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WHERE: 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn
WHEN: Thursdays through various Sundays until April 20
COST AND INFO: $18 to $30;, 708-795-6704
ABOUT: The world premiere of "Good Enough" is written and performed by Julie Ganey (shown), with Donna Miller on cello. "Our audiences adore Julie Ganey, who had a hit at 16th Street in 2012 with her 'Love Thy Neighbor … till it hurts,'" Artistic Director Ann Filmer stated. "She is a gifted and hilarious storyteller.
16TH STREET THEATER'S 'GOOD ENOUGH' WHERE: 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th St., Berwyn WHEN: Thursdays through various Sundays until April 20 COST AND INFO: $18 to $30;, 708-795-6704 ABOUT: The world premiere of "Good Enough" is written and performed by Julie Ganey (shown), with Donna Miller on cello. "Our audiences adore Julie Ganey, who had a hit at 16th Street in 2012 with her 'Love Thy Neighbor … till it hurts,'" Artistic Director Ann Filmer stated. "She is a gifted and hilarious storyteller.


WESTMONT PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS "STEEL MAGNOLIAS": 7 p.m. March 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. March 24, The Commons, 117 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Step into Truvy's beauty salon in Louisiana, where six women bond over life, love and mortality. Cost: $12, $10 for seniors and children. Information:;

"DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES" PRESENTED BY LOMBARD GARDEN CLUB: 12:30 p.m., Lombard Community Building, 433 E. St. Charles Road. Information:

GNOME HUNT: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in March, The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Animals may be hibernating, but the Children’s Garden still has gnomes. Cost: Free with paid admission. Information:

RIVERSIDE TOWNSHIP RADIO PLAYERS PERFORMANCE: 7:30 p.m., Riverside Township Hall auditorium, 27 Riverside Road. The troupe will present two programs, one featuring the Lone Ranger in “The Osage Bank Robbery” and an episode of "My Favorite Husband" titled "April Fool's Day.” Cost: Free. Information:

KASHMIR IN LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE: 9 p.m., Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $10. Information:

WHEATON DRAMA'S "MURDERED TO DEATH": March 22 to April 14, Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton. It's a spoof of Agatha Christie-type whodunits, featuring Midwestern actors led by a genuine British director. Curtain is at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $16 to $19. Information: 630-260-1820,

ERIC LAMBERT: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove. He mixes feel-good Americana with bluegrass, blues, rock and soul. Cost: $10. Information:, 630-969-9720.

ST. LOUISE PLAYERS PRESENTING "CRAZY FOR YOU": 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. March 24 and 31, St. Louise de Marillac Parish Center, 1125 Harrison Ave., La Grange Park. The parish-based community theater group returns with a zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy featuring a Gershwin score. Cost: $5 to $13. Information:

THE LEGENDARY VOCALS OF TAKE 6: 7:30 p.m., McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Its members heralded by Quincy Jones as the "baddest vocal cats on the planet," the group is the most awarded in history. Cost: $55 to $67; $30 extra for VIP Suite Service. Information:, 630-942-4000.

THE BIG LAGNIAPPE, INFLUENCED BY NEW ORLEANS ROOTS MUSIC: 9 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Cost: $10. Information:, 708-788-2118.

"MAMMA MIA!" MUSICAL: 8 p.m., Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The show uses the hit songs of ABBA to tell a comic and touching story of marriage, family and finding where you belong. Show runs Wednesdays to Sundays until April 14. Information:

DRURY LANE THEATRE PRESENTS "YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN": daytime curtain various days of the week through June 15, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Information:

WHEATON COLLEGE'S CONCERT CHOIR PERFORMING THE DURUFLE REQUIEM: 7:30 p.m., College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton. The program will include Duruflé's masterwork with organ, as well as two world premieres by Wheaton College composers, both reflections on Augustine's "Confessions." Tickets are available only at the door. Cost: $10, $5 for seniors age 60 and older, and free to all students. Information: Conservatory of Music at 630-752-5099,

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO: 7 p.m., 123 Main St., West Chicago. Weekly bingo, raffles and pull tabs on Fridays for ages 18 and older. Proceeds help veterans and the community. Check out additional dates. Information:

ARTIST JELENA BERENC'S EXHIBIT CALLED "HUMANITY": Through April 13, Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. The exhibit will be closed from March 25 to 31 for spring recess. Cost: Free. Information:


ESCONI GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24, DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Cost: Free. Information:

DINO DISCOVERIES: 2 p.m., Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Children become dinosaur detectives with Paleontologist Illinois Bone. Fossils and props are used to create an awareness of dinosaur characteristics. They will see live animals and how they are related to dinosaurs. The program is open to people age 4 to adult, and reservations are recommended. Cost: $5. Information: 630-833-1616,

PILOBOLUS PERFORMING SHADOWLAND, THE NEW ADVENTURE: 7:30 p.m., McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Famed contemporary dance company Pilobolus brings the sequel to its most popular show. The Chicago area premiere uses mixed media to tell a love story about two people and their quixotic quest to save an imaginary bird. Dancers employ animation, video and shadow-theater. Cost: $55 to $65. Information:

"THE LADY AND THE LOCKET – THE LOVES OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH": 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. Actress Maria Bakalis presents an original one-woman show about the loves of the infamous John Wilkes Booth. Learn about the women in his complicated life. He was a well-known, successful actor from a well-to- do family in Maryland, who just weeks before the assassination of Lincoln became engaged to the daughter of a U.S. senator. Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for GEHS members, and $5 for students age 18 and younger. Information: 630-469-1867,, with tickets also available at the door.

SHOWER OF CRAFTS – A CRAFT AND ART FAIR AT COD: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24, College of DuPage Athletic Arena, northwest corner of College Road and Park Boulevard, Glen Ellyn. It features almost 200 booths of handmade jewelry, decor, garden art, kids items, furniture and more. Strollers are welcome. Cost: $5, free for youth 16 and younger. Information:

ROCK THE NIGHT AWAY WITH THE TWISTERS BAND: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Villa Park VFW Post 2801, 39 E. St. Charles Road. Information: 630-834-8191.


"APOLLO 11 – ONE GIANT LEAP": 3 p.m., Maple Street Chapel, 220 S. Main St., Lombard. Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing July 20, 1969, historian Terry Lynch will appear in character as Neil Armstrong and recount the lead-up to the Apollo 11 mission. Cost: $15. Information:

SALT CREEK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church of La Grange, 100 W. Cossitt Ave. Under the direction of Timothy Semanik, the orchestra will perform Beethoven's "Coriolan Overture" and his Fourth Symphony. Flute soloist Kyle Dzapo will play "Renaissance Concerto" by Lukas Foss. Cost: $10 to $15. Information:

AUDITIONS FOR "LUNA GALE" BY REBECCA GILMAN: 1 p.m., Village Theatre Guild, 2S720 Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn. Performance dates are weekends from May 24 to June 15. There are unpaid roles for four women ages 19 to 60, and three men ages 19 to 50s. Information:, Director Lynn Walsh at 847-997-4388, or Producer Sue Keenan at


FIRST FOLIO PRESENTING "THE FIRESTORM": March 27 to April 28, First Folio Theatre at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Gaby and Patrick, an interracial political power couple hot on the campaign trail, are thrust into the center of a media frenzy when a racially charged incident from Patrick’s past surfaces. As the pressure intensifies, the politics become explosively personal and the foundation of their seemingly picture-perfect marriage begins to fracture. Previews are offered March 27 to 29. Information:

WHEATON COLLEGE JAZZ COMBO: 7:30 p.m., Wheaton College's Armerding Center for Music and the Arts' 132 recital hall, 520 E. Kenilworth Ave. Tickets are available only at the door. Cost: $10. Information:


LIVING HISTORY – GEORGIA O’'KEEFFE: 7 p.m., Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St. Leslie Goddard portrays legendary artist and modernist Georgia O’'Keeffe. She discusses her intense closeness to flowers, nature and the landscape around her homes in New Mexico. It's co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton. Information:

MOLLY PAGE'S "100 THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO BEFORE YOU DIE": 7 p.m., Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road. Soaring skyscrapers, deep-dish pizza and improv comedy may be what the city is best known for, but are only the beginning of Chicago’s story. Cost: Free. Information:


PAT MCLAUGHLIN BAND: 8 p.m., FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. McLaughlin, one of Nashville's most revered songwriters, will be joined by his band featuring Kenny Greenberg, Michael Rhodes and Greg Morrow; also appearing will be The Bono Bros Band. Cost: $20. Information:, 708-788-2118.

