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Only In Oak Brook will you find everything from a romantic getaway, to a world-class shopping safari, to an endless array of dining, entertainment, and family-friendly fun. So, be sure to take advantage of these events and discover all that Oak Brook has to offer.

Chicago Wolves Skating Rink

Noon - 4:30 PM

every day through January 2020

Brookfield Zoo
8400 W 31st St
Brookfield, IL 60513

Glide through the winter at the Chicago Wolves Skating Rink! There are a limited number of skates are available for a $5 rental fee. Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates.

The Chicago Wolves Skating Rink is not made of ice, but of a synthetic material known as Glice® – so no water or electricity is required for operation. Brookfield Zoo is one of only three zoos in the country to install a Glice® rink!

All Skaters: $7
Skate Rentals: $5 (Credit Card Required)

Husky Heroes at The Morton Arboretum

See website for times

Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th

The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL-53
Lisle, IL 60532

Interact with Siberian sled dogs!

Guests can watch demonstrations of husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where the dogs pull a person on skis. Children and adults can visit the dogs and sled teams, inspect the equipment, and have their pictures taken with the rigs. In addition, information will be available about husky adoption for those who fall in love with these canine champions. Please visit the Adopt-a-Husky website for more information.

This event is fun in all weather! If there is not enough snow, the dogs are still able to pull the sleds on wheels. Be sure to dress for the weather, this event is entirely outdoors.

Whiskey Dinner at The Morton Arboretum

6PM

Friday, January 31st or Saturday, February 1st

The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL-53
Lisle, IL 60532

Ages 21+

Dine on a decadent, five-course meal perfectly paired with whiskey cocktails. During dinner, enjoy an engaging and educational talk from our whiskey expert of the night, Michael Cerekwicki. Live music and a view of Meadow Lake make this dinner a festive way to kick off the year.

 

Coming Soon - An American in Paris

See website for times and tickets

January 31, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Based on the Academy Award winner for Best Picture, An American in Paris brings breathtaking moments of dance and song to the stage. Come away with Jerry Mulligan, an American GI doing his best to make it as a painter in the bustling city of Paris following the end of World War II. The storied streets of the City of Lights become the dancefloor to a ravishing and passionate voyage into art, friendship, and love. 

Ballet Folcorico Nacional de Mexico

5PM

Sunday, February 16th

McAnnich Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

"We bring the essence, tradition, and color of strength and feeling from Mexico ... to the world.” Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO  has inspired audiences through their sharing of the culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad, through dance. 

Tickets $59.

Winter Wine & Whiskey Fest

4PM - 8PM

Saturday, February 22nd

Brookfield Zoo
8400 W 31st St
Brookfield, IL 60513

Warm up at Brookfield Zoo's Winter Wine and Whiskey Fest! This fun-filled event features wine and whiskey samples, live music, small bites, and meet and greets with Animal Ambassadors, all in the zoo's relaxed setting!  

 

 

Coming in Spring - Evita

See website for times and tickets

April 10th - June 14th

Drury Lane
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Based on true events, Evita tells the story of Eva Perón’s rags-to-riches life as she goes from a poor provincial child to First Lady of Argentina. A champion of the working-class descamisados, she uses popularity and politics to serve her people – and herself. Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most iconic songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” this musical masterpiece won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The 1996 film adaptation was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Song.

 

Salute to Frida & Philharmonic Concert

Saturday 7:30PM | Sunday 3PM

Saturday & Sunday, April 18th & 19th

McAnnich Arts Center
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right at the MAC in June 2020.

Frida Kahlo 2020 Exhibition

See website for times and tickets

June 1st - August 31st

Cleve Carney Museum of Art
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the McAninch Arts Center in partnership with College of DuPage is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Frida Kahlo coming to the Glen Ellyn campus in the Summer of 2020. This comprehensive presentation of the life and works of the artist Frida Kahlo will feature 26 original pieces as well as an immersive historical exhibit that provides a framework of the life, circumstances, and events that led to Kahlo becoming one of the most important painters of the 20th century and of our time.

 

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