| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:51 PM
It isn't easy to find all of the serene nooks and calming crannies at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Some of the paths at the park seem perfectly content to go only one way. At least a couple of the themed gardens are best reached by walking through...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events
Thursday, Sept. 11
Burr Ridge Farmers...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Cristian Macelaru leads a pair of popularly-priced classical concerts for family audiences in DuPage County. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the program holds Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture," Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" and the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:02 PM
No need to put Fido on a diet for fear he might be too big for apartment living at Avant at the Arboretum in Lisle.
Though some breed restrictions apply, there is no weight limit on dogs at this 310-unit development near Morton Arboretum that opened in...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Riccardo Muti concludes the CSO subscription season with a pairing of Schubert's Fifth Symphony and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.; $36-$278; 312-294-3000, cso....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place.
To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building.
| May 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Sure, Lollapalooza is one festival in the Chicago area this weekend. But the crowds. The noise. The teenagers suspiciously unsteady on their feet.
A more easily managed option is The Morton Arboretum's Destination Asia Festival.
Saturday and Sunday,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Last April's flooding, the worst on record in Lisle, set the community back, but Mayor Joseph Broda said in his annual state-of-the-city address that things are moving in the right direction.
"We are on sound footing right now, but we have challenges...
| Nov 12, 2013
As the growing season ends, most of us are ready to roll up the hose and forget about lawn chores until spring.
But, in fact, the growing season hasn't ended for many plants. They still are storing up water and food reserves to get started next spring,...