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The Weekender: August 19th –21st in Chicago Southland

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



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Arts & Culture


Friday, August 19th
BRUSHES AND BOTTLES
Sgt. Means Barn
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields
(708) 481-7313
Grab your friends for a fun night of painting and adult beverages! No artistic experience is required. You'll learn to paint wind chimes. BYO drinks & snacks. $35
6-9:30PM

Friday, August 19th
DANCING AT DUSK
Village Green
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park
(708) 671-3760
Join us for a beautiful evening of line dancing on the Village Green in Palos Park! Dee Ulrich will demonstrate different moves for line dancers as well as your favorites! Even if you are not a dancer, come out and enjoy the evening! Food, beverages and refillable light up tumbler will be available for purchase. (Event will be indoors if inclement weather)
5PM

Concerts


Friday, August 19th
COMCAST PRESENTS: SUMMER CONCERT AT MEMORIAL PARK
Memorial Park
212th Place & Tower Avenue, Matteson
(708) 441-4500
The Village’s final concert of the summer will feature award-winning guitarist Eric Mantel, the smooth sounds of the Cool School Band and soulful saxophone player Willie Patterson. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Food and beverages available for purchase.
6PM

Friday, August 19thsuburban cowboys
LOCKROCKS FREE CONCERT SERIES
Dellwood Park
Route 171 & Woods Drive, Lockport
(815) 838-3621
Come out and enjoy this free entertainment (featuring the band Suburban Cowboys) food and drinks!
7-11:30PM

Saturday, August 20thDarius Rucker
DARIUS RUCKER: THE GOOD FOR A GOOD TIME TOUR
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Darius Rucker, Dan + Shay & Michael Ray never ceases to amaze. Over the years, Rucker has attracted a diverse body of audience, running the gamut of rock, alternative pop, R&B, neo soul and country music. Yes, he has dabbled into all these genres, but he has definitely found a home in country.
7PM

Saturday, August 20th
MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
Enjoy music under the stars. Food and beverages are available. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Featured artist is Casey Muessigmann - contestant on 'The Voice' (country).
7-10PM

Saturday, August 20th
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
It's Country Club Hills Old School Funk Fest with the Ohio Players and the Best of the SOS Band.
5:45PM

Sunday, August 21st
GLENWOODIE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 South State Street, Glenwood
(708) 757-2318
Glenwoodie's annual Jazz and Blues Concert Series will kick off at the Glenwoodie Gazebo featuring the band Muzic Net. An outdoor concert with dancing for the whole family to enjoy. (Rain date: 8/28)
2-4:30PM

Sunday, August 21st
CONCERT IN THE PARK - 1976
Crescent Park
143rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Bring out the blankets, lawn chairs, a picnic and enjoy a musical journey of the 1970s as the band 1976 performs hits that shaped the era such as Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Queen and more.
6PM

Sunday, August 21st
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES - SPOKEN FOUR
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 499-7837
Come out to hear songs from the 50s to today's Top 40 list with the band Spoken Four! Come out for a night of F U N! Free Admission! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments!
7-9:30PM

Local FUNdraisers


Friday, August 19thPAWS fundraiser
HOT AUGUST NIGHT FUNDRAISER FOR LOVING PAWS
Homestead Barr
9306 Central Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 825-4122
Loving Paws is a 501c3 organization that cares for dogs of our deployed military personnel free of charge while they are serving our country. They also rescue dogs from different situations and help them find their furever family. The fund raiser will feature several local bands, food and the bar will feature drink specials.

