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The Weekender: July 8th -10th in Chicago Southland

There is something to do for all interests this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking for concerts, family fun or outdoor events, you will find it Just Beyond the City Limits.


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Art


Saturday, July 9th
UNION STREET GALLERY ANNUAL "A LITTLE GARDEN ART WALK"
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights
(708) 754-2601
Walk through stunning gardens and watch artists create get-a-way pieces of art.
9AM-3PM

Ongoingacorns
ACORNS ON PARADE"
Oak Lawn Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue
(708) 636-4400
The Oak Lawn Arts Commission would like to invite you to the Village Green to view the first public art project called “Acorns on Parade”, which began July 5th. The giant painted acorns will be displayed together for two weeks and then will be installed around Oak Lawn in accordance to the wishes of the sponsors who purchased them. These iconic acorns are intended to “sow the seeds of the arts in Oak Lawn,” and will be iconic symbols of Oak Lawn for years to come.
Open 7 days a week

Concerts


Friday, July 8th - Sunday, July 10th
STEGER DAYS OF MUSICsteger days
Veterans Park
3501 Hopkins Avenue, Steger
(708) 754-3395
Steger Days of Music is a three-day family-friendly music festival located in Steger, Illinois. The event will feature craft and merchandise vendors, as well as a variety of food trucks and booths. There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy during the course of the festival. $20 for Saturday Music Headliner Joe Nichols.
F 6PM-12AM; Sa 2PM-12AM; Su 2-11PM

Saturday, July 9th - Sunday, July 10th
FRANKFORT BLUEGRASS ON THE GREEN FEST
Village Green
Oak & Kansas Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-6321
The Frankfort Bluegrass Fest is a FREE two day event for the whole family highlighting national touring and regional bluegrass bands performing this great style of acoustic American music. Vendors, kids activities, food and more.
Sa 10AM-10PM; Su 10AM-8PM

Saturday, July 9th
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
Tony Toni Tone * Eric Benet * Kenny Lattimore
Gates open 5PM; Showtime 6:30PM

Saturday, July 9th
BRANTLEY GILBERT
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
If your a fan of Country music then have we got a treat in store for you! As the amazing Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore & Colt Ford are all coming to Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre on Saturday! Brantley Gilbert is planning something very special indeed for his 2016 tour. His latest success was winning the ACM New Male Artist award. He has had a whopping eleven country chart entries, four of which have gone to number 1.
7PM

Saturday, July 9th
MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
Make your hair big, grab your best neon outfit and get ready to rock out with Dr. Feelgood and the 80's Babies, who will play all of your favorite 1980's hits. Food and beverages will be sold by some of your favorite Tinley Park establishments. Please keep in mind that Music in the Plaza is not a pet-friendly event.
7-10PM

Sunday, July 10thweezer-panic
WEEZER WITH PANIC AT THE DISCO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
How do you like your pop-rock, nerdy or with a Vaudevillian flair? Either way you're in for a treat as two legendary underdog bands, Weezer & Panic! At The Disco, join forces for a co-headlining stint that promises to be the tour of the summer!
7PM

Sunday, July 10th
OAK LAWN SUMMER CONCERTS ON THE GREEN: PEACH'S BEACH PARTY
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 499-7837
Summer Concert Series featuring Peach's Beach Party, a celebration of Jimmy Buffet and friends like the Beach Boys, Zac Brown Band, Bob Marley, Kenny Chesney and more! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments. Admission is Free. No pets allowed.
7-9:30PM

 

Car Shows


Friday, July 8th
CRUISING THE NIGHT AWAY
Phillips Chevrolet
17730 South Torrence Avenue, Lansing
(312) 745-3617
A meet and greet cruise night and show off your lights (vehicle) event. Awards will be given for best in show.
6PM-1AM



Eat, Drink & Be Happy!


