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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 Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir 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.

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


BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS (W, SA) Apr 4, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
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LEND ME A TENOR Apr 21, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-342-4200
LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig is set in September 1934 is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company where world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, at the gala season opener. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this play is guaranteed to leave you teary eyed with laughter.
Sa 7PM; Su 3PM
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FRIENDS OF THE IPO RISING STAR COMPETITION & RECITAL Apr 22, 2018
Flossmoor Community Church
2218 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor, IL
708-481-7774
4:30PM
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FREE! EARTH DAY MOVIE MATINEE VANISHING OF THE BEES Apr 22, 2018
Homewood Science Center
18022 Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL
708-206-3369
Join us for a free EARTH DAY Movie Matinee! No need to register, just show up! Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.
4-6PM
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MORAINE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Apr 25, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The orchestra is comprised of student and community players of string, wind and percussion instruments. The ensemble performs a variety of orchestral literature from the Baroque to current times.
7:30-9:30PM
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MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION Apr 25, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
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 Community College 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 postcards competition. Reception: April 26, 2:30-4PM, Awards 3PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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SENIOR SPRING FLING Apr 27, 2018
Palos Hills Community Center
8455 West 103rd Street, Palos Hills, IL
708-430-4500
Call a friend or neighbor its time to shake off those Winter Blues at the Palos Hills Senior Spring Fling. Food, Music, Dancing, Bingo, Pickle Ball. Cost: $9.99
6-8PM
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RABBIT HOLE Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Becca and Howard Corbett have everything a family could want until unimaginable tragedy upends their happy world when their 4-year-old son, Danny, is killed in a road accident. Rabbit Hole opens eight months after the accident and is a bittersweet, rich and often funny journey through grief and a family’s struggle to get back to the business of living.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
Visit Website $ c
DISNEY'S HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME THE MUSICAL @ LWE Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Lincoln-way East Fine Arts Auditorium
201 Colorado, Frankfort, IL
815-464-4344
LWE presents the sweeping epic Disney musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame April 27, 28 @7pm and April 28 @1pm; April 29 @3pm. Tickets $10 at the door and at lwemusic.org.
F & Sa 7pm, Sa 1pm, Su 3pm
Visit Website $ c
WOMEN THRIVING FEARLESSLY EXPO Apr 28, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 College Parkway, Building M, Palos Hills, IL
866-443-6769
An expo featuring women speakers from the Chicago Cubs, WGN-TV, Fiverr.com and more. Designed to help women thrive in business & personal affairs. $10 at the door
10:30AM-4PM
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NATURE & ARTS FESTIVAL Apr 28, 2018
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Join us for a celebration of nature and the arts in the community. Enjoy a performance by Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, learn how to cook wild edibles, use natural elements in interior design, and discover the abundance of nature in Chicago with author and nature photographer Mike MacDonald. There will also be a story trail and nature based activities with art, writing and music and more for all ages.
11AM-3PM
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PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE SPRING STUDENT EXHIBIT Apr 30, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This exhibition features our graduating students, as well as exceptional work by other art students from the past year.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM
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GRADUATE STUDENTS EXHIBITION 2018 Apr 30, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works are presented from Professor Rinaldi's portfolio class of PSC graduating students. Each student is asked to choose his or her best work for exhibition. Students design both the postcard and exhibition poster. Reception: Wednesday May 2, 12-2PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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GRADUATE STUDENTS EXHIBITION 2018 May 1, 2018 - May 17, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
Works are presented from Professor Rinaldi's portfolio class of PSC graduating students. Each student is asked to choose his or her best work for exhibition. Students design both the postcard and exhibition poster. Reception: Wednesday May 2, 12-2PM
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 5-7PM
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PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE SPRING STUDENT EXHIBIT May 1, 2018 - May 17, 2018
Christopher Art Gallery
Prairie State College, 202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-709-3636
This exhibition features our graduating students, as well as exceptional work by other art students from the past year.
M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM
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MVCC JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION May 1, 2018 - May 18, 2018
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 Community College 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 postcards competition.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
Visit Website c d
BOOMER TOYS AND DOLLS (W, SA) May 2, 2018 - May 30, 2018
1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
Toys and dolls, several on loan, played with from the late 1940s into the mid-1960s will be on display, along with books about them.
W & Sa 1-3:30PM
Visit Website c d h
MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - SPRING JAZZ CONCERT FT. REGGIE THOMAS, PIANO May 4, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Swinging into their 21st season, this 20-member big band explores a wide 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 Nat King Cole.
7:30-9:30PM
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LOTTON ART GLASS SPRING OPEN HOUSE May 4, 2018 - May 5, 2018
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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RABBIT HOLE May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Becca and Howard Corbett have everything a family could want until unimaginable tragedy upends their happy world when their 4-year-old son, Danny, is killed in a road accident. Rabbit Hole opens eight months after the accident and is a bittersweet, rich and often funny journey through grief and a family’s struggle to get back to the business of living.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
Visit Website $ c
VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
The Drama Group
Milord Studio Theatre, 330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights, IL
708-755-3444
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM
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THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Becca and Howard Corbett have everything a family could want until unimaginable tragedy upends their happy world when their 4-year-old son, Danny, is killed in a road accident. Rabbit Hole opens eight months after the accident and is a bittersweet, rich and often funny journey through grief and a family’s struggle to get back to the business of living.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM
Visit Website $ c
MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - BROADWAY/POP/MOTION PICTURE SPECTACULAR! May 5, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Chorale performs five themed concerts, including Broadway music, patriotic, and holiday selections with a small chamber orchestra. The Chorale is a community-based choir with more than 60 members. The Chamber Singers is an ensemble featuring Moraine Valley students.
7:30PM
Visit Website $ c
CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA May 5, 2018
Georgios Banquets
8800 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL
708-403-1757
$75 per ticket includes: fajita buffet, margarita & tequila bar, 5 hour premium open bar, mariachi band OR $225 for 2 tickets (includes everything plus standard hotel room)
8PM-1AM
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EVENING UNDER THE STARS: MOTHER & SON DANCE May 5, 2018
City Hall
4200 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills, IL
708-798-2616
An evening of music and dance with your special guys. Win raffles, join in mother and son games with prizes for the winners. Yummy refreshments and desserts will be served
6-9PM
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MORAINE VALLEY CONCERT BAND - MUSIC FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES May 6, 2018
Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
The Moraine Valley Concert Band presents an afternoon concert with activities for children of all ages, including an instrument “petting zoo” where kids can take turns playing the various band instruments.
1PM - Instrument Petting Zoo; 3PM Performance
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ORCHESTRA & CHAMBER STRING ENSEMBLE CONCERT May 7, 2018
South Suburban College
Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
For more information or to confirm dates/time, call 708-596-2000 x2316
7PM
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STUDENT RECITAL May 8, 2018
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
Come enjoy the smooth jazz compilations of our SSC Jazz Orchestra and the hot vibes of the SSC Jazz Combo! Free
2PM
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JAZZ ORCHESTRA, JAZZ ENSEMBLE, & JAZZ COMBO CONCERT May 9, 2018
South Suburban College
Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL
708-596-2000 x2316
Come for an evening of vocal splendor from our SSC Voices and beautiful melodies from the SSC String Orchestra. Free
7PM
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DIY PALLET PAINT NIGHT May 9, 2018
Fountain Hills Golf Course
12601 South Kedzie Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-388-4653
Reservations required.
6-9PM
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