Arts and entertainment calendar for May 24
Updated: May 22, 2012 9:37PM
“Ah, Wilderness!”, by Eugene O’Neill, May 31-June 10 at Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. In Connecticut in 1906, the Miller family celebrates the Fourth of July as their 16-year-old son goes through the trials of young love. Tickets are $18 and $20. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit www.theatreofwesternsprings.com.
“Alice in Wonderland,” presented by Stage Door Fine Arts June 7-10 at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call (630) 323-7500 or visit www.stagedoorfinearts.com.
“Angels in America,” “Part One: Millennium Approaches” and “Part Two: Perestroika,” through June 3 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago. Tickets: $45-$65. Call (773) 753-4472 or visit www.CourtTheatre.org.
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” presented by Wheaton Drama May 25-June 17 at Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., downtown Wheaton. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 for Thursday performances; $21 for Friday through Sunday. Visit www.wheatondrama.org.
“Hairspray,”through June 17 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $35-$46, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Lunch and dinner packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“Legally Blonde,” presented by Stage Door Fine Arts June 14-16 at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call (630) 323-7500 or visit www.stagedoorfinearts.com.
“Route 66,” a jukebox comedy about a gang of rowdy Chicago service station attendants who take an imaginary Chicago to L.A. road trip, through June 10 at the Paramount Theater, 8 E. Galena Blvd, in downtown Aurora. Performances are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. $29. Call (630) 896-6666 or visit www.paramountaurora.com.
“Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” presented by Fox Valley Repertory May 31-July 22 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Thursday performances available on May 31 and June 7 at 8 p.m.; and June 14 and 28 and July 19 at 2 p.m. The show is rated PG. Tickets: $32-$42; dinner show packages are available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
“Tuesdays with Morrie,” presented by Buffalo Theatre Ensemble through May 27 at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25-$33; $23-$31 for students and seniors. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.AtTheMAC.org.
Spirito! Singers present “Amazing Grace” at 7 p.m. June 2 at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. Tickets: $20. Call (877) 8WE-SING or visit www.spiritosingers.org.
WDCB Jazz Salon, produced by Pianoforte Foundation, features concerts at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20; $25 premium; $18 seniors and students. Before each concert, there will be a tour of Mayslake Hall at 6:30 p.m., $5 per person. For tickets, call (630) 206-9566 or visit www.pianofortefoundation.org. June 14: Elmhurst College Jazz Band.
The Chicago Sinfonietta presents “Passion. Tragedy. Love.” at 8 p.m. June 16 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville. The program includes music of Felix Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Michael Abels’ “Delights and Dances,” and Benjamin Lees’ Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra. Tickets: $35-$45. Call (312) 236-3681, ext. 2, or visit www.chicagosinfonietta.org.
Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (630) 530-0111. www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. June 22-23, 8 p.m., and June 24, 3 p.m.: Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Loretta Lynn. Tickets are $65. A 6 p.m. dinner is available for an additional $19 on Friday and Saturday; lunch is available on Sunday for an additional $19.
The Watoto Children’s Choir will perform at 6 p.m. July 1 at the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, 5750 Holmes Ave., Clarendon Hills. The choir has traveled the world, using story, music and dance to raise awareness about the plight of African children orphaned by AIDS/HIV. The free concert is open to all ages. For information, visit www.ccch.org.
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. June 10, 7 p.m.: Roberto Carlos “Un Millon De Amigos” (“One Million Friends”) World Tour. $65-$125. Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Yes with special guest Procol Harum. $40, $50, $65, $75. Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Celtic Thunder. $32.50, $49.50, $65, $75.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For information, visit www.allstatearena.com. Parking is $20, cash only. May 26, 7 p.m.: LMFAO. $25, $35, $59.50, $69.50, $99.50. May 28, 7:30 p.m.: Red Hot Chili Peppers — I’m With You World Tour. $39.50 and $59.50. May 30, 6 p.m.: Nickelback with special guests Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days. $51.50, $65, $87.50, $96.50. June 2, 7:30 p.m.: One Direction performs in support of its debut album, “Up All Night.” $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50. July 7, 7 p.m.: American Idol Live! Tour 2012. $29.50, $45, $65. July 19, 7 p.m.: Rock of Ages Tour — Def Leppard/Poison with special guest Lita Ford. $29.50, $59.50, $79.50, $95. Aug. 3, 7 p.m.: Summerland Tour 2012 featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground. $39.50, $49.50. Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.: System of a Down with deftones. $50.
Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. (630) 512-0990. www.carluccirestaurant.com. Live music from 7-11 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, unless noted otherwise. May 24: Vocalist Diva Montell (‘60s to present covers and originals). May 26: Windy City Rev Ups (classic rock, R&B). May 31: Vinyl Answer (classic rock and soul covers).
Tuscany Restaurant, 1415 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook. (630) 990-1993. www.tuscanychicago.com. May 24, 8 p.m.-midnight: Mike Walters Trio. No cover.
FitzGerald’s,6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. May 24, 8 p.m.: Michael Smith & Small Potatoes (roots). $15. May 25, 9 p.m.: Brother Joscephus plus BS Brass Band and Caravan of Thieves (rock). $10. May 25, 9 p.m.: Cannonball in the SideBar (rock). Free. May 26, 9 p.m.: American English (Beatles tribute). $12 in advance; $15 at the door. May 26, 9 p.m.: Uncle Lucius (roots) in the SideBar, $12. May 27, 6 p.m.: John Burnett Orchestra (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. May 31, 8 p.m.: Country Night in Berwyn, featuring Mars Hill, Morning Shower Scotch and Cropduster (country). $5. May 31, 9 p.m.: Expo ‘76 in the SideBar (rock). Free. June 1-2, 9 p.m.: Sonny Landreth CD release show for “Elemental Journey” (blues). $25. June 3, 6 p.m.: Chicagoland Grandstand Big Band (jazz). $10; $5 for ages 17 and under. June 7, 8 p.m.: Blast! plus Kick the Cat (prog rock). $7. June 8, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks (blues). $15. June 8, 9 p.m.: John Engelmann plus Ingrid & the Unicorns in the SideBar (rock). $10. June 9, 9 p.m.: Kelly Hogan “I Like to Keep Myself in Pain” CD release (roots) plus Dean and the Purvs. $15. June 14, 9 p.m.: Reckless Kelly (roots), $15. June 15, 9 p.m.: Cathy Richardson Band (rock). $15. June 24, 6 p.m.: FitzGerald’s hosts “The Earl of Old Town’s 80th Birthday.” Live folk concert inside FitzGerald’s Nightclub to be broadcast on closed circuit TV on a 14-foot screen in the Festival Tent. $10. June 29-July 3: FitzGerald’s 32nd annual American Music Festival.
Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. (630) 969-9720. www.twowaystreet.org. Folk/Americana music at 8:15 p.m. Fridays for a $7 cover, unless noted otherwise. May 25: Andina & Rich. May 26 and June 23, 2-4 p.m.: Bluegrass Jam, co-sponsored by the Plank Road Folk Music Society. May 31 and June 28, 7-9:30 p.m.: Last Thursday Open Mike, an unplugged open mike for high school and college age students. Music, poetry and other performance arts; 10 minutes maximum. June 1: Wandering Endorphin. June 2 and 16, 2-4 p.m.: Sing-Around, co-sponsored by the Plank Road Folk Music Society. Beginners and experienced musicians can learn and/or share songs. Listeners and singers welcome. Songbooks provided. $1. June 8: Sue Fink with Jordi Kleiner. June 12, 7-9 p.m.: Second Tuesday Song Circle, $1. June 15: The Once, an award-winning Canadian trio, performs maritime songs featuring bouzouki, banjo, bodhrán and more. June 22, 8 p.m.: Open mike. Limited to one to two songs, 10 minutes maximum. Signup at 7:30 p.m. June 29: Diana Chittester.
Books and poetry
Barbara’s Bookstore, 810 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge. (630) 920-1500. www.barbarasbookstore.com. June 1, 7-9 p.m.: Cheryl Najafi discusses and signs You’re So Invited. June 7, noon-3 p.m.: Tsoknyi Rinpoche discusses and signs Open Heart, Open Mind.
For young audiences
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000 ; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. For more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit www.rosemonttheatre.com. Aug. 9, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.: Getting Strong — The Wiggles! Live in Concert. Tickets: $15.50-$85.50.