MATT WATROBA: 8:15 p.m., Two Way Street Coffee House, 1047 Curtiss St, Downers Grove. Many know Watroba as the voice of folk music in Michigan for his work with WDET-Detroit Public Radio. Cost: $10. Information:

"TWELVE ANGRY JURORS" BY GALAXY THEATER COMPANY: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 to April 6, in its new location at First Congregational Church of La Grange, 50 E. Cossitt Ave. Cost: $10 to $15. Information:

POP CULTURE SHOW BY ZURKO'S MIDWEST PROMOTIONS: March 29 to 31, DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester Road, Wheaton. The event will cover such categories as slot machines, arcade games, cash registers, antiques, movie posters, neon, juke boxes, soda machines, signs, comics, toys, phone booths, scales, breweriana, circus, pedal cars, barbershop, cars and country store items. Early buyers' access is offered from noon to 6 p.m. March 29 for $50. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31. Cost: $7 good for both weekend days, and free for children age 12 and younger. Information: 715-526-9769,

PETRA VAN NUIS AND ANDY BROWN, A VOICE AND GUITAR DUO: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Information:, 630-472-0600.

NATIONAL TRAVELING EXHIBIT OF POLITICAL POSTERS: March 29 to April 28, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. The museum will host "Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012." Cost: Free. Information:, 630-833-1457.


LUNAFEST FEATURING SHORT FILMS BY WOMEN AS A BENEFIT FOR WHEATON-GLEN ELLYN AAUW'S SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT: 5 to 8:30 p.m. March 30, Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Ave., suite 131, Naperville. There will be food, drinks and raffles. Cost: $30. Information: Tickets at or online at, or

ALL AROUND THE HOUSE QUILT SHOW: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 and 31, Fischer Farm, 16W680 Grand Ave., Bensenville. Quilts of all sizes, colors and ages will be on display. The barn will be full of sewing items for sale. Appointments are offered with Sherry Branson, A.Q.S. certified appraiser, at 815-712-1963. To display a quilt in the annual show, contact Jonathan at 630-834-3152 or Cost: $4 for people ages 18 and older, $1 for youth ages 5 to 17, payable at the door. Information:

"EMMETT TILL – THE SPARK OF THE MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT": 2 p.m., Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. Historian Mike Small will discuss Till's murder and its role in driving the modern civil rights movement. Guest speakers are both Mike and Tina Small, who were close to Emmett Till's mother. Cost: Free. Information: 630-469-1867,


ANNUAL SENIOR EXPO: Noon to 4 p.m., Homeland Security Education Center's room 1022 on the College of DuPage campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. COD Continuing Education will host “Wisdom, Wonder and Wellness.” Registration is encouraged, but not required. Cost: Free. Information: 630-942-2208,

CELTIC, FOLK AND WORLD MUSIC CONCERT WITH FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT: 2 p.m., Lisle Library, 777 Front St. Playing dozens of instruments are Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from California, performing everything from sitar in Indian ragas to medieval melodies. Cost: Free. Information: 630-971-1675,

HISTORY PROGRAM RECREATING LINCOLN VS. DOUGLAS DEBATES: 2 p.m., Elmhurst City Council Chambers, 209 N. York St. Political gladiators Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by George Buss) and Stephen Douglas (Tim Connors) meet again in a program by the Elmhurst History Museum. Registration is required. Cost: $5 for nonmembers. Information:, 630-530-6879, 630-833-1457.


HISTORIAN AND ACTOR TIM WILSEY WILL PRESENT "REMEMBERING WALT DISNEY": 1 p.m. April 2, Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St. Guests are welcome at this Woman's Club program. Information: Reservations requested at 630-469-4516.


SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FILM SERIES UNDERWAY: 7 p.m., College of DuPage's Health and Science Center, room 1234, on the campus at 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn. All screenings will begin at 7 p.m. in the same room and are open to the public. Discussion will follow. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early for additional information on the environmental topic addressed in the film and to connect with local community organizations on ways to tackle the issues raised. "Plastic China" will be shown April 8; and "Racing Extinction," April 22. Cost: Free. Information:

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