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The Weekender: May 20th – 22nd in Chicago Southland

Fetch the train this weekend to find the perfect vintage piece for your house at Lansing's Fetching Market. After you choo-choo-choose your latest fetch, head over to see all things trains at Homewood's Rail Fest. Then dance and sing to Dierks Bentley "Train Travelin'" and celebrate that the OUTDOOR CONCERT SEASON HAS BEGUN! There are many reasons to hop on the train this weekend to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!



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Arts & Culture


Saturday, May 21st - Sunday, May 22ndLove the park fine arts fair
LOVE THE PARK FINE ARTS FAIR
Palos Park Metra Depot
123rd Street & 82nd Avenue, Palos Park
(708) 671-3760
Love The Park Fine Arts Fair features juried artists, wine from Cooper's Hawk, beer tasting with Granite City Food & Restaurant - Orland Park, music, a community art project to be displayed in the Village and food. Experience the Art and The Automobile on Saturday, to see how the auto industry has relied on art to design classic models.
10AM-6PM

Concerts


Saturday, May 21st
ARMED FORCES DAY CONCERT - SOUTHWEST CONCERT BAND
Crescent Park
143rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park
(708) 403-6115
A patriotic concert to pay tribute to the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.
2PM

Saturday, May 21st
GLENWOODIE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 South State Street, Glenwood
(708) 757-2318
The Village of Glenwood's Annual Concert Series will take place at the Glenwoodie Gazebo where "Jayme" will serenade everyone with his eclectic playlist for all ages to enjoy. Be sure to bring chairs and blankets!
2-4:30PM

Saturday, May 21stdierks bentley
DIERKS BENTLEY SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR 2016
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Are ya'll ready to get your summer rolling in style?! It's finally time to sing at the top your lungs along with Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, Cam & Tucker Beathard at Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre! Dierks Bentley is already brewing up a storm with his highly anticipated Black album (set to release May 27th). Dierks Bentley never disappoints with his effortless, energetic and full of life performances that keep fans returning back year after year to his groundbreaking annual dates. It's no wonder he is one of Country's biggest and well respected stars!
7PM

Sunday, May 22nd
YOUNG PRODIGY CONCERT
Cultural Center Exhibit Hall
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Two amazing rising stars, Masha Lakisove (violin) and Kimberly Han (piano), will dazzle the audience with their unbelievable talent. Both these remarkable young ladies are Illinois natives. They will leave the audience in awe with a performance that will not soon be forgotten. Tickets: $20 Adults / $10 Students
2-3:30PM

Eat, Drink and Laugh


Friday, May 20th - Saturday, May 21st
BEER, FOOD TRUCKS & MUSIC2015_Hailstorm_MG_7147
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
8060 186th Street, Tinley Park
(708) 247-3757
On Friday, Toasty Cheese Food Truck will be at Hailstorm Brewery at 5PM with live music by Mokena Mike. On Saturday, Rogue Curbside Kitchen Food Truck will pair well with live music by Pete Stillwell.
5-10PM

Friday, May 20th
JAZZ AT SIAM MARINA
Siam Marina
16846 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 407-8825
Fred Simon is a composer, arranger and pianist extraordinaire, who began his recording career with the Columbia label. His most recent release, Since Forever, is on the NAIM Label and the title song is included in the JAZZIZ compilation disk. No cover charge for those guests dining during the performance. Reservations HIGHLY recommended.
6:30-10:30PM

Friday, May 20th
NO LIMIT LAUGHS WITH THE ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV
Cultural Center
14760 Park Lane, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Time to ‘get your funny on’! Join the ‘No Limit Laughs’ Orland Park Comedy Improv players for an unforgettable night of improvised comedy. Each show is guaranteed to be a unique experience, as the audience’s suggestions fuel ‘off the cuff’ fun!
8-10PM

Saturday, May 21stfamous dave
FAMOUS DAVE'S PORKING LOT PARTY
Famous Dave's
15657 South Harlem Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 532-7850
Famous Dave's in Orland Park is celebrating their 14th Anniversary and your tastebuds will benefit! There will be games, music, prizes and plenty of BBQ! Free Whole Hog Sandwiches while supplies last.
12-4PM

