Escape the Heat: Lots To Do Indoors
There's always room for Elvis.
Enjoy everything Elmhurst has to offer this weekend. For more events, check out our calendar, and tell us what we missed in the comments.
1. BLUE HAWAII SPECTACULAR
Where/When: 5:30-11 p.m. Friday at Elmhurst American Legion, 310 W Butterfield Rd.
Why Go: Bob West's Tribute to Elvis also featuring The Halau Hula O Puanani Dancers, starring Shasta Puanani Hud. The post's world famous fish fry will be available for purchase. In addition to the standard menu, two specials will be available: BBQ Ribs and Hawaiian Chicken. Reservations recommended: Call 630-833-7800.
Cost: $10 donation for show.
2. USED BOOK SALE
Where/When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Conrad Fischer Elementary School, 888 N. Wilson St.
Why go: The Elmhurst American Association of University Women's super sale with thousands of used books that have been highly organized into over 30 categories, including a large children's section and a collector's area. Most items priced from 50 cents to $2. CDs, DVDs and casette tapes also are available. Proceeds are used to provide grants and scholarships for students at the local and national level.
3. BIRTHSTONE EXHIBIT
Where/When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
Why go: This exhibit features the traditional birthstone along with their alternates. Rough mineral specimens show the gems natural formation.
Cost: Regular museum admission $4; Friday's free.
4. SUMMER EXHIBITIONS
Where/When: 1-4 p.m. Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, at Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
Why Go: Humongous sculptures by Chicago artist Michael Rea; The Unsentimental Journey of Seymour Rosofsky, a retrospective of the prolific Chicago artist; Original Dirt, painterly quilts by Cincinnati artist Denise Burge; and Works on Paper: Selections from the Elmhurst College Collection.
Cost: Adults $7, free on Fridays.
5. WEST SUBURBAN SYMPHONY
Where/When: 8 p.m. Saturday at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.
Why Go: The West Suburban Symphony of Hinsdale will feature a "Salute to America" concert with Maestro Peter Lipari leading an inspirational musical tribute with NBC Chicago newsman Dick Johnson as narrator for Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait."