Looking for something to do this week? We have some suggestions for communities in central and northwestern DuPage County, including a concert by the great Corky Siegel and his Chamber Blues in Wheaton.
ARTISTRY IN WOOD
WHERE: Cantigny Visitors Center, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28
COST & INFO: $5 parking fee; 630-668-5161, Cantigny.org; northsuburbancarvers.org
Woodcarvings, turnings, wood burning art and hand-carved figurines will be showcased when Cantigny Park and North Suburban Carvers present Artistry in Wood. The exhibition includes demonstrations, and a chance for veterans to win a raffle for one of 12 eagle-head presentation canes. Established in 1979, the club is based in Bensenville, and has 150 members carving a name for themselves.
CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES
WHERE: Edman Memorial Chapel at Wheaton College, 418 N. Chase St., Wheaton
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4
COST & INFO: $37 to $50, 630-752-5010, www.artistseries.org
An arresting musical hybrid of blues and classical music has become a signature for Corky Siegel, who brings his new Traveling Chamber Blues Show to town. The composer, pianist, harmonica virtuoso and singer-songwriter will perform with his ensemble as part of the Wheaton College Artist Series. Siegel says, "The secret is that the compositions themselves juxtapose blues and classical flavors."
TAI CHI GOES GLOBAL
WHERE: Theosophical Society in America, 1926 N. Main St., Wheaton, and Lightheart Center lineup at Winfield Community Bank, 27W111 Geneva Road, Winfield
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, in Wheaton, and 1 to 4 p.m. in Winfield
COST & INFO: All free; 630-668-1571, www.theosophical.org; to register for Lightheart events, call 630 260-1084; www.thelightheartcenter
Diverse activities celebrate the 15th World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – "focused on healing the planet as we heal ourselves." Taking place in 70 countries, "One World, One Breath" aims to bring about greater awareness of the healthful practice. Linked to events around the globe, a special observance begins at 10 a.m., followed by afternoon demonstrations and festivities at the Winfield Community Bank, provided by the Lightheart Center for the Healing Arts. The afternoon location was moved to the bank's community room because of recent flooding at Lightheart.
HONOR FLIGHT BENEFIT
WHERE: DuPage Airport, 2700 International Drive, West Chicago
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4
COST & INFO: $30 in advance for nonmilitary, $20 for children 12 and younger; www.dupageveteransfoundation.org, 630-614-4533
Join DuPage Airport and the DuPage Veterans Foundation as they team up for the second annual Honor Flight Chicago fundraiser. It will honor World War II and Korean War veterans, and will feature lunch with the veterans, music of the era, and World War II aircraft and vehicles, weather permitting. The honored veterans, as well as active duty military, will receive free admittance. Steve Sanders of WGN will be master of ceremonies.
'AS WE SEE IT'
WHERE: Gallery 200, 200 Main St., West Chicago
WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in April
COST & INFO: Free; 630-293-9550, www.gallery200.org
"As We See It" is a collective photography exhibit by College of DuPage Photo X Club, highlighting work from 14 artists representing students, alumni and local photographers. Student and club member Joanne Barsanti photographed flowers against the darkness of her basement, shining mini flashlights against them to highlight unusual forms. After finding a “face” in one of the images, “Orchid Woman” became the inspiration for the book “Flowers with Attitude.”