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Things to do around Naperville this weekend

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Friday & Saturday

Wine fest
Photo courtesy of the Naperville Wine Fest

Naperville Wine Festival – 4PM | $30-$35
Naperville City Gate Centre – 2135 CityGate Lane Naperville, IL 60563
The 12th Annual Naperville Wine Festival, presented by Calamos Investments and Celebrity Cruises, will be held Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. More than 300 wines will be available as well as the Belgian Beer Caf . Eight local restaurants will be on-site selling some of their signature dishes. Guests can also enjoy wine seminars as well as live music. The event will take place at Naperville’s CityGate Centre, at the intersection of I-88 and Route 59. Each ticket includes 12 wine tastings, one pint of any beer & wine seminars, musical entertainment, a souvenir wine glass, and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount. Designated Driver tickets are only $15 dollars, and those under 21 are admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. $30 advanced, $35 at the door. The Fest continues Saturday at 3PM and will be held rain or shine.  www.napervillewinefestival.com.  NOTE! Ground is damp from Thursday’s rain. Wear sensible shoes that can take wetness. (We don’t look at shoes!)

Macbeth – 7:30PM | $20 Students & Seniors, $30 Adults
Meiley-Swallow Hall –31 S. Ellsworth St. Naperville, IL 60540
Artistic Director Alexander Gelman presents Shakespeare’s shortest and most wicked tragedy using ‘clever innovation to change the way we look at the tragedy of (Chicago Theater Beat).’ When a proud and worthy soldier is overlooked as heir to the throne, he can not suffer the slight and his supportive wife will not endure the affront. With a trio of ever-present witches whom reviewers called ‘authentic and captivating,’ this brilliant and wise play explores the boundaries we confront and lines we do–or do not–cross. Organic Theater Company’s fresh take on this ageless tale sees this power couple’s journey in its grotesque complexity.  www.organictheater.info.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series – 5PM | $10-$15
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
Naper Nights Community Concert Series continues ‘The History of Rock.’  Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this opportunity to enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth 4-12. Free admission for members and children under 4. www.napersettlement.org.

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Saturday

Naperville Farmers’ Market – 7AM to noon
Fifth Avenue Station – 200 E. Fifth Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Beginning the first Saturday in June through the last Saturday in October, the Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 7AM to noon at the Fifth Avenue Station parking lot.

Casey’s Fires up the Grill – 11AM
Casey’s Foods – 124 W. Gartner Rd. Naperville, IL 60540
Lunch is served fresh off the grill each Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 2PM at Casey’s Foods. Choose from a variety of options, including burgers, brats, tacos or our weekly special. Add a dollar and get chips and a drink. It’s great food, at a good price, in a fun atmosphere. www.caseysfoods.com.

NYC’s Mario the Magician – 11:30AM | $12 child, $15 adult
Spotlight Room at Center Stage Theater 0 1665 Quincy Avenue Naperville, IL 60540
Saturday, August 23rd 11:30AM show time (doors 11:15) Spotlight Room at Center Stage Theater 1665 Quincy Avenue Naperville IL Join NYC’s Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario’s old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does. For nearly a decade, Mario the Magician has been entertaining children and families in NYC and beyond with his vintage charm and ingenious integration of modern technology. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, MAKEzine, SwissMiss, the New York Post, the Tribeca Trib, and recommended by the New York Times, Time Out New York Kids, CBS News, and many more. Mario is the subject of the Building Magic documentary film project, which is currently in post production. recommended for ages 3-10 (+ their families!) length of performance: approx. 45-50 minutes For more information about Mario the Magician, visit www.mariothemagician.com.

Naper Nights Community Concert Series – 5PM | $10-$15
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
Naper Nights Community Concert Series continues ‘The History of Rock.’ Rolling Stones tribute band Tumbling Dice opens the evening followed by headliners 16 Candles playing the best of the 1980s and 1990s. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this opportunity to enjoy music under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Naper Settlement. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 youth 4-12. Free admission for members and children under 4. www.napersettlement.org.

Sunday

Bike and Brake for History – 9AM
Riverview Farmstead Preserve – Book Road and Hassert Boulevard Naperville, IL 60564
Bike and Brake for History will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, beginning and ending at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Riverview Farmstead Preserve, Book Road and Hassert Boulevard, Naperville. Learn about Riverview Farmstead, an early settlement farm that was home to three generations of the Thomas Clow Family. Then pedal on to Vermont Cemetery in Naperville, the resting place for many early settlers of Wheatland Township, which is known for its high quality prairie. Dress for the weather on this eight-mile trip. The free program is for ages 12 and older. Registration is required. Call 815-886-1467. ReconnectWithNature.org.

Cause-A-Palooza – 11:30AM | $5-$20
Naperville VFW Post 3873 – 908 W. Jackson Naperville, IL 60565
Cause-A-Palooza is a family-friendly event to be held from 11:30AM to 3:30PM on Sunday, August 24, at the VFW in Naperville. Event features live music, summer barbeque lunch, field day games, kids’ activities and more. Many of I Support Community’s charity partners will be in attendance with information on their causes. Proceeds will benefit I Support Community, whose mission is to increase giving and volunteerism in the community by connecting you to local charities. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 youth ages 11 to 18, and $5 for kids ages 3 to 10. Purchase your tickets online at www.isupportcommunity.org.

splash-pad-trails

Naper Settlement / Settlement Sunday – 1-4PM | $12 (A), $10 (S) & $8 (Y)
Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St Naperville, IL 60540
Enjoy the final Settlement Sunday of the season. Admission includes free ice cream sundaes, tours of historic buildings & the new Early Learning Playscape with water jets on the splash pad!  Happy trails to Naper Settlement!  Under 4 years, Naperville Residents and Naperville Heritage Society members are free.

Little League World Championship – 2PM | ABC7 – TV
Willamsport, PA 
Many, many cheers from Naperville to the boys of summer from Jackie Robinson West for advancing to the championship game of the Little League World Series! With their 7-5 victory Sat., the 11- and 12-year-olds will compete with South Korea at 2PM today, Aug. 24.

Updated Post / Aug. 24, 2014

Look forward at PN’s Events Calendars

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.  On the blue navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Runs & WalksCharity GolfFestivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’s North Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.

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