Good day, Patch readers! Here's a look at a few things going on this week in Elmhurst. As always, please let us know what else is happening in the comments.
Monday, Aug. 19
Hamburger Heaven turns 65, and you can get those delicious double-decker burgers—and anything else on the menu—for half price all day Monday. Read a little more about Hamburger Heaven and the anniversary deal here.
Elmhurst City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 209 N. York Street. The regular meeting will open as a public hearing on the Howard Avenue special service area (for the creation of sidewalks). Following the public hearing, aldermen will vote to approve bid results, storm sewer work, multiple public events and more. A discussion of the five-year capital budget also will be included. See more details about the meeting on BoardDocs.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
New at Elmhurst Art Museum, more than 60 artists are exhibiting their latest works in the Summer Member Show, running through Sept. 6 at the museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave. For example, EAG member Terry Johnson is exhibiting his colorful acrylic painting, "It's Still Rock 'N' Roll to Me (Side B)," and Jim Dahle's entry, "Don't Leave Thirsty," is an oil painting with mixed media, featuring zebras in duplication. Both artists are from Elmhurst. The works in this show are equal to that found in many commercial galleries, and many are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefits the Guild and the Elmhurst Art Museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, free for children under 5.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Wilder Mansion Culinary Series continues with the theme "Islands of Greece," from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Wilder Mansion. Café Amano Chef Marco Conte will walk participants through the process of creating a five-course meal. Attendees are provided recipes and tips on Conte’s culinary technique. The fee for the meal with soft drinks is $55 for residents, $65 for nonresidents. With a wine package, the fee is $70 and $80. Call (630) 993-8186.
Wednesday Night Sunset Walks to explore different eco systems at Eldridge Park, 363 Commonwealth Lane, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 18. The walks are led by Elmhurst Park District's environmental education staff. Join them for a relaxing evening and learn about the most diverse park in Elmhurst. Eldridge Nature center will be open in case of rain, and staff will be on hand to lead indoor activities. Admission is free. For more information, call (630) 993-8900.
Thursday, Aug. 22
Time is running out to catch "Shutter to Think: The Rock & Roll Lens of Paul Natkin," at Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. Natkin is widely considered to be one of Chicago’s most accomplished music photographers. Starting in the early 1970s, Natkin traveled the world documenting signature moments of drama, excitement and excess that propelled rock’s tumultuous history. Learn the stories behind many of Natkin’s photos of rock icons, including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Pearl Jam, The Who and more. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, but hurry. The show ends Sunday, Aug. 25.
Friday, Aug. 23
Elmhurst American Legion members invite everyone to their Friday Night Fish Fry from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with live entertainment at 8:30 p.m. For reservations, call (630) 833-7800. The American Legion is located at 310 W. Butterfield Road.
Watch the Chicago Bears' preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at 9 p.m. at any of a number of excellent bars in Elmhurst, including: