FUN AROUND THE SUBURBS IN THE NEW YEAR
There are many fun events and activities to help you ring in the New Year. From dining celebrations to on stage performances, here are 5 Things to Do to help you get started with your planning.
1. CHICAGO SINFONIETTA ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Sunday, January 19
NAPERVILLE–Sinfonietta traditions meld with impactful social issues during one of its most stirring MLK tribute concerts to date! Take part in a poignant musical conversation between CS Assistant Conductor and Project Inclusion alumnus Jonathan Rush and his sister, "The Voice" semi-finalist Kymberli Joye. Plus, other moving performances including the Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Choir as they take the stage for Joel Thompson's moving testament to those lost to police violence, "The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed." 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, wwwfinearts.northcentralcollege.edu
2. DOWNERS GROVE ICE FESTIVAL
DOWNERS GROVE–Get out of the house for a weekend of fun, shopping and dining for all ages! The Annual Downtown Downers Grove Ice Festival returns February 7-9. Watch carvers demonstrate their art in person Friday evening under the lights at 5:30pm on the southeast corner of Main and Curtiss and on Saturday with live ice carving demonstrations from 11am-3pm at the Main Street Train Station as well as south of 5150 Main Street. Details at www.downtowndg.org or (630) 725-0991.
3. BEAUTY & THE BEAST
Through January 19 at Paramount Theatre In Aurora
AURORA–One of Disney’s most beloved animated films comes to life on stage with all the enchanted castle characters in a holiday extravaganza that will thrill, entertain and amaze young and old alike. Beauty and the Beast is recommended for ages 5 and up due to some scary moments in the performance. Single tickets are $38 to $77. www.paramountaurora.com
4. FOOTBALL SUNDAYS AT ARROWHEAD
WHEATON–One of the greatest places in the area to watch the game, Arrowhead Golf Club Bar is an Official Miller Lite® Bears Headquarters Bar. Bears fans will enjoy:
$2 Miller Lite Pints
$4 House Wine Glasses
$6 Chicken Wings
$13.95 Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Plus weekly giveaways & monthly drawings for Bears gear! Visit online for more details www.arrowheadgolfclub.org/
5. ABBA MANIA…Salute To ABBA!
ST. CHARLES–This is the ORIGINAL tribute to ABBA from London with a return engagement to The Arcada! ABBA was the biggest band world-wide in the 80s, and "Mamma Mia" is one of the most popular musicals in history! Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, SOS, Fernando, Knowing Me, Knowing You.... Other upcoming shows include Night Ranger, Howard Jones, Richard Marx and more! Arcada Theater, St Charles. www.arcadalive.com/upcomingevents/