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Crowd Pleasers for Aug. 23, 2013

Frankie Knuckles will be part inaugural House Music Dance Party Aug. 24 Country Club Hills Theater.  |  File

Frankie Knuckles will be part of the inaugural House Music Dance Party on Aug. 24 at Country Club Hills Theater. | File photo

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Updated: September 24, 2013 6:12AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Suggestions include Frankie Knuckles 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

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 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-FLOSSMOOR PARK DISTRICT’S MOVIES IN OUR PARKS: (708) 957-7275 or (708) 957-0300: Co-sponsored by the villages of Homewood and Flossmoor and the Homewood and Flossmoor public libraries, this series will feature “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” at dusk Aug. 23 at Flossmoor Park, 2523 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor.

OAK LAWN’S FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES: (708) 499-7837. This series will wrap at dusk Aug. 23. Attendees should bring picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs and blankets. The film will be “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

TINLEY PARK’S MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Zabrocki Plaza in downtown Tinley Park, (708) 444-5678: Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be available for sale. Concerts in the series include Reckless at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and Cadillac Casanovas at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

WORTH DAYS: (708) 448-1181: This event will take place from 5 p.m.-midnight Aug. 23, noon-midnight Aug. 24 and 1-10:30 p.m. Aug. 25. There will be a children’s zone, a bingo tent, a free petting zoo, free pony rides, a classic car show, a parade and fireworks.

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: The inaugural House Music Dance Party featuring Melba Moore and Frankie Knuckles will kick off at 3 p.m. Aug. 24. Also, Kem will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 29.

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE: 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: Depeche Mode with Bat for Lashes will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Tickets are $29.50 for general-admission lawn or pit, $29.50-$119.50 for second pavilion or $59.50-$155 for first pavilion. Also, Honda Civic Tour featuring Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crange at 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Tickets are $35.50 for general-admission lawn, $35.50-$1125.50 for second pavilion or $40.50-$125.50 for first pavilion or $125.50 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 “BEFORE MIDNIGHT”: 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. 28. Rated R for nudity and adult language, the film runs for 1 hour and 49 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.

HATS OFF TO HOMEBREWERS COLLABORATIVE PARTY: Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago, (773) 779-2739: This fundraiser for the Beverly Arts Center will take place from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 27. Home brewers, fans of craft beers and people who enjoy barbecue and a brew can chat with Horse Thief Hollow brewer Dave Williams and Deschutes Brewery brewer Kyle Spencer, have food prepared by award-winning Chicago restaurateur and “MasterChef” judge Graham Elliot, live entertainment by Environmental Encroachment, a visit to Woody — Deschutes’s giant beer barrel on wheels, and beer tastings featuring exclusive brews including Deschutes’ Black Butte XXV. Admission is $10 and includes two beer tokens.

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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