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Crowd Pleasers for July 26, 2013

'I am thrilled be presenting 'Hair' this summer' said director J.R. Rose show thwill kick off Governors State University's Center

"I am thrilled to be presenting 'Hair' this summer," said director J.R. Rose of the show that will kick off Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts 2013-14 season.

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Updated: August 27, 2013 6:06AM



Here is a look at some crowd pleasers.

Events include Southland Area Theatre Ensemble’s “Hair” at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts in University 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.

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.

FESTIVALS

CHICAGO RIDGE’S RIDGEFEST: Oak Avenue and Birmingham Street, (708) 425-7700: This popular festival, which will take place through July 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 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 5:30-11:30 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 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.

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 “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.

TINLEY PARK’S MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Zabrocki Plaza in downtown Tinley Park, (708) 444-5678: Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be available for sale. Concerts in the series include the Walk-ins at 7 p.m. July 27, Lucky Town at 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Reckless at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 and Cadillac Casanovas at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

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

BEVERLY ARTS CENTER: 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 445-3838: Maggie Speaks Performs a Tribute to the Eagles will take place at 8 p.m. July 26. Tickets are $17, or $15 for center members. Also, Dueling Pianos will perform at 8 p.m. July 27. Tickets are $20, or $18 for center members.

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER: 4100 W. 183rd St. (box office), (708) 798-2616: Kirk Franklin will perform July 26, and Dave Koz & Summer Horns and Gerald Albright will perform July 27. All shows will begin at 7 p.m.

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE: 19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616: Under the Influence of Music Tour: Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Smoke DZA, Chevy Woods, Berner, B.O.B., Pro Era, Trinidad James and others will kick off at 6 p.m. July 30. Tickets are $25 for general-admission lawn, $25-$49 for second-pavilion seating, $25-$60 for first-pavilion and $89 general-admission standing room only at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the venue box office.

THEATER

“HAIR”: Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts, off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park, (708) 235-2222: Southland Area Theatre Ensemble will kick off the venue’s 2013-14 season with this production at 7:30 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 3 and 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4. Tickets are $25 for adults.

VARIETY

BACINEMA SCREENING OF “IN THE HOUSE”: 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 31. Rated R, the movie runs for 1 hour and 45 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.

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More events can be found at the website for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, cscvb.com.



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