5 things to do this weekend in the suburbs

  • Visitors will be dressed as witches and wizards for a Harry Potter costume contest as part of The Return of The Party That Shall Not Be Named Saturday in downtown Naperville.

    Visitors will be dressed as witches and wizards for a Harry Potter costume contest as part of The Return of The Party That Shall Not Be Named Saturday in downtown Naperville. Daily Herald File Photo

  • Ashton Locklear is set to compete Saturday in the U.S. Classic Gymnastics meet at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

    Ashton Locklear is set to compete Saturday in the U.S. Classic Gymnastics meet at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. Associated Press, 2016

 
Updated 7/28/2017 6:38 PM

How sweet it is:

The Sugar Grove Corn Boil turns 50 this year. The fest, at Volunteer Park, 61 Main St., celebrates with music, a carnival, bingo, a craft fair, a 5K run/walk at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and a car show Sunday. Free; carnival wristband is $25. sugargrovecornboil.org. 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Tumble for you:

Ashton Locklear and Ragan Smith, two replacement gymnasts for the 2016 Olympics, headline the U.S. Classic Gymnastics competition at the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. $79-$129; $15 parking. (888) 732-7784 or searscentre.com or usagymclassic.com. Junior Session: 1 p.m. today; Senior Session: 6:30 p.m. today.

Harry Potter in Naperville:

Downtown Naperville transforms into the magical world of Harry Potter for The Return of The Party That Shall Not Be Named. Experience wandmaking, spells classes, sorting hats, fortune telling, discussion groups, crafts, painting classes, live human chess matches and costume contests for all ages. There's a free 8 p.m. screening of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in Central Park at 104 E. Benton Ave. Free; check in at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street. 3 to 7 p.m. today.

Eschenbach, Perlman at Ravinia:

Former Ravinia Festival music director Christoph Eschenbach returns to Ravinia, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, to conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this weekend, with help from Itzhak Perlman, who will perform music from the movies. $25-$150 pavilion tickets; $10 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 7 p.m. today.

Quirky comedy:

Comedian Karen Rontowski performs her off-kilter style of standup comedy at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $22 plus a two-item purchase. (630) 524-0001 or stcharles.zanies.com. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. today.

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