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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House

    October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Churchville Schoolhouse

    Saturday, October 1, 2016 Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Cost: FREE School is back in session at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse, one of the oldest structures in DuPage County (c. 1846) and one of the few remaining one-room schoolhouses in Illinois located on its original site. This annual fall festival includes interactive class inside the Civil War-era Schoolhouse with the schoolmarm, old-fashioned games, live music by the Battlefield Balladeers, and vintage crafts. The Conrad Fisher Singers from Conrad Fisher Elementary School in Elmhurst perform folk songs from American history at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn folk dances like the Virginia Reel and the Circassian Circle dance led by the schoolmarm. Light refreshments provided. Rain or shine. Churchville Schoolhouse is a National Register of Historic Places site owned by the City of Elmhurst and managed by Elmhurst History Museum. Location: Churchville Schoolhouse 3N784 Church Road, Ben

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  2. Mudslinging, Muckraking, and Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns

    October 3, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library, Large Meeting Room

    It seems that now more than ever, Presidential campaigns are getting down and dirty. How did this campaign mayhem start? Believe it or not, Presidential campaigns have actually become more civil over the years. First-person history presenter Terry Lynch shares stories of the mudslinging and muckraking of the Jefferson v. Adams campaign in 1800, Jackson v. Adams of 1828, Lincoln v. Douglas of 1860, and Grant v. ANYONE! Also covered is the 1912 election of Teddy Roosevelt when he decided to start his own political party. Co-presented by the Elmhurst History Museum and the Elmhurst Public Library. Location: Elmhurst Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 125 S. Prospect St., Elmhurst Reservations: Register in person at Elmhurst Public Library, by phone (630) 279-8696, or at www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org

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  3. Marion Mahony Griffin Exhibit Opening Lecture

    October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Elmhurst History Museum’s new exhibit on Marion Mahony Griffin opens with a lecture by author, architect, and professor Dr. Anna Rubbo (PhD, LFAIA and Senior Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University), writer and consultant for the Marion Mahony Griffin exhibit. Dr. Rubbo will discuss Mahony Griffin’s remarkable life—from her childhood in Chicago, to her studies at MIT Boston, her association with Chicago reformers, and an architectural career spanning three continents. Rubbo has published widely on various architecture-related subjects including Walter and Marion Mahony Griffin, design education, and sustainable housing.

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  4. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - March 12, 2017, 5:00 PM

    Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was one of America’s first female architects, a Chicagoan also known as a skilled artist, environmentalist, and community activist. A central contributor to the Prairie School of Architecture, her drawings of the Unity Temple and many other projects introduced Frank Lloyd Wright’s early work to the world. Mahony Griffin was the first woman architect registered in Illinois who became a pioneer in architecture and community planning. A key member of Wright’s Oak Park Studio for 15 years, she and husband Walter Burley Griffin won the international design competition for Canberra, Australia’s national capital. This exhibition traces her early life, her personal and professional partnership with Griffin on three continents, the final years of her life in Chicago—and sheds light on the work and legacy of a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance.

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  5. York-Cottage Hill Architectural Resources Survey

    October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Elmhurst City Hall Council Chamber

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Join preservation consultant Lara Ramsey as she presents the Elmhurst Historic Preservation Commission's recently completed historic preservation report on the York-Cottage Hill section of Elmhurst. Representatives from Landmarks Illinois and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will discuss the benefits of landmark designation.

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  6. Graceland Cemetery Tour: Women of Influence

    October 25, 2016, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    During Chicago’s period of growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women played a major role in many historic events: they participated in the Underground Railroad, exhibited the first Modern Art paintings, created the juvenile justice system, and even foiled a plot to kill President Lincoln. This tour, presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, celebrates the achievements of women in Chicago history who are buried in Graceland (including Marion Mahony Griffin), remembering their influence on architecture, arts, education and more. Co-presented by Elmhurst History Museum and Elmhurst Public Library. Note: Rain or shine and includes 2 hours of walking through the cemetery. Please bring a snack and water for bus ride home.

