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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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d Displays/Arts/Crafts
ag Agricultural/Food/Harvest
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$ Admission Fee
h Holiday Celebration
o Outdoor Activity
s Sports Event/Recreational
f Fair, Carnival
e Expo/Consumer Show
p Parade


STEP BACK INTO A 1950s CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
1950s Park Forest House Museum
St. Mary's Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Vintage Christmas includes Gurley Candles, a rotating Black Forest Green tree decorated in Mid-Century Modern ornaments. Decorations in every room. Nostalgic look at Christmas Past.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM or by appointment
Visit Website $ c h
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018
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
DANCING AT LUGHNASA Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
F & Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
Visit Website $ c
TEEN THEATER PRESENTS IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
It’s A Wonderful Life’ is a story about the saga of George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. $8
F 8:30PM; Sa 7PM; Su 4:30PM
Visit Website $ c o
CHILDREN'S THEATER PRESENTS YOUNG SHERLOCK Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Take a trip back in time to when young Sherlock Holmes was a student at Butterworth Academy. $8
F 6PM; Sa 4:30PM; Su 2PM
Visit Website $ c
WHITE CHRISTMAS WITH M-PACT Dec 15, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Imagine the smooth soul of Sam Smith, the percussive power of Stomp, the funk and groove of Bruno Mars, the sophisticated harmonies of Take 6, and the brass bite of the Michael Bublé Big Band… all created by the human voice alone! Hailed one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music... and what could be more perfect than m-pact for the holidays? You can't help but get in the holiday spirit! The holiday showcase will feature favorites like Do You Hear What I Hear; Away in a Manger; O Come, O Come Emmanuel and more.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
BEYOND THE NUTCRACKER Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018
Lincoln Way West High School
21701 Gougar Road, New Lenox, IL
312-725-4752
Ballet 5:8's twist on the classic holiday ballet is for the entire family: a magical adventure that leads to the story of the first Christmas. $10
2PM & 7PM
Visit Website $ c
FAMILY/KIDS NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Dec 31, 2018
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Family/Kids New Year’s Eve Party, reservations required – Adults $27.00, kids 12 and under $11.00
4-8pm
Visit Website $ c h
STEP BACK INTO A 1950s CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT Jan 2, 2019 - Jan 5, 2019
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Vintage Christmas includes Gurley Candles, a rotating Black Forest Green tree decorated in Mid-Century Modern ornaments. Decorations in every room. Nostalgic look at Christmas Past.
W & Sa 1-3:30 or by appointment
Visit Website $ c h
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARK FOREST, ILLINOIS EXHIBIT AND DISPLAY Jan 2, 2019 - Jan 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
MYSTERIOUS MYANMAR Jan 6, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Come along on this photo-rich adventure as we examine visa processes, regional safety, obstacles and solutions while traveling through this immensely rewarding Southeast Asian gem.
2PM
Visit Website c w
ROBERT F. DECAPRIO RETROSPECTIVE Jan 10, 2019 - Jan 31, 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 Robert F. DeCaprio Retrospective features a solo accolade to the artist’s passion for a life of art. Featured interests range from classic automobiles, European travel and architecture to graphic design. The collection of representational work shows the immense attention to detail and realism. Photography and comprehensive private travel journals will be shown as they provide insight to the artist’s eyes and creative mind. The exhibition will be featured in his commemorative gallery and will continue into the atrium. Reception: Jan. 18, 6:30-8PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITION Jan 11, 2019
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
Each student must select, memorize, and perform one monologue from a Shakespeare play. $3 ADMISSION
7PM
Visit Website $ c
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD Jan 12, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a Play For Young Audiences. Robin and his band of Merry Men go on bold adventures against the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham, and wins the heart of Maid Marian!
Sa11AM & 2PM EACH DAY
Visit Website $ c
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, THE WRONG STORY Jan 13, 2019
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 South 71st Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-448-1473
Author William Hazelgrove will discuss his nonfiction book about the real story of the Wright brothers and their quest to create the first flying machine.
