The Drama Group is presenting “Being the Dream,” a celebration of African-American life, talent and culture that is being streamed live on its channel on YouTube.

The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University continues its 25th anniversary season with “Sweet Home Chicago–An Online Blues Celebration.”

The annual Chicago Polar Plunge, which has historically been the largest and most well-known plunge in the city of Chicago, will be a virtual event for the first time in its 21-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s announcement that Chicago has now moved back into Tier 2 mitigation standards, Shedd Aquarium is preparing to safely reopen its doors after 70 days of closure with member-first days Wednesday, Jan. 27, through Friday, Jan. 29, followed by general-public admis…

The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn is joining over 10 other museums and science centers in Illinois and Indiana to continue its annual tradition of a Noon Year’s Eve countdown and celebration.

The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host Santa Sleighs the Holiday, a socially distant drive-thru visit with Santa and his elves on Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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The eighth annual “Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum” celebrates the holiday season as a reimagined driving experience with new displays, drive-up concessions and a customized music soundtrack—all enjoyed from the safety and comfort of the visitor’s vehicle.

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The Mt. Greenwood Park Ice Rink, 3721 W. 111th St., is open with a 50-person occupancy limit due to COVID-19 restrictions. Admittance is on a first-come first-served basis. Warming buildings will be accessible to the public for skate rental only. Patrons should expect additional wait times f…

Gingerbread cookies and houses are one of the many symbols of the holiday season, alongside Christmas trees and twinkling lights. In fact, few confections symbolize the holidays more so than gingerbread.

Upon the arrival of cold weather, people tend to move indoors and limit their time spent in the elements. For those who live in places where there are restrictions placed on indoor entertaining and gatherings, it may be challenging to find ways to spend time safely together as temperatures drop.

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The Chicago Park District (CPD) is looking to partner with Chicago-based organizations and talented individual artists to be a part of the ninth edition of Night Out in the Parks cultural and arts programming event series to be held May 1 to Dec. 31, 2021.

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Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities (SOC/SCC) will host a Virtual Evening Reception on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 7 p.m., honoring Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago White Sox Charities, David Doebler, General Manager of NBC5 Chicago/Telemundo, and Gage Park Coach Katie Hart.

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Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 7 President John Catanzara will be the guest for the Hibernian Radio Hour, being recorded on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., at Cork & Kerry Tavern, 10614 S. Western Ave. The weekly radio show is hosted by Irish-American personality Mike “Houli” Houli…

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Cork & Kerry Tavern, 10614 S. Western Ave., is the new home for the Hibernian Radio Hour, recording every Wednesday night, at 7 p.m., in October and heading into the late fall and winter.

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The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., recently announced that Matt McKinney has accepted the position of manager of the BAC School of Fine Arts.

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Although they have different backgrounds and unique styles, the nine artists featured in “Women’s Work” are united by one thing: clay.

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The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., will offer in-person and online ballet classes beginning the week of Sept. 14.

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Everything has lined up perfectly for the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) to host its first garden walk.

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Chicago musician Nicholas Tremulis was planning to perform at a benefit concert this year in support of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as a way to honor the memory of Elvira Castaneda, the mother of Chris Castaneda, a board member with the Beverly Area Arts Alliance.

Motel Breakfast will release a follow-up EP to its debut album beginning on Aug. 7. The local band will release one song on all major streaming platforms every two weeks until all six songs are released. According to band member Jimmy Drenovsky, after releasing its debut full-length recordin…

Quinn Tubbs, a fifth-grader at Sutherland Elementary School, is among the students from the 2020 Vanderpoel Art Association (VAA) art classes who are displaying their original works at the Beverly branch library, 1962 W. 95th St. The students took part in the basic drawing, cartooning and se…

The Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., weekly summer concert series, Music Mondays, will return July 6 to 27, from 7-9 p.m., in the center’s courtyard. Scheduled to perform are Holden & Company, July 6; Feel Good, July 13; The Holdouts, July 20; and Ginger Road, July 27.

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