Printer Friendly

5 things to do in the suburbs this weekend.

Byline: Daily Herald staff report

Autumn is in the air at Morton Arboretum's Glass Pumpkin Patch and the annual Barrington Scarecrow Festival. Here are five ways to spend your time this weekend. For more, see

Glassy gourds

Marvel at all the colorful creations (and maybe buy one) at the eighth annual Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. Admission is $15; $13 seniors; $10 kids 2-17. (630) 968-0074 or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15.

Ghost stories

Steel Beam Theatre's timely revival of Irish playwright Conor McPherson's supernatural drama "The Weir" offers the tale of regulars at a rural pub in Ireland who swap spooky stories in an attempt to impress a newcomer.

See it at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. $22-$28. (630) 587-8521 or 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Do tell

Catch up with comedian Alonzo Bodden ("Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!," "Last Comic Standing") when he performs at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $22 plus a two-item purchase. (847) 240-2001 or 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13; and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Margo Jones Project

Janus Theatre salutes women theater artists with the monthlong Margo Jones Theatre Project. On stage first is Marsha Norman's "'Night Mother," about the final hour in the life of a troubled young woman. See it at 164 Division St., Elgin. $18. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Scarecrow fun

Bob the DJ is set to emcee the annual Barrington Scarecrow Festival featuring free scarecrow, pumpkin and cookie decorating, plus pony rides, games, face painting and more at Memorial Park, Hough and Station streets, Barrington. Bring old clothes to decorate a scarecrow. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

COPYRIGHT 2018 Paddock Publications
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2018 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Oct 13, 2018
Previous Article:America's fattest bear has now been crowned.
Next Article:Barrington chamber donates $6,000 from wine-tasting event.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters