Freedom Hall Main Series
10/20/2017 12:00 AM - 05/01/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 10/20/2017 12:00 AM 05/01/2018 12:00 AM Freedom Hall Main Series Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children’s theatre and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre. freedomhall.org Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children’s theatre and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre. freedomhall.org

Location: Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 10/20/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 05/01/2018 12:00 AM

"Misfits" Art Exhibition
10/27/2017 12:00 AM - 01/29/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 10/27/2017 12:00 AM 01/29/2018 12:00 AM "Misfits" Art Exhibition Misfits surveys 1960s biker subculture through film, literature, and Danny Lyon’s iconic photography portfolio, The Bikeriders. This 15-week feature exhibition incorporates a portion of that decade’s social landscape, exploring the influence the movement made on filmmakers, authors, and artists during this turbulent era. Included are vintage bikes and ephemera, plus firsthand stories documenting the Rockford motorcycle scene of the 1960s and the impact it had on the country. The full list of related education programs includes the Misfits Movie Monday Film Series (with The Wild Angels, Easy Rider, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), RAM Songwriter Series: Go Go Torpedo and Prairie Smoke, Poetry Open Mic Night, and much more at rockfordartmuseum.org. Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm Rockford Art Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA

Misfits surveys 1960s biker subculture through film, literature, and Danny Lyon’s iconic photography portfolio, The Bikeriders. This 15-week feature exhibition incorporates a portion of that decade’s social landscape, exploring the influence the movement made on filmmakers, authors, and artists during this turbulent era. Included are vintage bikes and ephemera, plus firsthand stories documenting the Rockford motorcycle scene of the 1960s and the impact it had on the country. The full list of related education programs includes the Misfits Movie Monday Film Series (with The Wild Angels, Easy Rider, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), RAM Songwriter Series: Go Go Torpedo and Prairie Smoke, Poetry Open Mic Night, and much more at rockfordartmuseum.org. Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Rockford Art Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA

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Start Time: 10/27/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/29/2018 12:00 AM

Owl Prowl
02/02/2018 05:00 PM - 02/02/2018 09:00 PM

Add to Calendar 02/02/2018 05:00 PM 02/02/2018 09:00 PM Owl Prowl Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, theowl. Discover the natural history of Will County owls and why they call at thistime of year. After the woodland walk, enjoy a fire, hot cocoa andmarshmallows. Be prepared to walk 1.5 miles. The program will be partlyoutdoors, so please dress for the weather.<br><br><br><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Freconnectwithnature.org&amp;sa=D&amp;usd=2&amp;usg=AFQjCNFnQfWT2JWYrv52UIiXxRl44li6xg" target="_blank">reconnectwithnature.org</a> Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access, 10537 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

Join naturalists as they search for the elusive winged predator, theowl. Discover the natural history of Will County owls and why they call at thistime of year. After the woodland walk, enjoy a fire, hot cocoa andmarshmallows. Be prepared to walk 1.5 miles. The program will be partlyoutdoors, so please dress for the weather.<br><br><br><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Freconnectwithnature.org&amp;sa=D&amp;usd=2&amp;usg=AFQjCNFnQfWT2JWYrv52UIiXxRl44li6xg" target="_blank">reconnectwithnature.org</a>

Location: Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access, 10537 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

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Start Time: 02/02/2018 05:00 PM
End Time: 02/02/2018 09:00 PM

Undying Faith
02/03/2018 05:30 PM - 02/03/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/03/2018 05:30 PM 02/03/2018 06:30 PM Undying Faith spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 02/03/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 02/03/2018 06:30 PM

Caberet- Live at the Paramount
02/07/2018 12:00 AM - 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 02/07/2018 12:00 AM 03/19/2018 12:00 AM Caberet- Live at the Paramount Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time. Enjoy extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12 including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be: entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen back when it first premiered, and you’ll feel the same way when it hits the Paramount stage. paramountaurora.com/events/cabaret/ Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time. Enjoy extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12 including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be: entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen back when it first premiered, and you’ll feel the same way when it hits the Paramount stage. paramountaurora.com/events/cabaret/

Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

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Start Time: 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Grown & Sexy
02/10/2018 05:30 PM - 02/10/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/10/2018 05:30 PM 02/10/2018 06:30 PM Grown & Sexy Musical Tribute. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Musical Tribute. spaatheater.org

Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 02/10/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 02/10/2018 06:30 PM

