Looking for something to do this week? We have eclectic suggestions from a rock-and-roll benefit to an exhibit by leading artists with a dark streak to a walk to fight lung cancer and a ministry in song by a noted composer.
LIBRARY GETS LOUD
WHERE: Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St.
WHEN: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday
COST & INFO: $150; reservations at 630-570-4210; www.hinsdalelibrary.info
"Rockin' at Dewey's … Taking It Up a Decibel" is the sixth annual fundraiser for the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation. It will feature a live band, along with dancing, auction action, and food and drink catered by the Reel Club. Musical entertainment is by Morry Sochat & The Special 20s, who mix Chicago blues with swing and rock 'n' roll from the 1950s. For more on the band, visit www.special20s.com.
MINISTRY IN SONG
WHERE: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 111 Cass Ave., Westmont
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, Nov. 5 to 7
COST & INFO: Offering welcome; 630-968-1366; www.holytrinitywestmont.org
Platinum-selling Christian music artist John Michael Talbot is a motivational minister who travels nine months each year throughout the world, with a mission of renewing the faith of Christians of all denominations through religious music, teaching and speaking. He is recognized as one of Catholic music's most popular artists, with 4.5 million in sales and songs published in hymnals. He's been honored for his music and humanitarian projects.
WHERE: Riverwalk Park Grand Pavilion, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville
WHEN: Check-in at 9 a.m., and walk at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9
COST & INFO: Free, but $20 donation suggested; www.lungevity.org/naperville
Pledge gathering is underway for the 11th annual Breathe Deep … Walk & Rally to Stop Lung Cancer, a leisurely three-quarter or 1.5-mile walk that welcomes strollers, wheelchairs, bicycles and pets. There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction. Kids will find bears to stuff, an obstacle course and face painting. “Lung cancer is the deadliest of all cancers, and yet it remains the least funded,” said Michele Bowles of Elmhurst, who co-chairs the event. Proceeds benefit LUNGevity, an Illinois nonprofit whose mission is to find a cure.
WHERE: First Congregational Church, 1047 Curtiss St., Downers Grove
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday
COST & INFO: $25 donation; www.downersgrovemusicclub.org/benefit.html
The Downers Grove Music Club presents a benefit concert, reception and auction to support student music awards at Downers Grove North and South high schools. The concert features six professional musicians: violinist Jennifer Leckie and pianist Chris Garofalo (shown), plus pianist Jim Molina, guitarist Jason Deroche, THESIX piano and winds ensemble and baritone Todd Diehl. In addition, cellist Andrew Moline, one of the current Music Club's Rising Stars, will perform at the event called "A Notable Celebration of the Arts."
WHERE: Kosart Effects Studios & Gallery, 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont
WHEN: Reception from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday
COST & INFO: Free; www.kosartgallery.com; 630-310-8353
FX instructor and TV's "Face Off" champion J. Anthony Kosar of Lisle curates a Halloween-inspired art show in his gallery, the third annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibition featuring 46 award-winning artists in all media. Guests can opt to dress in creative attire. The show remains on exhibit all month by appointment. A raffle for Little Friends charity offers works by participating artists to help people with disabilities. The versatile Kosar designs Halloween masks; creates special effects for theater, film and commercials; sculpts prototypes for toys, collectibles and medical anatomical models; illustrates books, and creates his own fine art.