5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

  • Lilac Time continues through Sunday, May 20, in Lilacia Park in Lombard.

      Lilac Time continues through Sunday, May 20, in Lilacia Park in Lombard. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 
Posted5/8/2018 6:00 AM

Artsy students

Manifest returns as Chicago's largest student-run festival. There are more than 100 events including poetry readings, dance performances, gallery strolls and more at Columbia College Chicago's Wabash Arts Corridor in the South Loop, with Wabash Avenue closed from 9th to 11th streets. Free. colum.edu/manifest. Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

In bloom

Lombard's annual Lilac Time has commenced, featuring more than 700 lilacs and 25,000 tulips in Lilacia Park, 150 S. Park Ave., Lombard. There are also many other events ranging from a pancake breakfast (8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19) to a parade (1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20). The one-hour Lilac Heritage Tour costs $5 and includes the "History of the Lilac Collection" exhibit. Check the calendar on the website for times and dates. Free admission to the park; check schedule for the cost of other events. (630) 629-1885 or lombardlilactime.com. Park open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; event continues through Sunday, May 20

Green up time

Bring the kids for face painting, bounce houses, a petting zoo and more at the Spring Fun Fest on Saturday at Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Free. (847) 349-5008 or rosemont.com. 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12

Navy helpers

Learn how military dogs and more have been deployed to help sailors in the lecture "Navy Tails: Animals in the U.S. Navy" on Saturday at the National Museum of the American Sailor, 2531 Sheridan Road, Great Lakes. Free. (847) 688-3154 or history.navy.mil. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12

Dorothy Gale (Fairuza Balk) befriends the mechanical soldier Tik-Tok in "Return to Oz." Disney's controversial 1985 sequel to "The Wizard of Oz" is screened at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Monday, May 14.
Dorothy Gale (Fairuza Balk) befriends the mechanical soldier Tik-Tok in "Return to Oz." Disney's controversial 1985 sequel to "The Wizard of Oz" is screened at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Monday, May 14. - Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures
Oz in crisis

Disney was critically lambasted for its "Wizard of Oz" sequel "Return to Oz," but die-hard fans of L. Frank Baum's Oz novels were more appreciative of the film's different and more bookish visual approach. Decide for yourself when the 1985 fantasy film is screened at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Rated PG. $1. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com. 7 p.m. Monday, May 14

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