Council Oak Montessori School and Blue Island Music will host award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Sarah Marie Young for a performance on Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m., at the school, 2521 Grove St., in Blue Island.

Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., in Oak Forest, will host its annual Bridal Expo in the newly renovated Emerald Room on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 12 to 3 p.m.

A paper-bead jewelry workshop will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 to noon, at the Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park. Barb Thompson will instruct students in learning the steps to create paper beads from a variety of papers. Participants will create j…

The Evergreen Park Recreation Department will host FantaSciFest on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Evergreen Park Senior Center, 9547 S. Homan Ave.

The closing reception for “Threads of Imagination,” the exhibit at the Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will be held on Friday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Frunchroom, the live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park, returns this month with five new stories and performers. 

Betty Burian Kirk will present a PowerPoint lecture on inkle loom basics, techniques and Baltic style pick-up following the next meeting of the Weavers Guild South on Saturday, Jan. 18, at noon, at the Matteson Public Library, 801 School Ave. Attendees will learn how to thread an inkle loom …

Snow White finds a cottage with seven goofy dwarfs in the Chicago Kids Company Theater for Children production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. The one-hour original musical adaptation tells the story of a jealous queen who orders her stepdau…

Olivia Taylor, 14-year-old resident of Newburgh, Ind., and granddaughter of Beverly residents Tony and Rose Norris, earned a gold medal for her solo jazz performance at the 2019 International Dance Organization World Championships in Poland. Taylor also earned bronze medals for her contempor…

The winter Junior Farmer session will be held at The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, on Saturdays and Tuesdays beginning Jan. 4. The Saturday session will be held Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10 or 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 6, and 2 p.m. for ages 7 to 12. The Tuesday session will be …

The Concerts at the Castle series will start the New Year with a jazz performance by bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Larry Gray along with guitarist and composer John Moulderon.

The Shedd Aquarium has begun offering low-sensory aquatic presentations on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and on the last Sunday every month for the last presentation of the day.

The Holiday CD, “Christ Mass A Feast,” produced and arranged by the Rev. Anthony Brankin during his time as pastor at St. Thomas More Church, is available at Beverly Records, 11612 S. Western Ave.

During Misericordia’s second annual Christmas pop-up shop at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea enjoys the moment with Beverly resident Nancy Lyne. The pop-up shop, which debuted Dec. 14-15, will again be open on Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. to …

Dan Conwell, from St. Christina Elementary School, and Charlie Rumbaugh, from Mt. Greenwood Elementary School, were the winners in the Mt. Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Coloring Contest. Conwell was the winner in the 3 to 5 age group, and Rumbaugh won in the 6 to 10 age group. There were so …

Chicago Jazzworks will host a Celebration of The Voice, featuring vocal performances by Justine Hopkins and Tre Mel Davis, on Dec. 14, from 7 to 10 p.m., at The Beverly Woods Banquet Hall, 11532 S. Western Ave. The band will perform soul, R&B and jazz music. The $25 general admission inc…

Due to high demand and limited tickets remaining for the original performance, a second show has been added for Pat Tomasulo’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Show at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St.

The Chicago Children’s Choir Beverly Neighborhood Choir will perform at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., during the Beverly Area Planning Association’s annual Holiday Cookie Crawl, beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. For more information, visit the website at ccchoir.org.

The Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Garfield Park Conservatory are hosting their 2019 holiday shows through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Garfield Park Conservatory  (pictured). “Invisible Forces” at the Lincoln Park Conservat…

Mark Larson will present “Ensemble: an Oral History of Chicago Theater” on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Evergreen Park Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. “Ensemble” is an in-depth, first-of-its-kind history of Chicago’s internationally celebrated theater scene, spanning 65 years and told t…

Andy Robinson, of AndySunflower Cafe, displays the Shop Small tote bags available to the first 100 shoppers to visit the Small Business Saturday Welcome Center at Ain’t She Sweet Cafe, 9920 S. Western Ave., between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. In addition to Shop Small merchandis…

The Concerts at the Castle series will feature long-time friends and folk music collaborators Michael Peter Smith and Anne Hills on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., at the historic Givins Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr.

The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus will present “Holidisco,” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Experience this unforgettable show complete with all the tantalizing glitz and glamour that the holidays bring. Shiny disco balls and bell-bottoms will kick off …

The Southwest Symphony Orchestra (SSO), under the direction of David L. Crane, will present “Holiday Gifts of Music,” on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Damian Church, 5250 W. 155th St., in Oak Forest. The SSO will collaborate with the St. Damian Music Ministry and the Oak Lawn Park Dis…

The Chicago Bar Association (CBA) will present “For Lying Out Loud” on Thursday, Dec. 5, to Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., at DePaul University’s Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E. Balbo Ave. More than 50 CBA attorneys will perform in the annual musical comedy revue that parodies local and nationa…

The Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St., will host a Turkey Table Decoration class on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This hand-sewing program is for all ages. Participants are asked to bring a stretchy winter glove. The library will provide all other supplies. Reservations a…

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