Happenings in Oak Brook, IL

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.

Princess Diana Exhibition

through February 27th | see website for times and tickets

For the first time, world-famous royal photographers (Anwar Hussein and his two sons Zak and Samir) share their experiences with the iconic princess and her family.

Princess Diana, by most accounts, is the most photographed human in history. She grew up in the public eye. One of the people that was there capturing the biggest and most important moments was Royal Photographer Anwar Hussein. Later, his sons Zak and Samir joined the family business.

This Princess Diana exhibit will be told from their perspective: what they heard, what they saw, what they witnessed first-hand will all be shared. This is not a story you have heard before. Whether you are a hard-core fan or new to her legacy, you will be blown away by the fascinating depth and detail shared by the Hussein family.

Time slots are available every 15 minutes and the visit will take around 60-90 minutes.

 

 

*Please try to find parking at the lot next to the Seasons 52 restaurant and Macy’s.

 

 

 


 

Dine & Delight

through February 28th | Daily

Earn $20 back on dining!

Go on a foodie adventure and get rewarded for it! Dine at participating restaurants and receive a $20 reward when you spend $50 or more!*

Just take a photo of your receipt(s) including restaurant info and date of purchase, upload, and complete a few easy steps — that’s it!

Offer valid for dine-in, takeout, or delivery options.

*Terms apply

 

 

 


 

Evita

January 28th - March 20th | see website for times and ticket information

Lyrics by: Tim Rice
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Originally directed by: Harold Prince

Based on true events, Evita tells the story of Eva Perón’s rags-to-riches life as she goes from 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.

Evita is rated PG

Chocolate Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, February 5th & 6th | 9 AM – 4 PM

Celebrate chocolate’s deeply rooted tree history at our chocolate weekend. Visit, taste, and buy specialty chocolates and treats!

The Morton Arboretum champions all trees, and this winter we are celebrating a giving tree, the cacao tree, which gives us the delight of chocolate. Sample an array of chocolates and unique items with a chocolate twist. Pick up a Valentine’s gift or simply treat yourself.

Members can purchase a ticket to beat the crowds and shop early on Friday, February 4, at our exclusive Member Preview Event.  The Chocolate Weekend Vendor Expo is free with regular Arboretum admission.  Please be sure to purchase or reserve your timed-entry tickets in advance.

Wines In The Wild

Saturday, February 12th | 6 PM to 9 PM

Wines in the Wild features the perfect blend of wildlife and - you guessed it - wine!

Guests will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines provided by the evening's purveyor, Prestige Countryside Liquors, and enjoy some wonderful food from our catering partner, SSA Group. Guests will be able to discover new favorites and purchase bottles of wine during the event with 10% of all proceeds from the evening’s purchases being donated back to Brookfield Zoo.

In addition, there will be a silent auction, premier silent auction, an Animal Ambassador experience, and more. Join us for this exciting evening of Wines in the Wild!

The King and I

April 1st - May 22nd | see website for times and ticket information

Tickets go on sale February 4, 2022

Book and lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Based on: Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Original Choreography by: Jerome Robbins

British tutor Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam struggle with cultural differences after Anna arrives at the royal palace in Bangkok. Inspired by true events, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is a tale of the human experience, exploring the historical intricacies of class, race, and politics in 1862. Featuring beloved songs like “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You,” this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic won 13 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical. The 1957 movie adaptation was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning five, including Best Score.

The King and I is rated G

Champion of Trees 10k

Saturday, April 23rd | 8 AM to 11 AM

Find your inner tree champion at the tenth annual 10k race as you run on a springtime morning surrounded by trees from around the world. Runners will find a challenging course with rolling terrain as they follow the Arboretum’s road on the East Side.

Event highlights include:

  • B-tag timing strip;
  • Technical t-shirt;
  • Recovery food;
  • USTAF Certified Course (IL6002NM);
  • Post-race party with live music;
  • A complimentary post-race beer;
  • FREE admission to explore 1,700 acres, including the award-winning Children’s Garden;
  • Awards for top overall make and female winner/plus top three male and female winners in each age division;
  • Walkers are welcome;
  • View the Course Map;
  • Race results will be shared with Athlinks.
 

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