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Set in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast in the chic Waldorf Astoria Chicago Hotel, Balsan is a market-driven, bistro showcasing, refined yet rustic fare with American sensibility.
Macello's, named one of Chicago's Best Pizza's by Chicago Magazine, serves rustic and oh-so-comforting cuisine from Puglia region. Steaks, chops and acclaimed pizzas with burrata come straight from an authentic wood-burning oven. Fresh, lovingly prepared pastas and risottos combine regional flavors with familiar favorites. The Beautiful urban dining room features exposed brick, high ceilings and warm woods.
Cumin restaurant: modern Nepalese and Indian cuisine, has taken on the task of bringing you the absolute best tastes of the Indian sub-continent as well as the Himalayas of Nepal. Located in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park they offer various services such as lunch buffet, dine-in, take-out, delivery and catering.
Stoney Point Grill
Live Video Gaming, Off-Track Betting, 5 Star Restaurant, Jukebox, 50 TVs (All Sports), official Blackhawks Bar, Party Room, Carry-Out, Family Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Full Service Bar.
Bye Bye Birdie
To conclude its 2015-2016 season, Drury Lane Theatre presents the classic All-American musical Bye Bye Birdie. It's the late 1950's, and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager Albert is going into debt and is banking on Conrad's success. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice to join the military. Albert stages a publicity stunt for Conrad to kiss one lucky fan on The Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the army. Fifteen-year-old Kim MacAfee from Sweet Apple, Ohio is selected. Conrad Birdie gets more than he bargained for when he arrives in the Midwestern town which is reeling with excitement for his visit.
The freshest fish, prepared using local and regional ingredients with a bold, attentive flavor in a Hawaiian state of mind.
Papa Joe's of Orland Park
Serving the Southwest Suburbs for 30 years, with fine Italian dishes, steaks, seafood, homemade pastas and award winning pizza. Catering, Carry-Out, Luncheons, Special Occasions.
Flat Top Grill-Oak Park
Flat Top Grill is a create-your-own stir-fry adventure. Choose from the freshest ingredients for create-your-own breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy appetizers, homemade desserts and our full bar. We accept reservations and welcome large groups. Gift certificates are available.
Zagat-rated No. 1 in 2008/2009;and 2009/2010. Authentic, award-winning Spanish tapas cuisine;Valet parking.
Francesca's Bryn Mawr
Delicious northern Italian fare, comfortable surroundings and friendly service. Menu rotates bi-weekly in order to offer fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Rhine Hall Distillery
In the heart of the Industrial District of Chicago, Charlie and Jenny Solberg, Father-daughter team opened a handcraft brandy distillery. Their Brandy Bar is open for tastings and cocktails on Thursdays & Saturdays, along with two scheduled tours on Saturday.
Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris' second restaurant downtown serves American fare utilizing local farmers and seasonal ingredients.
Opart Thai House Restaurant
Opart Thai House Restaurant has been serving the Chicago area for many years. Providing great traditional Thai cuisine with an extensive menu of many different kinds of dishes.
RM Champagne Salon
The nationally-revered nightlife visionaries of Element Collective created this opulent, accessibly elegant wine and Champagne salon. The lavish 1,500-square-foot space off Green St. is discreetly tucked-away at the foot of a secluded cobblestone alley. Sit among flowers, topiaries and tea lights in the 150-seat courtyard in this popular city hideaway.
Drawing Room at Le Passage
This Chicago restaurant is a jewel that also serves a chic culinary cocktail lounge where people can share their lives over sumptuous American Contemporary cuisine and classic cocktails.
Cere's Table serves contemporary American food with Italian, particularly Sicilian, influences. We use local, seasonal & sustainable products when possible.
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria was inspired by the authentic aroma, taste, and craft of pizza found on the streets and in the pizzerias in Naples. It is the intention that everything at Spacca Napoli is faithful to tradition, from the high quality of the food to the way it is served: The oven was built by third- and fourth-generation artisans from Napoli; the dough mixer also comes from Italy. The decor is reminiscent of classic Italian pizzerias, yet is contemporary and filled with light. Spacca Napoli strives to be a neighborhood place but it is also a destination for anyone who wants to taste genuine Neapolitan style pizza.
Park Forest Historical Society Archive
Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive. Documents, photographs, video, and newspapers on historic Park Forest, 1946. Some items are on the early history of the region. It is best to call ahead to speak to the archivist. Some information is available at the Park Forest Public Library.
GT Fish & Oyster
GT Fish & Oyster opened in March of 2011, and has helped redefine the American seafood restaurant. Michelin starred, and Food and Wines Best New Chef 2008, Giuseppe Tentori, has developed a menu that’s half-traditional, half modern, in an ever-changing small plates format.
Jin Thai Cuisine
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Edgewater, in Chicago, Jin Thai takes the authentic cuisine to another level. Stop into this award-winning restaurant and savor the bright colors and flavors of Southeast Asian dishes.
Lao Hunan is Chef Tony's Hu’s 5th restaurant in Chicago. It focuses on famous gourmet Hunan cuisine, which is characterized by fresh spice and lingering taste of food. The chef is from Hunan and has over 30 years experience specializing in Hunan cuisine. For exotic flavors, spices and dishes stop by and bring an appetite for an exciting culinary experience.
They save architectural elements from the wrecking ball. Salvage One works to preserve and pass on our history. They have been helping their customers breathe new life into salvaged materials for nearly 30 years. Their aim is to take salvage further by working with you to add creativity and style to your space. They also specialize in one-of-a-kind items that are unique and of all tastes and styles.
Chef Mindy Segal creates amazing chocolate desserts along with a concise menu of casual American dishes.
Located in Chicago, Homestyle Taste carefully picks their ingredients and uses only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you not only enjoy a great meal but also an authentic atmosphere.
Paramount Room features a unique, dual level space loaded with urban charm and contemporary design elements. A Michelin Bib Gourmand rated chef-driven menu of elevated pub standards, and internationally inspired dishes of skillfully prepared but unpretentious and acclaimed cuisine, complements a full liquor bar overseen by Beverage Director Dan Marunowski.
Established in 2008, KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s. Founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker, chose to leave their academic careers to bring the distilling traditions of Robert’s Austrian family to America. In making this decision, they vowed to make organic spirits from scratch (avoiding the common industry practice of purchasing and bottling pre-made spirits) and to change the way people understand whiskey by creating a new, signature style - using only the “heart” cut of the distillate - affording a brighter, cleaner take on whiskey.
Kroll's South Loop
Full-service restaurant and upscale sports bar specializing in live charcoal grilling and broasted meals. Accommodates both intimate groups and large parties. Wide variety of beer and wine, full liquor bar. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-Midnight; Fri. & Sat. 11am-2am.
May St. Cafe
Contemporary Latin. Serving Allen Brothers steaks. Outdoor dining, full bar, speciality drinks, parking, catering.
Francesca's on Taylor
Delicious northern Italian fare, comfortable surroundings and friendly service. Menu rotates bi-weekly in order to offer fresh, seasonal ingredients.
sushiDOKKU boasts a cult following due to the trust the owners have developed with their guests over the years. They have also been awarded a Bib Gourmand for 2014.
Amtrak - Chicago to Springfield
The train makes your trip relaxing and pleasant as you watch the miles roll by.
A rustic tavern specializing in wild game, signature whole animal service, craft beers and specialty cocktails. Michelin Guide recommended.
Kai Zan is the brainchild of local sushi legends Melvin and Carlo Vizconde. Also known as the sushi twins. With modern and traditional cooking techniques the twins will create an omakase dinner experience that you will come back for over and over again.
At this modern American bar and restaurant located in Hotel 71, relax on one of the oversized barstools for drinks or opt for one of the tables for more privacy. Expect to find seasonal versions of classic Midwestern comfort food, including house-made soups, salads and sandwiches that often incorporate local ingredients. Breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch also feature classic American dishes, which pair well with the local beer selection and cocktail list.
A unique Japanese, concept restaurant offering complex flavors and textures from Japan, with subtle Asian & French flair. Michelin recommended 2010-2012.
Sen Sushi Bar in Oak Park features an array of fish, some imported from Japan. Fresh and flavorful fits the bill at this Bib Gourmand restaurant.
Chew on this Dog Barkery
Toys, Treats, Accessories, Natural Foods, Holistic Supplements. They carry everything you need for a healthy happy dog and/or cat.
Buca di Beppo
A neighborhood restaurant with authentic Italian food dishes meant to be shared and served family-style. Catering, Private Party Rooms, Carry-out and Delivery.
Sarah's Pastries & Candies
Chicago native Sarah Levy developed a passion for food at an early age. The daughter of Mark Levy, co-founder of Levy Restaurants, Sarah grew up surrounded by fine food and quickly developed a passion for all things sweet. Inspired by the joy that fine food can bring to peoples' lives, Sarah founded Sarah's Pastries & Candies. Sarah started her company making chocolate candies out of her mom's kitchen. After a year she had built up a wholesale business that includes 17 Whole Foods Markets in the Midwest. Sarah launched her first retail store at 11 E. Oak St. in September 2005. She has expanded her line to include morning pastries, cakes, tarts, espresso drinks and other delectable pastries.
In Evanston is a dining experience that’s much more than it seems: Found is a kitchen, a social house and a restaurant with a mission. Its rustic new American dishes change with the market and season and are served in a relaxed, creative atmosphere inspired by 1920’s Bohemian Paris and icons of the Beat Generation.
Midtown Kitchen & Bar
Midtown is a contemporary American restaurant offering a unique dining experience. Within steps of Michigan Ave., the Theatre District and Business District, Midtown is centrally located in the heart of Chicago. Daily 11am-10pm.
LaSalle Power Company
The tri-level rock n' roll inspired restaurant, bar and music venue spins a fresh take on amplified American cuisine and live stage performances weekly. Each floor offers a variety of elements; 170" plasma video wall; two stages; three full bars, large outdoor cafe and a private room offering personable service.
Making outstanding spirits and bottling them in a great-looking package wasn’t enough for CH Distillery. They figured you’d want to tour their distillery and learn a little about the science of making alcohol. But who wants just a tiny pour of a warm sample after the tour? So, they built a cocktail bar in their distillery. Where you can enjoy their spirits the right way – on the rocks, shaken and icy cold, or in a delicious, original CH cocktail. And because people get hungry when they drink, they hired acclaimed chefs to make great food and bar snacks that pair perfectly with their spirits. Have a bite before dinner, or make a meal from their menu. Either way, stay a while and enjoy Chicago’s only distillery cocktail bar!
A unique blend of authentic Asian and classic American dining. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner available. Grab and go options and full espresso bar as well.
Rosebud Theater District
A Rosebud restaurant, located in 3 First National Plaza. Charming and fast paced by day, elegant and relaxing at night. Customers continuously select Rosebud as the ultimate lunch spot, pre-theater dining destination and post work haven, serving the finest complimentary appetizer buffet in town. Mon.-Fri. 11am-10pm; Sat. 4pm-10pm,
Located in the beautiful South Shore Cultural Center with a view of Lake Michigan, this hidden gem offers a seasonal menu in a upscale environment. Patio dining available. Reservations suggested
Giordano's Oakbrook Terrace
Pioneer of the famous stuffed and equally renowned thin-crust pizza! Pastas, sandwiches and assorted fresh salads. Dine-in, delivery, carryout, catering and full service bar.
ItaliAsia - The Best of Both Worlds
ItaliAsia offers a kaleidoscope of flavors from Italy and Panasia that will satiate all kinds of appetites with affordability guests appreciate.
Aurora Farmers Market Downtown
Held Saturdays, June 6 through October 17. Shop Aurora's Farmers Market for seasonal favorites! Join neighbors and enjoy the familiar flavors and weekly surprises during our 102nd Anniversary. Illinois' oldest continually-running market, proudly celebrating area history and heritage. Each week with their Healthy Growing Initiative, your shopping experience includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as the opportunity to discover unique handcrafts, homemade breads and pastries, specialty meats, artisan cheeses, and beautiful flowers. Pick up your farm fresh produce for the week - and plan to spend some time savoring the sweetness of locally-made baked goods, snacking on fresh popcorn, or tasting delicious hot donuts! The City of Aurora Farmers Markets are more than a place to get your vegetables. An excellent way to kick off your Saturday morning with a mini-festival of socializing, food, music and much more.
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
The Fine & Performing Arts Center (FPAC) presents quality cultural programs and popular entertainment in the 600-seat Dorothy Menker Theater, 150-seat Oremus Theater and the Robert F DeCaprio art gallery.
Challenge Park Extreme Sports
Put some adventure into your getaway with our CPX package! This package includes two tickets to Challenge Park Extreme Sports, which has a paintball city, skate park, and mountain bike park! Also included is overnight accommodations at our hotel, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, and unlimited use of our heated indoor pool and whirlpool. You must be 10 years of age to participate in any activities at CPX Sports.
West Side Story: A Paramount Theatrical Production
It’s quite possibly one of the greatest love stories ever to be told in a musical. Set in the blue-collar neighborhood of New York’s Upper West Side, racial tensions run high as residents try to grind out a daily living. A turf war is being fought as the Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, battle over boundaries. In the heart of the turmoil, former Jets member Tony meets Maria at a local dance. The chemistry is instantaneous, and for a few hours, there is no race, no hatred, no barriers, just two young people in love. But Maria is the sister of Sharks’ leader Bernardo, and no one is going to make it easy for Tony and Maria to escape.
J. J. Kelley's
Since 1988, a great Restaurant & Pub featuring homemade food specials, drink specials, outdoor deck and live entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere.
Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival, now celebrating its 51st year, is North America's oldest competitive international film festival, showcasing over 175 films from 50 countries for two weeks in October. From red carpet galas and film premieres to stars and filmmakers in attendance, the Festival is one of Chicago's highlight events in the Fall!
A Christmas Story - The Musical at the Paramount Theatre
One of the most watched and beloved Holiday movies ever made comes to life in a full-blown musical production on the Paramount stage. It’s the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker growing up in middle-America in the 1940s. With Christmas right around the corner, Ralphie has his bespectacled sights set on one thing – a Red Ryder BB Gun. But at every turn, the young daydreamer hears those five words that are the bane of his existence: “you’ll shoot your eye out.” It’s a story filled with laughs, dreams, warmth and family. A story filled with a department store Santa, a Leg Lamp, a Snow Suit and friends that will never leave your side – even if your tongue is stuck to a Flag Pole. The music is energetic, unforgettable and ranges from gentle ballads to full-on show-stopping numbers. The imagery takes you back to an easier time we often long for, but the message stays the same: family, friendship, love – the holidays are nothing without them. Bring your family and celebrate the holidays with the perfect feel-good musical for the season.
Sample scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers as they offer the latest and most decadent recipes. 11AM-2PM.
Open Air Market - Mokena
Open-air market featuring traditional farmers market vendors and artisan crafters. Saturday 8:30AM-12:30PM.
Kim Russo: The Happy Medium at the Paramount Theatre
She’s been called a translator for the spirit world. She just recently won Best Psychic of 2015 by The Best of Long Island. But you probably know her as Kim Russo, The Happy Medium, and she’s got a pretty rare talent: she can communicate with spirits. From her appearances on A&E’s hit Paranormal State and The Biography Channel’s Celebrity Ghost Stories to her deeply personal readings, Kim Russo has been changing the lives of celebrities and citizens alike with her shocking talent for years. Come experience Kim’s other-worldly skill for yourself, live on the Paramount stage. Who knows – maybe she’ll pick YOU for a reading!
Casual, care free dining, nearly world famous wings, sandwiches, seafood and salads all served by the famous Hooter Girls! Now with a full bar.
Casual, care free dining, nearly world famous wings, sandwiches, seafood, and salads, all served by the famous Hooter girls! Now with a full bar.
Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant
From the southern midlands of Ireland to the Chicago suburbs Ballydoyle carries the tradition with classic Irish brews, excellent food and live entertainment. Irish fare, boxtys, entrees and burgers. Brews on tap, by the pint, bottle and cans. Live music, parties and events. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day all year!
The Richard H. Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass at Navy Pier
The Richard H. Driehaus Gallery of Stained Glass, located near the tip of Chicago’s Navy Pier, immerses visitors in darkened rooms bathed in the glow of 11 of Tiffany Studios’ stained glass windows, ranging from ecclesiastical to secular landscapes. Each displays the ways Tiffany Studios reinvented tradition, using embedded colors and new types of glass to create folds, ripples, and other textures that gave life to each scene.
Busy Beaver Button Company and Museum
ince pinback buttons were patented in 1896, people have found many ways to express their life events through buttons. They created the Button Museum to show how people commemorated noteworthy times in their lives by creating and collecting these wearable mementos. The words, artwork, printing style, color, and size were the final result of a vision they wanted to communicate or be a part of.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Paramount Theatre
There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than with the band that changed Christmas music forever: it’s Mannheim Steamroller. Helmed by Grammy-winner and musical genius Chip Davis, this world-renowned group takes your favorite songs of the season and beefs them up with their signature new age style that’s been dubbed “18th century Classical Rock.” With 40+ years of live performances under their cummerbunds, these guys know how to put on a show that will leave audiences in absolute awe. Get in the holiday spirit with the uplifting sounds and magical arrangements of Mannheim Steamroller.
Under the Streetlamp at the Paramount Theatre
The Boys are back in town! That’s right, former castmates from Chicago’s very own Jersey Boys are headed back to Aurora, and Michael x2, Chris and Shonn are bringing their stunning voices, their slick dance moves and their electrifying charm with ‘em. These guys sell out the Paramount every season, and with their unforgettable show featuring your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown and old time rock-n-roll tunes (and some surprises, too), this year’s no different. Retro never sounded so now – it’s Under The Streetlamp.
2015 Annual Holiday Walk
Live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides and Santa and his reindeer are just part of the magic of The Annual Holiday Walk. Enjoy winter on Madison Street!
The Second City: Holidazed & Confused Revue
Spend your holiday season with the funniest comedy crew in the country: Second City and their hilarious holiday show Holidazed and Confused. These guys are bringing their world-famous skits, songs and laughs to Paramount’s 175-seat Copley Theatre from December 4 to 20 – and in a theatre this intimate, you’re up close and personal with all that Second City fun. Get some eggnog, get out to Aurora and get ready to laugh with Second City.
Join us and see what fabulous offerings the boutiques and shops have for Holiday 2015! Bring a food donation for the Forest Park Food Pantry and receive a special savings!
CPX Sports - Hampton Inn I-80
Put some adventure into your getaway with our CPX Package! This package includes two tickets to Challenge Park Extreme Sports, which has a paintball city, skate park and mountain bike park! Also included is overnight accommodations at our hotel, complimentary hot buffet breakfast and unlimited use of our heated indoor pool and whirlpool. You must be at least 10 years of age to participate in any activities at CPX Sports.
Donny & Marie at the Paramount Theatre
From recording artists to television stars to Vegas headliners, Donny & Marie are the epitome of entertainment superstars. Just ask any of the thousands of people who saw them light up the Paramount last summer. Now, this duo is back at it in Aurora, and they’re bringing the songs, the choreography and, of course, the charm. With more than 90 years in show biz between them, Donny & Marie are bringing their catalog of chart-toppers like “Puppy Love,” “Paper Roses,” “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll” and countless more to the stage. Add in their fun-loving personalities, high-energy style and serious dance skills, and this is one production that’s a total blast for the young and young at heart. Get in on all the Osmond fun, and come see for yourself why, year-after-year, Donny & Marie are voted the best of Vegas.
Autumn Wine Walk
Experience an afternoon of wine-tastings at unique boutiques and specialty shops! Enjoy appetizers from local restaurants and great deals while shopping for the Holidays!
Art 4 Soul
Three floors of fun! Shop our 1st floor boutique, create in our upstairs art studio and upcycle with vintage soul re-sale in our lower level.
Jay Leno at the Paramount Theatre
Yes, it’s true. Comedy and talk show legend Jay Leno is headed to Aurora for one-night-only, and he’s bringing Paramount audiences along for one of the funniest nights of the season. From performing 300 nights a year in comedy clubs to dominating the late night circuit as NBC-TV’s Tonight Show host for over 17 years, Jay’s Emmy-winning humor has had audiences around the world laughing for decades… and earned him a spot in the Television Hall of Fame while he’s at it. Now he’s bringing the jokes that made him a Rockefeller Center star right here to the Paramount, and you don’t want to miss it. Here’s something special: America’s Got Talent finalist, CMA nominee and recording artist Emily West is kicking off this awesome night with her amazing songs. Get ready for this rising star to light up the stage.
This is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves sports. The only sports bar with 22 projection TVs and 140 flat screen TVs. If your sport is on TV they have it! OTB, slots, shuffleboard tables, pool tables, sand volleyball, team trivia, indoor tobacco shop and lounge. Fantastic menu, MUG club and drink specials. Three separate bars and private spaces available for catered parties. Salsa dancing w lessons featured on Tuesday’s and Friday’s as well as Team Trivia Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl
It’s become a tradition in the Fox Valley to honor the area’s rich Mexican culture with Ballet Folklorico – that tradition continues. The Ballet Folklorico celebrates the traditional Mexican folklorico with colorful costumes, wonderful music and electrifying, elegant and beautiful choreography. You’ll feel your spirits rise and eyes light up as this celebrated group of artists share an important piece of their wonderful culture.