Friday, July 8th - Saturday, July 9thFlossmoor 20th Anniversary
FLOSSMOOR STATION'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Flossmoor Station
1035 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor
(708) 957-2739
Join us under the lights on the Caboose deck, with a cookout, beer and ice cream social. Compete in the "Burrito that ate Flossmoor Contest" while you enjoy the Anniversary Ale Tapping that happens on Friday. Then come back again for the Saturday Night Lights.
7-10PM

Explore Nature


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SUMMER NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE
Plum Creek Nature Center through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
Start indoors to briefly learn what seasonal changes and other nature notes are happening in Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. Hike with a naturalist and take photos along the way. (Any camera smart phone through digital SLRs are allowed.) Please dress for the weather. Indoor facilities are accessible. Outdoor activities may take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Be prepared to hike at least 1 mile. Registration is required. Ages 16 or older. Free
8:30-10:30AM

Saturday, July 9th
KIDS' FEST
Wampum Lake
Thorton Lansing Road & Willigan Road, Thorton
(708) 386-4042
Enjoy fishing, hiking, canoeing, archery and other fun activities at this free outdoor extravaganza for kids of all ages. Presented in partnership with Fishin’ Buddies and the Youth Conservation Conference. Register at http://fishin-buddies.net/kidsfest.
10AM - 4PM

Saturday, July 9thfishing monee
FIRST TIME FISHING
Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
Learn the basic skills every angler should know: how to put together a pole, tie a knot, bait the hook and cast. Safety and ethics are also covered. Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience while fishing along the seawall during the second hour. Everything needed for the program, including bait, is provided. Shoreline fishing and paved trails are easily accessible. Registration is required. Ages 7 or older; $3/person.
5:30-7:30PM

Farmers Market


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Family Fun


Friday, July 8th
VETERANS' APPRECIATION PICNIC
Veterans Memorial Park
19101 Halsted Street, Glenwood
(708) 754-7900
This event is simply to honor the veterans of the 80th District. Come for conversation, food and BINGO. Veterans may bring one guest. Last year was a success. Veterans who attended last year have been calling to ask if we are having it again this year. We look forward to a great time!
11AM-1PManimal awareness

Sunday, July 10th
ANIMALS FOR AWARENESS
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 429-3800
Come check out the talking parrot, monitor lizard, large snake, tortoise, fennec fox, kinkajou, skunk, hedgehog and squirrel!
4-6PM


Learn Something New


Saturday, July 9th
TRIP TO A MILITARY MUSEUM
Crescent Jewelers
18049 Torrence Avenue, Lansing
(708) 335-3340
Dave Hilpp will take us on a tour of his collection of military memorabilia. We will divide into 2 groups. While one group is viewing the military items, the other group will tour the Lansing Historical Society Museum at the Lansing Library. After 45 minutes the groups will switch.
10AM-12PM

Saturday, July 9thjohn lane days
JOHN LANE DAYS
Sunny Lane Acres
16217 South Gougar Road, Lockport
(815) 342-2656
Celebrating the invention of the first steel plow on the original property. Period accurate displays and reenactments from 1833.
10AM-6PM

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 for Deals


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PARAGON LEATHER MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(800) 800-6034
New and used motorcycle parts, bikes, leather, novelties, custom bike show with trophy and cash awards, bike rodeo games, live bands, food and beer.
10AM - 4PM

Sports


Friday, July 8th - Sunday, July 10th
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS ATLANTA BRAVES
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago
(312) 674-1000
Let's Go! Go! Go! White Sox! Friday night is Country Music Night with US 99.5 broadcasting their afternoon show live with host, Mike Kasper and Back Country Road will be performing before the game at Gate 4. New Country hit-maker Chase Bryant will take the field just before the game for an Opry Circle Throwdown. Stop by the Country Music Night Party Shop in Section 159 when the gates open to the middle of the third inning to purchase your exclusive cowboy hats and other party wear. There will be fireworks after Friday's game. The first 20,000 fans on Saturday will receive a White Sox Cap, presented by The PrivateBank. Sunday is Family Day with balloonist, caricature artists, face painting and more.
F 7:10PM; Sa & Su 1:10PM

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