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Things to do around Hinsdale this weekend, July 18-20

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July 17 4:35 p.m.

Grab a bottle of wine and a paintbrush for a BYOB painting party or put on your dancing shoes for a ballroom dance party. These and more with our picks of the top ten things to do around Hinsdale this weekend.
Not enough for you? Find other events happening in the suburbs by visiting Pioneer Local’s event calendar.

1. Couples and BFF Night, 6 p.m. Friday
Singles are also welcome for this BYOB painting class. Local artists help each person paint one side of a diptych, a painting on two panels, on their own 16-by-20 canvas. Ticket price includes materials, aprons and a take-home canvas. Must be 18 or older to attend. Registration required. Bottle & Bottega, 1 W. Harris Ave., La Grange. $35 per person.

2. Palos Meltdown Mountain Bike Race, 9 a.m. Sunday
Chicago Area Mountain Bikers is hosting its annual Palos Meltdown. The event offers races for kids, novices and experts. Race spectators are welcome. More details at www.palosmeltdown.com. Palos Forest Preserve, 95th Street and Wolf Road, Willow Springs.

3. Ballroom Social Dance Party, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Ballroom dance instructor Vito Magrone hosts a summer-themed dance party with a complimentary waltz group lesson. Types of dance explored include swing, cha-cha, rumba, salsa, hustle, foxtrot and others. Casual dress is permitted. Attendees may bring food to share for a potluck buffet. Ballroom City, 207 S. Villa Ave., Suite 250, Villa Park. $10.

4. Ken Schultz: ‘The Flying Fool,’ 1 p.m. Friday
Ken Schultz balances and juggles anything from rubber chickens to bowling balls, all from atop a unicycle. Heritage Park, 1S325 Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Free.

5. ‘Almost, Maine,’ 2 p.m. Friday
“Almost, Maine” is a comedic play by John Cariani and directed by Felicia Pfluger that explores the love relationships of residents of a small town in Maine. All ages. Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park. $5 for students and seniors; $10 for adults; group rates available.

6. Movie in the Park: ‘Walking With Dinosaurs,’ 7:45 p.m. Friday
Bring lawn chairs and sit under the stars for a family movie night. Grant Park Recreation Center, 44 W. Golfview Drive, Northlake. Free.

7. It’s a Painting Party, 2 p.m. Saturday
Join the studio every Saturday for a BYOB painting party. Participants can paint a piece by a local artist while enjoying a beverage. Cost includes all painting supplies and a 16-by-20 take-home canvas. Must be 18 or older to attend. Registration required. Bottle & Bottega, 1 W. Harris Ave., La Grange. $35.

8. Playful Vinyasa with Cassandra Shugailo, 6:30 p.m. Friday
This yoga class focuses on playful poses, such as inversions and arm balance. Attendees should have some yoga experience. Focus Yoga Studio, 9047 Monroe Ave., Brookfield. $16 or one class card punch.

9. Read to the Dogs, 10:30 a.m. Friday
Certified therapy dogs visit the library to listen to children read to them in 15-minute time slots. Sign up in person or by calling 708-352-0100. La Grange Park Public Library, 555 N. La Grange Road, La Grange Park. Free.

10. Exhibition Tour of Lifeloggers: Chronicling the Everyday, noon Friday
Join Elmhurst Art Museum’s Chief Curator Staci Boris for a tour of the exhibition, open now through August 17. The 13 artists featured in “Lifeloggers” turn personal data and lived experiences into artwork. Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Free.

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