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The Weekender: August 5th –7th in Chicago Southland

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, wine, beer, nature, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!



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Concerts


Friday, August 5th
ART OF RAPart of rap weekend concert in Tinley Park
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Calling all hiphop lovers! The Art of Rap Festival is coming: Public Enemy, Ice-T, Naughty By Nature and The Furious 5! A night of the illest MCs the world has ever known, all in one place, celebrating the Art of Rap! “Hip-hop is the most powerful and influential cultural movement since rock and roll,” said Ice-T in a statement. “A true art form that deserves respect.”
5:30PM

Saturday, August 6th
GWEN STEFANI: THIS IS WHAT THE TRUTH FEELS LIKE TOUR
Hollywood Casino AmphitheatreGwen Stefani weekend concert in Tinley Park, IL
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
The glamorous singer, songwriter, No Doubt front woman and "The Voice" vocal coach will be tearing up the stage in support of her recent album! Supporting the star will be former collaborator Eve, who had hits with Stefani on "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" and "Rich Girl"!
7PM

Saturday, August 6th
MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
Enjoy music under the stars. Food and beverages are available. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Featured band is 95th Street Band (brassy classic rock).
7-10PM

Sunday, August 7th
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
Enjoy "live" music in downtown Frankfort. No admission charge. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket for your enjoyment.
6:30PM

Sunday, August 7th
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - R GANG
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 499-7837
Come out to hear the R Gang! R-Gang is considered one of the best R&B bands in the Chicago area. Specializing in music from the Motown era into the 21st Century!
Come out for a night of F U N! Free Admission! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments!
7-9:30PM

Sunday, August 7th
RASCAL FLATTS: RHYTHM & ROOTS TOUR
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Rascal Flatts & Kelsea Ballerini are certain to bring cheers and thrills. With almost two decades of hit records and sold-out shows, the Rascal Flatts, is still a major crowd-drawer. Loyal fans keep coming back, as new generations of fans add up each year, forming one big happy Rascal Flatts fan club-family. With this, nothing is more apt to describe of what is to be expected in a Rascal Flatts concert – it's gonna be a riot!
7:30PM

Eat, Drink and Be Happy


Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
TASTE OF ORLAND PARK
Village CenterTaste of Orland Park weekend event
14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
The Taste of Orland Park is a three day summer event that draws nearly 40,000 attendees. The 13th annual Taste will showcase some of Orland Park’s finest restaurants and include live entertainment on two stages, Kids’ Day, a car show, Bingo, Orland Park’s Got Talent, country line dancing, community and sponsor booths and much more. There’s something for everyone at this annual summer favorite.
F 5-11PM; Sa 1-11PM; Su 1-9PM

Friday, August 5th
PAINT & SIP
Fountain Hills Golf Course
12601 South Kedzie Avenue, Alsip
(708) 389-1003
Join the very talented artist Kristin Sonntag from Kunsthaus for a fun night of artistic freedom, socialization, drinks and great menu items! All registered will receive one drink ticket, all supply needs and great instructions on how to make a masterpiece of your own as well as a work of art to take home with you! The bar and restaurant will be open for business, so come hungry!
7-10PM

Saturday, August 6th
LION'S CLUB BEEF & PORK ROAST
Firemen's Park
673 Penfield Street, Beecher
(708) 946-2261
Beef and pork sandwiches and dinners. Delicious food in the Park!
11AM-7PM

Saturday, August 6th
AMATEUR RIB COOK-OFF
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177
Taste a variety of ribs cooked on site by amateur contestants. Public tasting of ribs from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Registration is required for contestants. Event is co-sponsored by the Frankfort Area Jay Cee's and Frankfort Area Lions Club.
1-2:30PM

Saturday, August 6th
SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT THE BREWERY
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor
(708) 957-2739
Beer and Ice Cream Social on the Caboose Deck - Beat the Brewer Bag games. This fun event is every Saturday (Weather permitting).
7-10PM

