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Published: 4/17/2008 12:06 AM

The entertainment calendar appears Thursdays in Neighbor. Submit items at least two weeks in advance via e-mail to bestbets@dailyherald.com or by fax, (630) 955-0895.

This weekend

• The annual end-of-the-season clothing sale will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and Friday at Poised for Success, 312 S. Westmore Ave., Lombard. Poised for Success is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional clothing to needy women seeking employment. For details, visit www.poisedforsuccess.org or e-mail info@poisedforsuccess.org.

• Glenbard West High School will present the drama "The Kentucky Cycle" at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday at the high school, 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn. The show is not recommended for children 12 and younger. Reserved seating costs $6. For details, call (630) 469-8600.

• Stageworks will present Stephen Sondheim's musical farce "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at 8 p.m. today through Saturday at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. There will be a post-show discussion following the Friday performance. Tickets cost $16, $15 for seniors, COD students and children 17 and younger. For details, call (630) 942-4000 or visit www.cod.edu/artscntr.

• The Elmhurst Artists' Guild exhibit "The Art of KC Barnes" runs through Friday at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave. Regular museum admission costs $4, $3 for seniors, $2 for students and free for children 11 and younger. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Sundays. For details, call Frank Tumino at (847) 885-1643.

• Students will perform Disney's "Aladdin" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Indian Trail Junior High School, 222 N. Kennedy Drive, Addison. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. For details, call Alicia Smorynski at (630) 458-2546.

• The GreenMan Theatre Troupe will perform the comedy "The Underpants" by Steve Martin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 18-May 4, at the Elmhurst Masonic Lodge, 103 Arthur St., Elmhurst. Tickets cost $15. For details, call (630) 464-2646 or visit www.greenmantheatre.com.

• Wheaton College's Arena Theater will present "The Illusion" at 8 p.m. Friday through April 26 in Jenks Hall, 433 N. Howard St., Wheaton. Tickets cost $8 for weeknight and matinee performances, $10 for Friday or Saturday night shows. For details, call (630) 752-5800.

• Wheaton College's Artist Series will present performances of Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Edman Memorial Chapel, Washington and Franklin streets, Wheaton. The concert will honor the memory of the five Northern Illinois University students killed in the Feb. 14 campus shooting. The concert will include a 400-voice choir and a more than 100-member orchestra directed by John Nelson, as well as tenor soloist John Tessier. Tickets cost $31 to $48. Discounts are available for seniors 60 and older and students. For details, call (630) 752-5010.

• "AIDS - Step into Africa," a free, interactive exhibit, will be on display at Wheaton Academy, 900 Prince Crossing Road, West Chicago. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. For details, call (630) 562-7533.

• The third annual Wildcats Sticks and Stones Classic lacrosse tournament will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at West Chicago Middle School, 238 E. Hazel. Eighteen teams will compete at the junior varsity and varsity levels. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.


• Four local authors will participate in this month's Tea Time Talk from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. Judy Biggins, Francesca Irion, Cathy Siegerdt and Christ Smith collaborated on a new book about Elmhurst's history. Admission is free, but donations for refreshments will be accepted. For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit www.elmhurst.org/elmhurst/museum.

• Medinah Intermediate and Primary Schools' annual art show will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Medinah Intermediate, 7N330 Medinah Road. The show will feature works by students in kindergarten through fifth grade, all based on the theme "Heart and Hand: Together We Can Keep Illinois Rivers and Streams Clean." For information, call Medinah Primary School at (630) 529-9788 or Medinah Intermediate School at (630) 529-6105.

• Midwestern University's Health Professions Career Day will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today on the school's campus, 555 31st St., Downers Grove. Prospective students will have a chance to meet Midwestern faculty and staff, take a campus tour and learn about the school's degree programs in medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, occupational therapy, physical therapy, biomedical science and clinical psychology. Reservations are required. For details, call (630) 515-7200 or visit www.midwestern.edu/events/dgprofessionsday.asp.

• The Center for History will present "An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln" at 7 p.m. today at the Center for History, 315 W. Front St., second floor, Wheaton. Actors will portray Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln and discuss their lives in Springfield and in Washington, D.C. Admission costs $7.50, free for children 8 and younger and members. Reservations are required. For details, call (630) 871-6601.


