Festivals & Events

Come Celebrate in the Southland! All year long, visitors will find fun and excitement at any of the hundreds of festivals and events held throughout the Southland.

Antique and craft shows, music and theatre festivals, historical re-enactments, holiday festivities and ethnic celebrations are just a few of the events offered in the Chicago Southland every year. More information is just a phone call away. Just call or visit the website of the event of your choice to find out more about regional festivals and events.

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Below are the next 484 upcoming events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Aug 1, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - CRETE CRUISE NIGHT
Downtown Main Street
Crete, IL
708-672-9216
Free Registration in Front of Aurelios Pizza on Main Street
M 5-9PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - CRUISIN' INTO LOCKPORT
Central Square
222 East Ninth Street, Lockport, IL
815-838-3621
Enjoy a classic car show and listen to great, live entertainment, Shop the farmer's market and enjoy delicious food. Kids can play in the inflatables and more.
M 6:30-8:30PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - CRUISE NIGHT IN HISTORIC BLUE ISLAND
Western Avenue & York Street
13000 South Western Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-388-1000
Cruise Night is back by popular demand for our fourth season in uptown Blue Island's historic antiques district.
M 5:30-8:30PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND
Metro South Park
2310 York Street, Blue Island, IL
708-396-7074
Farmers Market produce provided by Zeldenrust Farm, taco cart & jumping house free to all children.
M 3-6:30PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL
Chicago White Sox
US Cellular Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
312-674-1000
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
Visit Website $ o s
Aug 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - 2016 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - BENCHES ON THE AVENUE
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5000
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. The theme for 2016 is Children's Storybooks.
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - PICK. AT GARDEN PATCH FARMS
Pick. at Garden Patch Farms
14158 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-7720
9AM-6PM
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Aug 1, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER
Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-349-4FUN (4386)
Come out and join us for some fun. Daily admission fees apply
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Aug 2, 2016-Aug 30, 2016 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Aug 2, 2016-Aug 30, 2016 - DOWNTOWN TINLEY PARK CRUISE NIGHTS
Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to 173rd Streets
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5044
Are you a classic car or hotrod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them! Food and beverages available. **This event takes place on every TUESDAY for the month of AUGUST.**
Tu 5-9PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry on Ridge Road, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Market in the Park will operate every Wednesday June 15th- September 28th, rain or shine. Featuring Dotsons Farms, unique hand crafted items and more.
W 8AM-2PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great farm fresh produce, food products, plants and more every week. Many local cultural events on a weekly basis. Come Join us!
W 7AM-1PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
The village has lined up great vendors when you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts, get a rain barrel and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
W 7AM-1PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - 1950s PARK FOREST HOUSE MUSEUM
St. Mary's Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Step back into the 1950s with us! See toys, clothes, furniture, books, records, dolls, dishes and appliances. Photographs, scrapbooks and sales brochures from the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive are on display.
W & Sa 1-3PM or by appointment for small groups
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - DOLTON FLEA MARKET
The Dolton Bazaar
143rd Street & Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
All kinds of things to buy and sell with a huge selection of unique merchandise available with tremendous savings!
W & Sa 8AM-2PM
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Aug 3, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - STEPPIN' AT THE FOUNTAIN
Historic Dolton Fountain
14014 Park Avenue, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
Each week, community members and people from all around are invited to enjoy smooth jazz, great food and dance the night away.
W 7-10PM
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Aug 4, 2016-Aug 25, 2016 - CRUISIN' FRANKFORT
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-0325
the Frankfort Car Club is host to one of the best Cruise Nights in the Chicago area. Cruisers and spectators are all welcome.
Th 5-9PM
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Aug 4, 2016-Aug 25, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
12th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 7-October 27
Th 7AM-1PM
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Aug 5, 2016-Aug 26, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - ORLAND PARK
Village Center
14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Over 50 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, flowers, plants, pasta, bakery items, gourmet spices, artisanal cheeses, olive oil, and more. Join us for our bi-weekly chef demos on sustainable and healthy living. Barbecue lunches sponsored by local charities available for purchase.
F 7:30AM-1PM
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Aug 5, 2016-Aug 26, 2016 - MOVIES ON THE GREEN
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
Shown on a giant inflatable screen in our beautiful outdoor park. The best part? They will be Free! No outside food or drink please, refreshments will be available. You may wish to bring chairs and bug spray as this is an outdoor event. On Friday nights all summer long!
F Dusk
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Aug 5, 2016-Aug 26, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - DOLTON
The Dolton Bazaar
143rd Street & Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
Dolton's Farmers Market brings vendors selling healthy and fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to the area during the summer months.
F 8AM-2PM
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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-1118
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-9260
Visit the Farmers market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers. Along with a variety of business vendors including jewelry, clothing, food products, and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12PM
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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE
Exchange & Main Streets
Crete, IL
708-672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Waverly Commuter Lot
15600 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4050
Visit the Oak Forest Farmers Market every Saturday from May 28 through October 1 for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and home decor. You will also enjoy weekly events such as health screenings, culinary demos, story time for kids, and much more.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - SOUTH HOLLAND
Northeast corner of 162nd & South Park Avenue
South Holland, IL
708-210-2918
Town Center Marketplace - variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, oils, organic nutritional supplements, fresh baked pies and more.
Sa 9AM-2PM
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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Martin Square
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere while listening to music from local musicians. Diverse offerings of produce, baked goods and restaurants booths providing their specialties. Locally grown, organic produce, to fresh baked goods! The appraised chef, Dominique Tougne from La Voute Bistro + Bar, has been known to make his rounds through the Homewood market.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Aug 6, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS EVERY SATURDAY
Flossmoor Station
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-2739
Beer and Ice Cream Social on the Caboose Deck - Beat the Brewer Bag games. (Weather permitting)
7-10PM
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Aug 7, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Weekly on Sundays.
Su 6:30PM
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Aug 7, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - MEGA FLEA MARKET
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-378-0102
Mega Flea Market is the perfect place to get rid of your unwanted treasures, or to find something really unique! Great food and live entertainment is part of the Market! Come, bring your family and friends, and have fun! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event. No market 8/14 & 8/21
Su 8AM-2PM
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Aug 7, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - PEOTONE WINDMILL TOURS
427 West Corning Avenue
Peotone, IL
708-328-4072
Tour and explore three floors of the largest Dutch/German Illinois Windmill built in 1872, filled with antiques and exhibits.
Su 1-3PM
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Aug 7, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods, plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 9AM-2PM
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Aug 10, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - THE STRUCTURE
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Artwork by Liz Mares. Reception August 13 3-7PM
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Aug 10, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - PROJECT ONWARD
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Artwork by Liz Mares. Reception August 13 3-7PM
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Aug 15, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - FIDENCIO MARTINEZ | LEGALITIES OF BEING
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Fidencio Martinez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in North Carolina after his family migrated. His current work examines immigration, the drug war, and socioeconomic issues affecting Mexico. In his work, Martinez manipulates paper, surfaces and maps to refer to the crafts and customs taught to him as a toddler in Oaxaca – ones used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead. For Martinez, these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present. Reception: Friday August 26th, 2:30-4PM. Artist Talk: 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Aug 22, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AND ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
Annual Photographer of the Year exhibition featuring student Kellie Lachata's stunning photographs and other student work. Reception August 31 12-2pm
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W & Th 5-7PM
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Aug 24, 2016-Aug 24, 2016 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Visit Website $ o s
Aug 24, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - WILL COUNTY FAIR
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9359
Our local fair includes livestock judging as well as arts and crafts judging. Free family entertainment tent. Carnival, food, grandstand entertainment and commercial exhibits and a beer tent.
7AM-12AM
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Aug 25, 2016-Aug 25, 2016 - JOB FAIR!
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-331-4905
Candidates of all ages, experience levels and industries are encouraged to attend. Companies will be looking for full-time, part-time and apprentice positions. Come prepared with resumes and dress professionally.
10AM-2PM
Aug 25, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - WORTH DAYS FEST
Boat Launch - Fest Grounds
7600 West 115th Street, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
A festival of family fun. Carnival, Music & Entertainment and Parade.
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Aug 26, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - ZOO BREW
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8351
Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's fifth annual ZooBrew on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, 2016. Zoo Brew is a one-of-a-kind, 21 and over*, unique beer-tasting event featuring over 80 beers.
Visit Website $ c
Aug 26, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
Aug 26, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - THE FANTASTICKS
Flossmoor Community House
847 Hutchinson Road, Flossmoor, IL
815-277-1083
THE FANTASTICKS is the world's longest-running Musical and Artists Walk Theatre is the only professional theater company in the Southland. Reservations: call or BrownPaperTickets.com
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
Visit Website $ c
Aug 27, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
Ford Heights Community
943 East Lincoln Highway, Ford Heights, IL
708-758-2565
Fair will include music and refreshments, youth activities, free screenings and immunizations, health awareness and education, exercise and dancing, raffle prizes and give-aways.
12-4PM
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Aug 27, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - OPERATION HONOR
Memorial Park
12804 South Highland Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-224-8451
Fun filled all day outdoor event to honor, respect and thank US Military Veterans and those now currently serving.
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Aug 27, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Enjoy music under the stars. Food and beverages are available. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Call or visit the website to see who is playing!
7-10PM
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Aug 27, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - ALPINE FEST
German-American Heritage Center
25249 Center Road, Frankfort, IL
815-464-1514
Come celebrate this summer festival with us. Music by the Johnny Wagner Band. Great food and beer available. $10; under 16 free.
Doors open 4PM; Music begins 5PM
Visit Website $ c
Aug 27, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills, IL
708-798-2616
Country Club Hills Jazz Festival * Norman Brown * Kirk Whalum * Nick Colionne * Rick Braun
Visit Website $ c o
Aug 27, 2016-Aug 27, 2016 - DJ JIMMY JAMZ
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
Dance contests, great music & giveaways!
5-7PM
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Aug 27, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - 3 BLIND MEN OF SOUL (CLARENCE CARTER, RAY CHARLES & STEVIE WONDER)
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
Visit Website $ c
Aug 28, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - WORTH DAYS PARADE
111th Street between Harlem & Ridgeland
Worth, IL
708-448-7080
Join us on 11th Street for our annual Worth Day Parade. Parade kicks off at noon at Ridgeland to Harlem Avenue. Look online for a complete list of activities following the parade.
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Aug 28, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - SPLISH SPLASH BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Walker Country Estates Park
299 Lenox Street, New Lenox, IL
815-485-3584
With school starting back up, join us for one more summertime bash and get geared up for school this fall. You can enjoy the Splash Pad at Walker Park, shaved Kona Ice, get your hands in a wax mold to take home and enjoy various other games and activities as a family. $5 per person
2:30-4:30PM
Visit Website $ o s
Aug 28, 2016-Aug 28, 2016 - SUNDAY AFTERNOON STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-8442
Sunday Afternoon Story Time with a story, craft and activity geared for the 3-6 year old children but all are invited. FREE.
4-5PM
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Aug 29, 2016-Aug 29, 2016 - SENIOR HEALTH & INFORMATION FAIR
Thornton Township Senior Center
1420 Huntington Drive, Calumet City, IL
708-596-6040 x3190
Over 50 vendors will be on site to share health, safety, residential, financial and legal information for senior citizens and individuals with elderly loved one. Services and information to be available: Illinois Secretary of State-state ID cards for 65 & older with proper identification, balance testing, benefit access applications, blood pressure testing, glucose screening and more.
10AM-2PM
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Aug 30, 2016-Aug 31, 2016 - WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 1, 2016 - FISHING DERBY
Martin Park Pond
89th Place & 78th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Awards will be given for the longest fish caught in each age division (6 yrs & up). You must furnish your own pole and bait.
6-7:30PM
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 1, 2016 - WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood, IL
708-489-2255
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball brings affordable family entertainment all summer long at Standard Bank Stadium. Call to reserve groups or parties today!
Visit Website $ o s
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 5, 2016 - CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER
Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-349-4FUN (4386)
Come out and join us for some fun. Daily admission fees apply
Visit Website $ o
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - THE STRUCTURE
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Artwork by Liz Mares
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
Visit Website c d
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - PROJECT ONWARD
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
Visit Website c d
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 15, 2016 - CRUISIN' FRANKFORT
Municipal Lot in Downtown Frankfort
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-0325
The Frankfort Car Club is host to one of the best Cruise Nights in the Chicago area. Cruisers and spectators are all welcome.
Th 5-9PM
Visit Website d o s
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 15, 2016 - PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AND ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
Annual Photographer of the Year exhibition featuring student Kellie Lachata's stunning photographs and other student work. Reception August 31 12-2pm
M-Th 9AM-3PM & W & Th 5-7PM
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 20, 2016 - FIDENCIO MARTINEZ | LEGALITIES OF BEING
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Fidencio Martinez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in North Carolina after his family migrated. His current work examines immigration, the drug war, and socioeconomic issues affecting Mexico. In his work, Martinez manipulates paper, surfaces and maps to refer to the crafts and customs taught to him as a toddler in Oaxaca – ones used to celebrate festivals and mourn the dead. For Martinez, these techniques are a way to reconnect with a time and place no longer present.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 29, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
12th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 7-October 27
Th 7AM-1PM
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 29, 2016 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL
Chicago White Sox
US Cellular Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
312-674-1000
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
Visit Website $ o s
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - 2016 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
Visit Website $ c o
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - BENCHES ON THE AVENUE
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5000
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. The theme for 2016 is Children's Storybooks.
Visit Website d o
Sep 1, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - PICK. AT GARDEN PATCH FARMS
Pick. at Garden Patch Farms
14158 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-7720
9AM-6PM
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Sep 2, 2016-Sep 2, 2016 - MOVIES ON THE GREEN
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
Shown on a giant inflatable screen in our beautiful outdoor park. The best part? They will be Free! No outside food or drink please, refreshments will be available. You may wish to bring chairs and bug spray as this is an outdoor event.
Dusk
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Sep 2, 2016-Sep 2, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Sep 2, 2016-Sep 2, 2016 - ODDBALL COMEDY TOUR
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
Visit Website $ c o
Sep 2, 2016-Sep 4, 2016 - ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL & HOMECOMING FESTIVAL
Robbins Community Center
13800 South Trumbull Avenue, Robbins, IL
708-385-8940 x262
This years’ festival will feature performances and entertainment from a variety of groups, a youth and adult basketball tournament, food and craft vendors, youth activities, and some of Chicago Southland’s best choirs and singers._x000D_ Our parade has earned the honor of being one of the largest African American Parades in the Chicago Southland area; complete with marching bands, floats, candy and free school supplies.
Parade: Sunday 2PM throughout the Village
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Sep 2, 2016-Sep 16, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - DOLTON
The Dolton Bazaar
143rd Street & Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
Dolton's Farmers Market brings vendors selling healthy and fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers to the area during the summer months.
