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Crowd Pleasers for June 7, 2013

Ke$hwill perform First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park June 9.  |  AP file photo

Ke$ha will perform at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on June 9. | AP file photo

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Updated: July 8, 2013 6:10AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include Ke$ha at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley 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.

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. A reception and awards ceremony will take place from 2-4 p.m. June 1.

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.

FESTIVALS

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

ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA’S CARNIVAL: 10621 S. Kedvale Ave., Oak Lawn, (708) 425-2850: This 31st annual event will continue to June 9.

DOWNTOWN HOMEWOOD ART AND GARDEN FAIR: Martin Avenue from Ridge Road to Hickory Road, (708) 798-3000: This event will take place from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 7 and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 8 and include children’s art activities, a Homewood Homebrew Beer Brewing Competition sponsored by Gape and Grains Co. and musical headliners including Elevation, a U2 tribute band; No Love for Linus; Ivory West and Latin Satin Soul. Children’s indie musician Justin Roberts will kick off the festivities, which also will include Chicago’s own Little Miss Ann and the Chicago debut of kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23.

MOKENA FIRE DEPARTMENT FAMILY FUN DAY: Mokena Fire Station 1, 19853 S. Wolf Road, (708) 479-3900: This free event will take place from noon-2 p.m. June 8 and includes a free lunch at the Mokena Fire Protection District. Educational activities will include Dress the Firefighter, Play Water Ball, Stop Drop & Roll, Touch a Truck, Put Out the House Fire, Hazard House and Residential Sprinkler Demonstration

NEW LENOX’S SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: (815) 462-6400: This series will kick off at 7 p.m. June 9 with New Lenox Community Band and Broadway Show Tunes and also include 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.

OAK LAWN’S SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: (708) 499-7837. This series will continue with New Odyssey at 7 p.m. June 9 and run at the same time through Aug. 18. Attendees should bring picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs and blankets. Other performers include M&R Rush on June 23, the Meteors on July 7, Red Woody Band on July 21, HillBilly Rockstarz on Aug. 4, and CTA on Aug. 18 (with fireworks).

NEW LENOX’S MOVIE NIGHTS: (815) 462-6400: This series will continue with “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” on June 12, “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.

TINLEY PARK’S MOVIE IN THE PARK: Bettenhausen Recreation Center band shell, 8125 W. 171st St., (708) 342-4200: “Daddy Day Care” will be shown at dusk June 12. The festivities will begin at 8:30 p.m. Movies will be shown on the 20-foot blimp screen Attendees should bring blankets and lawn chairs. Movies will be shown in the gym in case of bad weather. The schedule also include “Rise of the Guardians” at 8:30 p.m. July 17 and “The Lion King” at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR PARK DISTRICT’ STARRY NIGHTS: Marie Irwin band shell, Irwin Park, Ridge Road and Highland Avenue, Homewood, (708) 957-7275 or (708) 957-0300: Now in its 27th year, The free concert series features Final Say on June 13, the Dancing Noodles on June 27 and Spoken Four on July 25. The H-F Community Band will open June performances, and 2012 Homewood Idol winner Phallon Boyd will open in July at 7 p.m. Headliners will begin at 8 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will take place at the park district auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood. Food and beverages including alcohol will be available for purchase.

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 “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: “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

PITBULL AND KE$HA: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616. This concert featuring support acts Justice Crew and Jump Smokers will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 9. Tickets, $25 for general-admission lawn, $25-$80 for second pavilion, $25-$120 for first pavilion and $120 for general-admission pit. Tickets can be purchased at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.

THEATER

THE DRAMA GROUP’S “GOD OF CARNAGE”: Studio Theatre, 330 W. 202nd St., Chicago Heights, (708) 755-3444: This show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 7-8 and 13-15 and 2 p.m. June 9 and 16. Tickets are $19 for adults, $18 for ages 65 and older, $15 for students with identification and $15 each for groups of 25 or more.

“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 7-8 and 14-15 and 3:30 p.m. June 9 and 16. Tickets are $23, or $22 for center members.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “THE COMPANY YOU KEEP”: 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 12. Rated R, the movie runs for 2 hours and 1 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.

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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