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Things to do around Naperville this weekend



Kidz Kabaret Drakula, the Musical – PG Rated / 7PM / Additional performances at 3PM and 7PM on Saturday, Oct. 27. Come in costume and get a free concession. Kidz Kabaret / Fair Lady Productions, Inc. / Center Stage Theater 1665 Quincy Ave., Suite 143 INFO: kidzkabaret.fairladyproductions.net.

Live Music and Halloween Party at CityGate Grille / 8:30 – 11:30PM / The Rhythm Rockets will perform Jump, Swing, Rhythm & Blues beginning at 8:30PM at CityGate Grille’s annual Halloween Party. There will be a costume contest as well as Halloween themed cocktails. CityGate Grille is located in the Calamos Investments Building at CityGate Centre, Rt. 59 and I88. Reservations for dinner may be made by calling (630) 718-1010 or visiting www.citygategrille.com.

Costume Contest at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 9PM / Trés Moustache to perform live music.  Halloween Costume Contest with cash prizes for best solo costume & couples/Group costume. Quigley’s Irish Pub is located at 43. East Jefferson in downtown Naperville.


Naperville Crime Stoppers Running Scared 5K / 8AM / Take a bite out of crime and run in the inaugural Naperville Crime Stoppers Running Scared 5K costume run and walk. McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand to cheer on racers. Registration is $35 for adults and $25 for kids. Race begins and ends on 87th St. next to St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Naperville. For more information visit crimestoppersrunningscared.com.

Field of Honor Flag Volunteer Event: Flag Assembly / 8 – 10AM and/or 10AM – Noon / 219 Mill St., parking is at the Riverwalk Community Center & Park District offices. Interested volunteers can contact Brad Wilson at bwilson@napervilleparks.org or by calling (630) 848-3532 to sign up.

Homecoming at North Central College / Many fun and alumni related activities at the College during Homecoming 2012 include:

Homecoming Parade / 12:45PM / South on Brainard St. to Championship Plaza.

Riverwalk Gateway Dedication / 1:15PM / Riverwalk Gateway North of Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium (455 S. Brainard St.).

Football Game vs. Illinois Wesleyan University / 2PM / Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium.

Visit northcentralcollege.edu/alumni/homecoming for more info.

Halloween Festival at Naperville Plaza / 11AM – 3PM / Ready… Get set! It’s time for an old-fashioned hayride and head on over to Naperville Plaza for Halloween fun! Event sponsors, Ana Banana Kids, Oswald’s Pharmacy, Trader Joe’s and Casey’s Foods are ready for your ghouls and goblins to hop onboard The Plaza Hayride and collect their treats at various locations throughout Naperville Plaza. Trick-or-treaters can have a Halloween photo taken. Face painting, candy, hayride and other goodies for families and children all part of the festive day. Join the fun at Naperville Plaza, located on the southwest corner of Washington at Gartner. INFO: Julie Wolfkiel at Ana Banana kids (630) 416-0506.

West Street Coalition Fall Harvest Celebration / 4 – 6:30PM / The celebration is being held at the Naperville Park District’s Sportsman Clubhouse, just off West Street near the Garden Plots. A guided tour of the wooded property, a Chili Cook-off and good conversation are scheduled. This is free family-friendly event.

Naperville Art League 50th Anniversary Celebration / 5:30PM – 8:30PM / The Naperville Art League invites the community to help celebrate its 50th anniversary at a gala open house on Sat., October 27 from 5:30 to 8:30PM at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center St. The party will include art installations, activities, live music, and refreshments. There is no charge to attend. For more information, visit napervilleartleague.com or call 630-355-2530.

Multi-platinum RCA recording artist Sara Evans performs / 8PM / Multi-platinum RCA recording artist Sara Evans performs at 8PM Saturday, Oct. 27, and at 6PM Sunday, Oct. 28, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Evans is continually a country favorite with such hits as “Suds In The Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place To Start” and “A Little Bit Stronger.” Tickets are $70, $60 and $55; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.


Trick or Treating at Main Street Promenade / Noon – 3PM / Soon princesses, superheroes, butterflies, and cowboys will overwhelm the sidewalks in downtown Naperville as the delightful costumed characters fill their festive bags with special treats. From noon until 3PM Main Street Promenade will be bustling with trick-or-treaters wandering from shop to shop, gathering candy for their goody bags. Frankenstein on stilts may surprise these little goblins as they guess the number of Gummy Worms in a jar, have their photos taken in a free ShutterBox photo booth, or create a special treasure at the arts and crafts table. The Trick or Treat Trolley will give everyone who dares a fun-filled ride through the downtown.

Naperville Art League Art Education Open House / 11AM – 3PM / Art Education Open House will feature student work and provide an opportunity to learn about classes for all ages at the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery, 508 N. Center St. INFO: napervilleartleague.com or call 630-355-2530.

The Naperville Public Library Presents Halloween on the Riverwalk! / 2 – 3PM /Witches and Pumpkins and Puppets, oh, my! Put on your costume and join some Halloween fun at the Riverwalk Amphitheater. Get into the spirit with stories, songs, and a puppet show about our favorite fall holiday. No registration is required. For children of all ages and their caregivers. In the event of severe weather, the program will be held in the Dziedzic Community Room of the Nichols Library. If the seating limit is full in the Dziedzic Community Room, then there will be two shows, one right after the other. INFO: www.naperville-lib.info.


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