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Crowd Pleasers for Nov. 1, 2013

'Johnny Appleseed' will be staged Nov. 3 Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts University Park.

"Johnny Appleseed" will be staged on Nov. 3 at Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts in University Park.

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Updated: December 2, 2013 11:17AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Suggestions include “Johnny Appleseed” at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts in University Park.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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 to Nov. 3, with showtimes of 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2 and 3 p.m. Nov. 3. The show features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Tickets are $12, or $10 for seniors, students and staff.

“JOHNNY APPLESEED”: Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park, (708) 235-2222: Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre, this production will be staged at 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets are $10. Attendees can arrive early for a 1 p.m. free storytelling session with Lynne Clayton, hot cider and doughnuts.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENINGS: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: “On the Ice” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 as part of the First Nation Film and Video Festival. The free film runs for 1 hour and 36 minutes.

The weekly BACinema film series continues with “‘Blue Jasmine” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Rated PG-13, the film runs for 1 hour and 38 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.

HOLLY DAYS: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This fundraiser and art festival from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 2 brings together more than 50 vendors, showcases the “I Am Who I Am” photo exhibit and presents live music in a celebration of acceptance through awareness. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit I Am Who I Am, which provides resource information, networking, education and assistance for families with children with special needs. Every $20 admission donation will provide a congratulations blanket for a newborn child with special needs.

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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