Looking for something to do? We have suggestions ranging from the Wheaton Pops summer season to a visual arts film series at York Theatre, an exhibit about the world's most famous diamonds and their owners, an outdoor concert in the park, and a pig roast.
WHERE: Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst
WHEN: Now to Jan. 3
COST & INFO: Regular admission; 630-833-1616, www.lizzadromuseum.org
ABOUT: The exhibit "Legendary Diamonds" shares stories of some of history's most famous diamonds and their equally famous owners, including Louis IV. It blends the lapidary art of faceting with figural artistry for such gems as The Hope, The Orlov and The Regent. Docent tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25.
WHERE: Glenbard South High School Auditorium, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturdays, July 11 and 25, Aug. 1 and 8
COST & INFO: $32 each or $96 subscription; 630-790-1430, www.wheatonsymphony.org
ABOUT: Kevin McMahon will conduct the Wheaton Pops series, kicking off July 11 with vocal soloists and flutist in a Wheaton Symphony Orchestra tribute to composers ranging from Johann Strauss Jr. and Richard Rodgers to Stevie Wonder. It's followed by "Memorable Movies" on July 25, "The Music of John Williams" on Aug. 1, and "Famous Musicals and Judy Garland Songs" on Aug. 8.
VISUAL ART FILMS
WHERE: York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst
WHEN: 1 and 7 p.m. each second Wednesday
COST & INFO: $6.50 for matinee, $9 for evening; $5 for seniors; www.classiccinemas.com
ABOUT: Responding to requests for more art-related films at York Theatre, Classic Cinemas introduces Art @ York, which will screen movies primarily focused on the visual arts. The controversial documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" about Banksy and other street artists will be shown July 8. Tivoli Theatre house organist Dave Rhodes will perform at 12:30 p.m. President of Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts, he will play the baby Barton Theatre organ.
CHURCH PIG ROAST
WHERE: Downers Grove Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave.
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 10
COST & INFO: Free admission; 630-969-3320, www.dgcc.org
ABOUT: A Community Fun Night at Downers Grove Community Church will anchor the menu with a pig roast, along with burgers and hot dogs. The event features games for children, teens and adults, as well as bounce houses and Christian music provided by Jon Wenzel. A bonfire with s'mores will round out the evening.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
WHERE: Memorial Park, 208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton
WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11
COST & INFO: Free; www.folk-lorecenter.com, 630-393-1247
ABOUT: Wheaton's eighth annual "Music in the Park" will showcase multiple stars including singer-songwriter David Massengill on lap dulcimer, champion finger-style guitarist Eric Lugosch, and the septet Come Sunday, which takes inventive liberties with jazz and gospel. Audience members are invited to bring picnics to the family event. Critics have called Massengill "a master of vivid lyrical imagery."