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OCT. 31

HALLOWEEN HORROR FILM TRIVIA NIGHT: 6 to 9 p.m., Riverlands Brewing Company, 1860 Dean St., Unit A, St. Charles, just east of Randall Road. Team registration begins at 6 p.m. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Pierogi Jo’s will offer food starting at 5 p.m. The event is recommended for ages 18 and older. Information: riverlandsbrewing.com/events

HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT 100 GRAPES WINE TASTING ROOM: 7 to 11 p.m., 106 E. Main St., St. Charles. Information: 100grapes.com.

TONY OCEAN AND THE TURN BACK TIME BAND WILL BE PART OF THE LINEUP: 7:30 p.m., Club Arcada, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Also on tap will be Bobby C and The C Notes at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1; Rosie and The Rivets at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2; Sinatra Sundays with Ron’s Family Feast featuring Vince Amore at 3 p.m. Nov. 3; and Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Information: arcadalive.com.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS: Through Nov. 2, Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia. WWS welcomes “A Lifetime in the Making” paintings by Ted Stanuga and sculptures by John E. Bannon in the Dempsey Family Gallery and Michelle Rial’s “Water Glass” exhibition in the upstairs gallery. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Cost: Free admission, with a $5 donation encouraged at the door. Information: waterstreetstudios.org.

LIVE DEAD ’69 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE WILL BE PART OF THE ARCADA LINEUP: 7:30 p.m., Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. The tribute show for the Grateful Dead and Flying Burrito Bros. features original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten and other guests. It is followed by The Fab Four in a Beatles tribute at 8 p.m. Nov. 1; Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and L.A. Guns at 8 p.m. Nov. 2; Gino Vannelli at 3 p.m. Nov. 3; a silent film, “Kid Boots,” with live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5; Daughtry at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7; Accept with special guest The Outfit at 8 p.m. Nov. 8; and Pettybreakers in a Tom Petty tribute at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Featured upcoming events include actor Chaz Palminteri in his acclaimed, autobiographical one-man show, “A Bronx Tale”; Tony Orlando; Moody Blues’ John Lodge; and two nights of America with guest Tom Fuller. Information: arcadalive.com.

WAUBONSEE HALLOWEEN MYSTERY – “THE CASE OF THE MISSING CANDY”: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waubonsee Community College, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove. The college seeks people with puzzle-solving skills. In the early hours of Halloween morning, a shadowy creature swiped the college’s candy and left a slew of clues along their trail. One can start the detective work in Collins Hall, receiving a game map and clues. You’ll cast your vote for the candy culprit in Student Life for a chance to win a prize. Information: shawurl.com/3bwq.

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW: Through October, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. It displays works by seven artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cost: Free. Information: fineline.org.

NOV. 1

SINGER AND GUITARIST DREW CLAUSEN: 8 to 11 p.m., Vintage 53, 162 S. First St.,
St. Charles. He'll play music from artists such as Dierks Bentley, Morgan Wallen, Josh Turner, Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban and Dustin Lynch. Information: vintage53.com.

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH DRAG SHOW: 9:30 p.m., EvenFlow Music & Spirits, 302 W. State St., Geneva. It’s hosted by Claire Voyant, and 24-karat guests. The show is for ages 21 and older. Information: 630-802-6581, evenflowmusic.com.

“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN” SING-ALONG: 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The movie musical starring Hugh Jackman as circus impresario P.T. Barnum boasted one of the biggest soundtracks of 2017. The film’s signature anthem, “This is Me,” was nominated for an Oscar for best song. For the sing-along, the words will scroll on the screen. Lobby doors open at 7 p.m., with full bar and concessions. Cost: Reserved seating tickets are $10, with 10% off for Paramount subscribers. Information: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666.

FIRST FRIDAYS IMPROV COMEDY: 8 p.m., Hemmens Cultural Arts Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. GreenRoom Productions’ improvisers take audience suggestions and turn them into comic theater pieces. It’s a semi-professional, ensemble-based troupe. “With competing improv teams, improvised songs, audience members on stage, and tons of energy, these family-friendly shows are ones you won’t soon forget,” according to organizers. Cash bar is offered. The next date is Dec. 6. Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Information: cityofelgin.org/calendar.aspx?eid=8722, 847-931-5900.

ROALD DAHL’S “JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.”: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 3, 3755 E. Main St., St. Charles. Cost: $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Information: verovoce.com, 630-584-0139.

AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL’S “THE BARD X2” PRODUCTION: 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 2, 15 and 16, 1255 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. It presents “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” the first week and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard the second week. Each performance will include a “not-dumb-show” at 6:45 p.m.; they were silent pantomimes that Shakespeare used to explain his plays before they were performed. Cost: $10 for one show or $15 for both, with reserved seats at $15 for one or $25 for both. Information: Tickets at the door or in advance at 630-907-0095.

“THE CREATURE CREEPS” COMEDY BY JACK SHARKEY: 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2, Riverfront Playhouse, 11-13 Water Street Mall just west of Route 25 in downtown Aurora. It’s a creepy comedy complete with a mad scientist, his misshapen assistant, a grim housekeeper, secret laboratory, shrieks from the cellar, disappearing villagers, an incredibly stalwart and stupid hero of sterling character, the scientist’s absolutely dopey daughter, and so many laughs you’ll lose count, announced the troupe. Cost: $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, with discounts for military, police and fire personnel. Information: Reservations at riverfrontplayhouse.com, 630-897-9496.

A FREE FIRST FRIDAY SALSA FUSION DANCE PARTY: 6 to 10 p.m., The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave. (Route 25), downtown Aurora. The Venue is joining forces with Mora’s Asian Fusion to keep the salsa party going into winter; registration is requested. It’s followed by the Eric Lindell and Anson Funderburgh Duo at 8 p.m. Nov. 2; Don Stille and Daniela Bisenius Duo at 7 p.m. Nov. 3; a free lecture on the rise and fall of Stax Records at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, with registration requested; and Kelly Steward with Althea Grace opening at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Information: themusicvenue.org.

CD ONE PRICE CLEANERS' ANNUAL COAT DRIVE: Through Nov. 10, 2110 Prairie St., St. Charles. The company locations are collecting coats for the Angel Harvey Family Health Center of the Infant Welfare Society. They will accept gently used children, teen and adult winter coats. CD One will clean all coats and deliver them for distribution in time for winter. Information: visit www.cdonepricecleaners.com.

NOV. 2

BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH CRAFT FAIR TO BENEFIT MUTUAL GROUND: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia. Baked goods and raffle also are planned at the fundraiser for the domestic violence shelter. Information: bethanybatavia.org, 630-879-3444​.

KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Antiques, collectibles, refurbished furniture and holiday decorations will be among the wares offered by the Kane County Flea Market. A country breakfast is served Sundays. The rain-or-shine show is held on the first Sunday of each month and the preceding Saturday. Cost: $5 for adults, free for children age 12 and younger. Information: kanecountyfleamarket.com, 630-377-2252.

NOV. 3

THE FRENCH MARKET BY BENSIDOUN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, train station parking lot in Geneva, off South and Fourth streets. Information: bensidounusa.com.

NOV. 4

FINAL EXHIBITION OF FOX RIVER PAINTINGS: Through Nov. 15, with talk Nov. 4, Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St. A "Fox River Testimony" collection of original Fox River oil paintings is by plein air artist Joel Sheesley, artist-in-residence for The Conservation Foundation's Art of the Fox program. Sheesley, an emeritus professor of art at Wheaton College, chronicled his experiences with the project in a 160-page coffee table book. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Sheesley will discuss how he creates his works of art and some of his experiences in the field at an artist's talk at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin. Information: www.theconservationfoundation.org/elginart; to see works in the series for sale, visit artofthefox.org.

NOV. 5

ST. CHARLES HISTORY MUSEUM EXHIBIT ON “THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY – THE BOYS SCHOOL OF ST. CHARLES”: Through 2019, 215 E. Main St. It explores the history of the local reformatory and its impact on the boys who attended it. It housed famed Midwest gangster Lester Gillis, aka Baby Face Nelson. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: stcmuseum.org, 630-584-6967.

NOV. 7

BATAVIA HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF "MAMMA MIA!" MUSICAL: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 to 9, Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 Main St. Information: www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org, 630-937-8930.

BOOK SALE BY FRIENDS OF THE GENEVA PUBLIC LIBRARY: Nov. 7 to 9, 127 James St., Geneva. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. All day Saturday, a bag of books will sell for $8. Tickets for opening night admittance will be available at the library’s check-in desk starting at 9 a.m. Nov. 7. Those with a number are admitted first, followed by general admittance. Admission for opening night only will be at the outside, northwest alley door. Information: gpld.org.

ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTION OF “THE LITTLE MERMAID”: Nov. 7 to 10, the school at 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora. The cast, crew and pit orchestra include more than 75 students from Rosary and Marmion Academy in Aurora. Curtain is at 6 p.m. Nov. 7; 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9; and 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Added offerings are fundraisers. Cost: $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Information: rosaryhs.com/musical, 630-896-0831.

NOV. 8

WATER STREET STUDIOS PRESENTS RECEPTION FOR CLAYMIRTH GROUP SHOW: 6 to 9 p.m., 160 S. Water St., Batavia. Also displayed is Tanya Lunina’s “Melancholy” in the upstairs gallery. The shows run to Dec. 7. ClayMirth artists’ work ranges from sculptural pieces to functional art for everyday use; an artist talk, tour and Q&A will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Information: Free, with $5 donation suggested. Information: waterstreetstudios.org.

WINE TASTING EVENT AT BLUE GOOSE MARKET: 4 to 7 p.m., 300 S. Second St.,
St. Charles. There will be more than 50 different wines from a variety of vendors, as well as food demos. Cost: Free admission. Information: bluegoosemarket.com.

NOV. 10

GENEVA WOMEN’S CLUB’S 45TH HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Geneva Community High School, 416 McKinley Ave. It is expected to feature 100 crafters. There will be face painting, photos with Santa, a luncheon and coffee. Proceeds will support the club’s scholarship program and charity. Cost: $5 admission, free for children younger than 12. Information: shawurl.com/3by2.

THE ORION ENSEMBLE: 7 p.m., New England Congregational Church, 406 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Special guests will be Josh Graham on marimba and percussion, and Stephen Boe on viola. Cost: Single tickets cost $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students, with free admission for children age 12 and younger; subscriptions are available. Information: 630-628-9591, orionensemble.org.

NOV. 13

DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: Nov. 13 to Jan. 19, Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Directed and co-choreographed by Amber Mak, it runs most Wednesdays through Sundays plus two Tuesdays. Paramount favorite Paul-Jordan Jansen returns as the Beast. It is recommended for ages 5 and older for some scary moments. Cost: Single tickets range from $36 to $74, with four-show packages starting at $72. Information: paramountaurora.com, 630-896-6666.

NOV. 14

QUEEN OF HEARTS WEEKLY DRAWING NIGHTS: Thursdays, Elburn American Legion Post 630, 112 N. Main St. Doors open around 4:30 p.m. The post has video slot machines. Information: elburnpost630@gmail.com, 630-365-6530.

STILL NOT FRIDAY STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. every Thursday, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Doors open at 7 p.m. The full food and drink menu is available in the showroom. Cost: Show admission free. Information: twobrothersbrewing.com/events.

LIVE MUSIC: 8:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, ROX City Grill at Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles. Information: roxcitygrill.com, 630-845-5800.

NOV. 15

TWO BROTHERS ARTISAN SPIRITS DISTILLERY TOURS: 7 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway (Route 25), Aurora. No reservations are taken, but check in at host stand. Cost: Free. Information: 630-264-2739, twobrothersbrewing.

NOV. 16

AIR CLASSICS MUSEUM OF AVIATION: Open for season, Sugar Grove. The museum is one mile west of the Aurora airport entrance at 44W546 Route 30. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Additional tour dates are offered groups of 10 or more. Cost: $7 for people age 62 and older; $10 for age 16 to 61; $5 for kids age 5 to 15. Information: 630-466-0888, airclassicsmuseum.org.

NOV. 18

“THREADS – A LINE FROM THERE TO HERE”: Through Dec. 13, Schingoethe Center of Aurora University, 1315 Prairie St., Aurora. The center’s chief curator Meg Bero of Batavia (who just announced her retirement) and curator Laura Russman co-curated the exhibit. The museum shows 150 historic and contemporary Native American clothing items, shoes, jewelry, bags and hats. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Cost: Free. Information: 630-844-7844, mbero@aurora.edu, aurora.edu.

HABITAT WORKDAYS: 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fermilab Natural Areas, off Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. New are workdays from 9 to 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Participants learn about ecology and the environment. No experience is required, but dress for the weather and outdoor work. Volunteers have been processing native seed mixes and removing invasive woody plants. All tools and safety equipment are provided. Simply show photo ID to security guard at entrance and meet in Lederman Science Center parking lot. Rain or hazardous weather will cancel event. Information: fermilabnaturalareas.org.