After he won Season 2 of America’s Got Talent, Terry Fator’s career in singing, dancing, comedy and mind-blowing ventriloquism skyrocketed… and now’s your chance to experience his endless talents live in Aurora for one-night-only. Be prepared to laugh, cheer and be amazed by Terry Fator. This guy’s known for selling out shows in Vegas, he sold out the Paramount last time, and he’ll do it again.
Josh Turner at the Paramount Theatre
People magazine calls him one of Country’s Hottest Stars. His debut single “Long Black Train” went gold. The Associated Press says he’s “among the most effective – and most hard-core country – performers of his generation.” His hit “Why Don’t We Just Dance” was literally the most-played song of 2010. It’s no wonder Josh Turner is one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. And this season, he’s bringing his unmistakable baritone voice, double-platinum songwriting skills and dazzling country charm to Aurora. Don’t miss this CMA and Grammy nominee when he rocks the stage with No.1 songs like “Your Man,” “All Over Me” and “Time is Love,” plus tons more off his five history-making albums. And opening for Josh is MCA Recording Artists and rising star Raquel Cole.
The Rat Pack at the Paramount Theatre
World-renowned actor and comedian Buddy Hackett was a lifelong friend of the Rat Pack. Together, those five guys were the epitome of cool, ruling the Las Vegas strip and creating a smooth style that’s still emulated today. Now, years later, Buddy’s son Sandy Hackett and his crew of crooners are bringing the boys’ timeless Vegas show to the Paramount stage, reminding everyone that the Rat Pack is still one of the hottest acts around. Critics have been saying it for years; with Sandy’s personal connection to Frank, Dean, Sammy and Joey, this show is the closest you’ll ever get to seeing the boys back under the stage lights.
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live at the Paramount Theatre
Bring the family for a wild afternoon with “Jungle” Jack Hanna and his animal pals! From lions to lemurs, gorillas to geckos and everything in between, everyone’s favorite animal expert has brought the wonder of the animal kingdom to multiple generations, introducing furry, feathery and just plain fascinating creatures on The Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He’s hosted his own Emmy-winning educational and entertaining TV programs like Animal Adventures and Into the Wild. And now, Jungle Jack’s bringing his hat, his khakis and his coolest friends to Aurora.
Legendary Diamonds Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary
See the fascinating stories of some of history's most famous diamonds and their equally famous owners. The exhibit blends the lapidary art of faceting with historic figural artistry to tell each diamond's story including The Hope, The Orlov, The Table Cut, and The Regent.
Kohler Water Spa
Relax and unwind at Kohler Waters Spa at Burr Ridge – recently named the #1 Day Spa in Chicago by Chicago magazine.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
Established in 1991, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Intuit) is the only nonprofit organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to presenting self-taught and outsider art — with world class exhibitions; resources for scholars and students; a Permanent Collection with holdings of more than 1,100 works of art; the Henry Darger Room Collection; the Robert A. Roth Study Center, a non-circulating collection with a primary focus in the fields of outsider and contemporary self-taught art; and educational programming for people of all interest levels and backgrounds.
Hairspray: The Broadway Musical at the Paramount Theatre
Tracy Turnblad is a plus-size teen with plus-size hair, and she has one big plus-size dream – to dance her way onto Baltimore’s smash hit TV show, “The Corny Collins Show.” Every day after school, she and best friend Penny bee-line home to watch the cool kids shake the rafters to the hottest tunes on Collins’ program. When a dance slot opens on the show, Tracy gets help from her friend Seaweed, who puts enough groove in her step to win that dream role – and life is never the same again. But Tracy doesn’t rest on her stardom, instead she uses her new celebrity to racially integrate the TV show and change the lives of Baltimore folks forever. Based on the John Waters hit movie, Hairspray is a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin’ tunes and explosively colorful costumes – plus some really cool hairdos. More importantly, under all the glitz, Hairspray reminds us of the importance of individuality and the acceptance of one another: a wonderful message to share with everyone.
