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May 26, 2013


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Des Plaines Community Garage Sale: Sunday, May 26, households in ZIP code 60018, Des Plaines. Prudential Starck Realtors, located on the corner of Golf and Elmhurst roads, has compiled a map of garage sale addresses. Shoppers may visit or contact Prudential Starck Realtors, (847) 255-3900, for a map of garage sale locations.

26th Fine Arts Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 26, Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, Schaumburg Road and Summit Drive, Schaumburg. Prairie Arts Festival features more than 130 fine artists displaying ceramics, fiber arts, glass, graphics, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, pottery and sculpture. A special event, the Prairie Plein Air Competition and Show, will present works depicting scenes within Schaumburg's borders created by artists during the weeks leading up to the festival in the Prairie Center lobby during the Memorial Day festival and through June 30. Live entertainment, children's activity tent, restaurant vendors, more. Free. Call (847) 895-3600.

Barrington Art Festival: 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26, downtown Barrington, Cook and Station streets. Open to the public, the Barrington Art Festival offers the work of 130 juried artists from around the world in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors and wood. Young artists shine in the Youth Art Division of the festival which showcases the work of artists ages 18 and under. Includes live music, food and art activities for kids. (847) 926-4300 or

Rainbow Falls Waterpark: Opens 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, 200 Rev. Morrison Blvd., Elk Grove Village. (847) 228-2860 or

Dash to Cure Diabetes: Sunday, May 26, Barrington. Features a four-mile trail run on the prairie path between Citizen's Park and Cuba Marsh, a 5K walk through the streets of Barrington, and Junior Dashes for children. The events begin at 8 a.m. For information,

Library Pub Quiz: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, Kilcoyne's Redwood Inn, 342 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Free. Join the library's friendly staff at Kilcoyne's Redwood Inn for a pub quiz. Test your knowledge with trivia questions from pop culture to current events. Come by yourself or bring your own team. Registration not required.

Progressive Community Bingo: Every Tuesday, Chevy Chase Country Club, 100 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Doors open 6 p.m.; games begins at 7 p.m. (847) 943-9721.

'Stella & Lou': 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. On a quiet night at Lou's bar, two kindred spirits seek solace as they navigate changing times and relationships past. From the author of The Outgoing Tide comes an intimate exploration of friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time. $25- 57. (847) 673-6300 or

Movie 'Wreck-it-Ralph': 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. "Wreck- it-Ralph," 2012, PG, 100 minutes. Animated story about Ralph, the bad guy in a video game. In a bold move, he embarks on an action- packed adventure to prove that he is a true hero with a big heart. For information, or (847) 985-400.

MPPL Foundation Concert: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect. BG Singers Encore! sing selections from their 20th anniversary show, "Platinum." The show will feature songs that were voted as favorites from the past 20 years by BG Singers and their audiences. Registration required. To register, visit, call (847) 253- 5675, or stop by the library.

Cruise Nights in Barrington: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays May 30 through Aug. 29, Harris Bank parking lot, on South Cook Street, just south of Lake-Cook Road, downtown Barrington. Each week there will be food and ice cream vendors, fantastic prizes and entertainment by Bob Roig of Priceless Parties. May 30 is Chevy Night. (847) 304-3400.

Rose Festival: 6-11 p.m. Thursday, May 30; 6-midnight Friday, May 31; noon-midnight Saturday, June 1; noon-10 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Roselle Metra Station, Maple Ave. and Irving Park Road, Roselle. The 19th annual Run for the Roses 5K starts at 8 a.m. Sunday at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 W. Mawr Ave., followed by the youth run at 9 a.m. Rose Parade steps off at 2 p.m. Sunday on Roselle Road at Devon Ave. Carnival specials: $20 wristband all-you-can-ride from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit

Cruise Night: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 30, Streamwood Chamber of Commerce, 22 W. Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood. Streamwood Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill present, "Cruise Night: Gear-up 2013." All makes welcome: Muscle cars, classics Corvettes, hot rods, Foreign. Free to car owners and viewers. Visit or (630) 837-5200.

Thursday Concert Series: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, Performing Arts Center, Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Building R, Palatine. Free. Come out to hear the Harper music students perform. Visit or (847) 925-6000.

The Improv Comedy Showcase and Restaurant: Comedy show times at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Fridays; 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 p.m. Sundays, 5 Woodfield Road, In Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. Improv comedy club also features restaurant with dinner menu and full bar. Call (847) 240-2001 or visit

Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows: 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 30, Meadows Christian Fellowship, 2401 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows. Free Cruise Night in Rolling Meadows includes entertainment. Food and drinks available. For details call Laura (847) 255-8764.

Laugh Out Loud Theater: 7:30 (all ages) and 9:30 p.m.(adults) Fridays and Saturdays, 601 N. Martingale Road, Suite 171, Schaumburg. Comedy shows at $12-$18. Improvisational comedy in the style of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" $12-$18. (847) 240-0386 or

Schaumburg Boomers Baseball: 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31; 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1; 4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Schaumburg Boomers take on the Evansville Otters. For tickets, (847) 461-3695.

Slaughter vs. Blizzard: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $10-35. The Chicago Slaughter is an American professional football team. For tickets, or (847) 649-2222.

Bluesmobile Cruise Nights Car Show: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 28, Mount Prospect Metra lot, downtown Mount Prospect. Classic car show, come and view the "coolest" cars around. Themed nights each week. Visit

Brotherhood of Harmony: 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 1, Chandler's Chop House, 401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. The Brotherhood of Harmony Men's a cappella Chorus will present its summer show, "Fun, Food and Music." Tickets are $22, and include hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. For tickets, contact Al Anderson (847) 985-9127.

Movie 'Hannah's Law': 2 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 1, Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. "Hannah's Law," 2012, NR (made for TV), 87 minutes. Starring Billy Zane, Ryan Kennedy and Sara Canning. Hannah keeps the law in Dodge City with the help of young Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Stagecoach Mary. For information or (847) 985-4000.

Kiwanis Club of Streamwood Shopping Faire and Bake Sale: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jun. 1, Clare Oaks, 825 Carillion Drive, Bartlett. Annual spring Shopping Faire and Bake Sale features over 30 vendors including Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Rodan and Fields, Stella and Dot, Discovery Toys and more.

'Scaring the Normals': Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 16, Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. A neurotic psychologist is forced to teach his cad brother how to empathize with other people, "so the brother can pick up chicks." But along the way, the psychologist is forced to practice what he preaches when the lady in question falls for him instead. "Scaring the Normals" is a witty comedy of mistaken identity and finding oneself. $12-$20. For tickets and performance times visit or call (847) 202-5222.

'South Pacific': Runs through June 2, Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, the original 1949 Broadway production won 10 Tony Awards. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Free parking. For performance schedule and tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at (847) 634-0200. Visit for information.

'Five Course Love': Runs through June 16, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights. Book, music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, directed by Krista Hansen. Drop in on a blind date at a Texas BBQ joint, a mob wife's secret rendezvous at an Italian bistro, a risque evening at the schnitzel house, an all out duel to win the lovely Rosalinda at a Spanish cantina, and one waitress' wish for love at a roadside diner. With different musical styles for each restaurant, and hilarious vignettes that remind us of what love is all about. Rated PG-13. $28-$44. or (847) 577-2121.

Northwest Cultural Council Corporate Gallery Exhibitions: Runs through July 1 at Buehler YMCA, 1400 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine; Northwest Community Hospital Wellness Center, 900 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights; Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows; Greater Woodfield Chicago NW Convention Bureau, 1375 E. Woodfield Road Suite 120, Schaumburg; Fremont Public Library, 1170 Midlothian Road, Mundelein; Arlington Green Executive Center, 2101 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights; Kraft- Thomson Allstate Agency 9 N. Vail St., Arlington Heights. All art is for sale. For information, (847) 991-7966 or email

'Folks with Spokes': Opens Friday, March 8 and runs through Aug. 31, Elk Grove Historical Museum, 399 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village. Pedal your way through the Elk Grove Historical Museum's newest interactive exhibit "Folks with Spokes." The history of bicycling in Elk Grove includes several historical artifacts, an opportunity to decorate wheel spokes, a chance to experience a ride through Busse Woods, and much more. Admission is free. Exhibit hours through May are 2:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Hours for June through August are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. Sponsored by the Elk Grove Village CycleSport with services provided by the Friends of Cycling. For information on discount bicycling scout workshops and community programs, call (847) 439-3994 or visit

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