 

Explore Nature


Saturday, August 20thhummingbird
HUMMINGBIRDS UP CLOSE
Plum Creek Nature Center through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
Learn about hummingbirds and see them at close range. Hummingbirds will be captured and banded by an Illinois licensed avian ecologist and bird expert. Participants will have an opportunity to adopt a hummingbird by donating $5 to the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders. The program may include a short hike on preserve trails over uneven terrain.
3-5PM

Saturday, August 20th
MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
No anglers, you’re not dreaming, we are keeping the gates open until midnight for a nighttime fishing opportunity. Fish are often more active at night when the waters are cooler. So let the kids stay up late and bring the family out to enjoy fishing under the stars. The parking lot is well lit and the shoreline is accessible; however, anglers are encouraged to bring a flashlight and bug repellant. The concessions building will be open. Shoreline fishing is accessible for participants. All ages. Free
7PM-12AM

Family Fun


Friday, August 19th - Sunday, August 21st
SWIMMING AT WHITE WATER CANYON WATER PARK
White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
Enjoy the lazy river, children's spray ground, zero depth pool and water slides! Daily Fees: Resident $8; Non-residents $14
12-8PM

Friday, August 19th - Saturday, August 20th
SUMMER NIGHTSsummer nights weekends at Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8355
Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine gardens, roaming entertainment, live music and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.
4-9PM

Friday, August 19th
MOVIES ON THE GREEN - JURASSIC WORLD
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 636-4400
Movies on the green is a free family event. Bring your blankets, chairs and refreshments. Movie starts at dusk (between 8-8:20)
Dusk

Saturday, August 20thHomewood Giant Block Party
HOMEWOOD'S GIANT BLOCK PARTY
Martin Avenue & Ridge Road, Homewood
(708) 798-3000
The Village of Homewood is throwing another BLOCK PARTY! Like a neighborhood block party, there will be fun activities, face painting and summer fare from Homewood restaurants! Fest goers will enjoy a full line-up of live music throughout the day. Show off your canine's distinctive qualities in the annual Pooch Parade. Judging categories include: Terrific Pet Tricks, Most Humorous and Best in Parade
11AM-9PM

Saturday, August 20th
LYNWOOD FEST
Liberty Park
3107 Glenwood Dyer Road, Lynwood
(708) 758-6101
Lynwood annual fest is for all to enjoy. It features food vendors, beer tent, kids games and a spectacular fireworks display.
3PM-2AM

Saturday, August 20threptile show
TRAVELING WORLD OF REPTILES
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 429-3800
Come see the 12 to 15 foot python, 3 to 5 foot alligator, 75lb tortoise, 4 foot iguana, 5 foot monitor lizard, tarantula and more!
4-6PM

Saturday, August 20th
AFTERNOON STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 598-8442
Saturday Morning Story Time with a story, craft and activity geared for the 3-6 year old children but all are invited. FREE.
11AM-12PM

Farmers Markets


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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

Shopping


Friday, August 19th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, August 20thOpen Market
OPEN MARKET
Old Sanfrantello's Parking Lot
127 West Main Street, Glenwood
(708) 757-2318
Village of Glenwood will host #OpenMarket. This is a flea market inspired event with food & shopping.SHOP ALL DAY, BUY ALL DAY!
7AM-3PM

Sunday, August 21st
SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 423-1758
Sports Cards, NASCAR, Toys, Comic Books, collectible cards and more.
9AM-1PM

Sports


Friday, August 19th - Sunday, August 21stSox Super Hero Night
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS OAKLAND A'S
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago
(312) 674-1000
Let's Go! Go! Go! White Sox! Super Hero Night at U.S. Cellular Field will be held on Friday, August 19th. Throw on the capes and masks as you root for the Sox. Watch out for The Hulk at the beginning as Lou Ferrigno will throw out the cermonial first pitch. Stop by the Super Hero Night Party Shop in Section 159 until the middle of the third inning to purchase and customize your own super hero cape and other party gear. Super Hereos from Wizard World Comic Con will be roaming around the park throughout the game, so be sure to grab a picture. The first 20,000 fans on Saturday receive a pair of White Sox socks. Sunday is Family Day with balloonist, caricature artists, face painting and more.
F 7:10PM; Sa 6:10PM; Su 1:10PM

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