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Cultural / Community Events

  1. Special Exhibit "Smithsonian Gems"

    December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018

    American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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  2. Free Family Open Swims

    December 14, 2017 - March 11, 2018

    Have a fun-filled time at York High School’s swimming pools on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available.

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  3. Freedom: A History of US

    January 12, 2018 - March 11, 2018

    The evolving concept of freedom and its pursuit is explored in this touring exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, illuminating critical figures and events from our nation’s birth until 1968. Highlights include: reproductions of a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a secretly printed draft and official copy of the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten speech notes, and letters by Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibit is supplemented with Elmhurst materials including a 1924 KKK rally flyer, manuscripts related to the Elmhurst Fair Housing Ordinance, and correspondence from veterans from the Civil War and WWI eras.

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  4. Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape

    January 20, 2018 - March 4, 2018

    The dream-like imagery and enigmatic paintings by Gertrude Abercrombie include spare interiors and illusionary landscapes. Her works, which were historically important in Chicago, have been referred to as “psychic self-portraits”.

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  5. Paula Crown, Michelle Grabner, Tony Tasset, and James Welling

    January 20, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    The installations by these four artists respond to the minimal design of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House as well as its history as a domestic space.

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  6. Nature vs. Nurture: Then & Now

    January 27, 2018 - March 10, 2018

    Watercolor paintings by Elmhurst College graduate, Randi Holt, inspired by her wild backyard. Ceramic works by local artist, Cecilia Dohra. Both are members of the Elmhurst Artists' Guild. Meet the artists at the opening reception Feb 2, 2018, 7 - 9pm, free to the public.

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  7. 51st Annual Jazz Festival

    February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018

    2018 Jazz Festival: Headliners include: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra; Maria Schneider Orchestra; Sean Jones; Jiggs Whigham, Matt Wilson and collegiate groups from across the country.

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  8. Cheers to you, Kid!

    February 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - February 24, 2018

    A NEW MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE SHOW - Recipe for murder: Take one well-known bar in Boston, add characters in a desperate race to stop criminals from taking a time-travel machine back to World War II Germany, stir vigorously, and "Cheers! Here's looking at you, kid!"

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  9. Phenomenon In Gems

    February 24, 2018, 2:00 PM

    Explore the remarkable optical illusions of colored gems. Sakina Bharani, Gemologist & Museum Docent will discuss different light effects in gems creating beautiful and rare phenomena such as stars, cats eyes, adularescence in pearls, aventurescence in Gold-Stone and many more. Where on earth can we find them? After the lecture join a guided tour of the Smithsonian Gems exhibit.

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  10. Elmhurst Choral Union: Medley of Melodies

    February 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Elmhurst Choral Union performs “Medley of Melodies” on Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. ECU members will sing a lively mix of choruses and solos from Broadway, opera, folk and novelty songs. The audience can meet the singers in an intimate, casual setting. Tickets are not required for this musical evening of giving back to the community. Free-will donations will be taken, and to benefit Elmhurst Choral Union’s programs. For more information, or for audio and video clips, visit elmhurstchoralunion.org. Elmhurst Choral Union is an outstanding auditioned chorus performing classical masterworks and great choral music of all eras.

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  11. Elmhurst Choral Union: Medley of Melodies

    February 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Elmhurst Choral Union performs “Medley of Melodies” on Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York, Elmhurst. ECU members will sing a lively mix of choruses and solos from Broadway, opera, folk and novelty songs. The audience can meet the singers in an intimate, casual setting. Tickets are not required for this musical evening of giving back to the community. Free-will donations will be taken, and to benefit Elmhurst Choral Union’s programs. For more information, or for audio and video clips, visit elmhurstchoralunion.org. Elmhurst Choral Union is an outstanding auditioned chorus performing classical masterworks and great choral music of all eras.

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