We’ve got the best bets for when the work week is over and you're ready to get out. Check our picks for the activities to hit.
Where/When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at , 111 N. Hale St.
Why Go: This is set in 1250 A.D. France. The river has flooded again, the chandler’s shop has gone up in smoke, and Sainte Foy, the monastery’s patron saint, has not worked a miracle in 13 years. Facing competition from a local church claiming miracles from their holy relics, the destitute monks turn to a larcenous one-eyed minstrel for assistance.
2. SHINING CITY
Where/When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at at The College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.
Why Go: Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents "Shining City" by Conor McPherson, directed by ensemble member Bryan Burke and featuring ensemble actor Robert Jordan Bailey. Sparse, compelling and frightening, it tells the tale of John, a Dubliner who has been recently widowed, and Ian, his therapist. John walks into Ian’s office for help in dealing with Mari’s horrific auto accident, revealing he’s been haunted by Mari’s death more than figuratively.
3. FALL FESTIVAL
Where/When: 10 a.m. Saturday at , 1s151 Winfield Rd., Wheaton.
Why Go: The will include a variety of activities, including hayrides and music.
Pricing: Free with $5 parking.
4. PASSIONATE AND POIGNANT
Where/When: 8 p.m. Saturday at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville.
Why Go: The DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) opens its 2011-2012 concert season with a including the works of Shostakovich, Albert, and Tchaikovsky.
5. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD THEATRE-HIKE
Where/When: 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at , 4100 Lincoln Ave., Lisle.
Why Go: "" is performed while hiking through the Arboretum grounds. This show is suitable for ages 13 and up, due to violent content. The theatre-hike presents a different scene at a different location on the Arboretum grounds. Audience members walk to each location to enjoy the unfolding story. Regular hikes, which can cover up to two miles with multiple stops along the way, are on Saturdays, and low-impact hikes (suitable for walkers and wheelchairs) are on Sundays.