Saturday, May 21st
MAIFEST
German-American Heritage Center
25249 South Center Road, Frankfort
(708) 636-3074
This wonderful old-world tradition has evolved from a farmer's celebration into a party where people celebrate the return of spring with good food, beer and music. Tickets are $10 / person and children under 18 are free.
Doors open 4PM; Music begins 5PM

Explore Nature


Friday, May 20th
BIRDING IN YOUR PRESERVES - MCLAUGHRY SPRINGS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
Some birds are specific to habitat type. Join a naturalist as they highlight different habitats by visiting a new preserve each week. Adults and interested teens. Registration required.
10AM

Friday, May 20thfrog monitoring
FROG MONITORING
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
(708) 839-6897
Assist a naturalist in the evening to survey for frogs. Ages 13 & up.
8-10PM

Saturday, May 21st
MORNING BIRD WALK
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
(708) 839-6897
Spring migrants are in the air! Take an early morning walk through various habitats in search of birds making their way north. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. No registration required.
7AM

Saturday, May 21st
SAGAWAU BIRD HIKESSagawau Bird Hike
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
Join a naturalist to observe birds at Sagawau. Learn to identify birds by field marks, behavior, sound and habitat. Binoculars available for loan.
7:30AM

Saturday, May 21st
EARTH DAY - ARBOR DAY
Konow Farm
16849 South Cedar Road, Homer GlenEarth Day
(708) 301-0632
Children's activities, crafts, petting zoo and pony rides. More than 80 exhibitors with information on energy solutions, natural products, eco-vehicles and animal presentations.
11AM-4PM

Saturday, May 21st
SPRING CONSTELLATION MYTHOLOGY
Little Red Schoolhouse
9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs
(708) 839-6897
Ever wonder what constellations are in the night sky? Their names and mythology will be revealed during an informative discussion. Ages 10+ with a limit of 25.
1:30PMcanyon-tour-spring16

Sunday, May 22nd
CANYON TOURS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
The Sagawau Canyon is the only natural exposure of bedrock in Cook County. Join naturalists for a hike down the canyon to learn how it was formed and what lives there. Be prepared to wade through the stream; footing is unstable.
10AM

Sunday, May 22ndwetlands
WETLANDS OF SAND RIDGE
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Take an hour-long journey to investigate three distinct wetlands: marsh, swamp and ephemeral/vernal. You'll examine their differences and discuss the wildlife that live in each. Dress for the weather.
1:30PM

Family Fun


Saturday, May 21st - Sunday, May 22nd
AFTERNOON STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 598-8442
Saturday Afternoon Story Time geared for the 3-6 year old children with a story, craft and activity. FREE.
Sa 2-3PM, Su 4-5PM

Saturday, May 21st
HOMEWOOD'S RAIL FESTrailfest
Homewood Flossmoor Park District Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood
(708) 798-3000
A day that rail enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy all things trains! Homewood has always embraced its rich rail history. Trains have always made their way through Homewood. Whether it was historic Illinois Central, Amtrak, Metra or Canadian National, all had a story to tell that resonates with rail enthusiasts. Families will be able to explore the intricate train layouts for all ages to enjoy. Kids will have fun participating in train crafts, decoding Hobo symbols and story time with Homewood's favorite train conductor. Rail fans will have the opportunity to meet with vendors to purchase one-of-a-kind collections of antique trains, model trains, train memorabilia and items associated with model railways.
9AM-3PM

Saturday, May 21stKISS-wide-button_180x70_2016
KIDS IDENTIFICATION & SAFETY SEAT EVENTS
Tollway Maintenance Site
12600 South Cicero Avenue, Alsip
(630) 241-6800 ext. 5009
Keep your kids safe this summer and get your free Kids ID cards and have some family fun at an Illinois Tollway K.I.S.S. event. At K.I.S.S. events, specially trained professionals take photographs and fingerprints of children 3 and older and gather vital information to include on ID cards that parents and caregivers can reference in an emergency (Neither Illinois State Police nor the Illinois Tollway keep this information in a database. Once the ID card is issued to the guardian, the information is deleted). Also, certified child passenger safety technicians check child safety seats and assist with proper installation.
10AM-2PM

