VHS to DVD Conversion Class
Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave., Westmont
Staff will demonstrate how to use the library’s new VHS to DVD conversion equipment. Drop-ins are welcome.
Fandom Friday: Marvel or DC
Lisle Library District, 777 Front St., Lisle
If you are you into fandom, check this out. One Friday a month, you can explore all things fandom, from geek craft to fanfiction workshops to the basics of cosplay. This month we ask the ultimate question: Marvel or DC? Craft it out! For grades 6 and up.
6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner
Carlisle Banquets, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard
$75 per person, $700 for a table of 10
Enjoy an elegant evening of fun including dinner, dancing, raffles, open bar and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Lilac Parade and Lilac Princess program. Reservations are required. Call Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce at (630) 627-5040.
AAUW Used Book Collection
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
School District 203 Administration Building, 203 W. Hillside, Naperville
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) welcome donations of hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl. No encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, American Heritage or VHS tapes. Unloading assistance and tax receipts will be provided.
8 p.m. May 13 and May 14; 2 p.m. May 15
Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove
$18 adults; $15 students and seniors
Grove Players, a Downers Grove-based community theater celebrating its 81st season, presents “Romantic Comedy.” The play is a love story about a mismatched pair of Broadway playwrights who collaborate for years while denying they have fallen in love. Reserve tickets by calling (630) 415-3682 or visiting www.groveplayers.org. Tickets also are available at Evelyn Jane Boutique, 1008 Curtiss St., Downers Grove.
Kicks off at Main and Wilson, Lombard
The theme for this year’s Lilac Parade is time travel. For information, call (630) 415-2079 or visit www.lombardlilacparade.com/
Village Voices 10th Anniversary Concert
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter St., Downers Grove
Village Voices, a 33-voice community chorus based in Downers Grove, performs a variety of choral music, including jazz, pop, show tunes, folk tunes and spirituals. The public is invited to enjoy the concert and join in the birthday celebration.
Hops and History
Century Memorial Chapel, 523 S, Webster St., Naperville
$25 per person; $22 per Naper Settlement-6 and above member
Love beer, Chicagoland and history? Learn about the area’s development and social history as it intersects with the brewing industry. Denese Neu, author of “Chicago by the Pint,” will share a creative narrative woven from history, her book and miscellaneous anecdotes picked up during her research and work with the craft beer industry. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Two Brothers, a local brewing company founded in 1996 by brothers Jim and Jason Ebel, will provide appetizers to pair with four beer samplings. Reservations are required. Call (630) 420-6010. For those 21 and over; ID required.
Through May 20
Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Spring Member Show
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
$8 for adults; $7 for senior citizens; EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 admitted free
More than 50 Chicago-area artists, all members of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild, are exhibiting their work in the Guild’s Spring Member Show. Most of the pieces are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Guild.
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