5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

  • Chicago Wolves' mascot Skate greets children as he skates around the rink during a previous Characters on Ice event at the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont.

    Chicago Wolves' mascot Skate greets children as he skates around the rink during a previous Characters on Ice event at the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont. Daily Herald File Photo

 
 

Artisan collective

Artists sell and display their wares as part of the three-day Winterfest Art Market this weekend at the Water Street Studios, 1604 S. Water St., Batavia. Free admission. (630) 761-9977 or waterstreetstudios.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16

Crafty creations

Shop for all kinds of creative and artistic items as part of the Shipshewana on the Road sale this weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. $5; free for kids 12 and younger. (847) 680-7200 or shipshewanaontheroad.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16

Worth a walk

See a Community Trees display, The Great Holiday Tank Bake-Off and more as part of the Holiday Stroll and Open House at the First Division Museum and McCormick House Visitors Center, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission, but $5 parking. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15

Such characters

There are lots of fun photo opportunities for families as part of the weekly Characters on Ice events at the Parkway Bank Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont. Free admission with your own skates; $8 charge for skate rental. (847) 349-5008 or rosemont.com/thepark. 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays, Dec. 16, 23 and 30

"Cobmaster" by the late Ed Paschke is part of the exhibit "The Figure and the Chicago Imagists" at the Elmhurst Art Museum.
"Cobmaster" by the late Ed Paschke is part of the exhibit "The Figure and the Chicago Imagists" at the Elmhurst Art Museum. - Courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum
Psychedelic figures

Find out more about the current Elmhurst Art Museum exhibit "The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists" with a special Sunday symposium. Artist and curator Suellen Rocca and author Dan Nadel discuss alternative figures in American art at The Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, before heading over to the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, to view the exhibit. Free admission, but reservations are requested. elmhurst.edu/2018artsymposium. 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16

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