Clarion Inn Elmhurst - Oakbrook
933 S. Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 279-0700
Fax: (630) 279-0131
There's something for everyone at this sports entertainment center, located less than 20 miles from Chicago. The venue hosts birthday parties, offers skating classes, Zumba fitness and more. Visit the website for a current schedule of events.
The Theatre of Western Springs is a historic performing arts venue in Western Springs. Established in 1929, it is one of the foremost theaters in the country. It also conducts the Children's Theater of Western Springs (CTWS), which are regular workshops for acting in plays and musicals. Drama connoisseurs and prop designers too can improve their skills at their classes. One can rent their stunning vintage props and costumes or hire this venue for hosting fundraisers.
Playwright David Mamet lent this theater ensemble its name when he wrote American Buffalo and the productions here are organized under the roughshod shadow of that writer's naturalistic and puritanical brand of storytelling. The home of the BTE is the Harold D. McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, where it is led by Artistic Director Craig Berger. While public transportation is not readily accessible, it may be worth your while to take Metra's Union Pacific line to Glen Ellyn, then catch a cab from there.
The Proviso East High School is one of the most prestigious schools in Maywood, Illinois. The school is known for their excellent curriculum and the fact that each and every student here gets a holistic education, which allows them to face the world with much confidence and valor. The school is also known for their extra-curricular activities such as art, sports and more. Most of the performance art takes place in the Proviso East High School Auditorium. Though the auditorium is mainly meant for school programs, non-school related events are hosted here as well, such as benefits, charity concerts and more. The auditorium has earned a reputation amongst the entertainment venues in the city. To know more about the events taking place here do log onto their website.
The Maywood Park Racetrack is a premier horse racing track located in central Melrose Park that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Usually used for harness racing, the park is a regular venue for international tournaments and large-scale events. The park is furnished with modern facilities that ensure a safe event. With a seating capacity of around 33,000, the Maywood Park Racetrack is one of the biggest tracks of the state. Apart from hosting races, the park also hosts meetings, conferences and major corporate events. Check website for details.
Dave and Busters, which is located in the village of Addison, is a restaurant that doubles up as an arcade gaming zone. One of the best places in town to have burgers, steak rolls and other appetizers while indulging in various video games. These games include slot machines and shuffleboards that are bound to keep you engrossed and at the end of it, wanting for more. Besides, the bar is stocked with beverages like champagne, margaritas and other delicious cocktails served at budget price. The place is perfect to organize celebrations and certainly keeps up to the reputation of the chain of restaurants Dave and Busters. Visit their website for more information.
Barrows Auditorium is an event venue located within the Billy Graham Center on the Wheaton College campus. This auditorium that can seat about 500 people, plays host to a variety of events. Recitals, meetings, important conferences, workshops and much more is held here. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Located close to the Glendale Country Club and on the West Lake Street is the palatial structure of Venuti's Banquets and Ristorante. In existence for more than 40 years, the banquet and Italian restaurant provides a culinary treat of authentic flavors from the native land of the owner Vittorio Venuti. As you enter the palace, the lobby comprises of twin spiral staircases that leads you to a wedding chapel, restaurant, lounge and 3 private rooms. The restaurant can accommodate more than 200 guests at a time and serves delicacies like pastas with seafood, bologna sausages, fillets and meats. The bar inside the lounge room is well stocked with a variety of beverages and is open till late in the night. The banquet rooms are ideal for hosting social and corporate events with catering facilities provided by the center. A venue for events, restaurant and lounge bar, Venuti's Banquets and Ristorante has got all these facilities neatly decked inside this beautiful palace of classic Roman Architecture. Visit their website or call for more information.
This suburban center was added to the University campus more than 20 years ago as a performance and activity space for such events as lectures, concerts, fine arts and a host of other cultural events. Now, regularly staged events include piano recitals, speakers, plays and performances by the Chicago Sinfonietta, attended by students, faculty and nearby residents. Free parking is available.
The Arts Center of Oak Park is a beautiful Neo-classical structure that houses the The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and the Lora Aborn Auditorium. Besides which private events can be hosted at the Grand Entrance Foyer and the Main floor as well as the auditorium with a maximum capacity of 700 people. The Ernest Hemingway Museum located within the center on the first floor is a must-visit for literary enthusiasts and features several interesting interactive exhibits including historic photographs, diary from his childhood and the well-known letter from his nurse Agnes von Kurowsky made famous in his work Farewell to Arms. There is even a book shop on the premises that feature books, souvenirs and gifts from the visit. The Arts Center also hosts concerts and other cultural events. For additional details about renting the facility, contact the Center.
Located in the heart of downtown, the Depot Station is a historic zone that is getting an uplift through the efforts of local citizens. easily accessible by the three Metra commuter stations, it comprises of Windsor and Stanley Avenues. It is the home of many cultural events and festivals such as the yearly Oktoberfest, Music, Art & Vintage in the Street and the Mini-Golf Pub Crawl.
The Akoo/Rosemont Theatre is one of the most popular theatrical venues in the city. It is a modern theater with two tiers and comfortable seats. It is the venue for ChicagoLand Pops, which is a symphonic ensemble that calls this theater home. The theater has also played host to Broadway plays, concerts and other entertainment groups. It also has performances by children's acting groups.