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Updated: October 1, 2013 6:10AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Suggestions include Dave Chappelle 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.

CHRISTOPHER TROUTMAN’S “SPLICED VIEWPOINTS”: Moraine Valley Community College’s Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, (708) 974-5500: This show will continue to Sept. 5.

PETER WILHELM’S “ABSTRACTS & ABSTRACTION”: Salon Artists Gallery, 294 Main St., Park Forest, (708) 833-5108 or (708) 703-7806: This exhibit of abstracts using unusual designs and materials will wrap on Aug. 30.

FESTIVALS

FRANKFORT FALL FESTIVAL: Downtown Frankfort, (815) 469-3356: This annual event from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 will feature arts and crafts, food, music, a carnival and a parade.

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

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE: 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: Kid Rock with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker will perform at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 30. Tickets are $20 for all seats including general-admission lawn, first or second pavilion and general-admission pit. Also, Funny or Die presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival featuring Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords at 5 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets are $14-$63.50 for second pavilion, $23.75 for general-admission lawn or $23.50-$89.50 for first pavilion. Tickets are available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “FRANCES HA”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Rated R for adult language, the film runs for 1 hour and 26 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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