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  1. BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art

    September 10, 2016 - November 27, 2016 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art features artists who use air as a sculptural medium. While inflatable objects are typically associated with advertising, children’s entertainment or holiday decorations, the format has been appropriated by a diverse group of artists to explore complex subjects such as identity, materialism and war. Playing with scale, color and the inherent light-heartedness of balloons, the selected artists produce a wide variety of sculptural forms from Lewis deSoto’s sleeping Buddha to Claire Ashley’s colorful abstract shapes.

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  2. Birth Death Breath: An Inflatable Opera by Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunning

    September 22, 2016 - November 27, 2016 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Elmhurst Art Museum presents the world premiere of Birth Death Breath, an opera "performed" by inflatable Christmas lawn decorations in various stages of inflation and deflation. Viewers are invited to move amongst the various inflatable characters as they rise from the ground and begin to sing, seeming to come back to life. In a way that is simultaneously humorous and heartfelt, the installation explores timeless existential questions about the meaning of life and the incomprehensibility of death. Birth Death Breath was conceived, written and staged by Chicago artists Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunning and will be shown at EAM alongside the exhibition Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art.

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  3. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 1, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  4. District 205 Foundation Holiday Tree Sale

    October 1, 2016 - October 28, 2016 @ Pre order pick up will be at Sandburg Middle School

    Decorate your front yard with a festive Nova Scotia Balsam tree and support education through the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation’s holiday tree sale fundraiser. Proceeds from this help fund educational grants, enhancements and programs that benefit the students of Elmhurst Public Schools. Outdoor tree is $19 and neighborhood group orders of four or more will be delivered free of charge in late November. Individual orders of outdoor yard trees, as well as an assortment of beautiful indoor trees beginning at $55, may also be purchased for delivery or pick up by early December. Info: www.elmhurst205.org/foundation or call 630-617-2376

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  5. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE

    October 1, 2016, All Day @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, directed by Barb Singelmann Sept 23 – Oct 9, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Admission $17; $15 students and seniors Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday was a long-running hit when it opened in New York in 1946. It was made into a 1950 film that captured a best-actress nod for its star, Judy Holliday. Kanin’s play is a stinging satire of political corruption, centering on a businessman’s plot to bribe a congressman. His plan is foiled hilariously by his girlfriend and an intrepid reporter.

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  6. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 1, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  7. Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House

    October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Churchville Schoolhouse

    Head back to school at the historic Churchville Schoolhouse, one of the oldest structures in DuPage County (c. 1846) and one of the few remaining one-room schoolhouses in Illinois located on its original site. Experience interactive class with the schoolmarm, old-fashioned games, live music by the Battlefield Balladeers, and vintage crafts. The Conrad Fisher Singers from Conrad Fisher Elementary School perform folk songs from American history at 11:30AM and 2PM. Learn to do folk dances like the Virginia Reel and Circassian Circle Dance led by the schoolmarm! Light refreshments provided. Rain or shine, all ages welcome. Churchville Schoolhouse is a National Register of Historic Places site owned by the City of Elmhurst and managed by Elmhurst History Museum.

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  8. Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Concert: The Beatles and Friends

    October 1, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

    “All you need is love” to attend this concert of some of your Fab Four favorites! You’ll be able to wind down the “River of Life” with your favorite Billy Joel tunes and enjoy “Hakuna Matata” with Elton John’s Lion King. “And so it goes…”

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  9. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 2, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  10. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE

    October 2, 2016, All Day @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, directed by Barb Singelmann Sept 23 – Oct 9, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Admission $17; $15 students and seniors Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday was a long-running hit when it opened in New York in 1946. It was made into a 1950 film that captured a best-actress nod for its star, Judy Holliday. Kanin’s play is a stinging satire of political corruption, centering on a businessman’s plot to bribe a congressman. His plan is foiled hilariously by his girlfriend and an intrepid reporter.

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  11. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 2, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  12. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 3, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  13. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 3, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  14. Focus 205 Community Engagement Session 5

    October 3, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ York Community High School Commons

    In September, Elmhurst District 205 will continue its Focus 205 Community Engagement program which was begun last fall. A collaborative conversation between the community and the school district, facilitated by District residents, Phase 2 will be focusing on future-ready learning facilities. Your input will be used to identify community priorities, inform the Board of Education and guide planning for the future of Elmhurst District 205. Please join the conversation on September 29 at 7 PM in the York High School Commons. Childcare provided. For details, visit www.Focus205.org.

