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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: January 24-26



Naperville Restaurant Week – Jan. 24 thru Feb. 8
Starting January 24 and running through February 8, the Naperville Restaurant Week will showcase many restaurants throughout town. From fast casual to fancy dining, each venue will provide either a prix fixe menu at an appetizing price, or discounts on featured menu choices. Come in out of the cold and sample something new or enjoy an old favorite! Be sure to check back often to see the updated participating restaurants, menus and specials.

Live Music at Quigley’s – 8:30PM | Cost varies with food or beverage purchase
Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Naperville, IL 60540
Visit Quigley’s for live music most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights… Note: Breakfast is served beginning at 10AM Saturdays and Sundays. And every day the Irish pub offers a homemade “Soup of the Day!” Sláinte!


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‘How People Make Things’ Exhibit Opens at DuPage Children’s Museum – 9AM | Admission
DuPage Children’s Museum – 301 S. Washington Street  Naperville, IL 60540
DuPage Children’s Museum introduces the magic of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to the Chicagoland area with its new exhibit, How People Make Things. Inspired by the factory tour segments from the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television series, the exhibit tells the story of how familiar childhood objects are made and how people, ideas, and technology transform raw materials into finished products. INFO: www.dupagechildrens.org or call (630) 637-8000.

Residents Open House For NEW Naperville Sustainability Plan – 1:30PM | Free
Naperville Public Library – 95th Street – 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Naperville, IL 60565
The Naperville Environment & Sustainability Task Force is seeking your input for a new Sustainability Plan at three open house locations in Naperville: January 25 1:30-3:30PM @ the 95th St.Library, 3015 Cedar Glade February 1, 1:30-3:30PM @ the NaperBlvd Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. February 8, 1:30-3:30PM @ the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave. Also, consider filling out the survey: https://cutt.ly/Naper2030.

Jim Peterik’s World Stage – 8PM | $60 to $70
Wentz Concert Hall – 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
North Central College presents Jim Peterik’s World Stage at 8PM in Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Over the length of Peterik’s spectacular career, he has worked with and developed lasting relationships with a long list of fellow and remarkably talented artists. Eighteen years ago, Peterik had the idea to record an album and mount a subsequent concert celebrating these friendships and collaborations. Thus began “World Stage.” The CD and show were an immediate sensation, as Peterik pushed his own envelope into different styles and refined those with which he had already had significant success. Audiences were thrilled to see such a rich array of stars together on one stage, playing their own hits and Peterik’s collaborations, interacting with Peterik and the other guests in ways heretofore unseen. Tickets are $60 and $70 (price range per seating); call 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/show.

Above / Winter is here again in the city named to honor Captain Joseph Naper. The city planner arrived here with his family by Conestoga wagon in the summer of 1831 and his story is celebrated at Naper Settlement, Aurora Avenue at Webster Street, the city’s 12-acre outdoor history museum where the Victorian Martin Mitchell Mansion is the centerpiece.  A 9-ft. Century Walk sculpture stands at the site of the Joe Naper Homestead at Jefferson and Mill streets. Here the sculpture is a reminder of the snow and deep, deep freeze the Midwest experienced the last week in January 2019. Looks like history is repeating itself this weekend in January 2020.


All Saints Open House – 1PM | Free
All Saints Catholic Academy – 1155 Aurora Avenue Naperville, IL 60540
All Saints Catholic Academy will be holding an Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 1-3PM to kick off enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. Meet the staff, students and parents, and find out more about All Saints Catholic Academy, one of the premier schools in the western suburbs, where academic excellence, and values based character building.

Year-round entertainment, shopping & dining…

Check out bargain sale days at Dean’s Fine Clothing and throughout downtown Naperville. Use those gift cards! 

Think dinner & the show!

Think dinner and the show and combine a gift certificate/card to a restaurant and theater tickets to performances on stage at North Central College. Perhaps give memberships to places such as Naper Settlement, DuPage Children’s Museum or Naperville Art League.

Every season is a good time to give DNA gift cards to create an experience in 2020. Good at more than 165 businesses, Downtown Naperville Gift Cards make great gifts for teachers, coaches, graduates and anyone. With a Downtown Naperville gift card, the recipient can find a new outfit, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment, take a fitness class, pick up a pair of new running shoes, discover a great new book, pick up special baskets of treats and/or enjoy a delicious meal among so many choices to please about every lifestyle.

Downtown Naperville gift cards may be purchased in person at the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (ask for a gift box and bow) or Pinot’s Palette, 175 W. Jackson; or Trails & Tides, 120 Water Street; or Vom Fass, 121 S. Washington (recently added location). You may also order via phone by calling (630) 355-4141 or ordering online.

Or give special certificates for a pair of tickets or an entire table to some other charity gala or golf outing this year. 

*Things to Do in January & February 2020 / Updated throughout the months

*Find more things to do under ‘Upcoming Events’ in the column to the right…

Take a break! Dine Around Naperville! 

From Catch 35* to Meson Sabika* and many destinations N.E.W. and S, discover more than 260 delicious places to dine in or take out, and find many with a patio* at www.dinenaperville.com. Valentine’s Day is Fri., Feb. 14. Perhaps now’s the time to reserve a quiet little table in the corner to charm your sweetheart.

Note that 40-plus eateries are located throughout downtown Naperville where there are plenty of shopping opportunities in between meals. Indoor Sidewalk Sales are this weekend through Monday.

In addition to lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Meson Sabika provides a lovely setting for Valentine’s Day dinners with family, friends, neighbors or sweethearts. Looking forward to all seasons, the historic site is a place for outdoor weddings and other special occasions inside the mansion, outside on the patio or in the spacious Pavilion. The beautiful mansion with intimate rooms also provides a romantic setting for date nights. Meson Sabika is located at 1025 Aurora Ave. 

Hospitality shows and matters in Naperville

For a listing of all 19 lodging choices in Naperville, offering more than 2,500 rooms, visit visitnaperville.com. Whether planning a wedding, corporate or sporting event; special meeting; family reunion or an extended stay while home construction is temporarily in progress, Naperville can put guests up for a night or a month or more.

Economic development and tourism go hand in hand. Thanks for supporting the local economy by planning a “staycation” itinerary here and inviting friends and family to come discover Naperville this summer.

From art exhibits at North Central College to outdoor art in public places called Century Walk, from the DuPage Children’s Museum to Naper Settlement, from the Riverwalk and Central Park in downtown Naperville to more than 100 neighborhood parks throughout the city, and from Naperville Crossings at 95th Street to shopping destinations dotting the landscape here and there, check out everything this community has to offer north, east, west and south. In other words, consider Naperville N.E.W.S.!

Everybody is welcome to enjoy the charm, culture, rich history, educational opportunities and sporting events that are homegrown and treasured (and oftentimes free of admission charge) in this community every day.

Think Dinner & the Show at North Central College

And there’s more latest news…

Look forward with photo-enhanced stories every day on PN’s Latest NewsIn addition to events and other happenings, find public meeting notices scheduled at the Naperville Municipal Center.

Check out PN’s Events Calendar for other events as well as to help plan next week and upcoming weekends.

On the navigation bar atop the Events Calendar, find calendars specific to Annual Festivals & Traditions over the course of the year as well as this month’s Book Events hosted by Anderson’sNorth Central College Performing Arts and happenings at Naper Settlement.

PN’s Event Calendar features Things to Do, too!

Plus… Event planners can post events. 

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