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Friday
Apr272012

Weekend Spotlight: A Princess, the Rock, an Orchestra and More

This weekend seems to have much less to offer than last weekend, which is good, since I'm sure you all are planning on hitting not only Geneva's city-wide garage sale (more than 150 homes participating) but the Curly Q Consignment Sale at the Kane County Fairgrounds. And of course make sure to check the Go West Calendar for events that might better fit your family's schedule, interests or budget.

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" is the last film in the "Free Spring Movies" series at Goodrich Quality Theaters in Batavia and Oswego.ST. CHARLES: This is the last weekend for the Steel Beam Theatre's production of "The Princess and the Magic Pea," which is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson classic. (It also features a witch named Zelda, though, so I don't know that it sticks closely to the original text!) Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m .and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for students 16 and under.

BATAVIA & OSWEGO: The "Free Spring Movies" series at Goodrich Quality Theaters wraps up this weekend. The film will be "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," an action adventure starring Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson. It is rated PG and will be shown on Saturday and Sunday at both 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Randall 15 in Batavia and the Kendall 10 in Oswego. Admission is ... yep, free.

WHEATON: Cosley Zoo in Wheaton will be hosting a "Party for the Planet" on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with more than 100 other zoos and aquariums across the country. You can learn about a variety of conservation efforts and meet with reps from businesses and conservation organizations. Regular admission rates apply, which means that nonresident adults pay $3. Children are free.

NORTH AURORA: The Red Oak Nature Center will be offering one of its "Cave Hikes" on Saturday at 2 p.m. You'll hike down the Fox River Bike Trail to Devil's Cave and hear the legend about its haunting name. Dress for the weather. This is a free event.

ELGIN: The Elgin Symphony Orchestra's "Family Fun Series" wraps up its season on Sunday with a show entitled "Through Sound-Colored Glasses: The Amazing Technicolor Orchestra." The concert will explore the full spectrum of the orchestra, complete with supertitles and special effects and performances of such pieces as "Stars and Stripes Forever" and Handel's "Water Music." Pre-concert activities for kids begin at 2 p.m. and include crafts, music-making and other activities. The concert will get underway at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 18 and under.

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