Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Check out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from snagging tickets for a concert by Colbie Caillat to the Wheaton Brew Fest, a dramatic book review celebrating photographer Vivian Maier, a Hank Williams musical, and hands-on open houses for archery and river restoration.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/30/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/an8y8fi/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/30/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/an8y8fi/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:26:41 GMTMystery Diner: Pinstripes scores with 'sophisticated fun' in Oak BrookA luxurious reimagining of restaurant and bowling alley is at the playful heart of Pinstripes. On a recent Sunday evening, we discovered it to be home to three B's: a tempting bistro, indoor and outdoor bocce ball courts, and upscale bowling lanes.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/28/mystery-diner-pinstripes-scores-with-sophisticated-fun-in-oak-brook/a89ww2a/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/28/mystery-diner-pinstripes-scores-with-sophisticated-fun-in-oak-brook/a89ww2a/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMTDogs can put best paw forward in Hinsdale obedience classesThe Hinsdale Humane Society will offer a variety of dog obedience and training classes this fall. The goal is to foster a strong, positive bond between canines and their owners, and to promote humane education, responsible pet care, and dog training based on positive motivation.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/29/dogs-can-put-best-paw-forward-in-hinsdale-obedience-classes/ax0td4b/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/29/dogs-can-put-best-paw-forward-in-hinsdale-obedience-classes/ax0td4b/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTMark Twain portrayal to entertain families in West ChicagoThe Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites the whole family to Kline Creek Farm for “Evening in the Country” from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, the last in a series of gatherings to celebrate the farm’s 25th anniversary. The 1890s living-history site is at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/29/mark-twain-portrayal-to-entertain-families-in-west-chicago/alqbyon/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/29/mark-twain-portrayal-to-entertain-families-in-west-chicago/alqbyon/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:05:00 GMTLegendary Holmes Brothers to celebrate CD with free lakeside concert at CODHeaded to Glen Ellyn to give a free outdoor concert on the College of DuPage campus, The Holmes Brothers last month was honored with a National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor from the National Endowment for the Arts for the nation's folk and traditional artists.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/29/legendary-holmes-brothers-to-celebrate-cd-with-free-lakeside-concert-at-cod/a4f9lar/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/29/legendary-holmes-brothers-to-celebrate-cd-with-free-lakeside-concert-at-cod/a4f9lar/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:26:00 GMTLynfred Winery in Roselle displays summer art exhibitMarianne Albers McKoveck, a member of the Bloomingdale Artists Association, is “Artist in Residence” at the Lynfred Winery in Roselle through August.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/28/lynfred-winery-in-roselle-displays-summer-art-exhibit/aomxjm3/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/28/lynfred-winery-in-roselle-displays-summer-art-exhibit/aomxjm3/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTWheaton Brew Fest to blend craft beer, music, food and good causeVIP tickets are going fast for Wheaton Brew Fest, on tap Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/28/wheaton-brew-fest-to-blend-craft-beer-music-food-and-good-cause/aepusby/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/28/wheaton-brew-fest-to-blend-craft-beer-music-food-and-good-cause/aepusby/Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a debut Asian festival at The Morton Arboretum to kitten adoptions, a fishing derby with cash prizes, and making plans to attend a steak dinner benefit for a community theater group or purchasing tickets to a concert by Colbie Caillat.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/ashyeif/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/ashyeif/Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTChow to dish up 'Healthy Cooking with Chef Kevin' class in ElmhurstChow’s Chef Kevin will share strategies for healthful family meals in a cooking class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in Elmhurst.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/chow-to-dish-up-healthy-cooking-with-chef-kevin-class-in-elmhurst/a2jc321/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/chow-to-dish-up-healthy-cooking-with-chef-kevin-class-in-elmhurst/a2jc321/Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTTom's Cookbook Library: A fine mother-daughter collaborationMyra and her husband, Drew Goodman, were pioneers 30 years ago, when they started the organic-focused Earthbound Farm in California. Today, that enterprise has grown into what is said to be the largest organic food producer in North America.