Saturday, May 21st
PARK-A-PALOOZA
Heritage Park
1550 Sangamon Street, Crete
(708) 672-6969
Touch-A-Truck, an inflatable bounce house, obstacle courses, barrel train rides, community booths, big blue chair pictures, safe archery and it's FREE. Tie Dye your own shirt for $3.
12-4PM

Saturday, May 21st
SPRING FLING FOR BIG DREAMS FAMILY FUN FAIR
Jameson's Pub
9545 West Saint Francis Road, Frankfort
(815) 464-1265
Join us on May 21st for a family fun event inclusive of face painting, an inflatable bounce house, kids games as well as raffles, auctions and live entertainment. Music by Dan Evans and band! Dinner included with ticket. Kids activities are from 2-6PM. All proceeds benefit The Ivy League Before & After School and the Kids Fit Foundation. $20
2-10PM

Farmers Markets


Saturday, May 21st
CRETE'S EUROPEAN MARKET
Exchange & Main Streets, Crete
(708) 672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
8AM-1PM

Sunday, May 22ndfrankfort country market
COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods and plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-2PM

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, May 20th - Saturday, May 21st
FETCHING MARKET AT HISTORIC FORD HANGARFetching Market pic 2
Ford Hangar at the Lansing Municipal Airport
3250 Bob Malkas Drive, Lansing
(708) 895-9465
Vintage Pop-Up Market with Quality Vintage and Handcrafted Artisan Wares. Enjoy vintage shopping inside the historic Ford Hangar with amazing food and beverages. Read all about it here.
F 5-9PM; Sa 10AM-6PM

Friday, May 20th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, May 21st - Sunday, May 22nd
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

Saturday, May 21st
SECOND HAND TREASURES GIANT GARAGE SALE
White Water Canyon Parking Lot
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
One man's junk is another man's treasure! Stroll through our giant garage sale to find that perfect piece you've been searching for!
8:30AM-1:30PM

Sunday, May 22nd
TIME TRAVELED COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW
Central Park Building Gymnasium
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Step back in time during this toy show and choose from the biggest selection of collectibles around! Admission fee: $1.00 (children under 6 are Free)
9AM-2PM

Sports


Friday, May 20th - Sunday, May 22ndhomecoming_1vwrvfdh_idcyotqf
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 25TH ANNIVERSARY: HOMECOMING WEEKEND
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago
(312) 674-1000
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chicago White Sox Baseball at U.S. Cellular Field! White Sox greats who helped create iconic moments throughout the ballpark's history are scheduled to join the festivities throughout the series vs. the Royals, including 1993 American League Cy Young winner Jack "Black Jack" McDowell, seven-time All-Star outfielder Tim Raines, two-time All-Star closer Roberto Hernandez and fan-favorite center fielder Lance "One Dog" Johnson. Friday will have fireworks after the game. On Saturday, the first 20,000 fans ages 21 years old and older, will receive a commemorative collage featuring iconic moments from U.S. Cellular Field's history. Every Sunday is Family Day offering tickets as low as $15 in the Lower Level along with $10 parking. Entertainment includes children's running the bases after the game (weather permitting), face painters, balloonists, a caricature artist and magnet art!!
F 7:10PM; Sa & Su 1:10 PM

Saturday, May 21stchicago Fire
CHICAGO FIRE VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL
888-MLS-FIRE
Get ready to yell out, "COME ON YOU MEN IN RED!" The Dynamo haven’t won at Toyota Park since the 2009 season. The Fire have won three of the last six meetings in Bridgeview, with three draws, including a 2-1 win there Oct. 24, 2014 in the Dynamo’s last visit.

Sunday, May 22nd
SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 423-1758
The sports collectible show offers you the opportunity to trade, sell and buy sports cards, collectibles, NASCAR items and more.
9AM-1PM

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