• Sidekicks Square Dance Club's '50s dance will be Friday at the Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave., Villa Park. Al and Jane Krol will cue rounds at 8 p.m. and Mike Richard will call squares at 8:30 p.m. A banner will be available. For details, call (630) 627-2437 or (630) 271-0313.

• The Glen Ellyn Lions Club's annual spaghetti dinner will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn. Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased from any Glen Ellyn Lions Club member, at the door or at Paul's Shoe Service, 486 N. Main St. The event also will include raffles. Proceeds will benefit Lions charities.

• The Wood Dale Chamber of Commerce's third annual wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Salt Creek Golf Club, 701 W. Thorndale, Wood Dale. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 for seniors. Proceeds will benefit the chamber's scholarship program and the Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry. For details, call (630) 595-0505, visit www.wooddalechamber.com or e-mail info@wooddalechamber.com.

• The Wheaton North High School jazz band's third annual swing dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the school, 701 W. Thomas Road. Free swing dance lessons with professional dancers start at 5:45 p.m. Semi-formal attire is required. Tickets cost $10, $8 for seniors and $6 for students ages 12 to 19. For details, call Judi Gonzalez at (630) 682-8619.


• Create a gem tree from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. In honor of Earth Day, Bill and Lois Zima of the Des Plaines Valley Geological Society will teach visitors 10 and older how to make a small tree using gemstones and wire. The cost is $12, which includes all materials. Reservations are required. For details, call (630) 833-1616 or visit www.lizzadromuseum.org.

• The film "Living Waters: The Passionate Story of Christ" will be premiered at 7 p.m. Saturday at Community Presbyterian Church, 1111 E. Madison St., Lombard. A panel discussion follows the screening. Admission is free. DVDs of the film will be sold during the event for $20. For details, call (630) 627-0306 or visit www.cpclombard.org.

• The Butterfield Park District's ballroom dance night will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Recreation and Aquatic Center, 21W730 Butterfield Road, Lombard. The event is for adults 18 and older. Admission costs $10. For details, call (630) 858-2229 or visit www.butterfieldpd.com.

• Reboot, a consumer electronics recycling event, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at MacSpecialist, 234 W. Roosevelt Road, Villa Park. Participants will receive a discount coupon valid on in-store purchases Saturday. The event also will include speakers from The Conservation Foundation of DuPage County and Apple; a chance for customers to make charitable donations to environmental causes; food from Sweet Baby Ray's restaurant and a live broadcast by Q101 from noon to 2 p.m. For details or a list of what will be accepted for recycling, visit www.macspecialist.com or call (630) 858-0000.

• The National Civil War Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. The featured guest is Rafael Eledge from PBS' "Antiques Roadshow." Admission costs $9, free for kids 16 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Admission for early buyers at 8 a.m. costs $25. Parking is free. For details, call (715) 526-9769.

• The Roselle History Museum's 19th Historical Evening will be Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Family Life Center, 405 S. Rush St., Roselle. A wine-and-cheese reception starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by "The Underground Railroad" by storyteller Terry Lynch at 8 p.m. After the program, homemade desserts will be served and local author Jill Gross will be signing her books. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door, free for children 12 and younger. Advance tickets are available at Roselle Village Hall and at the museum's coach house, 39 E. Elm St. For details, call the museum at (630) 351-5300.

• The Wheaton Recyling Extravaganza will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Liberty street and Carlton Drive. Acceptable items include books, scrap metal, appliances, torn or faded American Flags, eyeglasses, hearing aids, gym shoes, cell phones, lawn mowers, gardening and home repair tools, bicycles and some batteries. For details, call (630) 545-9710.

• Electronics will be accepted for recycling from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sims Recycling Solutions, 1600 Harvester Road, West Chicago. Appropriate items include landline phones, personal computer equipment, fax machines, scanners, speakers, television sets, DVD players and game systems. For details, call (630) 231-6060.

• Boy Scout Troop 99's 15th annual spaghetti dinner will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Resurrection Church, Route 59 and Army Trail Road, Wayne. Tickets cost $6, $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and younger. For details, call (630) 513-7916.

• The Theosophical Society's Open Mic Soiree will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Theosophical Society, 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton. Musicians, poets, comedians and performance artists are invited to share their talents. Admission is $3. For details, call (630) 668-1571, ext. 304.


• Spring Brook Nature Center's annual March for Parks will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the nature center, 130 Forest Ave., Itasca. Participants may take a staff-guided hike or walk at their own pace around the nature center's trails. Leashed pets are welcome. Admission is free, but walkers may collect pledges. Proceeds will help restore natural areas at Spring Brook. All hikers will receive a free water bottle. Anyone who raises $20 or more in pledges will receive a T-shirt. For details or a pledge sheet, call (630) 773-5572 or visit www.itasca.com/sbnc.

• The Lombard Historical Society will have a silent auction to sell the last 10 copies of "Footsteps on the Tall Grass Prairie" by Lillian Budd from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, 110 W. Maple St., Lombard. The Lombard history tome was published in 1976. There currently are no plans for a second edition of the book. Bids will be taken both in person and by phone. For details, call (630) 629-1885 or visit www.lombardhistory.org.

• Celebrate Earth Day from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Graue Mill and Museum, 3800 York Road, Oak Brook. The event will include gardening programs, children's activities and more. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 920-9721 or visit www.grauemill.org.

• The Singing Men of Oak Brook's annual spring concert, "Hearts, Hands and Voices" will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church of Oak Brook, York Road and 31st Street. Special guest performers include piano duo Stephen Nielson and Ovid Young, the Christ Church Heritage Singers women's ensemble and organist Devon Hollingsworth. Proceeds will benefit the Singing Men of Oak Brook's music ministry. To reserve tickets, call (630) 968-6468.

• The Battlefield Balladeers will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park. The duo plays music from the Civil War era. For details, call (630) 529-1641 or visit www.roselle.lib.il.us.

• The Older Adult Institute's next Big Band Dance will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at College of DuPage, Building K, West Commons, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Admission costs $6 at the door. The event is open to both singles and couples of all ages. For details, Call (630) 942-2700.


• In honor of Loyola University's current exhibit of Andy Warhol's "Silver Clouds," Martin Lawrence Galleries at Oakbrook Center is holding an exhibit of work by the pop art icon. Martin Lawrence Galleries is the largest holder of Warhol prints in the United States, many of which only may be purchased there. The "Silver Clouds" exhibit, as well as five of his print portfolios and an exhibit of photos of Warhol by photojournalist Nat Finkelstein, will be on display through April 27 at the Loyola University Chicago Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave. For details, call (630) 954-3033 or visit www.martinlawrence.com.

• Art work by senior art majors from Wheaton College will be on display through May 1 in the college's Adams Hall Gallery, 500 College Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 752-5050.

• The Riverfront Playhouse will present "Closer" at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 10 at the theater, 11-13 S. Water St., Aurora. Tickets cost $15, $12 for students and seniors. For details, call the box office at (630) 897-9496 or visit www.riverfrontplayhouse.com

• "Face-to-Face: Warner Sallman's Images of Christ" will be on display through May 15 at the Billy Graham Center Museum at Wheaton College, 500 College Ave. The exhibit includes Sallman's best-known work, "Head of Christ," as well as other oil paintings, sketches and chalks. Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission costs $4, $3 for seniors and students, $1 for children, $10 for a family pass. For details, call (630) 752-5909 or visit www.billygrahamcenter.org/museum.

• "The Wizard of Oz" will be performed through May 17 at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets cost $9 and group discounts are available. For a show schedule, call (630) 530-0111 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

• The 16th annual Best of the Best Fine Art Exhibit will be on display through May 18 at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. The show includes work by several prominent local artists. The closing reception and awards ceremony will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 18. The show is sponsored by the Alliance of Fine Art, a not-for-profit professional association of local art guilds and leagues that aims to advance art education and provide opportunities to local artists. For information, visit www.allianceoffineart.com.

• "Going Places" will be on display through May 25 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The display covers the evolution of transportation from horse-and-carriage to the automobile. The museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is free. For details, call (630) 833-1457 or visit www.elmhurst.org/elmhurst/museum.

• A collection of stone sculptures by Illinois artist Walter Arnold will be on display through May 25 at the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. The exhibit includes gargoyles, pixies and architectural designs made from limestone and marble. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission costs $4, $3 for senior citizens, $2 for students and teens, $1 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children 6 and younger. Everyone is admitted free on Fridays. For details, call (630) 833-1616 or visit www.lizzadromuseum.org.