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

Mar 1, 2015-Mar 1, 2015 - MORAINE VALLEY MUSIC FACULTY SHOWCASE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Join us for an afternoon of music featuring members of the Moraine Valley music faculty as they showcase their amazing talents in a variety of styles ranging from opera to jazz. Free admission
3PM
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Mar 1, 2015-Mar 1, 2015 - GAS GUYS PRODUCTIONS SWAP MEET
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
815-436-4733
Mar 1, 2015-Mar 1, 2015 - USO SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Enjoy an evening with the Orland Park Theatre Troupe, while they bring you memorable musical pieces from war eras. All of your favorite performers, Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters, Bob Hope, Jane Froman, Judy Garland, Glen Miller, Georgia Carroll, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and many more!
2PM
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Mar 1, 2015-Mar 1, 2015 - BON APPETIT THE OPERA
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
An episode of Julia Child’s television show, entirely devoted to making a classic French chocolate cake gets the musical treatment in the opera “Bon Appetit!”
4PM
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Mar 1, 2015-Mar 29, 2015 - LIVE HARNESS RACING
Balmoral Park Race Track
26435 South Dixie Highway, Crete, IL
708-672-1414
View Live Harness racing, simulcast harness and thoroughbred racing from this newly remodeled rustic themed venue. No live racing on Super Bowl Sunday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
W, Sa-Su 7:10PM
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Mar 1, 2015-Mar 29, 2015 - 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 1, 2015-Mar 31, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Easter decorations including die-cuts and Easter Gurley Candles, with 1950s-style Easter baskets and rabbit and chick decorations in every room.
W & Sa 10:30-3:30 or by appointment
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Mar 2, 2015-Mar 2, 2015 - MACBETH
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Shakespeare's Macbeth is a tragedy of ambition and hubris, haunted by the supernatural in the form of witches and ghosts. But while we don't often see witches and ghosts in our lives, aren't we all haunted in some ways? Our dreams, our regrets; people we have wronged, people who have wronged us- all exert their pull. Join us as David Skidmore directs this classic tale of a man who reached for the brass ring and found instead a hangman's noose. Jeff Christian will portray the title role along with a cast of Equity Chicago actors in a theatrical reading by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, celebrating its 20th anniversary season.
7PM
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Mar 2, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - DAVID LINNEWEH AND HANS HABERGER | RECONSTRUCTED LANDSCAPES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
David Linneweh’s and Hans Haberger’s paintings of Midwestern suburban structures including gas stations, fast food restaurants, big-box stores, and strip malls explore ideas of representation and abstraction in the contemporary American landscape. Reception: Thursday, February 12, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Mar 2, 2015-Mar 18, 2015 - OBSESSION
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works in varied media by artists Reginald Baylor, Mary Croteau and Jordan Scott, using obsessive labor in their production. Artists reception Feb. 19, 4:30-7pm.
M-Th 9AM-4PM; W & Th 5-7PM
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Mar 3, 2015-Mar 31, 2015 - 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 4, 2015-Mar 4, 2015 - BRUSHES AND BOTTLES
The Barn at Sgt. Means Park
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL
708-481-7313
Grab your friends for a great night of painting. All supplies included. BYOB
6-9PM
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Mar 4, 2015-Mar 4, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s VALENTINE'S DAY
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-305-3308
The museum is decorated in vintage Valentines Day decorations including die-cuts and Vintage Valentines. The classroom on the second floor is decorated for a 1950s Valentines Day class party. A colorful way to shake the gray days.
W & Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM; or by appointment
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Mar 4, 2015-Mar 25, 2015 - 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 4, 2015-Mar 28, 2015 - YOU ART WHAT YOU EAT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Union Street Gallery is exhibiting art from all over the nation that explores all aspects of food and its cultural significance including cultivation, distribution, preparation, consumption, and appreciation. This exhibit includes creative reflections on the aesthetic qualities of food, art that addresses the dynamic debate about the political, economic, and social dimensions of food production and consumption, and art that focus on traditions surrounding food or how we use food as a rich form of cultural communication.
W-Th 12-5PM; F12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM Reception: February 27 6-9PM
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Mar 5, 2015-Mar 26, 2015 - SOUTH SUBURBAN DRUM CIRCLE
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Thursday nights Adult Drumming Circle ALL skill levels welcome. BYO Beverage. Parents can Call to register their son/daughter for Saturday Youth drum classes limited seating available.
