Take in a Play, Check Out Local Art or Sip Tea—Just Make Time for Fun This Weekend
Godspell is getting rave reviews, and you can get a lesson in the environment, line-dance the night away, swoon to Diva Montell and so much more.
Plenty of activities await this weekend in Elmhurst, and here are just a few. To see more, be sure to check out our events calendar. And, as always, if we missed anything, please let us know in the comments.
What/Where: York High School Drama Department presents "Godspell" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the York auditorium, 355 W. St. Charles Road. Stop in at the York High commons before the play on Friday at 6 p.m. and fill up on delectable delights from nine local pizza joints, a fund-raiser for the District 205 Foundation.
Why Go: If the reviews on Patch are any indication, this is a can't-miss production. Godspell is still the same story that emerged in the 1970s, retelling the parables of the Gospel of St. Matthew, but it's been updated with a backdrop of playful storytelling, dance and songs.
Cost: The play is $9 for adults, $7 for students; pizza fund-raiser is $10
What/Where: Elmhurst Artists' Guild Spring Members Show, artists reception 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, show through May 11 at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.
Why Go: Check out artists from Palatine, Oak Brook, Villa Park, Naperville, Elmhurst, Roselle and Woodridge
What/Where: Red Solo Cup Hoedown, 10 p.m. Friday at Fitz's Spare Keys, 119 N. York
Why Go: Come check out local country cover band Suburban Cowboys and dance the night away. Daisy Dukes contest for a $100 prize.
Cost: $5, but wear a cowboy hat, Daisy Dukes or show a college ID and get in for $3
What/Where: Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Mill Theatre parking lot, Park and Myrtle avenues
Why Go: Out with the old. Get rid of all your unwanted stuff by recycling it for others who can really use it. They'll take almost anything, including electronics.
What/Where: Women of Bethel annual Victorian Tea, 12:30 p.m., Bethel United Church of Christ, 315 E. St. Charles Road
Why Go: The event features a full-tea menu in an elegant setting followed by Jenny Riddle's presentation, in character, of “It’s the Journey—Not the Destination.”
What/Where: Rockin' Lock-in, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Wagner Community Center, 615 N. West Ave.
Why Go: This is for kids in third through sixth grade, but parents can certainly use the time to taken in dinner or a movie while their kids enjoy a DJ and dancing, games, dodgeball, open gymnastics, Wii, and pizza. And when you drop off your youngster, stop by the main desk and drop your business card, or just your name and email address, into the Patch drop box for a chance to win a $25 gift card good toward any Elmhurst Park District program.
Cost: $10 at the door
What/Where: Eco Elmhurst Family Day, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave.
Why Go: View Eco Elmhurst: Shaping the Future of Elmhurst, a display of local school eco-club projects depicting how a new generation is initiating positive environmental changes to save the planet. Meet Cool Cities leaders and the Elmhurst Park District Green Team. Participating schools will be recognized at 1:30 p.m., and children are invited to make a special eco-craft in the Education Center from 1-3 p.m.