Festivals Sept. 20-26: Oktoberfests, Harvest Pow Wow, Long Grove Apple Fest & more
As summer moves into fall, there are still a bounty of festivals to enjoy across the suburbs. From Oktoberfests to the Long Grove Apple Fest to Harvest Pow Wow in Naperville to fall fests and art fairs, get out and enjoy the nice weather while you can.
120 artists to display works along Naperville RiverwalkSomething fresh and new will meet something tried and true Saturday and Sunday at the annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair in Naperville.
Wahlburgers targets March opening in St. CharlesWith construction under way and a proposed liquor license on the table, Wahlburgers is targeting a March opening for its long-awaited St. Charles burger joint.
Long Grove Apple Fest offers sweet surprisesLong Grove Apple Fest -- a Midwestern tribute to apple season -- will return to historic downtown Long Grove for its 28th consecutive year Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22.
Local acts, national headliners fired up for Punk the Burbs 3 in LisleThis weekend's Punk the Burbs 3 at Lisle's BaseCamp Pub started with a Facebook group run by singer and guitarist Caitlin Edwards. And now headliners Tsunami Bomb and The Mr. T Experience -- and a lineup packed with regional and local bands -- are helping the fest grow into a higher-profile punk, pop-punk and ska fest.
Elk Grove's Hometown Parade, at new time this year, will step off SaturdayElk Grove Village's Hometown Parade, held in conjunction for the first time with the village's Oktoberfest, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Best bets: 'Minefaire' returns to Schaumburg and Micky Dolenz sings in St. CharlesBest bets: The Minecraft convention "Minefaire" returns to Schaumburg this weekend, Micky Dolenz of The Monkees performs at St. Charles' Arcada Theatre and "Beatles vs. Stones -- A Musical Showdown" happens at the Hemmens in Elgin.
Steppenwolf's basketball drama 'The Great Leap' impresses, though script misses a few shotsThe personal becomes very political in Lauren Yee's basketball drama "The Great Leap," now receiving a strong Chicago premiere by Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Set in 1989, "The Great Leap" blends fact and fiction around a "friendly match" between Chinese and American university basketball players.
Elton John-scored 'Devil Wears Prada' musical set to premiere in Chicago in 2020A musical version of "The Devil Wears Prada" will make its world premiere at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre next year. The Broadway-bound show features a score by Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub, a book by Paul Rudnick and direction by Steppenwolf Theatre artistic director Anna D. Shapiro.
Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer
Theater spotlight: Sept. 11-inspired 'The Mercy Seat' opens in ElginNewly formed Beacon Productions stages Sept. 11, 2001,-inspired "The Mercy Seat" in Elgin, Teatro Vista opens its season with "Hope: Part II of a Mexican Trilogy" and more, this week on the Chicago-area theater scene.
Major-league talent makes for Paramount's winning 'Newsies'Paramount Theatre opens its ninth season with a winning revival of "Newsies," Disney Theatrical Productions' stage adaptation of the well-loved film about the 1899 newsboy strike in New York City.
Sponsored | Ron Onesti: The unsung heroes behind the musicI am lucky to have a grand group of dedicated and passionate people who love what they do and believe in the scope and direction of my company. But a true "unsung hero" of the Onesti Entertainment Corp., and the "Man Behind the Curtain," has always been my brother, Rich.
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