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Crowd Pleasers for June 28, 2013

Doug E. Fresh will perform June 28 Country Club Hills Theater.  |  Getty Images file photo

Doug E. Fresh will perform June 28 at Country Club Hills Theater. | Getty Images file photo

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Updated: July 30, 2013 7:19AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include concerts at Country Club Hills Theater and First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.

ART

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 443-3600: Exhibits include “Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art” to Nov. 27, 2015.

Admission is free to Illinois residents from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S ROBERT F. DECAPRIO ART GALLERY: 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: “Gallery 2013 Juried Community Art Exhibition” will be exhibited to July 31.

PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE’S CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY: 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, (708) 709-3636: “Sapphire and Crystals” will be exhibited to July 10. The show features work by 13 artists from the Chicago African-American women’s cooperative Sapphire and Crystals. Exhibiting artists include Felicia Grant Preston, Shahar Caren Weaver, Rhonda Wheatley, Dorian Sylvain, Joyce Owens, Pearlie Taylor, Arlene Turner Crawford, Patricia Stewart, Rose Blouin, Renee Williams Jefferson, Juarez Hawkins, Shirley Sullivan and Shyvette Williams.

SALON ARTISTS GALLERY: 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 833-5108 or (708) 703-7806: “Here & Now Retrospective,” which features CouSandra Armstrong’s photography and Dennis Jennings’ paintings, will continue throughout June.

FESTIVALS

♦ Click on Events in SouthtownStar.com’s Entertainment section for the full Southland summer festivals listings.

BEECHER 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL: (708) 946-2261, villageofbeecher.org: This event will run from 6 p.m.-midnight July 3, 7 a.m.-midnight July 4, 6 p.m.-midnight July 5 and noon-midnight July 6. The fest will include a pet parade, carnival, Beecher Lions Club 5K run-walk, parade, fireworks, a bean-bag tournament and the Beecher Chamber of Commerce pork chop dinner. Entertainment will include Black Cadillac, Silhouettes, Maggie Speaks and Hat Guys.

CHICAGO HEIGHTS FIREWORKS DISPLAY SHOW: Bloom North Field, (708) 756-5300 (city of Chicago Heights): This event will take place at 7 p.m. July 3 and include a performance by the Walk-ins. All residents are welcome for the family fun.

EVERGREEN PARK’S DAY IN THE PARK: (708) 422-1551: This event will take place at noon June 29.

EVERGREEN PARK’S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: (708) 422-1551: This annual event will take place at 6:30 p.m. July 3 and include fireworks.

FRANKFORT’S CONCERTS ON THE GREEN: Breidert Green, Kansas and Oak streets, (815) 469-3356 (Frankfort Chamber of Commerce): This series will continue with Frankfort Brass Band and Joliet American Legion Band on June 30. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. In case of stormy weather, concerts will take place at the Frankfort Park District Founders Center, 140 Oak St.

HOMEWOOD’S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FAMILY FUN FEST: Parish of St. Joseph lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, (708) 206-3393: The parade at 11 a.m. July 4 will represent Homewood’s civic groups and businesses. The route will be south on Dixie Highway to Ridge Road, then east on Ridge Road to the Izaak Walton Preserve. Afterwards, there will be family activities and food.

MATTESON FAMILY DAYS: (708) 283-4900: The 29th annual event will take place June 28-29 and will include Radio Disney, Brooks Family Dynasty, a 3-point basketball contest, a climbing wall, Matteson’s Got Talent, Jeffrey Osborne and Freddie Jackson and an 8K with a portion of the proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House. Admission is $5 for adults per day and free for ages younger than 6.

MIDLOTHIAN’S VETERANS’ COMMITTEE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE: Grill’s True Value Hardware parking lot, 4751 147th St., (708) 813-0290 (Dave Twombly) or (708) 990-8368 (Sharon Doeden): This third annual event will step off at 11 a.m. June 29.

NEW LENOX’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: (815) 462-6400: This event will take place at 7 p.m. July 4.

NEW LENOX’S MOVIE NIGHTS: (815) 462-6400: This series will continue with “Babe” on July 3.

OAK FOREST’S OAK FEST: 159th Street and Central Avenue, Oak Forest, oakfest.com: This 26th annual event will take place from July 3-7 and include the car and bike show, the 5K Liberty Run, July 4 fireworks, a carnival and entertainment including Infinity, Bullwinkle, K.O. Bossy, April’s Reign, Chris Medina, Your Villain My Hero, Cruise Machine, CoverGurl, Hairbangers Ball, 13 Tikis, Billy’s Boys, the Walk-ins, Pamela Rose & Windy City Country, and Bella Cain.

TINLEY PARK’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Ave., (708) 342-4200: The Tinley Park-Park District’s annual celebration will take place from 4-9:30 p.m. July 4 with games for children, a penny carnival, entertainment and food. A grand finale fireworks extravaganza will take place at 9:15 p.m.

TINLEY PARK’S MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Zabrocki Plaza in downtown Tinley Park, (708) 444-5678: The series will continue with 80’s Enough at 7 p.m. June 29. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be available for sale.

MUSEUMS

ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: “Cosmic Wonder” recently opened. Other exhibits include “The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time,” “Our Solar System,” “Collecting Memories: The Webster Story,” “Planet Explorers” for families with ages 3-8, “Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass,” and “Shoot for the Moon.”

THE FIELD MUSEUM: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410: Exhibits include “Living with Wolves” to July 7, “Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux” to Sept. 8 and “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence”to Jan. 5.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: “Animal Inside Out” recently debuted and will run through Sept. 2. Other exhibits include “Science Storms,” “YOU! The Experience,” “The Great Train Story” and the Baby Chick Hatchery.

There also are daily live science demonstrations like the chemistry show “Bangs, Flashes and Fire.”

SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: “Stingray Touch” recently opened and runs to October. Other exhibits include “Jellies,” which has been extended through 2013, “Waters of the World,” “Caribbean Reef,” “Amazon Rising,” “Wild Reef” and the Polar Play Zone.

Attractions include the Shedd’s aquatic show.

PLAYING LIVE

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER: 4100 W. 183rd St. (box office), (708) 798-2616: Doug E. Fresh, Naughty By Nature and Slick Rick will perform at 7 p.m. June 28. Tickets are $20-$80.

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE: 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: The Q87.7 Piqniq is booked for 12:30 p.m. June 29. Tickets for this WKQX-FM (87.7) event are $20 for general-admission lawn, $20-$40 for second pavilion, $25-$40 for first pavilion and $81 for general-admission, standing-room-only pit at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.

THIS MUST BE THE BAND: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This Talking Heads tribute band will perform at 8 p.m. June 28. Tickets are $15, or $13 for center members.

Crowd Pleasers listings may be sent to jvirtusio@southtownstar.com with “Events” in the subject line.

Items must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the desired Friday print date in order to be considered for publication.

More events can be found at the website for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, cscvb.com.



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