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Illinois Philharmonic Orchestrpresents Young Steinway Artist Thomas Ridgway Southlnative piano recital Jan. 18 Frankfort.

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra presents Young Steinway Artist Thomas Ridgway, a Southland native, in a piano recital on Jan. 18 in Frankfort.

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Updated: February 18, 2014 6:07AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Suggestions include Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra presents pianist Thomas Ridgway in Frankfort.

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) 974-4300: Carrie Ann Schumacher’s “All the Stories She Was Ever Told” is on display to Feb. 7. The show was inspired by a box of free romance novels.

PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE’S CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY: 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, (708) 709-3500: “Convergence” will be on display to Jan. 30. The exhibit, which features works by PSC faculty, highlights the sabbatical work of professor Paul Rinaldi and work by George Kassal, Lou Shields, Rebecca Slagel, Jeff Stevenson, Valerie Taglieri and Tim Vitek. There will be a reception from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 30.

SALON ARTISTS GALLERY: 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 833-5108 or (708) 703-7806: “Cold Snap” will be on display to Jan. 28. Artists will exhibit work that represents the coldest time of the long winter.

UNION STREET GALLERY: 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754-2601: “earth and sky” will be on display to Feb. 8. Artists Eve Jensen, Oscar Linares, Chuck Michaels, Stuart Pearson, Richard Schmidt and Marikay Peter Witlock interpret nature’s beauty, mystery and majesty in this exhibit. “FUSED” also will be on display to Feb. 8 and features encaustic art by select members of FUSEDChicago. Exhibiting artists include Dan Addington, Sue Cahill, Cat Crotchett, Alicia Forestall-Boehm, Shelley Gilchrist, Kari Hall, Carol Hamilton, Brad Hook, Nikkole Huss, Katsy Johnson, Mary Krebs Smyth, Laura LaRue, Jenny Learner, Ahavani Mullen, April Nomellini, VA. de Pintor, Julia Ris, Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg, Michele Thrane, Kathleen Waterloo and Donna Zarbin-Byrne.

PLAYING LIVE

HENHOUSE PROWLERS: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: This 8 p.m. Jan. 18 event concert features Leadfoot as openers.

ILLINOIS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THOMAS RIDGWAY: Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort, (708) 481-7774: This piano recital by Ridgway, a Southland native and Young Steinway Artist, will be at 8 p.m. Jan. 18. The IPO Chamber Players will be part of the performance, which is sponsored by Friends of the IPO.

THE IRISH HOUSE PARTY BAND: Chicago Gaelic Park’s the Carraig Pub, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323: This performance is set for 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and will be hosted by All Ireland champion musicians and dancers who create a house party feel. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by phone.

TICKET ON-SALES

FALL OUT BOY AND PARAMORE: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 for Monumentour, which also features New Politics. The show is slated for 7 p.m. July 11. Tickets are $26-$71.

THEATER

“LATE NITE CATECHISM LAS VEGAS”: SISTER ROLLS THE DICE: Moraine Valley Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: Written by Maripat Donovan and Mark Silvia, this show will be staged at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Dorothy Menker Theater. Topics in this comedy show range from magicians and showgirls to live animal acts and the dangers of drive-through marriage chapels.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “ALL IS LOST”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 event. Rated PG-13, this film runs for 1 hour and 46 minutes. Cost is $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.

DREAM LIKE A KING: Sgt. Means Silo, 20712 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, (708) 481-7313: Artwork, short stories, artifacts, etc., that depict the history of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and the Civil Rights Movement will be part of this free event from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 17. There also will be an open house to honor MLK as well as Black History Month. While the event is for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LUNCHEON & GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARDS 2014: Holiday Inn Matteson, 500 Holiday Plaza Drive, (708) 283-4777 (Matteson’s Community Affairs Department): Sponsored by Mind and Body Chiropractic, this event is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The event includes Good Neighbor Award presentation, Colin Powell Middle School Choir and live performances, unveiling of Unity Project sponsored by Home Depot in Matteson and presented by Nisha’s Little Buddies Training Center, and a performance by award-winning storyteller Linda Gorham. Tickets are $5 in advance only at Matteson Village Hall and the Matteson Community Center. No tickets will be available at the door.

WINTER FOLLIES: Winter Wonderland, of Centennial Park, 15600 West Ave., Orland Park, (708) 403-6219: The inaugural snowman-building contest will be from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 23. Carrot noses will be provided. This free off-ice activity is weather (snow)-permitting.

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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