December 27, 2011 10:08AM
Updated: December 27, 2011 3:23PM
the second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Strong adult language and themes; not recommended for children or young teens. $50 includes show ticket, party favors and champagne. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Viennese Pops New Year’s Eve with an International Twist will be presented by the New Philharmonic and guest baritone Mischa Bouvier at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Tickets for the 4 p.m. show are $55; $53 seniors; $45 youth (includes a celebratory glass of champagne). Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are $65; $63 seniors; $55 youth (includes pre-show hors d’oeuvres and post-show glass of champagne). Call (630) 942-4000 or visit atthemac.org.
New Year’s Eve concert by the Neverly Brothers, 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31 at the Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 6901 S. Madison, Burr Ridge. $65 per person includes an open bar, buffet dinner, and midnight champagne toast. Call (630) 570-5200.
New Year’s Eve celebration, Dec. 31 at the Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. Dinner and dance package, featuring a multi-course sit-down dinner served in the Willowbrook Room or the Bordeaux Room, with cash bar at 7 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., champagne toast at midnight. Dancing from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. to the music of the Teddy Lee Orchestra. Prices range from $75-$110 per person. Dance-only package is $35 per person before Dec. 30; $45 after and at the door. for reservations, call (708) 839-1000 or visit willowbrookballroom.com.
New Year’s celebration, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, featuring cocktails, dinner, dancing, party favors, a champagne toast and entertainment provided by the Niche. $75 per person includes tax and gratuity, two drink tickets (followed by a cash bar), and a full buffet. for tickets, call (630) 512-0990 or visit carluccirestaurant.com.
New Year’s Eve “Big City Gala,” Dec. 31 at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W. Schick Road, Bloomingdale. the evening includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m. and continues to 1 a.m. with a four-course dinner served with wine, six-hour premium open bar, live music by the UpBeat Band, midnight champagne toast, party favors, balloon drop, brunch the next morning and late check out of 2 p.m. the dress code is semi-formal, no denim, jackets not required. Guests must be 21. the Gala Package with overnight stay, $439 per couple. Gala only, $296 per couple. for reservations, call (630) 671-5028.
New Year’s Eve at Zanies Comedy Night Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, features comedian Dobie Maxwell at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. $30 for the 8 p.m. show; $40 for the 10:30 p.m. show, which includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. for tickets, call (630) 584-6342 or visit zanies.com.
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: New Year’s Eve celebration featuring bands Modern Day Romeos and Jaktripper, pop singer Tony Ocean, and a dance club with DJ. a champagne toast, party favors, a fantasy casino, and an open bar available throughout the evening are included. $75 per person. VIP upgrade available for an additional $34 per person, which includes premium open bar and snacks as well as premium and private areas in both the Rosemont and Grand ballrooms. Tickets can be purchased at ticketweb.com.
New Year’s Eve Rock ‘n’ Roll Ball, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31 at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. The evening includes live music from old 97s, Hairbangers Ball, Cathy Richardson Band, Imposter Radio and DJ Roland. General admission tickets are $75, which includes an open bar from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., admission into all entertainment areas, and party favors. VIP tickets are $115, which includes private open VIP premium bars. Hotel room packages available. Visit ticketweb.com or nye.icohare.com.
“World’s largest New Year’s Eve Singles Party,” hosted by Thunderbird Dances from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31 at the Westin Hotel, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca. $20 for dance only; $55 for dance and buffet. Call (847) 266-2706 or visit thunderbirdsingles.com.
“Bad Seed” will be presented by Wheaton Drama Jan. 27-Feb. 19 at Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., downtown Wheaton. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $13-$16. Visit wheatondrama.org or call (630) 260-1820.
“Gypsy,” based on the 1957 memoirs of burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee, Jan. 19-April 1 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. the performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $35-$46, with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Dinner packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“Moon Over Buffalo” will be presented by Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Jan. 20-Feb. 12 at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$33. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit atthemac.org.
“Moonlight and Magnolias,” a comical glimpse behind the creation of the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind,” Jan. 19-March 11 at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Curtain at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; with Thursday performances at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26 and 2 p.m. Feb. 2 and 16. the show is rated PG-13. Tickets: $32-$42. Dinner show packages available from $52. Call (630) 584-6342 or visit foxvalleyrep.org.
“Sly Fox” will be presented Jan. 19-29 at the Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave. Tickets are $18 and $20. Call (708) 246-3380 or visit theatrewesternsprings.com.
