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Crowd Pleasers for July 19, 2013

Ted Nugent will perform July 27 RidgeFest Chicago Ridge.  |  AP file photo

Ted Nugent will perform July 27 at RidgeFest in Chicago Ridge. | AP file photo

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Updated: August 20, 2013 6:07AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include RidgeFest in Chicago Ridge, Caribbean Block Party in Tinley Park, Train at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre and several acts at the 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.

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.

SALON ARTISTS GALLERY: 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 833-5108 or (708) 703-7806: “The Realists,” which will be exhibited through July 31, features work by Kato Dominquez, Maureen O’Toole and Jim Rittenhouse. The opening reception will take place July 19 and feature refreshments and music.

FESTIVALS

CHICAGO RIDGE’S RIDGEFEST: Oak Avenue and Birmingham Street, (708) 425-7700: This popular festival, which will take place from July 25-28, will feature live music, a carnival, the Miller beer and lemonade garden, a restaurant row, a merchant lane and family attractions. Entertainment will include Lounge Puppets and Evolution on July 25; Infinity’s Journey Recaptured and Your Villain My Hero on July 26; Ted Nugent, Rendition and Bad Penny on July 27; and 25 or 6 to 4, Rico Quinn and Jin & Tonic on July 28. Hours and admission are 5:30-10:30 p.m. July 25 for $5, 5:30-11:30 p.m. July 26 for $10, 3-11:30 p.m. July 27 for $15 and 2-10:30 p.m. July 28 for $5. Chicago Ridge residents with identification can attend the festival for no charge on July 28 and can receive a $5 presale discount on July 27 tickets when purchased at Chicago Ridge Village Hall (limited quantities are available). There will be a fireworks show on July 28, with the Seweryn Girls performing the national anthem before the show.

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 Pete Oprisko on July 21 for Super Sunday, Gone 2 Paradise on July 28, the Meteors on Aug. 4, CTA on Aug. 11, 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-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 “Wreck-It Ralph” at dusk on July 19 at Irwin Park, 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood, and “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” at dusk Aug. 23 at Flossmoor Park, 2523 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor.

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR PARK DISTRICT’S 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 will wrap with Spoken Four on July 25. The 2012 Homewood Idol winner Phallon Boyd will open the concert at 7 p.m., and the headliner will begin at 8 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will take place at the park district auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood. Food and beverages including alcohol will be available for purchase.

NEW LENOX’S MOVIE NIGHTS: (815) 462-6400: This series will continue at 8 p.m. on select dates through Aug. 14. Films will include “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on July 24, “Monsters vs. Aliens” on July 31, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” on Aug. 3 and “Peter Pan” on Aug. 14.

OAK LAWN’S FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES: (708) 499-7837. This series will continue at dusk on select Fridays through Aug. 23. Attendees should bring picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs and blankets. Films will include “Toy Story 3” on July 26, “The Hunger Games” on Aug. 2 and “The Amazing Spider-Man” on Aug. 23.

OAK LAWN’S SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: (708) 499-7837. This series will continue at 7 p.m. on select Sundays through Aug. 18. Attendees should bring picnic baskets, refreshments, lawn chairs and blankets. Performers include Red Woody Band on July 21, HillBilly Rockstarz on Aug. 4 and CTA on Aug. 18 (with fireworks).

TINLEY PARK’S CARIBBEAN BLOCK PARTY: Along Oak Park Avenue from 171st to Hickory streets, (708) 444-5678: This 15th annual event will take place from noon-7 p.m. July 21. There will be live music on two stages, a mini Taste of Tinley Park and free family fun including the Wacky Shack, Dragon train, sand art, swings and a chalk artist. There also will be free trolley rides from the 80th Avenue train station starting at 11:30 a.m.

TINLEY PARK’S CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Bettenhausen Recreation Center band shell, 8125 W. 171st St., (708) 342-4200: Concerts in the series include Mr. Nicky at 7 p.m. July 25, the Neverly Brothers at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and 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: Musiq Soulchild will perform July 19, War and Average White Band will perform July 20, and Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank will perform July 25. All shows will begin at 7 p.m.

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE: 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: Train’s Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour with the Script and Gavin DeGraw will kick off at 7 p.m. July 21. Tickets are $25 for general-admission lawn or standing-room spots, $25-$49.50 for second-pavilion seating and $29.50-$75 for first-pavilion seating at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.

THEATER

“BROADWAY IN ORLAND”: Orland Chateau, 14500 S. LaGrange Road, (708) 403-7275: The Orland Park Recreation and Parks Department and the Orland Park Theatre Troupe will present this musical song and dance extravaganza with dinner on July 21 and 28. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., food will be served at 1 p.m. and the show will begin at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. A cash bar also will be available.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. July 17. Rated R, the movie runs for 1 hour and 54 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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