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LOVE-ly Weekender: February 12th – 14th

You know that moment when you realize Valentine’s Day is on a weekend and you forgot to plan something? Use The Weekender to help. Whether you’re looking to warm up inside to see a show, celebrate your love of golf indoors or go for a brisk hike outdoors with your sweetheart, there is something to do for all interests Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Valentine's Weekend


Friday, February 12th
OAK FOREST PARK DISTRICT DADDY DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT
Arbor Park School
17301 Central Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 752-8132
A photographer (at an extra charge) is available to capture this night's memories. Each lady will receive an elegant corsage.
7-9PM

Saturday, February 13th
SWEETHEART NIGHT HIKE
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
(708) 839-6897
Sweethearts are invited to enjoy the nature center at their leisure. Hike a short trail, roast marshmallows, then warm up inside with refreshments. Ages 21 & up. Limit 40. $10 per couple. Register by 2/11
6:30-8:30PM

Sunday, February 14th
VALENTINE FAMILY FUN EVENT
Ice Arena
9320 South Kenton Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-5173
Bring your family, friend or sweetheart to this Valentine Open Skate. The DJ will provide music to enjoy your skating time. There will be raffles and a treat for everyone. Regular Open Skate fees apply.
1-2:30PM

Sports


Friday, February 12th - Sunday, February 14thTinley Park Golf Expo
TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 990-3779
2016 marks the fifth annual Tinley Park Golf Expo. The event is open to the public and provides the golf community with a fresh, exciting option for a winter golf show. The Expo will feature golf instruction and activities, information on golf courses and destinations, golf equipment and apparel.
F 12-7PM, Sa 9AM – 6pm, Su 9AM – 4PM

Arts & Culture


Friday, February 12th - Sunday, February 14th
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITgershwin
Oak Lawn Park District Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-2200
The Oak Lawn Park District Teen Theater production of Nice Work If You Can Get It.
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM

Friday, February 12th
CHICKEN DANCE-ARTSPOWER NATIONAL TOURING THEATRE
Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre
410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forestchicken-dance
(708) 747-0580
Based on the award winning book “Chicken Dance”, this musical for young audiences portrays the colorful story of Marge and Lola, two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! 2009 National Parenting Publications Gold Award and 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book.
7PM

Saturday, February 13th
THE ALL-STAR BLUES BASH
Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500
The best blues artists in the world give a high dose of southern-style soul blues, house-rocking blues, contemporary blues and genuine Chicago blues all rolled up into one awesome blues show that will be stuck in your memory forever. Bobby Rush headlines the All-Star Blues Bash bringing his Billboard R&B and Blues chart topping hits to highlight the bash. Joining the bash as co-headliner is Joe Louis Walker, who is without a doubt one of the most exciting and innovative artists gracing contemporary blues. Kicking things off is Chicago’s very own and Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Wayne Baker Brooks, bringing his distinctive contemporary style of Chicago Blues with a fully formed new vision that updates the sound of the blues without falling into the same tired blues-rock clichés. Joining this all-star lineup is rising blues star Shawn Holt, son of blues legend Magic Slim.
7:30PM

Saturday, February 13thjazzfestival2016
JAZZ FEST
South Suburban College Kindig Performing Arts Center
15800 South State Street, South Holland
(708) 596-2000 x2316
The SSC Jazz Festival is a one-day, non-competitive educational festival celebrating jazz and jazz education. Each band performs for and receives a performance clinic by the guest artists. The evening festival concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center and will feature performances by guest artists saxophonist Mark O’Connor and bassist Marlene Rosenberg and others.
9AM

Saturday, February 13th
EVERETT DEAN REMEMBERING THE KING A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS
Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conference CenterValentineShow2016
8800 West 159th Street, Orland Park
(708) 403-1757
Put on your blue suede shoes to see a Tribue to Elvis by Everett Dean. Also appearing are the "The Ultimate Show Band: Cat Sass" with a special guest performance by "Slick Willie" and his tribute to Buddy Holly. Admission is $20 per person and there is a 10% discount on groups of 10 or more. There will be a cash bar as well.
5PM Doors open; 6PM Showtime

Eat! Eat! Eat!


Friday, February 12th
FISH FRY FRIDAYS
Stony Creek Golf, Restaurant & Banquets
5850 West 103rd Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-2433
The all-you-can-eat buffet menu price includes freshly made England Clam Chowder, house salad, warm dinner rolls, homemade coleslaw, lightly seasoned and breaded fresh fish, homemade hush-puppies and baked potato with your choice of toppings.
4-8PM

Explore Nature


Saturday, February 13thbirch-birkie
BIRCH LEGGINS AND THE BIRKIE
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
Bring out your wooden skis and wool knickers. Learn the history of the Birkebeiner Ski Race and how it became the greatest ski race.
9AM-3PM

Saturday, February 13th
SAND RIDGE 101
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
What can you see and do at Sand Ridge Nature Center? Join a naturalist on a guided tour. Live animal presentation and cabin tour included.
1:30PM

Learn Something New


Saturday, February 13th - Sunday, February 14th
BEGINNER CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSONS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
Learn to ski with a professional instructor. Lessons cover the basic skills of flatland skiing and getting up and down easy hills. Ages 12 & up. First come, first serve. Limit 12. Reservations not accepted. Please arrive by 9AM for registration and equipment fitting. $20/person
9:30AM

Saturday, February 13th
SCOTTISH ONLINE GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Hazel Crest Municipal Center
3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest
(708) 335-3340
Plainfield librarian Tina Beaird will speak about what resources are available online when doing Scottish genealogy research. Refreshments will follow.
10AM-12PM

Ongoing
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: SELF MADE IN AMERICA
Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis
700 East Tri-State Tollway, South Holland
(708) 596-8300
Last year the exhibit, "Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America" came to the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis. The traveling exhibit was created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The exhibit features eight kiosks and covers Lincoln's childhood, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the 1860 Presidential election, the Civil War, the 214th Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation, his assassination and other important periods and events in his life. This is a temporary exhibit, so don't miss the opportunity to learn about a famous part of America's history!
Open 7 days a week

Poker


Friday, February 12th - Saturday, February 13th
CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(888) 715-4837
Come by TOYOTA PARK in Bridgeview for a Charity Poker Tournament. All events are open to the public. Must be 18+ to play. Live cash games start at 2PM and run all event long. If you have any questions contact them at (888) 715-4837 or info@chicagocharitablegames.com.
2PM-1AM

Shopping for Deals


Saturday, February 13th - Sunday, February 14th
SWAP-O-RAMA FLEA MARKET
The Great Hall at the Tri-State Swap-O-Rama
4350 West 129th Street, Alsip
(708) 344-7300
Chicagoland's most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices.
7AM-4PM

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