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Grove 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.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/18/grove-players-to-bring-cabaret-to-downers-grove-stage/axrs8rw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/18/grove-players-to-bring-cabaret-to-downers-grove-stage/axrs8rw/Fri, 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.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/18/hinsdale-humane-society-to-throw-kitten-shower-festivities/a7omvmk/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/18/hinsdale-humane-society-to-throw-kitten-shower-festivities/a7omvmk/Fri, 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.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/17/picnic-to-open-at-theatre-of-western-springs/aka0z17/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/17/picnic-to-open-at-theatre-of-western-springs/aka0z17/Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTBethel Church to present Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' on Good FridayEveryone is invited to attend Good Friday services at Bethel United Church of Christ in Elmhurst at 7 p.m. April 18 to hear Olivier Messiaen's “Quartet for the End of Time,” presented as part of a contemplative worship service led by Bethel's senior minister, the Rev. Gretchen Sylvester.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/17/bethel-church-to-present-messiaens-quartet-for-the-end-of-time-on-good-friday/agpo761/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/17/bethel-church-to-present-messiaens-quartet-for-the-end-of-time-on-good-friday/agpo761/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:00:00 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.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/17/waterleaf-to-uncork-dutton-goldfield-wine-dinner-in-glen-ellyn/a2fc6h3/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/17/waterleaf-to-uncork-dutton-goldfield-wine-dinner-in-glen-ellyn/a2fc6h3/Thu, 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.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/16/earth-day-fest-market-near/aja4941/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/16/earth-day-fest-market-near/aja4941/Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from a jewelry designer's unique "Ice" to a a pictorial history by a local author, a scarf-dyeing workshop, Spring Girls' Night Out in Downtown Downers Grove, and one of the Easter brunches that will be tempting appetites across the suburbs.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/16/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a3273nd/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/16/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/a3273nd/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:30:00 GMTMystery Diner: Pizzeria da Nella imports big flavor of NaplesSuburban fans of Neapolitan pizza needn't travel to Naples or even Chicago, because Lincoln Park's Pizzeria da Nella Cucina Napoletana has arrived at a new location in Carol Stream.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/mystery-diner-pizzeria-da-nella-imports-big-flavor-of-naples/amgp77a/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/mystery-diner-pizzeria-da-nella-imports-big-flavor-of-naples/amgp77a/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:30:00 GMTDream gardens to take shape at Morton Arboretum Arbor Day Plant Sale in LisleThe annual Arbor Day Plant Sale returns to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, with a hand-picked selection of more than 300 types of plants and trees.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/15/dream-gardens-to-take-shape-at-morton-arboretum-arbor-day-plant-sale-in-lisle/a1p7hrw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/15/dream-gardens-to-take-shape-at-morton-arboretum-arbor-day-plant-sale-in-lisle/a1p7hrw/Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMTCRITIC’S CHOICE: Superb ‘Les Miz’ scales the heights at Drury LaneYou may have seen the redoubtable “Les Miserables,” a runaway hit on Broadway, where it ran from 1987 to 2003, or in one or more of its national touring company visits to the Chicago area. But you really must take in Drury Lane Theatre’s stellar production of this sung-through musical.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/critics-choice-superb-les-miz-scales-the-heights-at-drury-lane/a4gol4j/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/critics-choice-superb-les-miz-scales-the-heights-at-drury-lane/a4gol4j/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:58:00 GMTTOM’S COOKBOOK LIBRARY: Getting to the heart of Italian cookeryMediterranean food expert Michele Scicolone knows well that the fresh vegetables and fruits are at the heart of Italian cookery.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/toms-cookbook-library-getting-to-the-heart-of-italian-cookery/aop0e2d/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/toms-cookbook-library-getting-to-the-heart-of-italian-cookery/aop0e2d/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:49:00 GMTSuburban Life announces winners of best pizza contestWho doesn't like pizza? While it's not hard to find a great pie in the western suburbs, everyone has their own personal preferences for how to make it just right. Thin or thick crust? Sweet or savory sauce? Toppings? Don't even get us started.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/15/suburban-life-announces-winners-of-best-pizza-contest/a2zaf3l/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/15/suburban-life-announces-winners-of-best-pizza-contest/a2zaf3l/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:49:59 GMTJenny Riddle to mix stories and song in Wheaton cabaret showJenny Riddle slips into such characters as Judy Garland as part of her new "Life is a Cabaret" show, which she will perform in Wheaton at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/jenny-riddle-to-mix-stories-and-song-in-wheaton-cabaret-show/ag3ko59/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/jenny-riddle-to-mix-stories-and-song-in-wheaton-cabaret-show/ag3ko59/Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT'Recycling Extravaganza' nears at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook As part of its “Eco 30: 30 Days of Living Green,” the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County presents a “Recycling Extravaganza” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, Oak Brook.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/recycling-extravaganza-nears-at-fullersburg-woods-in-oak-brook/aq07ddw/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/recycling-extravaganza-nears-at-fullersburg-woods-in-oak-brook/aq07ddw/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:15:00 GMTCooking class, bake sale in Wheaton to celebrate Turkish cuisineA Turkish cooking class in April and a bake sale in May are announced by the Ahiska Turks Cultural Center in Wheaton.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/cooking-class-bake-sale-in-wheaton-to-celebrate-turkish-cuisine/auqueu3/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/14/cooking-class-bake-sale-in-wheaton-to-celebrate-turkish-cuisine/auqueu3/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:12:07 GMTCheck out select events in Planit 5Looking for something to do this week? We have suggestions ranging from separate Easter egg hunts for kids and costumed canines to a fresh twist on "Sleeping Beauty" at Drury Lane, favorite standards sung in character by dramatic book reviewer Jenny Riddle, and a juried art show.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/av1wcq4/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/check-out-select-events-in-planit-5/av1wcq4/Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTArtists can enter new Artéculture show in West ChicagoThe West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission announces a new opportunity for community art-sharing, and has put out a call for local artists to participate in a two-day exhibit. The event is called Artéculture – a play on the word horticulture that's intended to connect the garden and art theme for its debut at Blooming Fest in May.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/artists-can-enter-new-arteculture-show-in-west-chicago/akhqh8m/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/artists-can-enter-new-arteculture-show-in-west-chicago/akhqh8m/Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTReception to celebrate exhibit at Donna Pope Gallery in ElmhurstPaintings by Audrey Warnimont Brown will be featured in the "Works on Paper" exhibit opening April 14, with a reception planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Donna Pope Gallery in Elmhurst.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/reception-to-celebrate-exhibit-at-donna-pope-gallery-in-elmhurst/a8am5qz/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/reception-to-celebrate-exhibit-at-donna-pope-gallery-in-elmhurst/a8am5qz/Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMTSuburban singers to salute Beatles with Apollo ChorusTwo suburban singers will help The Apollo Chorus cap its 142nd season with concerts celebrating The Beatles in early May.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/suburban-singers-to-salute-beatles-with-apollo-chorus/a2hm9yk/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/11/suburban-singers-to-salute-beatles-with-apollo-chorus/a2hm9yk/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:37:00 GMTCostumed canines to go on egg hunt in ElmhurstThe Elmhurst Park District will present a Doggie Eggstravaganza at Wilder Park.http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/10/costumed-canines-to-go-on-egg-hunt-in-elmhurst/al8etz7/http://www.planitlife.com/2014/04/10/costumed-canines-to-go-on-egg-hunt-in-elmhurst/al8etz7/Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT