DuPage County Calendar of Events Aug. 15 – Aug. 22

Enjoy live music, sip wine and shop for art while strolling around Meadow Lake at the Morton Arboretum Wine and Art Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle.

Aug. 16

Summer Concert
6:30 p.m.
Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 318 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park

Come on out for live music, singing and dancing. Mason Rivers will perform. Food will be available for purchase at the VFW Post 2801 concession stand starting at 6:00 pm.

Aug. 17

Concerts on the Village Green
7 p.m.
Burr Ridge Village Center, County Line Road and Burr Ridge Parkway, Burr Ridge

Second Hand Soul will perform classic rock and Motown hits. The public is invited to bring chairs, blankets, coolers, food and beverages. 

Aug. 17-18

Children’s Garden Campout
6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 to 9 a.m. Aug. 18
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

This campout is designed for families. Tents will be pitched on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden. Hands–on activity stations, snacks, night hikes and bedtime stories are planned. A light breakfast will be served and participants will be able to explore the Children’s Garden before it opens to the general public. For more information, call 630-968-0074.

Aug. 17 and 18

Two Nights of Concerts
5-10 p.m.
Naper Settlement, 523 Webster St., Naperville
$15 adults, $10 children

Rock out at Naper Settlement’s Naper Nights Community Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. On Aug. 17, Chicken Fried, a Zac Brown Band tribute, and Soulshine, an Allman Brothers Band tribute, will perform. The Aug. 18 performers will be Bluffett, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, and Planet Groove, who will play music from ‘60s to today. A band made up of young students at School of Rock, a local music school, will kick off the performances at 5 p.m. each night.

Aug. 18

Architectural Walking Tour
10 a.m.
DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley St., Wheaton
$6 adults, $4 children

Explore Downtown Wheaton through the lens of the museum’s new exhibit, DuPage Architects. Visit buildings by Frost, Zook, Brydges and others. The tour will cover two miles. To register, visit dupagemuseum.org or call 630-510-4941.

Wine and Art Walk
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
Free with arboretum admission

This juried art show will feature photography, woodturning, jewelry, digital and traditional painting, fused glass, and more from Midwest artists. Enjoy live music, sip wine and shop for art while strolling around Meadow Lake.

Lombard Cruise Night and Summer Concert
6-10 p.m.
St. Charles Road, just east of Main Street, downtown Lombard

Cruise Nights is open to all classic and custom cars. Ford and GM models will be featured. The band, R-Gang, will perform Motown, R&B, funk and soul tunes. A Kids’ Corner at Park and St. Charles will offer activities for children until 9 p.m. Call 630-620-5718 for more information.

Aug. 21

Book Discussion: “The Glass Room”
6:30 p.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
Free with museum admission

The public is invited to participate in a conversation about “The Glass Room,” New York Times bestseller novel and a candidate for the Man Booker Prize. The book tells a tale of a recently married couple, who commission a German architect to build a modern house in Czechoslovakia but have to flee it because of World War II. The fictional Landauer House is based on the Villa Tugendhat built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The modern masterpiece embodies a “less is more” design with a transparent glass room as its center. As the house changes hands, each new inhabitant falls under a spell from the extraordinary idealism and aura of the glass room.

Summer Concert
7 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Pavilion, Fishel Park, Gove and Main streets, Downers Grove

The Rhythm Rockets will perform ‘40s and ‘50s jazz and rhythm and blues in the series’ final concert of the summer. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase starting at 6 p.m.

Aug. 22

Itasca Concert Series
7 p.m.
Depot Museum Park, 101 N. Catalpa, Itasca

The group, Swing Forward, will perform jazz and swing music as the summer concert series winds down. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and snacks. The performance will be canceled if there is inclement weather. 



–DuPage County Calendar of Events Aug. 15 – Aug. 22–