F 8AM-2PM
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Sep 2, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - ORLAND PARK
Village Center
14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Over 50 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, flowers, plants, pasta, bakery items, gourmet spices, artisanal cheeses, olive oil, and more. Join us for our bi-weekly chef demos on sustainable and healthy living. Barbecue lunches sponsored by local charities available for purchase.
F 7:30AM-1PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 3, 2016 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Visit Website $ o s
Sep 3, 2016-Sep 3, 2016 - PROPHETS OF RAGE
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
7PM
Visit Website $ c o
Sep 3, 2016-Sep 5, 2016 - FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL
Downtown Historical Frankfort
Between Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-3356
Frankfort Fall Festival - Labor Day Weekend featuring over 300 artisans with arts & crafts. 30 Civic Organizations providing food & festival services. Carnival - Wednesday thru Monday and a Parade on Sunday.
Sa-Su 10AM-6PM; M 10AM-5PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 14, 2016 - DOLTON FLEA MARKET
The Dolton Bazaar
143rd Street & Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
All kinds of things to buy and sell with a huge selection of unique merchandise available with tremendous savings!
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-1118
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-9260
Visit the Farmers market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers. Along with a variety of business vendors including jewelry, clothing, food products, and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE
Exchange & Main Streets
Crete, IL
708-672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Waverly Commuter Lot
15600 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4050
Visit the Oak Forest Farmers Market every Saturday from May 28 through October 1 for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and home decor. You will also enjoy weekly events such as health screenings, culinary demos, story time for kids, and much more.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - SOUTH HOLLAND
Northeast corner of 162nd & South Park Avenue
South Holland, IL
708-210-2918
Town Center Marketplace - variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, oils, organic nutritional supplements, fresh baked pies and more.
Sa 9AM-2PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Martin Square
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere while listening to music from local musicians. Diverse offerings of produce, baked goods and restaurants booths providing their specialties. Locally grown, organic produce, to fresh baked goods! The appraised chef, Dominique Tougne from La Voute Bistro + Bar, has been known to make his rounds through the Homewood market.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Sep 3, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - 1950s PARK FOREST HOUSE MUSEUM
St. Mary's Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Step back into the 1950s with us! See toys, clothes, furniture, books, records, dolls, dishes and appliances. Photographs, scrapbooks and sales brochures from the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive are on display.
W & Sa 1-3PM or by appointment for small groups
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Sep 4, 2016-Sep 4, 2016 - OLD TIMES FAMILY PICNIC
Central Park Grounds
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
This annual fun-filled event will include games, food and beverage, bean bag tournaments, FREE children's rides, dancing, live music, and more!
12PM-dusk
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Sep 4, 2016-Sep 4, 2016 - BLACK SABBATH
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
7:30PM
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Sep 4, 2016-Sep 4, 2016 - CENTENNIAL PARK WEST CONCERT FEATURING: 16 CANDLES
Centennial Park West
in Colette Highlands, at Park Station Boulevard & Somerglen Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-430-7275
Enjoy the great outdoors before summer is gone. Gather your family and friends and celebrate Labor Day weekend with a live concert. 16 Candles, one of Chicago’s premiere bands, will bring many of your favorite 80s songs to life from artists such as Journey, Duran Duran, Prince, The Clash and much, much more. Fletcher Rockwell jams to Americana rock and small town country. Experience hits from The Beatles to Michael Jackson, U2 and more, with the unique sound of Classic Blast. Concessions will be available for purchase.
2PM
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Sep 4, 2016-Sep 4, 2016 - CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
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Sep 4, 2016-Sep 4, 2016 - ANIMALS FOR AWARENESS
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
Come check out the talking parrot, monitor lizard, large snake, tortoise, fennec fox, kinkajou, skunk, hedgehog & squirrel!
4-6PM
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Sep 4, 2016-Sep 25, 2016 - PEOTONE WINDMILL TOURS
427 West Corning Avenue
Peotone, IL
708-328-4072
Tour and explore three floors of the largest Dutch/German Illinois Windmill built in 1872, filled with antiques and exhibits.
Su 1-3PM
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Sep 4, 2016-Sep 25, 2016 - MEGA FLEA MARKET
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-378-0102
Mega Flea Market is the perfect place to get rid of your unwanted treasures, or to find something really unique! Great food and live entertainment is part of the Market! Come, bring your family and friends, and have fun! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event.
Su 8AM-2PM
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Sep 5, 2016-Sep 5, 2016 - PAARLBERG HERITAGE FEST
Paarlberg Park
Paxton Avenue between 172nd & 173rd Streets, South Holland, IL
708-210-2918
An annual tradition in South Holland, featuring live music, arts and craft vendors, food, activities, quilters and performances by the South Holland municipal band.
9:30AM-4PM
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Sep 5, 2016-Sep 12, 2016 - CRUISE NIGHT IN HISTORIC BLUE ISLAND
Western Avenue & York Street
13000 South Western Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-388-1000
Cruise Night is back by popular demand for our fourth season in uptown Blue Island's historic antiques district.
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Sep 5, 2016-Sep 26, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND
Metro South Park
2310 York Street, Blue Island, IL
708-396-7074
Farmers Market produce provided by Zeldenrust Farm, taco cart & jumping house free to all children.
M 3-6:30PM
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 7, 2016 - CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 7, 2016 - ASTRONO-MONEE
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects in the sky. Telescopes and binoculars will available for viewing. The program will move indoors if the weather is uncooperative. Registration is required for this free, all-ages program by Sept. 5; call 708-534-8499.
7:30-9:30PM
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 14, 2016 - STEPPIN' AT THE FOUNTAIN
Historic Dolton Fountain
14014 Park Avenue, Dolton, IL
708-849-4000
Each week, community members and people from all around are invited to enjoy smooth jazz, great food and dance the night away.
W 7-10PM
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry on Ridge Road, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Market in the Park will operate every Wednesday June 15th- September 28th, rain or shine. Featuring Dotsons Farms, unique hand crafted items and more.
W 8AM-2PM
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Sep 7, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great farm fresh produce, food products, plants and more every week. Many local cultural events on a weekly basis. Come Join us!
W 7AM-1PM
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Sep 8, 2016-Sep 8, 2016 - THE 5TH ANNUAL MIDWEST BBQ FOR THE BRAVE
CD&ME
23320 South LaGrange Road, Frankfort, IL
815-272-0557
They stood up for you. Will you stand up for them? The 5th Annual Midwest BBQ for the Brave will donate their net proceeds to assist the building for America's Bravest program. General Admission $20 includes a BBQ pulled pork sandwich and chips provided by Famous Dave's. VIP Dinner tent tickets available. R-Gang performs Classic Motown.
6-11PM
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Sep 9, 2016-Sep 9, 2016 - A MOVIE IN THE PARK
Kasey Meadow Park
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-598-1233
Come out and enjoy an evening with your family. We will play a movie the whole family will enjoy. Concession will be available during the movie.
Dusk-9PM
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Sep 9, 2016-Sep 9, 2016 - BLINK 182
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
7PM
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Sep 9, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - FETCHING MARKET AT HISTORIC FORD HANGAR
Lansing Municipal Airport
Ford Hangar, 3250 Bob Malkas Drive, Lansing, IL
708-895-9465
Vintage Pop-Up Market - Quality Vintage and Handcrafted Artisan Wares
F 5-9PM; Sa 10AM-6PM
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Sep 9, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - FALL ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, 95th & Cook Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7837
Fall on the Green features bands, business tents, arts & crafts, food vendors and children's activities! Come join us for a great community event!
F 6PM-12AM; Sa 11AM-12AM; Su 11AM-8PM
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Sep 9, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - MONEE FALL FEST
Firemen's Park
5162 West Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Fun for the entire family. Carnival food & beer tents, entertainment, arts & crafts, bingo, community wide garage sale, parade, bingo & more. Free parking & Free admissions.
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Sep 9, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - MIDWEST WIZARD OF OZ FESTIVAL
Odyssey Fun Farm
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival has been a long standing tradition that originated in Chesterton, Indiana. The festival began in 1982 when Wizard of Oz store owner, Jean Nelson, came up with the idea to create an Oz-themed festival to pick up the spirits of Chesterton’s citizens. Since then it has grown to be one of the biggest festivals in the nation that produced crowds of about 30,000 people each year. This year, for the first time ever, the Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival has been moved to the Chicago Southland area in Tinley Park, Illinois.
F 12-5PM; Sa-Su 10AM-6PM
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Sep 9, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - THE FANTASTICKS
Flossmoor Community House
847 Hutchinson Road, Flossmoor, IL
815-277-1083
THE FANTASTICKS is the world's longest-running Musical and Artists Walk Theatre is the only professional theater company in the Southland. Reservations: call or BrownPaperTickets.com
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - GRAVEYARD BLUES TOUR
Cal Sag Trail
Blue Island Beer Co, 13357 Olde Western Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-365-9365
Ride along with Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail as we explore the deep heritage of Chicago Blues interred along the Cal-Sag. Stand among the ghosts of Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed and many others while you learn how Blues set the table for Rock & Roll. LIMITED TO 110 RIDERS! Pre-register $20; Day of—if available!—$24. For those who don’t bicycle, we can accommodate automobiles at $70 per car. But, limited to 7 cars. For more info, email: friends@calsagtrail.org
9:30AM-3PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - A WAGGIN' GOOD TIME - OUTDOOR MOVIE
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue, near the Dogout Dog Park, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Featuring Hotel for Dogs
Dusk (approximately 7:15PM)
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - A PEBBLE IN MY SHOE
Homewood Public Library
17917 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-335-3340
Katherine Flotz outlines her ordeal as she struggled with serious illness, the loss of her parents, and eventual escape from a concentration camp. A Pebble in My Shoe is the name of her book. Refreshments will follow.
10AM-12PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - FLOSSMOOR 5K
Leavitt Park
1010 Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-0300
8AM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - BRAD PAISLEY
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
7:30PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - 13th ANNUAL MOKENA FOOD, WINE & BREW FESTIVAL
Mokena Main Park
10925 LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-479-2468
Join us for our 13th Annual Festival of Food, Wine & Brew on the grounds of historic McGovney-Yunker Farm. Taste a variety of wines specially paired with dishes from local restaurants. Enjoy the festival atmosphere, browse the artisan booths and listen to live performances. Ages 21 and over ONLY. ALL TICKET SALES FINAL. (This is an outdoor event. For your comfort please dress accordingly).
12-8PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - GREEN THUMB SATURDAYS
Village Hall
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Green Thumb Saturdays is a free, how-to presentation about various gardening topics, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program and the Village of Homewood's Tree Committee.
9:30-10:15AM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - WILL COUNTY TUFF HUNTERS 2ND ANNUAL SPORTING GOODS SWAP MEET
Will County Fair Grounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9359
Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - THE DAY THAT LIVED IN INFAMY
Homewood Public Library
17917 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-335-3340
Jennifer Holik will speak about navigating basic records for World War II research.
10AM-12PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - FALL FEST
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road, Forest Preserve District of Will County, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Come out for some family friendly old-fashioned fun with the Forest Preserve District of Will County! Enjoy hay rides, pumpkin painting, campfire with s'mores, an agricultural expo and live music. Try slack-lining and tree climbing, and learn about the Plum Creek Nature Center's reptiles and bees. Local vendors and artisans will be on site. For details about the “Make a Scarecrow” contest, call the nature center at 708-946-2216.
12-4PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - SUMMER CIRCUIT 5K
HF Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-799-1321
Series of 5K races. Saturday May 14, 2016, Monday, July 4, 2016 and Saturday, September 10, 2016. $30
7AM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - LOCKROCKS FREE CONCERT SERIES
Dellwood Park
Route 171 & Woods Drive, Lockport, IL
815-838-3621
3 Free Concerts, great bands and a beer tent! June 10th Bad Medicine headlines; Aug. 19th Suburban Cowboys; Sept. 10th Chicago Experience. Come enjoy free entertainment, food and drinks!
7-11:30PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - RC FLOAT AND FLY
Dolphin Lake
183rd Street & Governors Highway, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Get your aviators and bomber jackets out for this action packed morning as remote controlled boats, planes and helicopters are buzzing around Dolphin Lake! These war birds will be sure to grab the kid’s attention and be a great family event. For more information stay tuned in to hfparks.com.
12PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 10, 2016 - POP UP SCIENCE IF I CAN'T BE GROWN, IT MUST BE MINED
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Presented by Homewood Science Center in partnership with Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) & Hanson Material Services of Thornton Quarry. Explore Earth science and the mining world of Illinois with hands-on exploration for the whole family!
9AM-1PM
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Sep 10, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - HOMER HARVEST DAYS 2016
Trantina Farm
15744 West 151st Street, East of Gougar Road, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-0522
Homer Harvest Days is a unique event that celebrates the rural, agricultural, and historical heritage of our country when history comes alive with demonstrations of farm activities and old-time handmade items, old-fashioned entertainment, live animal exhibits, pony rides, antique tractors, hayrides, food, children’s activities, vendors, live music, and other amusements and diversions from a simpler and more rural era. Free Activities, & Free Parking. Also seeking artisans, vendors, and organizations to compliment the spirit of the event. If you or your organization has a skill or activity that would be appropriate for this event we hope you will consider participating.
Sa 11AM-6PM; Su 11AM-5PM
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Sep 11, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-423-1758
Sports Collectable Show. Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, Collectable cards and other collectable items.
9AM-1PM
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Sep 11, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
Thornton Village Hall Memorial Grounds
115 East Margaret Street, Thornton, IL
708-877-4456
Join us in honoring all victims of 9/11.
10AM
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Sep 11, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - ZOO RUN RUN
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Each year, more species lose their race for survival. But the race can be won, and you can help.
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Sep 11, 2016-Sep 11, 2016 - 911 MEMORIAL CAR & BIKE SHOW
At The Office Sports Bar & Grill
4901 Cal Sagt Road, Crestwood, IL
708-388-5520
Showcase Classics presents a very special car and bike show commemorating September 11th hosted by At the Office Sports Bar & Grill.
10AM-4PM
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Sep 11, 2016-Sep 25, 2016 - COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods, plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-1PM
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Sep 13, 2016-Sep 13, 2016 - VILLAGE OF ORLAND PARK OPEN LANDS GOLF OUTING
Silver Lakes Country Club
14700 South 82nd Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
The golf package includes eighteen holes of golf with games on the course, ½ cart, continental breakfast, barbeque lunch featuring craft beer, on course beverages, pre-dinner open bar, dinner optional, golfer’s gift, and door prizes.
