“Threads of Imagination,” a new exhibit at the Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will open for the Beverly Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21, and run until mid-January 2020.

The Park Forest Art Fair, sponsored by the Tall Grass Arts Association, will celebrate its 64th year on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Village Green in downtown Park Forest.

The annual Beverly Art Walk will include a bevy of “hubs” throughout Beverly/Morgan Park, as well as a list of featured events throughout the community that will give visitors an eclectic sampling of art, music and food.

Paul Lisnek, WGN-TV political analyst, host of “Politics Tonight” on CLTV and author, will discuss his latest thriller, “Assume Guilt,” a gripping story about Chicago and Illinois politics, on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m., at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. Lisnek will also di…

The Children’s Farm at The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will host “All About Horses” on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. Farm Program Manager Tara Garcia will host the program. Event activities include horse rides, riding demonstrations, grooming and more. Admission is $8 p…

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr., in Palos Heights, will host its Monarch Butterfly Festival on Sunday, Sept.15, at 11 a.m. As they walk through a butterfly tent, families will experience monarchs close up. Other attractions will include an art a…

Irish-American radio personality Mike Houlihan will produce another episode of his TV show, “Our Irish Pub,” on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., at Cork & Kerry Irish Pub, 10614 S. Western Ave.

“Echoes of the Alps Suite,” featuring Lisa Taylor and Elizabeth Deitemyer on the alphorn, will be performed at the Southwest Symphony Orchestra 2019-2020 Nature’s Realm season-opener, “To the Ends of the Earth,” on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., at Trinity Christian College Ozinga Auditorium, …

The Cryan’ Shames will take the stage with Ronnie Rice of The New Colony Six on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St. The legendary local musicians return to the BAC to perform chart-topping favorites from the late 1960s. Tickets to The Cryan’ Shame…

The JuJu Exchange will perform at the Chicago Jazz Fest on Friday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m. at Millennium Park. The band features Lane Beckstrom (from left), Nico Segal and Beverly natives Everett and Julian Reid. They describe their music as “one foot in jazz and one foot in everything else.” The…

Presenting a night of standup comedy, Steve Cochran & Friends will perform at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., on Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.

A “Music With The Convertibles” luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from noon to 2 p.m., at The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park. The Convertibles quartet has its roots in four-part barbershop harmony, but audiences are likely to hear a mixture of doo-wop music from the 195…

The hits of Paul Simon will come to the stage at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., when Great Moments in Vinyl performs a tribute to the album “Graceland” on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m.

Author Angela “Angel Life” McMullan will discuss and sign her book, “Confronting God: Phraseology for Courageous Faith,” on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St. McMullan will discuss a collection of sermons broadcasted from her popular radio…

Nick, Lori and Sophia DiNovo were joined by hundreds of local residents in celebrating the 20th anniversary of 115 Bourbon Street on Aug. 4. Opened in August 1999, 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., in Merrionette Park, has become a valuable resource for the community and has hosted hund…

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., recently announced new programming for the fall session of its School of Fine Arts.

The Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour will visit Ridge Park, 1817 W. 96th St., on Saturday, Aug. 10. The free performance will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This event is presented as a part of the city of Chicago’s Year of Chicago Theatre. For more information, visit the website at chicagoplays.com.

The Chicago Midwest chapter of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS) will host its first exhibit of cartoon art by chapter members Sept. 15 through Nov. 3 at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St.

The 2nd Annual Great Joliet Prison Break-In will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 11p.m. The prison fundraiser will feature iconic Chicago band The Ides of March, as well as Hot Mess, Great Moments in Vinyl, and The Nikki Hill Band.

Outdoor Art for Kids summer art classes will run from July 29 to Aug. 9, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m., at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park. Instructors Heather Young and Heaven Newsom will open up a world of art and nature for kids. Dr…

Melissa Drozd will recount her days as an animal control officer during an adult education talk at Lake Katherine Nature Center, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Dr., in Palos Heights, on Wednesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. A natural resources commission member and Lake Katherine volunteer, Drozd will prese…

The Ridge Historical Society (RHS) will host a program by nationally recognized children’s book author and education leader Claire Hartfield, featuring a reading from her most recent non-fiction book, “A Few Red Drops: the Chicago Race Riot of 1919,” at the Smith Village Community Hall, 2320…

The Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble will present “Ricky the Rabbit’s Adventure” at Brainerd Park, 1246 W. 92nd St., on Wednesday, July 17, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ricky is a country rabbit visiting the big city with his mom but gets distracted by a beautiful bird who takes him on an adventure th…

T.J. Martinson will discuss his debut novel, “The Reign of the Kingfisher,” on Tuesday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m., at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. “The Reign of the Kingfisher” is a thriller that is set in an alternate version of Chicago. Copies will be available for purchase an…

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