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Over 15 Things To Do this Weekend

Enjoy winter at its finest by visiting Chicago Southland this weekend. Whether you’re interested in celebrating the holidays at the brewery, taking in a performance or exploring nature in winter, you will find it
Just Beyond the City Limits.

 

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Holiday Happenings


Christmas at the brewery

 

There are five Holiday Events this weekend and over 40 Holiday Events happening throughout December. Click here for more information and to grab your tickets for the Deck 'N' The Halls Holiday Party in Alsip, Brunch with Santa in Crest Hill, a Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Concert in New Lenox, Christmas at the Brewery in Flossmoor and so much more Holiday Cheer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts & Culture


Friday, December 16th - Sunday, December 18th
BEAUTY IS A BEAST
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
The spoiled Princess Beauty and her kind sister, Princess Honor come in conflict with one another over Nick, a strong peasant, and Prince Andre!
F 6PM; Sa 4:30PM; Su 2PM

Friday, December 16th - Sunday, December 18th
YOU'RE GIVING ME AGITA
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
A hilarious, farcical comedy about a 1930's gangster and his often confused gang of nitwits trying to go straight!
F 8:30PM; Sa 7PM; Su 4:30PM

Friday, December 16th - Sunday, December 18th
ALABAMA STORYAlabamaStory-FLYER
The Drama Group Studio Theatre
330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights
(708) 755-3444
This drama is a gentle children’s book with an apparently hidden message that 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

Friday, December 16th
CHARLES MATSON LUME | WHAT WAITS IS OFTEN DISGUISED (FOR WILLIAM STAFFORD)
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(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.”
9AM-4:30PM

 

 

Explore Nature


Saturday, December 17th
BROOKFIELD ZOO BIG YEAR BIRDING FIELD TRIP
Brookfield Zoo (South Gate)
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8475
Bird the grounds at Brookfield Zoo and along the Forest Preserve Nature Trail at Swan Lake. Contact team leader James at james.mckinney@czs.org or 708.688.8475. Trips last 2 hours.
8AM

Saturday, December 17thsnowshoe-16
SNOWSHOE TREKKING PLUS
Camp Sullivan through the Forest Preserves of Cook County
14630 Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 386-4042
There’s no better way to experience the Forest Preserves in winter than by snowshoe. Come out to these campgrounds (snow conditions permitting) and try snowshoes for free. Open to the public, no registration required. There must be at least 4″ of hard snow on the ground in order to snowshoe. Call the campground at 312-636-0041 for snow conditions. If there isn’t enough snow, everyone will still be outside with hikes, games, fire and other outdoor fun.
12-3PM

Sunday, December 18thsand ridge pioneer day
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 us on a guided tour that includes a live animal presentation and cabin tour.
1:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

Family Fun


Friday, December 16th - Sunday, December 18th
WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINK
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue at Fun Drive, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes. Warming house / skate rental hours are subject to change.
F 4-9PM; Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM

 

 

Learn Something New


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 27th 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

 

 

Shopping


Saturday, December 17th - Sunday, December 18th
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

You’ll want to explore all of the “SHOPPERTUNITIES” in Chicago Southland.

Friday, December 16th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

 

 

Sports


Sunday, December 18th
SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 423-1758
Sports Collectible Show. Sports cards, NASCAR, toys, comic books, collectible cards and other collectible items.
9AM-2PM

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