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Sep 13, 2016-Sep 28, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
The village has lined up great vendors when you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts, get a rain barrel and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
W 7AM-1PM
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Sep 16, 2016-Sep 16, 2016 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
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Sep 16, 2016-Sep 16, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Sep 16, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - AUTUMN IN THE PARK FESTIVAL
Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
The two day event consists of bands, food, drinks. Saturday hosts BBQ and Chili contests, Fun Zone, Pie and Scarecrow Contest, artisan merchants and more.
12-11PM
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Sep 16, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - THE FANTASTICKS
Flossmoor Community House
847 Hutchinson Road, Flossmoor, IL
815-277-1083
THE FANTASTICKS is the world's longest-running Musical and Artists Walk Theatre is the only professional theater company in the Southland. Reservations: call or BrownPaperTickets.com
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - MONARCH FESTIVAL
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2200
Participants will learn how to assist in the preservation of the Monarch butterfly species. Activities: arts and crafts, an interactive puppet theatre, face painting, music, butterfly tagging, a bug zoo, caterpillar aquarium.
2-5PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - BIKE THE TRAIL
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-464-2811
Bike the Old Plank Trail--choose from 3 different routes. Family Fun! Sponsored by the Lincoln Way Special Recreation Association. All proceeds benefit the LWSRA. Open to the public for all to enjoy!
10AM-1PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - ST. BENEDICT FEST
St. Benedict School & Parish
2339 York Street, York & Western/York & Gregory, Blue Island, IL
708-385-2016
St. Benedict Fest capitalizes on our rich diversity and features ethnic music, food, games, raffles and live entertainment. Friends, alumni, parishioners are all welcome.
2-10PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - OKTOBERFEST
German-American Heritage Center
25249 South Center Road, Frankfort, IL
815-464-1514
Family friendly cultural fest, German food and beer available. Music by The Tempos and The John Webber Band. $10; under 16 free.
Doors open 1PM; German music 2PM; American music 7PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - SOUTH HOLLAND FALL FESTIVAL
Veterans Park
500 East 160th Place, South Holland, IL
708-331-2940
South Holland Fall Fest features a car show, live music, line dancing, fun inflatable jump, face painting, engaging crafts for kids and more.
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - FALL FEST
Martin Avenue & Ridge Road
Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Homewood’s favorite fall time festival will feature live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides through downtown, petting zoo and pony rides, games, craft vendors, a pumpkin patch children’s crafts and scrumptious cuisine prepared by local eateries.
11AM-10PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - ARCHAEOLOGY DAY
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for activities that promote a better understanding and appreciation of historic Native American culture. Enjoy guided hikes, archaeology displays, activities and a traditional craft.
10AM-3PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - HERITAGE HAUL RACE
Veterans Park
500 East 160th Place, South Holland, IL
708-210-2918
Annual Heritage Haul rack features the 15-mile bike ride, half marathon, 10K and 5K courses. Cash prizes and medals presented. Fun kids activities too!
7AM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - MOVIES IN THE PARK
Veterans Memorial Park
500 East 160th Place, South Holland, IL
708-331-2940
Enjoy the outdoor movie experience, including full service concession, provided by Home Plate Grill.
Dusk
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 17, 2016 - POP UP SCIENCE HF'S LIFE AQUATIC
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Meet University of Chicago Marine Biologists Cathy Pfister and Tim Wootton. See creatures from our creeks and learn why they are in trouble. Join us as we discover “What’s up with Butterfield Creek?” Family learning made fun with hands-on exploration.
10AM-1PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - 61ST ANNUAL PARK FOREST ART FAIR
Downtown Park Forest
367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL
708-748-5123
The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest juried fine arts fair in Chicagoland. It features artists who work in a variety of media from painting and photography to wood, glass and fiber arts. The Village will host a music fest on Saturday. On Sunday, fest favorite Patchouli will perform. Lots of activities for children.
10AM-5PM
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Sep 17, 2016-Sep 19, 2016 - CAMP BENEATH THE STARS
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Grab your tent and sleeping bag and sleep beneath the starts! Activities include a cookout, bonfire and movie. Campsites must be registered by an adult, 18 years or older. Dinner for four is included in the fee.
4PM-8AM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - POOCHAPLAOOZA
Walker Country Estates Park
299 Lenox Street, New Lenox, IL
815-485-3584
Unleash the good times with your four-legged friends at the park! Vendors, raffles, dog contests and more! Concessions will be available for purchase. We are looking for dog-related vendors. If you are interested, please contact Tracy at twrase@newlenoxparks.org for more information.
10:30AM-1:30PM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - OLD MILL FALL FEST
Peotone Windmill
427 West Corning Avenue, Peotone, IL
708-217-5516
Explore three floors of the largest Illinois Windmill built in 1872, the demonstrations of old time crafts, expanded children activities and it’s FREE.
11AM-5PM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - MONARCH BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Lake Katherine will host its popular festival celebrating the Monarch migration down to Mexico plus all things harvest. Attractions will include a butterfly tent, hayrides, scarecrow making, canoe & kayak rental, children's games & crafts and food vendors.
11AM-4:30PM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - MUSIC AND FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Get your ticket for a trip around the world, and sample beautiful music, paired with food and wine. This globally-inspired repertoire includes selections from Russia, Spain, Sweden, Israel, Mexico, Germany, France and more. From the vantage point of your table on stage, you'll be looking out into the theater as your delicious journey unfolds. Hosted by Opera Up Close favorite Michael Cavalieri. Featuring Tenor John Concepcion, Soprano Desiree Hassler, Baritone Dan Richardson, and Mezzo soprano Pamela Williams.
4PM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - BLUE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 30TH HOUSE WALK TOUR
Blue Island Historical Society/Albee House
13018 Maple Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-371-8546
Our tour begins at the BIHS/Albee House where you will receive your tour booklet. Then you'll travel at you own pace to tour designated homes. For more information please email: events@blueislandhistoricalsociety.com $20
12-4PM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - THE LADY LYRICISTS: QUEENS OF TIN PAN ALLEY
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Though not as famous as their male counterparts, women lyricists like Dorothy Fields, Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden made vast and varied contributions to American popular song, paving the way for future female artists and making their mark in a male-dominated field. Join celebrated jazz singer Elaine Dame as she lauds the artistry of our well-loved and legendary lady lyricists.
2PM & 5:30PM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - RAT RODS, KUSTOMS & HOT RODS SHOW & SWAP MEET
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
815-478-4356
Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - PIANO QUARTET CONCERT
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
2-3:30PM
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Sep 18, 2016-Sep 18, 2016 - GLENWOODIE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 South State Street, Glenwood, IL
708-757-2318
Glenwoodie's annual Concert Series will kick off at the Glenwoodie Gazebo. An outdoor concert with dancing for the whole family to enjoy. (Rain date: 9/25)
2-4:30PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Choreographer and lead male Scott Doherty (Riverdance and Lord of the Dance) has teamed up with veteran Celtic rocker Chris Smith to produce an exciting fusion of music, movement and culture that has never been done before. Rockin’ Road to Dublin is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock ‘n’ roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show.
7:30PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - STEVE COCHRAN COMEDY TOUR
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Join WGN broadcaster, comedian, and host of the morning show, Steve Cochran in a special comedy extravaganza featuring Rocky LaPorte (Comedy Central/The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), and Chicago comedians Pat McGann (David Letterman) and John Da Cosse (WGN Morning show, A&E, NBC & Comedy Central).
7PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - TOM DREESEN
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
The Stand-Up Comedy of Tom Dreesen and His Memories of Frank Sinatra. In this unforgettable performance, Tom Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, hearing Sinatra on the jukebox to one day touring the nation as his opening act flying in his private jet and staying up with Frank till dawn, night after night.
7:30PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - FALL FEST
Gale Moore Park
109th & Nordica, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - FAMAZING RACE FAMILY FUN CHALLENGE
Centennial Park
9401 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-857-2420
Teams consisting of at least one adult and child (ages 5 & up) will compete in a series of challenges (physical and mental) and race to the finish to win some great prizes. The registration fee is $10 per team member.
10AM-1PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - 21ST ANNUAL ELIM DUTCH FESTIVAL
Elim Christian Services
13020 South Central Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-389-0555
The Elim Dutch Festival offers Dutch and American foods, musical entertainment, children's games, great shopping and Farmers Market & more - all to benefit individuals with disabilities.
8AM-4PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - 3RD ANNUAL BBQ ON THE HILL
Memorial Park
12804 South Highland Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-385-3304
Amateur cooks will compete, grilling ribs for KCBS judges and public tasting purchases. Free Event - Family Fun Activities, Bingo, Live Music, food sales plus $1 Rib Tasting.
12-10PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
773-697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 24, 2016 - DJ JIMMY JAMZ
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
Dance contests, great music & giveaways!
5-7PM
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Sep 24, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - ODYSSEY FUN FARM
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm!
10AM-6PM
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Sep 25, 2016-Sep 25, 2016 - BBQ COOK OFF & BEER FEST
Sgt. Means Barn
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Whether you're a master chef or beginner, we want you to participate! This is a non sanctioned cook-off event. If you like BBQ, craft beer, & music, you'll enjoy this event.
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Sep 25, 2016-Sep 25, 2016 - TIME TRAVELED COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW
Central Park Building Gymnasium
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Join us for our toy show and choose from the biggest selection of collectibles around! Admission fee: $1.00 (children under 6 are Free)
9AM-2PM
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Sep 26, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - KATE SHANNON | YOU DESERVE MORE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Kate Shannon uses digitally manipulated photographs, animations, and videos to explore notions such as happiness, love, and loss. Reception: Monday, September 26th, 10:30AM-12PM. Artist Talk: 11:30AM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 26, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - ODWINDIFOR EXPRESSIONS: WORKS FROM GHANA
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
This exhibition of works by artists and artisans from Ghana is being sponsored by the Chicago Heights Sister Cities Program and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Christopher Art Gallery. Carvings, masks, clothing and jewelry by contemporary artists from Ghana will be featured. Reception: September 29, 4:30-7PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Sep 27, 2016-Sep 27, 2016 - SENSATIONAL SOUP DAY
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-599-7337
Come and stay warm by trying a variety of soups offered at this event. Crackers and refreshments (pop & water) will be provided. Raffle tickets given to all participants to win fabulous prizes. $5 Residents (under 13) $7 Resident adults; $6 Non-residents (under 13) $8 Non-resident adult
4:30-6PM
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Sep 29, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - OKTOBER PUMPKIN FEST
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-379-0102
Come join us at the Oktober Pumpkin Fest at Toyota Park, where you can join us in our pumpkin patch and maze! Also includes, food, live music, animal exhibit, carnival rides and so many pumpkins!
4-11PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - 11TH ANNUAL TASTE OF MATTESON
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center
500 Holiday Plaza Drive, Matteson, IL
708-283-4777
Taste of Matteson celebrates the diversity of our community. It provides an opportunity for residents to interact, while enjoying samples of various cuisines from restaurants in the area. Will also include a silent auction, door prizes, live music and a cash bar. Advance tickets only (no tickets at the door). Tickets can be purchased at the Village Hall or Matteson Community Center and only a limited supply is available. Come out and enjoy an evening of great food, fun and entertainment. Admission $10
5:30-8PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - CHICAGOLAND UNCONVENTIONAL BICYCLE EXPO (CUBE)
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
847-204-1133
The only place where you can test ride: unicycles, recumbents, trikes, cargo bikes, tandems and electric bikes all in the same place. Then walk the show and see a full line of the newest accessories, clothing, shoes, etc. Not to mention the touring companies and bike clubs. You won't want to miss this show. It's the only one of it's kind in the America's.
10AM-5PM
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
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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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Sep 30, 2016-Sep 30, 2016 - THE BLUES IS BACK-A TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES!
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 1, 2016 - WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE ELECTING
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Enjoy a hilarious evening of political satire as the nationally acclaimed Capitol Steps set out to put the “mock” in democracy! Always fresh and crispy – right from the headlines! The Capitol Steps have earned a reputation for non-stop laughs as this group, who began as a group of Senate staffers, sets out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Digging into the headlines of the day, they create song parodies and skits which convey a special brand of satirical humor. Many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
7:30PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 1, 2016 - OLD PLANK ROAD TRAIL 5K RUN/WALK
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Annual 5K Run/Walk along Old Plank Road Trail in downtown Frankfort. Registration is required! Rain or Shine. Race begins promptly at 9:30 AM. Registration is available on line!
8-11AM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 1, 2016 - THE GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY
Centennial Park Warming House
15600 West Avenue and Fun Drive, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Gather the family and head out to Centennial Park to join us for a fun-filled day. You’ll enjoy a variety of fall activities.
1-5PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 1, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Waverly Commuter Lot
15600 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4050
Visit the Oak Forest Farmers Market every Saturday from May 28 through October 1 for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and home decor. You will also enjoy weekly events such as health screenings, culinary demos, story time for kids, and much more.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 1, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - SOUTH HOLLAND
Northeast corner of 162nd & South Park Avenue
South Holland, IL
708-210-2918
Town Center Marketplace - variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, oils, organic nutritional supplements, fresh baked pies and more.
Sa 9AM-2PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 2, 2016 - OKTOBER PUMPKIN FEST
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-379-0102
Come join us at the Oktober Pumpkin Fest at Toyota Park, where you can join us in our pumpkin patch and maze! Also includes, food, live music, animal exhibit, carnival rides and so many pumpkins!
Sa 1-11PM; Su 12-11PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 2, 2016 - CHICAGOLAND UNCONVENTIONAL BICYCLE EXPO (CUBE)
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
847-204-1133
The only place where you can test ride: unicycles, recumbents, trikes, cargo bikes, tandems and electric bikes all in the same place. Then walk the show and see a full line of the newest accessories, clothing, shoes, etc. Not to mention the touring companies and bike clubs. You won't want to miss this show. It's the only one of it's kind in the America's.
Sa 9AM-5PM; Su 10AM-4PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 2, 2016 - THE BLUES IS BACK-A TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES!
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-9260
Visit the Farmers market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers. Along with a variety of business vendors including jewelry, clothing, food products, and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE
Exchange & Main Streets
Crete, IL
708-672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Martin Square
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere while listening to music from local musicians. Diverse offerings of produce, baked goods and restaurants booths providing their specialties. Locally grown, organic produce, to fresh baked goods! The appraised chef, Dominique Tougne from La Voute Bistro + Bar, has been known to make his rounds through the Homewood market.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 29, 2016 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 29, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-1118
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 31, 2016 - ODYSSEY FUN FARM
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm!
10AM-6PM
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 31, 2016 - BENGTSON'S PUMPKIN FARM
13341 West 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL
708-301-3276
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Oct 1, 2016-Oct 31, 2016 - PICK. AT GARDEN PATCH FARMS
Pick. at Garden Patch Farms
14158 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-7720
9AM=6PM
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Oct 2, 2016-Oct 2, 2016 - ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
We’re celebrating our 51st year! Art of all styles will be sold by artists inspired by nature. Free
9AM-3PM
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Oct 2, 2016-Oct 2, 2016 - FALL NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE: TO THE BRIDGE
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Start indoors to learn about the preserve's seasonal changes, then enjoy a hike with a naturalist and take photos along the way. Participants will trek 3 miles round trip to Goodenow Grove’s 40-foot tall “Big Bridge.” This program is for any camera – smart phone to digital SLRs. Dress for the weather. The free program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required by Friday, Sept. 30; call 708-946-2216.
8:30-11:30AM
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Oct 2, 2016-Oct 2, 2016 - PARAGON LEATHER MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
269-323-9483
Oct 2, 2016-Oct 23, 2016 - COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods, plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-1PM
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Oct 2, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - PEOTONE WINDMILL TOURS
427 West Corning Avenue
Peotone, IL
708-328-4072
Tour and explore three floors of the largest Dutch/German Illinois Windmill built in 1872, filled with antiques and exhibits.
Su 1-3PM
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Oct 3, 2016-Oct 3, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - BLUE ISLAND
Metro South Park
2310 York Street, Blue Island, IL
708-396-7074
Farmers Market produce provided by Zeldenrust Farm, taco cart & jumping house free to all children.
M 3-6:30PM
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Oct 3, 2016-Oct 27, 2016 - ODWINDIFOR EXPRESSIONS: WORKS FROM GHANA
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
This exhibition of works by artists and artisans from Ghana is being sponsored by the Chicago Heights Sister Cities Program and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Christopher Art Gallery. Carvings, masks, clothing and jewelry by contemporary artists from Ghana will be featured.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Oct 3, 2016-Oct 31, 2016 - KATE SHANNON | YOU DESERVE MORE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Kate Shannon uses digitally manipulated photographs, animations, and videos to explore notions such as happiness, love, and loss.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Oct 5, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - ARTISTS' GALLERY
South Holland Community Center
501 East 170th Street, South Holland, IL
708-210-2918
Artists' Gallery is an exhibition of local artists, including painters, sculptors, illustrators, woodworkers, photographers and more.
W-F 12-8PM; Sa 10AM-2PM
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Oct 5, 2016-Oct 12, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great farm fresh produce, food products, plants and more every week. Many local cultural events on a weekly basis. Come Join us!
W 7AM-1PM
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Oct 5, 2016-Oct 12, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Dumke Drive
Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
The village has lined up great vendors when you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts, get a rain barrel and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
W 7AM-1PM
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Oct 5, 2016-Oct 26, 2016 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Oct 6, 2016-Oct 9, 2016 - OKTOBER PUMPKIN FEST
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
708-379-0102
Come join us at the Oktober Pumpkin Fest at Toyota Park, where you can join us in our pumpkin patch and maze! Also includes, food, live music, animal exhibit, carnival rides and so many pumpkins!
Th-F 4-11PM; Sa 1-11PM; Su 12-11PM
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Oct 6, 2016-Oct 27, 2016 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
12th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 7-October 27
Th 7AM-1PM
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Oct 7, 2016-Oct 7, 2016 - MORAINE VALLEY MUSIC STUDENT RECITALS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Free admission
6:30PM
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Oct 7, 2016-Oct 7, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Oct 7, 2016-Oct 9, 2016 - LANSING AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Downtown Lansing at Fox Pointe & Park Plaza
Ridge Road and Henry Street, Lansing, IL
708-832-4584
The annual three-day Lansing Autumn Fest returns for its 5th year. Located at the corner of Ridge and Henry streets in downtown Lansing by the Clock Tower and at Fox Pointe. The family friendly event includes musical entertainment, food vendors, market place and craft fair, kids zone with second entertainment stage and kids games, military recognition day, pancake breakfast, 5K Hero Walk/Run, Pumpkin Cash Raffle and much more. For more information or to be a sponsor, volunteer, food vendor or market place vendor, visit lansingautumfest.org or call 708-832-4584.
F 4-11PM; Sa 10AM-11PM; Su 11AM-5PM
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Oct 7, 2016-Oct 21, 2016 - FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHTS MOVIES IN THE PARK
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Bring your lawn chairs & blankets out to our Free Movies in the Park. Note - weather permitting.
F Dusk
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Oct 7, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - HAUNTED HOUSE NIGHTMARE AT THE TERRACE
Worth Park District Terrace Centre
11500 South Beloit, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
Will you survive the nightmare? weave your way through 12+ rooms of terror. Admission $8
F-Su 7-10:30PM (Oct 7-23); F-Su 7-11PMPM (Oct 28-30)
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - FALL FISHING CLASSIC
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Fish the entire shore for muskie, catfish, walleye, and bass during a catch and release fundraiser. $100 a ticket for fishing, food and refreshments. Cash prizes for the largest Muskie, large mouth bass, walleye, channel catfish and bluegill! Proceeds will go towards children's programs, ecological restoration and animal care at Lake Katherine. The fundraiser is limited to 125 anglers, on a first come first served basis.
7AM-12PM
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - HOBO NIGHT
Homewood Rail Park
Harwood Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Young and old alike are invited to join in the festivities which will include a bonfire, marshmallow roasting, Hobo costume contest, sing-a-long, hobo stories and tours of the Illinois Central Railroad caboose located in the park.
6:30-8:30PM
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Welcome Autumn with lovely crafts from many talented local crafters!
10AM-3PM
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 19th season performing 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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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - GREEN THUMB SATURDAYS
Village Hall
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Green Thumb Saturdays is a free, how-to presentation about various gardening topics, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program and the Village of Homewood's Tree Committee.
9:30-10:15AM
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 8, 2016 - PULLMAN NATIONAL MONUMENT
Hazel Crest Municipal Center
3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest, IL
708-335-3340
Paul Petraitis will give a presentation on the newly designated Pullman National Monument. The annual house walk follows in the afternoon.
10AM-12PM
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 9, 2016 - ANNUAL HISTORIC PULLMAN HOUSE TOUR
11141 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL
773-785-8901
One weekend each year, Pullman residents open their homes to the public for the annual Historic Pullman House Tour. These 130-year-old landmark homes range from executive mansions to 14-foot wide worker's cottages to multi-unit apartments, all with a charm and uniqueness that is part of the Pullman experience.
11AM-5PM
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 9, 2016 - GITY UP: OFF-ROAD!
Camp Bullfrog Lake
9600 Wolf Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-365-9365
Up 50 miles total over two days; it's easy to shorten to fit your fitness/desire/kids' patience level. From Camp Bullfrog Lake in the beautiful Palos Preserves, on Saturday we'll explore the easy-riding, fun-to-run gravel and natural surface trails with forays to the paved I&M Canal and Centennial Trails. On Sunday, we'll make our way south to Swallow Cliff and the Cal-Sag Trail. Riders and runners can choose their distance and trail skill level each day, with support available on the gravel multi-use trails. Tent camping and limited cabins at Camp Bullfrog Lake, including awesome shower houses, pavilion and a camp store. Cost: $85 per rider (limited cabins available to groups for additional fee)
Sa 11AM-Su 2PM
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Oct 8, 2016-Oct 9, 2016 - SPOOKTACULAR GOLF
El Morro Park
155th & Arroyo Drive, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Ghosts and gruesome goblins inhabit this golf course this weekend! Bring your family and friends and brace yourself for some spooky fun!
2-6PM
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Oct 9, 2016-Oct 9, 2016 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-423-1758
Sports Collectable Show. Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, Collectable cards and other collectable items.
9AM-1PM
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Oct 9, 2016-Oct 9, 2016 - JAZZ FACULTY SHOWCASE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Join our amazing Moraine Valley Jazz Faculty for an entertaining afternoon of original jazz compositions and arrangements. Free admission
3PM
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Oct 12, 2016-Oct 12, 2016 - QUILTERS PLUS GUILD LECTURE
Blakey Center
1 South Rebecca, Glenwood, IL
708-535-2623
9:30AM
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Oct 12, 2016-Oct 12, 2016 - ASTRONO-MONEE
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects in the sky. Telescopes and binoculars will available for viewing. The program will move indoors if the weather is uncooperative. Registration is required for this free, all-ages program by Oct. 10; call 708-534-8499.
7:30-9:30PM
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Oct 13, 2016-Oct 13, 2016 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
7PM
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Oct 13, 2016-Oct 13, 2016 - SALUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
5000 West 127th Street, Alsip, IL
708-389-2125
A Free Patriotic celebration to salute our Armed Forces Service Men and Women. Share in an afternoon of fellowship and appreciation for your courage and dedication. Those that have served in the United States Armed Forces in war time and peace time will be honored for their contribution and sacrifice to our great Nation. Registration is required, If you wish to be honored at this Patriot ceremony. You must register for the event. Please list your name, branch of serve, phone number, email address and number of guests attending. Fax information to 708.389.2240 by October 11, 2016.
12PM doors open; 1-3PM ceremony
Oct 13, 2016-Oct 13, 2016 - LIGHTS ON HAUNTED HOUSE
Worth Park District Terrace Centre
11500 South Beloit, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
The special lights on edition of our haunted house is for our younger audience or faint of heart. Actors will be handing out candy in each room. Admission $2 all ages
4-6PM
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Oct 14, 2016-Oct 14, 2016 - MORAINE VALLEY FLUTE CHOIR - WHIMSICAL FLUTES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Come experience the lighter side of the flute choir repertoire. The program will include selections such as The Typewriter, Piccolos in the Pub, The Snowman’s Prayer, and many more. Free admission
7PM
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Oct 14, 2016-Oct 14, 2016 - GAS GUYS PRODUCTIONS AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
815-436-4733
Oct 15, 2016-Oct 15, 2016 - STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances on stage and screen transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. Ben and his band are touring this one-man show, a unique blend of artistry, combining an homage to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring hit songs such as Defying Gravity, Mr. Bojangles, For Good from Wicked, and Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries, the performance is filled with song and dance, stories of his life, and a great deal of humor. Ben stars in the new movie version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which premieres in October 2016. He recently appeared with Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind and with Chris Rock in Top 5.
7:30PM
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Oct 15, 2016-Oct 16, 2016 - PALOS PARANORMAL CONFERENCE
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 West 111th Street, Palos Hills, IL
708-205-3667
Vendors, Readers, Healers and ghost hunters all in one venue with hourly lectures. Workshops and documentary videos available for an additional fee.
10AM-7PM
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Oct 15, 2016-Oct 16, 2016 - NORTH AMERICAN REPTILE BREEDERS CONFERENCE
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-5485
The shows are the best places for the general public and breeders alike to come out and meet many of the World's top Reptile Breeders.
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Oct 16, 2016-Oct 16, 2016 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
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Oct 16, 2016-Oct 16, 2016 - GAS GUYS PRODUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
815-436-4733
Oct 21, 2016-Oct 21, 2016 - COSTUME, CANDY & CAMPFIRE
Sgt. Means Barn
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Experience Trick-or-Treating like never before! Receive candy from local businesses. Then we'll have a costume contest, games, dancing & more! A campfire & s'mores will end the event. $15
5:30-8PM
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Oct 21, 2016-Oct 21, 2016 - SHEMEKIA COPELAND
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Shemekia Copeland’s passion for the blues gives her music power and a heart-pounding urgency. Dubbed as the new “Queen of the Blues,” she has headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival, shared the stage with Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, and has performed at the White House for President Barack Obama.
7:30PM
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Oct 21, 2016-Oct 21, 2016 - FALL HAYRIDE AND CAMPFIRE
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
October is pumpkin time! Join Lake Katherine for a fall hayride followed by pumpkin painting, treats and songs around the campfire. Registration and payment to be made in person or by mail no later than the Monday before the event. We do not accept telephone registration. $8 per person Program #429
7-9:30PM
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Oct 21, 2016-Oct 21, 2016 - NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
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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Oct 21, 2016-Oct 21, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Oct 21, 2016-Oct 21, 2016 - SING ALONG AMERICANA WITH ERIC LAMBERT - BOB DYLAN 75TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Sing along with veteran Americana artist Eric Feel Good Lambert, a 2015 Chicago Music Awards winner, as he pays tribute to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan on his 75th birthday. This program will take place outside at the campfire ring. Stone-wall benches are available for seating. For extra comfort, bring along a camp chair. If the weather is uncooperative, the performance will move indoors. The free program is for all ages. Registration is required; call 708-946-2216.
7-9PM
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Oct 21, 2016-Oct 23, 2016 - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(MUSICAL) Seymour works at a flower shop, attending a plant who he has named Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). However, his plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving the plant his own blood, but, when people start dying, the plant wants more than a few drops of blood.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - BOO AND BREW
The Sanctuary Golf Course
485 Marley Road, New Lenox, IL
815-485-3584
The Halloween Party is back by popular demand! Join us for a night of beer tasting and meeting the beer masters. You can ask the members about their beers and the types of beers they have with their brewery. First 200 to PRE-Register receive a “Commemorative” beer glass. $25 advanced $30 night of
5:30-11:30PM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - EVIL AND GOOD
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
By popular demand, Crash teams up with Culture Shock Chicago and points its feet a little less and bounces a little more, in this conceptual national tour premiere inspired by the gray areas of our conscience. It's street dance with a message, delivered like only Crash can.
8PM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL
Central Park Building Gymnasium
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Bring your family and a pumpkin to carve and we will supply the rest! There will also be a movie, hayrides, and scarecrow making
12-3:30PM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - ACTIVE AGING - AN EXPO FOR AGES 50+
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-326-9170
This event offers vendor booths, speaker sessions, entertainment, Bingo and free gift bags to the first 500 attendees.
9AM-2PM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - LEAVE NO CHILD INSIDE: FAMILY FUN DAY!
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Bring the kids to spend some time outside and have fun with our naturalist staff. We will have games, a nature scavenger hunt and more.
11AM-2PM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - LIGHTS ON HAUNTED HOUSE
Worth Park District Terrace Centre
11500 South Beloit, Worth, IL
708-448-7080
The special lights on edition of our haunted house is for our younger audience or faint of heart. Actors will be handing out candy in each room. Admission $2 all ages
3-5PM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - MORNING BIRD HIKE
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Explore and learn which migrating bird species are stopping in Will County forest preserves. Bring binoculars and a favorite field guide. Dress for the weather. Hikes range from 0.5 to 1.5 miles. This free program is for ages 18 and older. Registration is required by Oct. 20; call 708-534-8499.
8-10AM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 22, 2016 - DASH FOR DISABILITIES
Park Lawn
10833 South LaPorte Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-425-6867
Walk, run or roll your way over to Park Lawn's 1st annual 5K run for charity! The day starts and finishes at Park Lawn. The event also includes water stations, gear check, first aid station and volunteers to guide you through the race course. Proceeds from the event will benefit individuals at Park Lawn with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Programs and resources include residential living, adult day programming, community employment and volunteerism, high school transition services, senior support and home based services.