Explore Nature


Saturday, August 6thkids fishing derby weekend event Monee, IL
KID'S FISHING DERBY
Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
Reel in some excitement during this shoreline fishing derby for kids ages 5-15. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. All participants get a goody bag and ice cream. Registration is required. Day-of registration begins at 7AM. Awards will be given out from 11AM to noon. Cost: $5 per person.
8-11AM

 

Family Fun


Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
WHITE WATER CANYON WATER PARK
White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
Enjoy the lazy river, children's spray ground, zero depth pool and water slides! Daily Fees: Resident $8; Non-residents $14
12-8PM

Friday, August 5th - Saturday, August 6th
SUMMER NIGHTSsummer nights weekends at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8355
Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine gardens, roaming entertainment, live music and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.
4-9PM

Friday, August 5th
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park
(708) 671-3760
Grab your lawn chairs, get the kids together and pack a few snacks for a movie under the stars. Feature film for Friday is Bolt. There's not a bad seat in the park with the outdoor large screen! Concessions will be available. This is a FREE event sponsored by Republic Bank.
Dusk (8-8:30PM)

Friday, August 5th
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 429-3800
Come join us every Friday at dusk (8pm) for our free Movie on the Green! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the outdoors with your whole family. Every Friday we will be featuring a different movie at dusk. This week's featured film: Wreck it Ralph
Dusk

Saturday, August 6thCardboard Boat Race family friendly event Crest Hill, IL
CARDBOARD BOAT RACE
Chaney Pool
410 Rose Street, Crest Hill
(815) 838-3621
Build a boat from cardboard & duct tape and paddle across the pool to win prizes. $10 Pre-Reg; $15 Day of event
10AM-2PM

Saturday, August 6th
HAZELNUT FESTIVAL AND PARADE
Hazel Crest Municipal Center
3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest
(708) 335-9600
The Parade step-off time is 11AM at 175th Street near Kedzie and ending at 171st on the Municipal Center grounds. The Parade concludes with the famous Hazelnut Festival. There are lots of activities, food, tournaments and music for all ages.
11:30AM-7PM

Saturday, August 6thcar show weekend event Lansing, IL
PHILLIPS CHEVROLET CAR SHOW
Phillips Chevrolet
17730 Torrence Avenue, Lansing
(708) 832-4584
Join us for a day of cars, fun and food.
3-9PM

Saturday, August 6th
DAVE RUDOLF'S BEACH PARTY
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 429-3800
Beach themed favorites and original kid's songs!
5-7PM

Farmers Markets


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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 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, August 5th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Sunday, August 5th
HAMFESTERS HAMFEST
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 258-9359
Fleamarket, commercial vendors, VE testing and computer stuff.
Gates open 6AM; Exhibition Hall opens 8AM

Sunday, August 5th
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! Come, bring your family and friends and have fun! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event. No market 8/14 & 8/21
Su 8AM-2PM

Sports


Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS BALTIMORE ORIOLESIllini Night at Chicago White Sox weekend game
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago
(312) 674-1000
Let's Go! Go! Go! White Sox! Ladies Night at U.S. Cellular Field will be held on Friday, August 5th when the White Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles. Round up your girlfriends and enjoy a night of baseball, relaxation, and a spectacular postgame fireworks show! Friday night is also Illini Night, which includes a game ticket, exclusive cap as well as early Batting Practice. The first 20,000 fans on Saturday receive a White Sox Retro Batting Practice Pullover. Sunday is Family Day with balloonist, caricature artists, face painting and more.
F 7:10PM; Sa 6:10PM; Su 1:10PM

Saturday, August 6th
CHICAGO BLISS VS ATLANTA STEAM
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(800) 653-8000
Women's Lingerie Football League
7PM

Theater


Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
COMMUNITY THEATRE PRODUCTION OF "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN"
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-2200
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Production of “Catch Me If You Can.” Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for seniors (60 and older) and children (12 and under).
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM

Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7thTheater weekend performance Chicago Heights, IL
DOGFIGHT
The Drama Group Studio Theatre
330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights
(708) 755-3444
It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM

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