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  1. Special Exhibit: Fabergé Figurative Carvings

    October 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum

    Modern carvings from the House of Fabergé feature Russian folklore figures of the Kvass Seller, the Gypsy Fortune Teller and the Vagabond made of Russian gemstone materials.

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  2. Special Exhibit: Rock Cafe

    October 31, 2018 - May 1, 2019 @ Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

    The Rock Café features 3 balanced meals made entirely out of stone. The Rock Café was generously donated to the Museum by the Josefeck Family in 2013. On display through May 2019.

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  3. David Wallace Haskins: Polarity

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Experience an interactive video work, large-scale light installation, intervention in the McCormick House, and more.

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  4. McCormick House: 1952 – 1959

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    McCormick House: 1952 – 1959 curated by Robert Kleinschmidt and Ryan Monteleagre See the Children's Wing with a full domestic interior for the first time since the museum acquired the McCormick House.

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  5. The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection

    November 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from Elmhurst College Art Collection curated by Suellen Rocca, one of the original Imagists Featuring over 30 works by some of the most provocative and influential Midwest artists since the 1960s. This exhibition is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy with presenting partner, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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  6. Hometown Holiday: It's a Wonderful Life in Elmhurst

    November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Experience the nostalgia and sentiment of Frank Capra’s 1946 classic film though a private collection from Richard Goodson of rare memorabilia including vintage posters, photographs, collectibles, and more. Additional objects from EHM’s collection will be on display, including handmade ornaments from Dresden, Germany and original prints by former Elmhurst resident Lee Sturges, a well-known American artist and etcher. Exhibit sponsor: Lakeside Bank.

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  7. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    December 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Take an interactive journey through Elmhurst history! See the award-winning tabletop map filled with photos from various eras, and explore fascinating object towers on different themes, from businesses to community, and watch a video on Elmhurst history. Check out the latest History Spotlight, a rotating display of special objects and photos from the museum’s collection which currently features objects and information about York High School’s centennial.

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  8. Wilder Park Conservatory Holiday Flower Show

    December 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019 @ Wilder Park Conservatory

    Escape the cold and get in the holiday spirit at Wilder Park Conservatory’s stunning holiday floral display.

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  9. Winter Reading Challenge

    December 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Accept the challenge and expand your reading comfort zone! Spark your curiosity by reading a book you might not typically choose — we choose it for you. How to Participate 1. Complete the form at elmlib.org/challenge. 2. Librarians choose a book just for you. 3. Read the book! Tell us what you thought at elmlib.org/challengereview. NOTE: All three steps are required to be entered in the raffle. Three lucky readers win $50 Elmhurst City Centre Gift Cards.

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  10. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Radio Play with GreenMan Theatre

    December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Elmhurst Public Library

    The beloved American holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” come to life in a 1940s radio broadcast performed by Elmhurst’s own GreenMan Theatre Troupe. The story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Co-sponsored by Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst History Museum. Priority to valid EPL card holders. Registration required: In person or 630-279-8696 or online at elmhurstpubliclibrary.org.

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  11. Holiday Band Concert

    December 10, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, Elmhurst College

    Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

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  12. It's a Wonderful Holiday Show

    December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

    Our holiday program continues with a two-part family entertainment show featuring It’s A Wonderful Life radio program and the delightful fantasy Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins.

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  13. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Movie Screening

    December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM @ York Theatre

    With memorable characters like Clarence the guardian angel, Zuzu, and even the notorious Mr. Potter, “It’s a Wonderful Life” stands the test of time as one of America’s favorite holiday movies.Round up the family and friends for this free showing of the iconic holiday film on the big screen at York Theatre in downtown Elmhurst. After the movie, stop by Elmhurst City Centre’s plaza to see the festive holiday display, take photos with Santa, and enjoy the holiday.

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  14. Hometown Holiday Family Fun

    December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ City Centre Fountain Plaza

    Start a new tradition with us in City Centre! Free showing of the holiday classic, "It's a Wonderful Life" at the York Theatre at 9:30 am. (Doors open at 9 am) Santa visits in the City Centre Plaza following the movie from 11 am to 1 pm. Free giveaway for all the kids!

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  15. Sleigh Rides

    December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Spring Road & Prairie Path

    Horse-drawn wagon rides through the Spring Road business district, a visit with Santa at the Gazebo and Hot Chocolate and Cookies.

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  16. Snow Globe Family Craft Activity

    December 15, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum Education Center

    Families are invited to the Elmhurst History Museum after viewing “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the York Theatre to see the exhibit and participate in a drop-in snow globe craft activity in the Education Center. Registration required: Call 630-530-6879 and leave a message with number of participants.

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  17. Create a Gem Tree

    December 15, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Lizzadro Museum

    Learn how to create a small tree using gemstones and wire. These beautiful trees never need water and make a great gift. All materials are provided.

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  18. Sounds of the Season

    December 15, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church

    The Agape Ringers, Chicago's Premier Handbell Ensemble, will perform an eclectic seasonal show with guests Joel Raney on piano and Jane Holstein on organ. This yearly event features seasonal favorites in new and interesting arrangements. Join us for David Weck's farewell performance. Check out our videos on YouTube.

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  19. Christmas in Elmhurst 2018

    December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - December 16, 2018, 6:00 PM @ York High School Performing Arts Auditorium

    Elmhurst Community Choir and Orchestra, under the baton of Dennis Criser. Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 16, 6:00 pm Venue: York High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 355 W. St. Charles Free Admission - All Welcome - Our gift to our community!

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  20. Symposium: The Figure, Humor, and the Chicago Imagists

    December 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    In partnership with Art Design Chicago and Elmhurst College, this full-day symposium explores works by the Chicago Imagists with specific emphasis on the ways in which they used humor in their depictions of the figure. The symposium features presentations on the topic and the opportunity to view the extraordinary Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Symposium begins at Illinois Hall at Elmhurst College and later continues at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Full schedule to be announced. Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce. Led by the Terra Foundation for American Art, this citywide partnership of cultural organizations explores Chicago’s art and design legacy with more than 30 exhibitions and hundreds of events throughout 2018.

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  21. The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists

    December 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Illinois Hall - Schaible Science Center, Elmhurst College

    The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists is a full-day symposium that explores works by the Chicago Imagists and their relationship to the tradition of American figurative art with specific emphasis on the ways in which the Imagists used humor in their depictions of the figure. The symposium features presentations on the topic and the opportunity to view the extraordinary Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection on view at the Ellmhurst Art Museum.

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  22. Kids Winter Reading Program: Read Undercover

    December 22, 2018 - February 28, 2019 @ Elmhurst Public Library

    Kids (newborns through grade eight) can join. Register at the Kids’ Help Desk with your valid Elmhurst Public Library card anytime from December 22 until February 28. Once signed up, kids receive a bookmark, a booklog to record the books read, and a reading challenge. Kids who reach reading goals by February 28 receive a sticker; a raffle ticket; and coupons for Skyzone, Meatheads, Brewpoint Coffee, and LEGOland.

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