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/toms-cookbook-library-a-fine-mother-daughter-collaboration/anvva8w/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/toms-cookbook-library-a-fine-mother-daughter-collaboration/anvva8w/Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTJedlicka lands 'Big Fish' musical for Cicero stageJedlicka Performing Arts Center in Cicero caps its 2013-14 season with the new Broadway musical "Big Fish."http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/jedlicka-lands-big-fish-musical-for-cicero-stage/auzp7aw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/jedlicka-lands-big-fish-musical-for-cicero-stage/auzp7aw/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMTVon Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet sets auditions for milestone 'Nutcracker'Dancers age 6 through professional level are invited to audition for the Von Heidecke Chicago Festival Ballet 25th anniversary "Nutcracker," coming to Glen Ellyn and Joliet. Auditions will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Von Heidecke Dance Center, Naperville.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/von-heideckes-chicago-festival-ballet-sets-auditions-for-milestone-nutcracker/af7t5ka/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/25/von-heideckes-chicago-festival-ballet-sets-auditions-for-milestone-nutcracker/af7t5ka/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMTSuburban youth symphony to team with actors in Mozart event at Ravinia FestivalStudents from dozens of suburban communities comprise the ensembles of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, which will appear at the Ravinia Festival.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/24/suburban-youth-symphony-to-team-with-actors-in-mozart-event-at-ravinia-festival/aiaxhkj/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/24/suburban-youth-symphony-to-team-with-actors-in-mozart-event-at-ravinia-festival/aiaxhkj/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTWWII celebrity Yorkie's trainer to attend Dog Days fest at CantignyCantigny in Wheaton will unleash the sixth annual Dog Days festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. It’s the one day each year when guests and their pets are invited to enjoy the park together.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/24/wwii-celebrity-yorkies-trainer-to-attend-dog-days-fest-at-cantigny/azaw87o/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/24/wwii-celebrity-yorkies-trainer-to-attend-dog-days-fest-at-cantigny/azaw87o/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:18:00 GMTDonny and Marie Osmond to perform their Vegas act in 7 suburban showsSibling superstars Donny and Marie Osmond will grace the Paramount Theatre, where audience members are never farther than 102 feet from the artists. The iconic duo will star in seven shows from Aug. 27 to 31 in the western suburbs.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/23/donny-and-marie-osmond-to-perform-their-vegas-act-in-7-suburban-shows/a2ywho4/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/23/donny-and-marie-osmond-to-perform-their-vegas-act-in-7-suburban-shows/a2ywho4/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a production of the recent Broadway musical "Big Fish" to separate benefits involving food – one serving pies and one offering a barbecue lunch, an evening lecture and hike all about bats, and a walking tour of Riverside.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/23/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/avh2qzd/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/23/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/avh2qzd/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:15:00 GMTMystery Diner: Chama Gaucha steakhouse carves out delicious nicheNever having eaten at a Brazilian steakhouse, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect when I walked into Chama Gaucha, but the entire evening was impressive from beginning to end.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/21/mystery-diner-chama-gaucha-steakhouse-carves-out-delicious-niche/arw6b4l/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/21/mystery-diner-chama-gaucha-steakhouse-carves-out-delicious-niche/arw6b4l/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:05:00 GMT'Shrek' entertains at Lewis University in RomeovilleThe Philip Lynch Theatre stage gets a green swamp makeover this summer with “Shrek The Musical.” The show revolves around everyone’s favorite ogre and a cast of colorful fairy tale creatures searching for love and acceptance.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/22/shrek-entertains-at-lewis-university-in-romeoville/a7xxark/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/22/shrek-entertains-at-lewis-university-in-romeoville/a7xxark/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:30:00 GMTHinsdale Humane Society adds incentive for kitten adoptionsKitten season arrived a little later than usual this year at the Hinsdale Humane Society, coming at midsummer. The shelter has taken in dozens of furry little friends.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/22/hinsdale-humane-society-adds-incentive-for-kitten-adoptions/axc01tu/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/22/hinsdale-humane-society-adds-incentive-for-kitten-adoptions/axc01tu/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:19:42 GMTRed, White & Blue 5K nears in BensenvilleHonoring veterans, the Red, White & Blue John Kurtz 5K Run/Walk will be presented by the Bensenville Park District and the village on Saturday morning, Aug. 2. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. in Pines Park, 4N500 Church Road.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/22/red-white-blue-5k-nears-in-bensenville/akjkrfb/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/07/22/red-white-blue-5k-nears-in-bensenville/akjkrfb/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:58 GMT