DuPage Calendar of Events Oct. 18 – Nov. 8

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OCT. 18

Forest Preserve District: Help Us Plan For the Future, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, 7-8:30 p.m.The district invites DuPage County residents and forest preserve fans to help it determine which projects to address over the next five years as part of a master plan. Information: (630) 871-6404.

OCT. 20-21

All Hallows Eve

Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster, Naperville, 6:30-10 p.m., $20. Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with 12 acres of haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrors. Not recommended for children younger than 8 years old. Tickets are available in the Naper Settlement Visitor Center and at the door. Information: (630) 420-6010.

Spooky Stories of the Season, First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York St., Elmhurst, 7:30 p.m., $5. The GreenMan Theatre Troupe will present “Spooky Stories and Songs of the Season,” a program for adults and older children. For tickets, go to ticketpeak.com/res/gmtt.

OCT. 21

Naperville Farmer’s Market, Fifth Avenue Station Parking Lot, Naperville, 7 a.m.-noon, free.  The Naperville Farmer’s Market features more than 25 vendors offering items for sale from produce to meat to flowers.

North Central College Homecoming Parade, North Central College, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville, 12:45-1:45 p.m., free. As part of North Central College’s homecoming weekend, a parade will go down streets surrounding the college.

Cider and Ale Festival, Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, 1-5 p.m. Sample ciders and seasonal beers at the third annual Cider and Ale Festival. Admission includes 20- to 30-ounce tastings and souvenir tasting glass. Restaurants and arboretum concessions will be available. Bring chairs or blankets. Cadillac Groove will perform its blend of blues, fink, soul, rock and R&B. The event will be held rain or shine.

All Aboard, DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free, suggested donations are $4 for adults and $2 for children and students. All Aboard features artifacts and historical information on railroads in DuPage County and is in the same space is the HO Gauge Model Railroad compliments of the DuPage Society of Model Engineers. The detailed layout covers more than 2,000 feet of track and highlights some of DuPage County’s railroads and landmarks in a landscape blending fact and fantasy. The model railroad is on display and has a pushbutton activated train loop for visitors to enjoy when the Society is not operating the layout.

“Madame Zelda Joins the Circus: Halloween Under the Big Top”, Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, 3 and 4 p.m., $6 adults and teens, $5 children up to 12 years old, free for children 4 and younger. Curtain Up Players, featuring Madame Zelda, travel back in time to a “haunted” Stacy’s Tavern Museum. Children and adults are welcome to wear costumes to the performance.

Family Fall Fest at Fox Valley Mall, Fox Valley Mall Aurora, 195 Fox Valley Center Dr. , Aurora, noon-2 p.m. Activities include: petting zoo, free mini pumpkin to paint  (first 100 children under 12 yrs only), Face painting, balloon twisting, crafts & coloring. Purchase tickets online.  Information: (630) 851-7200.

OCT. 21-22

New Philharmonic: “The Best of Broadway”, presented by McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Belushi Performance Hall, adults $49, senior $47. A  concert of iconic songs from  musicals of both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Guest vocalists and New Philharmonic perform hits from Oklahoma, The King and I, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, The Sound of Music, Sunset Boulevard and more.

OCT. 22

Carillon Concert, Millennium Carillon, Rotary Hill on the Riverwalk, Naperville, 4 p.m., free. Carillonneur Jim Fackenthal will perform. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fresh air and music.

Naperville Half Marathon and 5K, both races begin and end on Eagle St., just north of Aurora Ave. The half marathon begins at 7 a.m. The 5K begins at 7:15 a.m. Information: www.runnaperville.com.

OCT. 25

Lost in My Mind: Brent Sopel, York High School, 355 St. Charles Road, Elmhurst, 7 p.m., free. Former Blackhawks player Brent Sopel will talk about his struggles with a learning disability and alcoholism. Sopel will speak about how his learning disability impacted his life and lead his way to the ice as well as drinking.

OCT. 26

Praying With My Legs: Walking Through the Landmarks of Religious Liberty, Abraham Joseph Heschel Lecture, Rabbi Jack Moline, Frick Center, Founders Lounge, 7:30 p.m., free. Moline is president of Interfaith Alliance, a non-partisan First Amendment advocacy group that brings together members of 75 different faith communities for mutual support and understanding, and in opposition to those who would restrict either the establishment clause or the free exercise clause of the Constitution. Information: (630) 617-5186 or email sedlackb@elmhurst.edu.

OCT. 29

The Uncanny Muslim: Real and Imagined in America, al-Ghazali Lecture, Hussein Rashid, Frick Center, Founders Lounge, 7 p.m., free. Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. Information: (630) 617-5186 or email sedlackb@elmhurst.edu.

DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble, Belushi Performance Hall, $6, 2:30 p.m. Under the direction of Tom Tallman, join the Jazz Ensemble on stage for cabaret seating and a dance floor. Come listen to the band or join the fun and dance to jazz standards, ballads, fox trots, Latin tunes and much more!

NOV. 3

An Evening of Jazz Trumpeter Art Davis, Maddon Theatre, North Central College, 8 p.m., $20, $15. Davis has toured with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney. As a charter member of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, he appeared with Joe Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Kurt Elling and Jimmy Heath, among others. He also performed and recorded with such notables as Maynard Ferguson, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Diane Schuur, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Tony Bennett, Frank Mantooth and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.

NOV. 4

Chicago Sinfonietta presents “Regresar / Return: A Dia de los Muertos Celebration”, Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 8 p.m., $62, $49, This concert features some of Mexico and Latin America’s most celebrated composers, evoking and highlighting the music of their regions, alongside an entrancing and chilling performance of Mozart’s Requiem, performed with a 70-voice choir and a Sinfonietta twist.

The New Lionel Hampton Big Band with Jason Marsalis, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 7 p.m., free. This band featuring world-class musicians who played with the legendary Lionel Hampton will perform a memorable mix of jazz, swing and bebop. This concert was originally scheduled for the Lakeside Pavilion this past summer as part of the WDCB LIVE Jazz Concert Series but was cancelled due to travel issues. 

NOV. 5

Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite and Bobby Rush, Belushi Performance Hall, College of DuPage, 6 p.m., $47, $55, $65 Gold Circle. Audiences across the globe have praised them in the hit Netflix documentary. Now you can see them in this live concert journey through the soul of American music.

NOV.  8

The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus, Wheaton College’s Edman Chapel, 7:30 p.m.,   tour nationally and internationally, honoring soldiers and veterans at home and abroad as The Musical Ambassadors of the Army. Programs include the vast classical choral repertoire, Broadway, opera, barbershop quarter, and more.To request seats, call the Wheaton College Ticket Office at (630) 752-5010.


–DuPage Calendar of Events Oct. 18 – Nov. 8–