“The Wizard of Oz,” through June 16 at Drury Lane Theatre Theatre for Young Adults, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Performances are at 10 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday (excludes June 6-7, June 13-14). Tickets are $12. A breakfast buffet with the cast is offered May 26 and June 16 at 11:30 a.m., with the performance at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Breakfast buffet package price is $25 for adults; $22 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.drurylaneoakbrook.com.
Classes for kids
Hinsdale’s BAMtheatre offers summertime educational theatre programs including BAM College Intensive, BAM Youth Theatre, and the Broadway Workshop Series. Youth Theatre, for ages 7-17, and College Intensive programs are audition-based full-length productions. Auditions for both programs will be held throughout the month of May. To register for an audition, e-mail email@example.com or call (630) 923-5226. The Broadway Workshop Series offers six one-week workshops for ages 3-15, featuring “Annie,” “Glee,” “Grease,” “Wicked” and other productions. For information, visit www.bamtheatre.com.
Classes for adults
The 24th annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp will be presented July 22-27 at North Central College in Naperville. Participants typically range in age and background from high school and college students to adult professional vocalists and jazz educators. The curriculum is designed specifically for the solo jazz vocalist. Daily activities include workshops in jazz improvisation, performance styles and techniques, and solo performance preparation as well as artist master classes, vocal jazz history and music theory. There are also nightly faculty artist concerts, informal student jam sessions, and a final concert. Tuition is $625; housing and meals are available for an additional $300. The deadline for enrollment is June 1. Visit www.janiceborlavocaljazzcamp.org for information.
DuPage Habitat for Humanity will host a concert by Beatles tribute band American English at 8 p.m. May 25 at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit http://tickets.noctrl.edu/.
The West Suburban Symphony seeks string players to perform Verdi’s Requiem on June 24 in Naperville. Rehearsals begin in late May. The orchestra also has openings for string players for its July 28 performance of Lizst’s “Les Preludes” and other works at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, with rehearsals in July. Players perform as volunteers; the symphony welcomes college-aged musicians who are home for the summer. For more information, visit www.westsubsymphony.org or call (630) 887-7464.
Spirito! Singers2012-13 season auditions are now being scheduled. The Ragazze training ensemble includes fifth- through eighth-grade girls and provides multi-level classroom theory training. The Bravura Ensemble includes ninth- through 12th-grade young women, providing performance, recording and annual tour opportunities. For information, visit www.spiritosingers.org or call (630) 941-0744.
The West Suburban Youth Orchestra is seeking middle school and high school musicians for the 2012-13 season. For information or to schedule an audition, visit www.wsyo.org.
Crafters wanted for the Pumpkins ‘n Holly Craft Show and Bake Sale, to be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie Ave. Brookfield. Spaces are 9 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are $25; tables to rent are 8 feet wide by 2 feet deep and cost $10; electric hook-up is $5. No vendors please. Call (708) 485-1962 for an application.
Zanies Comedy Night Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 584-6342. www.zanies.com. May 24-26: Dr. Bill Miller and Vince Martin. May 30-31: Pat McGann, host of WTTW-TV’s “Chicago Stand-Up Project.”
Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. www.willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. May 25 and June 22, 8:30 p.m.: Swing dance with music by The Flat Cats Band. Admission is $12; $10 for students, which includes swing dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. May 27 and June 24, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by the Steve Cooper Orchestra, $14 per person. No jeans or gym shoes. May 29 and June 5, 12 and 19, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. May 30 and June 6, 13 and 20, 7:30-11 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dance, $10. No partner needed. June 3: Waltz lesson, 12:30-1:30 p.m., $20 per person. Ballroom dancing to music by the Weiss Brothers Orchestra, 2-5 p.m., $14 per person. No jeans or gym shoes. June 15, 6 p.m.: Father’s Day celebration dinner and show with The Intruders. $25-$45. For tickets, call (312) 446-7795. Reservation deadline is June 10. June 17, 2-5 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by the Steve Anthony Orchestra, $14 per person. No jeans or gym shoes.
Festivals and fairs
The Taste of Wheaton, May 31-June 3 in downtown Wheaton. A ribbon cutting and craft beer tasting event will kick off the event at 5 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Hale and Karlskoga streets. The carnival will take place on Liberty Street, between Cross and Main streets, Thursday through Sunday. Children’s entertainment, arts fair, and marketplace expo will be Saturday in Memorial Park. Live entertainment, food vendors, and a beer and wine tent will be available Thursday night through Saturday night in Memorial Park. For information, visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.
The 11th annual Fine Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2-3 on the lawn of the Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road, Oak Brook, featuring paintings, ceramics, handwoven textiles, mosaics, pastels, stained glass, jewelry and photography. Admission to the festival is free; regular admissions of $3.50, $3 for senior citizens, $1.50 for children ages 4-12, apply to the mill. Call (630) 655-2090 or visit www.grauemill.org.
The 26th annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games, 4-10 p.m. June 15 and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 16 at Hamilton Lakes, at I-290 and Thorndale Avenue, Itasca. The event includes Highland Dance competitions, traditional and contemporary Celtic music, a piping and drumming competition, Heavy Athletics U.S. Open Championship featuring traditional Scottish contests, rugby and soccer tournaments, genealogy and cultural exhibits, children’s activities, traditional Scottish and American cuisine, and shopping in the Celtic Marketplace. Admission on Friday is $12, free for children 12 and under; on Saturday $20, $5 for children ages 3-12. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Visit www.chicagoscots.org or call (708) 447-5092.
The After Hours Film Society screens films at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Admission is $9; $5 for members, unless noted otherwise. For information, call (630) 534-4528 or visit www.afterhoursfilmsociety.com. June 11, 7:30 p.m.: “The Kid With a Bike.”
Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. (630) 896-6666. www.paramountaurora.com. Classic Movie Mondays film series — Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie starting at 7 p.m. Admission is 80 cents. May 28: “Top Gun” (1986). June 4: “The Birds” (1963). June 11: “The Princess Bride” (1987). June 18: “West Side Story” (1961). June 25: “Goonies” (1985). July 2: “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984). July 9: “Blazing Saddles” (1974). July 23: “Sixteen Candles” (1984). July 30: “Superman” (1978). Aug. 6: “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). Aug. 13: “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983). Aug. 20: “Grease” (1978). Aug. 27: “Terminator” (1984).
Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. www.classiccinemas.com. May 25, midnight: Screening of the fully remastered digital print of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail, ” rated PG. The 1975 British comedy features Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, stars of the BBC television program “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Terry Gilliam’s “Lost Animations” will be shown before the feature. Admission is $5.
CAC (Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago) Single Catholics. (708) 450-8280 or www.caci.org/chicago.html. May 26, 6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Lone Star Steak House, 9340 Joliet Road, Hodgkins, followed by a movie at the Quarry Theatre or La Grange Theatre. Reservations to (708) 788-3352 by May 25. June 2, 6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Chequers, 100 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange, followed by a movie at the La Grange Theatre. Reservations to (708) 788-3352 by June 1. June 8, 7 p.m.: Dinner at Giordano’s, 10410 W. Cermak Road, Westchester. Reservations to (708) 788-3352.
Thunderbird Singles, (847) 266-2706 or www.thunderbirdsingles.com. Events held at the Diplomat West, 681 W. North Ave., Elmhurst, unless noted otherwise. May 25, 8 p.m.: Diva Montell Love Fest, $6 before 8:15 p.m.
Ahh! La Grange Carnival, June 1-3 on Harris Avenue between La Grange Road and Ashland Avenue. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday; and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Unlimited ride specials from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, visit www.lgba.com.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. The information line is (847) 635-6601. June 20-24: Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion,” featuring an international cast of 52 acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $35-$80; $31.50-$67.50 for senior citizens, students and military; $28-$65 for children 12 and under. Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion. “Letters Home: A Memorial Day Remembrance,”
8 p.m. May 25-26 at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Actors from Fox Valley Repertory will recite soldiers’ letters written to friends and family during their time of service, and patriotic music will be performed by The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Gail Sonkin. $20, with a portion of ticket proceeds benefitting the Fox Valley Troop Support Inc. and Illinois Wounded Warriors Program. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit www.foxvalleyrep.org.
“Loving Llanview,” an interactive fan event celebrating the soap opera “One Life to Live,” 3 p.m. June 24 at the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Cast members participating include Kassie DePaiva, John-Paul Lavoisier, Michael Easton, Melissa Archer, Hilary B. Smith and Trevor St. John. Tickets: $125 Gold Circle, $75, $55, $35; post-show autograph and photo session, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $125 (must have show ticket to attend). Visit www.lovingllanview.com or call (866) 364-0330.
