Saturday, November 10, 2012
Looking to make the most out of the upcoming holiday season? These six events will keep you entertained and full of holiday cheer.
Looking for things to do for the holidays in Chicago? Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, remember these Christmas classics. What: This Museum of Science and Industry event began in 1942 with just one tree dedicated to the Allies of World War II. Today, the event includes a 45-foot tall Grand Tree with more than 30,000 lights and 1,000 ornaments adorning it. Additionally, the event will feature 50 smaller trees representing various cultures and holiday traditions. Where: Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, to Sunday, Jan. 6 Cost: included with general admission of $15 per adult More info: Visit the MSI Chicago website What: The rink has brought together …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Know what you're up to this Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve? Need an escape route? That's where we come in. Peruse this guide for local holiday events and bar hours.
Tinley Park knows how to celebrate. And this holiday season the local restaurants and bars—many of which double as music venues—will not disappoint you. Tinley businesses are serving up amazing comfort foods and high-end eats and cocktails, which we consider ingredients for a very festive night on the town. Here's a rundown of what some local bars and restaurants are up to this Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Editor's note: Call to confirm your plans ahead of time. If you have a venue in mind that you don't see here, find it in our Places Directory. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: The saloon is open during regular business hours on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for those last-minute shoppers looking to take the …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Check out what's dropping out of local Redbox kiosks most this week.
Thinking of staying in tonight? Maybe renting a movie? Tinley Park Patch is showing off the top Redbox DVD rentals in town this week! These popular flicks might be hard to find, so be sure to check out our list of local kiosks to help in your hunt. Here are the top rentals listed for Dec. 9-16. PLEASE VIST our Patch Places Directory for Redbox rental locations. Feel like going out for a flick, instead? Look Up Local Movie Times Like us on Facebook
Monday, December 5, 2011
After the tree was illuminated Friday night, Tinley's holiday weekend kicked off with parades, old fashioned carriage rides, photos with Santa and more. Catch a glimpse of the action.
The sounds of sleigh bells filled the streets of downtown Tinley Park over the weekend as old fashioned horse-drawn carriages made their way up and down Oak Park Avenue. Along the horses' routes was The Landmark Church, Museum and Schoolhouse — home to the Tinley Park Historical Society — where children worked on crafts. Hundreds shopped under the big tent known as the Tinley Park Holiday Market. While local business' sold Christmas items, dancers from Heart & Sole entertained the crowds. Ice carvers from the Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts program amazed the crowd with their reindeer creations. Visitors took a break from the cold on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy classic Holiday movies at Landmark Church. Look for yourself or see what …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Benefit, arts, entertainment, family friendly and government events happening this weekend, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
The perfect weekend activity can be just as difficult to find as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster or a Chicago highway without traffic. Have faith! Patch has come to the rescue with the best bets for the weekend. So, set aside that low-quality video camera, put down your fishing rod and discover the weekend. For the Love of Liz - Benefit for Elizabeth Corley Friday, September 30, 7pm | 115 Bourbon Street Help Elizabeth Corley as she battles brain tumors and their side effects while trying to care for a daughter. Tickets include food, wine, beer and entertainment, and are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. JEWEL-OSCO's "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" Food Drive Daily Until September 30, All Day | Jewel Osco "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" in Jewel-…
Friday, September 16, 2011
Your weekly movie listings, plus quick-hit reviews by a guy who haven't seen most of these.
Clicking on a movie's name will take you to its official website, made by people who actually have seen the movie. The theater names will show you the times a movie is playing. If 3D isn't specified, the movie is 2D. Apollo 18 They're Blair Witch-ing the space race with this spooky-looking horror film made of "found footage" from a supposed secret last mission to the moon. Rated PG-13. 86 minutes. Playing at: Orland Park Cinema Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star An awkward farm kid finds out his parents were porn stars, so goes off to Hollywood to become a porn star himself despite his comically undersized genitalia. Seriously. That's the plot. Rated R. 96 minutes. Playing at: Showplace New Lenox 14, Orland Park Cinema, Country Club Hills 16…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Green, sports, charitable, pets and patriotic events happening this weekend, Sept. 8-11, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Finding a social life doesn't require an ancient chinese compass. Put down your lodestones because all you need is a little help from Patch! Orland Township "Sustainable Saturday" September 10, 8 a.m.-noon | Orland Township Highway Department Take part of Orland Township's "Sustainable Saturday" by donating unwanted electronics to be recycled. Acceptable items include televisions, monitors, computers, copiers, printers, fax machines, VCRs, keyboards, DVD players, microwaves, stereos, phones, speakers, cables, lights, computer parts, game consoles and handheld electronic devices. This is a free event. OASIS 5K Run/Walk September 10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Bootsma Bookstore Cafe Run or walk to support the visually impaired this Saturday. Watch a…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Charitable, crafts, kid-friendly and sales events happening this weekend, Sept. 1 - 5, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
Hey, you! With the bellbottom pants! Disco may have died, but that doesn't mean that your social life has to as well. It is time to shed the polyester, take off those platforms and get out (and down) Patch style. Teen Knitting Club Thursdays, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | The Bridge Teen Center Learn to knit a scarf while laughing and chatting with new friends at the Bridge Teen Center. Needles, scarf patterns and yarn are provided. To sign up, visit thebridgeteencenter.org or call 708-532-0500. Stitch Club Thursday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Tinley Park Public Library Share your needlecraft interest with others at the Stitch Club. Novices are welcome to join and get some tips from members. Please bring your own supplies. Night Owl Story Time …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Nightlife, movies, teen/kid friendly and charitable events happening this weekend, Aug. 25 - 28, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
After working all week like hamster on a wheel, the weekend is like that plastic ball thingy they put you in so you can run around the house (an potentially over the cat's tail). It’s time to be free! So get out of your cage, shake off the bedding and see what's out there this weekend. Hyperflo August 26, 9:30 p.m. | Sam Maguire's Traditional Irish Pub Listen to this five piece band cover today's rock, hip-hop, alternative, pop and club hits. $5 cover. Hit Parade August 26, 10 p.m. | JW Hollstein's Hear high energy music from the 1960s to today with Hit Parade. $5 cover after 9pm. Movie in the Park August 26, 7:30 p.m. | Palos Park Village Green Bring your favorite picnic blanket and enjoy a family friendly movie on the Village Green. The…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Performing arts, festivals, green, charitable and library events happening this weekend, Aug. 18 - 21, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
When it comes to picking weekend activities, many of us suffer from decidophobia (fear of making decisions). Fear not! Patch has come to the rescue with an amazing weekend all lined up for you. Tinley Summer Fest August 20, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Easter Seals Enjoy an evening of food and fun with performances by Yard Fulla Cars, Joey Midnight & the Fleshtones and more. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family. Proceeds go to Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic School, Child & Family Connections #12 and Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Zante's Lounge Celebrates 2nd Anniversary August 21, 3 p.m. | Zante of Orland Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Zante's in Orland Park with a pig roast, bean bag tournament and several contests. Hear performances…