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The Weekender: April 1st – 3rd in Chicago Southland

Whether you wish to explore the arts, parks or shopping deals, there is something to do for all interests this weekend Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Sports


Saturday, April 2nd
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER VS PHILADELPHIA UNIONchicago Fire
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
888-MLS-FIRE
The Chicago Fire (0-1-2, 2 pts.) begin the second month of the 2016 MLS regular season campaign at 4 p.m. CT Saturday with a home test against a Philadelphia Union side (2-1-0, 6 pts.) that has taken the full six points from its last two outings. The match brings together two head coaches facing the teams they once played for; Chicago's Veljko Paunovic played the 2011 season for Philadelphia, while Philly's Jim Curtin was a mainstay on the Chicago Fire back line from 2001-07. Saturday's game is also $2 hot dogs.
4PM

Arts & Culture


Saturday, April 2nd - Sunday, April 3rd

EURYDICE BY SARAH RUHLEurydice_Web_767x340
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park
(708) 235-2222
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM

Saturday, April 2nd
ZAFIR: MUSICAL WINDS FROM NORTH AFRICA TO ANDALUCIA
Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500zafir
Simon Shaheen brings to life the Arab music of Al-Andalus and blends it with the ubiquitous art of flamenco in his newest program of instrumental and vocal music and dance. This program does not pretend to recreate the music of a bygone era, but rather to renew a relationship that began more than a thousand years ago. It reveals the commonalities of a music born in cultural centers of Iraq and Syria, blew like the wind (zafir) across the waters of the Mediterranean to Al-Andalus, blended with elements of Spanish music, and was brought back across the sea to North Africa where it flourished in the cities of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. This group of performers includes a core of musicians steeped in the art of Arab music led by virtuoso performer and composer Simon Shaheen. They are joined by the internationally acclaimed Tunisian singer Sonia M’Barek; flamenco vocalist/guitarist/pianist Juan Pérez Rodríguez; and Auxi Fernandez, a young, fiery dancer who complements the music with her sinuous arm movements and explosive footwork.
7:30PM

Sunday, April 3rd
JOHNNY RODGERS LEGENDS OF AMERICAN MUSIC
John and Angeline Oremus Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500
Savor the music of the South – Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley and more with piano man/singer Johnny Rodgers. A dynamic, unforgettable musical travelogue of the music that started in the south and then exploded internationally, featuring timeless classics such as “The Birth of the Blues,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “What a Wonderful World” and more!
2PM & 7:30PM

Expos


Saturday, April 2nd
DISCOVER TINLEY EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
The annual Discover Tinley Expo showcases the community's business and nonprofit organizations, as well as its government services. Visit Discover Tinley to learn more about what the Village of Tinley Park has to offer. This free event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.
10AM-3PM

Family Fun


Saturday, April 2nd - Sunday, April 3rd
PERK YOUR PARKS DAY
Sgt. Means Park
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields
(708) 481-7313
"Perk Your Parks Day" is dedicated to the beautification of our most popular parks! There will be staff at three of the main parks: Bicentennial Park, Sgt. Means Park and Tolentine Park with various tools, gloves and bags to use. So pick your favorite park and come help out cleaning up the park to make it just as beautiful as the day it was first established.
8-11AM

 

Learn Something New


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 4th 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

Nightlife


Saturday, April 2nd
GALAXY GALA CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER FOR CHILDREN'S MUSEUM IN OAK LAWNgalaxy gala
115 Bourbon Street
3359 West 115th Street, Merrionette Park
(708) 423-6709
Are you Feeling Lucky? Please join the Children's Museum in Oak Lawn for their annual Casino Night with casino games (for charity purposes), auctions, raffles, good food and so much more! This is a Star Wars theme and costumes are encouraged with contest later in the evening.
6-11PM

Saturday, April 2nd
EVENING OF BASKETS AND BUCKS
St. Laurence High School
5556 West 77th Street, Burbank
(708) 458-6900 x237
The Final Four Extravaganza includes areas dedicated to casino games, food and beverage service, a big raffle, craft-beer tasting and television viewing on jumbo 15-foot screens.
4PM-12AM

Shopping for Deals


Friday, April 1st
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, April 2nd - Sunday, April 3rd
HOUSE WARES SUPER SALEsertoma house sale
Old Dominicks' (127th & Ridgeland)
6401 West 127th Street, Palos Heights
(708) 730-6208
House wares Super Sale is for 2 days only! 50-90% off brand name house ware items received from the 2016 International Home + House wares Show. All proceeds benefit individuals with disabilities at Sertoma Centre.
10AM-5PM

Saturday, April 2nd - Sunday, April 3rd
SWAP-O-RAMA FLEA MARKET
The Great Hall at the Tri-State Swap-O-Rama
4350 West 129th Street, Alsip
(708) 344-7300
Chicagoland's most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices.
7AM-4PM

Sunday, April 3rd
MEGA FLEA MARKET
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(708) 378-0102
Mega Flea Market is the perfect place to get rid of your unwanted treasures, or to find something really unique! Great food and live entertainment is part of the Market! Come, bring your family and friends, and have fun! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event.
Su 8AM-2PM

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