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Crowd Pleasers for Oct. 25, 2013

Brian Cutean akQTN will perform Oct. 26 Listening Room Twisted Q Homewood.  |  Megan Mahony photo

Brian Cutean aka QTN will perform Oct. 26 at the Listening Room at the Twisted Q in Homewood. | Megan Mahony photo

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Updated: November 26, 2013 6:07AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Suggestions include Southland native Brian Cutean aka QTN at the Listening Room at Twisted Q in Homewood.

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.

PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE’S CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY: 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, (708) 709-3636: “Phantasmagoria: The Imaginations of Kathy Weaver, Sharon Bladholm and John A. Kurtz” runs to Oct. 31.

TALL GRASS ARTS ASSOCIATION GALLERY: 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, (708) 748-3377: “Signs, Symbols, Stories: Graphic Novel, Street and Graffiti-inspired Art” to Nov. 10. Officials said the display marks the first Midwest showing of original illustrations from “March: Book One” (Top Shelf Productions) by U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.

UNION STREET BEAT: OPEN MIC NIGHT: Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754-2601: This event from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 will close out the current exhibit “The Machine,” which features 34 artists from 15 states exhibiting 45 pieces of artwork that have to do with machines. The night of music, short stories and poetic voices will be led by fashion designer and Union Street Gallery board member Wendell Mosby. A donation of $5 is requested. Speakers, readers and performers should sign up at unionstreetart@gmail.com or by phone.

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: 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.”

1950S PARK FOREST HOUSE MUSEUM: 141 Forest Blvd. (at Fir Street), (708) 305-3308 (Mike Gans) or (708) 481-4252 (Jane Nicoll): “It’s Halloween” features vintage Halloween decorations such as Gurley Halloween candles, die-cut decorations and a boxed costume with mask through Nov. 2.

SHEDD AQUARIUM: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 939-2438: “Stingray Touch” 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

BRIAN CUTEAN AKA QTN: The Listening Room at Twisted Q, 2053 Ridge Road, Homewood, (708) 957-8899: The Southland native returns for an 8 p.m. concert on Oct. 26. Reservations are suggested and cost $8.

DUKE STREET KINGS FEATURING MICHAEL MCDERMOTT: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This concert featuring Bruce Springsteen hits will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets are $28, or $25 for center members.

LEA SALONGA: Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park, (708) 235-2222: The Tinley Park-Frankfort Rotary Club presents this concert featuring SamaSama Project at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets are $55 for front balcony, $75 for back main floor, $100 for front main floor and $180 for the VIP section.

PRO WRESTLING

RING OF HONOR WRESTLING: Frontier Park fieldhouse, 9807 Sayre Ave., Chicago Ridge, (215) 781-2500: “Glory By Honor XII” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and features champions vs. all-stars. The event will include a meet and greet autograph session prior to the show with multi-time women’s champion Lisa Marie Varon, formerly Tara in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Victoria in WWE. Tickets start at $20 for general admission.

THEATER

“INTO THE WOODS”: Moraine Valley Community College’s Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-4300: MVCC Academic Theater presents this show from Oct. 31-Nov. 3, with showtimes of 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. The show features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Tickets are $12, or $10 for seniors, students and staff.

MIKEY’S TRICK OR TREAT ADVENTURE: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This Jeannie McQueenie puppet production featuring original music performed live and audience participation will take place at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27. There are more tricks than treats when Mikey, trick-or-treating by himself for the first time, knocks on the doors of some unusual neighbors including a witch, a cowboy, a skeleton and a clown. Tickets are $11, or $9 for center members.

“MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT”: Morgan Park Academy Arts Center’s Baer Theatre, 2153 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 284-8497: This show will be staged at 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $20 for adults. Season subscribers save 20 percent with guaranteed reserved seats and the ability for the ticket exchange of each production. Group ticket discounts also are available.

VARIETY

AILEY II: Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park, (708) 235-2222: This dance troupe will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45.

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 featuring live organ accompaniment from Dennis Scott. This 1923 black-and-white silent film runs for 2 hours and 13 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.

GET SPOOKY: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: Halloween-inspired art activities, spooky stories and songs, a costume contest, a haunted theater, “Thriller” dance classes and more will be featured from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 27 at this free event for all ages.

SOUTHLAND MODEL RAILROAD SHOW: Richards High School, 10601 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, (708) 499-2550, Ext. 5096: This event will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27. The event will include model train displays and operating layouts, raffles and a children’s activities area. Proceeds from this event will benefit the school’s music programs including biennial trips to Disney World and the purchase of equipment and supplies at Richards.

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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