May 3

Where Have all the Monarchs Gone? Learn about what affects the monarch butterfly population and what can be done to bring it back at the Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. 7 p.m. FREE. Register at (630) 969-5625.

May 4

Choir Concert, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. 7 p.m. FREE

 May 5

Community Arts Initiative: Robin Rios Exhibit Opening. Meet the artist and tour the newest exhibit at Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FREE

May 6

Musicians Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers perform at Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, 11 W. Maple St., Hinsdale, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18, $16 for students and seniors. Contact Randy Styka at randy@acousticren.com or (630) 941-7797 for reservations.

May 7

An Evening at the Opera, First Congregational Church, 1106 Chestnut St., Western Springs. 7 p.m. Janet Mensen Reynolds and her friends from the Lyric Opera Chorus will preview operas from the Lyric’s 2017-2018 season by singing famous arias, duets, and other pieces. FREE.

May 9

Orchestra Concert, Hinsdale Central High School auditorium, 55th and Grant, Hinsdale. 7 p.m. FREE

Spring Madrigal Concert by Lyons Township High School Madrigal Choir. Western Springs Baptist Church,  4475 Wolf Rd, Western Springs. 7:30 p.m. FREE

May 10

Choir and Orchestra Concert, Hinsdale South High School auditorium, 75th and Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 7:30 p.m. FREE

Jazz Band Concert, Lyons Township High School Performing Arts Center, 4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs. 7:30 p.m. FREE

Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley’s life is discussed and examined as historian Jim Gibbons presents a look at the book “Hizzoner,” at Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 7 p.m. FREE. Register at brookfieldlibrary.info or at (708) 485-6917.

May 11

Knitting Circle, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. Knitters of all abilities welcome! 1 – 3 p.m. FREE.

Choir Concert, Hinsdale Central High School auditorium, 55th and Grant, Hinsdale. 7 p.m. FREE

Student Art Exhibit, Hinsdale South High School, 75th and Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 5:30 p.m. FREE

Improv Troupe Performances, Hinsdale South High School auditorium, 75th and Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 7 p.m. FREE

Orchestra Concert, Lyons Township High School Field House, 4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs. 7:30 p.m. FREE

May 11-12

AARP Driver Safety Workshop is offered to all senior drivers from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. $20, $15 for AARP members. Registration required. Must attend both sessions. visit brookfieldlibrary.info or call (708) 485-6917.

May 11-13

Eurythmics Dance Concert, Lyons Township High School Reber Center, 100 South Brainard Ave, LaGrange. 7 p.m.

May 12

Jolly Boys, a men’s chorus that has been singing in Chicago’s western suburbs for 70 years, will perform at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs, at 7:30 p.m. FREE. No registration needed.

May 12-13

“Blithe Spirit” will be presented on the Plymouth Place stage, 315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park, by the La Grange Area Teen Theater Ensemble. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. $15, $7 students and seniors. Call (708) 655-0989 or email lattetheater@gmail.com.

May 15

Meet President Lincoln as actor Kevin Wood portrays the president and shares some of his favorite stories, anecdotes and jokes. 7 p.m. at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. FREE. RSVP by calling (708) 246-0520.

May 16

Art Show, Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road, Riverside. 6-7 p.m. FREE

Spring Festival of Music, Lyons Township High School Performing Arts Center, 4900 South Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs. 7 p.m. FREE

May 17

Vocal Jazz Concert, Hinsdale South High School auditorium, 75th and Clarendon Hills Road, Darien. 7 p.m. FREE

The Art of Paul Gauguin will be explored and admired during a slide presentation by art historian Jeff Mishur. Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. 7 p.m. FREE. RSVP at (708) 246-0520.

Improving Illinois: What You Need to Know About Our Financial Crisis is presented by award-winning journalist and Reboot Illinois publisher Madeleine Doubek. Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 7 p.m. FREE. RSVP at brookfieldlibrary.info or by phone at (708) 485-6917.

May 19

Dance Show, Hinsdale Central High School auditorium, 55th and Grant, Hinsdale. 7 p.m. FREE

“Hidden Figures,” the award-winning film about a team of African-American women who worked on NASA’s first successful space missions, will be shown at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. 7 p.m. FREE.

The Tower Chorale presents “Dream a Little Dream,” a concert featuring songs about dreams, at Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $23, $20 students and seniors, at the door.

Riverside Township Radio Players will perform in the Riverside Township Hall Auditorium, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, at 7:30 p.m. FREE.

May 20-21

Spring Art Festival, Oakbrook Center, 100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. 10 a.m.  to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Explore the work of dozens of juried artists from across the country. FREE.

May 21

The Tower Chorale presents “Dream a Little Dream,” a concert featuring songs about dreams, at Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park. 3 p.m. Tickets $23, $20 students and seniors, at the door.

Pet Promenade and Party in the Park takes place at Ty Warner Park on Blackhawk Drive in Westmont. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE.

A Benefit Concert featuring Chicago Southern District Voices is presented at the Riverside United Methodist Church, 82 Woodside Road, Riverside. 3:30 p.m. $10 tickets help the church to pay for repairs needed due a flood.

May 22

The Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967 is remembered at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield. 7 p.m. Register at brookfieldlibrary.info or at (708) 485-6917.

May 23

“One Brief, Shining Moment: The Kennedy’s & Chicago” is presented at the La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Ave., La Grange. 7 p.m.  FREE.

“A Hamilton Affair,” with Megan Wells and Scott Jones, features re-enactments of scenes from Alexander Hamilton’s life, followed by a discussion of the Broadway musical. Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7 p.m. FREE.

May 25

Knitting Circle, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. Knitters of all abilities welcome! 1 – 3 p.m. FREE.

Prague and the Czech Republic will be explored in a photography presentation by local photographer Ryan Stuchly at Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, Riverside. 7 p.m. FREE.