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…

Apollo 11 was the culmination of an enormous human effort and a monumental undertaking. It took the imagination, ingenuity, collaboration and determination of hundreds of thousands.

Kelly Small, manager, and her father, Mike Small, owner of Fruitastic-O, recently celebrated the opening of Fruitastic-O’s second season at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W 111th St. The popular Italian ice truck offers hand-made Italian ice and cream ice made by hand in small batches daily. They …

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., will close out its 2018-2019 Black Box Series with the classic play, “Same Time, Next Year,” directed by Carly Bishop.

The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will host Outdoor Art For Kids summer art classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 1 to 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. Instructors Heather Young and Heaven Newsom will teach drawing, painting, pottery, sculpture and more. St…

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) along with Night Out in the Parks will present an original sketch show, featuring adaptations of stories written during BOM’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools, on Tuesday, July 9, from 5 to 6 p.m., at McKiernan Park, 10714 S. Sawyer Ave. BOM’…

The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will host Summertime Pottery Sundays on June 23 and 30, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Instructor Liz Credio will help students use plants to create impressions in clay to create fun summertime pottery pieces. During the first …

Jazzin’ at the Shedd is back every Wednesday, from 5 to 10 p.m., through Aug. 28, at the Shedd Aquarium. Each week will offer a lineup of three of Chicago’s top jazz ensembles. Tickets are $19.95 for Chicago residents, $24.95 for nonresidents, and free for Shedd members. For more information…

The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will hold Outdoor Art for Kids summer classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 to 11 a.m., June 17 to 28. Students spend time outdoors and inside the log cabin art studios creating nature-inspired artworks and …

The QC Theatre Workshop presents its new adaptation of the children’s book, “The Little Prince,” at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., with two performances on Saturday, June 22, at 1 and 7 p.m.

The International Music Foundation will present Make Music Chicago 2019 on Friday, June 21, when Chicago will join over 1,000 cities around the world in the largest single-day celebration of music.

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