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The Weekender: February 26th – 28th in Chicago Southland

You know that moment when you visit with family and friends over the weekend and someone asks, "So, what do you want to do?" Use The Weekender to help answer that question. Whether you’re looking to see a show or hike through history, there is something to do for all interests Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Arts & Culture


Friday, February 26th
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

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THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
John and Angeline Oremus Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500
A stranger with a secret walks into a pub on the wild western coast of Ireland. As his story unfolds, the people of the nearby village are drawn into his tale in this hilarious masterpiece, written by Ireland’s first great modern playwright. Since its first performance in 1907 (which caused riots in the streets of Dublin), the play has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, firmly establishing it as one of the great comedies of modern theater.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM

Friday, February 26th - Sunday, February 28th
BLEACHER BUMS
The Drama Group
Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights
(708) 755-3444
In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, die hard Cub fans root for their team. The group includes a rabid cheerleader, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio and does his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd and various other bleacher denizens. As the game proceeds, they bet among themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts or beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and occasionally, watch the game. WILL the Cubs blow it in the ninth inning? WILL the villainous Marvin clean up?
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM

Sunday, February 28th
AN AFTERNOON OF PAINTINGPicture1
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 South State Street, Glenwood
(708) 758-1212
Enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You'll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation on a 16x20 canvas. $30 per person - includes everything you need to create a beautiful piece of artwork. All supplies are provided. Appetizers will be served and we will have a cash bar. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
3PM

Expo


Sunday, February 28th
BUSINESS EXPO & HEALTH FAIR
The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena
(708) 479-2468
Come out to browse various local businesses and organizations. Whatever you need, you’ll find it here. Raffles, door prizes, demonstrations and various health checks will be a part of the event.

Explore Nature



Sunday, February 28th
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HIKEunderground-railroad-sand-ridge
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Join us to learn about Black History with an educational display and interactive history hike. An imaginary journey follows an Underground Railroad route used in Illinois in the mid-1800s.
11AM-3PM

Sunday, February 28th
ANIMAL ENCOUNTER
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
(708) 839-6897
Many animals call our nature center home. Meet one of these animals during a casual afternoon encounter.
1:30PM

Family Fun


Sunday, February 28th
SUNDAY AFTERNOON STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 598-8442
Sunday Afternoon Story Time featuring a story by Jan Brett along with a craft and an activity for the 3-6 year old. FREE
4-5PM

Learn Something New


Saturday, February 27th - Sunday, February 28th
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

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 228th 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 26th - Saturday, February 27th
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.
2PM-1AM

Shopping for Deals


Friday, February 26th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, February 27th - Sunday, February 28th
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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