STOMP at the Paramount Theatre
There’s a reason STOMP sold out every single show they played at the Paramount last time they were in town. Now’s your chance to experience the most successful off-Broadway creation of all time, back in Aurora. STOMP is an inventive, energizing and downright electrifying spectacle that blends dance, music, percussion and theatricals into one gigantic rhythm that will have your heart pounding. After these guys come through town, you’ll never look at paint cans, plumbing fixtures or even the kitchen sink the same. Get ready to get STOMP’d.
Little Popcorn Store
A cherished landmark in the heart of downtown Wheaton, The Little Popcorn Shop is perhaps one of the most loved and narrowest stores in the Chicagoland area measuring 49 inches wide by 60 feet long. The store’s small, quaint space is like walking into a Norman Rockwell painting. Popcorn is freshly popped, candy lines the wall, and locals greet each other warmly while welcoming newcomers to this very special place called The Little Popcorn Shop.
Follow the Green Pumpkin Trail to collect healthy treats from local businesses and participate in kids' activities including pumpkin painting and costume swap. Join us October 17th from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Frank Caliendo at the Paramount Theatre
From his countless appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman to his hilarious segments on Fox NFL Sunday to his 11-year tenure on MADtv, Chicago-born Frank Caliendo is a comedic genius. His impressions of celebrities like Charles Barkley, Al Pacino and Bill Clinton are dead-on. His jokes will have you in stitches. And his high-energy style has the Hollywood Reporter calling him “a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey.” Whether you’re a sports fan, a political analyst or you just love to laugh, you don’t want to miss Frank Caliendo live at the Paramount.
God Save the Queen at the Paramount Theatre
These guys are packing Queen’s biggest hits like “We Are the Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Somebody to Love” into one huge set, and they’re doing it with all that over-the-top theatricality that made Queen one of the best-known bands in music history. From the incredible lighting to the epic anthems to lead singer Pablo Padin’s spot-on resemblance (both in voice and looks) to the late, great Freddie Mercury, God Save the Queen will rock you.
Lake View Nature Center
Lake View Nature Center is dedicated to bringing fun, hands-on environmental education and recreation opportunities to promote awareness and appreciation of the natural world. Learn and play with hands-on exhibits, live animals, fishing pond, and summer paddleboat rentals.
Halloween Casket Races
The Annual Casket Race is back! The Casket Race features trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, plus the most frightfully funny and creepy designs. Cheer on your favorite team - or join the race!
Broken Arrow Golf Club
Located in Lockport, IL, just 40 miles southwest of Chicago's Loop, Broken Arrow features 27 holes of Championship Golf, Driving Range, and Banquet Venue. Broken Arrow utilizes the "Prolink" GPS System by GPS Industries on its entire fleet of Club Car Golf Carts. These large and easy to use systems act as "virtual caddies" designed to give you all the information you need. At a glance, golfers can see the entire hole, hazards, bunkers, and rough areas. This system also allows the golf shop to issue weather warnings and other messages to golfers. The clubhouse features a full service golf shop, snack bar, locker rooms, restaurant, and banquet room. Accommodating up to 250 guest events, the Banquet Room is perfect for making your dream event a reality! With 27 holes of Championship Golf, Restaurant, and Banquet Venue, Broken Arrow has plenty to offer.
Orland Park Place
Orland Park Place features an exceptional line-up of retailers including Old Navy, Marshall's, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Jared Jewelers and many other fine stores and restaurants.
Hailstorm Brewing Company
Hailstorm Brewing is a regional craft brewery with a full tap room offering a variety of rotating and seasonal craft beers. (Food is available from nearby restaurant).
St. James at Sag Bridge
St. James at Sag Bridge is the Oldest Church in Northern Illinois. Built by Irish immigrants who built the canal. Established in 1833, it is the sole country parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago serving a growing community of Catholics who come together to worship God through the celebration of the Eucharist and traditional devotional activities within truly unique and beautiful surroundings.
Midwest Independent Film Festival
The Midwest Independent Film Festival is the nation's only film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker, presenting audiences with regionally produced independent cinema every first Tuesday of the month at Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago. This year-round film festival sits proudly at the center of the independent film scene in Chicago and the Midwest and is dedicated to celebrating and strengthening the Midwest filmmaking community
The Drake Hotel Oak Brook
Breathtakingly elegant, lavish, and newly renovated, The Drake Oak Brook features traditional furnishings and timeless architecture. Stunning banquet rooms open to newly designed terraces and courtyards.