Best Bets: DuPage Community Arts Festival debuts in Wheaton

  • The Ides of March, featuring Jim Peterik, headlines the DuPage Community Arts Festival Saturday, May 28, at the DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds in Wheaton.

    The Ides of March, featuring Jim Peterik, headlines the DuPage Community Arts Festival Saturday, May 28, at the DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds in Wheaton.

 
 
Updated 5/26/2022 10:17 AM

Arts aplenty

Local visual artists and bands like The Ides of March, featuring Jim Peterik, Ralph Covert and The Bad Examples, The Orbert Davis Quintet and more will be part of the inaugural DuPage Community Arts Festival at the DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton. Tickets in advance: $20, $10 kids 3-12, $50 family pass; at the gate: $25, $12 kids 3-12, $60 family pass. (630) 668-6636 or dupagecountyfair.org. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 28

 

Elk Grove Village native Vince Carone headlines Zanies in Rosemont this weekend.
Elk Grove Village native Vince Carone headlines Zanies in Rosemont this weekend.
Elk Grove Vince

Comedian Vince Carone, a native of Elk Grove Village, returns for another run of standup sets this weekend at Zanies at Parkway Bank Park, 5437 Park Place, Rosemont. $30, plus a two-item purchase. For ages 21 and older. (847) 813-0484 or zanies.com. 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 27-28

The Pixar Putt miniature golf course tours to Chicago's Navy Pier this summer.
The Pixar Putt miniature golf course tours to Chicago's Navy Pier this summer. - Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel
Animated golf

Fans of animated features like "Toy Story," "Coco," "Finding Nemo" and more won't want to miss the touring Pixar Putt miniature golf experience at Navy Pier's Polk Brothers Park, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. $32.50; $27.50 kids 12 and younger; $99 family pack (two adults and two kids). (312) 595-7437, pixarputt.com or navypier.org. Noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last entries at 8:30 p.m.) Saturday, May 28, through Aug. 21

The Artsy outdoors

The 33rd annual Prairie Arts Festival promises nearly 100 artists selling their works, plus a food truck court, family activities and more this weekend at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center, 101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. Free. (847) 895-3600 or prairiecenter.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29

Fox Valley visuals

Artists working in ceramics, fiber, printmaking and more will show off their work in the St. Charles Fine Art Show this weekend on Riverside Avenue, between Main and Illinois streets, in St. Charles. Free. (630) 443-3967 or stcharlesfineartshow.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 29

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"American Idol" winner Caleb Johnson & the Ramblin Saints perform Saturday, May 28, at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
"American Idol" winner Caleb Johnson & the Ramblin Saints perform Saturday, May 28, at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake.
'Idol' winner

"American Idol" fans won't want to miss season 13 winner Caleb Johnson & the Ramblin Saints perform Saturday at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. $20-$25. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28

Cantigny Park in Wheaton hosts "Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World," an outdoor exhibition of large-scale works of mythical creatures inspired by Mexican folklore, starting Wednesday, June 1. Among the alebrijes featured is the two-headed dog by Roberto Carlos Martinez.
Cantigny Park in Wheaton hosts "Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World," an outdoor exhibition of large-scale works of mythical creatures inspired by Mexican folklore, starting Wednesday, June 1. Among the alebrijes featured is the two-headed dog by Roberto Carlos Martinez. - Courtesy of Dave Blake, Cantigny
Fantasy creations

Nearly 50 fantastical sculptures from Mexico make up the special outdoor exhibit "Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World" starting Wednesday at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission; $5 parking. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 7 a.m. to sunset from Wednesday, June 1, through October

The Joffrey Ballet's rescheduled run of "Don Quixote," shown here with company members Amanda Assucena and Alberto Velazquez, begins Thursday, June 2, at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.
The Joffrey Ballet's rescheduled run of "Don Quixote," shown here with company members Amanda Assucena and Alberto Velazquez, begins Thursday, June 2, at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. - Courtesy of Todd Rosenberg Photography, The Joffrey Ballet
Dancing at windmills

The Joffrey Ballet revives its family-friendly 2011 production of "Don Quixote" for a run of 10 performances at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. $35-$181. (312) 386-8905 or joffrey.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 2-4 and 9-10, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5 and 11-12

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