8AM
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 23, 2016 - TINLEY PARK FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT & REMODELING EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-5485
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Oct 22, 2016-Oct 23, 2016 - BOO! AT THE ZOO
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin' good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, visit www.CZS.org/Events or call (708) 688-8000.
Sa-Su 11AM-4PM
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Oct 23, 2016-Oct 23, 2016 - MAKE 'EM LAUGH: PUTTING THE COMEDY BACK INTO MUSICAL COMEDY
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Who doesn’t need a good laugh today? Many doctors agree that laughter can lower blood pressure, decrease stress, and improve memory. It’s also just plain fun! Join vocalist Tommy Hensel as he explores the lighter side of musical theater. Make ’Em Laugh includes selections from some familiar shows and some rare and unusual ones, as well. Be prepared for a few surprises, a little off-color humor, and a whole lot of good old-fashioned belly laughing.
2PM & 5:30PM
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Oct 25, 2016-Oct 25, 2016 - MASSENKOFF RUSSIAN FOLK FESTIVAL STARRING NIKOLAI MASSENKOFF
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival is an authentic, cultural presentation of Russian Songs, Balalaika Music and Russian Folk Ballet all equally represented throughout the performance in authentic Russian style, language and costumes. The Company features professional artists, with musicians who are conservatory graduates, professional Russian Dancers, and features Russian Songs, with Nikolai Massenkoff, ” World celebrated singer.” Songs include favorites such as: Kalinka, Moscow Nights, Dark Eyes and Volga Boatmen.
11AM
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Oct 27, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(MUSICAL) Seymour works at a flower shop, attending a plant who he has named Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). However, his plant is no normal plant. It came from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving the plant his own blood, but, when people start dying, the plant wants more than a few drops of blood.
Th-F 7:30PM; Sa 2PM & 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Oct 28, 2016-Oct 28, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Oct 28, 2016-Oct 29, 2016 - HAUNTED HILLS OF PALOS HILLS
Pleasure Lake Park
10801 South Roberts Road, Palos Hills, IL
708-403-4500
Travel by wagon through the haunted woods. 6-7PM is a less scary ride. Refreshments will be sold.
6-9PM
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Oct 28, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - FREAKY DEAKY MUSIC FESTIVAL
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
323-908-0607
Freaky Deaky Halloween Festival is an 18+ festival. Everyone will be required to show a government issued ID upon entry.
2PM
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Oct 29, 2016-Oct 29, 2016 - TRUNK OR TREAT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
11AM-1PM
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Oct 29, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - BOO! AT THE ZOO
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin' good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy. For more information, visit www.CZS.org/Events or call (708) 688-8000.
Sa-Su 11AM-4PM
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Oct 29, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - FAT PIG
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized - and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks.
Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Oct 30, 2016-Oct 30, 2016 - DOWNTOWN TINLEY BOO BASH
Oak Park Avenue Train Station
174th & Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5044
Dress up and head out to the Downtown Tinley Boo Bash. Wear your costume, trick-or-treat, games, crafts, prizes, enjoy food and refreshments.
12-3PM
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Oct 31, 2016-Oct 31, 2016 - HAUNTED TRAIL & TRICK OR TREAT LANE
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Bring the family out for a night full of fun. Event includes, Haunted Trail, Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Picking, Hayride and much more.
6-9PM
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Nov 1, 2016-Nov 1, 2016 - KATE SHANNON | YOU DESERVE MORE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Kate Shannon uses digitally manipulated photographs, animations, and videos to explore notions such as happiness, love, and loss.
9AM-4:30PM
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Nov 1, 2016-Nov 29, 2016 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Nov 2, 2016-Nov 2, 2016 - CAMPING 101
Camp Shabbona Woods
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15810 North Torrence Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-386-4042 x20
Camping 101 is a hands-on workshop series designed to teach basic camping skills. Learn tent set-up, campfire building, camping fun, dressing for camping, camping etiquette and more. No registration is required. Free
5:30-7PM
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Nov 2, 2016-Nov 30, 2016 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Nov 2, 2016-Nov 30, 2016 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Nov 3, 2016-Nov 4, 2016 - FAT PIG
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized - and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks.
7:30PM
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Nov 4, 2016-Nov 4, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Nov 4, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - 29TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Faith United Methodist Church
15101 South 80th Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-444-8560
Join us for our annual Holiday Boutique. This totally handmade market features much more than quilts. Shop for unique items for you, your home decor and gifts. $3.00 admission Friday; Free admission Saturday
F 3:30-6:30PM; Sa 9AM-3PM
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Nov 4, 2016-Nov 6, 2016 - A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
On Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol. Now, over 170 years later, the story remains one of the most beloved of all Christmas tales – adapted countless times for film, audio, television, and the stage. This year, ring in the holiday season a little early as this timeless tale comes to life in a new stage adaptation by Fine and Performing Arts Center director Tommy Hensel. Join miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through his past, present and future to learn the lessons of love and redemption.
F-Sa 7:30; Su 3PM
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Nov 4, 2016-Nov 6, 2016 - SCRAPBOOKING WEEKEND
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Feeling creative? Then why not join us for one (or all) of our scrapbooking events. We welcome everyone from skilled scrapbookers to complete beginners. Check back for more details
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL COMPETITION
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Adult/child teams compete against one another at the Turkey Shoot! Best of 20 free-throws ~ 10 per person(team of two) wins a free turkey! Limit one turkey per family.
6:30-8:15PM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - INDOOR GARAGE SALE
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Come out for a huge, indoor community garage sale! The event raises funds for the Special Recreation program.
9AM-1PM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - MASTER GARDENER SERIES
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Illinois Master Gardeners will present the following gardening programs at Sagawau. Adults & interested teens. Learn guidelines for pruning woody plants and how mulching protects plants from freezing temperatures.
1PM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - VETERANS DAY PARADE
South College Prep Charter
4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL
708-481-8950
The parade will proceed down Sauk Trail and conclude at the Metra Rail Station at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Governors Highway.
10AM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - BOOKER T. JONES
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Booker T. Jones set the cast for modern soul music with classic hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot”. He’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. His newest album Sound the Alarm, finds the Hammond B3 organ master looking ahead yet again!
7:30PM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - WINES IN THE WILD
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Guests will have the opportunity to sample a wonderful variety of wine and liquor provided by the evening’s purveyor, Prestige Countryside Liquors. Wines will be accompanied by exquisite hors d’oeuvres prepared by the zoo’s talented culinary staff. Guests who discover a new favorite will also be able to purchase a bottle. 10% of all proceeds from wine purchases during the evening will be donated back to Brookfield Zoo. In addition, there will be a raffle and silent auction featuring fabulous items available for bidding throughout the evening. Join us from 6-7:15PM for the VIP reception and sample exclusive fine wines, visit with some of Brookfield Zoo’s animal ambassadors, and receive acknowledgement in the program book and at the event. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning September 1, 2016.
7:30-10PM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - LIVE HEALTHY, DISCOVER NATURE! HIKE
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join our monthly hiking club. A naturalist will lead a two-mile hike on our trails. Free
1:30PM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - CRAFT SHOW
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-417-1789
Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - WEE WONDERS SERIES
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Kids ages 3-6 are invited to their very own nature program. We'll explore a different seasonal subject each month.
10AM
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Nov 5, 2016-Nov 5, 2016 - SWALLOW CLIFF ARCHERY
Swallow Cliff Stairs
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 10267 Calumet Sag Road, Palos Hills, IL
312-533-5751
Enjoy a Saturday with an afternoon of archery fun. Open to those with all levels of experience. Learn from a certified instructor, share tips and enjoy the outdoors. Archery equipment is provided for all programs. Call 312-533-5751 for more information or to reserve a spot. All archery programs are for ages 10 & up. Free
11AM-1PM
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Nov 6, 2016-Nov 6, 2016 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-423-1758
Sports Collectable Show. Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, Collectable cards and other collectable items.
9AM-1PM
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Nov 6, 2016-Nov 6, 2016 - CHAMPION SPIRIT GROUP CHEER FOR THE CURE
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
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Nov 6, 2016-Nov 6, 2016 - BEEKEEPING: MEET A BEEKEEPER
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Visit Plum Creek Nature Center on the first Sunday of the month to meet with our beekeepers and see a working bee hive on display! Our veteran beekeepers will be stationed at the live bee exhibit to tell the story of our most familiar social insect, the honeybee, and will answer questions and chat with the public. No registration is required for this program
12:30-3PM
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Nov 6, 2016-Nov 6, 2016 - PIONEER LIVING
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Have you ever wondered what life was like 200 years ago? Visit our cabins and find out what Illinois’ pioneers experienced. Free
1:30PM
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Nov 6, 2016-Nov 6, 2016 - ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Invasive shrubs threaten our native plant populations. Help protect the woodlands by helping us remove these invaders. Gloves and tools available for loan. Registration required.
9AM-12PM
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Nov 7, 2016-Nov 7, 2016 - DISCOVERY DAY
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
20000 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-2330
Explore our Discovery Center Nature Museum. Pack a picnic and take a self guided hike.
10AM
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Nov 7, 2016-Nov 30, 2016 - ORGANIC: WORKS BY KAREN ANI, RENEE ROBBINS, ALISON SVOBODA AND ANA ZANIC
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This show of paintings, works on paper and mosaic emphasizes forms that are organic, that is, that have rounded forms and are based on nature. Each of these Chicago artists uses different materials for their creations. Reception: November 10, 4:30-7PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Nov 7, 2016-Nov 30, 2016 - CHARLES MATSON LUME | WHAT WAITS IS OFTEN DISGUISED (FOR WILLIAM STAFFORD)
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Charles Matson Lume creates a site-specific installation using light and common materials to address issues around the ineffable, poetry and waiting. Matson Lume believes that the arts plays a vital role in the health of our civilization, and stands with the poet William Carlos Williams when he states: “It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.” Reception: Monday, November 7th, 2:30-4PM. Artist Talk: 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Nov 9, 2016-Nov 9, 2016 - ASTRONO-MONEE
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects in the sky. Telescopes and binoculars will available for viewing. The program will move indoors if the weather is uncooperative. Registration is required for this free, all-ages program by Nov. 7; call 708-534-8499.
7:30-9:30PM
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Nov 9, 2016-Nov 9, 2016 - MOTHER NATURE AND ME
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Children, 3-5 years old, and their favorite adult will learn more about nature through a story, nature walk and craft.
10:30-11:30AM
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Nov 9, 2016-Nov 9, 2016 - QUILTERS PLUS GUILD LECTURE
Blakey Center
1 South Rebecca, Glenwood, IL
708-535-2623
9:30AM
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Nov 9, 2016-Nov 9, 2016 - NATURE PLAY DAY
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Parents with young children (Ages 3-5) are invited to come out for a Nature Play Day. You and your child may participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing. This is an opportunity for parents of young children to meet other parents. Registration required
10-11:30AM
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Nov 10, 2016-Nov 10, 2016 - VETERAN'S DAY CONCERT
Hickory Creek Middle School
22150 116th Avenue, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
7PM
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Nov 11, 2016-Nov 11, 2016 - FAMILY NIGHT OUT: STARS, STORIES AND S'MORES
Swallow Cliff Stairs
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 10267 Calumet Sag Road, Palos Hills, IL
312-415-2970
Bring your family and friends for an opportunity to enjoy an evening in the Forest Preserves. Come join us for a cozy fire, s’mores, storytelling, astronomy, night hikes, natural material building and other nature-based activities. For more information, call 312-415-2970 or email experience.nature@cookcountyil.gov. Free
5-8PM
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Nov 11, 2016-Nov 11, 2016 - PEOTONE FIREMAN/SPORTSMEN, FISH FRY/TURKEY RAFFLE
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9359
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Nov 11, 2016-Nov 13, 2016 - A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
On Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol. Now, over 170 years later, the story remains one of the most beloved of all Christmas tales – adapted countless times for film, audio, television, and the stage. This year, ring in the holiday season a little early as this timeless tale comes to life in a new stage adaptation by Fine and Performing Arts Center director Tommy Hensel. Join miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through his past, present and future to learn the lessons of love and redemption.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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Nov 11, 2016-Nov 13, 2016 - THE QUEEN OF SOUL
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
A tribute to Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle & Natalie Cole
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Nov 12, 2016-Nov 12, 2016 - OWL PROWL
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
20000 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-2330
Owls are the most vocal this time of year as they search for a mate. We’ll learn about the nocturnal predator, go on an owl hike, and end with some hot chocolate to warm up! Dress for the weather and be prepared for wet or snowy trail conditions.
6:30-8PM
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Nov 12, 2016-Nov 12, 2016 - R.I.P. WORKDAY
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Assist us with Removing Invasive Plants. Individuals and families welcome. Not suitable for ages 9 yrs. and younger. Participants 10–14 yrs. old must be accompanied by an adult.
10AM-12PM
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Nov 12, 2016-Nov 12, 2016 - A WALK THROUGH TIME ON MOUNT FOREST ISLAND
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Take a stroll back in time, and experience what life was like for cultures that lived here hundreds of years ago. Registration required. Ages 10 & up.
1:30PM
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Nov 12, 2016-Nov 12, 2016 - RADIO TELEMETRY 101
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Learn about radio telemetry and how it’s used to track local coyotes and other critters in the forest preserves. Free
1:30PM
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Nov 12, 2016-Nov 13, 2016 - ST. CHRISTOPHER HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
St. Christopher School
14611 Keeler Avenue, Midlothian, IL
708-388-8190
This two day event features over 60 crafters and vendors featuring holiday and seasonal items. Additional activities include raffles, a cafe and bakery booth.
Sa 9AM-4PM; Su 9AM-2PM
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Nov 12, 2016-Nov 13, 2016 - SKI TRAIL MAINTENANCE
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Skiers, join us for a work day to widen our trails and prepare them for ski season. Gloves and tools available for loan. Registration required.
9AM-12PM
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Nov 13, 2016-Nov 13, 2016 - MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
This Caldecott Award-winning Cinderella tale based on the book by John Steptoe celebrates goodness, generosity and love with traditional chanting, rhythmic drumming, and glorious African song. When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel a half day’s journey through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that test their courage, kindness and strength of spirit.
2PM
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Nov 13, 2016-Nov 13, 2016 - JONATHAN BEYER & LIZ REITER CONCERT
Cultural Center Exhibit Hall
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
2-3:30PM
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Nov 15, 2016-Nov 15, 2016 - JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE STARRING PHILLIPE BAUER
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Philip Bauer is an award winning entertainer who has brought the music and memories of Johnny Cash to audiences across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and five 26 city tours of Australia. W.S. Holland ( Johnny Cash’s only drummer) summed it up after playing for Philip -“It was spooky. He is the best I have ever seen”!
