Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Comedy to mash up Jersey shore and bard at York High School in ElmhurstYork Drama invites the whole family to extend summer with a trip to the Jersey shore.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/comedy-to-mash-up-jersey-shore-and-bard-at-york-high-school-in-elmhurst/arbvdai/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/comedy-to-mash-up-jersey-shore-and-bard-at-york-high-school-in-elmhurst/arbvdai/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMTLonesome Shack to play Brauer House in LombardThe Seattle-based deep-blues trio Lonesome Shack will headline at Brauer House in Lombard.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/lonesome-shack-to-play-brauer-house-in-lombard/abjrzlc/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/20/lonesome-shack-to-play-brauer-house-in-lombard/abjrzlc/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:48:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from stage play fundraisers including a Halloween night thriller, a book signing, and a symphony concert that's running away to join the circus.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a2jdt9f/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a2jdt9f/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTWine dinner to debut at Sage Kitchen + Bar in BolingbrookThe new Sage Kitchen + Bar in Bolingbrook will uncork its first wine dinner, featuring a seasonal menu crafted by Executive Chef Camilla Elias-Boyer and pairings from Don & Sons Wine.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/wine-dinner-to-debut-at-sage-kitchen-bar-in-bolingbrook/ariierp/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/wine-dinner-to-debut-at-sage-kitchen-bar-in-bolingbrook/ariierp/Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTElmhurst City Centre plans Boo-tiful SaturdayOne of Elmhurst City Centre’s most anticipated events is just a week away, with children 12 and younger invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes and come downtown for a free day of fun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/elmhurst-city-centre-plans-boo-tiful-saturday/atks86b/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/elmhurst-city-centre-plans-boo-tiful-saturday/atks86b/Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMTTrick-or-treat comic book giveaway to draw fansFor Halloween ComicFest, participating comic book specialty shops will give away specifically published comic books to anyone who comes into their shops the weekend before Halloween.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/trick-or-treat-comic-book-giveaway-to-draw-fans/aa9bcmp/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/17/trick-or-treat-comic-book-giveaway-to-draw-fans/aa9bcmp/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:58:03 GMTTrick-or-treating and costume contest to roll into PinstripesAs kids and adults decide on the best mask, wig, makeup and accessories for Halloween, Pinstripes invites revelers to a costume contest with big prizes. On Friday, Oct. 31, ghosts and goblins of all ages can trick or treat for candy at any Pinstripes location from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.   http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/trick-or-treating-and-costume-contest-to-roll-into-pinstripes/ar05q50/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/trick-or-treating-and-costume-contest-to-roll-into-pinstripes/ar05q50/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:00:00 GMTTwo mismatched women find common ground in Village Theatre Guild's 'Grace & Glorie'In playwright Tom Ziegler's "Grace & Glorie", 90-year-old Grace has checked herself out of the hospital to die at home. Glorie is the young hospice volunteer who attempts to care for the cantankerous Grace. The show runs from Oct. 17 to Nov. 8 at the Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/two-mismatched-women-find-common-ground-in-village-theatre-guilds-grace-glorie/aoqnyma/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/two-mismatched-women-find-common-ground-in-village-theatre-guilds-grace-glorie/aoqnyma/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTCosley Zoo unveils family Pumpkin Fest in WheatonCelebrating fall fun without the fright this October is Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, which provides a variety of family-friendly activities.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/cosley-zoo-unveils-family-pumpkin-fest-in-wheaton/ahht183/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/cosley-zoo-unveils-family-pumpkin-fest-in-wheaton/ahht183/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT'Murder in the Mansion' to fall on Halloween at CantignyIt's a recurring dream-come-true for fans of period whodunits on lavish estates, when Cantigny in Wheaton plays host to an interactive murder-mystery on Halloween night. Amateur sleuths will be treated to cocktails, dinner and dessert in the McCormick mansion in Wheaton, while they work to discover clues at the crime scene and interrogate fellow participants.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/murder-in-the-mansion-to-fall-on-halloween-at-cantigny/ao7axmq/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/16/murder-in-the-mansion-to-fall-on-halloween-at-cantigny/ao7axmq/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:05:00 GMTCostumed canines to shine in ‘Howloween Hoopla’“Howloween Hoopla” will unleash a day of doggy fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Whalon Lake Dog Park in Naperville.