Reptile lovers of all ages are invited to attend the North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show, which combines educational events with an opportunity to get up close and personal with reptiles and their breeders.
Updated: November 12, 2013 6:11AM
Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.
Suggestions include the North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show in Tinley Park.
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.
PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE’S CHRISTOPHER ART GALLERY: 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, (708) 709-3636: “Phantasmagoria: The Imaginations of Kathy Weaver, Sharon Bladholm and John A. Kurtz” runs to Oct. 31.
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.
UNION STREET GALLERY: 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, (708) 754-2601: “The Machine,” a national juried exhibit, is on display to Oct. 26. Juried by Jason Brammer and Jason Foumberg, the exhibit focuses on machines.
LANSING AUTUMN FEST: Foxe Pointe, Ridge Road and Henry Street, Lansing, lansingautumnfest.org: This event, which is billed as bringing the “hometown” back to Lansing, will take place from 4-11 p.m. Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 12 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13. There will be free shuttle service for seniors and people with disabilities from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at Thornton Fractional South High School. Clock tower activity zone hours will be noon-5 p.m. Oct. 12-13, while the marketplace will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12-13.
NORTH AMERICAN REPTILE BREEDERS CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW: Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, narbc.com: This show includes a meet and greet with celebrity guests and fellow “herp” enthusiasts, Ton Jones from “Auction Hunters” and Kerry King from the metal band Slayer will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets are $15 for a weekend pass for adults, $8 for a weekend pass for ages younger than 13, $5 for Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, or free for ages 5 and younger.
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: “Stingray Touch” 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.
FREEDOM HALL’S NATHAN MANILOW THEATRE: 410 Lakewood Blvd., Park Forest, (708) 747-0580: Allen Edwards — The Singer will be presented at 11 a.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $13.
SUNNYPALOOZA: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: Coyote Riot, 80’s Enough and the Sullivan Brothers Blues Band perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $15, or $13 for center members.
BACINEMA SCREENING OF “GRABBERS”: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: The weekly film series continues with this screening at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Rated R for adult language, adult situations and violence, this film runs for 1 hour and 34 minutes. Tickets are $7.50, or $5.50 for center members.
FLAMENCO PASSION: Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park, (708) 235-2222: This show featuring “Quejios — Cries in the Air” directed by Chiara Mangiameli will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Tickets are $25.
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More events can be found at the website for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, cscvb.com.