11AM
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Nov 17, 2016-Nov 17, 2016 - S.E.N.I.O.R.S.
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Are you a senior who wants to stay active and remain a lifelong learner? Nature will inspire a different activity at each gathering. Seniors only.
10-11AM
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Nov 18, 2016-Nov 18, 2016 - NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
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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Nov 18, 2016-Nov 18, 2016 - STARRY, STARRY NIGHT
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Adults, this one’s for you! Enjoy an evening stroll under the fall stars followed by a tasty treat at the campfire. Adults only. Limit 20. Registration required.
7PM
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Nov 18, 2016-Nov 18, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Nov 19, 2016-Nov 19, 2016 - DISENCHANTED
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. These royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!
7:30PM
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Nov 19, 2016-Nov 19, 2016 - KIDS TURKEY TROT
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6150
Friends and family, come cheer on the kids (ages 3-9) as they participate in their very own Turkey Trot at the Sportsplex indoor track.
9:30-11:30AM depending on age
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Nov 19, 2016-Nov 19, 2016 - DIAPER DASH
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Toddler Diaper Dash for 1 and 2 year olds. Gobble, gobble all the way to the finish line.
8:15-9:30AM
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Nov 19, 2016-Nov 19, 2016 - GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: JESS GODWIN SINGS ELTON JOHN
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Singer-songwriter and nationally-touring recording artist Jess Godwin (iTunes: FOOL ME ONCE, BE A LIGHT) pours her vulnerable heart and dynamic voice into Elton John’s greatest hits. Sir Elton’s sometimes eccentric, always heartfelt blend of classical, gospel, and rock perfectly suits the sensitive and courageous Godwin. Tony-Award_x000D_ Winner and Jess Godwin fan Kristin Chenoweth lauds, “I just love her voice… she gets it.” Godwin shines playing piano-driven, chart-topping hits like “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” and “Benny and the Jets.”
8PM
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Nov 19, 2016-Nov 19, 2016 - THE SANDHILL CRANE EXPERIENCE
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
View one of the most primitive birds alive today. Participants will board a bus at Plum Creek Nature Center and travel to Jasper Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area near Medaryville, Ind., where large numbers of sandhill cranes gather to feed and rest during their annual fall migration. Bring binoculars and a camera. This program is for ages 18 and older. Registration is required by Nov. 4; call 708-946-2216
1-7PM
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Nov 19, 2016-Nov 19, 2016 - CHAMPION SPIRIT HOLIDAY CLASSIC
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-5485
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Nov 19, 2016-Nov 20, 2016 - ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Invasive shrubs threaten our native plant populations. Help protect the woodlands by helping us remove these invaders. Gloves and tools available for loan. Registration required.
9AM-12PM
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Nov 20, 2016-Nov 20, 2016 - 44TH ANNUAL SETTLER'S DAY
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Celebrate our heritage by stepping back into America's past. Don't miss costumed living-history demonstrators, history hikes, crafts, and an imaginary wagon train adventure and more!
10AM-3PM
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Nov 20, 2016-Nov 20, 2016 - TURKEY SHOOT FREE-THROW CONTEST
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner at our Annual Turkey Shoot. Teams will consist of one parent and one child and will be grouped according to age. All ages are welcome. Mini basketballs and mini hoops will be used for the younger age levels.
2-4PM
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Nov 23, 2016-Nov 23, 2016 - MOTHER NATURE AND ME
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Children, 3-5 years old, and their favorite adult will learn more about nature through a story, nature walk and craft.
10:30-11:30AM
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Nov 24, 2016-Nov 24, 2016 - TURKEY TROT
Franklin Loebe Center
14650 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Feel the burn before you sit down for the Thanksgiving feast! This 2.5 mile chip timed cross country race is run through the streets, paths, and woods of Orland Park. Awards to the top overall male & female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each age group and gender. Pre-registration is required and limited to 800, so register early. All participants receive a long sleeved T-shirt and are eligible for post-race raffle prizes.
6:30AM CHECK-IN, 8AM START TIME
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Nov 25, 2016-Nov 25, 2016 - 13TH ANNUAL BUTTERBALL BURNER FUN RUN
H-F Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Put down those leftovers, grab your running shoes and head over to the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club for the 13th Annual Butterball Burner! Join us as we celebrate twelve years of burning the post Thanksgiving Day bloat with this fun run. All ages and abilities welcome. 8 am race day registration and check-in. Fee: $12R/$15NR; Day-of–Race:$17R/$20 NR
8AM
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Nov 25, 2016-Nov 25, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Nov 25, 2016-Nov 25, 2016 - REFRESHING FRIDAY
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Spend time outside! Remove invasive shrubs to help our native plants. Gloves and tools available for loan. Registration required.
9AM-12PM
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Nov 26, 2016-Nov 26, 2016 - THE EASTERN SCREECH OWL
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Our only small owl with ear tufts and two color phases, this owl has several voicings that earned it an undeserved reputation in ancient times.
1:30PM
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Nov 26, 2016-Nov 27, 2016 - SKI TRAIL MAINTENANCE
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Skiers, join us for a work day to widen our trails and prepare them for ski season. Gloves and tools available for loan. Registration required.
9AM-12PM
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Nov 27, 2016-Nov 27, 2016 - HOLIDAY FESTIVAL & MAYOR'S TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6150
Kick-off the holiday season with the Mayor's annual holiday festival! Enjoy an afternoon of sleigh rides, face painting, live entertainment and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus! Tree lighting outside village hall begins at 5:45 p.m.
3-6PM
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Nov 27, 2016-Nov 27, 2016 - SAND RIDGE 101
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
What can you see and do at Sand Ridge Nature Center? Join us on a guided tour that includes a live animal presentation and cabin tour. Free
1:30PM
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Nov 30, 2016-Nov 30, 2016 - MORAINE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - FALL CONCERT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The orchestra is comprised of student and community players of string, wind and percussion instruments. The ensemble performs a variety of orchestral literature from the Baroque to current times. Free Admission
7:30PM
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Dec 1, 2016-Dec 1, 2016 - TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
6:30PM
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Dec 1, 2016-Dec 8, 2016 - ORGANIC: WORKS BY KAREN ANI, RENEE ROBBINS, ALISON SVOBODA AND ANA ZANIC
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
This show of paintings, works on paper and mosaic emphasizes forms that are organic, that is, that have rounded forms and are based on nature. Each of these Chicago artists uses different materials for their creations.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Dec 1, 2016-Dec 17, 2016 - CHARLES MATSON LUME | WHAT WAITS IS OFTEN DISGUISED (FOR WILLIAM STAFFORD)
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Charles Matson Lume creates a site-specific installation using light and common materials to address issues around the ineffable, poetry and waiting. Matson Lume believes that the arts plays a vital role in the health of our civilization, and stands with the poet William Carlos Williams when he states: “It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.”
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Dec 1, 2016-Dec 31, 2016 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Dec 2, 2016-Dec 2, 2016 - MASTERS OF SOUL
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
An encore performance for Masters of Soul with a holiday twist! MASTERS OF SOUL is a celebration of the Motown era featuring hits from the Temptations – Gladys Knight & the Pips – Marvin Gaye – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Four Tops – Diana Ross & Supremes and many more!
7:30PM
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Dec 2, 2016-Dec 2, 2016 - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - HOLIDAY CONCERT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble is a 20-member big band which explores a wide range of styles from the classic swing of Duke Ellington and Count Basie to soulful blues, burning Latin-jazz and gritty funk. The band also features contemporary works by such composers as Bill Holman and Bob Florence and iconic vocal arrangements such as those performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
7:30PM
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Dec 2, 2016-Dec 2, 2016 - HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Throughout Thornton
Thornton, IL
708-877-6137
Join us in celebrating the holidays with fun activities, good food and a ride on our trolley!
Schedule at Village Hall and website.
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Dec 2, 2016-Dec 2, 2016 - HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN HOMEWOOD
Martin Avenue & Ridge Road
Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Experience the festivity of the season at the annual Holiday Lights in Homewood. Celebration featuring a tree lighting, reindeer petting zoo, trolley rides, ice cravings and Santa.
6-9PM
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Dec 2, 2016-Dec 2, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Dec 2, 2016-Dec 4, 2016 - HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS IN DOWNTOWN TINLEY
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Holiday Celebration inside large heated tent featuring entertainment, treats, crafts, gift and food vendors, carriage rides, ice carving, parades, visit with Santa and much more.
F 6-9PM; Sa 12-6PM; Su 12-5PM
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Dec 3, 2016-Dec 3, 2016 - MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - MERRY CHRISTMAS MUSIC
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 17th season performing 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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Dec 3, 2016-Dec 3, 2016 - CHRISTMAS PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
City Hall
15440 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4050 x1043
Ring in the holiday season at the annual tree lighting ceremony and parade. Enjoy caroling at the gazebo and cookies and refreshments with Santa Claus in the fire station.
11AM
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Dec 3, 2016-Dec 3, 2016 - THE NUTCRACKER
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
A magical tale featuring Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score, a brand new set & costumes – along with waltzing flowers, giant mice, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. A delightful holiday tradition for all ages! Photos with Santa at 3PM
1PM & 5PM
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Dec 3, 2016-Dec 4, 2016 - HOLIDAY MAGIC
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Start a new family tradition at Chicagoland's largest holiday lights festival featuring over one million twinkling lights, animated light displays and a laser light show! Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, including our newest, Great Bear Wilderness. Plus, there is a special dolphin show each evening at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones._x000D_ _x000D_ Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Outside enjoy nightly ice carving and an amazing magic show. Then step inside the Holly Jolly Theater and enjoy performances by local choirs and many more holiday themed performances.
Sa-Su 4-9PM
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Dec 3, 2016-Dec 4, 2016 - CHRISTKINDL
Downtown Frankfort
Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
12-4PM
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Dec 3, 2016-Dec 31, 2016 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Dec 4, 2016-Dec 4, 2016 - MORAINE VALLEY CONCERT BAND - HOLIDAY MUSIC AND MORE!
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents their 12th season with three themed concerts, including our annual holiday concert, a celebration of masterworks for concert band and an afternoon of audience favorites. The band is comprised of over 50 college students and adult community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
3PM
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Dec 4, 2016-Dec 4, 2016 - BEEKEEPING: MEET A BEEKEEPER
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Visit Plum Creek Nature Center on the first Sunday of the month to meet with our beekeepers and see a working bee hive on display! Our veteran beekeepers will be stationed at the live bee exhibit to tell the story of our most familiar social insect, the honeybee, and will answer questions and chat with the public. No registration is required for this program
12:30-3PM
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Dec 5, 2016-Dec 5, 2016 - MORAINE VALLEY MUSIC STUDENT RECITALS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Free admission
6:30PM
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Dec 6, 2016-Dec 6, 2016 - THEN SINGS MY SOUL CHRISTMAS
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
“Then Sings My Soul Christmas” is an inspiring concert of great American music that includes well-known Christmas tunes, popular Broadway favorites, beloved jazz standards, and stunning spirituals. Join award-winning mezzo-soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis and (Name of the Choir joining Ms. Lewis on the show) as they share some of the best American music and most famous Christmas songs ever written. This entertaining show consistently delights audiences of all ages and is a concert that is sure to satisfy the soul and get you into the Christmas spirit!
11AM
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Dec 7, 2016-Dec 7, 2016 - ASTRONO-MONEE
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects in the sky. Telescopes and binoculars will available for viewing. The program will move indoors if the weather is uncooperative. Registration is required for this free, all-ages program by Dec. 5; call 708-534-8499.
7:30-9:30PM
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Dec 7, 2016-Dec 28, 2016 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Dec 8, 2016-Dec 8, 2016 - MORAINE VALLEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Percussion Ensemble celebrates their 12th season with three dynamic, high-energy performances featuring a wide range of music styles performed on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, drum set, timpani, bongos, congas, trash cans, cookware, cowbells and much more! This 15- to 20-member group is always wonderfully engaging and entertaining. Free Admission
7:30PM
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Dec 9, 2016-Dec 9, 2016 - WINTER HOLIDAY HAYRIDE
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Our annual holiday hayrides will feature the food, fun and traditions from the pioneers of North America. We'll ride on our decorated hay wagon through the streets of Palos Heights singing Christmas carols then return to the Nature Center to enjoy food, crafts and other activities. Registration and payment to be made in person or by mail no later than the Monday before hayride. $8 per person
7-9:30PM
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Dec 9, 2016-Dec 9, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Dec 9, 2016-Dec 11, 2016 - ALABAMA STORY
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(DRAMA) A gentle children’s book with an apparent hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense state librarian in 1959 Montgomery, just as the civil rights movement is flowering. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story puts political foes, star-crossed childhood friends, and one feisty children’s author on the same page to conjure a Deep South of the Imagination.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Dec 10, 2016-Dec 10, 2016 - MOM & SON DATE NIGHT
H-F Sports Complex
18211 Aberdeen Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is hosting a special night just for moms and their sons. No need to get all dressed up, it’s a pajama party! The night will start off with a delicious holiday themed buffet that is sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Moms and Sons are encouraged to wear their most comfortable pair of pajamas, bring cozy blankets, sleeping bags and pillows so they can snuggle up and watch a holiday classic film. This event is sure to create some memories that will last a lifetime! Participation is limited so please register early. Registration Deadline: December 3.
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Dec 10, 2016-Dec 10, 2016 - A WELL-STRUNG CHRISTMAS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews all over the world, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London. A Well-Strung Christmas includes the most beautiful and traditional melodies, such as Silent Night to irreverent “newly observed” versions of things like I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and the famous Sleigh ride, to George Michael’s This Christmas… and everything in between. There will be opportunities for the audience to participate and walk away from the evening’s holiday celebration with some special moments they will remember and keep close to their hearts. You might even see a little snow!
7:30PM
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Dec 10, 2016-Dec 10, 2016 - LANSING COPPER MUGGERS BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
TF South High School Cafeteria
18500 Burnham Avenue, Lansing, IL
708-474-4170
Come and have a pancake breakfast with Santa! Every child who visits with Santa gets a goody bag. Bring your camera!
7-11AM
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Dec 10, 2016-Dec 10, 2016 - MORNING BIRD HIKE
Monee Reservoir
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Explore and learn which migrating bird species are stopping in Will County forest preserves. Bring binoculars and a favorite field guide. Dress for the weather. Hikes range from 0.5 to 1.5 miles. The free program is for ages 18 and older. Registration is required by Dec. 8; call 708-534-8499.
