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(Standing from left) Maddie Bouck SiavnRespress Katie Wletzler Grace Boyd (middle from left) Elizabeth Wietzler Jean Vanier with Alice puppet

(Standing, from left) Maddie Bouck, Siavna Respress, Katie Wletzler, Grace Boyd, (middle, from left) Elizabeth Wietzler, Jean Vanier with Alice puppet, Faye Bouck, (front, from left) Reese Losieczka, Allie Dumas and Isabella Boyd star in "Alice in Wonderland" on April 28 at the Beverly Arts Center.

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Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include “Alice in Wonderland” at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago.

ART

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, (312) 443-3600: “Picasso and Chicago” is on display to May 12.

Other exhibits include “Irving Penn: Underfoot” to May 12, “When Collecting Was New: Photographs from the Robert A. Taub Collection” to May 12, and “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.

BEVERLY ARTS CENTER’S ATRIUM GALLERY: 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: “Andros: Paintings by Timothy R. Collins” will be displayed from April 26-May 26 with an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. April 27. The exhibit is a series of paintings based on Andros Island, Bahamas, where the artist worked from August 2011 to June 2012.

MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S ROBERT F. DECAPRIO ART GALLERY: 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: “MVCC Juried Student Art Exhibition” will be exhibited from April 29-May 18. A reception and awards ceremony will take place from 2-4 p.m. May 2.

SALON ARTISTS GALLERY: 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 747-6539 (Sandra Evers) or (708) 533-5143 (Linda Curl): The “Bloomin Colors” exhibit, which on display in April, showcase the art of Linda Curl and Sandra Evers.

UNION STREET GALLERY: 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754-2601: “Rediscovering Chicago Heights,” a two-part photography exhibit, will be on display to May 11. The second floor will feature pictures by citizen photographers who captured the meaning, beauty and culture in Chicago Heights. The first floor will feature photos of Chicago Heights by professional photographers Alonso Balderas and Joe Compean.

COMEDY

CD& ME’S LAUGH THE NIGHT AWAY: 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, (815) 469-7315: This comedy and concert series wraps on April 26 with Comedy Super Show featuring comedians Rocky Laporte and Sonya White and music by Sundance. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

RIDDLES COMEDY CLUB: 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, (708) 422-5055: Josh Alton will perform April 26-27.

MUSEUMS

ADLER PLANETARIUM: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827: 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 “Images of the Afterlife” to June 9, “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: 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

CASH BOX KINGS: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This blues band will perform at 8 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $18, or $16 for center members.

MEGON MCDONOUGH: Twisted Q, 2053 Ridge Road, Homewood, (708) 957-8899: Touring in support of her most recent album, “My One and Only Love,” this folk artist will perform at 8 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $12. Seating is limited, and reservations are suggested.

THEATER

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This Jeannie McQueenie production will be staged at 1:30 p.m. April 28. Tickets are $11, or $9 for center members.

“ANGELS IN AMERICA”: Moraine Valley Community College’s John and Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America — A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part 1: Millennium Approaches” will be staged April 26-28 and May 3-5 with shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

THE MUSIC THEATRE COMPANY’S “THE PAJAMA GAME”: 1850 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, (847) 579-4900: Patrick Byrnes, a native of Chicago’s Beverly community, will perform in this show running to May 12. He will be acting among the ensemble in this rendition of the classic musical.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $32 for students and seniors and $40 for the general public.

THEATREWORKS USA’S “RAMONA QUIMBY”: Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox, (815) 534-3004: This 60-minute play features five professional adult actors and will be performed at 7 p.m. April 26. Tickets are $6 for general-admission seating. Information: lw210.org/finearts.

TICKET LINE

WIZ KHALIFA AND A$AP ROCKY: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 27 for the Under the Influence of Music Tour, which will be at FMBA on July 30. Special guests include B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era and Berner, with performances by Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA. Tickets can be purchased at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “A PLACE AT THE TABLE”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. May 1. Rated PG, the movie runs for 1 hour and 24 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.

One in four children in the United States doesn’t know where his or her next meal is coming from. “A Place at the Table” examines this issue from the point of view of three people struggling with food insecurity. There is a single mother from Philadelphia, a second-grader from Colorado who often has to depend on neighbors for food, and a Mississippi second-grader whose health is affected because all her hardworking mother can afford is food with empty calories.

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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