For Maggie DePalo, stand-up comedy was a “fun, creative outlet” that she pursued later in life, well into her adult years.
The parish of Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church will host its carnival and festival from Thursday, July 29, to Sunday, Aug. 1, at 95th Street and Lawndale Avenue in Evergreen Park.
Shedd Aquarium has announced the return of Jazzin’ at the Shedd, an evening event series punctuated by live, local jazz talent, unbelievable animal moments and fantastic city skyline and firework views.
Oak Lawn Community High School Theater Coach Mike Olsson will direct an autism- and disability-friendly Reader’s Theatre for teens and young adults on Saturday, July 17, at 3 p.m., in the outdoor tent at the Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S. Troy Ave. Attendees will choose a role to pla…
In honor of Disability Awareness Month, the Chicago Public Library (CPL) Diversability Committee is offering an array of online programs for kids, teens and adults celebrating the culture, history and achievements of people with disabilities.
The Chicago Public Library (CPL) “Make Summer Yours,” an all-ages and citywide approach to summer programming across all 81 library locations, continues through Aug. 22.
After more than a year of virtual theatre, online music and video dance performances, the Beverly Art Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., brings live professional theater back to the stage with “Comedy of Errors” performed on its courtyard stage June 25 to 27. Tickets are on sale now in the BAC…
The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, In Wilmington, Ill., is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodsy Owl with a Woodsy Owl and Friends photo contest and iNaturalist mobile application challenge.
Chicago Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly, along with local arts organizations, performers and community members, recently announced the ninth summer season of Night Out in the Parks.
The Beverly Area Arts Alliance will host the Summer Solstice Uprising Market on the business corridor near 103rd Street and Longwood Drive on Saturday, June 19, with DJ Ayana Contreras, of WBEZ radio among the many artists participating. The event runs from 3 to 9 p.m., with outdoor markets …
The Evergreen Park Public Library will host a slam-dunk book discussion of “The Crossover,” by Kwame Alexander, and a pick-up basketball game for fathers and sons, on Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m., on the basketball court at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway.
Alliance Contemporary at NOB will present “Let’s Get Funky” on Saturday, June 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the hippest destination in Beverly, the pop-up art space behind Nicky’s of Beverly, 105th Street and Western Avenue.
Hibernian Media is in the final stages of editing its masterpiece, “In Search of Weeping Jim,” the story of the late 31st Ward Ald. James Ambrose Kearns, “Weeping Jim,” and his role as the “father of the Chicago flag.”
Organizers of the annual Ridge Run said the longtime neighborhood tradition will be twice as fun this year—because two versions of the race through Beverly/Morgan Park will be held.
“Let’s Get Funky,” a show in three parts celebrating Chicago’s blues history, will open on Friday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St.
The Chicago Public Library (CPL) will host its invites sixth annual ChiTeen Lit Fest (CTLF) from May 16 to 22. The fest will be held virtually and is for teenagers ages 13 to 19.
Elwood Dowd, portrayed by Joe Bushell, enjoys time with his best friend Harvey in the Beverly Theatre Guild’s production of Mary Chase’s “Harvey,” set for April 30 to May 2 at the Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th St. For tickets, call (773) BTG-TIXS (284-8497) or visit the webs…
The Blue Island Public Library has served the community for 130 years and is a valued cultural institution, trusted government agency, beacon of democratic freedom and supporter of citizens’ lifelong pursuit of learning.
The Lemont Artists Guild and the Homer Township Public Library will present Photo Techniques for Macro Photography, Depth of Field and Soft Focus Photography on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, May 9, millions of people will celebrate the special women in their lives, particularly the mothers, grandmothers and stepmothers who often tirelessly care for those they love.
The Chicago Public Library Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, the Bronzeville Historical Society and Friends of Mrs. Nancy Green will present the Zoom opening of “ReImagine Aunt Jemima: A Legacy of Nancy Green and Edith Wilson,” on Friday, April 23.
The Lemont Artists Guild and the Homer Township Public Library will host a virtual presentation, “Authenticity and Beyond: Forensic Art Analysis,” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly recently announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront, playgrounds and indoor aquatics programming as metrics allow the city to ease COVID-19 regulations.