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City of Elmhurst Events

  1. Spring Clean-Up Collection Saturday, April 30th for residents with normal Thursday pickup days

    April 30, All Day

    The Spring Clean-Up Collection Day for residents with normal pickup days on Thursday, will be Saturday, April 30th. Yard waste is not included in the Spring Clean-Up, but will be collected if properly prepared, stickered, and set out on your regular collection day. Please do not put material at the curb for Spring Clean-Up until the day prior to the event.

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  2. Elmhurst Police: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    April 30, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst Police Department

    Look through your medicine cabinets and bring expired or unwanted medications to the Elmhurst Police Department for our Prescription Drug Take-Back Day! The Elmhurst Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Officers will be on hand in the parking lot of the police station to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Elmhurst Art Museum: David Wallace Haskins: Skycube

    August 11, 2015 - June 1, 2016

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  2. Lizzadro Museum: Symbolism in Chinese Jade

    February 23 - August 21

    The Museum's permanent collection of jade carvings is filled with auspicious Chinese symbolism. This exhibit focuses on a selection of carvings from the Qing Dynasty and translates the hidden meanings in their visual motifs.

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  3. Elmhurst Artists' Guild: Spring Member Show

    April 10 - May 20 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum

    More than 50 Chicago-area artists, all members of the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild, are exhibiting their latest creations in the Guild’s Spring Member Show in the EAG Gallery from April 10 through May 20. The gallery is located at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. An opening reception, free and open to the public, is scheduled in the gallery, on Friday, April 15, from 7 to 9 pm. Judging the show’s entries is performed by an outside Chicago-area artist or gallery owner. Prizes are awarded during the reception. The exhibition can be viewed during regular Museum hours, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. The first Friday of each month is the Museum’s free admission day. At other times, admission for adults is $8 and for seniors $7. EAM and Guild members, students and children under 18 are admitted free. Most of the items entered into the show are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Guild

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  4. Elmhurst College: Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up

    April 21 - April 30 @ Mill Theatre

    Kate and Sam are Hollywood's most popular couple and they're calling it quits. Amidst media and message board speculation, their biggest fan plans to convince them otherwise. Kate and Sam must reconcile and rekindle their relationship or accept grisly repercussions. This sinister and savage comedy pits perceptions of reality against living vicariously through the rich and famous. What happens to our understanding of consequences when we live on the Internet?

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  5. Art in the Park

    April 30, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Wilder Park

    Join us for the 20th annual juried show of fine arts, craft and design. Featuring over 100 Midwest artists, food vendors, kid’s court, and live acoustic entertainment!

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  6. Elmhurst Symphony: Brass Blowout

    April 30, 2:30 PM @ Mayslake Peabody Estate

    No strings attached! No reeds allowed (or aloud)! Enjoy a fun concert that showcases the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet in the intimate and acoustically beautiful Mayslake Peabody Estate. From medieval castles to New Orleans speakeasies to recent concert hall works, we'll take you on a little historical tour of brass music and our instruments.

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  7. Elmhurst Art Museum: Concert by Ensemble G.P.

    April 30, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum

    Enjoy a classical music concert by Ensemble G.P. Chicago area flutists Stefanie Abderhalden and Jennifer Wilhelms perform their program Synchronie, which explores music written in the 20th and 21st centuries by American and Japanese composers and features a variety of flutes including piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and slide whistle. The duo describes the music as clever, playful and elegant, with the capacity to startle and generate a sense of mystery.

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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst

    February 28, 2015 - December 31, 2099 @ Elmhurst Historical Museum, 2nd Floor Gallery

    The Museum’s entire second floor gallery has been transformed into an innovative new exhibit that tells the story of Elmhurst from its earliest days to the present. By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst takes visitors on a journey of discovery that shows how Elmhurst has changed and grown over the past 165 years. Experience thought-provoking displays, compelling photos and objects, a short original documentary on Elmhurst in the theatre, and travel through the city via an amazing high-tech map.

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