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Whether it is Snow Day Festival at the Plum Creek Nature Center in January, Irish Fest at Chicago’s Gaelic Park in May, any of our year round farmers markets or Lansing Autumn Fest in October, you won’t have to travel far to find family friendly activities for any age.

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Below are the next 30 upcoming Cultural events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

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$ Admission Fee
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f Fair, Carnival
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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Park Forest residents began arriving August 30, 1948. Incorporation was February 1, 1949. Displays and tours highlight the first five years of Park Forest. $5, 12 & UNDER FREE
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
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ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT Apr 22, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
This annual exhibition highlights the best work done by our students in their classes throughout the year. Works exhibited are drawings, paintings, photographs, and digital works.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM; Reception April 23rd 11AM-1PM
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ORLAND WOMEN'S NETWORK, OWN LUNCHEON Apr 25, 2019
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, Orland Women Networking (OWN) brings all women together of every community and business to support women’s successes achieved and projected. The OWN Committee works to empower professional women through dynamic speakers, inspiring events and networking opportunities. OWN mission statement: Growing, Empowering, Uplifting $45 before 4/15; $55 after
10AM-1:30PM
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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
7:30PM
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MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The juried selection of student work from Moraine Valley students shows the college’s emerging artistic talents. This exhibition features work from across many media, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and design. The atrium exhibition includes these student artworks, as well as designs for the exhibition poster and postcard competition. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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INDIEVISIBLE Apr 26, 2019
Visible Music College
3404 Lake Street, Lansing, IL
7PM
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LITTLE WOMEN Apr 26, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. To commemorate the event, Moraine Valley is proud to present a new adaptation of this beloved novel. Follow the March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – as they navigate the sometimes difficult passage from girlhood into womanhood. A classic in every sense of the word, Little Women has delighted generations of readers. Watch it come to life on the Moraine Valley stage!
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
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THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL Apr 27, 2019
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen handpicked singer Marc Martel to take on the lead vocals for their Queen tribute band known as The Queen Extravaganza. After over 160+ shows with them, Marc now brings his own Queen homage to the band in The Ultimate Queen Celebration. Sing along to 23 songs that these legendary artists made famous including Radio Gaga, Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, and more. Get ready to rock with the greatest Freddie Mercury voice on the planet.
8PM
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ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: FROM WIT TO WONDER, A MOZART CELEBRATION Apr 27, 2019
Trinity Christian College Ozinga Chapel
6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-481-7774
IPO features the works of Mozart and violinist, Robert Chen. Tickets from $25.
7:30PM
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MAPLD FANFEST Apr 27, 2019
Matteson Area Public Library District
801 School Avenue, Matteson, IL
708-748-4431
Join us in celebrating everything fandom at the library’s first ever comic convention, MAPLD FanFest! The day-long event will include cosplayers roaming the library as your favorite heroes and villains, with giveaways and raffles throughout the day. There will be programs for all ages and will include: various presenters and workshops, a cosplay and video game tournament, alongside fun and educational workshops. Over 20+ artists/vendors will showcase their products and art work.
10AM-4PM
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MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION May 1, 2019 - May 17, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The juried selection of student work from Moraine Valley students shows the college’s emerging artistic talents. This exhibition features work from across many media, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and design. The atrium exhibition includes these student artworks, as well as designs for the exhibition poster and postcard competition. The gallery exhibition will continue into the atrium
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBIT May 1, 2019 - May 22, 2019
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
This annual exhibition highlights the best work done by our students in their classes throughout the year. Works exhibited are drawings, paintings, photographs, and digital works.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM; Reception April 23rd 11AM-1PM
Visit Website c d
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Park Forest residents began arriving August 30, 1948. Incorporation was February 1, 1949. Displays and tours highlight the first five years of Park Forest. $5, 12 & UNDER FREE
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
Visit Website $ c
A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE May 2, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Author Rochelle Pennington will transport all to the good old days of the 1930s, 40s and 50s in this lighthearted presentation detailing everyday life.
6:30PM
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SPRING CONCERT: MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE May 3, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Moraine Valley is hosting their Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert!
7:30PM
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OPEN MIC May 3, 2019
Visible Music College
3404 Lake Street, Lansing, IL
7PM
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LOTTON ART GLASS SPRING OPEN HOUSE May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019
Lotton Art Glass Gallery & Studios
24760 South Country Lane, Crete, IL
708-672-1400
Experience the Thrill of watching magnificent works of art being created daily out of hot glass. Meet the famous Lotton family of artists in person. Tour the hot shop and gallery.
F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5PM
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LITTLE WOMEN May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. To commemorate the event, Moraine Valley is proud to present a new adaptation of this beloved novel. Follow the March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – as they navigate the sometimes difficult passage from girlhood into womanhood. A classic in every sense of the word, Little Women has delighted generations of readers. Watch it come to life on the Moraine Valley stage!
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
Visit Website $ c
CINCO DE MAYO May 4, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
$20 at the door; $15 before April 20th; 10 years and under free. Car show, Banda, Grupo, DJ, refreshments & food.
6-11PM
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AMERICAN ORIGINALS May 5, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents their 14th season with a salute to American themes and composers.
3PM
Visit Website $ c
MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ COMBO CONCERT May 7, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Join us for an evening of jazz at the Moraine Valley Fine & Performing Arts Center!
7PM
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MORAINE VALLEY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - SPRING CONCERT SPECTACULAR May 9, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The ensemble celebrates their 14th season with three dynamic, high-energy performances featuring music styles performed on marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, drum set, timpani, bongos, and more!
7:30-9:30PM
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BENCHES ON THE AVENUE May 9, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
This public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. This year's theme is Prized Page Turners.
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CONCERTS ON THE GREEN May 10, 2019
Fountain Hills Golf Course
12601 South Kedzie Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-388-4653
Come enjoy an evening out under the stars on the second Friday of each month from May through September while taking in live local bands.
6:30-9:30PM
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COMEDY IMPROV SHOW: ATTRACTING OPPOSITES May 11, 2019
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
You’ll enjoy these comedic actors’ satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and hilarious material. Every show will feature an all new comedy revue and, of course, improvisations from your suggestions. $9/person
7:30-9:30PM
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MOJO AND THE BAYOU GYPSIES May 11, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Pure Americana at its best! Mister Mojo is a wildly charismatic performer with international acclaim and fans across America.
7:30PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS May 15, 2019 - May 29, 2019
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great locally grown produce, food products and plants every Wednesday morning. LINK cards accepted.
W 7AM-1PM
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MANET: PAINTER OF MODERN LIFE May 16, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Art historian Jeff Mishur will present a lecture on the highlights of the artist Manet.
6:30PM
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COP ON TOP May 17, 2019
Dunkin Donuts
13101 Western Avenue, Blue Island, IL
708-385-8940
Robbins Police Dept. will be raising funds for the Illinois Special Olympics.
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NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV May 17, 2019
Cultural Arts Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-5000
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable afternoon of improvised comedy for families. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun! Age 18 & up.
8-10PM
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