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The Bourne Family Riverdale will sing traditional carols holiday classics crowd-pleasing originals during Home for Holidays Dec. 22 Beverly Arts

The Bourne Family, of Riverdale, will sing traditional carols, holiday classics and crowd-pleasing originals during Home for the Holidays on Dec. 22 at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

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Updated: January 21, 2014 6:11AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Suggestions include Home for the Holidays with the Bourne Family, of Riverdale, at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

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.

SALON ARTISTS GALLERY: 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 833-5108 or (708) 748-3946: “Eclectic Art & Holiday Sale” runs to Dec. 21. The artwork of Suzanne Dreher, Ginny Raftery and Wyll Mull is featured. There also are original one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists at the 22nd annual holiday art sale, which includes paintings, prints, photographs, cards, pottery, jewelry and woodwork.

UNION STREET GALLERY: 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754-2601: “Twelfth Month,” an exhibit and boutique, runs to Dec. 21.

MUSEUMS

ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: Exhibits include “Cosmic Wonder,” “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 “Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence” to Jan. 5.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY: 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (773) 684-1414: “Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light” is on display to Jan. 5. 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: 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

DAVE RUDOLF’S COMPLETELY CRACKED CHRISTMAS: The Listening Room at the Twisted Q, 2053 Ridge Road, Homewood, (708) 957-8899: This show at 8 p.m. Dec. 20-21 features Christmas parodies from Rudolf’s Christmas CDs and tropical Christmas tunes from his new CD “Tropical Christmas.” John Lawler, Ryan Rudolf, Rick Arial, the Three Wise Guys and more are slated to appear. Attendees should being canned food for needy families.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: A CELEBRATION OF FAMILY AND THE SONGS WE LOVE: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The Bourne Family, of Riverdale, will sing traditional carols, holiday classics and crowd-pleasing originals at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/523267.

VARIETY

CHRISTMAS AT THE BREWERY: Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., (708) 957-2739: From 4-8 p.m. Dec. 22, there will be free horse-drawn carriage rides for diners through downtown Flossmoor to see the holiday lights. Santa Claus and his sidekick Jingles will post for free pictures with children and listen to their secret wishes. Reservations are welcome but not necessary.

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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