Kane County Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

The annual Aurora Kite Festival is on Saturday, running from 10 a.m.-noon at 220 North Broadway. (Downtown Aurora photo)


Jesus Christ Superstar

Paramount Theatre

23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora

An energized, emotionally-charged rock opera staged in one of the most pivotal moments in history, the last seven days of Jesus’ life. This is a story of love and fear, kindness and greed, expectations and what happens when those ex-pectations are not met. Information and tickets: (630) 896-6666.


MAY 18-31

NCAA Division I Golf Championships

Rich Harvest Farms

7S771 Dugan Rd. | Sugar Grove

The 2017 NCAA National Golf Championships will be hosted for the first time by Northern Illinois University, with play taking place from May 19-24 (women) and May 26-31 (men). Information and tickets: NCAA.com/Tickets.


MAY 17

Illusionist Reza

ECC Arts Center

1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin


7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed illusionist Reza will perform his new show “Edge of Illusion” show, designed to simultane-ously amaze and personally connect with audience members.Information and tickets: (847) 622-0300 or visit www.RezaLive.com www.facebook.com/eccartscenter and on Twitter @eccartscenter.


MAY 18

The Fox Valley United Way Annual Breakfast

Pipers Banquets


7 a.m.

The group will celebrate and honor donors and volunteers and hear from individuals aided by social service agencies that donors and volunteers support. For registration contact Deborah Rudel at deborah.rudel@foxvalleyunited-way.org.


MAY 18-31

NCAA Division I Golf Championships

Rich Harvest Farms

7S 771 Dugan Road, Sugar Grove

Northern Illinois University hosts the NCAA finals from May 19-24 (women) and May 26-31 (men). A challenging and attractive site, the course plays through wooded hillsides and open fields, making use of the natural streams and wetlands.


MAY 20


Aurora Kite Festival

220 N. Broadway, Aurora

10 a.m.-noon

Festival welcomes everyone and all ages to come fly a kite. Bring a kite or make one. Information: (630) 906-0332.


Second City Improv All-Stars

140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich

8 p.m.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, Chicago’s legendary comedy theater visits the Sandwich Opera House with an irresistible hour of improvised comedy. Information: (815) 786.2555.


90th Anniversary Celebration: Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora

Aurora Historical Society Tanner House, 304 Oak Ave.

1-4 p.m.


Tour the house, learn about the club that fights diabetes, meet a diabetic alert dog, get information about diabetes and summer camps for diabetic kids, enjoy refreshments, watch a hand puppet show, enter a free raffle. The Aurora Historical Society and the Cosmopolitan Club had a close relationship throughout the middle of the last century, when the club took on the maintenance of the Tanner House as a project.


MAY 20-29

Aurora Vets Week, various venues

The Aurora Veterans Advisory Council is hosting its inaugural Aurora Vets Week beginning on Armed Forces Day and concluding on Memorial Day with an array of activities that include wreath laying ceremonies, a concert, a 5K race and much more. Information: (630) 899-9021.


MAY 21

Free Airplane Rides w/Young Eagle, 43W752 Rt. 30, Sugar Grove

Kids ages 8 and 17 years who are interested in aviation can take a free flight and see what pilots do on the ground and in the air. No reservations required. Information: (630) 256-3120


Waterline Writers Poetry Reading

160 S. Water St., Batavia

7 p.m.

$5 adults, $3 students

Each event is a unique opportunity to hear diverse, talented writers reading original published and not-yet-published work. Writers are invited to share their work with the audience. Information: (630) 777-6474.


MAY 22

Classic Movie Monday: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Paramount Theatre

23 E. Galena, Aurora

doors open 6:15 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m.

$1 admission (cash only at door)

The brothers of Private James Francis Ryan have all been killed in combat, leaving him as his mother’s only living son. Captain John Mil-ler receives orders to find Ryan and bring him home, causing resentment among his troops.


MAY 28

46th Annual AACA Car Show, Swap Meet, Flea Market

Sandwich Fairgrounds

1401 Suydam Rd. | Sandwich

8 am.-3 p.m.

$5 adults, under 12 free

Come see antique, collectible, classic and special interest cars. Flea market and parts swap and Car Corral. Flea Market is held in conjunction with the antique car show. Breakfast and lunch on grounds by 4-H Club. Information: Al Matison (815) 414-1239 or Rick Shaw (815) 786-7253


MAY 29

Classic Movie Monday: Wayne’s World (1992)

Paramount Theater

23 E. Galena, Aurora

6:15 pm., movie starts at 7 p.m.

Based on the classic Saturday Night Live sketch, rock fans Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar host a public-access show in Aurora, IL. When a TV producer buys the rights, it throws the duo’s life into chaos and threatens to destroy their friendship. Information: (630) 896-6666.



Art Opening: A Lasting Mark at Fermilab

South Kirk and Pine St., Batavia

opening reception at 5 p.m.


Fermilab continues its 50-year anniversary celebration with work from the artist who helped give Fermilab its visual identity, artist Angela Gonzales. Founding director Robert Wilson picked Gonzales to help create a visual identity for Fermilab. “A Lasting Mark: Artist Angela Gonzales at Fermilab, 1967-1998” showcases her bold, inspiring work over 31 years at the lab.

The exhibit will run through Sept. . Free and open to the public.