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Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include Driving the Dixie in several suburbs, Throttle Fest Chicago at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, and Pro Championship Wrestling’s Dream Night XII in Midlothian.

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: An opening reception will take place from 6-9 p.m. June 14 for “Here & Now Retrospective,” which features CouSandra Armstrong’s photography and Dennis Jennings’ paintings. The exhibit will continue throughout June.

FESTIVALS

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

OAK LAWN’S FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES: (708) 499-7837. This series continues with “The Sandlot” on June 14, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” on July 12, “Toy Story 3” on July 26, “The Hunger Games” on Aug. 2, and “The Amazing Spider-Man” on Aug. 23. Screenings are at dusk. Attendees should bring picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs and blankets.

DRIVING THE DIXIE: Along Dixie Highway, drivingthedixie.com: Attendees can discover historic Dixie Highway in the scavenger-hunt-like event set for June 15. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. at the parking lot kitty-corner from Moraine Valley Community College in Blue Island on Western Avenue. The car hold will be at Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights. Attendees can see the towns of Blue Island, Posen, Markham, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Flossmoor, Chicago Heights, Steger, Crete, Beecher, Grant Park and Momence.

TINLEY PARK’S MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Zabrocki Plaza in downtown Tinley Park, (708) 444-5678: Juke Box Band will perform June 15. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be available for sale. Other concerts in the series include 80’s Enough at 7 p.m. June 29, Clean Slate at 7 p.m. July 13, the Walk-ins at 7 p.m. July 27, Lucky Town at 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Reckless at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and Cadillac Casanovas at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

NEW LENOX’S SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: (815) 462-6400: This series continues with Rock Orchestra on June 16, New Lenox Community Band and the Lincoln-Way Guitar Ensemble on July 14, and Jayme Doyle and Makena Hartlin on Aug. 11.

FRANKFORT’S CONCERTS ON THE GREEN: Breidert Green, Kansas and Oak streets, (815) 469-3356 (Frankfort Chamber of Commerce): Live music will be provided for no charge. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. The schedule includes Lisa McClowry & Thomas Linsk with Band on June 16, 1969 on June 23, Frankfort Brass Band and Joliet American Legion Band on June 30, HillBilly Rockstarz on July 7, R-Gang on July 14, Pete Oprisko on July 21 for Super Sunday, Gone 2 Paradise on July 28, the Meteors on Aug. 4, CTA on Aug. 11, Final Say on Aug. 18, and the Outcast Jazz Band on Aug. 25. In case of stormy weather, concerts will take place at the Frankfort Park District Founders Center, 140 Oak St.

MAIN STREET NIGHTS: Park Forest Village Green, Cunningham Drive and Main Street, (708) 748-2005: June 19’s installment will feature Sideswipe, a martial arts performance team, at 7 p.m. and Carla Prather and Company at 7:45 p.m.

NEW LENOX’S MOVIE NIGHTS: (815) 462-6400: This series will continue with “The Land Before Time” on June 19, “Stuart Little” on June 26, “Babe” on July 3, “Paranorman” on July 10, “Madagascar 3” on July 17, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on July 24, “Monsters vs. Aliens” on July 31, and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” on Aug. 3, “Peter Pan” on Aug. 14.

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

THROTTLE FEST CHICAGO: Toyota Park, 7000 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, (708) 594-7200: Billed as the Midwest’s biggest biker rally, this event will take place from June 20-23. The event will include the entire cast of truTV’s “Full Throttle Saloon.” Entertainment will include Vince Neil with Pop Evil, the Last Vegas and Wayland on June 21 and Jackyl with Nigel Dupree and American Motherload on June 22.

THEATER

“THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This Neil Simon musical, which is based on the real-life love story of Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 14-15 and 3:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets are $23, or $22 for center members.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “TO THE WONDER”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. June 19. Rated R for brief nudity, the movie runs for 1 hour and 52 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.

FIRST SON WITH KEITH KOENEMAN: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: Andy Shaw, journalist and president of the Better Government Association; Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation; and Cliff Kelley, WVON-AM (1690) personality and former alderman, will join the namesake author and moderator Penny Golden for a panel discussion about “First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley” (University Of Chicago Press) at 7:30 p.m. June 20. Copies of Koeneman’s book will be available for purchase on-site while the author conducts a book signing. Tickets are $10.

FORE ART GOLF OUTING: Ridge Country Club, 10522 S. California Ave., Chicago, (773) 238-9400: This fifth annual fundraiser for the Beverly Arts Center on June 17 will include hole contests, a putting contest and a raffle. Golfers and guests also can enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment.

PRO CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING’S DREAM NIGHT XII: Don Preston Recreation Center, 14500 S. Kostner Ave., Midlothian, pcwwrestling.net: This June 15 event will feature former WWE star Rikishi, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling star Miss Tessmacher and former World Championship Wrestling star Scott Hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a bell time of 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the event. There will be separate prices for autographs and photos with the featured guests.

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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