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With over 800 Festivals & Events running year round, concerts that include the top touring musical acts, countless farmers markets and car shows in the Chicago Southland, the hard part isn’t deciding IF you should come but rather which event you ARE going to attend.

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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70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 28, 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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STEP BACK INTO A 1950s VALENTINE'S DAY EXHIBIT Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 27, 2019
1950s Park Forest House Museum
St. Mary's Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Vintage Valentines Day decorations including die-cuts, valentines, honeycombs. Classroom decorated for 1950s party. Colorful way to shake the gray days of February. Adults $5; 12 and under free
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
Visit Website $ c
NEW WORK - LYNN PETERS Feb 6, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
An exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynn Peters, professor of sculpture and ceramics at Moraine Valley, developed during her recent sabbatical. Lynn will talk about her new work and about her residency at the opening reception. Reception Feb 7th 10:30AM-12PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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MEET HARRIET BEECHER STOWE Feb 20, 2019
Flossmoor Public Library
1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-798-3600
This one-woman storytelling program relates the life and times of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Pre-registration is requested.
7-8PM
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THE LIFE STORY OF ANNE FRANK Feb 21, 2019
Flossmoor Public Library
1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-798-3600
Historian Jim Gibbons will present The Life Story of Anne Frank.
7-8PM
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AMERICAN GRIOT Feb 21, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
American Griot is an original play exploring the often overlooked history of early African Muslims forced into American slavery and the influence they had on what would become the American music genre known as the blues. Told through the lens of Mamadou, an 18th century griot (African storyteller musician), the audience is taken on a musical journey to the crossroads of Africa and America revealing the shared history of Islam and the blues on both continents.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
Visit Website $ c
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT Feb 22, 2019
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Does cabin fever have you itching for something to do? Join us for a fun-filled Bingo night! We will play a variety of fun bingo games for prizes and enjoy yummy snacks. $12 RESIDENT; $16 NONRESIDENT
6-8PM
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HIKE Feb 23, 2019
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
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 & 2PM
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TOT TIME SNEAK PREVIEW Feb 23, 2019
Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center Bandshell
8125 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Get a sneak preview of the excitement that awaits your child at Tot Time Preschool! Visit our classrooms and meet the staff. We will be there to give you a tour, answer your questions and help you with the forms.
10-11:30AM
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EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN RESIDENTS PANEL DISCUSSION Feb 24, 2019
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Moderated panel discussion with early African American Park Forest residents. Park Forest peacefully integrated in December 1959.
2:30PM
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MEXICAN FOLKLORE CLASSICS Feb 28, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Classes to learn Mexican dance, performance will be at Cinco De Mayo dance on May 4th
6PM
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AMERICAN GRIOT Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
American Griot is an original play exploring the often overlooked history of early African Muslims forced into American slavery and the influence they had on what would become the American music genre known as the blues. Told through the lens of Mamadou, an 18th century griot (African storyteller musician), the audience is taken on a musical journey to the crossroads of Africa and America revealing the shared history of Islam and the blues on both continents.
Th-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
Visit Website $ c
NEW WORK - LYNN PETERS Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 8, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
An exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynn Peters, professor of sculpture and ceramics at Moraine Valley, developed during her recent sabbatical. Lynn will talk about her new work and about her residency at the opening reception. Reception Feb 7th 10:30AM-12PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Mar 1, 2019 - Mar 30, 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
OAK FOREST FLEADH Mar 2, 2019
Cicero Avenue Corridor
151st to 159th on Cicero Avenue, 15536 Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-4600
The Oak Forest Fleadh includes customer appreciation parties, a 5K run/walk, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade and a pub and restaurant open house.
5K 8:30AM; Open Bike ride 10AM; Parade 11AM; Pub & Restaurant open house 5PM-3AM
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MORAINE CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS Mar 2, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
STEP BACK INTO A 1950s VALENTINE'S DAY EXHIBIT (W & SA) Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
1950s Park Forest House Museum
St. Mary's Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Vintage Valentines Day decorations including die-cuts, valentines, honeycombs. Classroom decorated for 1950s party. Colorful way to shake the gray days of February. Adults $5; 12 & under free
W & Sa 1-3:30PM; By appointment
Visit Website $ c
MORAINE VALLEY CONCERT BAND - BANDTASTIC! Mar 4, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents their 14th season with three themed concerts including an annual holiday concert, a celebration of masterworks for band from classic to contemporary, and salute to American themes and composers. The band is comprised of over 50 college students and adult community members who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
3pm
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SWITCHBACK - TRAVELING DOWN AN IRISH ROAD Mar 5, 2019
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Switchback is the award-winning duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack who draw on traditional Celtic music and original Americana songs that reflect their Irish heritage and Midwestern roots. Playing an exciting mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass, their harmonies have won them comparisons to famous duos, such as the Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, & Simon and Garfunkel.
11AM
Visit Website $ c
JAZZ CONCERT Mar 5, 2019
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000
SSC Jazz Combo playing hot jazz hits!
7PM
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MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - CELEBRATING THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK FT. KIMBERLY GORDON, VOCALIST Mar 8, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Swinging into their 22nd season, this 20-member big band explores a range of styles from the classic swing of Duke Ellington and Count Basie to soulful blues, burning Latin jazz and gritty funk. The band also features contemporary works by such composers as Bill Holman and Bob Florence and iconic vocal arrangements such as those performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
7:30PM
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RUTHIE FOSTER Mar 8, 2019
Freedom Hall
Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-747-0580
Ruthie Foster can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. The small rural town of Gause, TX had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse to itself. The worship services at her community church and influences like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin created the foundation of her vocal capabilities which is unable to be contained within a single genre. There’s no denying the power of Foster’s monstrous voice –Paste Magazine
7:30PM
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SPRING CONCERT Mar 8, 2019
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000
The SSC Voices, SSC Orchestra, Chamber String Ensemble, and Symphonic Band will be playing an evening of classical hits.
7PM
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ALMOST, MAINE Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights illuminate the sky, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this surprising midwinter night's dream. PG-13 APPROPRIATE $15/TICKET
2-5PM
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IRELAND ON PARADE Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
A week long celebration of the music and song of Ireland. Features Irish Step Dancing nightly with music provided by the Irish Musicians of Chicago
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DUBLIN'S IRISH TENORS AND THE CELTIC LADIES Mar 9, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Two superb Irish groups come together in one magical concert featuring wonderful harmonies and lifting melodies. Listen in amazement as these talented singers take you on a breathtaking musical journey covering Irish classics, opera, pop and jazz standards. Critics and audiences around the world agree that this is the show to see…Irish yes…but so much more.
7:30PM
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35TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
A showcase of this year’s talented students from 11 local high schools: Victor J. Andrew, Argo Community, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Alan B. Shepard, Chicago Christian, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Harold L. Richards, Evergreen Park Community, Oak Lawn Community and Reavis.
W-F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5PM
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ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: RUSSIAN ROMANTICS Mar 16, 2019
Trinity Christian College Ozinga Chapel
6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-481-7774
IPO features the works of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and the World Premiere work of the Composer In Residence. Tickets from $25.
7:30pm
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HEALTH MADNESS WEEK Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019
HCPD Community Center
2600 171st Street, Hazel Crest, IL
708-335-1500
The Hazel Crest Park District’s Health Madness Week will be held March 18th—22nd where we offer opportunities for the community to experience first-hand what we have to offer! We will have vendors on-hand Monday, Wednesday and Friday that will offer health screenings, free fitness and more! During this week only, Annual Memberships will be offered at a discounted rate! Mark your calendars and save the dates!
9AM-3PM
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