Open Mic

Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Pl., will host an Open Mic Afternoon at 4 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 4. Singers, musicians, comedians and other entertainers are welcome to perform. The event is free, and refreshments will be served.

To sign up an act, call Debbie Parks at (773) 574-9727 or email

For information about attending, call Bridget Murphy at (773) 474-7300.

‘Remixed & Revisited’

The Beverly Theatre Guild will present “Remixed & Revisited,” a musical cabaret, on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 28, at 3 p.m., at Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th St.

Enjoy musical favorites from Broadway and Hollywood in re-imagined arrangements and an intimate cabaret setting.

Performers include Natalie Bjorklund, Stacy Bresnahan, Natalie Cross, Caroline Doyle, Kate Dunneback, Samantha Elliot, Dean Erickson, Hannah Gillespie, Sarah Gillespie, Justin Holloway, Jen Lenihan, Frank Lopez, Egypt Marie, Yasir Muhammad, Michael Neary, Debbie Novicki, Josh Novicki, Michelle Pniewski, Sarah Sheehan and Hallie Lee Zipper.

Directors are Jaime McGuffage and Aron Arellano, with musical directors Sharon Mason and Stacy Cunningham, and choreographers Tom Fagan, Jonathan Meester and Jaime McGuffage.

Tickets are $40 in advance, and $50 at the door. Admission includes light buffet and two drinks.

For more information or tickets, call (773) 284-8497 or visit the website at

‘In the Heights’

The Drama Group will wrap up its 88th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, “In the Heights.”

Performances will be held at The Drama Group Studio Theatre, 330 W. 202nd St., in Chicago Heights, on Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Aug. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.

From the creator of “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, this musical tells the universal story of a vibrant community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet; the windows are always open; and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It is a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions to take and which ones to leave behind.

Tickets are $23 for adults, $21 for seniors and $17 for students with ID. Group discount rates are also available.

For more information or tickets, call (708) 755-3444 or visit the website at

Free Concerts, Movies

The Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn host free summer concerts and movies on the Village Green, 95th Street and 52nd Avenue.

The remaining concerts include Sundays, Aug. 4, Dancing Noodles; Aug. 18, Wild Daisy; and Aug. 25, Strung Out. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.

The remaining movies include Friday, July 26, “How to Train Your Dragon-The Hidden World,” and Wednesday, Aug. 14, “Captain Marvel.” All movies begin at dusk.

For more information, call (708) 857-2200 or visit the website at

Log Cabin Center

An “Abstraction in Nature Photography” workshop will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park.

Instructor Lauren Becker will show how to take an object and capture it in a way that the average eye would not catch. Students will be challenged to manipulate objects, color and light to create an interesting picture.

Students may bring any camera to use and should be dressed for the outdoors. The workshop is open to people 12 and older. The fee is $20.

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A paper bead jewelry class will be held on Wednesday, July 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Instructor Marilyn Vandenbout will have the class experience the making of a sheet of paper and then creating a bracelet or pair of earrings with the materials provided. Workshop fee is $20 plus a $5 materials fee.

For more information or to register, call (708) 361-3650.

Animals & Agriculture

The Children’s Farm at The Center, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will host a Animals & Agriculture Career Day on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Local businesses and animal-related organizations will provide activities and information about their careers and how they help animals every day.

For more information, call (708) 361-3650.


Tickets are available for the Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre’s production of “Newsies,” at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., on Fridays, Aug. 2 and 9, and Saturdays, Aug. 3 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. Matinees performances will he held on Sundays, Aug. 4 and 11, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for children, 12 and under, and seniors, 60 and over.

Tickets are available at the Oak View Center, by phone at (708) 857-2200 or online at