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Diva's Dance Band, featuring Diva Montell, will appear at 9 p.m. May 3 at the Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. For details, visit
Diva's Dance Band, featuring Diva Montell, will appear at 9 p.m. May 3 at the Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. For details, visit

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TREVOR NOAH, HOST OF “THE DAILY SHOW,” TICKETS FOR NIU SHOW OCT. 12 GO ON SALE: 10 a.m. for NIU students at venue and 10 a.m. May 3 for the public, for his appearance at Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on the DeKalb campus. Noah’s guest at the 7 p.m. Oct. 12 show will be Angelo Lozada, a writer for the “Today” show. Cost: Tickets start at $25.50 and are reserved seats. Information: Tickets at center or or by phone at 800-745-3000.

QUEEN OF HEARTS DRAWING NIGHTS: Thursdays until Aug. 15, Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St., Elburn. Bar opens at 4:30 p.m. Information:, 630-365-6530.


GLENN HUGHES PLAYING DEEP PURPLE WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 8 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Other concerts include Buckethead at 9:30 p.m. May 4; Metal Church and Doro of Warlock with Images of Eden at 5 p.m. May 5; and Angel with Starz at 8 p.m. May 9. Information:

MATT JANECEK: 8:30 p.m., Old Towne Pub & Eatery, 40W290 La Fox Road, Campton Hills. He’ll perform classic country hits and story songs sprinkled with some originals. Mr. Blotto will appear at 10 p.m. May 4. Information:, 630-513-4240.

DIVA’S DANCE BAND WILL BE PART OF THE CLUB ARCADA LINEUP: 9 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Bobby C and The C Notes will appear at 9 p.m. May 4; Vince Amore will perform at Ron’s Family Feast, 1 p.m. May 5; The Real Thing featuring Diva Montell, Jeri Maria and Brian James in a Sergio Mendes experience begins at 5 p.m. May 5; and No Cover Magic Wednesdays features hypnotist Jeff Jay at 7 p.m. May 8. Information:

THE DRAMA “PROOF”: 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4, 9 to 11 and 3 p.m. May 5, Playhouse 38, 321 Stevens St., suite P, Geneva. “Proof” is a poignant drama about an enigmatic young woman; her manipulative sister; their brilliant father; and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof. Some themes are intended for mature audiences. Tickets are available by calling the Geneva Park District or at Sunset Community Center and Stephen Persinger Recreation Center. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: 630-232-4542;


THE MATTHEW WHITAKER QUARTET, STARRING THE 17-YEAR-OLD JAZZ PRODIGY KEYBOARDIST: 8 p.m., Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Cost: $27 for adults, $14 for ages 18 and younger. Information:

ELGIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S SEASON FINALE: 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 2:30 p.m. May 5, Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Music Director Andrew Grams will conduct works by Gustav Mahler and Aaron Copland. Pre-concert chats will be presented by Grams one hour before. In addition, free Listeners Club discussions by music historian Jim Kendros are offered May 1 at GreenFields of Geneva at 11 a.m. and the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin at 1 p.m. Cost: Tickets start at $30, $11 for youth and students. Information: ElginSymphony.Org, 847-888-4000. 

HERITAGE PRAIRIE FARM ORGANIC PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 and 11, at the farm store, 2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn. Dave’s Slow Food Truck will be on hand the first date. Information:, 630-443-5989.


PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER FOR VALLEY SHELTERED WORKSHOP: 7:30 a.m. to noon, May 5, at the workshop, 325 Main St., Batavia. Pancakes, sausage, strawberries, blueberries, coffee, orange juice and apple juice will be served. Tickets are sold at the door. There also will be raffle baskets, a silent auction and cash drawing raffle. All proceeds go to providing work for adults with disabilities. Cost: $7 for people age 4 through adult. Information: 630-879-2359,

THE AWARD-WINNING ORION ENSEMBLE WITH GUEST ARTISTS: 7 p.m., Chapelstreet Church, 2300 South St., Geneva. The ensemble will be joined by guest violinist Mathias Tacke and guest violist Stephen Boe. Performances also are offered in Chicago and Evanston. The program presents works by Brahms, Prokofiev and Uhl. Orion appears on the radio broadcast series “Live from WFMT” on May 20. Orion members are Kathryne Pirtle (clarinet), Florentina Ramniceanu (violin), Diana Schmueck (piano) and Judy Stone (cello). Cost: $26, $23 for seniors, and $10 for students; admission is free for children age 12 and younger. Information: 630-628-9591,

SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS ATHLETES IN REGION C SPRING GAMES: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marmion Academy, 1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora. Families, volunteers and spectators are invited to cheer on the 950 athletes in track and field. Volunteers still are needed. Information:

MAY 10

“EYE OF THE BEHOLDER” FASHION SHOW EXHIBIT: 6 to 9 p.m., Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Designers of all ages from Batavia to Chicago feature their garment-related 2D and 3D artwork. Tickets are sold to the opening event. The theme is “Transparency.” Models take the stage in the gallery from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Curator is fashion designer Andrea Reynders. Artists are Victoria Belz, Andria Burchett, Claudia Canon, Patricia Davoust, Morgan Donahue, Maureen Gasek, Sue and Katie Holzkopf, Lisa Holzl, Madeline Jenkins, Katherine Kratzer, Emy Krauspe, Ellen Jo Ljung, Anke Loh, Michele Norman, Gretchen Schreiber, Madelyn Schuster, Amanda Williams, Lisa Youngdahl, Dawn Zalkus and Ana Zanic. A reception with cash bar is offered. All ticket sales go toward the $500 Best of Show Award. Postcard sets of exhibited artworks will be available for purchase for $18. All proceeds go to support arts programming at Water Street Studios. The exhibit runs to June 8. Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students ages 13 to 21, free for younger children. Information: Tickets at;, 630-761-9977.

MAY 11

WHEELER PARK GREENHOUSE OPEN HOUSE: 8 to 11 a.m., Wheeler Park, entering off Stevens and North Third streets, Geneva. Meet Geneva Park District horticulturist Rich Kator, ask him questions about gardening, and get ideas for your own gardens and plant beds. Cost: Free. Information:

BENEFIT CONCERT BY BREAD & ROSES, WITH MEMBERS FROM THE TRICITIES AND BEYOND: 3 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb. The concert will support the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva. Information:

MAY 13

HABITAT WORKDAY: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fermilab Natural Areas, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Participants learn about ecology and the environment. No experience is required, but dress for the weather and outdoor work. Volunteers have been processing native seed mixes and removing invasive woody plants. All tools and safety equipment are provided. Simply show photo ID to security guard at entrance and meet in Lederman Science Center parking lot. Rain or hazardous weather will cancel event. Information:

THE “ARTICULATION” EXHIBITION: Through May 25, Haven Interiors Studio Gallery, 15 S. Third St., Geneva. “ARTiculation” is a visual dialogue by artists Corey Postiglione, Kathie Shaw, George Shipperley and Ted Stanuga. A percentage of all art sales will be donated to Geneva Community Chest. Information:;

MAY 16

STILL NOT FRIDAY STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. every Thursday, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Doors open at 7 p.m. The full food and drink menu is available in the showroom. Cost: Show admission free. Information:

OPEN MIC NIGHTS AT FLAGSTONE CRAFTS: 9 p.m. Thursdays, 101 W. State St., Geneva. It runs until 1 a.m. Cost: Free. Information:

LIVE MUSIC: 8:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, ROX City Grill at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. Information:, 630-845-5800.

MAY 17

INDOOR FARMERS MARKETS: Fridays and Saturdays in Batavia and St. Charles. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Gaetano’s restaurant, 15 E. Wilson St., Batavia. In Geneva, the outdoor French Market has reopened from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the train station parking lot. Information:,

TWO BROTHERS ARTISAN SPIRITS DISTILLERY TOURS: 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway (Route 25), Aurora. No reservations are taken, but check in at host stand. Cost: Free. Information: 630-264-2739, twobrothersbrewing.

MAY 19

THE FRENCH MARKET BY BENSIDOUN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, train station parking lot in Geneva, off South and Fourth streets. Information:

MAY 25

ST. CHARLES FINE ART SHOW: May 25 and 26, downtown St. Charles. The fine art show features the juried work of 100 artists, presented by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. Information:

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