“The Sound of Music,” through Jan. 8 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. the performance schedule is 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $35-$46. Dinner packages available for $49.75-$68. Call (630) 530-0111 or visit drurylaneoakbrook.com.
“Under the Circumstances,” a student-written and directed drama, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12-14 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $5; $3 for students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Christian music recording artist Audrey Assad will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Tivoli Theater, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Larry LaLonde & the Glory Men will open. Tickets are $15; $10 for ages 17 and under. Proceeds benefit Holy Trinity Church in Westmont. Visit heritagespecialevents.org.
Jim Peterik and World Stage, 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Tickets: $55; $53 for senior citizens; $45 for youth age 17 and under. First- and second-row tickets are $80; $78 for seniors; $70 for youth. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit atthemac.org.
American English, a Beatles tribute band, performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 13-14 at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $42. Call (630) 584-6300 or visit pheasantrun.com.
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra presents “Baroque and Classical Gems” at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook; and 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 155 W. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst. the program, featuring guest soloists Katinka Kleijn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, cello, and Stephen Alltop, organ, includes J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major; Haydn: Cello Concerto in C; Handel: Organ Concerto (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale); and Haydn: Symphony No. 57 in D Major. Tickets: $31; $7 students. Call (630) 941-0202 or visit elmhurstsymphony.org.
Chicago Sinfonietta presents “The Journey, the Dream,” its annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., at 3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, featuring Nicole Mitchell, flute, and the Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir. the program includes Zoltán Kodály: “Dances of Galanta”; Beethoven: Fidelio: Overture; Charles Ives: “Central Park in the Dark”; and Nicole Mitchell: “Harambee: Road to Victory.” Tickets: $35-$45. Visit chicagosinfonietta.org.
“The Rat Pack of Opera,” a program of popular and classical music, will be presented by Tenors un Limited at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $26.50; $16.50 students and seniors. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
“An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz,” 8 p.m. Jan. 20 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets: $15; $12 students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Pianist Philip Fortenberry will perform a cabaret-style show, “Give my regards,” at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $30 and $25. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players will present “Pride of Nations” at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave. the program includes Dvorak’s Piano Quintet for Strings and Piano; Arturo Marquez’s Zarabandeo for Clarinet and Piano; and Sergei Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 seniors; $20 at the door, $15 seniors. Free admission for students. for tickets, visit chicagophilharmonic.org or call (847) 866-6888.
Sinfonietta Bel Canto, conducted by Dan Pasquale D’Andrea, presents concerts at 3 p.m. Sundays at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5211 Carpenter St., Downers Grove. Tickets in advance are $15; $12 senior citizens; $5 students; free admission for children 7 and under, accompanied by a parent. Tickets purchased at the door are $17/$14/$7. Visit SinfoniettaBelCanto.org or call (630) 384-5007. Jan. 29: “Sinfonietta Tribute to Hinsdale Center for the Arts.” the program includes Beethoven’s Symphony #2 in D major, op. 36; M. Giuliani’s Guitar Concerto #1, Op. 30; Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino”; and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56, Movement 3.
“An Evening with Jazz Trombonist Joel Adams,” 8 p.m. Feb. 10 in the North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Adams will be joined onstage by other members of North Central College’s jazz faculty, including saxophonist Mitch Paliga, pianist Frank Caruso, bassist Jim Cox and drummer Jack Mouse. Tickets are $15; $12 for students and senior citizens. Call (630) 637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. the information line is (847) 635-6601. March 9, 7:30 p.m.: Lady Antebellum — Own the Night 2012 World Tour, with Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square. $29.50, $45, $59.50. May 4: Rammstein — “Made in Germany 1995-2011 Tour.”
Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove. (630) 512-0990. carluccirestaurant.com. Live music from 7-11 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, unless noted otherwise. Dec. 29: Soda (classic rock, Motown, disco).
the Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s series of live performance transmissions into movie theaters, including Yorktown 17 with IMAX, 80 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard; and Naperville 16 with IMAX, 2815 show Place Drive, Naperville. Tickets are available at the theater box offices and online at FathomEvents.com. Jan. 21, 11:55 a.m.: “The Enchanted Island,” a showcase of arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others. Feb. 11, 11 a.m.: Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung.” Feb. 25, 11:55 a.m.: Verdi’s “Ernani.” April 7, 11 a.m.: Massenet’s “Manon.” April 14, 11:55 a.m.: Verdi’s “La Traviata.”
Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. for more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit rosemonttheatre.com. Feb. 4, 7 p.m.: ELVIS LIVES, featuring four finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Bill Cherry, Ben Klein, Kevin Mills and Victor Trevino Jr. will each represent Elvis during different stages in his career. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers, dancers, and an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives. Tickets: $24.50-$49.50. Feb. 24: Big Time rush — “Better With U Tour.” March 30-31, 8 p.m.: Celtic Woman. $32-$72.
FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. (708) 788-2118. fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. Tuesdays, 9 p.m.: Open mic in the SideBar. Dec. 29, 9 p.m.: Robbie Fulks Raps-Up 2011 (rock/variety). $15. Dec. 30, 9 p.m.: Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound with Expo ‘76 and the Total Pro Horns (rock/R&B/zydeco). $12. Dec. 30, 9 p.m.: Cannonball, in the SideBar (rock). No cover. Dec. 31, 8 p.m.: New Year’s Eve with the Freddy Jones Band (rock). $45 in advance; $50 at the door. Jan. 1, 9 p.m.: Tributosaurus becomes Prince (rock/tribute). Jan. 6, 9 p.m.: Miles Neilsen plus Thin Grin (rock). $10. Jan. 7, 9 p.m.: Ronnie Baker Brooks (blues/rock). $15. Jan. 13, 9:30 p.m.: Funkadesi (world music). $15. Jan. 14, 9 pm.: Nick Moss with Jimmy Johnson (blues). $10. Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m.: Billy Joe Shaver plus Whitey Morgan & the 78s, $20. Jan. 21, 9 p.m.: Webb Wilder (rock). $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Jan. 28, 9 p.m.: Otis Clay (blues/soul). $15. Feb. 3-4, 9 p.m.: CJ Chenier (zydeco). $15. Feb. 12, 7 p.m.: Leon Redbone (jazz/blues). $20.
Two way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. (630) 969-9720. twowaystreet.org. Folk/Americana music at 8:15 p.m. Fridays for a $7 cover, unless noted otherwise. Dec. 30: Pete Norman’s Post-Christmas Blues Fest.
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Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000 ; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. for more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit rosemonttheatre.com. March 4, 2 p.m.: the Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the television series of the same name. Tickets: $22, $27, $32. Fresh Beat Band Party packages, which include a meet and greet with the band also available.
Fox Valley Repertory is seeking new play submissions for the second annual Collider New Play Festival, to take place July 6-22, 2012, during the St. Charles Summer Theater Fest at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. the project will offer the opportunity for three playwrights to work with scientists from neighboring Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory to create a world premiere play illuminating and celebrating the worlds of art, science and technology. Playwrights must submit a synopsis/outline of a play they propose to write based on the Collider mission. Submission deadline is Jan. 1. Specific guidelines, requirements, submission forms, and more information can be found at foxvalleyrep.org/Collider.
General auditions for the College of DuPage College Theatre’s productions of “Romeo and Juliet” and “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and noon Jan. 28 in the Studio Theatre of the McAninch Arts Center at the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. “Romeo and Juliet” will be staged March 23-April 1; “Dog Sees God” will be staged April 13-29. College Theater is offered as a class and cast members for both productions must enroll in Theatre 1120. Auditions for both productions include cold readings; no experience necessary. for more information, call (630) 942-4000.
Elmhurst Choral Union, which performs classical masterworks and choral music of all eras with a professional orchestra, seeks singers. Membership is open to those with previous choral experience or the ability to read music. Singers in all voice ranges are sought, especially tenors and basses. Auditions will be held Jan. 30. to make an audition appointment, visit elmhurstchoralunion.org or call (630) 758-1100. Rehearsals begin Feb. 6 on the campus of Elmhurst College.
Classic Cinemas and the North Riverside Mall Theatre, located at 7501 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside, are seeking local artists to exhibit their work in a prominent and secure space located in the theatre’s lobby. Artwork would be exhibited for a one-month period, and artists may include a price list and their contact information. No commissions would be taken by the movie theatre. Artists residing in North Riverside, Oak Park/River Forest and the surrounding areas will be given preference. for information, e-mail email@example.com or call (847) 675-2580.
Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 584-6300. pheasantrun.com. Jan. 6, 8 p.m.: “The best Of the second City.” $42.
Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. for more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100. March 10: Gabriel Iglesias Stand-Up Revolution Tour, presented by Comedy Central.
Zanies Comedy Night Club at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. (630) 584-6342. zanies.com. Dec. 29-31: Dobie Maxwell.
Moscow Festival Ballet presents “Swan Lake” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Tickets: $46; $44 for senior citizens; $36 for youth. Call (630) 942-4000 or visit atthemac.org.
Willowbrook Ballroom, 8900 S. Archer Ave., Willow Springs. willowbrookballroom.com. (708) 839-1000. Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m.: Swing dancing with the Flat Cats Band, $12. Jan. 3, 10 and 17, 7:30-10 p.m.: Country and western lessons and dance, $8. Jan. 4, 11 and 18, 7:30-11 p.m.: Salsa lessons and dance, $10. No partner needed. Jan. 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by the Teddy Lee Orchestra, $14. Jan. 15, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music by the Weiss Brothers Orchestra, $14. Jan. 20, 8 p.m.: Winter Dance Party, a tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. $25 reserved seating; $20 general admission. Jan. 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Ballroom dancing to music of the Steve Anthony Orchestra, $14.
the After Hours Film Society screens films at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove. Admission is $9; $5 for members, unless noted otherwise. for information, call (630) 534-4528 or visit afterhoursfilmsociety.com. Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m.: Lars von Trier’s latest film, “Melancholia.” Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.: Werner Herzog’s documentery, “Into the Abyss.”
CAC (Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago) Single Catholics. (708) 450-8280 or caci.org/chicago.html. Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.: New Year’s Eve party at Nikos, 7600 S. Harlem, Bridgeview. $70 includes dinner, favors, champagne, open bar, dancing to music by a DJ and live band. Advance reservations required; call (708) 788-3352. Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Giordano’s, 10410 W. Cermak Road, Westchester. Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m.: Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 4314 Oak Park Ave., Stickney, followed by breakfast at Alexander’s Pancake House, 6725 W. Pershing Road, Stickney. Reservations to (708) 788-3352.
Thunderbird Singles, (847) 266-2706 or thunderbirdsingles.com. Events held at the Diplomat West, 681 W. North Ave., Elmhurst, unless noted otherwise. Dec. 30, 8 p.m.: Pre-New Year’s Eve Party; $8 admission, $6 before 8:15 p.m.
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. the information line is (847) 635-6601. March 11, 5 p.m.: Stars on Ice, featuring Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen, Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning, U.S. National Champion Todd Eldredge and other skaters. Tickets: $25-$150. Rosemont Theatre
, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000; the ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. for more information about the theater, call (847) 671-5100 or visit rosemonttheatre.com. Jan. 15, 3 p.m.: “A Tribute to Pine Valley,” a fan event dedicated to ABC’s soap opera “All my Children.” the event includes question-and-answer sessions, behind-the-scenes stories, photos and autograph signings. Participating cast members include Walt Willey (Jackson), Cameron Mathison (Ryan), Vincent Irizarry (David), Darnell Williams (Jesse), Alicia Minshew (Kendall) and Jacob Young (JR). Tickets are $35-$125.
Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1457. elmhursthistory.org. Admission is free. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. through Jan. 15: “Holiday Traditions,” a holiday-themed collection of quilts crafted by the Elmhurst Piecemakers. In addition, the Elmhurst Historical Museum’s rare collection of intricate, turn-of-the-century Dresden ornaments will featured. Jan. 24-March 18: “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965.”
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. (630) 833-1616. lizzadromuseum.org. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Mondays. Admission: $4; $3 senior citizens; $2 students and teens; $1 for children ages 7-12; free for children under 7. Free admission on Fridays. through Dec. 31: “Jewelry of the Civil War Era,” featuring authentic early to late Victorian jewelry (1837 to 1885) including memento mori, grand tour and sentimental styles from Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Louise B. Hatch Collection.
An exhibit of paintings by Hinsdale Center for the Arts’adult students is on display through Jan. 12 at the Salt Creek Wine Bar, 8900 Fairview Ave., Brookfield. the exhibit showcases works in oil, watercolor and acrylic produced since September at the HCA. for information, call (630) 887-0203 or visit hinsdalearts.org.
“Four for Fall,” four new exhibitions of works by Chicago artists, on display through Dec. 31 at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. “Matt Woodward: the Tremendous Alone” features immense drawings about architecture. six vast drawings fill the gallery space with an intimate and visceral view of the artist’s personal memory on paper. Additionally, a series of more than a dozen small drawings, some studies for larger work, provide an intimate view of the artist’s ideas and process. “Glenn Wexler: Stillness in Motion,” a multi-media exhibition, is about the in-between spaces of nature and the developed world, seen through the lens of the urban setting with its vast and disparate elements of nature and industry. Mixing blurred shots taken from train cars with precise studies of outdoor ads, Wexler captures the aesthetic of travel through contemporary Asian cities. “Firat Erdim: the Arbor,” gathers the work of Erdim, sculptor and architect, exploring the transformation of objects and places between states of nature, raw material, construction and ruin. “Collection Highlights: New Acquisitions,” features 18 works added to the museum’s collection, including photography, works on paper, painting, sculpture, and installation works. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $7; $5 senior citizens and students; free for children under 12. Free admission on Fridays. for more information, call (630) 834-0202 or visit elmhurstartmuseum.org.
An exhibition of work by College of DuPage studio art faculty will be on display through Jan. 7 at the Gahlberg Gallery in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. the exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, drawing, design, printmaking, photography, jewelry and other media. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 6-8 p.m. Saturdays. for more information, call (630) 942-2321 or visit cod.edu/gallery.
“Unrestrained/Constrained,” a collection of works by sculptor Joseph Fuentes, will be on display through Jan. 12 in the Wings Student Gallery in the Student Services Center, Room 2210, at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. the sculptures are primarily made from everyday materials and focus on the elegance of minimal form for an inquiry into what it means to be human. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, or by appointment. for more information, call Brad Killam, (630) 942-2421.
In recent days, three women were discovered dead in Detroit. two of them were found burned beyond recognition early on Christmas, and have been linked to a website called Packages that advertises adult escort services.
In two separate incidents during the last week, four women, who were all African-Americans in their twenties, were found dead in the trunks of abandoned vehicles on Detroit’s east side.
The latest incident happened around 1 a.m. on Sunday, when the Detroit fire Department responded to reports of a car fire.
After putting out the flames, firefighters discovered two dead women in the trunk of the 1997 Buick LaSabre.
Three of the four women, the police said in a statement, were linked with “prearranged adult dating services” advertised on Packages, police said.
In a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page, Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. said “deciding to meet unknown persons via the Internet can be extremely dangerous.”
The city’s medical examiner has not determined how the four women died. but Godbee said that given “the way the females were found and the attempt to hide their bodies,” homicide detectives were treating the cases as suspicious deaths.
Ralph Godbee Jr.’s full public safety announcement reads as follows: “As public servants, it’s essential that we not only protect and serve the visitors and citizens of Detroit, but provide any information to the public to ensure their continued safety and possibly avert any opportunity for someone to become a victim of a violent act. We have a moral obligation to relay this information to our citizenry. with the vast increase in the utilization of social media and the internet, we must continue to be vigilant in identifying any website which may potentially pose a threat to individuals.
“recently, there have been two separate incidences where two young ladies have been discovered deceased in vehicles on the east side of Detroit. The first incident, occurred on December 19, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. in the 14900 block of Promenade, two deceased females were discovered in the trunk of a 2009 Chrysler 300C, that was parked in the driveway of a vacant dwelling. There were no outer signs of trauma to the bodies. The victims have been identified and are black females, ages 23 and 24. ”
On December 25, 2011 around 1:00 a.m., the Detroit fire Department responded to the 14900 block of Lanette, also on the east side, and after extinguishing a vehicle fire, the bodies of two young ladies were discovered in the trunk of 1997 Buick LaSabre.
“The victims have been identified tentatively and are black females, ages 28 and 29. at this time, we are awaiting the Medical Examiner’s final report for the determination of the cause of death for each of the females. Due to the way the females were found and the attempt to hide their bodies, our Homicide Detectives are investigating each case as suspicious deaths.
“thus far our preliminary investigation has revealed a connection between three of the females and a website, entitled BackPage.Com, a site for advertisement and classified postings. The Backpage site offers services ranging from automotive to real estate. The link between the three females and this website specifically dealt with prearranged adult dating services. We are not passing judgment on any individual who is utilizing this website, yet we felt it was imperative to alert the public that deciding to meet unknown persons via the internet, can be extremely dangerous.
“We implore people to be careful and always let someone know exactly when and where that intend on meeting this person or persons, which should be in a public place. Our sole purpose is for the public to be cognizance of this website when engaged in adult activities.”