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September 10, 2017, All Day
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH Dec. 31, 2017! 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
More info: elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457
September 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017 @ Elmhurst History Museum
Check out the latest enhancements to this journey through Elmhurst history! Take a trip back in time via the tabletop map, featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Museum Marvels” guide (July 2017). A new History Spotlight showcases a changing array of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection, and currently features objects from the Lindlahr Sanitarium in Elmhurst.
Elmhursthistory.org or (630) 833-1457
September 1, 2017 - September 22, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum
Solo art exhibition of recent paintings by EAG member and Elmhurst artist, Wes Baker, depicting iconic American imagery in a dynamic, contemporary abstract style. Featured paintings include motorcycle-themed artworks, landscapes, and Native American images that explore both current and historical political issues.
September 10, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Elmhurst College (specifically at the Elmhurst College Mall)
Attendees will get a T-shirt, hot chocolate, cookies, brownies, and there will be a DJ as well as raffle prizes! The purpose of this event is to help a family in the Elmhurst College community. A bit about the family: Jeff Fulkerson works in the tech department at Elmhurst College. He has a wife named Stacy and they have a son named James. James is 8 years old and has Epilepsy. He can't sit, talk, walk, eat by mouth, and has over 100 seizures a day.
No registration fee to create a team online, but the purpose of the teams is for members to fundraise to help pay for the Fulkerson's medical expenses.
September 10, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum Education Center
Just as the British Invasion changed the pop music landscape in the 1960s, the Disco Invasion a decade later had an enormous impact on American culture, including the movies. Peter Hawley presents a lecture that will contextualize the Disco Invasion, and investigate the influence of the genre on Hollywood films of the 1970s including Saturday Night Fever, Thank God It's Friday, Roller Boogie and more. Hawley has been a filmmaker and college educator for more than 20 years and was the founding chair of the Film program at Tribeca Flashpoint College, where he was named Dean in 2014. Cost: Free to Members/$5 Non-Members. Registration: elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs Section)