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Things to do around Naperville this weekend: January 19-21

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Friday

***Naperville Restaurant Week / All day at Naperville restaurants / Starting January 19 and running through February 4, 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. www.dinenaperville.com.

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***The Great Indoor Sidewalk Sales Extended / All day during business hours throughout Downtown Naperville through January 21 / Participating shops will be cutting winter prices in preparation for the incoming spring fashions. These special sale days create the perfect opportunity to redeem Downtown Naperville gift cards which are accepted at 150+ merchants. Find bargains galore as the sale runs through Monday. downtownnaperville.com

**Brats at Kreger’s / 10AM to 3PM Fridays and Saturdays at Kreger’s Brat and Sausage Haus – 606 N. Ellsworth Naperville, IL 60563 / Stop by for lunch, conversation and camaraderie. And be sure to tell Bill Kreger that you know his wurst is the best.

Pop perfect popcorn every time in just three minutes on top of the stove with the Whirley Pop popcorn popper. One tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 cup popcorn and three minutes later a big bowl of popcorn is ready for a crunchy snack and a good movie.

National Popcorn Day is January 19! / Did you know? Popcorn is the official state snack in Illinois. According to Illinois Farm Families, fact is Mason County grows more popcorn than any other county in the United States. Celebrate throughout the day by popping this healthful snack to enjoy in between meals or as a meal! More than likely, and as amazing as it may seem, not a single popped kernel will be wasted!

NACC Black Tie Gala / 7PM / Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes its 2024 Board of Directors Members during its annual NACC Gala, 7-10PM Fri., Jan. 19, at The Matrix Club. The event will feature dueling pianos, casino games, and raffle prizes, providing an opportunity to connect with Naperville’s business leaders and community enthusiasts.

Saturday

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Naper Settlement’s Wedding Showcase / 10AM to 3PM at Naper Settlement – 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540 / More than 70 local wedding professionals are set to attend Naper Settlement’s Wedding Showcase. Engaged couples will enjoy one-on-one personal consultations from 10AM to 3PM on Sat., Jan. 20. Spread throughout the museum’s campus, couples will meet with florists, caterers, photographers, musicians, and other businesses in the wedding industry from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs. Tickets to Wedding Showcase are free and now available. For more information and to register for tickets, visit NaperSettlement.org/WeddingShowcase

Veteran-Owned Business Fair / Noon to 3PM / Public welcome to attend the Veteran-Owned Business Fair at the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, 908 W. Jackson Ave.

***Donate and encourage others to provide a gift of life / An emergency blood shortage now exists. During blood shortages, essential medical procedures may be delayed and distributions to hospitals of some of the most transfused blood types are being limited now. The American Red Cross urges the need for everyone’s help to alleviate the shortage and ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not delayed. / Donate blood, double red cells, or platelets at Versiti Blood Center of Illinois, located at 1297 S. Naper Boulevard. Open 7 days per week. / Also note the Vitalant Naperville Blood Donation Center is located at 2764 Aurora Avenue, open Tuesday through Saturday.

***Enjoy Every Day at Quigley’s Irish Pub / 11AM / Quigley’s Irish Pub is located at 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Quigley’s Irish Pub features live music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well as a good place for special events. (Also note: Online registration is now in progress for the 2024 WSI St. Patrick’s Parade set for Sat., March 9.) Meanwhile, stop by for a cool pint and honest pub fare EDAQ, Every Day at Quigley’s. Sláinte!

American Legion Post 43 Dinner and Social / 6PM / Monthly dinners, September through April, are held at the VFW and open to the public with advance reservations by the Wednesday before the dinner. This month’s program: Installation of Officers.

Sunday

***Reserve a Table at Mesón Sabika / 11:30AM to 9PM / Find a choice in dining rooms and private spaces at Mesón Sabika to sample Spanish tapas and delicious sangria for lunch and dinner. Located just west of downtown Naperville at 1025 Aurora Avenue, Mesón Sabika has been serving the community since 1990. Built in 1847, the historic mansion with eight air-conditioned dining rooms is set in a beautifully landscaped four-acre estate, providing a welcoming sight with plenty of parking for lunch, dinner, special events, benefits, weddings, meetings and family gatherings throughout the year. For reservations or information, call (630) 983-3000 x 2. Join us at bar for Happy Hour tomorrow at any time of the day! Check out NEW Bar Bites Menu with $3 Tapas available only at the bar and with a beverage purchase. ¡Salud!

***Magical Starlight Theatre presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ / 7:30PM on Friday, Jan. 19; 1:30PM and 6:30PM on Saturday, Jan. 20; and 1:30PM on Sunday, Jan. 21 at Naperville Central High School auditorium – 440 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL 60540 / Magical Starlight Theatre, a Naperville Park District program, presents Beauty and the Beast. The show is directed by Naperville School District 203 teacher, Matt Colbert, and stars Samantha Keret as Belle and Andy Emmerich as Beast. Tickets are $20 at the door. www.magicalstarlight.org. Final Show Today at 1:30PM!

Every day… Dine Naperville!

Thanks for reading in print and online. Remember! Just two more months of winter. Spring begins on Tues., March 19.

Every day… Visit Naperville!

Thanks for reading! Have a good weekend.

Editor’s Note / This post may be updated throughout the weekend.

 

 

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