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/costumed-canines-to-shine-in-howloween-hoopla/aafu6rv/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/costumed-canines-to-shine-in-howloween-hoopla/aafu6rv/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from Boo! at the Zoo to a book signing by the authors of the "House of Night" series, family-friendly "Halloween Night Walks," Morton Arboretum's Theatre-Hikes with a spooky bent, and a major art exhibition celebrating the work of Ed Paschke.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/au7b59l/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/15/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/au7b59l/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMTMystery Diner: Japanese cuisine is on a roll at Sushi Mono in WheatonFood cravings have a way of burrowing down into the absolute pit of my stomach and staying there until satiated. Like a troll under a bridge controlling the action, my stomach often waves a hand at the trifles of a salad and instead demands a giant slice of pizza.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/mystery-diner-japanese-cuisine-is-on-a-roll-at-sushi-mono-in-wheaton/a5k20yc/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/mystery-diner-japanese-cuisine-is-on-a-roll-at-sushi-mono-in-wheaton/a5k20yc/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00:00 GMTRoots artist Curtis McMurtry to star at FitzGerald'sCurtis McMurtry will make his FitzGerald’s debut Friday, Oct. 17, in Berwyn.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/14/roots-artist-curtis-mcmurtry-to-star-at-fitzgeralds/aws8l5b/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/14/roots-artist-curtis-mcmurtry-to-star-at-fitzgeralds/aws8l5b/Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTAfter Hours Film Society to screen film fest winners at Tivoli TheatreThe After Hours Film Society will showcase the talents of amateur filmmakers at its 11th annual Student Film Festival at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/14/after-hours-film-society-to-screen-film-fest-winners-at-tivoli-theatre/aqrdzvk/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/14/after-hours-film-society-to-screen-film-fest-winners-at-tivoli-theatre/aqrdzvk/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:30:00 GMTBloomingdale director to helm 'The Memory of Water' at AlbrightThe Albright Theatre in Batavia will stage “The Memory of Water” by Shelagh Stephenson, a poignant play about the homecoming of three sisters who reunite to organize a funeral for their mother who has died from Alzheimer’s. The show will run weekends from Oct. 31 to Nov. 15.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/14/bloomingdale-director-to-helm-the-memory-of-water-at-albright/al7e8za/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/14/bloomingdale-director-to-helm-the-memory-of-water-at-albright/al7e8za/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:40:00 GMTRarely seen works by Ed Paschke on display in LisleTo commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the death of Ed Paschke, an exhibition at Benedictine University in Lisle celebrates his pop art-influenced representational imagery through November.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/rarely-seen-works-by-ed-paschke-on-display-in-lisle/amab4cc/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/rarely-seen-works-by-ed-paschke-on-display-in-lisle/amab4cc/Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTMystery author to leave clues to new book in Lombard library eventMystery writer Annie Hansen will talk about "Bean in Love," the sequel to "Give Me Chocolate," part of her Kelly Clark mystery series, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Helen Plum Library in Lombard.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/mystery-author-to-leave-clues-to-new-book-in-lombard-library-event/a179msu/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/mystery-author-to-leave-clues-to-new-book-in-lombard-library-event/a179msu/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:14:00 GMTFrancesca's restaurants to dish up deal on Pass the Pasta favoritesTo celebrate National Pasta Day this Friday, Francesca’s restaurants have cooked up a Pass the Pasta promotion featuring the restaurant’s top five favorites for $4 each.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/francescas-restaurants-to-dish-up-deal-on-pass-the-pasta-favorites/aot3dr2/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/13/francescas-restaurants-to-dish-up-deal-on-pass-the-pasta-favorites/aot3dr2/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:33:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a Brew Moon Fest to an intensive acting workshop through Theatre of Western Springs, a concert by Los Straitjackets and Deke Dickerson, a series of campy horror movies, and Boo! at the Zoo family fun.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/10/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/apd0zfh/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/10/10/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/apd0zfh/Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMT