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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 1, 2017, All Day

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

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  1. Portraiture Workshop: Photography

    July 1, 2017, All Day @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Print maker and photographer Benjamin Calvert will be leading an introductory workshop on photographic portraiture in conjunction with our exhibition, “The Human Touch”. Simply bring a camera-equipped cell phone and your self! Elmhurst Art Museum 1:30 pm • Free with museum admission and for Members; $9 Adults, $8 Seniors, Students/Children (<18) Free • elmhurstartmuseum.org

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  2. Shark Week STEM Party

    July 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Our crazy fun, family-friendly STEM party is all about the amazing and often misunderstood denizen of the deep, the shark! Play some fun deep sea games, make a simple shark-y craft to take home, and learn some cool science about sharks. Fun for all ages! Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Family storytime with an "under the sea" theme will be held in the Kossman Room 10:30-11:00 a.m. For Families and kids of all ages.

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