Here's just a sampling of some of the things going on this weekend. In our events calendar, you'll also find art exhibits, runs, major fund-raisers for Immaculate Conception High School and Elmhurst Rotary, and even garage sales. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments. Do you have an event coming up? Post it in our calendar.
What/When: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryan Middle School, 111 W. Butterfield Road
Why go: Colorful set and costumes and a well-polished middle school cast bring to life this story of East meets West. Based on the novel, Anna and the King Of Siam by Margaret Landon, which was turned into a stage musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein and a 1956 film starring Yul Brynner.
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students.
What/When: Thornton Wilder's , 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday through May 6 at 232 S York St.
Why go: GreenMan Theatre Troupe is proud to present this story of wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder, who is in search of a second wife at the turn of the 20th century in Yonkers, N.Y. He acquires the matchmaking services of Dolly Levi, who arranges a match for Horace, but then decide she would be the ideal match. Harold LeBoyer plays Horace, and Dolly is played by Mary Pavia.
Cost: $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors
What/When: , 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at , 186 S. West Ave.
Why go: Jerry and Estella Hayes of “The Biggest Loser” will be there from 10 to 11 a.m., and Courts Plus nutritional counselors will be on hand to answer your diet-related questions. Enjoy chair massages, Kids Plus activities and a raffle for a free joining fee.
What/When: at Timothy Christian School, 188 W. Butterfield Road, 10 a.m. Saturday
Why go: The young and the young at heart are invited to help Timothy Christian celebrate 100 years with a performance by 2011 Grammy nominated children’s singer Justin Roberts, known as the Paul McCartney of kids music.
What/When: grand opening, 10 a.m. Saturday at 105 N. Maple Ave.
Why go: School of Rock's newest location is opening in Elmhurst. Take a tour or a free trial lesson, special promotions on programs and summer camps, live music, hourly giveaways and a raffle to win a free summer camp session.
What/When:, 2 p.m. Saturday at , 149 W. Brush Hill Road
Why go: All styles of music performed by very talented performers coming together to create a spring afternoon to remember.
What/When: , 7 to 11 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, 535 S. York
Why go: Keeping the Blues Alive supports The Blues Kids Foundation (www.blueskids.com), an artist in residency music program, and will feature several local blues bands, including a Churchville Middle School band known as Traxx.
Cost: $30 for adults, $15 for kids
What/When: , 3 p.m Sunday at Hammerschmidt Chapel, Elmhurst College, 190 S. Prospect Ave.
Why go: Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra perform rapturous music of spiritual love. A full professional orchestra and soloists join ECU for inspiring works by Arvo Part, Wagner and Bruckner, under the direction of James MacDonald.
Cost: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for students