Crowd Pleasers for July 27, 2012
July 25, 2012 3:57PM
Holly Simon (left), executive director of I Am Who I Am, recently delivered the organization's first gifts of baby blankets to Michelle Shine Dignan, Little Company of Mary Hospital perinatal clinical nurse specialist and business manager.
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Updated: August 28, 2012 6:10AM
Here is a look at upcoming events in the area.
Crowd Pleasers include I Am Who I Am’s fundraiser Putting for a Purpose miniature golf outing in Oak Lawn.
I Am Who I Am, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the families of children with Down syndrome through celebration and awareness, will host Putting for a Purpose, an all-family miniature golf outing.
The July 28 event will take place from 4-7 p.m. at Stony Creek Golf Course, 5850 W. 103rd St. Oak Lawn, rain or shine.
Putting for a Purpose will include 18 holes of mini golf, golf contests with prizes, food and beverages and entertainment.
Designed with families in mind, all activities will be child-friendly.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children, and available in advance at Lil’s Dietary Shop, 2738 W. 111th St., Chicago.
I Am Who I Am, which is based in the Beverly and Morgan Park communities of the city, recently was founded to provide education and awareness about Down syndrome.
The organization’s mission also includes celebrating everyone’s individuality through a traveling photo exhibit, speaking engagements and outreach to families with members who have Down syndrome.
Information: Holly Simon, executive director, (773) 547-3300 or iam-whoiam.com.
MORE CROWD PLEASERS
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 443-3600: “Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective” will be on display to Sept. 3. *** Admission is free to Illinois residents on the first and second Wednesdays of the month.
MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S ROBERT F. DECAPRIO ART GALLERY: 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 608-4231: “Gallery 2012 Juried Community Art Exhibition” will be on exhibit to Aug. 2. Cortney Lederer is the juror for the show.
RIDDLES COMEDY CLUB: 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, (708) 422-5055: Tim Walkoe will perform two shows each on July 27-28.
ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: “The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time” recently debuted.
CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, (312) 527-1000: “Circus Zirkus: Where You’re the Star of the Show!” runs to Aug. 12.
THE FIELD MUSEUM: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-9410: “Genghis Khan” is on display through Sept. 3.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibit,” which features an interactive experience culled from the Discovery Channel TV show “MythBusters,” is on display through Sept. 3.
SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: Exhibits include “Jellies,” which was recently extended through 2013.
“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”: Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 935-6100: Recently extended through Sept. 2, the show is inspired by the auspicious twist of fate that brought together musicians Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at the Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis, Tenn. The show runs Wednesdays-Sundays.
“PINKALICIOUS — THE MUSICAL”: Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut Ave., Chicago, (800) 775-2000: Recently extended through Aug. 5, this production of the hit musical is based on the popular book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. The Emerald City Theatre show is best for ages 3 and older.
“ROCK OF AGES”: Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut Ave., Chicago, (800) 775-2000: Running to Aug. 5, this worldwide party musical features a mix of 28 rockin’ 1980s tunes including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.” In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city rocker in Los Angeles’ most-famous rock club, and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the ’80s. The five-time 2009 Tony nominee show is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing and face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. “Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on,” officials said.
BACINEMA SCREENING OF “YOUR SISTER’S SISTER”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Rated R, the film runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.
“CIRQUE SHANGHAI’S YEAR OF THE DRAGON”: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, (800) 745-3000 (tickets): This show will run to Sept. 3. “After a successful run on Broadway, Cirque Shanghai returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier this summer with a magnificent new show, ‘Year of the Dragon,’ ” officials said. “ ‘Year of the Dragon’ is a spectacle for audiences of all ages, featuring performers direct from China who are leaders in their craft of tumbling, juggling, balancing and more. China’s finest daredevil motorcycle troupe, Imperial Thunder, returns with not two, not four but five motorcyclists riding at breakneck speed within a steel globe, more than ever before in this death-defying feat.”
“XTREME BUGS”: Brookfield Zoo, 31st Street and First Avenue, Brookfield, (708) 688-8000. Featuring large animatronic bugs, this exhibit will run to Sept. 7. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 3-11 in addition to general admission of $15 for adults and $10.50 for children. Parking is $10.
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More events can be found at the website for Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, cscvb.com.