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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    July 13, 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. Middle School Night at the Pool

    July 13, 2017, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ East End Pool

    Kids age 11-14 will have East End Pool to themselves on Middle School Nights. Stop by for DJ music, dancing and swimming. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase, must be registered by a parent/guardian to attend. Register at www.epd.org.

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