This weekend's plans come with a healthy dose of competition.
Among the highlights are concerts featuring contest winners, contests featuring young artists and an event inviting kids to play games for charity.
Plan accordingly. And play nicely, now.
This is not an oxymoron – it’s the culmination of a radio contest. The winner, based on online voting, gets an opportunity to open for contemporary Christian artists and win a trip to Nashville.
Here’s a contest that could get international exposure for a young artist’s work. Naperville’s Sister Cities Commission is seeking artwork made of recycled material by students in Naperville or Indian Prairie school districts. Today’s the deadline.
This free event at Joliet Junior College will run job-seekers through basic training: social networking, building a resume, dressing for interviews and more. It’s open to all Will County residents.
The DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents works from Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. Plus, Young Artists Auditions winner Daniel Shen, a sophomore at Naperville Central High School, performs selections from Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Alternately, audience members are welcome to to get a behind-the-scenes look at the symphony.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is just one story-time favorite that comes alive on stage in this family-friendly musical, presented by Theatreworks USA. Two early performances make sure the little ones get in before nap time.
College of DuPage’s Naperville Campus will hold an Open House to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Besides getting information about becoming a student at COD, visitors can get free salon services from COD cosmetology students and dig in the dirt with the COD Horticulture Department.
The Weed Ladies are selling their own seasonal arrangements of dried and silk flowers this weekend, and today’s the last day.
Swing by Lewis University as it’s transformed temporarily into a playground to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Grade-schoolers can swim, use batting cages, play Wii, watch movies and more.
Aurora University presents History Imagined: Works by Chris Pappan, an art exhibit opening this weekend at the Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures in Dunham Hall.