8-10AM
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Dec 10, 2016-Dec 11, 2016 - A SOUL CHRISTMAS
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
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Dec 10, 2016-Dec 11, 2016 - HOLIDAY MAGIC
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Start a new family tradition at Chicagoland's largest holiday lights festival featuring over one million twinkling lights, animated light displays and a laser light show! Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, including our newest, Great Bear Wilderness. Plus, there is a special dolphin show each evening at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones._x000D_ _x000D_ Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Outside enjoy nightly ice carving and an amazing magic show. Then step inside the Holly Jolly Theater and enjoy performances by local choirs and many more holiday themed performances.
Sa-Su 4-9PM
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Dec 10, 2016-Dec 12, 2016 - WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
708-596-3366
Enjoy a horse & carriage ride through the Festival of Lights, great food, shopping, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, crafts, a present for every child & so much more.
5-8PM
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Dec 11, 2016-Dec 11, 2016 - BRUNCH WITH SANTA
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8355
Head to Brookfield Zoo and be sure to bring your appetite for a delectable all-you-can-eat Holiday brunch buffet featuring an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus and costumed characters, who will be available for photos. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
11AM & 1:30PM
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Dec 15, 2016-Dec 18, 2016 - ALABAMA STORY
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(DRAMA) A gentle children’s book with an apparent hidden message stirs the passions of a segregationist senator and a no-nonsense state librarian in 1959 Montgomery, just as the civil rights movement is flowering. Inspired by true events, Alabama Story puts political foes, star-crossed childhood friends, and one feisty children’s author on the same page to conjure a Deep South of the Imagination.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Dec 16, 2016-Dec 16, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Dec 17, 2016-Dec 17, 2016 - THE BUCKINGHAMS' JOY OF CHRISTMAS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams’ live concerts pack power into ‘60s pop rock. In this very special Christmas show, The Buckinghams transform timeless impressions into a tapestry of Christmas music both new and old. A lustrous garland of familiar melodies and those newly written are sure to quickly be added to your list of Christmas favorites.
7:30PM
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Dec 17, 2016-Dec 18, 2016 - HOLIDAY MAGIC
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Start a new family tradition at Chicagoland's largest holiday lights festival featuring over one million twinkling lights, animated light displays and a laser light show! Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, including our newest, Great Bear Wilderness. Plus, there is a special dolphin show each evening at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones._x000D_ _x000D_ Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Outside enjoy nightly ice carving and an amazing magic show. Then step inside the Holly Jolly Theater and enjoy performances by local choirs and many more holiday themed performances.
Sa-Su 4-9PM
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Dec 18, 2016-Dec 18, 2016 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-423-1758
Sports Collectable Show. Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, Collectable cards and other collectable items.
9AM-1PM
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Dec 18, 2016-Dec 18, 2016 - CHRISTMAS AT THE BREWERY
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-2739
Come join us for Christmas at the Brewery! Located in the quaint downtown Flossmoor. Horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate, Christmas beer and Santa!
4-8PM
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Dec 18, 2016-Dec 18, 2016 - BRUNCH WITH SANTA
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8355
Head to Brookfield Zoo and be sure to bring your appetite for a delectable all-you-can-eat Holiday brunch buffet featuring an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus and costumed characters, who will be available for photos. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
11AM & 1:30PM
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Dec 23, 2016-Dec 23, 2016 - GIRLS ONLY PAJAMA PARTY
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-7270
Girls will have fun by playing games, doing crafts, polish their nails, make a snack and watch a movie! Bring a sack lunch. Age 5-10 years.
10AM-2PM
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Dec 26, 2016-Dec 31, 2016 - HOLIDAY MAGIC
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Start a new family tradition at Chicagoland's largest holiday lights festival featuring over one million twinkling lights, animated light displays and a laser light show! Many of our indoor exhibits will be open for viewing favorite animals, including our newest, Great Bear Wilderness. Plus, there is a special dolphin show each evening at 6:30 p.m. In addition, the zoo restaurants and food stands will be open with full menus and holiday treats, and gift shops will have hundreds of unique items for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones._x000D_ _x000D_ Enjoy a full schedule of nightly music and entertainment in the Pavilions. Outside enjoy nightly ice carving and an amazing magic show. Then step inside the Holly Jolly Theater and enjoy performances by local choirs and many more holiday themed performances.
4-9PM
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Dec 30, 2016-Dec 30, 2016 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
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Dec 31, 2016-Dec 31, 2016 - NOON YEARS EVE
Homewood Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-206-3393
Bid farewell to the departing year and usher in the new together - as a family - during this daytime celebration. This event features live entertainment and a giant balloon-drop at the stroke of Noon. Snacks will be available following the festivities! The event is held on New Year's Eve DAY, doors open at 10:30 AM. After the balloon drop enjoy a tasty snack from White Castle.
11AM-1PM
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Dec 31, 2016-Dec 31, 2016 - MASQUERADE BALL
Dolphin Lake Clubhouse
2700 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
The biggest New Years Eve Party in town! Come dressed to impress at this formal masquerade ball. DJ, appetizers and open bar. Tickets can be purchased at the Goldberg Center, Irwin Center or call 708.957.0300. Ages 21+, $80 per person.
8PM-1:30AM
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Jan 1, 2017-Jan 29, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Jan 2, 2017-Jan 26, 2017 - SMALL BUT MIGHTY: A NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
This exhibition of small works by artists from throughout the US will be juried by Aron Packer of Aron Packer Projects and will feature small works in all media. Reception: January 12, 4:30-7PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5PM-7PM
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Jan 3, 2017-Jan 31, 2017 - MVCC ART FACULTY | NEW WORK
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Art Faculty share recent work with the college, their students, and community in this popular group show. Reception: Thursday, January 26th, 2:30-4PM. Artist Talk: 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Jan 3, 2017-Jan 31, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Jan 4, 2017-Jan 25, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Jan 13, 2017-Jan 13, 2017 - EXPLORE THE POUR 2
Dolphin Lake Clubhouse
2700 West 183rd Street, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Beer Here! Vendors from all across the state are coming to Homewood-Flossmoor to give you the opportunity to sample some of their most delicious beers. Each vendor/brewery will give their presentation of individual beers they brought, while you sip back and enjoy. No pun intended! Need something to snack on between tastings? Wiley’s grill has got that covered too! Wait, there's more: each participant will receive a raffle ticket upon entry that could win a variety of door prizes that will leave all the neighbors jealous. Please register fast because tickets are limited and this event will fill up faster than your glass. Registration Deadline: Jan 6. Featuring the following breweries: Blue Island Brewery, Brickstone, Flossmoor Station, Hail Storm, Lagunitas, One Trick Pony, Revolution and more!
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Jan 15, 2017-Jan 15, 2017 - PAVAROTTI, PASTA AND PASTRIES
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
The talented triumvirate – Warren Moulton, Franco Martorana and Simon Kyung Lee--The Other Three Tenors, dazzles with A Salute to Pavarotti including La danza, Ave Maria, ‘O sole mio, Lolita, Passione, and more! Paired with Pasta and Pastries, this is one spicy and sweet performance!
4PM
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Jan 22, 2017-Jan 22, 2017 - PAUL MOTONDO: THE CROONERS AND ME
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Crooners – you know them all: Sinatra, Martin, Crosby, Damone, and others. They made the music that defined a generation and will never go out of style. And they were ever-present in the home where Paul Motondo grew up, greatly influencing his sound and style. He honors the Crooners with many of the classics you love as well as some lesser-known gems. It’s an intimate journey proving that one can still be a Crooner in 2017. With Musical Director Beckie Menzie, Jim Cox on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums.
2PM & 5:30PM
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Jan 28, 2017-Jan 28, 2017 - GUITAR GREATS STARRING JAMIAH ROGERS
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Blues prodigy Jamiah Rogers and guest artists bring home the beat with a tribute to the best guitarists of all time, from Prince and Buddy Guy, to Jimmy Hendrix, and Carlos Santana. Jamiah brought the house down at his first GSU appearance last March performing alongside Billy Branch, and now a fortunate few can experience what all the fuss was about in this on stage blues jam.
8PM
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Jan 28, 2017-Jan 28, 2017 - THE SECOND CITY - WE'RE ALL IN THIS ROOM TOGETHER
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Providing the in-your-face entertainment Netflix can’t provide, this must-attend show features improvised comedy, audience interaction, and of-the-moment sketches and songs from The Second City made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. Never the same show twice, join us in the “Room” where it happens. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
7:30PM
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Jan 28, 2017-Jan 28, 2017 - CELEBRATION OF WINTER
Coyote Run Golf Course
800 Kedzie Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-0300
Break your cabin fever and get out and enjoy winter! We will be celebrating all the fun winter has to offer snow or no snow. Willey's grill will have food and drink specials throughout the evening so come play and stay to eat. 3-6PM Cross Country Skiing, Hayrides, S'mores, Snowman Building (bring your own accessories) 4-6M Karaoke and interactive DJ. Free
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Feb 1, 2017-Feb 22, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Feb 1, 2017-Feb 26, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Feb 2, 2017-Feb 28, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Feb 6, 2017-Feb 23, 2017 - ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
This annual art exhibition of local area high school students is curated by Professor Rebecca Slagle and juried by Prairie State College faculty. Reception and Awards: February 9, 5-7PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W & Th 4-7PM
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Feb 6, 2017-Feb 28, 2017 - JOSHUA BRENNAN | SAMPLE THE REMIX
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Joshua Brennan’s unconventional abstract paintings, made using repurposed billboard prints, oscillate between high and lowbrow aesthetics while exploring concepts of appropriation, defacement, chance and seriality. Reception: Monday February 6th, 2:30-4PM. Artist Talk: 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Feb 10, 2017-Feb 12, 2017 - TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-990-3779
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Feb 11, 2017-Feb 11, 2017 - UNFORGETTABLE: FALLING IN LOVE WITH NAT KING COLE
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Chicago theatre standout Evan Tyrone Martin (Dreamgirls, Far From Heaven, Rent, Violet—Jeff Award Nomination) warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole. Martin intimately relates Cole’s musical journey: from his upbringing in the Chicago church, to shuffling along the jazz scene, to his emergence as a popular music icon. Classic tunes include “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “L-O-V-E,” and “Smile.”
8PM
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Feb 11, 2017-Feb 12, 2017 - GROWN-ER & SEXIER
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
Adults Only
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Feb 12, 2017-Feb 12, 2017 - LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving. Over the years, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading their message of peace, love, and harmony to millions. The newer members have infused the group with their youthful energy and the promise of a bright future. Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala looks to these young men to carry on his dream to “keep South Africa alive in people’s hearts” for years to come.
3PM
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Feb 23, 2017-Feb 24, 2017 - GREATER CHICAGO COIN & CURRENCY
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-670-3469
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Feb 23, 2017-Feb 26, 2017 - SPRING AWAKENING
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. WARNING: CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS WHICH MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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Feb 24, 2017-Feb 26, 2017 - GOOD PEOPLE
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(COMEDY) Margie is an unemployed single mother and she hopes that rekindling an old flame, with rich, fertility doctor Mike, might just turn the money trick. Through laughter and tears, a witty character study emerges that explores American realities.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Feb 25, 2017-Feb 25, 2017 - COMMUNITY BUSINESS EXPO & HEALTH FAIR
The Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center
10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
708-479-2468
9AM-1PM
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Feb 26, 2017-Feb 26, 2017 - DRUMLINE LIVE!
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
The show-stopping attraction created by the Executive Band Consultant of the hit movies Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat, brings the historically black college marching band tradition to the theatrical stage like you have never seen before. Featuring new music and choreography. A Center for Performing Arts favorite, Drumline electrifies, and hits all the right notes!
6PM
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Feb 28, 2017-Feb 28, 2017 - ROUTE 66
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
A rip-roaring, pedal-to-the-medal road trip down memory lane featuring hits such as “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Six Days on the Road,” “GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around and, of course, “Route 66.” Four snappy young pump jockeys take the audience to various stops along the historic “Mother Road” where a menagerie of characters sing and dance to timeless pop and country tunes. This is the road trip of a lifetime with solid harmonies, dazzling quick-changes, flashy dance numbers and hilarious comedic timing. “Get your kicks…..on Route 66.”
11AM
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Mar 1, 2017-Mar 7, 2017 - JOSHUA BRENNAN | SAMPLE THE REMIX
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Joshua Brennan’s unconventional abstract paintings, made using repurposed billboard prints, oscillate between high and lowbrow aesthetics while exploring concepts of appropriation, defacement, chance and seriality.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Mar 1, 2017-Mar 29, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Mar 1, 2017-Mar 29, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Mar 2, 2017-Mar 5, 2017 - SPRING AWAKENING
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. WARNING: CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS WHICH MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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Mar 2, 2017-Mar 5, 2017 - GOOD PEOPLE
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(COMEDY) Margie is an unemployed single mother and she hopes that rekindling an old flame, with rich, fertility doctor Mike, might just turn the money trick. Through laughter and tears, a witty character study emerges that explores American realities.
TH-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Mar 2, 2017-Mar 30, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Mar 3, 2017-Mar 3, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY MUSIC STUDENT RECITALS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Free admission
6:30PM
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Mar 4, 2017-Mar 4, 2017 - GSU DANCE COMPANY FESTIVAL INSPIRED BY PRINCE
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
The man who made Purple Rain a household name, the legendary Prince, was inspired by icons like James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson. His rhythms, style and voice captivated a nation. Enjoy a dance festival showcase featuring Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B and fusion styles, all inspired by the man forever known as Prince. Choreography by Megan Lindsay.
7:30PM
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Mar 4, 2017-Mar 4, 2017 - MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - AN IRISH EVENING OF MUSIC AND SONG
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 19th season performing 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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Mar 4, 2017-Mar 4, 2017 - OAK FOREST FLEADH
Cicero Avenue Corridor
151st to 159th on Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4600
The Oak Forest Fleadh includes customer appreciation parties, a 5K run/walk, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade and a pub and restaurant open house.
5K 8:30AM; Open Bike ride 10AM; Parade 11AM; Pub & Restaurant open house 5PM-3AM
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Mar 4, 2017-Mar 5, 2017 - TINLEY PARK HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-5485
Flowers, and gardens, and builders—oh, my! This popular and long-running show has been passed down to our company to host on the very same weekend it has run in recent years and we couldn’t be more honored. Spring is upon us, so, update your home, have fun and engage your creative side. This key market is a great shot at south suburban Illinois contractors. Come and check out this new and beautiful convention center!
10AM-5PM
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Mar 5, 2017-Mar 5, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY CONCERT BAND - CELEBRATING MASTERWORKS FOR BAND
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents their 12th season with three themed concerts, including our annual holiday concert, a celebration of masterworks for concert band and an afternoon of audience favorites. The band is comprised of over 50 college students and adult community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
3PM
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Mar 6, 2017-Mar 30, 2017 - SKYWAY ART COMPETITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
The Skyway Competition features works by students from various community college, chosen by a jury of professors. Each year, a community college hosts this exhibition and Prairie State College is the welcoming host this year. Reception and Awards: April 8, 11AM-1PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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Mar 10, 2017-Mar 10, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - MONA SWINGS! MONA SINGS!
