THROUGH MAY 28
Jesus Christ Superstar
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.
Community Prayer Breakfast
1151 N. State, Elgin
The community is welcome to enjoy inspirational words as well as a breakfast. This year’s keynote presenter will be speaker, author and magician Jim Munroe. West Dundee vocalist Riley Elmore, a top 20 finalist on season 11 of “The Voice,” will sing. The prayer breakfast will also honor a member of the community with the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award.
Wayne’s World US Air Guitar Competition Qualifier
205 N. Broadway, Aurora
After almost 25 years, Aurora is celebrating the movie that helped put Aurora, Ill. on the map with a six-month-long celebration. Wayne’s World was released in theaters in February 1992 after a popular run on Saturday Night Live. Information: (630) 264-2739 or visit www.auroradowntown.org.
14 N. Van Buren St. Batavia
The event offers kids of all ages the opportunity to touch, feel, and climb through, into and out of each and every vehicle available. There could be a firetruck, tractor, dump truck, bus, limousine, police car and more. Parent supervision is required and cameras are highly recommended. Information: 630) 406-5282.
40th Anniversary of Garfield Farm Museum
3N016 Garfield Rd., St. Charles.
lecture and refreshments, $6
Celebrate Garfield Heritage Society’s and the museum’s founding 40 years to the day. In-formation: (630) 584-8485 or visit www.garfieldfarm.org. Info
The Other Mozart by Sylvia Milo
Kirk Rd. & Pine St., Batavia
Little Matchstick Factory’s The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtu-oso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother, to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Information: (630) 840-2787.
Speaker Series: Historic Preservation with Steve Gibson
St. Charles History Museum
215 E. Main Street, St. Charles
Gibson, Vice Chairman of the St. Charles Historic Preservation Commission, will discuss the state of historic preservation in St. Charles. Information: (630) 584-6967.
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center – Bridge Walk
Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, IL (Route 31),
All proceeds from the Bridge Walk will go to fund the 80+ programs and services offered free of charge through LivingWell. The only comprehensive cancer care center in the western suburbs, LivingWell has served the needs of more than 18,000 people, providing services that encourage, educate and emotion-ally support people living with cancer, as well as their family members, caretakers and friends. Infor-mation: www.livingwellcrc.org/bridgewalk
Jeffrey LaDeur, Concert Pianist
Norris Cultural Arts Center
1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles
LeDeur has performed around the world including at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Shanghai Conservatory of music, Hochschule for Musik in Frankfurt, and Banff Centre for the Arts. Information: www.norrisculturalarts.com.
Classic Movie Monday: Terms of Endearment (1983)
23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora
Emma and her mother Aurora Greenway have never had the best relationship, and things get even more strained when Emma marries a man Aurora despises. But when tragedy strikes Emma, their frayed bond begins to mend. Information: (630) 896-6666.
ECC Arts Center
1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin
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.
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.
Aurora Kite Festival
220 N. Broadway, Aurora
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
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.
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.
Aurora Vets Week
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.
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 reserva-tions required. Information: (630) 256-3120
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
160 S. Water St., Batavia
$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
46th Annual AACA Car Show, Swap Meet, Flea Market
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
Classic Movie Monday: Wayne’s World (1992)
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.