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With over 800 Festivals & Events running year round, concerts that include the top touring musical acts, countless farmers markets and car shows in the Chicago Southland, the hard part isn’t deciding IF you should come but rather which event you ARE going to attend.

Whether it is Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir in January, Irish Fest at Chicago’s Gaelic Park in May, any of our year round farmers markets or Lansing Autumn Fest in October, you won’t have to travel far to find family friendly activities for any age.

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Below are the next 30 upcoming Cultural events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

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$ Admission Fee
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o Outdoor Activity
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e Expo/Consumer Show
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2017 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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BENCHES ON THE AVENUE Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. This year's theme is The Power of Music.
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TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
Tinley Park Historical Society Museum & Chapel
6727 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-4210
Tours of the museum, one room schoolhouse and the landmark chapel built in 1884 with beautiful stain glass windows. The chapel is available for weddings and special events by reservation. Various community events are held throughout the year. Check Facebook: Tinley Park Historical Society
W10AM-2PM; 1st Su 1-3PM; 2nd Th 6-8PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great locally grown produce, food products and plants every Wednesday morning. LINK cards accepted.
W 7AM-1PM
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SILENT WITNESS Sep 6, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
South Suburban College
Theil Gallery Room 1253, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception September 21st 1PM.
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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
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BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
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WRONG WINDOW Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-210-5741
In this comedy whodunit tribute to Master of Horror Alfred Hitchcock, New York couple Marnie and Jeff think they spy their cross-courtyard neighbor do away with his wife. After drawing their torn curtain, the lady vanishes. The pair suspect murder beyond a shadow of a doubt. The bumbling witnesses sneak 39 steps into their neighbor's apartment and the fun begins. Two questions remain: Who killed Lila Larswald? And if she's not dead, then who is? Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors. Call 708-210-5741 for tickets.
F 7:30PM; Sa-Su 2PM
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WAIT UNTIL DARK Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
Frederick Knott’s thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her world, and ultimately defends herself through her sightless world.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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THE SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT Sep 23, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Summer of Love Concert recreates “note for note and absolutely live” the songs, and the psychedelically flavored spirit, of the Woodstock Generation.
7:30PM
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GLEN BURTNIK'S SUMMER OF LOVE CONCERT Sep 23, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Glen Burtnik, alumnus of Styx and the original Beatlemania, brings you the Summer of Love Concert, a tribute to the iconic rock music from the period of time generally between the 1967 release of The Beatles revolutionary album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the famous Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969. Joined by 12 performers, including a horn section, strings, keyboardists, percussionists, background vocalists, and an incredible rock rhythm section, the Summer of Love Concert recreates “note for note and absolutely live” the songs, and the psychedelically flavored spirit, of the Woodstock Generation.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
DUTCH FESTIVAL Sep 23, 2017
Elim Christian Services
13020 South Central Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-389-0555
Don’t miss Elim's Dutch Festival which offers free admission, free parking and fun activities for all ages!
7:30AM-4PM
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BRAD PAISLEY Sep 23, 2017
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
Visit Website $ c o
TOM DREESEN LIVE AT SSC Sep 23, 2017
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2463
In this unforgettable performance, comedian Tom Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, IL, hearing Frank Sinatra on the jukebox, to one day touring the nation as Sinatra's opening act flying in his private jet and staying up with Frank till dawn, night after night. He takes you to Frank’s last performance and the last song he ever sang and then to his last days on earth. Dreesen’s keen insight to arguably the greatest career show business has ever known, and the lessons he learned from the legendary star, promises to move the audience! Dreesen is a proud Thornton Junior College (TJC) Alumnus who has made over 500 TV appearances including the Tonight Show plus guest hosting David Letterman. Sponsored by – and proceeds to benefit – South Suburban College Foundation. Tickets are tax-deductible.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
LIGHT RENDERING SPACE Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
South Suburban College Fitness Center
Photo Four Gallery Room 4338, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception Wednesday October 4th at 12:30PM.
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THE ANIMAL INSTINCT: AN OPERA FEAST FOR THE SENSES Sep 24, 2017
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Calling all animal enthusiasts - whether you're a bird watcher, pet owner, or safari goer! Celebrate your favorite animals with song and visual and culinary delights in this exploration of all things ANIMAL. Enjoy tasty morsels from Rossini (The Cat Duet), Copland (The Little Horses), Chausson (The Hummingbird), and more! From the vantage point of your table on stage, you'll be looking out into the theater as your delicious journey unfolds. Tickets include a sampling of treats and wine.
4PM ON STAGE, LIMITED SEATING!
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ANNUAL MEETING & TOUR OF BOOMER TOYS & DOLLS Sep 24, 2017
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Annual meeting and election of new board members, followed by a tour of Museum exhibit, Boomer Toys and Dolls.
2:30-4:30PM
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PASION DEL ARTISTA Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Works by Hispanic artists Carlos Barberena, Oscar Martinez and Paul Sierra. Woodcuts and paintings exude passion in this exhibition by three artists to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Oct. 6, 4:30-7PM
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MARIUM RANA | A PLACE TO CALL HOME Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
This painting series depicts the complexity of belonging to two different cultures and trying to make a home out of stories of places and moments one has not personally experienced. The paintings depict landscapes that do not exist in our tangible world, lost somewhere between the past and the present. These vibrant landscapes seem as imaginary as the places that have existed before us. Reception: Sept. 25, 12:30-2PM, Artist Talk: 1PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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WORKS Sep 26, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
South Suburban College
Dulgar Gallery Room 1253, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception TBD.
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WAIT UNTIL DARK Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
Frederick Knott’s thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her world, and ultimately defends herself through her sightless world.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV Sep 29, 2017
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun!
8-10PM
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MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Sep 30, 2017
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale performs five themed concerts, including Broadway music, patriotic, and holiday selections with a small chamber orchestra. The Chorale is a community-based choir with more than 60 members. The Chamber Singers is an ensemble featuring Moraine Valley students.
7:30PM
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OPACC FINE ART FAIR Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 1, 2017
Orland Park Crossing
14225 South 95th Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
The 6th Annual Fine Art Fair offers more than 50 artists with art for purchase, musical entertainment, vendor booths, community art project, raffle, food, drinks and fun!
10AM-4PM
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WAIT UNTIL DARK Oct 1, 2017
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
Frederick Knott’s thriller is the story of Susy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her world, and ultimately defends herself through her sightless world.ter Kay is found shot in her bunk. By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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OPACC FINE ART FAIR Oct 1, 2017
Orland Park Crossing
14225 South 95th Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-349-2972
The 6th Annual Fine Art Fair offers more than 50 artists with art for purchase, musical entertainment, vendor booths, community art project, raffle, food, drinks and fun!
10AM-4PM
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HISTORIC PULLMAN 1ST SUNDAY WALKING TOUR Oct 1, 2017
Pullman National Monument Visitor Center
11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL
773-785-8901
1:30PM
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LIGHT RENDERING SPACE Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 5, 2017
South Suburban College Fitness Center
Photo Four Gallery Room 4338, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316. Reception Wednesday October 4th at 12:30PM.
Visit Website c d
BENCHES ON THE AVENUE Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. This year's theme is The Power of Music.
Visit Website c o
TINLEY PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & CHAPEL Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017
Tinley Park Historical Society Museum & Chapel
6727 174th Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-4210
Tours of the museum, one room schoolhouse and the landmark chapel built in 1884 with beautiful stain glass windows. The chapel is available for weddings and special events by reservation. Various community events are held throughout the year. Check Facebook: Tinley Park Historical Society
W10AM-2PM; 1st Su 1-3PM; 2nd Th 6-8PM
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