Th 7-9PM
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Mar 6, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - SALUTE TO THE GREAT VOICES OF 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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Mar 6, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-997-0245
6PM
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Mar 6, 2015-Mar 6, 2015 - 48TH EDITION OF IRELAND ON PARADE
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Gaelic Park is proud to host this multi-generational tradition which is part of the ten-day celebrations in honor of Ireland's patron Saint, Patrick. Among the many schools of Irish dance participating in Ireland on Parade in 2015 will be Lavin Cassidy School of Irish Dance, McCormack/Fay School of Irish Dancing, Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing, McNamara School of Irish Dancing, Maiden Street School of Irish Dance, Mullane Healy Godley School of Irish Dance, Weber School of Irish Dancing and many more The doors open each night at 5:30pm and there is FREE ADMISSION. Delicious hot food is available for purchase each evening at 5.30pm. In addition there will be exhibitions of Ceili Dancing and Set Dancing, Sean O'Donnell on accordion, and musical entertainment provided by the Irish Musicians an organization which consists of local artists who are dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Irish music.
5:30PM
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Mar 6, 2015-Mar 8, 2015 - HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
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Mar 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - OAK FOREST FLEADH
Cicero Avenue Corridor
151st to 159th Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4600
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Oak Forest Fleadh! This festive event includes a 5K, open bike ride, parade and 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 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - SPORTSPLEX DUATHLON
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
All are welcome to compete in this indoor event which will consist of a 1.5 mile run, ten-mile bike on stationary cycle, followed by a 1.5 mile run. Ages: 12 & up
7:15AM-12:30PM
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Mar 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - WELL-STRUNG
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
One Direction step aside; there’s a new kind of boy band on the circuit. The all-male string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing – putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more. Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh. Their debut show sold out Joe’s Pub in New York in 2012. Since then, they’ve been playing and wowing venues across the world.
7:30PM
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Mar 7, 2015-Mar 7, 2015 - ST. BALDRICK'S FUNDRAISER
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
All donations will benefit the fight against children’s cancer. More than 70 St. Baldrick’s volunteers, sponsored by donations from friends and family register for the Gaelic Park event and shave their heads in solidarity for children with cancer. St. Baldrick’s is the world’s largest volunteer driven fundraising event to fight childhood cancer. More information on the foundation can be found on their website at www.stbaldricks.org.
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Mar 8, 2015-Mar 8, 2015 - DOWNTOWN TINLEY IRISH PARADE
Downtown Tinley Park
Along Oak Park Avenue, 181st to 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
Enjoy this family-friendly parade along Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley Park.
2PM
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Mar 10, 2015-Mar 13, 2015 - 48TH EDITION OF IRELAND ON PARADE
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Gaelic Park is proud to host this multi-generational tradition which is part of the ten-day celebrations in honor of Ireland's patron Saint, Patrick. Among the many schools of Irish dance participating in Ireland on Parade in 2015 will be Lavin Cassidy School of Irish Dance, McCormack/Fay School of Irish Dancing, Cross Keys School of Irish Dancing, McNamara School of Irish Dancing, Maiden Street School of Irish Dance, Mullane Healy Godley School of Irish Dance, Weber School of Irish Dancing and many more The doors open each night at 5:30pm and there is FREE ADMISSION. Delicious hot food is available for purchase each evening at 5.30pm. In addition there will be exhibitions of Ceili Dancing and Set Dancing, Sean O'Donnell on accordion, and musical entertainment provided by the Irish Musicians an organization which consists of local artists who are dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Irish music.
5:30PM
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Mar 11, 2015-Mar 18, 2015 - 31ST 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.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Mar 13, 2015-Mar 13, 2015 - C.J. CHENIER AND THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
C.J. Chenier, son of the 'King of Zydeco' Clifton Chenier, joined his father's Red-Hot Louisiana Band playing saxophone at the age of 21. After Clifton's death in 1987, C.J. picked up the accordion and took charge of his father's ministry - to spread the word of Zydeco music to the world. The Boston Globe has called him "the crown prince of zydeco," and Living Blues magazine hails him as "the best living zydeco singer and accordionist." His musical style ranges from the traditional Zydeco of Clifton Chenier right on up to modern funk with healthy doses of blues, R&B, swamp pop and even country. $28
7:30PM
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Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - THE MAD HATTER'S BALL
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 State Street, Glenwood, IL
708-748-3377
Tall Grass Arts Association presents THE MAD HATTER'S BALL, 57th Annual Beaux Arts Ball. Hat contest and a whole lot of dancing makes it the perfect Ball.
6PM
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Mar 14, 2015-Mar 14, 2015 - CONCERT SEASON AT GAELIC PARK
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Comedian and entertainer George Casey will take to the stage for the annual St. Patrick’s concert on Saturday March 14th, 2015. Casey, a keen observer of human nature connects with his audience, and his self-deprecating humor, tempered with his Irish brogue, has won over thousands of fans across the country. While he loves to poke fun and tease his audience, his style of humor is always in good fun and refreshing. Tickets are $25.00. To make reservations please call Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323. All major credit cards accepted.
7PM doors open; 8PM concert starts
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