5 events for $5 (or less): Visit an Orchid Show in Wheaton or see Mona Phiffer's folk art in Waukegan
Get all sorts of ideas for sprucing up your abode with the Arlington Home & Garden Show this weekend at Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Free admission and parking. (847) 385-7500 or homeshowarlington.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16
Browse or purchase exotic plants at the Chicago Suburban Orchid Show & Sale this weekend at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Free admission and parking. (630) 668-6636 or dupagecountyfair.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan displays Mona Phiffer Folk Art starting Saturday, Feb. 15, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit continues through Thursday, March 14.
- Courtesy of Dandelion Gallery
See an exhibition of Mona Phiffer Folk Art as part of Black History Month. The self-taught African-American artist was inspired by her childhood in Wyatt, Missouri. An opening reception happens Saturday at Dandelion Gallery, 109 S. Genesee St., Waukegan. Free admission. (224) 627-6039 or dandeliongallery.org. Opening reception: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15; exhibit continues through Thursday, March 14
Soprano AnDréa James performs with pianist Valerie Heinkel-Bollero for "Damsels and Divas: A Musical Revue" at the St. Charles Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 16.
Distressed and driven
Soprano AnDréa James and pianist Valerie Heinkel-Bollero team up to perform songs inspired by women in states of being distressed or driven in "Damsels and Divas: A Musical Revue." The concert takes place Sunday at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles. Free admission. (630) 584-0076 or scpld.org. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Seating is limited for the jazz duo Dave and Dave at Cantigny Park's Le Jardin, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission, but $5 parking. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16