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The Weekender: March 11th – 13th in Chicago Southland

Whether you’re in the mood for a show or celebrating Irish heritage, there is something to do for all interests this weekend Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Irish Celebrations!


Friday, March 11th - Sunday, March 13thIreland on parade
49TH EDITION OF IRELAND ON PARADE
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest
(708) 687-9323
Gaelic Park is proud to host this multi-generational tradition which is part of the ten-day celebration in honor of Ireland's patron Saint, Patrick.
5:30PM

Saturday, March 12th
ORLAND PARK IRISH MUSIC TROLLEYS
Throughout the Village of Orland Park
(708) 403-6150Orland Park Irish Trolleys
Orland Park's Irish Music Trolleys return for the third year with three trolleys providing FREE transportation among SIX Orland Park establishments celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy Irish entertainment at The Brass Tap Orland Park at 14225 95th Ave; Fatties Pub at 14420 John Humphrey Drive; The Irish Patriot at 9875 West 143rd St; Mackeys' Pub at 9400 West 143rd St; at Paddy B's of Orland Park at 11969 West 143rd St; and at Square Celt Ale House & Grill at 39 Orland Square Drive. The trolleys are free and offer a hop-on, hop-off route that does not require reservations. Sponsored by Mayor Dan McLaughlin and the participating restaurants.
4-10PM

Sunday, March 13th
DUELING PIANOS
J. J. Kelley's Restaurant & Pub
2455 Bernice Road, Lansing
(708) 243-7660
With thousands of songs at their fingertips, the Windy City Dueling Pianos can play it ALL! You request it...and they play it! Of course, there will be a heavy emphasis on Irish Songs.
2:30PM

Arts & Culture


Friday, March 11th - Sunday, March 13th
THE ADDAMS FAMILY!adams family
Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-2200
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family.
F & Sa 8PM; Su 3PM

Friday, March 11th
CHORAL FESTIVAL
South Suburban College Performing Arts Center
15800 South State Street, South Holland
(708) 596-2000 x2316
The annual SSC Choral Festival will showcase the performances of junior high, middle and high school choirs on Friday, March 11, 2016, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (performance times vary). Groups will work with the clinician Mark Downey. No charge for admission.
9AM

Friday, March 11th
BIG BAND SHOWDOWN! - MORAINE VALLEY JAZZ ENSEMBLE & JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE JAZZ BANDjazz-300x188
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

Friday, March 11th
STRING ORCHESTRA & SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT
South Suburban College Performing Arts Center
15800 South State Street, South Holland
(708) 596-2000 x2316
The Symphonic Band and String Orchestra, both under the direction of Rob Calhoon, present a concert that’s sure to please everyone. No charge for admission. Donations to music scholarship funds will be accepted.
7PM

Saturday, March 12th
FLIPSIDE: THE PATTI PAGE MUSICAL
Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hillsb2c flipside
(708) 974-5500
This musical celebration of Patti Page’s rise to stardom is winner of 18 National Awards at the Kennedy Center Honors. Flipside takes you on a well-conceived journey to 1965 in a place that used to be the KTUL Radio Station, featuring stunning costumes and delightful music. Written from interviews with Miss Page, the show features 28 of her greatest hits, including “Tennessee Waltz,” “(How Much is That) Doggie in the Window,” and “Mockingbird Hill.”
7:30PM

Eat! Eat! Eat!


Friday, March 11th
FRIDAY FISH FRY
Lansing Country Club
18600 Wentworth Avenue, Lansing
(708) 474-7550
Lansing Country Club's Friday Fish Fry. This weeks menu choices will consist of Fried Shrimp, Lake Perch, Catfish, and stuffed shrimp with crabmeat! Choice of potato and coleslaw will also be offered! Reservations are preferred and we look forward to seeing you all for our open to the public fish fry!
12PM

Learn Something New


Saturday, March 12th - Sunday, March 13th
HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
Palos Hills Community Center
8455 West 103rd Street, Palos Hills
(708) 430-4500
Information from local health care providers and health screenings will be available. Free event open to the public. Free raffle entry to everyone who attends.
9AM-1PM

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 11th 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 for Deals


Saturday, March 12th - Sunday, March 13th
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, March 13th
CHICAGOLAND PETROLEUM & ADVERTISING SHOW
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(815) 436-4733
Join the Gas Guys Promotions, Inc. for some of the best deals in vintage signs and gas products. There will be a home style breakfast and lunch made available.
8AM-1PM

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