Flagg Creek Heritage Society Museum, 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, and the Robert Vial House, 7375 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge, will open two new exhibits from 2-4 p.m. June 3. The Heritage Society Museum will exhibit “Post-War and Mid-Century Modern Home Life,” featuring a period den with furnishings, carpet and fabrics augmented by kitchen gear, toys, magazines, model cars and more. Visitors to the Robert Vial House will view “The Fabulous Fifties,” an exhibit of 1950s fashions for women and men, and will be welcomed by a reception offering “mocktails” and finger foods of the period. The displays will run through the summer months. Flagg Creek Heritage Society Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. The Vial House is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call (708) 839-9616.
Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road, Oak Brook. (630) 655-2090. www.grauemill.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, mid-April to mid-November. Closed Mondays. Admission is $3.50; $3 for senior citizens; $1.50 for children ages 4-12; free for children 3 and under. June 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Graue Family Reunion — enjoy lunch with descendents of the Graue, Asche and Fischer families from all over the United States. Visitors can read the words of Fred Graue’s granddaughter Mathilda describing life at the mill at the turn of the century. Also on display will be the Graue family Bible and the settee that sat in the parlor of the Graue home. Advance reservations are required. June 17, 1 p.m.: Windy City Harmonica Club performs music from polkas to blues, showcasing both the 1-inch-long “Little Lady” harmonica and the 2-foot-long Chord Harmonica. Admission to the concert is free; regular admission rates apply to the mill.
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1616. www.lizzadromuseum.org. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Mondays. Admission: $4; $3 senior citizens; $2 students and teens; $1 for children ages 7-12; free for children under 7. Free admission on Fridays. Through June 3: “Household Jades of Qing Dynasty China.”
La Grange Art League Gallery and Studio, 122 W. Calendar Ave., La Grange. (708) 352-3101. www.lagrangeartleague.org. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. May: Annual Student Show.
Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 834-0202. www.elmhurstartmuseum.org. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission: $7; $5 for students and senior citizens; free for children under 12 and members. Free admission on Fridays. Through June 1: “Michael x. Ryan: Holes and Flow.” Using data compiled from the Elmhurst Quarry and similar sites, Ryan builds gallery-sized, multidimensional installations. In Holes and Flow, he is particularly interested in the abstract shapes of different quarry elevations throughout stages of development and erosion, especially in the keyway, a man-made arch that allows for the flow of diverted flood waters from Salt Creek. Through June 1: “Peggy Macnamara: Field Work.” Macnamara’s work is about the study of nature, and her subjects — birds, insects, small creatures and their habitats — surround her every day as artist-in-residence at the Field Museum. Through careful observation, she gathers the precise information she needs to paint large, colorful watercolors that lyrically interweave art and science. Through June 9: “Gordon Powell: Details,” an exhibit of abstract painted wood assemblages. Through June 9: “Mario Trejo: I Defy You,” wall-size drawings of manic marks. Trejo draws hundreds of thousands of marks in each work as a method of testing the artistic limits of time, space and numerical systems.
Norris Gallery, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Through June 29: “Art of 9: Two,” featuring works by Tony Armendariz, Vianne Korhorn, Dianne Martia, Eve Ozer, Jerri Reimann, Dennis Salaty, Michael Klaus Schmidt, Cheryl Ann Spran and Frank Tumino. Watercolor, pastel, oil, acrylic, collage and assemblage will be on exhibit and for sale. A free artists’ reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 15.
Tamale Hut Cafe, 8300 W. Cermak, North Riverside. Through June: “Revealed,” an exhibit of abstract oil paintings by Phil Malhiot. Visit www.malhiot.com.
North Riverside Mall Theatre, 7501 W. Cermak Road, Riverside. www.classiccinemas.com. May: An exhibit of architectural woodwork by abstract sculptor Kip Pasta.
North Central College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. (630) 637-5375. www.northcentralcollege.edu/show. Through June 24: “Images From a Well-Traveled Lens,” featuring photographs from Hunt Harris’ travels to six continents, ranging from emperor penguins in the Antarctic to the heights of Machu Picchu in Peru.