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The Weekender: July 29th – 31st in Chicago Southland

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



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Concerts


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MIRANDA LAMBERT, KIP MOORE & BROTHERS OSBORNE
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
With honors from the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards it's fair to say Miranda Lambert is the Queen of Contemporary Country! The feisty songstress will be joined on the road this summer by the phenomenally talented Kip Moore & Brothers Osborne for a night of quality music that you'll never forget!
7:30PM

Friday, July 29th
MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE - SWINGIN' SUMMER JAZZ!
Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500
The Moraine Valley Jazz Ensemble is a 20-member big band which 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 Frank Sinatra.
7:30PM

Saturday, July 30th
MORAINE CHORALE & CHAMBER SINGERS - 2016 PATRIOTIC CONCERT
Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500
The Moraine Chorale celebrates its 17th season performing 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

Saturday, July 30th5seonds
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER: SOUNDS LIVE FEELS LIVE TOUR
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
5 Seconds of Summer continues conquering the US this year on their Sounds Live Feels Live Tour! The rambunctious pop punk band comes to Tinley Park, IL for a night of fierce, fun music! Don’t miss out on what will be the show of the summer!
7:30PM

Saturday, July 30th
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
Enjoy the music of Keith Sweat and Silk.
Gates open 5PM and concert starts 7PM

Eat, Drink and Be Happy


Friday, July 29thfestival of the vine
FESTIVAL OF THE VINE
Sgt. Means Park
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields
(708) 481-7313
Enjoy listening to jazz music while sampling a variety of wine. There will also be local artists displaying their artwork. Admission includes 3 wine tastings. Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets. $15
7-11PM

Saturday, July 30th
HOMEWOOD HOP FEST
Irwin Community Center & Park
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood
(708) 957-6950
The Homewood Hop Fest will consist of one-afternoon session from 3-6:30PM (2PM entry for VIP Guests). It will offer an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Illinois and beyond. In addition to the sampling of craft beers, attendees can purchase food and enjoy live music and other craft beer-centric activities. Rain or Shine event. No refunds under any circumstances
3-6:30PM

Explore Nature


Friday, July 29thastronomy of camping
ASTRONOMY CAMPING
Plum Creek Nature Center through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
Camping! Stargazing! Fun! Food! For a small fee, we supply the food, fun, activities and campsites. All activities take place outdoors and hikes are on uneven, natural surfaces. Hike distance is approximately 1 mile. All ages; $10/person.
10AM

Friday, July 29th
KAYAK KOLLEGE
Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, MoneeKayak Kollage
(708) 534-8499
This workshop introduces participants to the sport of kayaking. Basic instruction and safety are covered on shore. Then, you'll head to the water to try out your new found skills. All equipment is provided, including life jackets. Water shoes or old gym shoes are recommended. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and consider bringing sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle. No previous experience is required. The launch area is easily accessible by a paved sidewalk from the parking lot. Ages 12 or older; $20/person/session. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration is required two days prior to each session date.
1-3PM or 6-8PM

 

Family Fun


Friday, July 29th - Sunday, July 31st
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, July 29th
TOUCH A TRUCK
Towne Square Park
8455 West 103rd Street, Palos Hills
(708) 430-4500
Bring the kids out and climb, touch and see all sorts of trucks and construction equipment. Enjoy special activities at this exciting FREE community event.
10AM-12PM

Friday, July 29th
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Commissioners Park
12600 Kedzie Avenue, Alsip
(708) 389-1003
Grab your lawn chairs, get the kids together and pack a few snacks for a movie under the stars. Feature film for Friday is Inside Out. There's not a bad seat in the park with the outdoor large screen! FREE
8-10PM

 

Farmers Markets


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Learn Something New


Saturday, July 30th
POLISH-AMERICAN GENEALOGY
Hazel Crest Municipal Center
3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest
(708) 335-3340
Author Jason Kruski will speak on Beginning Polish-American Genealogy with an emphasis on technology and its role in genealogical research.
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, July 31st
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Sports


Saturday, July 30th
CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER VS. FC KANSAS CITY
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(773) 697-8699
The Chicago Red Stars return home to Toyota Park to take on the FC Kansas City. In this match, the Red Stars will be led by 2015 National Women’s Soccer League Rookie of the Year Danielle Colaprico, Chicagoland natives Vanessa DiBernardo, Michelle Dalton and Casey Short as well as 2nd year forward Sofia Huerta. As with all Chicago Red Stars home matches, more than 50% of the tickets are $25 or less and PARKING IS FREE for all. Parking lots open at 4PM, gates open at 6PM and kick off is at 7PM.
7PM

Sunday, July 31stchicago Fire
CHICAGO FIRE VS. NEW YORK RED BULLS
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
888-MLS-FIRE
Get ready to yell out, "COME ON YOU MEN IN RED!"
6PM

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