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Updated: September 17, 2013 7:32AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include Mary Mary at Country Club Hills Theater.

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.

CHRISTOPHER TROUTMAN’S “SPLICED VIEWPOINTS”: Moraine Valley Community College’s Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: This show will continue to Sept. 5. A reception will take place from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 29 with an artist’s talk at 3 p.m.

PETER WILHELM’S “ABSTRACTS & ABSTRACTION”: Salon Artists Gallery, 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 833-5108 or (708) 703-7806: The August show, which will be on display to Aug. 30, is an exhibit of abstracts using unusual designs and materials.

FESTIVALS

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS’ BACK TO SCHOOL PARADE AND YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION: Country Club Hills Theater, 4200 W. 183rd St., (708) 798-2616: This event will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 17. The parade will travel east on 183rd Street between Cicero Avenue and Pulaski Road. Afterwards, there will be children’s rides, games, prizes, vendors, giveaways and a free hot dog lunch. There also will be a surprise concert on stage.

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 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.

HOMEWOOD’S DOG DAYS OF SUMMER: (708) 206-3393: This event will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 17-18.

OAK LAWN’S SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: (708) 499-7837. This series will wrap 7 p.m. Aug. 18 with CTA performing and fireworks. Attendees should bring picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs and blankets.

TINLEY PARK’S CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Bettenhausen Recreation Center band shell, 8125 W. 171st St., (708) 342-4200: Concerts in the series include the Arts Alive! Jazz Band at 6 p.m. Aug. 18.

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 “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: Mary Mary will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Also, Marvin Sapp will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 for a rescheduled date. All previous ticket-holders for the Sapp concert will have to purchase new tickets. If tickets from the originally scheduled show have not been refunded yet, one should contact the place of original purchase. Previous tickets will not be honored at the gate.

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE: 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival featuring Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction will kick off at 2 p.m. (doors) Aug. 22. Other performers include Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, New Politics, Middle Class Rut, Danko Jones and the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. Tickets are $20 for general-admission lawn, $20-$76.50 for second pavilion, $20-$84.75 for first pavilion or $84.75 for general-admission pit. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Rated PG, the film runs for 1 hour and 31 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, $5.50 for center members or $4 for students.

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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