Best Bets: Swing into Elmhurst Art Museum's 'Par Excellence Redux'

  • The interactive "Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9" is open through Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

    The interactive "Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9" is open through Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum

  • The Lake County Greek Festival returns to the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville this weekend.

    The Lake County Greek Festival returns to the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville this weekend. Daily Herald File Photo

 
 
Posted7/6/2021 6:00 AM

Interactive art

Recreation meets art with the interactive exhibit "Par Excellence Redux: The Front 9." Local and national artists, designers and architects have been commissioned to create miniature golf creations specially installed at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. General admission: $15; $12 seniors; $10 tee-time (tickets must be reserved in advance). (630) 834-0202 or elmhurstartmuseum.org. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, now through Sept. 26

 

Opa time

The Lake County Greek Festival returns with all kinds of delicacies, plus Greek music, dancing and more this weekend at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1400 N. O'Plaine Road, Libertyville. Free. (224) 513-5530, ext. 1, or saintdemetrioslibertyville.com. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 9-11 (drive-through option from 4-7 p.m.)

Eagles tribute band One of These Nights performs Friday, July 9, at Aurora's RiverEdge Park.
Eagles tribute band One of These Nights performs Friday, July 9, at Aurora's RiverEdge Park. - Courtesy of Sabina Cavalli Photography
Play like the Eagles

The band One of These Nights plays tribute to The Eagles with a two-hour concert featuring many of the popular band's greatest hits at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora. $5 general admission. (630) 896-6666 or paramountaurora.com/riveredge. 8 p.m. Friday, July 9

Jive time

Swing dancers of all skills can cut a rug at the 15th Annual Let's Dance Big Band Weekend featuring live music and more at Northern Illinois University's Duke Ellington Ballroom, 340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb. $30 dance-only admission; $50-$125 dance packages. justmakeithappen-dekalb.com. 8-11 p.m. Friday, July 9; 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 10; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 11

Cantigny Park's annual Dog Days celebration returns Saturday, July 10.
Cantigny Park's annual Dog Days celebration returns Saturday, July 10. - Daily Herald File Photo
Park bark

Dog Days allows canines and their owners the chance to stroll the grounds, participate in activities such as wiener races and the bark park and learn about rescue organizations at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Dogs must be leashed and have current vaccination tages. $5 registration; $10 parking. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10

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Sara Anderson performs in the Chicago Tap Theatre show "Tap Secret!" on Saturday, July 10, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.
Sara Anderson performs in the Chicago Tap Theatre show "Tap Secret!" on Saturday, July 10, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. - Courtesy of Philamonjaro/Chicago Tap Theatre
Mission percussion

Chicago Tap Theatre celebrates 1990s pop music and more in the live show "Tap Secret!" at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. $42 (limited indoor seating due to social distancing). (847) 673-6300 or chicagotaptheatre.com. 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10

Guest conductor Jonathan Rush performs in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert "Celebrating Hidden American Triumphs" Saturday at Ravinia.
Guest conductor Jonathan Rush performs in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert "Celebrating Hidden American Triumphs" Saturday at Ravinia. - Courtesy of Ravinia Festival
U.S. music makers

Guest conductor Johnathan Rush shares the podium with chief conductor and curator Marin Alsop in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert "Celebrating Hidden American Triumphs." Hear works by African-American composers James P. Johnson, Carlos Simon and more at the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. $35-$115 pavilion tickets; $10-$15 lawn seating. (847) 266-5100 or ravinia.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 10

Comedian Rocky LaPorte brings the laughs to the Vernon Hills Park District's show "Have a Laugh! Comedy Showcase" on Tuesday, July 13.
Comedian Rocky LaPorte brings the laughs to the Vernon Hills Park District's show "Have a Laugh! Comedy Showcase" on Tuesday, July 13. - Courtesy of Chris Haston/NBC
Comedy zone

Laugh along with comedians Rocky LaPorte, Tyler Fowler and Jeanie Doogan when they take the stage in the Vernon Hills Park District's "Have a Laugh! Comedy Showcase" at the Family Aquatic Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. $30. (847) 996-6800 or vhparkdistrict.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13

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