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The Weekender: August 12th – 14th in Chicago Southland

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great concerts, family fun, sports and so much more! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!



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Concerts


Friday, August 12thToby Keith in Tinley Park
TOBY KEITH INTERSTATES & TAILGATES TOUR
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Toby Keith's touring caravan, dubbed as the “Interstates & Tailgates Summer Tour”, is raring and ready to go! Expect nothing but a live, loud, and an effervescent party as Toby Keith is about to unleash a powerhouse performance. Come one, come all and join the bandwagon!
7PM

Friday, August 12th
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Fountain Hills Golf Course
12601 South Kedzie Avenue, Alsip
(708) 389-1003
The Band Rockin Fenderskirts will be featured at this year's outdoor concert series. Offering a wide variety of entertainment, this is the perfect event for the entire family. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the evening. The bar and restaurant will be open for business so please, no outside food or beverages.
7:30-9:30PM

Saturday, August 13th
MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Hickory Creek
LaPorte Road Access, LaPorte Road, east of Wolf Road, Mokena
(815) 727-8700
Enjoy a free evening of classic rock, disco, pop and funk music performed by the band Midlife Crisis. Concert capacity is limited. Call the Forest Preserve District of Will County at 815-727-8700 to register; a maximum of 10 tickets may be requested per registrant. Bring a cooler filled with snacks and beverages, and blankets and lawn chairs for seating in the preserve. Insect repellent is recommended.
6-9PM

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JOURNEY & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVE MASON
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Here to tour their 2016 "San Francisco Fest" which celebrates the bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound." Journey will be joined by drummer Steve Smith for the excursion, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998!
You can expect to hear all of their classic hit songs LIVE in concert for this very special night!
7PM

Saturday, August 13th
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
Enjoy the music of Patti Austin and Lalah Hathaway.
Gates open 5PM and concert starts 7PM

Explore Nature


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TRAIL SAFETY DAYS
Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve
Schoolhouse Road, north of Route 30, New Lenox
(815) 727-8700
Learn how to share and enjoy Forest Preserve District of Will County trails. Forest Preserve police will give safety tips and answer questions. Business partners will present activities and merchandise. Participants will receive giveaways. Registration is not required for this free, all-ages program.
10AM-1PM

 

Family Fun


Friday, August 12th
FLICK-N-FLOAT AT CENTENNIAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER
Centennial Park Aquatic Center
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 349-4FUN (4386)
Swim, float, splash and have a relaxing evening while watching “Minions” on the big screen. The concession stand will be open serving all your movie favorites. Children must be at least 12 years old to be left unattended. The movie begins at sundown. Flotation devices will be allowed in the zero depth pool, so make sure to bring your favorite floatie. The pool is staying open late (10PM) to let you and your family enjoy a cool show on a hot summer night!
Dusk

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SUMMER BEACH BLIZZARD BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT
Central Park & Pool
9400 South Kenton Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-5173
Our DJ will provide the tunes while you hula hoop, play in the snow pile, and make snow sculptures. Participants can head to the Ice Arena for Open Skate. Then participants can return to the pool to enjoy the movie “Surfs’ Up”! Admission is $10 for all activities. Admission to the pool is included.
6PM-Dusk

Friday, August 12th
MOVIE IN THE PARK
El Morro Park
155th & Arroyo Drive, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Bring your blanket or chair, kick back, relax and enjoy the show! Movies begin at dusk (8:00-8:30pm). Popcorn available to purchase! Featured Film is Disney Pixar's INSIDE OUT
Dusk

Saturday, August 13th
BACK ON THE BUS - A BACK TO SCHOOL EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 326-9170
This event offers vendor booths, back-to-school fashion show, face painting, balloon artists, photo booth, cooking demos, petting zoo, free gift bags to first 500 people and more!
9AM-2PM

Saturday, August 13th
CALUMET PARK COMMUNITY FEST 2016
Calumet Park Recreation Center
12426 Loomis, Calumet Park
(708) 389-0850
Join the Village of Calumet Park in celebrating community vendors and games for the kids.
Parade 9-11AM; Fest 11AM-7PM

Saturday, August 13th
FARM & BARN FESTFarm and Barn Fest Mokena
Main Park
10925 LaPorte Road, Mokena
(708) 390-2401
This unique event gives all ages the opportunity to see and experience farm life through entertaining demonstrations such as sheep shearing and blacksmithing as well as hands on experience of farming 10AM-5PM. Food vendors, music entertainment, dancing and old fashioned contests. The Flea Market will also be held in conjunction with the fest from 8AM-2PM and Country Concert from 5:30-11PM featuring “BRASS BUCKLE BAND” who offers a high energy stage show and extensive show list. Opening band, Jin & Tonic Trio will also provide a wide variety of music at the Country Concert.
10AM-11PM

Saturday, August 13th
LANSING CRUISE NIGHTS
Downtown Lansing
Ridge Road between Burnham & Wentworth, Lansing
(708) 832-4584
Come out to see some cruisin' classics. If you would like to show your car, just come to Ridge Road after 3PM and find a spot. No fee to enter your car.
6-10PM

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PICNIC AT THE LAKE
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights
(708) 361-1873
Lake Katherine is 25 years old! Join them at this fundraiser event to help celebrate and raise money for projects at Lake Katherine. They'll be marking this special occasion with a picnic, music and entertainment by the lake.
5-10PM

Sunday, August 14th
DJ JIMMY JAMZ
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 429-3800
Dance contests, great music & giveaways!
5-7PM

 

Farmers Markets


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Learn Something New


Saturday, August 13th
HISTORY OF GLENWOOD SCHOOL (FOR BOYS)
Hazel Crest Municipal Center
3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest
(708) 335-3340
Richard Batterham has been an administrator at the Glenwood School for many years. He will speak about the many changes that have occurred since its founding as a school for troubled boys.
10AM-12PM

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


Shopping


Friday, August 14th
OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET
Oak East Field
10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena
(708) 390-2401
The Flea Market will be held in conjunction with the Farm & Barn Fest. Spend a day selling and swapping. Concessions will be available.
8AM-2PM

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TIME TRAVELED COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW
Central Park Building Gymnasium
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Head out to the toy show and choose from the biggest selection of collectibles around! Admission fee: $1.00 (children under 6 are Free) You will receive a lot of great deals on toys that are coming back into popularity.
9AM-2PM

Sports


Friday, August 12th - Sunday, August 14th
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS VS. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood
(708) 489-2255
New for 2016 is the “Late Night Friday” presented by JULIE, Inc. where the ThunderBolts will have live music entertainment after the game! August 12th will feature Coax & Folks. Saturday is a big game celebrating "The King"! You won't want to miss Elvis Night featuring a pre-game concert at 4:30 pm by John Elvis Lyons. Standard Bank will also be giving out an Elvis themed item to the first 1,000 fans! It's also Church night, where all places of faith can get $5 advance tickets to this game. After every Sunday game the ThunderBolts will sign autographs and all fans are allowed on to the field to play catch in the outfield. As always kids run the bases after every non-fireworks home game sponsored by Andy’s Frozen Custard.
F 7:05PM; Sa 6:05PM; Su 5:05PM

Saturday, August 13th
PANDEMONIUM AT THE PARK
Centennial Park West in Colette Highlands
Park Station Boulevard & Somerglen Lane, Orland Park
(708) 430-7275
It’s another year of Pandemonium! Don’t miss Foam Hill, Bubble Pass, the Dog Crawl, Mud Mountain, Water Crossing and much, much more! Our Director of Obstacles is dreaming up more fun for 2016! Free slice of Beggar’s Pizza to all participants. Register early for best prices. Check it out at orlandpark.org/pandemonium. Be a part of the Pandemonium!
Check-in begins at 7AM

Saturday, August 13th
CHICAGO SOUTHLAND DRAGON BOAT FESTIVALMBDF_30
Cal-Sag Waterway at Fay's Point
Ashland & Broadway Avenues, Blue Island
(813) 569-1030
This inaugural dragon boat festival will include racing in 20-person dragon boats for any company/organization/schools. This is the fastest growing team water sport and fun for ALL ages. Spectators are welcome for free. More information about the event and how it came to the Chicago Southland can be read here.
9AM-3PM

Sunday, August 14th
CHICAGO FIRE VS. ORLANDO CITY SC
TOYOTA PARKchicago Fire
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
888-MLS-FIRE
Get ready to yell out, "COME ON YOU MEN IN RED!"
6PM

Sunday, August 14th
3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Lincoln-Way Central
1801 East Lincoln Highway, New Lenox
(815) 485-3584
This one-day double-elimination basketball tournament is open to men, women or mixed teams. Rosters will have a maximum of 6 players. Cash prizes will be awarded. Tournament games will start at 10:30AM. Further information including tournament schedule and rules will be emailed to all captains. $100 per Team
10:30AM

Theater


Friday, August 12th - Sunday, August 14th
COMMUNITY THEATRE PRODUCTION OF "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN"
Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-2200
Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Production of “Catch Me If You Can.” Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for seniors (60 and older) and children (12 and under).
F-Sa 8PM; Su 3PM

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