Altered
02/12/2018 12:00 AM - 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 02/12/2018 12:00 AM 03/19/2018 12:00 AM Altered An exhibition of works by Rosemary Pritchett, Kate Ingold, Katsy Johnson and Javier Chavira. This exhibition of works in a wide range of media all include images from popular culture that are changed and altered by the artist to convey meaning and visual impact. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM Artists’ Reception Feb. 15, 12-2:30PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery/ 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

An exhibition of works by Rosemary Pritchett, Kate Ingold, Katsy Johnson and Javier Chavira. This exhibition of works in a wide range of media all include images from popular culture that are changed and altered by the artist to convey meaning and visual impact. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM Artists’ Reception Feb. 15, 12-2:30PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery/

Location: 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

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Start Time: 02/12/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Chocolate Fest
02/17/2018 11:00 AM - 02/17/2018 02:00 PM

Add to Calendar 02/17/2018 11:00 AM 02/17/2018 02:00 PM Chocolate Fest Sample and purchase scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers while enjoying activities for the entire family. Enjoy the annual Bake-Off and baking demonstrations. Perfect for chocolate fiends and fun for the whole family, the fest features a charity bake-off competition where professional and amateur bakers go head to head, free apron decorating workshops for children, baking demonstrations and an array of freshly made sweet treats available for purchase. 11AM-2PM village.homewood.il.us/ 2010 Chestnut Rd, Homewood, IL 60430, USA

Sample and purchase scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers while enjoying activities for the entire family. Enjoy the annual Bake-Off and baking demonstrations. Perfect for chocolate fiends and fun for the whole family, the fest features a charity bake-off competition where professional and amateur bakers go head to head, free apron decorating workshops for children, baking demonstrations and an array of freshly made sweet treats available for purchase. 11AM-2PM village.homewood.il.us/

Location: 2010 Chestnut Rd, Homewood, IL 60430, USA

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Start Time: 02/17/2018 11:00 AM
End Time: 02/17/2018 02:00 PM

Fred
02/17/2018 05:30 PM - 02/17/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/17/2018 05:30 PM 02/17/2018 06:30 PM Fred The story of Frederick Douglas. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

The story of Frederick Douglas. spaatheater.org

Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 02/17/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 02/17/2018 06:30 PM

Black Authors Matter
02/24/2018 05:30 PM - 02/24/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/24/2018 05:30 PM 02/24/2018 06:30 PM Black Authors Matter An authors showcase of local and national authors. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

An authors showcase of local and national authors. spaatheater.org

Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 02/24/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 02/24/2018 06:30 PM

The Legends of Soul
03/17/2018 12:00 AM - 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 03/17/2018 12:00 AM 03/19/2018 12:00 AM The Legends of Soul Tribute to soul music. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Tribute to soul music. spaatheater.org

Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 03/17/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Step Back into a 1950's Easter
03/17/2018 12:00 AM - 04/29/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 03/17/2018 12:00 AM 04/29/2018 12:00 AM Step Back into a 1950's Easter Decorated in vintage Easter, including die cuts, honeycombs, and candles, with Vintage Baskets. Some Passover and history of Jewish citizens of Park Forest. W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment parkforesthistory.org 1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Decorated in vintage Easter, including die cuts, honeycombs, and candles, with Vintage Baskets. Some Passover and history of Jewish citizens of Park Forest. W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment parkforesthistory.org

Location: 1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 03/17/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 04/29/2018 12:00 AM

Park Forest Hall of Fame
04/15/2018 03:00 PM - 04/15/2018 05:00 PM

Add to Calendar 04/15/2018 03:00 PM 04/15/2018 05:00 PM Park Forest Hall of Fame Park Forest Hall of Fame 25th Annual Induction Ceremony and Reception for those nominated by the public for substantial, long-term contributions to Park Forest, IL. 3-5PM parkforesthistory.org Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Park Forest Hall of Fame 25th Annual Induction Ceremony and Reception for those nominated by the public for substantial, long-term contributions to Park Forest, IL. 3-5PM parkforesthistory.org

Location: Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 04/15/2018 03:00 PM
End Time: 04/15/2018 05:00 PM

Purple Passion
04/21/2018 12:00 AM - 04/22/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 04/21/2018 12:00 AM 04/22/2018 12:00 AM Purple Passion A tribute to Prince. SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

A tribute to Prince.

Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 04/21/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 04/22/2018 12:00 AM

Once the Musical- Live at the Paramount
04/25/2018 12:00 AM - 06/04/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 04/25/2018 12:00 AM 06/04/2018 12:00 AM Once the Musical- Live at the Paramount Once is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning movie about the struggles of love and life. Once is both big and grand in its themes of love and longing, yet simple and subtle in its execution. In today’s world where we’re all struggling to connect, despite a million ways to do so, sometimes the simplest way is through song. Once is based on the Oscar-winning movie and is an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, including Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Book. paramountaurora.com/events/once/ Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

Once is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning movie about the struggles of love and life. Once is both big and grand in its themes of love and longing, yet simple and subtle in its execution. In today’s world where we’re all struggling to connect, despite a million ways to do so, sometimes the simplest way is through song. Once is based on the Oscar-winning movie and is an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, including Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Book. paramountaurora.com/events/once/

Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

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Start Time: 04/25/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 06/04/2018 12:00 AM

Chicago Pet Show - Oak Lawn
04/28/2018 10:00 AM - 04/28/2018 05:00 PM

Add to Calendar 04/28/2018 10:00 AM 04/28/2018 05:00 PM Chicago Pet Show - Oak Lawn Join the Chicago Pet Shows, for their 9th year in events at the Pavilion in Oak Lawn. Meet up with local rescues and help animals gain their voice. Find out about fostering those in need. While you’re there sit for educational talks, awesome demos and shows - with star acts like Magic Mike Didomenico and Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures. Then before you leave check out fantastic pet related vendors for clothes, treats, toys, and health orientated services. Cost is $7 per adults ages 18-64; Kids free with parent; Seniors 65+ free with id. 10AM-5PM chicagopetshow.com Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

Join the Chicago Pet Shows, for their 9th year in events at the Pavilion in Oak Lawn. Meet up with local rescues and help animals gain their voice. Find out about fostering those in need. While you’re there sit for educational talks, awesome demos and shows - with star acts like Magic Mike Didomenico and Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures. Then before you leave check out fantastic pet related vendors for clothes, treats, toys, and health orientated services. Cost is $7 per adults ages 18-64; Kids free with parent; Seniors 65+ free with id. 10AM-5PM chicagopetshow.com

Location: Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

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Start Time: 04/28/2018 10:00 AM
End Time: 04/28/2018 05:00 PM

Mother's Day Luncheon
05/11/2018 11:00 AM - 05/11/2018 03:00 PM

Add to Calendar 05/11/2018 11:00 AM 05/11/2018 03:00 PM Mother's Day Luncheon Let’s celebrate and appreciate our Mothers. There will be food, games, prizes, fashion show, shopping and more. $10 fee 11AM-3PM markhamparkdistrict.org/ Roesner Park, 16053 Richmond Ave, Markham, IL 60428, USA

Let’s celebrate and appreciate our Mothers. There will be food, games, prizes, fashion show, shopping and more. $10 fee 11AM-3PM markhamparkdistrict.org/

Location: Roesner Park, 16053 Richmond Ave, Markham, IL 60428, USA

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Start Time: 05/11/2018 11:00 AM
End Time: 05/11/2018 03:00 PM

Practice What You Preach
05/12/2018 12:00 AM - 05/14/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 05/12/2018 12:00 AM 05/14/2018 12:00 AM Practice What You Preach A tribute to Barry White spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

A tribute to Barry White spaatheater.org

Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 05/12/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 05/14/2018 12:00 AM

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival
07/14/2018 12:00 AM - 07/16/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 07/14/2018 12:00 AM 07/16/2018 12:00 AM Frankfort Bluegrass Festival Nonprofit Bluegrass Festival, IBMA nominator for event of the year,national and local acts. <br><br><br><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ffrankfortbluegrassfest.com%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;usd=2&amp;usg=AFQjCNG5Fkl7gIkBXKGlGBK8TpXtrIqnrw" target="_blank">frankfortbluegrassfest.com/</a> Breidert Green Park, Frankfort, IL 60423, USA

Nonprofit Bluegrass Festival, IBMA nominator for event of the year,national and local acts. <br><br><br><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ffrankfortbluegrassfest.com%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;usd=2&amp;usg=AFQjCNG5Fkl7gIkBXKGlGBK8TpXtrIqnrw" target="_blank">frankfortbluegrassfest.com/</a>

Location: Breidert Green Park, Frankfort, IL 60423, USA

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Start Time: 07/14/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 07/16/2018 12:00 AM

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