Top Stories Top stories from Planit Life. Check out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We suggest contrasting festivals: one European in flavor at Morton Arboretum, the Conservation Foundation's farm setting, and a Cornfest at Graue Mill, plus a student musical lineup rocking on behalf of the Hinsdale Humane Society, and an art show celebrating the work of U.S. veterans. http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/ajlxmee/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/ajlxmee/Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTOpera goes to the movies in west suburban theatersThe Metropolitan Opera's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series of live performance transmissions returns to more than 650 U.S. cinemas this fall with the ninth season of “The Met: Live in HD.” The broadcasts include theaters in Addison, Bloomingdale, Naperville, Warrenville and Woodridge.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/opera-goes-to-the-movies-in-west-suburban-theaters/avveyiw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/opera-goes-to-the-movies-in-west-suburban-theaters/avveyiw/Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMTTom’s Cookbook Library: Mom’s apple pie a memory-joggerFor Warren Brown, author of “PieLove” (Stewart, Tabori and Chang), his mom’s apple pie always has held a special place in his memory bank.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/toms-cookbook-library-moms-apple-pie-a-memory-jogger/ap5emv7/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/toms-cookbook-library-moms-apple-pie-a-memory-jogger/ap5emv7/Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMTLEGO homage to DuPage County Historical Museum on display in WheatonAn unusual tribute to the DuPage County Historical Museum is on display – a LEGO model of the building that houses historical treasures.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/lego-homage-to-dupage-county-historical-museum-on-display-in-wheaton/atcl0no/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/lego-homage-to-dupage-county-historical-museum-on-display-in-wheaton/atcl0no/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMTBolingbrook theater plots auditions for 'Accomplice' comedy thrillerJuicy roles are in the offing when Theatre-on-the-Hill in Bolingbrook conducts auditions for "Accomplice."http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/bolingbrook-theater-plots-auditions-for-accomplice-comedy-thriller/a2q2gxa/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/bolingbrook-theater-plots-auditions-for-accomplice-comedy-thriller/a2q2gxa/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:28:00 GMTEric Lindell to bring New Orleans sound to FitzGerald's in BerwynNew Orleans-based artist Eric Lindell & Co. will return for another performance in the outside tent at FitzGerald's in Berwyn at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/eric-lindell-to-bring-new-orleans-sound-to-fitzgeralds-in-berwyn/an52ncw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/29/eric-lindell-to-bring-new-orleans-sound-to-fitzgeralds-in-berwyn/an52ncw/Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:15:38 GMTHinsdale Furriers’ This Old Fur reopens for businessFor the ultimate in recycling, Melissa Waters, manager of Hinsdale Furriers, announces the 13th annual grand re-opening of This Old Fur within the store. Coats and jackets from This Old Fur are sold on consignment at steep discounts.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/28/hinsdale-furriers-this-old-fur-reopens-for-business/adjttk5/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/28/hinsdale-furriers-this-old-fur-reopens-for-business/adjttk5/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:12:00 GMTRA Sushi seasonal menu flavors summer in LombardIn tandem with warm weather, RA Sushi spices up its menu with seasonal dishes available through September.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/28/ra-sushi-seasonal-menu-flavors-summer-in-lombard/awq77sd/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/28/ra-sushi-seasonal-menu-flavors-summer-in-lombard/awq77sd/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:46:00 GMTMen sought to join ranks of Chorus of DuPageChorus of DuPage, a men’s barbershop and a cappella chorus, invites men who like to sing to check out a guest rehearsal in a friendly, supportive environment.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/27/men-sought-to-join-ranks-of-chorus-of-dupage/ag3yrh8/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/27/men-sought-to-join-ranks-of-chorus-of-dupage/ag3yrh8/Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a New Orleans jazz trumpeter and his band to an art show, snagging tickets to "Cats," a children's nature walk, and a games night for adults. http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/27/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/aoixcx0/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/27/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/aoixcx0/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:40:30 GMTMystery Diner: Salseria Grill & Cantina moves to salsa beatSalsas can seem like an afterthought in some Mexican restaurants, only there to placate hungry patrons munching on chips before the meal proper arrives.