ZOO TREE DECORATING: 3 p.m., Brookfield Zoo. The community is invited to help decorate the 3rd Ward Club of Berwyn's Christmas tree at Brookfield Zoo. Cost: Limited number of first-come free admission and parking tickets; email Richard Leja at 3rdwardclub@gmail.com.

NOV. 24

DUPAGE COMMUNITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE: 3 p.m., McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Join the Jazz Ensemble on stage for cabaret seating and a dance floor. Cost: $7. Information: atthemac.org, 630-942-4000.

NOV. 26

DECK YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AT COLLEGE OF DUPAGE GREENHOUSE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 26, 1 to 5 p.m Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4, COD campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. The College of DuPage Horticulture program will host a poinsettia and houseplant sale at the COD Greenhouse located west of the Technical Education Center on campus. Information: cod.edu.

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.

NOV. 29

"DOCTOR WHO" FANS GATHERING AT CHICAGO TARDIS 2019: Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, Westin Chicago Lombard, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard. Several previous doctors and actor Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) will be among the celebrities. Information: Full schedule at chicagotardis.com.

KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ASHLEY & SIMPSON: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. Their 2019 album "Off to Here Land" debuted at No. 7 on the folk music charts. Cost: $10. Information: twowaystreet.org, 630-699-2973.

GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL: Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, downtown Downers Grove. Information: www.downtowndg.org, 630-725-0991.

WAYNE HOUSE TOUR DEPARTING GENEVA BY SHUTTLE BUS: Nov. 29 and 30, starting at owner's business, SG Geneva/Scentimental Gardens, 428 W. State St., Geneva. The Holiday Home Tour is at Debra Phillips’ 1850s residence in Wayne. The tours will continue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30. Cost: $20. Information: Reservations for the tour can be made at 630-232-1303 or at the shop; scentimentalgardens.com.

NOV. 30

CHICAGO POP CULTURE CON: Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Pheasant Run Mega Center and ballroom, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, next to DuPage Airport. It offers comics, toys, gaming, sci-fi, memorabilia, special guests and all things fan related. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1. Cost: $12, and good for both days, free for children age 12 and younger with an adult. Information: Tickets will be available at the gate or online at www.chicagopopculturecon.com, 715-526-9769.

DEC. 2

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.

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. Information: elmhurstharmonie.com.

DEC. 5

FILM CLASSES: Various dates, First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. The instructor is Sue Thornquist of Downers Grove. Different classes are offered Dec. 5 and 10. One can register by emailing Thornquist at srthorn55@gmail.com.

DEC. 6

"ON THE RIGHT TRACK – BY RAIL TO CHICAGO & BEYOND" EXHIBIT: Through March 29, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. New exhibit explores local railroad history through artifacts including photos, maps and models of stations, locomotives and railroad cars. Cost: Free. Information: elmhursthistory.org, 630-833-1457.

"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: elmhurstartmuseum.org.

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.

DEC. 12

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.

DEC. 21

BUSY BEAVERS CRAFT CLUB: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville. The program offers a craft activity in the museum; drop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The theme will be snowy owls. Cost: Free to all ages. Information: ReconnectWithNature.org.

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