DuPage County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 13

Festival of Lights at The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook 3-6:15 p.m. Nov. 11, will feature The Promenade’s tree-lighting ceremony of a 48-foot-tall tree decorated with more than 250,000 LED lights that will be synchronized to music.

Nov. 9

Matt Desmond Lecture: “Evicted”
7:30 p.m.
Billy Graham Center, 500 College Ave., Wheaton

The Center for Urban Engagement presents a lecture by Matt Desmond, New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner. Desmond will speak on his 2016 book, “Evicted,” which follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

Nov. 10

World War II Radio Hour Revisited
2 p.m.
Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive., Carol Stream

The public is invited to a nostalgic re-enactment of a World War II-era radio performance. Enjoy tunes such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “In the Mood,” comedy sketches, and a tribute to military veterans. Space is limited and reservation are required. Call (877) 836-5664 or visit WindsorParkIllinois.org to make a reservation.

Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Invitational Show Opening Reception
7-9 p.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
$9 adults, $8 senior citizens; free for museum members, students, children

A reception will celebrate the opening of an invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art.

Nov. 11

Hotshots Workout
11 a.m.
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

Feel the burn as you work out and strength train with the Midewin Hotshots, a wildland fire-fighting crew.

Festival of Lights
3-6:15 p.m.
The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook

Festival of Lights will feature The Promenade’s tree-lighting ceremony of a 48-foot-tall tree decorated with more than 250,000 LED lights that will be synchronized to music. Before the tree is lighted at 6:15 p.m., children can visit with Santa, enjoy wagon rides, ice sculptures, ornament-making and cookie decorating.  

Nov. 11-Nov. 12

Art is Instrumental Grand Opening
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11
noon-5 p.m. Nov. 12
DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville

Be the band. Be the conductor. Be the artist. Prepare to be immersed in an interactive exhibit where art and music collide. Art is Instrumental, the newest exhibit at DuPage Children’s Museum, will have visitors moving to the beat of their own drum. Special performances and activities to celebrate the opening weekend will be held throughout each day.

Nov. 12

Classical Guitar from Around the World
2 p.m.
Warrenville Public Library District, 28W751 Stafford Place, Warrenville

Tom Krol will plays classical guitar from around the world plus music from James Taylor, Sting, Lindsey Buckingham and other easy listening favorites. 

Elmhurst Symphony
3 p.m.
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst
$35 for adults, $32 for seniors, $12 for students

“Pied Piper Fantasy,” the second concert of the Elmhurst Symphony’s 57th season, will feature a performance of renowned flutist and Elmhurst resident Mary Stolper. One of the musical selections to be performed is “John Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra.”  Local flute students will join Stolper. Following the concert, a dinner to help support the ESO will be provided by the HB Jones Food Truck, which will be stationed at the main entrance to the church. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased on the ESO website, elmhurstsymphony.org.  

Nov. 13

Christmas in the Fabulous 1950s Opening Day
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville
Free with admission

Enjoy mid-century modern traditions and fun fads in this holiday-themed exhibit about Christmas in post-World War II suburbia. During this time, the U.S. government started tracking Santa Claus’ sleigh via radar, and Naperville residents enthusiastically decorated their homes and yards with plastic aluminum characters, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The exhibit will run through Dec. 24.

Through Nov. 26

Mums Flower Show
8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Wilder Park Conservatory, 225 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst

Experience autumn in its seasonal glory by stopping by Wilder Park Conservatory for a beautiful mums display. 

 –DuPage County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 13–