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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Chicago Women's Caucus for Art Invitational Show

    November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017

    Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.

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  2. Alex Chitty: They will bloom without you

    December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018

    The Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty created an exhibit for the McCormick House, only one of three single-family homes designed by Mies van der Rohe.

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  3. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    December 1, 2017, All Day

    Experience the latest enhancements to this interactive journey through Elmhurst history. New photos have been added to the engaging tabletop map, highlighted in the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Museum Marvels” guide (July 2017). The latest History Spotlight currently features items from one of Elmhurst’s first businesses, the Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Quarry.

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  4. Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died

    December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

    Last call! Experience the interactive exhibit inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin chronicling Disco Demolition Night in 1979. Learn about the event through a timeline of the day, take a disco vs. rock quiz, view artifacts from Dahl’s personal collection, see a custom-made guitar on loan from Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, check out the jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition night, and more.

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  5. Elmhurst College: Annual Festival of Lessons & Carols

    December 1, 2017, All Day

    The Elmhurst College Festival of Lessons and Carols draws together the campus and community to open a joyful and spiritual season. This year’s celebration will take place on Friday, December 1, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, Elmhurst.edu/campusmap). The College will offer two performances, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., to accommodate the popularity of the event. The event is free and all are welcome. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is an Elmhurst College tradition that bridges the season of Advent and Christmastide. Held since 1961, the Festival consists of nine Scriptural readings that tell the story of the birth of the Messiah, interspersed with choral music. The Elmhurst College Concert Choir will perform time-honored songs to accompany each reading and set the holiday mood.

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  6. Special Exhibit "Smithsonian Gems"

    December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018

    American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  7. Jolly Old St. Nicholas Concert

    December 1, 2017, 6:30 PM

    Kick off the holiday season with the 4th annual celebration of Elmhurst’s German roots. Elmhurst’s authentic German choirs, Damenchor and Männerchor, will perform traditional German carols. Jolly Old St. Nick joins the festivities to share his legend and take photos with kids. Hot cocoa and cookies provided. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. Cash donations for the giving tree to support Yorkfield Food Pantry gratefully accepted. No registration required, all ages welcome.

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