2PM
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RECEPTION FOR DREAMING EXHIBIT Jan 16, 2019
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Reception for artists whose work is in Dreaming. Artists include Jim Waid, AZ; Clark Ellithorpe, Highland Park, IL; Teresa Pankratz, Chicago; Anne Hughes, Chicago area, and Reggie Coleman, Chicago area. Artists will be present.
11:30AM-2PM
Visit Website c d
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S THE SPECKLED BAND Jan 17, 2019
Flossmoor Public Library
1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-798-3600
Hear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s favorite Sherlock Holmes story told by his partner in crime, Dr. Watson. Performed by Megan Wells.
7-8PM
Visit Website c
COMEDY IMPROV SHOW OLD LANG SIGNS Jan 19, 2019
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
7083424200
You’ll enjoy these comedic actors’ satirical improvisations and sketches as well as humorous parodies and hilarious material. $9 ADMISSION
7:30-9:30pm
Visit Website $ c w
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Presented by Southland Area Theatre Ensemble. A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events. Witness the last seven days of Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot in the this 1970 rock opera.
2-5PM
Visit Website $ c
THE SECOND CITY HITS HOME Jan 26, 2019
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns with a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisation about Palos Hills and Moraine Valley Community College to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the arts center. Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from local history, events and hot-button issues to headlines from the Daily Southtown and the Glacier student newspaper, and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s most lauded alumni, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
ROBERT F. DECAPRIO RETROSPECTIVE Feb 1, 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 Robert F. DeCaprio Retrospective features a solo accolade to the artist’s passion for a life of art. Featured interests range from classic automobiles, European travel and architecture to graphic design. The collection of representational work shows the immense attention to detail and realism. Photography and comprehensive private travel journals will be shown as they provide insight to the artist’s eyes and creative mind. The exhibition will be featured in his commemorative gallery and will continue into the atrium. Reception: Jan. 18, 6:30-8PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
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
Visit Website $ c
CINDERELLA'S BALL Feb 2, 2019
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Join us for a night to remember as we re-create the royal ball. Ages 3 & up
4:30-7:30PM
Visit Website c
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
RECEPTION FOR IMPACT EXHIBITION Feb 6, 2019
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-7738
Reception for Impact, a social justice exhibition addressing the impact of climate change. Artists Brad Temkin (recent Guggenheim Fellow), Cydney Lewis, Chicago; and the Coral Project, works by Helen Dannelly (Chicago) and Sandy Miot, CA will be present to discuss their work.
11:30AM-2PM
Visit Website c d
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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BRIAN OWENS PRESENTS SOUL ROYALTY Feb 9, 2019
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
708-235-2222
Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as a vibrant soul signer, Brian Owens and his band Deacons of Soul bring heart and soul to your Valentine's celebration. Drawing inspiration from legends Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Marvin Gaye, this Ferguson-native, knows how to spread his love of soul music. $35/TICKET
8-10PM
Visit Website $ c
LINCOLN-WAY DINNER GALA - 25TH ANNIVERSARY Feb 9, 2019
Odyssey Country Club
19110 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
815-462-2976
25th Anniversary, black-tie optional, fundraiser generating funds via ticket sales, live & silent auctions; proceeds used for academic enhancements at all 3 high schools. $125 per attendee
6-11PM
Visit Website $ c
IPO PRESENTS: THE WORLD BEYOND, WHERE MUSIC AND NATURE MEET Feb 9, 2019
Trinity Christian College Ozinga Chapel
6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-481-7774
IPO features the works of Williams, Debussy, and Estacio. Tickets from $25.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
AFRICAN AMERICAN CEMETARIES Feb 9, 2019
Crete Public Library District
1177 North Main Street, Crete, IL
708-672-8017
Jim and Paula Hantak present stories and photos of the graves of Gene Baker, Emmett Till, Dred Scott, Augustus Tolton, and others. Pre-registration is requested.
1-2:30PM
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