Think springtime green in downtown Naperville! Be happy that last Saturday groundhogs everywhere determined spring will arrive in Naperville on March 20. Find bargains galore all along Main Street and more throughout local shopping venues. Cheers!

Friday

Brantley Gilbert Tickets to 32nd Annual Ribfest – 10AM | $35
2019 Ribfest Main Stage  – Knoch Park Naperville, IL 60540
Naperville’s Ribfest “The Last Nights at Knoch” will feature Brantley Gilbert on the Main Stage July 5. Tickets are now on sale at  http://www.ribfest.net. BILLY IDOL is set for July 3. Those tickets also are available! Since its inception, the party with a purpose has raised more than $17.5 million to benefit nonprofit humanitarian causes and organizations working to help prevent child abuse and domestic violence.

Pinot’s Palette Pop-Up Reception – 6-8PM | Free
Schoenherr Gallery – Fine Arts Center – 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
North Central College will feature Pinot’s Palette, popularly known as a place where instructors teach how to produce beautiful masterpieces. Did you know that their instructors create their own original masterpieces, too? Come to Schoenherr Gallery for the pop-up show!

Live Music at Quigley’s – 8:30PM
Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Naperville, IL 60540
Visit Quigley’s for live music most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Love & Money will perform beginning at 8:30PM. For more info, visit www.quigleysirishpub.com.

Saturday

Casey’s Saturday Specials – 8AM
Casey’s Foods in Naperville Plaza – Washington at Gartner Naperville, IL 60540
VEvery Saturday find specials and, of course, much more at Casey’s Foods. This week stop by the butcher counter for Casey’s (Plain) Pork Tenderloin only $5.49/lb. and/or Casey’s (Marinated) Pork Tenderloin only $5.98/lb.
*Thai or Teriyaki Tenderloin*. Check out the Gourmet Deli for ​Casey’s Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes  only $5.99/lb. This Saturday from 8AM- 7PM Only  * While Supplies Last! * 

360 Youth Services Chocolate Walk – noon -5PM | $30

In partnership with the Downtown Naperville Alliance, 360 Youth Services will hold its 4th Annual Downtown Naperville – Chocolate Walk. Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, have fun in Downtown Naperville with this sweet event. Each participant will receive a chocolate tin for gathering all your chocolate treats and a map touring many Downtown Naperville Shops. Each stop you will experience a chocolate tasty treat. All proceeds will benefit 360 Youth Services. Tickets at www.360youthservices.org.

21st Annual Community Wide Black History Month Celebration – 2PM | Free
Bolingbrook High School – 365 Raider Way Bolingbrook, IL 60440
The Black History Awareness Month Club will be honoring one of the four remaining Tuskegee Airmen, Mr. Lawton Wilkerson as well as Captain William (Bill) Norwood who will be the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Black History Month Event. This event will be located in Bolingbrook on February 9, 2019 from 2-5PM at Bolingbrook High School. Mr. Wilkerson was assigned to the 617th Bombardment Squadron in 1946 and served until the end of the war. Captain Norwood is the first African American United Airlines pilot and whose name is painted on the 727 located at the Museum of Science and Industry. This free event is open to the public.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra – 7:30PM | $33-38
Wentz Concert Hall – 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
North Central College will feature the music of the DuPage Symphony Orchestra with their concert “From the Heart of Europe” at 7:30PM Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Beethoven’s captivating Violin Concerto, Op. 61, and Dvorak’s tuneful Symphony No. 6 in D Major will be performed with Concert Artists Guild Competition Winner YouJin Jang as the soloist. Tickets are $33 and $38 with discounts for students and seniors; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Sunday

The Producers – 1 and 5:30PM | $36-$69
Paramount Theatre – 23 E Galena Blvd Aurora, IL 60506
Under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than he could with a hit. And so begins one of the most hilarious cons in musical theatre history. Max Bialystock used to be the king of Broadway, but after producing one too many flops, hes now just a has-been forced into seducing little old ladies for money. After an off the cuff comment from his accountant Leo Bloom, dollar signs go off over his head (as well as beautiful girls wearing nothing but pearls). With the reluctant help from Bloom, Max goes in search of the worst musical ever. Will it be a flop? It better, or they might find themselves in prison. The Producers is an uproariously funny musical with hilarious songs that will have you grinning from ear to ear throughout. Tickets at paramountaurora.com.