WHERE: Home Run Inn Pizza, 7521 Lemont Road, Darien
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. April 4
COST AND INFO: Free discussion; frugalmusebooks.com, 630-427-1140
ABOUT: On hand for a book signing and interview will be award-winning journalist Bryan Smith and special guests Rocky Wirtz and Tony Esposito. The discussion will include Smith's book titled "The Breakaway: The Inside Story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks." The event is co-presented by Frugal Muse Books in Darien, which offers a signed copy of the book and a meet-and-greet for $50.
BONUS ITEM: 'THE DINING ROOM'
WHERE: Gallery Theater, 129 Main St., West Chicago
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5 to 7 and 12 to 14
COST AND INFO: $16, $14 for seniors; GalleryTickets@gmail.com, gallerytheaterstudio.com, 630-234-5919; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT: "The Dining Room" by A.R. Gurney is presented by Gallery Theater. Gathered around the dining room of a well-to-do household, the actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers and giggling teen girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events.