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GEL PERISCOPE: We're Looking for Amazing Holiday Lights in Glen Ellyn

It's time to nominate your favorite Holiday light design here in Glen Ellyn! mail the editor.



This example is not in Glen Ellyn, but I know we have rivals!

GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts

Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts 2011

Come and enjoy this FREE, 2-day fine arts festival, showcasing the work of more than 70 juried fine artists offering their art in various mediums: WATERCOLOR, ACRYLIC and OIL PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, JEWELRY, POTTERY METAL, WOOD and more...

KIDS PAINT FOR FUN! Paint for Fun is a FREE, supervised area set aside, where kids of all ages can display their own artistic talents; available all day Saturday and Sunday in Lake Ellyn Park.

Throw down a blanket and spend a day - or two - listening to great music
under the stately oaks of Lake Ellyn Park.

Event Start Date: 
Aug 27 2011 10:00am
Location: 
Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn

Music of George Gershwin

Pianist Lee Bassett with a vocal accompanist will enchant you with the wonderful songs of George Gershwin, including “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris.”

Event Start Date: 
Apr 3 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Glen Ellyn Public Library

Dyed in the Wool

Dyed in the Wool is a unique mix of American folk and Celtic traditional music using guitar, flute, mandolin, bodhran, djambe drum, violin and voice. Rick Kogan of WGN called it among the very best of Chicago bands.

Event Start Date: 
Mar 6 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Glen Ellyn Public Library

Irish Group Danú at the MAC March 14

Traditional Irish music group Danú will perform at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14.

Formed in 1994 at the Oireachtas Festival in Dungarvan County Waterford, Danú stays true to the traditional sounds of Irish music, but group members aren’t afraid to bring their own inspiring approach to their performance.

Danú was twice voted Best Traditional Group by BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards.

Tickets are $36 for adults, $34 for seniors and $26 for College of DuPage students and youth.

Susan Werner and John Gorka at the MAC March 26

Singer/songwriters Susan Werner and John Gorka share the bill at an 8 p.m. performance Friday, March 26, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Chicago-based Werner is a mainstay of contemporary folk music and has recorded nine albums, ranging from the traditional folk sound to cabaret jazz and pop. Her latest album, “Classics,” features new arrangements of songs from the 1960s and 1970s by various artists, including Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney and Marvin Gaye.

White Ghost Shivers at the MAC March 5 and 6

Equal parts absurd and sublime, Austin-based White Ghost Shivers descend on the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. The show, which includes a nostalgic romp through the 1920s and 1930s, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.

The performances are part of the MAC’s Club MAC series, which takes place in the intimate 183-seat Theatre 2.

Kenny Barron Trio at the MAC March 12

Jazz pianist, composer and arranger Kenny Barron will perform with the Kenny Barron Trio at 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Named “Best Pianist” by the Jazz Journalists Association for the past four years, Barron began his career as a teenager and has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Melvin, Roy Haynes and others.

The nine-time Grammy Award nominee collaborated extensively with Stan Getz throughout the 1980s and has recorded dozens of albums.

GEL EVENT: Glenbard West High School Music Department Performs

Students from Glenbard West High School's music department will sing, act and play instruments. 6 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. $32. Reservations required. Glen Oak Country Club, 21 W 451 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn. Call 630-942-7452, ext. 2252.

Event Start Date: 
Dec 19 2009 11:30am
Location: 
Glen Oak Country Club

GEL EVENT: Glenbard West High School Music Department Performs

Students from Glenbard West High School's music department will sing, act and play instruments. 6 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. $32. Reservations required. Glen Oak Country Club, 21 W 451 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn. Call 630-942-7452, ext. 2252.

Event Start Date: 
Dec 18 2009 6:00pm
Location: 
Glen Oak Country Club

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