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

Apr 1, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - BODY CONTACT, DRAWINGS BY CHRISTINE WUENSCHEL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Christine Wuenschel’s large-scale drawings of nude bodies, sometimes piled one on top of the other, explore the tension between pleasure and discomfort and challenge historically rooted notions of nudity and sensuality. Reception: Thursday, March 26, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 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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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 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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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - 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 1, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - 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.
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 30, 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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Apr 2, 2015-Apr 30, 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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Apr 2, 2015-Apr 30, 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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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - MIGRATORY BIRD HIKES
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Join a naturalist to observe resident and migratory birds at Sagawau. Learn to identify birds by field marks, behavior, sound and habitat. Binoculars available for loan. Weekday hikes will be followed by optional off-site birding trip.
Sa 7:30AM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - CANYON TOURS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
The Sagawau Canyon is the only natural exposure of bedrock in Cook County. Join naturalists for a hike down the canyon to learn how it was formed and what lives there. Be prepared to wade through the stream; footing is unstable.
1PM Saturdays in April (plus Sundays April 5 & 19)
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Apr 7, 2015-Apr 28, 2015 - TUESDAY MORNINGS ARE FOR THE BIRDS!
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Bring binoculars and enjoy spring migration with a naturalist. We'll Visit Sand Ridge's best birding spots and check out some colorful warblers.
Tu 8AM
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Apr 15, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - BIO-SYNTHESIS, AVIVA ALTER, ANGELA DIEFFENBACH, VESNA JOVANOVIC
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Art inspired by science, medicine and the human body, featuring work by Aviva Alter and Vesna Jovanovic from Chicago and Angela Dieffenbach from Peoria, IL. Reception Saturday April 18, 12-3PM.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Apr 15, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - JOURNEY: THE ART OF HEALING
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Journey is a regional juried exhibit featuring art in response to physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Apr 16, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Classes are a mix of Zumba and Zumba toning
Th 6:50-7:50PM
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Apr 21, 2015-Apr 21, 2015 - MONTHLY BOOK CLUB GATHERING
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-8442
Paperback Trading is having monthly book club gatherings every 3rd Tuesday. Event is FREE.
7-9PM
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Apr 21, 2015-Apr 21, 2015 - CATALYST CAREER FAIR
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
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Apr 22, 2015-Apr 22, 2015 - WINE ON WEDNESDAYS A BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Expand your network among over 1000 invited business owners and guests. Join us for Wine on Wednesdays a Business Networking Event hosted by Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall.
6-8PM (Every 4th Wednesday)
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Apr 22, 2015-Apr 22, 2015 - MONTHLY STORYTIME & CRAFT
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-8442
Each month Paperback Trading Co. will pick a theme for storytime, ages 2-8, and a craft. Quite often characters will participate in the story reading.
6-7PM
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Apr 22, 2015-Apr 22, 2015 - WILD HAIR WEDNESDAYS WITH BUZZES & BEEHIVES
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
Our friends at Buzzes & Beehives will be giving mini wild-hair makeovers during lunch! Come and enjoy family fun & great food!
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Apr 24, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - DINE & DONATE FOR AUTISM
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
April is Autism Awareness month! Join us from 5-8pm for family fun & great food. A portion of our proceeds will be donated to Frankfort's Chicago Autism Academy.
5-8PM
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Apr 24, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - PRE DARK LORD DAY
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-957-2739
SPECIAL BOTTLE RELEASE AND OUTDOOR GRILL PARTY
4PM-12AM
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Apr 24, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
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Apr 24, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - FRIDAY NIGHT FROGS
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs, IL
708-839-6897
Enjoy a night stroll as we listen for a serenade of frogs with hopes of learning at least 2 different frog calls. 5 yrs & up. Limit 25, registration required.
7-8:30PM
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Apr 24, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - KIMBERLY AKIMBO
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
This hilarious play follows a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life amidst dealing with a totally dysfunctional family, her own mortality, and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.
8PM
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Apr 24, 2015-Apr 26, 2015 - A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angelina Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Joe Egg is a dark comedy that addresses every expectant parent’s deepest fears. Bri, a school teacher, and his wife, Sheila, have a 10-year-old spastic child named Josephine, who has been entirely dependent upon her parents since birth. Bri sees a hopeless future and hides behind irony and sarcasm to cope, while Sheila believes the child is her penance for a promiscuous past and hopefully looks for even the slightest hint at Josephine’s recovery. In the end, Bri and Sheila must decide how to confront the future: as a family, as a couple, or on their own.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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Apr 25, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - ICE SCULPTURES BY AFTER DARK ICE
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
After Dark Ice will be performing ice sculptures at 12pm & 6pm. Come enjoy family fun & great food!
12PM & 6PM
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Apr 25, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - 2015 ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
144th between Union & Halsted
, Riverdale, IL
708-596-6040
Plant trees and learn about tree care and maintenance. Bring work gloves, shovels (if possible) and wear closed-toe shoes.
11AM-1PM
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Apr 25, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - CHICAGO BLISS
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
800-653-8000
Women's Lingerie Football League
8PM
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Apr 25, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
Old Village Hall
14413 Beacon Avenue, 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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Apr 25, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - EARTH DAY
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Join us for a day set aside as a reminder to be good stewards of our planet every day. Activities include hikes, puppet shows, a craft and Earth Day Jeopardy!
10AM-3PM
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