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You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re interested in turkey-themed sports, exploring the outdoors or staying inside to see a show, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.

 

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Arts & Culture


Friday, November 18th - Sunday, November 20thphantom performers
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY THEATRE PRODUCTION OF PHANTOM (YESTIN/KOPIT)
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-2200
Phantom is a musical with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Arthur Kopit. Based on Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera. $23 for Adults and $22 for Seniors(60 & up)/Children(12 & under)
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM

Saturday, November 19th - Sunday, November 20th
BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
A hilarious 2-act comedy about Jeffrey, who gets into a tangle when his girlfriend and wife end up with identical handbags, and then the girlfriend's jailbird brother shows up to further complicate matters!
Sa 7PM; Su 3PM

Friday, November 18th
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

Friday, November 18th
ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL
Kindig Performing Arts Center at South Suburban College
15800 South State Street, South Holland
(708) 596-2000 x2316
While all concerts are free admission, donations to the Music Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated.
8AM-5PM

Saturday, November 19th
DISENCHANTED
Dorothy Menker Theater Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(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!
3PM & 7:30PM


Saturday, November 19th
ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Lincoln-Way West Performing Arts Center
21701 Gougar Road, New Lenox
(708) 481-7774
November brings conductor candidate finalist Alastair Willis to the IPO stage. Grammy-nominated Willis opens the program with vivid musical pictures from Borodin's 1880 work representing the Russian troops and the people of the steppe. American pianist William Wolfram then joins the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's famous first piano concerto, among the all-time favorites with audiences around the world. The evening continues with Bartok's dramatic Concerto for Orchestra, a dazzling orchestral showpiece that will display the IPO's virtuosity.
7:30PM

Saturday, November 19th
GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD: JESS GODWIN SINGS ELTON JOHN
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park
(708) 235-2222
Singer-songwriter and nationally-touring recording artist Jess Godwin (Find on 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. Kristin Chenoweth, Tony-Award Winner and Jess Godwin fan,  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

 

 

 

Eat, Drink & Laugh


Friday, November 18th
FALL WINE TASTINGharvest room wine
Founders Community Center
140 Oak Street, Frankfort
(815) 469-9400
Join us for an evening of good times, good friends and great wines. Let the experts teach you about the many varieties of wine and beer you will taste. There will be 50 different wines to sample and available to purchase that evening. This fee includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass. Pre-registration is required. NO REGISTRATION will be taken at the door. Space is limited, please register early. You must be 21 years or older to attend. Registration Deadline: November 16 or until filled. Fee: $15
8-11PM

Friday, November 18th
NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park
(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

 

 

Explore Nature


Friday, November 18th
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT (ADULTS ONLY)
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
(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

Saturday, November 19th
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center through the Forest Preserves of Cook County
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(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

Sunday, November 20thsettlers-day
44TH ANNUAL SETTLER'S DAY
Sand Ridge Nature Center through the Forest Preserves of Cook County
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Celebrate our heritage by stepping back into America's past. Don't miss costumed living history demonstrators, history hikes, crafts, an imaginary wagon train adventure and more!
10AM-3PM

 

 

 

 

 

Family Fun


Saturday, November 19th - Sunday, November 20th
WINTER WONDERLAND ICE RINKice rink orland park
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.
Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12-7PM

Saturday, November 19th
MOKENA CHRISTMAS FEST
Downtown Mokena & Various Locations
11244 Willowcrest Lane, Mokena
(708) 609-6238Christmas-Fest-LOGO
Children's workshop, lunch and pictures with Santa, Magician, lighted parade and family dance. Christmas Fest sponsored by the Mokena Chamber of Commerce. All day family fun!
11AM-11PM

Saturday, November 19th
DIAPER DASH
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park
(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

Saturday, November 19th
KIDS TURKEY TROT
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park
(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

 

 

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 13th 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


Friday, November 18th - Saturday, November 19thfetching market
FETCHING MARKETS AT THE CLUB
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 South State Street, Glenwood
(708) 753-2400
Fetching Market is hosting a Holiday Market on beautiful Glenwoodie Golf Club property. Shop unique handmade artisans and purveyors of vintage goods from across the Midwest.
Live Music - Al Broomhead, 2 Bukk Chukk, metropolly & Matthew Alexander
Local Fare - Porkchop & La Voute Bistro + Bar
Full cash bar - featuring local brews offered by the Glenwoodie Golf Club
You'll find upcycled & repurposed, painted pieces, handcrafted items, new and vintage fashion, jewelry, foodie delicacies, salvaged architecture, fine art, holiday items, lotions and potions, soaps & Essential oils, vintage and antique finds, garden and more! This is great for Thanksgiving hostess gifts, Christmas shopping, treasure hunting and just a lot of great fun! $5 admission
F 5-9PM; Sa 10AM-6PM

Saturday, November 19th - Sunday, November 20th
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

Friday, November 18th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

 

 

Sports


Saturday, November 19th
TURKEY TROT RACE
16700 South Haven Avenue
Orland Hills
(708) 349-7211
The Village of Orland Hills 1 Mile Junior and 5K Open Turkey Trot Race. Chip timing, awards, food and refreshments are included for both certified races. Sweatshirts are available while supplies last.
7:30AM-12PM

Saturday, November 19th
CHAMPION SPIRIT HOLIDAY CLASSIC
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 342-5485
Watch thrilling dancing at its best. Good luck to all of the dancers.
8AM

Sunday, November 20th
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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