Are you enjoying the wonderful sweater weather? Here are a couple of recommendations for this weekend:
Love Art? Head out to the Chicago Arts District’s FREE Friday Gallery night fun from 6 to 10 p.m.
in Pilsen on Friday, September 14.
Pick up a map at the Information Center at 1821 South Halsted//Chicago, IL
For details, visit: http://chicagoartsdistrict.org/events_main.asp
Check out 30 creative art spaces including performances
Use your peepers to find some creepers!
4100 Illinois Route 53, / /Lisle, IL.
Day and Time: 7-9pm on Friday, Sept 14.
Admission: $23 ($16 for members)
For more info, call: (630)968-0074 or visit: www. mortonarb.org
Events: Families with kids under 10 can search for Spiders in the Twilight around Lake Marmo, take a moonlit tram, and huddle around the campfire to roast delectable marshmallows.
Want to see theater performances at affordable prices? Check out: www. hottix.org
Here are some performances that are available at discounted prices:
IMPERIAL SILENCE: UNA OPERA MUERTA
Friday 7:30pm $14.00; Saturday 7:30pm $14.00; Sunday 3:00pm $14.00
John Jota Leanos at Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago// Chicago
Cultural taboos around silence, death, and dissent are presented through a multimedia performance that fuses dark, humored animation with Mexican folklore dance, Mariachi music, hip-hop, bossa nova, and blues. The work is created by San Francisco-based director, John Jota Leaños; Chicago-based choreographer Joel Valentin-Martinez; DJ/composer Cristóbal Martinez; and the Tucson Mariachi ensemble, Los Cuatro Vientos.
DIAL M FOR MURDER
Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero
Admission: Friday 7:30pm $8.50; Saturday 7:30pm $8.50; Sunday 3:00pm $8.50
Earlier work by Frederick Knott who wrote last season’s Wait Until Dark, captivated audiences and won numerous Tony Awards before being adapted to film by Alfred Hitchcock. Ranked in the Top 10 Mystery Films by the American Film Institute. Things go awry for Tony Wendice when the scoundrel he hires to hires to kill his wife gets murdered and the intended victim survives.
Check out: www.hottix.org for other performances that are budget friendly.
Head out to Homewood for Homewood’s Fall Fest at 11am-10pm on Saturday, September 15
Martin Avenue and Ridge Road in Homewood, IL.
Time and Day: 11a.m.-10p.m. on Sat, Sept 15.
For more info, call: (708)798-3000 or visit: www. homesweethomewood.com
Enjoy the following activities:
Horse-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, pony rides, children’s crafts, games, and pumpkin patch, magic show and live music, food and art vendors.
Everybody loves a parade! Come down to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Pilsen at noon on Saturday, September 15.
18th Street from Newberry Avenue to Wolcott//Chicago, IL
Day and Time: Noon on Saturday, Sept 15
Events: see floats galore, hear the mariachi bands play and everything else you see at a parade.
Head out to Lincoln Park for the Cultivate Festival, a FREE festival of food, ideas and music from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. on Saturday, September 15
Stockton Drive & LaSalle Street in Lincoln Park
Admission: Free Fun for all ages
For details, visit: http://chipotle.com/cultivate/Chicago.aspx#
Check out different cooking techniques and demonstrations using sustainable ingredients from local farmers by practicing chefs Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Paul Kahan, Zakary Pelaccio, Danny Grant, also featuring Chipotle Chefs: Matthias Merges, Amanda Freitag, Sarah Grueneberg, Richard Blais and Chris Pandel
Check out the fun you can have if you attend this FREE festival at: chttp://youtu.be/SedjlEqB3G0
Hear live entertainment by G. Love &Special Sauce, Allen Stone, LP, J Roddy Walston and the Business and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Check out four of the five experience tents to learn and earn a free coupon for a burrito, a bowl, salad or order of tacos. Sample local and specialty beer and wine. The kids’ area is filled with engaging, interactive activities like create a tee that kids can take home, educational presentations and organic snacks.
The delicious food at the Cultivate Festival will be provided by the following sustainable farmers: Seedling, Nichols Farm, Becker Lane, One Guerilla Farmer, Spence Farms, Harmony Valley Farms, Degroot Vegetable Farm and HerbThyme Farms. Thanks!
Are you ready to adopt a furry four legged friend? Head out to the Pedigree and Walmart Dog Adoption Event at 10 a.m. -3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 at Solider Field’s Stadium Green.
Solider Field’s Stadium Green
360 East Waldron Drive//Chicago, IL
For details, visit: www.pedigree.com
There will be over 100 dogs available for adoption from local shelters. Bring home a loyal friend for life.
Enjoy a timeless classic: The Sound of Music at Athenaeum Theatre at 7p.m. on September 15!
2936 N. Southport Ave.//Chicago, IL
Day and Time: 7pm on Sat, Sept 15.
Admission: $20-$30; $15-$25 seniors and students; $10 kids 12 and under.
For more info, call: (773)935-6875 or visit: www.athenaeumtheatre.com
Events: Hear The Sound of Music complete stage production, complete with Chamber Orchestra.
Everyone will have some fun at the Edgewater Gralley Street Festival at Noon-10pm on Sat, Sept 15!
Location: In the streets, courtyards, and alleys around Glenwood and Granville Avenues in Chicago.
Day and Time: Noon-10pm on Sat, Sept 15
Admission: $10; $5 seniors and kids under 18; $25 family package.
Discounted advanced tickets available (visit website for information)
For details or discounted tickets, visit: www.edgewatergralley.com
Events: Live entertainment, food, family corner with kids’ activities.
Actung!! Don’t miss St. Joseph Octoberfest & Antiques Market!
Location: Saint Joseph School, 1740 Lake Avenue//Wilmette, Illinois.
Day and Time: 9am-11:30pm on Sat, Sept 15
Admission: $30; $20 seniors.
For more info, call: (847)256-7870
Events: Games for kids (10am-3pm), food and drink in the Biergarten tent, German dinner served in Beer Hall with oompah band, followed by outdoor party with band.
Making home improvements? Attend the Lake County Home Improvement Remodeling Expo on September 15-16 FREE in Grayslake
Lake County Fairgrounds (on Peterson & Midlothian, 1/2 mile west of RT 45)
1060 East Peterson Road //Grayslake, IL 60030
For details, visit: www.HOMESHOWEVENT.com
Check out over 100 local & national exhibitors featuring interior, exterior, building, landscape, design and renovation, demonstrations, Ask the experts, displays, product samples, savings and more!
Become inspired; see amazing innovations for your home and the opportunity to discuss your options with professional and knowledgeable representatives.
Enjoy food, fun, entertainment and more!
Reptile and Amphibian lovers will finally be in the majority at The Frog Lady Presents: Reptiles and Amphibians at 2-3pm on Sat, Sept 15 at Morton Grove Public Library.
Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Avenue// Morton Grove, IL
Day and Time: 2-3pm on Sat, Sept 15
For more info, call: (847)929-5102 or visit: www.webrary.org
Events: Meet more than 25 live Reptiles and Amphibians to learn about their natural history and personal adoption stories. Touch’em. Hold’em. Ask questions about’em.
Amphibian lovers will be in the majority yet again! Welcome to “The World of Salamanders.”
Location: Sand Ridge Nature Center, 15891 Paxton Avenue// South Holland, IL
Day and Time: 1:30pm on Sat, Sept 15
For details, call (708)868-0606 or visit website: www. fpdcc.com
Events: Check out Interactive presentations on Salamanders. Learn about’em. Ask and answer questions about’em. You’ll get to meet and greet a resident salamander, and then go on a search for salamanders and amphibians.
Head out to Busse Woods South for the 59th Annual Pow Wow at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. Experience Native American Dance, drumming, food and art outdoors
Busse Woods South
Higgins Rd. and 290// Elk Grove Village, IL 60305
The 2012 Pow Wow at Busse Woods (south), enter on Higgins Rd.
Admission: on Saturday and Sunday: Suggested Donation $8 adults; $4 12 and under/55+/active military
For details, visit:www.fpdcc.com
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the American Indian Center of Chicago present the 59th Annual Pow Wow
Friday, Sept. 14 . 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Education Day – Free to school groups
7 p.m. — Films in the Forest: Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals is a humorous yet serious story about Victor, a young man who Director Chris Eyre describes as “trying to forgive his father.” The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world, and is created by an almost exclusively Native American cast. Free
On Saturday, Sept. 15:
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. —Native American Dance Competition, including singers, artists, food vendors, storytelling, archery and more! Grand Entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Native American Dance Competition, including singers, artists, food vendors, storytelling, archery and more Grand Entry at noon.
Head out to Lake Katherine for the Monarch Butterfly Festival at 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Sunday, September 16.
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens
7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive//Palos Heights, Illinois 60463
For info, call :( 708) 361-1873 or visit: http://www.lakekatherine.org/whats_happening/specialevents.asp
Day &Time: Sunday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; children 3 and under are free
Check out all the fun that will take place:
· Butterfly Tent
· Live Music
· Rock Climbing Wall
· Children’s Games and Crafts
· Make and Take Garden Activities
· Scarecrow Making
· Arts and Crafts Fair
· Potato Dig
· Canoe Rentals
· Amateur Photo Contest
· Face Painting
· Food Vendors
· Farm Animals
· The Frog Lady
· Reptile Road Show
· Children in Butterfly Costumes Will Receive a Free Gift While Supplies Last