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 19th season performing 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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Mar 10, 2017-Mar 10, 2017 - TOM SHARPE
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Tom Sharpe is the drummer for the Grammy Award winning group Mannheim Steamroller and an internationally recognized, critically acclaimed composer and the creator of his own group, the Tom Sharpe Ensemble. Come hear a percussive symphony - a sonic and visual feast for the senses of Middle Eastern, African, orchestral and rock music. Tom's high energy, passion, and emotion, combined with superb musicality, leave audiences amazed and inspired!
7:30PM
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Mar 11, 2017-Mar 11, 2017 - A WALKING TOUR OF THE WILD QUESTIONS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Join beloved songwriters David Wilcox and Carrie Newcomer as they explore a natural landscape of wild and heart-opening questions. At the center of both David’s and Carrie’s work is an ever-present sense of adventure, wonder, and a willingness to navigate the many pathways of the spirit and heart. David and Carrie invite the audience to join them in this friendly, lively format of story and song. The show is a life-giving experience that celebrates the questions that challenge, expand and inspire us. It also approaches the hard questions with humility and compassion.
7:30PM
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Mar 14, 2017-Mar 14, 2017 - CALADH NUA
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments – from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion – the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.
11AM
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Mar 15, 2017-Mar 20, 2017 - 33RD ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
A showcase of this year’s talented students from 11 local high schools: Victor J. Andrew, Argo Community, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Alan B. Shepard, Chicago Christian, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Harold L. Richards, Evergreen Park Community, Oak Lawn Community, and Reavis. Reception: Friday, March 17th, 5-8PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Mar 17, 2017-Mar 19, 2017 - NORTH AMERICAN REPTILE SHOW
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-5485
The shows are the best places for the general public and breeders alike to come out and meet many of the World's top Reptile Breeders.
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Mar 24, 2017-Mar 24, 2017 - ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
This show will ROCK YOU! One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes live grand finale, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band, The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa, and New Zealand to sell-out audiences.
7:30PM
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Mar 25, 2017-Mar 25, 2017 - THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
The thrilling, final collaboration by the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys has been hailed as one of the most visionary and controversial musicals to grace the stages of Broadway and London. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and presented in the style of the notorious minstrel show, this is the true-life story of nine African American teenagers accused and put on trial in Memphis for a crime they did not commit. One of the most infamous events in our country's history, the story ignited the start of the modern civil rights movement.
8PM
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Mar 25, 2017-Mar 26, 2017 - THE SAM COOKE STORY
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
Theo Huff
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Mar 25, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 - MARIAH KARSON | MODERN DAVID
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Modern David is a photographic documentation of people named David and explores if there is a common thread, aesthetically or otherwise, between participants other than name. With modern media skewing the perception of reality and beauty, Modern David celebrates real individuals in a static and straightforward manner. Reception: Saturday, March 25th, 1-3PM. Artist Talk: 2PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Mar 26, 2017-Mar 26, 2017 - GIRLS LIKE US: THE EVOLUTION OF THE GIRL GROUPS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
From the Andrews Sisters to the Supremes and the Shirelles to the Dixie Chicks, The Evolution of the Girl Groups offers a glimpse of a fascinating part of musical history. With glorious harmonies and stories of struggle and success, “The Girls” (Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland) share their take on what compels us to watch these women of song continue to build on the legacy of the trailblazers that came before them.
2PM & 5:30PM
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Mar 31, 2017-Mar 31, 2017 - TAMMI CARLSON FLUTE FLOURISHES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Free admission
3PM
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - TINLEY PARK BREW & VINE FEST
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-5700
The Brew & Vine Festival is the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce’s signature event that draws 4000+ attendees from the Southwest Suburbs, Chicagoland, and from across the Midwest. Sample brews, wine and food from more than 65 vendors, enjoy live entertainment and a great night out.
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK (REVISITED): SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. Award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon and Garfunkel famous: Mrs. Robinson, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, The Sound of Silence, and many more.
7:30PM
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 1, 2017 - A CLASSIC SOUL & BLUE EYED SOUL MUSICAL TRIBUTE
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-9470
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 29, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Apr 1, 2017-Apr 30, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Apr 3, 2017-Apr 8, 2017 - SKYWAY ART COMPETITION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-708-7738
The Skyway Competition features works by students from various community college, chosen by a jury of professors. Each year, a community college hosts this exhibition and Prairie State College is the welcoming host this year. Reception and Awards: April 8, 11AM-1PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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Apr 3, 2017-Apr 25, 2017 - MARIAH KARSON | MODERN DAVID
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Modern David is a photographic documentation of people named David and explores if there is a common thread, aesthetically or otherwise, between participants other than name. With modern media skewing the perception of reality and beauty, Modern David celebrates real individuals in a static and straightforward manner.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Apr 4, 2017-Apr 4, 2017 - GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0520
With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing all around the world.
11AM
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Apr 5, 2017-Apr 26, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Apr 6, 2017-Apr 9, 2017 - SHAKESPEARE'S THE TEMPEST
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Join us in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, as it is transformed into a remote island for Shakespeare’s tale of magic, deception, revenge, and romance. After years of being exiled with his daughter, Prospero the rightful Duke of Milan, summons a storm of epic proportions to trap his usurpers and exact his revenge on them with the help of a mischievous fairy.
Th-F 6PM; Sa-Su 2PM & 6PM
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Apr 7, 2017-Apr 7, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY FLUTE CHOIR - MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Flute Choir presents music from the Renaissance through today. There will be many recognizable pieces represented, such as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Ravel’s Bolero. Free admission
7PM
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Apr 8, 2017-Apr 8, 2017 - I WRITE THE SONGS: CELEBRATING THE GENIUS OF BARRY MANILOW
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Jim Witter returns for a seventh visit with an all-new show paying tribute to the music of Barry Manilow. Featuring famous hits such as Mandy, Can’t Smile Without You, and Copacabana, Witter and his band offer an incredible evening of music you won’t want to miss. Barry Manilow’s songs have the power to make you smile, make you laugh, and even shed a tear.
7:30PM
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Apr 8, 2017-Apr 9, 2017 - BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8355
Treat the kids to a visit with the Easter Bunny and his friends during an all-you-can eat buffet. Musical entertainment will make a fun time for the entire family. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Sa-Su 9AM & 11AM
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Apr 8, 2017-Apr 18, 2017 - DISCOVER TINLEY EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual Discover Tinley Expo showcases the community's business and nonprofit organizations, as well as its government services. Visit Discover Tinley to learn more about what your Village has to offer. This free event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.
10AM-3PM
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Apr 15, 2017-Apr 15, 2017 - BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8355
Treat the kids to a visit with the Easter Bunny and his friends during an all-you-can eat buffet. Musical entertainment will make for an uplifting fun time for your entire family to enjoy. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
9AM & 11AM
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Apr 16, 2017-Apr 16, 2017 - EASTER BRUNCH
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8355
Bring the family for a gourmet brunch that includes carved meats, made to order omelets, seafood and a sweets table. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
11AM & 1:30PM
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Apr 19, 2017-Apr 19, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - SPRING CONCERT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The orchestra is comprised of student and community players of string, wind and percussion instruments. The ensemble performs a variety of orchestral literature from the Baroque to current times. Admission is FREE.
7:30PM
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Apr 28, 2017-Apr 30, 2017 - THE SECRET GARDEN
The Drama Group
Bloom Theatre, 101 West 10th Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(Musical) In this enchanting musical, an orphan girl is sent to live with her widowed uncle and invalid cousin. She finds a family in need of more healing than she. Yet, in a hidden garden lie seeds of rebirth, proof that hope can bloom in the darkest of places.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Apr 28, 2017-Apr 30, 2017 - A DOLL'S HOUSE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
In one of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, Henrik Ibsen displays the genius with which he pioneered modern, realistic drama. Through the central character of Nora, he brilliantly illustrates the struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. The play shocked audiences of the late 19th century and opened new horizons in the theater.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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Apr 29, 2017-Apr 29, 2017 - THE MONK MEETS THE FIRST LADY
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Orbert Davis’ CJP Chamber Ensemble celebrates the centennial birthdays of two of the jazz genre’s most influential artists: Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald. While Ella’s music has been a staple of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic performances, new arrangements of Thelonious Monk works will premiere under Orbert Davis’ baton, blending jazz and classical genres. This performance will also mark a CJP debut for vocalist Tammy McCann, hailed by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as “the next great voice coming out of Chicago.”
8PM
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May 1, 2017-May 26, 2017 - MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The annual selection of student work showing the breadth and depth of the college’s emerging artistic talent. The exhibition features work from across all areas of study, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, design, and printmaking. The accompanying atrium display will feature designs submitted by students to this year’s exhibition poster and invitation card competition. Reception: Thursday, May 4th, 2:30-4PM. Artist Talk 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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May 2, 2017-May 30, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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May 3, 2017-May 31, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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May 3, 2017-May 31, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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May 5, 2017-May 5, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT FEATURING SAXOPHONIST TIM AUBUCHON
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble is a 20-member big band which explores a wide range of styles from the classic swing of Duke Ellington and Count Basie to soulful blues, burning Latin-jazz and gritty funk. The band also features contemporary works by such composers as Bill Holman and Bob Florence and iconic vocal arrangements such as those performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
7:30PM
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May 5, 2017-May 7, 2017 - A DOLL'S HOUSE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
In one of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, Henrik Ibsen displays the genius with which he pioneered modern, realistic drama. Through the central character of Nora, he brilliantly illustrates the struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. The play shocked audiences of the late 19th century and opened new horizons in the theater.
F-Sa 7:30M; Su 3PM
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May 6, 2017-May 6, 2017 - MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - BROADWAY/POP/MOTION PICTURE SPECTACULAR!
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 19th season performing 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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May 7, 2017-May 7, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY CONCERT BAND - BY REQUEST: AN AFTERNOON OF AUDIENCE FAVORITES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents their 12th season with three themed concerts, including our annual holiday concert, a celebration of masterworks for concert band and an afternoon of audience favorites. The band is comprised of over 50 college students and adult community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
3PM
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May 8, 2017-May 8, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY MUSIC STUDENT RECITALS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theatre, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Free admission
6:30PM
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May 11, 2017-May 11, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - SPRING CONCERT SPECTACULAR
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Percussion Ensemble celebrates their 12th season with three dynamic, high-energy performances featuring a wide range of music styles performed on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, drum set, timpani, bongos, congas, trash cans, cookware, cowbells and much more! This 15- to 20-member group is always wonderfully engaging and entertaining. Free Admission
7:30PM
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May 13, 2017-May 13, 2017 - PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Paul Taylor is the greatest living pioneer of American modern dance, with 144 dances made since 1954 when he established the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He continues to offer cogent observations on life’s complexities and society’s thorniest issues through his dances. A virtuoso dancer himself for 20 years, Taylor turned exclusively to choreography in 1974; the dance that followed, Esplanade, was hailed an instant classic. His works are performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and ballet and modern dance companies the world over.
7:30PM
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Jun 1, 2017-Jun 29, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Jun 3, 2017-Jun 28, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Jun 7, 2017-Jun 28, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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Jun 9, 2017-Jun 11, 2017 - BURIED CHILD
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(Drama) This Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a hard look at the American Dream. An estranged grandson comes home to find his family in pieces and bound to a horrible secret they have buried. With its sins unearthed, can this family find a way to carry on?
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Jun 15, 2017-Jun 18, 2017 - BURIED CHILD
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
(Drama) This Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a hard look at the American Dream. An estranged grandson comes home to find his family in pieces and bound to a horrible secret they have buried. With its sins unearthed, can this family find a way to carry on?
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Jul 1, 2017-Jul 29, 2017 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Jul 1, 2017-Jul 30, 2017 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Jul 5, 2017-Jul 26, 2017 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
W 6-9:30PM
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Jul 20, 2017-Jul 23, 2017 - THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Outdoors at the Gateway, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Merchant of Venice may be the most serious comedy you will ever see! Filled with some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters and beautiful speeches, Merchant explores the universal issues of friendship, love, prejudice, and, in a memorable passage, “the quality of mercy.” The play focuses on Bassanio, a young man who asks his friend Antonio for a loan so he can woo the beautiful and wealthy Portia. Wanting to help his friend, but not having the money at hand, Antonio takes out a loan from the despised Shylock, a Jewish usurer. Shylock agrees, but insists that, should Antonio not repay the loan on time, Antonio will forfeit a pound of his own flesh. Bring your picnic, lawn chairs, and blankets and enjoy another summer of Shakespeare under the Stars. Free admission
Th-Sa 7PM; Su 3PM
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Jul 28, 2017-Jul 28, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - SWINGIN' SUMMER JAZZ!
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble is a 20-member big band which explores a wide range of styles from the classic swing of Duke Ellington and Count Basie to soulful blues, burning Latin-jazz and gritty funk. The band also features contemporary works by such composers as Bill Holman and Bob Florence and iconic vocal arrangements such as those performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
7:30PM
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Jul 28, 2017-Jul 30, 2017 - HEATHERS, THE MUSICAL
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
A darkly funny musical of teen love and angst with an ‘80s rock beat. A girl joins her school’s elite clique but is pressured into acts of cruelty…until her boyfriend helps her get deadly revenge. Based on the most twisted teen comedy of all time. ADULT CONTENT AND THEMES.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Jul 29, 2017-Jul 29, 2017 - MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - SUMMER 2017 PATRIOTIC CONCERT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 19th season performing 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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Jul 31, 2017-Jul 31, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY MUSIC STUDENT RECITALS
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Free admission
6:30PM
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Aug 1, 2017-Aug 1, 2017 - MORAINE VALLEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - SUMMER CONCERT SPECTACULAR
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Percussion Ensemble celebrates their 12th season with three dynamic, high-energy performances featuring a wide range of music styles performed on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, drum set, timpani, bongos, congas, trash cans, cookware, cowbells and much more! This 15- to 20-member group is always wonderfully engaging and entertaining. Free Admission
7:30PM
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Aug 3, 2017-Aug 6, 2017 - HEATHERS, THE MUSICAL
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
A darkly funny musical of teen love and angst with an ‘80s rock beat. A girl joins her school’s elite clique but is pressured into acts of cruelty…until her boyfriend helps her get deadly revenge. Based on the most twisted teen comedy of all time. ADULT CONTENT AND THEMES.
Th-F 7:30PM; Sa 2PM & 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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Sep 9, 2017-Sep 9, 2017 - CARTS & COCKTAILS AT NATHAN MANILOW SCULPTURE PARK
Governors State University
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-534-4848
Fund raising event
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