Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Lithuanian folk dance on tapTraditional Lithuanian folk dancing will be celebrated by the Grandis troupe at a concert in Downers Grove., 24 Apr 2014 22:05:00 GMT7th heaven to rock Tivoli in Downers Grove for SEASPARSEASPAR will present a benefit concert by the Chicago-based band 7th heaven at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove., 24 Apr 2014 17:45:00 GMT'Artistry in Wood' exhibit to take shape at Cantigny in Wheaton Cantigny Park and North Suburban Carvers present "Artistry in Wood," a woodcarving exhibition and sale featuring a variety of techniques and styles Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27., 24 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a "Sheep Shearing"  weekend for families at a living-history farm, to an exhibit by the Bensenville-based North Suburban Carvers at Cantigny in Wheaton, and an Earth Day fest in Carol Stream., 23 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMTMystery Diner: Hokkai lends spicy kick to the art of sushiWhether you're a sushi connoisseur or still struggling to master your chopsticks, Hokkai has a dish for just about everyone. Tucked away in a Glen Ellyn shopping plaza, the restaurant is a hidden gem among the stores., 23 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMTSpecial Consensus to bring bluegrass to FitzGerald's in BerwynChicago’s own Special Consensus celebrates the release of “Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver.” The band will star at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at FitzGerald's in Berwyn., 23 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMTBook signing set at Anderson's for true story about chasing a dreamPaul “Whitey” Kapsalis and local author Ted Gregory of Elmhurst will discuss and sign copies of their new book, “To Chase A Dream: A Soccer Championship, An Unlikely Hero And A Journey That Re-Defined Winning.” Their appearance starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson St., Naperville., 22 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMTFox Valley Arts Hall of Fame Banquet nears in Bartlett; names new inducteesThe bi-annual awards banquet of the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame invites the public to attend the event in Bartlett, and celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the six new inductees, including Elvina Truman Pearce of Naperville., 22 Apr 2014 17:15:00 GMTPlanit Wine Club: 2011 Lodali Dolcetto d'AlbaPlanit Wine Club April Selection:   2011 Lodali Dolcetto d'Alba, 01 Apr 2014 14:12:25 GMTLevi Weaver concert tour to lead to Naperville venueSinger, songwriter and traveling troubadour Levi Weaver, who's headed to the suburbs for a concert Friday, May 2, has signed with Rock Ridge Music. The label will release his new album, "Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me," on May 13. In addition to CD and digital formats, the recording will be released on vinyl., 22 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTArbor Day event spreads to Chicago courtesy of Morton Arboretum in LisleIt's all about tree power, as volunteers from The Morton Arboretum in Lisle scattered across Chicago to tag almost 2,000 trees in honor of Arbor Day arriving Friday, April 25. Arbor Day was created by the father of the Arboretum's founder., 21 Apr 2014 22:54:05 GMTMusicians to headline family friendly lineup at Elmhurst bookstoreA Book Above Bookstore in Elmhurst will host a day-long event focused on music from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The event is sponsored by Readers Ignite, a local charity for children's literacy., 21 Apr 2014 17:44:44 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a fusion of folk and flamenco guitar and vocal artistry to a benefit supporting the education of Ugandan students, chamber music, the Lilac Ball, and a celebration of the renovation of the Wilder Park Conservatory and Greenhouse., 21 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTSoli Deo Gloria of Glen Ellyn brings Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' to Blu-rayThe two-DVD  set of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion," recorded in 2011 near Paris, is now out on Blu-ray. The project, which includes a documentary, was funded by Soli Deo Gloria in Glen Ellyn, formerly West Chicago, which commissions and preserves religious works., 20 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTElmhurst Artists’ Guild unveils juried exhibitThe Elmhurst Artists’ Guild's juried Spring Member Show features new works in a variety of media from now to May 23., 19 Apr 2014 14:30:00 GMTGrove Players to bring 'Cabaret' to Downers Grove stageThe hit musical "Cabaret" will be presented by Grove Players from April 25 to May 11 in Downers Grove., 18 Apr 2014 22:53:39 GMTHinsdale Humane Society to throw kitten shower festivitiesThe Hinsdale Humane Society is about to host its first Kitten Shower from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27., 18 Apr 2014 16:59:49 GMT‘Picnic’ to open at Theatre of Western SpringsThe Theatre of Western Springs presents William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Picnic,” directed by TWS Artistic Director Rick Snyder. Performances take place April 24 to May 4, in the theater at 4384 Hampton Ave., 18 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTWaterleaf to uncork Dutton-Goldfield wine dinner in Glen EllynA wine dinner at Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn on Thursday, April 24, will feature the wines of the Dutton-Goldfield vineyards in the Russian River Valley in northern California., 17 Apr 2014 18:12:53 GMTEarth Day Fest, Market nearCarol Stream welcomes an Earth Day Festival and Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26., 17 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT