WEST SUBURBAN EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
The new year has arrived and here is an action-packed list of west suburban events for you and yours to enjoy all winter long. Be sure to check online for more winter events happening in your neighborhood. Happy New Year!
2016 Bridal Showcase • January 8 & 9 If you're planning a wedding, this is the perfect opportunity to meet with an array of local quality vendors at this up-close and personal showcase - one of the best in the Western suburbs! Held Friday & Saturday Jan 8 & 9. Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St., Naperville. www.napersettlement.org
Winter French Market In Wheaton • January 9 The warm spirit of their outdoor market comes alive through the cold winter inside the Wheaton Train station. Shop in style though the holidays with select winter vendors. Delicious pasture-raised and non-GMO sausage and meats from Naturally Special Farm, free coffee to stay warm from Creama Bean Coffee, delicious treats from Day Dream Dessests, Bettina's Coffee & Tea and hot treats from Siempre Mexicana Bakery. Plus services and crafts from Basha’s pottery, Silpada Designs and John’s Sharpening service. Every Saturday 8:30am-1pm until March 26.
History Speaks Lecture Series: Bette Davis • January 8 Few actresses in the history of film rival Bette Davis's longevity and appeal. This witty, sharp portrayal by actress and historian Leslie Goddard reveals Davis not only as a riveting personality, but as the ultimate star in the Golden Age of Hollywood. This presentation of the History Speaks Lecture Series will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 10 at Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Day of event tickets are $7 adults, $6 youth (4-12). Advance tickets save $1 each. www.napersettlement.org
Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella • January 10 Founded by legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Sergei Radchenko, Moscow Festival Ballet is steeped in classical Russian technique and grandeur. More than 50 dancers grace the stage in the lavish full-length story ballet Cinderella, one of the most beloved ballets of all time. Curtain at 2pm and 7pm. McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. www.themac.org
Hairspray at Paramount Theater • January 20- February 21 Tracy Turnblad is a plus-size teen with plus-size hair, and she has one big plus-size dream – to dance her way onto Baltimore’s smash hit TV show, “The Corny Collins Show.” Find out if her dream comes true in this award-winning musical based on the John Waters hit movie. The high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin’ tunes and explosively colorful costumes – plus some really cool hairdos reminds us of the importance of individuality and the acceptance of one another: a wonderful message to share with everyone. Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. www.paramountaurora.com
Unmasking the Face of Homelessness • January 16 A dinner-auction event to benefit Lazarus House, an emergency shelter, transitional living, outreach program helping men, women, children from St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Western rural Kane County who are homeless or in crisis. $100 per reservation. St. Charles Country Club, 1250 Country Club Rd., St. Charles. www.lazarushouseonline.com
Elgin Youth Symphony Chamber Music Ensembles/Music in the Gallery • January 17 Presenting impressive "rising star" musicians, performing as the Maud Powell String Quartet and the Sterling Brass Quintet. Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road., St. Charles. (630) 584- 7200. For additional information visit their website or to order tickets call (630) 584-7200 www.norrisculturalarts.com
Portrayal of Actress Mary Pickford In Glen Ellyn • January 23 The Glen Ellyn Historical Society presents “Glen Ellyn at the Movies.” The first program in this five month project is Leslie Goddard, renowned Chicago actress and historian who will be at the Glen Ellyn History Center portraying the famous actress, Mary Pickford. The ticket cost for this program is $10 GEHS members, $12 non members, $5 students 18 and under. 2pm. www.glenellynhistory.org
Sinatra Forever: Salute to Frank Sinatra • January 30 North Central College welcomes Rick Michel in "Sinatra Forever: Salute to Frank Sinatra," a show that focuses entirely on the music of Frank Sinatra January 30. The performance begins at 8pm Saturday, January 30, in the College's Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $50, $40 and $30. www.northcentralcollege.edu/showtix
Weight Loss Wednesdays at Delnor New Year’s Resolution and Weight Management. Learn how to start a weight management program at Delnor Health & Fitness Center, 296 Randall Rd., Geneva through a comprehensive informational session from 4-6 pm. You will get information about our Next Steps program. Refreshment will be served. Cost for information session is free. RSVP to (630) 938-9406
Saturday: Pearl Jam Tribute Chicago • January 30 Join us in celebrating Matt Cameran’s (Pearl Jam’s drummer) birthday! Pearl Jam Tribute Chicago is the Midwest’s premier Pearl Jam tribute band. With years of musical experience, Pearl Jam Tribute captures the sound and feel of a live show. Spend and evening listening to some of your favorite music performed by this incredible tribute act, you will not be disappointed. Any fan of Pearl Jam is in for a great night of music. 302 W State St., Geneva. www.evenflowmusic.com.