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Top 10 things to do this weekend

The Naperville Municipal Band will perform at 3 p.m. March 4 at Wentz Concert Hall.

The Naperville Municipal Band will perform at 3 p.m. March 4 at Wentz Concert Hall.

Not a clue what to do this weekend? Check out these suburban events, hand-picked by our editors.

The World’s Greatest Marches

The Naperville Municipal Band’s winter concert, The World’s Greatest Marches, will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4 in Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The band will present classic marches of John Philip Sousa to the contemporary work of John Williams. Admission is free. For more information about the concert, go to or call 630-778-9994.

Parisian Salon Concert at the Northbrook Public Library

Jazz fusion artist and composer Deborrah Wyndham will perform along with Misha Basin, a true virtuoso of the accordion, on Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Northbrook Public Library. Hosted by Jane & Didier Lepauw. Call the Multimedia Department at 847-272-2830 for details.

Downers Grove Area AAUW Used Book Collection

The Downers Grove Area Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its next bimonthly collection of used books from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the front of Eagle Storage at 555 Rogers Street, Downers Grove.

Bruckner Fest

The Lake Forest Symphony performs music by Bruckner from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, March 3 at the James Lumber Center, College of Lake County in Grayslake.

West Suburban Mothers of Multiples Annual Spring Kids Resale

The public is invited to shop at the West Suburban Mothers of Multiples annual Spring Kids’ Stuff Resale from 9 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. at Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. The event will feature gently worn baby, kids and maternity clothing, baby equipment, toys and games. For more information, go to or email

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana

North Shore Choral Society (NSCS), under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, presents one of the most popular cantatas of all time, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 pm at The Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston. Single tickets at the door are $25, seniors (65 and older) $22, students $15. Advance ticket purchase is found online at or through the ticket number 773-956-8400.

Metropolis Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Sample more than 40 different wines and 20 different beers and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres at this relaxed, social night out 6 to 9 p.m. March 4. Proceeds will benefits Metropolis School of the Performing Arts programs. For tickets, go to or call the box office at 847-577-2121.

Geneva Wedding Walk

The Downtown Geneva Wedding Walk will feature a chance to meet with venues, boutique shops and visit wedding businesses in Chicagoland. Each bride that registers to attend the Geneva Wedding Walk will receive goodies and giveaways. Check-in and registration will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Herrington Inn and Spa, 15 S. River Lane, Geneva. Advance tickets are $25 for the bride and two guests or $30 at the door. For more information, go to

Village of Orland Park Sportsplex Indoor Duathlon

Join the Village of Orland Park for its 10th Annual Sportsplex Duathlon at the Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 W. 159th St., on Saturday, March 3. All are welcome to compete in this indoor event consisting of a 1.5 mile run on the indoor track, 10 mile stationary bike ride and a 1.5 mile run on the track. Medals/ trophies will be given to the 1st/2nd place finishers in each age group. All participants receive post-race refreshments, T-shirts, goody bags, and a raffle will be held.

American English

All ages are welcome to join us March 3 at 7:30 p.m. for the internationally acclaimed tribute show, American English. It’s the next best thing to The Beatles! The event is sponsored by McHenry County Living at Raue Center For The Arts, 26 N. Williams Street in Crystal Lake. Tickets are $40, $37 and $34.

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