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

  • Kirk Muspratt is the music director and conductor of the New Philharmonic, which previews its 2018-19 season in a free outdoor concert at College of DuPage's Lakeside Pavilion in Glen Ellyn.

    Kirk Muspratt is the music director and conductor of the New Philharmonic, which previews its 2018-19 season in a free outdoor concert at College of DuPage's Lakeside Pavilion in Glen Ellyn. Courtesy of McAninch Arts Center

  • Tour the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook as part of "Discover Mayslake" on Saturday, July 21.

    Tour the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook as part of "Discover Mayslake" on Saturday, July 21. Susan Stark | Staff Photographer

 
 
Posted7/18/2018 6:00 AM

Streaming symphony

The New Philharmonic previews its upcoming season with a free concert featuring guest soprano Mikaela Schneider. The concert will also be streamed live via WDCB-TV at College of DuPage's Lakeside Pavilion, 425 Fawell Ave., Glen Ellyn. Free. (630) 942-4000 or atthemac.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 20

 

Celestial bodies

Dr. Farhad Yusef-Zadeh is the special guest lecturer for tonight's Lake County Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting. Stargazing follows (weather permitting) at the Volo Bog, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside. Free. (312) 595-7437 or lcas-astronomy.org/calendar. Meeting and lecture: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; stargazing at 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 20

Open mansion

Tour a grand 1920s mansion, go on nature hikes, try archery and fishing or enjoy some music, theater and art as part of the Discover Mayslake event this Saturday on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook. Free. (630) 933-7200 or dupageforest.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21

Water features

Private homeowners in the Naperville area open up their backyards this Saturday to show off their special landscapes with water features as part of the Aquascape 2018 Water & Garden Showcase. To find the exact locations featured in the tour, call (630) 659-2057 or visit aquascapeconstruction.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21

'Storybook Love'

The Mother Truckin' Movie Night event returns with an outdoor screening of the beloved 1987 hit film "The Princess Bride" on Wednesday. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and cash to buy craft beers and snacks at the Village Green across from the Sears Centre Arena, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Free admission and parking. (847) 649-2222 or searscentre.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 25

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