DuPage County events

The annual Lilac Festival Ball will be held on May 13 at Carlisle Banquets in Lombard. (Photo courtesy Lilac Chamber of Commerce)

The annual Lilac Festival Ball will be held on May 13 at Carlisle Banquets in Lombard. (Photo courtesy Lilac Chamber of Commerce)

May 12

VHS to DVD Conversion Class

6 p.m.

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.


May 13

Fandom Friday: Marvel or DC

4:30 p.m.

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.

May 13

Lilac Ball

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.

May 14

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.

May 13-15

“Romantic Comedy”

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.

May 15

Lilac Parade

1:30 p.m.

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/

May 15

Village Voices 10th Anniversary Concert

3 p.m.

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.

May 15

Hops and History

4-6:30 p.m.

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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