The Shedd Aquarium, in accordance with citywide health and safety guidance, is ready to reopen its doors to the public following 16 weeks of closure due to COVID-19.

Hibernian Media Chairman Mike Houlihan’s promotional tour of Chicago’s Irish pubs continues in saluting Irish first responders on his weekly show “The Hibernian Radio Hour.”

Brookfield Zoo recently announced its phased reopening plan after being temporarily closed to guests since March 19 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As most community events are being cancelled, the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is bringing back a retooled, social distancing-friendly version of its popular History Mystery Bike Tour.

After a successful premiere in 2019, “Our Irish Pub” returns for Chapter Two and will feature international Irish fiddler Katie Grennan as host to showcase some of her favorite Irish pubs in Chicago.

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., will host OUTspoken, the LGBTQIA storytelling collective, on Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.

The South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade, set for Sunday, March 15, has been canceled amidst concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. 

The Chicago Kids Company (CKC) will present “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a one-hour musical adaptation for children, at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.

Caleb Hand stars as Quasimodo in the Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Production of “Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Performances will be held at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Fridays and Saturdays, March 20, 21, 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, March 22 and 29, at 3 p.m.…

The La Porte County Master Gardeners will host their spring garden show on Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Michigan City High School, 8466 Pahs Rd., in Michigan City, Ind.

As the culmination of their spring classes, students in the theater program of the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) School of Fine Arts will take the stage with performances of “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

To kick off Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, legendary Irish band The Chieftains will perform at Symphony Center on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m., in their “Irish Goodbye” tour.

Don Hayner will discuss his new book, “Binga: The Rise and Fall of Chicago’s First Black Banker,” on Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. Jesse Binga was an ambitious man who rose from street peddler to millionaire real estate agent and banker in …

The South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will kick off this year’s festivities with its annual pre-parade fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 11 p.m., at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., in Merrionette Park.

On a recent snowy afternoon, several board members of the Ridge Historical Society (RHS) enjoyed a “play date,” thanks to a generous donation to the RHS collection.

Let the good times roll at the second annual Jambalaya Jam and Cook Off, sponsored by the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association, on Monday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Cork & Kerry Tavern, 10614 S. Western Ave.

Open Outcry Brewing Co., 10934 S. Western Ave., will host Beverly Brews & I Do’s, a wedding event featuring local businesses on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Heartache Tonight, the Midwest’s premiere Eagles tribute band, returns to the neighborhood with a concert on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St.

At a recent rehearsal, cast and crew members of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” prepare for the presentation by the St. Barnabas Family School Association Theater Arts Program featuring fifth- through eighth-graders. The eighth-grade cast includes Noreen Reilly (Ariel), Sam Quiroz (Prince Eric), Lu…

The South Side Irish Parade will continue its St. Patrick’s Day festivities with the fifth annual South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade Film Festival on Saturday, March 7, at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.

The 2020 Ridge Park Art Fair & Festival will be held on Saturday, June 20, at the Ridge Park Cultural Center, 9625 S. Longwood Dr. Artists can register to participate online at the website at ridgeparkartfair.org. Application deadline is April 15. For more information, call Irene at (773…

Deana Everson will demonstrate and discuss glass mosaic techniques at the Lemont Artists Guild meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st St., in Homer Glen. Everson’s mosaics evolve out of her love and passion to experiment with a variety …

Kids will work on a variety of art projects such as painting, drawing, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and crafts at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park. Art for Kids will be held on four Saturdays beginning Feb. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., for students kindergar…

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC) will host an upcoming production of “Love Letters” that will feature a pair of Chicago theater veterans.

The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will hold basket-making classes on six Thursdays beginning Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Instructor Jane Dwyer will have students begin by making a wood-bottomed basket with a choice of colored trim and continue to learn…

The Concerts at the Castle series will host a phenomenal female musical artist in a February concert at the historic Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.

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