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/mystery-diner-salseria-grill-cantina-moves-to-salsa-beat/an19hbv/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/mystery-diner-salseria-grill-cantina-moves-to-salsa-beat/an19hbv/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMTReception to launch premiere of '50 Over 50' portraits in Elmhurst showFor several years, Bob Proce has been painting studies of the people around him, friends and acquaintances – all people over the age of 50. Now, 50 or more of these profile portraits will be shown for the first time in a solo exhibition in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild gallery.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/26/reception-to-launch-premiere-of-50-over-50-portraits-in-elmhurst-show/auyujbl/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/26/reception-to-launch-premiere-of-50-over-50-portraits-in-elmhurst-show/auyujbl/Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTFireworks to help flavor Taste of Melrose ParkAppetites are in order this Labor Day weekend at the Taste of Melrose Park, a family-friendly food fest that draws visitors from across the region.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/26/fireworks-to-help-flavor-taste-of-melrose-park/ar3cfam/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/26/fireworks-to-help-flavor-taste-of-melrose-park/ar3cfam/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:30:00 GMTKids safety event headed to DuPage Children's MuseumA touch-a-truck attraction is part of a day devoted to helping keep children safe. The Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police District 15 will present a free Kids Identification and Safety Seat (K.I.S.S.) event at DuPage Children’s Museum.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/26/kids-safety-event-headed-to-dupage-childrens-museum/a3a8gcs/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/26/kids-safety-event-headed-to-dupage-childrens-museum/a3a8gcs/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:47:56 GMTFamily 'Night Hike' to be capped by 'S’more-gasbord' in Oak BrookFamilies are invited for an evening under the stars and some creative campfire treats during the new “Night Hike and S’more-gasbord” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/family-night-hike-to-be-capped-by-smore-gasbord-in-oak-brook/a5203i0/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/family-night-hike-to-be-capped-by-smore-gasbord-in-oak-brook/a5203i0/Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTShakespeare in the Park to return to WheatonTheater under the summer night sky is in the stars for Shakespeare in the Park on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30, in Wheaton.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-to-return-to-wheaton/aysex68/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-to-return-to-wheaton/aysex68/Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:30:00 GMTCritic’s Choice: ‘On the Town’ makes a welcome appearanceThe 1944 classic Broadway hit musical comedy “On the Town” is now onstage at Marriott Theatre in what’s regarded as its first major Chicago-area production.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/critics-choice-on-the-town-makes-a-welcome-appearance/az1zso7/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/25/critics-choice-on-the-town-makes-a-welcome-appearance/az1zso7/Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:03:12 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a poolside barbecue to Shakespeare in the Park, family fun at an 1890s-themed "Country Fair," and comedy performed by one of Wheaton's acclaimed native sons.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/22/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/azei07r/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/22/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/azei07r/Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTWheaton Emmy winner Brian McCann to debut one-man comedyWheaton native Brian McCann, winner of the prime time Emmy Award and six Writer's Guild Awards for outstanding comedy writing, returns to perform.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/22/wheaton-emmy-winner-brian-mccann-to-debut-one-man-comedy/anukj3q/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/22/wheaton-emmy-winner-brian-mccann-to-debut-one-man-comedy/anukj3q/Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMTFrancesca’s Amici to serve wine dinner in ElmhurstFrancesca’s Amici in Elmhurst invites guests to celebrate the annual “Taste of Piedmont,” an educational, wine-and-dine experience exploring the Piedmont region of Italy, known as a wine lover’s paradise.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/22/francescas-amici-to-serve-wine-dinner-in-elmhurst/aab97i6/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/08/22/francescas-amici-to-serve-wine-dinner-in-elmhurst/aab97i6/Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:45:00 GMT