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  15. Mudslinging, Muckraking & Apple Pie: Presidential Campaigns

    October 3, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    It seems that now more than ever, Presidential campaigns are getting down and dirty. How did this campaign mayhem start? Believe it or not, Presidential campaigns have actually become more civil over the years. In this program, by first-person history presenter Terry Lynch, hear stories of the mudslinging and muckraking of the 1800 Jefferson v. Adams campaign, Jackson v. Adams of 1828, Lincoln v. Douglas of 1860, and Grant v. ANYONE! Also covered is the 1912 election of Teddy Roosevelt when he decided to start his own political party. Reservations: in person at Elmhurst Public Library, (630) 279-8696, or www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org. Co-presented by the Elmhurst History Museum and the Elmhurst Public Library. FREE

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  16. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 4, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  17. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 4, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  18. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 5, 2016, All Day @ Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' every Wednesday 7am until 1pm starting June 1st thru October 26th contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-832-4550

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  19. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 5, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  20. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 5, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  21. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 5, 2016, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' 7am until 1pm every Wednesday through October 26th. Contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-222-6581

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  22. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 6, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  23. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 6, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  24. Exhibit Opening Lecture

    October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Meet Professor Anna Rubbo, PhD (LFAIA, Senior Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University), the writer and consultant for Elmhurst History Museum’s new exhibit on Marion Mahony Griffin. Dr. Rubbo will discuss Mahony Griffin’s remarkable life – from her childhood in Chicago, to her studies at MIT Boston, her association with Chicago reformers, and an architectural career spanning three continents. Reservations: E-mail EHMprograms@elmhurst.org or call 630-530-6879 Elmhurst History Museum Education Center Free to Members, $10 Non-Members

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  25. Exhibit Opening Lecture

    October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Meet Professor Anna Rubbo, PhD (LFAIA, Senior Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University), the writer and consultant for Elmhurst History Museum’s new exhibit on Marion Mahony Griffin. Dr. Rubbo will discuss Mahony Griffin’s remarkable life – from her childhood in Chicago, to her studies at MIT Boston, her association with Chicago reformers, and an architectural career spanning three continents. Reservations: E-mail EHMprograms@elmhurst.org or call 630-530-6879 Elmhurst History Museum Education Center Free to Members, $10 Non-Members

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  26. The Addams Family: A New Musical

    October 6, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Mill Theatre

    The twisted, iconic and truly Gothic American family has arrived on the musical theatre stage, a land where girl meets boy, parents object, and everyone sings about it. Authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) create an original story for the gruesome family residing at Mockingbird Lane. The younger generation is revolting, parents are at the ends of their ropes, and middle class values are skewered with the macabre yet familiar characters that humor cartoonist Charles Addams launched in 1938.

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  27. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 7, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  28. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE

    October 7, 2016, All Day @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, directed by Barb Singelmann Sept 23 – Oct 9, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Admission $17; $15 students and seniors Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday was a long-running hit when it opened in New York in 1946. It was made into a 1950 film that captured a best-actress nod for its star, Judy Holliday. Kanin’s play is a stinging satire of political corruption, centering on a businessman’s plot to bribe a congressman. His plan is foiled hilariously by his girlfriend and an intrepid reporter.

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  29. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 7, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  30. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 7, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  31. The Addams Family: A New Musical

    October 7, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Mill Theatre

    The twisted, iconic and truly Gothic American family has arrived on the musical theatre stage, a land where girl meets boy, parents object, and everyone sings about it. Authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) create an original story for the gruesome family residing at Mockingbird Lane. The younger generation is revolting, parents are at the ends of their ropes, and middle class values are skewered with the macabre yet familiar characters that humor cartoonist Charles Addams launched in 1938.

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  32. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 8, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  33. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE

    October 8, 2016, All Day @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, directed by Barb Singelmann Sept 23 – Oct 9, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Admission $17; $15 students and seniors Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday was a long-running hit when it opened in New York in 1946. It was made into a 1950 film that captured a best-actress nod for its star, Judy Holliday. Kanin’s play is a stinging satire of political corruption, centering on a businessman’s plot to bribe a congressman. His plan is foiled hilariously by his girlfriend and an intrepid reporter.

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  34. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 8, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  35. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 8, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  36. Elmhurst Fall Fest

    October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ On the Prairie Path just east of York Road and Vallette

    Elmhurst Fall Fest - sponsored by York & Vallette Business Association Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Moon Jumps, Train rides, face & pumpkin painting, balloons, magicians, food and more. Info 630-222-6581

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  37. Safe Trick or Treating at Safety Town

    October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Dress in your Halloween costume and safely trick or treat through the decorated Safety Town village. Bring a goody bag or pumpkin to collect your treats. Children must be with an adult. Presenting sponsors Edward-Elmhurst Health, Suburban Bank & Trust and The Schiller Team.

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  38. Rock & Mineral Identification

    October 8, 2016, 10:30 AM @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds, Boy & Girl Scout merit badges and Teachers Professional Development credit. Email: educator@lizzadromuseum.org. Reservations Required (630) 833-1616

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  39. Rockin’ Jewelry for Kids

    October 8, 2016, 1:30 PM @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    This beginner’s class allows children to make their own?gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Parties of 10 or more are encouraged to schedule a private class. Email: educator@lizzadromuseum.org. Reservations Required: (630) 833-1616

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  40. The Addams Family: A New Musical

    October 8, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Mill Theatre

    The twisted, iconic and truly Gothic American family has arrived on the musical theatre stage, a land where girl meets boy, parents object, and everyone sings about it. Authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) create an original story for the gruesome family residing at Mockingbird Lane. The younger generation is revolting, parents are at the ends of their ropes, and middle class values are skewered with the macabre yet familiar characters that humor cartoonist Charles Addams launched in 1938.

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  41. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 9, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  42. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE

    October 9, 2016, All Day @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, directed by Barb Singelmann Sept 23 – Oct 9, 2016. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Admission $17; $15 students and seniors Garson Kanin’s classic comedy Born Yesterday was a long-running hit when it opened in New York in 1946. It was made into a 1950 film that captured a best-actress nod for its star, Judy Holliday. Kanin’s play is a stinging satire of political corruption, centering on a businessman’s plot to bribe a congressman. His plan is foiled hilariously by his girlfriend and an intrepid reporter.

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  43. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 9, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  44. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 9, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  45. The Addams Family: A New Musical

    October 9, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Mill Theatre

    The twisted, iconic and truly Gothic American family has arrived on the musical theatre stage, a land where girl meets boy, parents object, and everyone sings about it. Authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) create an original story for the gruesome family residing at Mockingbird Lane. The younger generation is revolting, parents are at the ends of their ropes, and middle class values are skewered with the macabre yet familiar characters that humor cartoonist Charles Addams launched in 1938.

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  46. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 10, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  47. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 10, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  48. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 10, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  49. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 11, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  50. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 11, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  51. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 11, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  52. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 12, 2016, All Day @ Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' every Wednesday 7am until 1pm starting June 1st thru October 26th contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-832-4550

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  53. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 12, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  54. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 12, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  55. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 12, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  56. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 12, 2016, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' 7am until 1pm every Wednesday through October 26th. Contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-222-6581

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  57. The Long Road to Victory

    October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch and the Elmhurst Public Library are co-sponsoring a fully costumed and fast-paced production titled "The Long Road to Victory". Historian and actress Annette Baldwin recreates five leaders in the 72 year battle for women's right to vote. You will meet Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman. Please contact the library at (630)279-8696 to register for this event.

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  58. The Long Road to Victory

    October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch and the Elmhurst Public Library are co-sponsoring a fully costumed and fast-paced production titled "The Long Road to Victory". Historian and actress Annette Baldwin recreates five leaders in the 72 year battle for women's right to vote. You will meet Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman. Please contact the library at (630)279-8696 to register for this event.

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  59. York-Cottage Hill Architectural Survey

    October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Elmhurst City Hall, Council Chamber

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Join preservation consultant Lara Ramsey as she presents the Elmhurst Historic Preservation Commission's recently completed historic preservation report on the York-Cottage Hill section of Elmhurst. A representative from Landmarks Illinois will discuss the benefits of landmark designation. Reservations: Online at www.elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs Section) or call 630-530-6879.

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  60. York-Cottage Hill Architectural Survey

    October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Elmhurst City Hall, Council Chamber

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Join preservation consultant Lara Ramsey as she presents the Elmhurst Historic Preservation Commission's recently completed historic preservation report on the York-Cottage Hill section of Elmhurst. A representative from Landmarks Illinois will discuss the benefits of landmark designation. Reservations: Online at www.elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs Section) or call 630-530-6879. FREE

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  61. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 13, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  62. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 13, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  63. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 13, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  64. The Addams Family: A New Musical

    October 13, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Mill Theatre

    The twisted, iconic and truly Gothic American family has arrived on the musical theatre stage, a land where girl meets boy, parents object, and everyone sings about it. Authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) create an original story for the gruesome family residing at Mockingbird Lane. The younger generation is revolting, parents are at the ends of their ropes, and middle class values are skewered with the macabre yet familiar characters that humor cartoonist Charles Addams launched in 1938.

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  65. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 14, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  66. Elmhurst Children's Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast

    October 14, 2016, All Day @ Bryan Middle School

    Elmhurst Children's Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast! Friday October 14th at 7pm, Saturday October 15th at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday October 16th at 2pm at Bryan Middle School 111 W Butterfield Road in Elmhurst. Tickets are $8 and available at the door. Pre-sales for groups of 15 or more contact mmaiers@elmhurstchildrenstheatre.com

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  67. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 14, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  68. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 14, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  69. Spotlight Youth Theater presents "OLIVER!"

    October 14, 2016 - October 23, 2016 @ Timothy Christian School Huizinga Auditorium, 188 West Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL

    One of Charles Dickens’ classic tales comes alive onstage in a vibrant and exciting way through this award-winning musical. Amidst the backdrop of a dingy and dark orphanage, Oliver proffers his bowl and asks for more food. This simple act leads to him being sold and catapulted into an incredible adventure that introduces him to the kind warmth of strangers, as well as puts him on the brink of danger. Through a series of events, he ends up meeting The Artful Dodger—who invites him to consider himself at home—and is introduced by Dodger to a pickpocket named Fagin. After seeing both the cruelties and beauty of life, Oliver eventually finds a family and discovers what it means to truly be home.

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  70. ECT Presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    October 14, 2016, 7:00 PM - October 16, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Bryan Middle School

    Elmhurst Area Performers will present the live action musical Beauty and the Beast! Enjoy the same songs and fantastical costumes from the animated movie! Open to all ages! A great event for families. Groups of 12 or more can reserve seating and a backstage tour - act now - only a limited number available!

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  71. The Addams Family: A New Musical

    October 14, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Mill Theatre

    The twisted, iconic and truly Gothic American family has arrived on the musical theatre stage, a land where girl meets boy, parents object, and everyone sings about it. Authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) create an original story for the gruesome family residing at Mockingbird Lane. The younger generation is revolting, parents are at the ends of their ropes, and middle class values are skewered with the macabre yet familiar characters that humor cartoonist Charles Addams launched in 1938.

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  72. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 15, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  73. Elmhurst Children's Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast

    October 15, 2016, All Day @ Bryan Middle School

    Elmhurst Children's Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast! Friday October 14th at 7pm, Saturday October 15th at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday October 16th at 2pm at Bryan Middle School 111 W Butterfield Road in Elmhurst. Tickets are $8 and available at the door. Pre-sales for groups of 15 or more contact mmaiers@elmhurstchildrenstheatre.com

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  74. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 15, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  75. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 15, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  76. Community Conversations

    October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Elmhurst City Hall

    Community Conversations-sponsored by Elmhurst Senior Commission You Matter Too: The Journey of Caregiving Caregiving can be stressful and overwhelming. Join us as we explore this journey and how to balance all the stressors and challenges while maintaining health of mind, body and spirit. Presentation by Mary Helen Ekstam, Life Learning Advocate. Reservations required- call 630-706-7077 to reserve seating.

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  77. Working in Silver

    October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    Silversmithing combines the techniques of lost wax casting, soldering, fabricating, mounting, polishing and stone setting to create a finished piece of jewelry. Visiting Artist, Don Cronauer will demonstrate the techniques of silversmithing including rings, pendants and earrings. Reservations Recommended: (630) 833-1616

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  78. The Addams Family: A New Musical

    October 15, 2016, 8:00 PM @ Mill Theatre

    The twisted, iconic and truly Gothic American family has arrived on the musical theatre stage, a land where girl meets boy, parents object, and everyone sings about it. Authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish) create an original story for the gruesome family residing at Mockingbird Lane. The younger generation is revolting, parents are at the ends of their ropes, and middle class values are skewered with the macabre yet familiar characters that humor cartoonist Charles Addams launched in 1938.

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  79. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 16, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  80. Elmhurst Children's Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast

    October 16, 2016, All Day @ Bryan Middle School

    Elmhurst Children's Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast! Friday October 14th at 7pm, Saturday October 15th at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday October 16th at 2pm at Bryan Middle School 111 W Butterfield Road in Elmhurst. Tickets are $8 and available at the door. Pre-sales for groups of 15 or more contact mmaiers@elmhurstchildrenstheatre.com

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  81. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 16, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  82. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 16, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  83. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 17, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  84. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 17, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  85. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 17, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  86. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 18, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  87. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 18, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  88. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 18, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  89. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 19, 2016, All Day @ Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' every Wednesday 7am until 1pm starting June 1st thru October 26th contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-832-4550

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  90. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 19, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  91. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 19, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  92. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 19, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  93. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 19, 2016, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' 7am until 1pm every Wednesday through October 26th. Contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-222-6581

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  94. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 20, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  95. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 20, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  96. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 20, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  97. Rudolph Schade Lecture Series: Bruce Weinstein - Ethical Intelligence: How We Can Be Stronger Leaders, Citizens and Friends

    October 20, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    Popular Forbes columnist Bruce Weinstein writes about character, leadership and "ethical intelligence," especially in the business world. He also helps organizations around the world hire high-character people, and shows business professionals how to make decisions that are consistent with their values. Known as The Ethics Guy, Weinstein believes the key to professional and personal success is having not just emotional intelligence, but also ethical intelligence. While emotionally intelligent people are aware of how they and others feel, ethically intelligent people know how to use this awareness in the right way, and have the courage to do what is right.

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  98. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 21, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  99. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 21, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  100. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 21, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  101. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE

    October 21, 2016, 7:30 PM @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Spooky Stories of the Season, Directed by Val Meachum October 21 and 22, 2016; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5 Participants from our story-telling class are selected to perform a chilling collection of tales and songs. This production is geared toward adult audiences and is also suitable for older children. Come enjoy our time-honored tradition of storytelling this Halloween season!

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  102. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 22, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  103. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 22, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  104. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 22, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  105. Spirito! Autumn Voices Gala

    October 22, 2016, 6:00 PM - 11:45 PM @ Drury Lane

    The Autumn Voices Gala is Spirito’s largest fundraiser of the year, complete with a delicious dinner, open bar and a jam-packed auction block. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. More than 250 guests will be in attendance to enjoy the evening which will conclude with a performance by all three Spirito! ensembles (220+ singers). This year Spirito! proudly presents its annual Service Award to Mark Milligan from Bridge Communities. All proceeds fund programs that support education & music for over 225 singers in 55 schools and 25 western suburbs. Tickets to the event are $110/person. Spirito! is also raffling off 8th row tickets to see Hamilton, Friday, January 13, 2017 in Chicago. Raffle tickets are $100 each, only 100 will be sold. More information is available on our website at www.spiritosingers.org.

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  106. Spirito!'s Autumn Voices Gala

    October 22, 2016, 6:00 PM - 11:45 PM @ Drury Lane

    The Autumn Voices Gala is Spirito’s largest fundraiser of the year, complete with a delicious dinner, open bar and a jam-packed auction block. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. More than 250 guests will be in attendance to enjoy the evening which will conclude with a performance by all three Spirito! ensembles (220+ singers). This year Spirito! proudly presents its annual Service Award to Mark Milligan from Bridge Communities. Past recipients of the Spirito! Service Award include Rob Johnson, Channel 2 News anchor, Dan Gibbons, founder of the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot, Joe & Susan O’Neil, co-founders of A New Day Cambodia and Mark Dyer from Shelter Box. All proceeds fund programs that support education & music for over 225 singers in 53 schools and 27 western suburbs. Tickets to the event are $100/person. More information is available on our website at www.spiritosingers.org.

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  107. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE

    October 22, 2016, 7:30 PM @ FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    Spooky Stories of the Season, Directed by Val Meachum October 21 and 22, 2016; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5 Participants from our story-telling class are selected to perform a chilling collection of tales and songs. This production is geared toward adult audiences and is also suitable for older children. Come enjoy our time-honored tradition of storytelling this Halloween season!

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  108. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 23, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  109. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 23, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  110. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 23, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  111. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 24, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  112. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 24, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  113. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 24, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  114. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 25, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  115. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 25, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  116. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 25, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  117. Graceland Cemeter Tour: Women of Influence

    October 25, 2016, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Starts and ends at Elmhurst History Museum

    During Chicago’s period of growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women played a major role in many historic events: they participated in the Underground Railroad, exhibited the first Modern Art paintings, created the juvenile justice system, and even foiled a plot to kill President Lincoln. Presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, this tour celebrates the achievements of women in Chicago history who are buried in Graceland (including Marion Mahony Griffin), remembering their influence on architecture, arts, education and more. Co-presented by the Elmhurst History Museum and the Elmhurst Public Library. Note: Rain or shine and includes 2 hours of walking through the cemetery. Please bring a snack and water for bus ride home. Reservations: Online at www.elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs Section) or call 630-530-6879 Begins at Elmhurst History Museum – 8:30AM-1PM Elmhurst Heritage Foundation Members: $30; Non-members: $35

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  118. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 26, 2016, All Day @ Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' every Wednesday 7am until 1pm starting June 1st thru October 26th contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-832-4550

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  119. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 26, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  120. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 26, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  121. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 26, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  122. Elmhurst Farmers Market

    October 26, 2016, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ On Vallette just east of York

    Elmhurst Farmers Market on Vallette just east of York 'farm fresh to your table' 7am until 1pm every Wednesday through October 26th. Contact - Adam Krzemkowski - 630-222-6581

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  123. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 27, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  124. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 27, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  125. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 27, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  126. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 28, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  127. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 28, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  128. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 28, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  129. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 29, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  130. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 29, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  131. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 29, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  132. Boo-tiful Saturday

    October 29, 2016, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Elmhurst City Centre

    Celebrate Halloween in the heart of downtown Elmhurst! FREE movie at 9:30 am at the York Theatre! (Doors open at 9 am) Trick or treating at many of your favorite City Centre merchants from 11 am to 1 pm.

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  133. Boo-tiful Saturday

    October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ City Centre Plaza

    Come join in the fun - Boo-tiful Saturday. The day begins at 9:30am at the York Theatre for a free movie. After the movie you can trick or treat in the area, listen to the DJ in the plaza, visit one of our pumpkin patches and if you are not too tired - do it all! Don't forget to wear your Halloween costumes and bring your trick or treat bag!

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  134. Trunk or Treat

    October 29, 2016, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Immanuel Lutheran

    Come out for a fun family day at Immanuel. Dress in costumes and trick or treat at our fun themed cars! This is a free event for the community!

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  135. OLE! The Worldwide Influence of the Music of SPAIN

    October 29, 2016, 7:30 PM @ Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

    The Elmhurst College Philharmonic Orchestra performs in the annual World Music Main Concert, which features selections from composers across the globe. The main concert kicks off the Elmhurst College World Music Series, which comprises several performances throughout the academic year that capture a wide range of international cultures and musical styles.

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  136. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 30, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  137. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 30, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  138. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 30, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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  139. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    October 31, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about your hometown’s history by taking an interactive journey through engaging object towers, fascinating photos, and personal accounts from Elmhurst residents. Explore the streets of Elmhurst through the award-winning, interactive tabletop map. Watch an original documentary in the mini-theatre to gain an understanding of how the city evolved. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  140. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    October 31, 2016, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  141. Revelations: Banner Paintings, Glen C. Davies

    October 31, 2016, All Day @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge

    In the late 1960s as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Glen C. Davies fell under the spell of the great museums and Chicago's homegrown "Imagism" pop art genre. These influences led to Davies' recurring art themes of figural fantasies, spiritual conflict and the journey toward enlightenment. Davies also spent some time traveling with circuses and carnivals, and came to see the canvas banners used to promote sideshow attractions as a compelling way to present his own art work. He has been painting and displaying a portion of his work in the banner format throughout the last 30 years.

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