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  1. The Rock Cafe

    January 31, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    This popular exhibit features 3 meals made of stone. Warning: Eating rocks leads to broken teeth!

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  2. The Whole World a Bauhaus

    February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Touring the globe (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Elmhurst, and Karlsruhe), this exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, a legendary German school that revolutionized modern thinking and artistic approaches to industrialization. Photographs and documents combine with art and design pieces by Bauhaus masters and students—such as Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Josef and Anni Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Breuer and more.

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  3. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history! See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection.

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  4. Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster

    March 29, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    The hardworking American political poster first appeared in the 1844 presidential election, and it has attempted to catch both eyes and votes through the use of powerful visual language ever since. This national traveling exhibit showcases a variety of presidential poster styles, design trends, and printing technologies spanning 168 years. Explore 50 colorful, high-quality reproductions of the most exciting and rarely-seen presidential campaign posters in our country’s history.

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  5. Moon Over Buffalo

    April 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ First United Methodist Church

    "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig is a laugh-out-loud farce stuffed with "comic invention, running gags, and a neat sense of absurdity " (The New York Post). In the play, Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo, doing “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, when they receive word that Frank Capra, the famous Hollywood director, is coming to town to see their matinee. This could be their last chance at stardom!

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  6. Egg Hunt/Doggie Eggstravaganza in Wilder Park

    April 20, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Wilder Park

    Join Elmhurst Park District at our annual spring event in beautiful Wilder Park! Come early to meet with the Easter Bunny, who arrives at 9 a.m., and then be ready for the egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp. After the egg hunt is completed, we will then have a dog costume contest, followed by a doggie egg hunt. For ages 1-10. Presented by The Schiller Team, Suburban Bank & Trust and Edward-Elmhurst Health.

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  7. Easter Egg Hunt at Wild Meadows Trace Park

    April 20, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Wild Meadows Trace Park at the Prairie Path on Spring Road

    Come join us for fun and visit with the Easter Bunny! Thousands of candy-filled eggs will be scattered for an egg hunt that starts promptly at 1 pm. Don’t be late to this event! Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny starting at 12:30 pm.

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  8. Kindertransport

    April 25, 2019 - May 5, 2019 @ Mill Theatre, Elmhurst College

    Following Kristallnacht in November 1938, the Movement for the Care of Children from Germany was formed. In nine months almost 10,000 unaccompanied children were sent to Britain, most of them Jewish. Diane Samuels interviewed adults who were these Kinder, these children who survived the Holocaust, weaving their experiences of loss, guilt and discovery into the play.

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  9. Pirates of Penzance

    April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019 @ Sandburg Middle School

    Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theatre history. Join the Elmhurst Children's Theatre for this hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General.

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  10. Wedding Decor Resale Shop

    April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Wilder Mansion

    Keep your wedding or upcoming special event on budget! Find slightly used & unused wedding décor items such as vases, candles, centerpieces, shoes, guest books and more! Contact Heather at to host a table for $20 and sell gently used items.

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  11. Soirée 2019: Celebrating Bauhaus100

    April 27, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Join us for the Elmhurst Art Museum’s Soirée 2019, celebrating the centenary of the Bauhaus. The event, presented by EAM’s Sustaining Fellows will include cocktails, a multi-course dinner, entertainment, and live and silent auctions filled with artworks by established and emerging artists as well as a fabulous selection of vacations and experiences.

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  12. Stars, Stripes & Strategy: A Brief History of the Presidential Campaign Poster

    April 28, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Join Elmhurst History Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg for a sweeping analysis of more than two centuries of famous and infamous presidential campaign posters, and the underlying strategies that drove them. Explore images of iconic campaign posters and even a few local stories of presidents and presidential candidates who visited Elmhurst over the years. Registration required: Online at (Adult Programs section) or call 630-530-6879.

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  13. Elmhurst Choral Union & Orchestra: Liszt & Schubert

    April 28, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Hammerschmidt Chapel

    Elmhurst Choral Union, guest soloists, and professional orchestra perform Liszt’s Coronation Mass and Schubert’s Mass in G, under conductor Scott Uddenberg. Both composers are best known for other musical pursuits. Liszt was the star pianist of his day, and his piano compositions continue to please (and challenge) pianists. Schubert is famous for his symphonies and his songs. Tickets are available from , 800-838-3006, or at the door.

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  14. Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Spring Gala

    April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Cantigny Golf

    Join friends and members of the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra for its annual Spring Gala to celebrate the Symphony’s 58th season with dinner, libations, conversation and music! Call the ESO office for details and ticket information.

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  15. Children of the Holocaust

    April 28, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Frick Center, Founders Lounge, Elmhurst College

    A senior editor at National Public Radio, Uri Berliner recently revealed the moving story of how his father escaped the Nazis when his parents put him on a Kindertransport, a children's rescue train. Berliner will share that story and those of other Holocaust survivors during the annual Holocaust lecture at Elmhurst College.

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  16. From Prairie to Tree Town: Tales of Old Elmhurst

    April 29, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Learn the fascinating story of how the tiny settlement of Cottage Hill grew into the thriving community of Elmhurst that we know today. This program will explore our early pioneer heritage, the arrival of the railroad, pivotal events that shaped our community and some of the interesting men and women who called Elmhurst home. Presented by Dave Oberg, Executive Director of Elmhurst History Museum.

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  17. The Niebuhr Lecture at Elmhurst College

    April 30, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College

    Antje Jackelén has been the archbishop of the Church of Sweden since 2014, when she became Sweden’s first woman archbishop. Before that, she was a professor of systematic theology/religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and also was director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science.

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