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The Weekender: April 29th – May 1st in Chicago Southland

This weekend, you can see a see a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show, maybe run a half marathon or eat, drink and be happy. There's always a lot of weekend fun Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Arts & Culture


Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 1st
MARY POPPINSMary Poppins
The Drama Group Bloom Theatre
101 West 10th Street, Chicago Heights
(708) 755-3444
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that anything can happen if you let it. Click here for a buy one, get one free coupon to The Drama Group.
7:30PM

Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 1st
BETRAYAL
John and Angeline Oremus Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500
Dealing with the “eternal triangle”—wife, husband and the wife’s lover—playwright Harold Pinter, with his customary inventiveness and subtlety, brings new insights to this timeless theme. Pinter shows us a betrayal can be a three-way street! The play has been a critical and popular international success.
7:30PM

Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 1st
SEUSSICALComing Soon - Seussical
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park
(708) 235-2222
Presented by Theatreworks and adapted from the Broadway musical, The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. Beloved classic characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous "think" ever save the day! Will the planet of Who survive?
2PM

Eat! Drink! Be Happy!


Friday, April 29th
PRE-DARK LORD DAYpredarklordday
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor
(708) 957-2739
A festival held annually for craft beer enthusiasts from all over the country featuring special beer tappings, beer trading, live music and great food. A special bottle release of BA Disco Wagon Sour Series #1 and #2 will begin at 5PM. Great fun is had by all! Click here for a free appetizer coupon.
4PM-12AM

Friday, April 29th
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

Saturday, April 30th
MOTHER'S DAY TEA IN PARIS
Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, MarkhamBlueberrian 2016
(708) 596-3366
Let's celebrate our Mothers with Tea in Paris. There will be food, games, prizes, fashion show, shopping, live entertainment and more. $15 fee ($1 daughter fee per paid Mother)
12-3PM

Sunday, May 1st
BLUEBERRIAN BLUEBERRY LAGER TAPPING
Granite City Food & Brewery
14035 South LaGrange Road, Orland Park
(708) 364-1212
Bring your growlers and some friends! Granite City Food & Brewery is tapping The Blueberrian! They'll have some fun games to play and awesome prizes to give out during the tapping party. See you at 4 p.m. in the bar!
4-6PM

Exercise


Saturday, April 30th
FRANKFORT HALF MARATHONfrankfort-half-marathon-600
Frankfort Old Plank Road Trail
24 West Elmwood, Frankfort
(708) 542-2852
The Frankfort Half Marathon will begin and end in the beautiful historic district of downtown Frankfort. The race will commence right outside the door of Running Excels on the Old Plank Trail and run westward. After 2.7 miles of running on the scenic, tree-lined Old Plank Trail, the racers will turn off into the Hickory Creek Forest Preserve. The rolling hills of the forest preserve will provide a picturesque tour for the runners as they reach the halfway and turn-around point in the race. The runners will then proceed back through the forest preserve and to the Old Plank Trail for their final journey towards the finish line and the post-race party on the Breidert Green.
7AM

Sunday, May 1st
SOUTHWEST HALF MARATHON & 10Kfirst midwest bank southwest half marathon
Palos Heights City Hall
Route 83 & 76th Avenue, Palos Heights
(708) 448-9200
Be a part of the 9th annual Southwest Half Marathon and enjoy one of the Midwest’s finest running events. From pre-race stretching led by experts from Palos Health and Fitness to a post-race celebration complete with live entertainment, the Southwest Half Marathon is “a true runner’s race” offering an extremely fast, flat course with chip timing, pace teams, 5-year group awards, cash prizes and commemorative medals for all finishers.
7:30AM

Explore Nature


Sunday, May 1st
PIONEER LIVINGPioneer Living
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Have you ever wondered what life was like 200 years ago? Visit our cabins and find out what Illinois’ pioneers experienced.
1:30PM

Sunday, May 1st
CANYON TOURS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
Sagawau Canyon will highlight the geology of Northeastern Illinois. Hike is over rough terrain and wading through a stream is necessary. Registration in person or by phone. No groups. Space is limited.
10AM

Farmers Markets


Saturday, April 30th
HOMEWOOD'S WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Irwin Park
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood
(708) 206-3393
The Village of Homewood is extending their Farmers Market into the winter and spring! Stop by for fresh baked goods, sauces, olive oils, salsas, and more! Last Saturday of each month.
9AM-12PMfrankfort country market

Sunday, May 1st
COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods and plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-2PM

Learn Something New


Saturday, April 30th
A SALUTE TO AVIATION'S PIONEER COLORFUL WOMEN - 75TH ANNIVERSARYBessie-Coleman-Collage
Lincoln Historic Cemetery
123rd & Kedzie Avenue, Alsip
(708) 359-8701
Let's salute the famous women in aviation history including Bessie Coleman, Janet H. Bragg and Willa B. Brown, who are all buried at the Lincoln Historic Cemetery. Admission is FREE with refreshments. This fantastic program will end with a traditional flyover of airplanes flown by members of the Chicago Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and the Chicago Area Pilots Association in a special salute to these pioneer African American women pilots, two of whom help to build and make possible the historic 1931 ROBBINS AIRPORT.
1PM

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 4th 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, April 29th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, April 30th - Sunday, May 1st
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

Sunday, May 1st
PARAGON LEATHER MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEETPeotone-Show-May-1st-2016-Text-for-Website
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
There will be vendors from all over selling new and used motorcycle parts for Harley-Davidson, Metric bikes, sports, antique or any hard to fine motorcycle parts. Buy-Sell-Trade, New & Used Motorcycle Parts, Bikes, Leather, Food and Beer. Admission is $7 / adult at the gate. Early Birds Admission available at 7 AM.
10AM-4PM

Sunday, May 1st
MEGA FLEA MARKET
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(708) 378-0102
Mega Flea Market is the perfect place to get rid of your unwanted treasures, or to find something really unique! Great food and live entertainment is part of the Market! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event.
Su 8AM-2PM

Sports


Saturday, April 30th
CHICAGO FIRE VS. D.C. UNITEDchicago Fire
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(773) 697-8699
The Fire return to action after a weekend off, Kennedy Igboananike scoring his third goal of the season last time out in a 2-1 loss to the Montréal Impact at Toyota Park on April 16th. United have won four consecutive games in the series, winning all three meetings between the teams a year ago, after going six matchups without a victory. When United won 1-0 on June 24th at TOYOTA PARK, it was their first win in Bridgeview since Aug. 29, 2009, going 0-2-4 there in between. More information can be found at the MLS Match Preview.
4PM

Sunday, May 1st
CHICAGO RED STARS VS. ORLANDO PRIDERed Stars
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(773) 697-8699
It's Sunday Night Futbol! Don't miss some of the best women's soccer players battling it out with over 50% off tickets $25 or less! Click the pic for details and share it around so your friends can join you, too! The first 1,500 attendees will receive a Chicago Red Stars Schedule Magnet.
6PM

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