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

 
 
Posted5/17/2018 11:30 AM
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  • Chocolate-covered treats are displayed at the Strawberry Patch booth during a previous Chocolate Fest in Long Grove.

    Chocolate-covered treats are displayed at the Strawberry Patch booth during a previous Chocolate Fest in Long Grove. Daily Herald File Photo

Choc a lot

The Long Grove Chocolate Fest promises lots of family fun and tasty treats. Sample all kinds of chocolate creations this weekend near 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. $5 daily admission; $10 three-day pass; kids 12 and younger admitted free. (847) 634-0888 or longgrove.org. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, May 18; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20

Block fun

Learn all about area businesses and restaurants at the 8th Annual Multi-Chamber Extreme Block Party EXPO & Taste of the Towns on Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein. Free. (847) 949-5100 or glmvchamber.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19

The Gregg House Museum in Westmont hosts a Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Art Contest on Saturday, May 19.
The Gregg House Museum in Westmont hosts a Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Art Contest on Saturday, May 19. -
Pavement pigments

Marvel at all the creative illustrations created on the spot with the Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Art Contest at the Gregg House Museum, 115 S. Linden Ave., Westmont. Free. (630) 960-3392 or westmontparks.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19

Galactic galleries

The monthly ArtWauk gallery stroll becomes a StarWauk on Saturday to honor movie director George Lucas. Participants are invited to dress up as "Star Wars" characters as they take in a mix of shopping, art shows and other family-friendly activities in downtown Waukegan along Genesee Street. Free. (847) 623-6650 or artwauk.com. 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 19

Group exhibit

See the creations of the Spertus Institute's first Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship with the exhibit titled "Inquiry 01." There are works by Chicago-based artists Nelly Agassi, Leslie Baum, Iris Bernblum, Dianna Frid, Matthew Girson, Jesse Malmed, Geof Oppenheimer, Roni Packer and Rana Siegel starting Wednesday at the Spertus Institute's Ground Level Art Lab, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Free, but reservations appreciated. (312) 322-1700 or spertus.edu. 5:30 p.m. reception Wednesday, May 23; exhibition continues through Sunday, Aug. 12

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