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Nov 19 Dec 31 Holiday Shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets
Chicago Premium Outlets is the largest outlet center in the Chicago market and ninth largest outdoor outlet mall in North America
Chicago Premium Outlets
Nov 23 Jan 15 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production
The blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this awe-inspiring Paramount production that is perfect for the young and the young at heart
Paramount Theatre
Nov 25 Dec 26 Festival of Lights (10th Anniversary)
One of the largest free outdoor holiday light displays in Northern Illinois, the Festival of Lights, returns with dazzling displays that will delight both adults and children
Phillips Park
Nov 25 Dec 31 Holiday Lights at Mooseheart
Holiday Lights at Mooseheart is one of Chicagoland’s largest light displays
Mooseheart Child City
Dec 2 Dec 23 The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue
What do drunk cousins, overbooked flights and awkward interactions with your boss at the company party have in common
Paramount Theatre
Dec 7 Dec 7 Soothing Santa
Fox Valley Mall is hosting "Soothing Santa," an opportunity for children with Autism and other special needs (and their siblings) to visit with Santa in a more soothing and sensory-friendly environment than what is typically associated with a shopping mall environment during the Holiday Season
Fox Valley Mall - Level 1, Macy’s Court
Dec 7 Dec 7 Joseph Hall's ELVIS Rock 'N' Remember
Joseph Hall, finalist on America's Got Talent, is returning to the Opera House stage
Sandwich Opera House
Dec 7 Dec 7 Woman On Winter Cross Country Skiing
Looking for a low impact, high aerobic activity in a low key social setting
Rocktown Adventures
Dec 7 Dec 10 Arrowmont School of Arts / Crafts Benefit Sale
The public is invited to the Waubonsee Community College Ceramics Club’s annual pottery sale
Waubonsee Community College
Dec 7 Dec 11 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production
The Blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this awe-inspiring Paramount Theatre production that’s perfect holiday fun for all ages
Paramount Theatre
Dec 9 Dec 9 Nutcracker Ballet!
A Nutcracker Fantasy - Clara and her family host the annual Christmas Eve party for all their friends and family
Sandwich Opera House
Dec 9 Dec 10 Santa at Abbey Farms
Visit Santa
Abbey Farms
Dec 9 Dec 11 Holiday Express at Blackberry Farm
All aboard
Blackberry Farm
Dec 9 Dec 11 Winterfest Art Market
Water Street Studios invites you to do your holiday shopping with them during Winterfest Art Market
Water Street Studios
Dec 9 Dec 18 A Christmas Carol - adapted by Jack Schultz
"A Christmas Carol" adapted by Jack Schultz is a musical journey through the telling of Charles Dickens' original story
The Riverfront Playhouse
Dec 10 Jan 1 Lehnertz Avenue Christmas Display
After WWII soldiers returned to the US to build their homes and their families
Lehnertz Avenue
Dec 11 Dec 11 Lehnertz Avenue Display official opening
Be part of the tradition at Lehnertz Avenue where the traditional story of Christmas is expressed in life-size characters and images
Lehnertz Avenue
Dec 11 Dec 11 Christmas at Lyon Farm
Experience an old time Christmas with the kids at the historic Lyon Farm
Lyon Farm
Dec 11 Dec 11 Introduction to Cross Country Skiing
Learn how much fun cross country skiing can be
Rocktown Adventures
Dec 11 Dec 18 Whitetail Ridge Breakfast with Santa
Enjoy a complete breakfast buffet with a chef prepared omelet station
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
Dec 11 Dec 30 Tanner House Holidays
Each of the rooms of the historic Tanner House Museum will be decorated by volunteers - come see what they can do
William Tanner House
Dec 12 Dec 12 Classic Movie: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
George Bailey is a family man who has lived in Bedford Falls all his life
Paramount Theatre
Dec 13 Dec 13 Guitarist Randy Walker performs All Christmas, All the Time
Guitarist Randy Walker will perform a free holiday music show called “All Christmas, All of the Time” at the Montgomery Village Hall
Montgomery Village Hall
Dec 14 Dec 14 Woman On Winter Snowshoeing
Come learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport in a low key social environment at our Women on Winter Series
Rocktown Adventures
Dec 14 Dec 18 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production
The Blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this awe-inspiring Paramount Theatre production that’s perfect holiday fun for all ages
Paramount Theatre
Dec 16 Dec 18 Holiday Express at Blackberry Farm
All aboard
Blackberry Farm
Dec 17 Dec 18 'Tis the Season: Fox Country Players
Make a joyful noise
Waubonsee Community College Auditorium
Dec 18 Dec 18 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Dec 18 Dec 18 Christmas at Lyon Farm
Experience an old time Christmas with the kids at the historic Lyon Farm
Lyon Farm
Dec 18 Dec 18 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Dec 19 Dec 19 Classic Movie: Home Alone - Double Feature
Home Alone – 6 p
Paramount Theatre
Dec 20 Dec 20 Classic Movie: The Polar Express (2004)
Based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express is the story of a young boy who’s not so sure about Santa
Paramount Theatre
Dec 20 Dec 24 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production
The Blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this awe-inspiring Paramount Theatre production that’s perfect holiday fun for all ages
Paramount Theatre
Dec 21 Dec 21 Woman On Winter Cross Country Skiing
Looking for a low impact, high aerobic activity in a low key social setting
Rocktown Adventures
Dec 23 Dec 23 Family Snowshoe Hike
No child left inside
Rocktown Adventures
Dec 26 Dec 26 Kwanzaa Celebration
African American Men of Unity presents an annual Kwanzaa Celebration featuring Oba William King (the poetic storyteller) and Simply Desinee
Prisco Community Center
Dec 28 Dec 28 Woman On Winter Snowshoeing
Come learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport in a low key social environment at our Women on Winter Series
Rocktown Adventures
Dec 28 Jan 1 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production
The Blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this awe-inspiring Paramount Theatre production that’s perfect holiday fun for all ages
Paramount Theatre
Dec 29 Dec 29 LOLO at the Law Office
With a daring and emotionally charged voice LOLO's music evokes a hot southern night – rough around the edges but with a velvety quality that soothes the soul
Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Dec 30 Dec 30 Introduction to Cross Country Skiing
Learn how much fun cross country skiing can be
Rocktown Adventures
Dec 31 Dec 31 Family Cross Country Skiing
No child left inside
Rocktown Adventures
Jan 4 Jan 8 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production
The Blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this awe-inspiring Paramount Theatre production that’s perfect holiday fun for all ages
Paramount Theatre
Jan 12 Jan 15 The Little Mermaid: Live Broadway Production
The Blockbuster Disney movie comes to life in this awe-inspiring Paramount Theatre production that’s perfect holiday fun for all ages
Paramount Theatre
Jan 15 Jan 15 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Jan 15 Jan 15 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Jan 18 Jan 18 Robert Sims, Lyric Baritone
Aurora University presents its annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Jan 20 Jan 20 Defending the Caveman
Couples are sure to be roaring with laughter and sharing knowing glances while asking “Could comedy give couples therapy a run for its money
Paramount Theatre
Jan 21 Jan 21 God Save the Queen: A Tribute to Queen
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
Paramount Theatre
Jan 21 Jan 21 Red Woody at the Law Office
Red Woody is performing at the Law Office
Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Jan 21 Jan 21 Mucca Pazza Kicks Off Fermilab's 50th Anniversary!
Mucca Pazza has been taking Chicago by storm, so what better way to celebrate Fermilab's epic 50th Anniversary
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Jan 25 Jan 25 Lecture: Practice Doesn't Make Perfect
Narcissism is on the rise
Aurora University's Perry Theatre
Jan 27 Jan 27 Fermilab's Greatest Hits: Highlights from the First 50 Years
A half-century ago, the Enrico Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory began to grow on the Illinois prairie
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Jan 28 Jan 28 Super SciTech Saturday - They Say it’s Your Birthday!
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
Jan 29 Jan 29 Spektral Quartet
The Spektral Quartet returns to Fermilab for a stylistically inquisitive program centering around composers’ cunning use of the pizzicato technique
Fermilab's Art Gallery
Feb 4 Feb 4 An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz
Batavia Fine Arts Centre
Feb 5 Feb 5 The Three Celli
Back by popular request, it's The Three Celli, performing a mix of music for one, two or three celli by some of the area's finest musicians
Fermilab's Art Gallery
Feb 7 Feb 7 Mark Ponzo, Trumpet / Special Guest James Brown, Organ
Mark Ponzo returns to the Crimi stage with James Brown of Northern Illinois University, presenting a selection of works and transcriptions for trumpet and organ
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Feb 7 Feb 7 Art of Facts: Brian Dettmer exhibit
Dettmer continues his work with books as sculptural material and cultural object
Schingoethe Center of Aurora University
Feb 8 Mar 19 Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller
SWEENEY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET It’s just another day in 19th Century England, and Benjamin Barker has returned home
Paramount Theatre
Feb 12 Feb 12 The Drifters
THE DRIFTERS…one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups is once again touring the U
Sandwich Opera House
Feb 12 Feb 12 Fermilab Family Open House
Join Fermilab for an afternoon of science fun
Fermilab's Wilson Hall
Feb 15 Feb 15 Cantus: No Greater Love Than This
While it is easy for us to glorify the bravery of our soldiers, the reality is much more complex
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Feb 19 Feb 19 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Feb 19 Feb 19 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Feb 21 Feb 21 Cristian Pastorello, Piano Recital
Pastorello’s recital will feature music by Beethoven and Chopin as well as a diverse selection of compositions of the 20th century, including works by Claude Debussy and American composer Philip Glass
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Feb 22 Feb 22 James Kao: Artist Talk
James Kao makes paintings and drawings that present the child-like, animal-like and angelic sensibilities that underlie our world
Aurora University's Perry Theatre
Feb 24 Feb 26 Don’t Hug Me - The Musical
It’s Fargo meets The Music Man (without the blood or the trombones)
Indian Valley Theatre at Sandwich Opera House
Feb 25 Feb 25 Super SciTech Saturday - ART-chitecture
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
Feb 25 Feb 25 Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile"
Murder on the Nile, by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature, Agatha Christie, will be staged at Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium by the Aquila Theatre company
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Mar 3 Mar 3 Paramount Art Gallery Exhibit Opening
The Paramount Theatre, Downtown Aurora and the Paramount House Artists invite the public to an artist reception located on the second level of the Paramount Theatre Grand Gallery
Paramount Theatre Grand Gallery
Mar 5 Mar 5 Picosa Ensemble
Picosa is a new Chicago-based mixed chamber ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano)
Fermilab's Art Gallery
Mar 10 Mar 10 Artrageous
The excitement of watching a team of artists painting at electric speed right before your eyes is an experience you will never forget
Batavia Fine Arts Centre
Mar 11 Mar 11 Easter in the Country
The 35th Annual Easter in the Country
Sandwich Schools
Mar 11 Mar 11 Dennis Watkins: Official Magic Man
Chicago’s “Official Magic Man” is back with high-powered, fast-paced, unexplainable feats of magic and mentalism that are guaranteed to blow your mind
Waubonsee Community College Auditorium
Mar 11 Mar 11 Alan Doyle and Beautiful Gypsies
Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland's beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let's Go
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Mar 14 Mar 14 "Through the Plexiglass: A History of Museum Dioramas"
In her object lesson, Assistant Professor Bridgitte Barclay will explore how animal displays have shaped, and been shaped by, humans’ relationship with the natural world
Aurora University's Tapper Recital Hall
Mar 18 Mar 18 Bob and the Beachcombers
This all-ages family fun show features the super surfing hits of the 60's, some of the classic rock & roll of the 50's, along with popular favorites from the 70's and the 80's, as well
Sandwich Opera House
Mar 19 Mar 19 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Mar 19 Mar 19 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Mar 19 Mar 19 Wonders of Science at Fermilab
Watch amazing science demonstrations at the annual Wonders of Science show
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Mar 22 Mar 22 University Chorale / Chamber Choir Concert
Welcome the choirs home after their annual concert tour
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Mar 24 Mar 24 Home Free
Pitch Perfect fan
Paramount Theatre
Mar 25 Mar 25 Super SciTech Saturday - Females in Flight
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
Mar 25 Mar 25 Try Your Hand at Cartooning
No drawing experience is necessary for this unique creativity workshop with the multi-talented Steven Fischer
Waubonsee Community College
Mar 25 Mar 25 Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones
This show’s giving a whole new meaning to the term “girl power
Paramount Theatre
Mar 26 Mar 26 Golden Dragon Acrobats
Immerse the whole family in the colorful, intense, theatrical world of Chinese acrobatics
Paramount Theatre
Mar 28 Mar 28 "The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich"
"The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich" features Author Robert Wittman, Retired FBI Art Crimes Specialist
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Mar 31 Apr 2 Riverdance
The Washington Times put it best: “Riverdance is quite simply incredible…
Paramount Theatre
Mar 31 Apr 8 AU Spring Musical: Little Shop of Horrors
Broadway musical meets sci-fi horror is this dark musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors" by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
Aurora University's Perry Theatre
Apr 1 Apr 1 DakhaBrakha at Fermilab
DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev, Ukraine
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Apr 10 Apr 10 Brian Green, Physicist, Theorist, Author
Innovation, exploration, and discovery are deeply ingrained in human nature, and the keys to their success transcend disciplines
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Apr 16 Apr 16 Waterline Writers Poetry Reading
Waterline Writers Poetry Reading is a monthly event featuring area writers
Water Street Studios
Apr 21 Apr 21 Lecture: Invisible Influence: How the Indoor Microbiome Influences Health
Invisible Influence: How the Indoor Microbiome Influences Health by Dr
Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium
Apr 23 Apr 23 Yorkville Big Band
This full 21-piece big band has been entertaining enthusiastic audiences since 1993
Yorkville American Legion
Apr 26 Apr 26 AU Band and Flute Ensemble Concert
The AU Band and Flute Ensemble join forces again to perform instrumental music
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Apr 28 Apr 28 Aurora University's Spring Concert
Join Aurora University Choirs and the Fox Valley Orchestra for a dramatic finish to the Aurora University concert season
Aurora University's Crimi Auditorium
Apr 29 Apr 29 Super SciTech Saturday - April Fools Your Brain
Creation Stations open for everyone to learn how Art and Science belong together
SciTech Hands On Museum
Apr 30 Apr 30 Elizabeth von Trapp
Elisabeth von Trapp’s earliest memories are the sounds of music
Sandwich Opera House


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