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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 21, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  2. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 22, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  3. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 23, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  4. Panel Discussion: Chicago in the 1970s-Music, Sports & Radio

    July 23, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Dave Hoekstra, author, journalist and WGN-AM Chicago weekend host, moderates a discussion about the Chicago cultural scene in the 1970s that led to a perfect storm on Disco Demolition Night. Hear firsthand accounts of what went on during this historic event, and take part in a Q&A session with the panelists: Mike Veeck, former White Sox promotions manager and minor league team owner; Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune baseball writer; Bob Chicoine, former Comiskey Park vendor at Disco Demolition; Mitch Michaels, former WLUP program manager and rock DJ since 1971; Jim Rittenberg, general manager Faces disco club; Jeff Schwartz, former WLUP general sales manager.

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  5. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 25, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  6. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 26, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  7. Summer Family Fun Series: Disco Culture & Style

    July 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Take a trip back to the Disco Era and the ‘70s! How would people who liked disco music have dressed or decorated in the late 1970s? What music did they listen to and how did they dance? Learn about disco culture and style with DJ Oliver as he spins records to explore the disco sound. Participants will make their own mini lava lamps, design record labels, and use paper dolls to create a designer disco look. Kids will end the workshop by learning one of the signature dance moves of the Disco Era! Appropriate for kids age 5-12 accompanied by an adult, no charge for adult. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Online at elmhursthistory.org (Family Programs Section) or http://bpt.me/2934474 Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  8. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 27, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  9. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 28, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  10. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 29, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  11. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 30, 2017, All Day

    It started as an off-beat baseball promotion called “Teen Night” designed to sell tickets at Comiskey Park and gain listeners for a fledgling FM radio station—until it devolved into one of the most infamous events in Chicago’s rich baseball history. Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin, the exhibit uses video footage, artifacts, interviews, memorabilia, and photographs by Natkin to examine the culture, the music, and the conflict that came to a head on a warm summer night when the wheels came off a promotion—and disco met its demise. Media sponsor: WLUP-FM Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission: FREE More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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Explore Elmhurst Events

  1. 5th Annual Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic

    July 21, 2017, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Wilder Park and around Elmhurst College

    Join your family, friends and neighbors for the exciting spectacle of high-speed racing at Wilder Park and around Elmhurst College. Amateur and professional racing continues throughout the day, ending with the pros racing under the stars until 9:45 p.m. Wilder Mansion and Wilder Park will be host to food and beverage vendors, sponsor tents and family-friendly activities. This is a FREE, COMMUNITY EVENT and all are encouraged to join the fun! For info, visit www.elmbike.com

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  2. Read to Me! A Storytime for Grown-Ups

    July 21, 2017, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

    Being read to is a rare pleasure. It stimulates the mind, invigorates the imagination and is just plain fun! Bring a bag lunch or favorite beverage; then sit back, listen and enjoy. Door opens at noon. Story starts at 12:15 and will last approximately 30 minutes. No registration required.

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  3. Olympia Chiropractic Family Fun Bike Parade

    July 21, 2017, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Wilder Park on Prospect

    Sponsored by the Elmhurst Park District, be part of the Elmhurst Cycling Classic experience by participating in the Family Fun Bike Parade on the 1.2 mile professional race course around Elmhurst College. ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE A SIGNED WAIVER AND HELMET. If you bike to the event, there will be free bike valet parking inside the fenced tennis course in Wilder Park. All ages. To register in advance (free!), visit Olympia Chiropractic, 533 S. York Road, Suite D through Thursday, July 20th.

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  4. Tour of Exhibitions

    July 22, 2017, All Day @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Docent lead tour of museum’s current exhibitions. Elmhurst Art Museum • 1:30pm to 3:00pm • $9 Adults, $8 Seniors, Students/Children (<18) Free elmhurstartmuseum.org

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  5. Start Your Rockin' Collection

    July 22, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Create your very own, personalized rock collection! Cartons and materials for decoration are provided. Each child can choose several rocks to start or fill in their collection carton. Rocks from home can also be brought in for identification.

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  6. Glow Golf at The Hub

    July 22, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ The Hub at Berens Park

    Experience mini-golf in a whole new light at Elmhurst Park District's late night Glow Golf event. Play a round of golf with glow-in-the-dark balls and glow sticks. Last round plays at 11 p.m.

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  7. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    July 26, 2017, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette, just east of York

    A weekly open market featuring area farmer's produce and vegetables, along with some retail, service, and food items - market opens at 7 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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  8. Block to Block

    July 26, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Elmhurst City Centre

    Come to downtown Elmhurst to listen to live music while you dine, shop and so much more! Every Wednesday in the month of June and July. Elmhurst City Centre will have 2 locations with live music. Tonight's Block to Block party features “Wait for Morning” in the City Centre Plaza and “Ryan Komsthoeft” will be in the Elmhurst 255 Plaza. Come for dinner, stay for dessert!

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  9. Seussical Jr.

    July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017

    Relax and enjoy a performance by children ages 5th - 8th grade who live in Elmhurst or attend Elmhurst schools show off their musical and acting talent in performing Seussical Jr. Elmhurst Children’s Theatre @ Field Elementary School • Friday, July 28 at 7 pm and Saturday, July 29th at 2pm and 7pm

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  10. YesFest Arts and Music Festival

    July 28, 2017 - July 29, 2017

    Annual arts and music festival held on the grounds of Elmhurst Art Museum. Featuring the work of local youth musicians, artists and comedians. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public (excludes museum admission). Elmhurst Art Museum • 12-8 pm • Free • elmhurstartmuseum.org

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