5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend

 
Daily Herald staff report
Updated 10/12/2018 10:28 AM
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  • The Glass Pumpkin Patch returns to the Morton Arboretum this weekend.

    The Glass Pumpkin Patch returns to the Morton Arboretum this weekend. Courtesy of Daniel Sviland

Autumn is in the air at Morton Arboretum's Glass Pumpkin Patch and the annual Barrington Scarecrow Festival. Here are five ways to spend your time this weekend. For more, see dailyherald.com/calendar.

Glassy gourds

Marvel at all the colorful creations (and maybe buy one) at the eighth annual Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Admission is $15; $13 seniors; $10 kids 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or mortonarb.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15.

Many glass pumpkins were on display and for sale during last year's Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Morton Arboretum. The event returns this weekend.
  Many glass pumpkins were on display and for sale during last year's Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Morton Arboretum. The event returns this weekend. - Bev Horne | Staff Photographer, October 2017
Ghost stories

Steel Beam Theatre's timely revival of Irish playwright Conor McPherson's supernatural drama "The Weir" offers the tale of regulars at a rural pub in Ireland who swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a newcomer. See it at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. $22-$28. (630) 587-8521 or steelbeamtheatre.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Do tell

Catch up with comedian Alonzo Bodden ("Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!," "Last Comic Standing") when he performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Margo Jones Project

Janus Theatre salutes women theater artists with the monthlong Margo Jones Theatre Project. On stage first is Marsha Norman's "'Night Mother," about the final hour in the life of a troubled young woman. See it at 164 Division St., Elgin. $18. janusplays.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Kiri Kolasinski of Barrington grabs a pumpkin to paint during last year's Barrington Scarecrow Festival.
Kiri Kolasinski of Barrington grabs a pumpkin to paint during last year's Barrington Scarecrow Festival. - Daily Herald File Photo, 2017
Scarecrow fun

Bob the DJ is set to emcee the annual Barrington Scarecrow Festival featuring free scarecrow, pumpkin and cookie decorating, plus pony rides, games, face painting and more at Memorial Park, Hough and Station streets, Barrington. Bring old clothes to decorate a scarecrow. Free. www.barrington-il.gov. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

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