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Connolly's is a fun, family-owned Irish Pub that seeks to embrace the classic traditions and cultural elements found in Irish pubs both in America and the Emerald Isle. With a menu that brings Irish food to the new millennium - a careful blend of feeling good and eating well - and an atmosphere that feels like an extension of the proprietor's living room, Connolly's is a vibrant eatery in the heart of Oak Park.
An authentic barbeque eatery, Q-BBQ draws influences from a variety of regional spots from the meat markets of Texas to the hole-in-the-walls in Tennessee. In everything from slow-cooked meats - prepared for up to 22 hours - to homemade sauces, Q-BBQ strives to bring a unique brand of culinary flare to America's original comfort food. Perched along downtown Oak Park's quaint Marion street, an outdoor patio is open in warmer months and allows you to savor the flavors while taking in the charming local sights.
As stylish and romantic as the European jazz clubs it aims to emulate, the Little Gem Café offers an elegant setting and delectable items using locally sourced ingredients. Featuring weekly live music, happy hour specials, and the recent unveiling of a new weekend brunch menu, the Little Gem will bewitch you with its warm atmosphere and uniquely flavorful dishes. Planning a private party? The event team will work with any budget and size to create your perfect event, from anniversaries to corporate meetings.
Originally founded in 1891 as a private club for forward-thinking women, the Nineteenth Century Club continues the tradition of social and cultural advancement to this day. One of Oak Park's premiere venues for educational, cultural, and philanthropic events, it boasts an elegant and expansive parlor suited well for weddings and a ballroom that draws an impressive lineup of musical performances.
Four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will bring his “ripCORD World Tour 2016” to the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016 with Brett Eldredge and special guest Maren Morris.
Built in 1916 in the Georgian revival style, Bishops Hall once housed bishops for several decades. Now, located among the highest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright homes including his very own home & studio, its lush gardens and terrace offer the rare opportunity to stay in one of Oak Park's most historic architectural treasures.
On Thursday, November 17, the public is invited to the Ellwood House Museum for the new lecture series titled “Local Lore.” Local Lore is an adult lecture series which will cover a wide variety of topics relating to DeKalb history. Each month, a different guest speaker will present these fascinating programs. All lectures take place at the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center, 509 North First Street in DeKalb. From Christmas trees to Santa Claus, Christmas as we know it is a result of the Victorian era. Just in time for the opening of the decorated Ellwood Mansion, this lecture will explore how our Christmas traditions became popular.
102.3 The Coyote welcomes Thomas Rhett with special guest Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson & Ryan Hurd to the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, Friday March 3rd 2017. Tickets on sale Friday October 7th at 10am at the box office and LiveNation.com & all Ticketmaster outlets. Thomas Rhett plays from his platinum certified sophomore release Tangled Up with chart-toppers including “Die A Happy Man,” “Crash And Burn” and “T-Shirt.”
Discover what an educational toystore can be! We carefully curate our inventory to offer you the best in toys, games, books and crafts. We inspire the imagination and ignite learning! Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 10am - 5:30pm, Thursday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm
ShakesFEAR will once again be hosted at Ewing Cultural Center. The event is a 30-minute haunted trail around the property and a scary walk through the Theatre. The tour is designed for audience members 10-years-old and up. There will be activities for children in the Courtyard. Space is limited, so tour groups are set at 20 people. The tour will leave from the Courtyard every 10 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. The last tour will leave at 9:30 p.m.
A new musical of this classic tale comes to life for children of all ages when Marie receives a beautiful nutcracker for Christmas from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. When the Nutcracker comes to life, it’s a magical journey to reach the Sugar Plum fairy before the wicked Mouse King. A special one-hour presentation for kids of all ages, featuring Tchaikovsky's beautiful dance music.
The annual Holiday Festival of Lights has become a Stateline family tradition, with over 50 holiday-themed lighted displays. Santa will be spending time each weekend night (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) by the donation box from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, so you can hand deliver your letters to him through Monday, December 19, 2016. When Santa is not present at this location you may still drop your letter in the North Pole Express mailbox, which will be located by the Festival of Lights donation box. Don't forget a return address so Santa can reply! Admission is free; donations are accepted.
For two nights only, audiences will relive some of their favorite musicals from the past seven decades: “Guys & Dolls,” “Les Miserables,” “The Music Man,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and many, many more. The show will consist of solos, duets, and small group numbers from the musicals SCP has performed over the past 70 years! There will be two showings on November 4th and on November 5th at 7:30pm.
Monster Jam stars the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. The 2016 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
It all about the freshest and best in local beer, great food and top service. This all happens at Obed and Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery. The new Peoria microbrewery will mirror the Springfield location to include a similar food menu, on-site microbrewery, outdoor dining, bocce ball courts and bags. The new additions to the Peoria location will be a 15-barrel brew house and a distillery, featuring an exclusive line of Obed and Isaac’s rum, vodka, and gin.
The 3rd Annual Rockford, IL Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular is a show you won’t want to miss. It will be a great place to start your holiday gift shopping or to just find that perfect item you need to have! Talented crafters will fill over 25,000 sq ft showcasing a variety of hand made items.
Celebrating 90 iconic years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions, The Harlem Globetrotters are a world wide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience.
The Stage Coach Players Theatre presents "The Game's Afoot". The show takes place in December 1936 and surrounds real-life Broadway star William Gillette, known for his iconic leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes. Gillette has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a Christmas holiday weekend. Festivities don’t go as planned. This play is directed and adapted by Amanda Smothers. Showing on the following dates and times: Oct. 20-22, 28-29 @ 7:30pm; Oct. 23, 30 @ 2:00pm.
Step into the fantastical imagination of Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the beloved children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. In this special exhibit, you’ll explore 50 original artworks by the creative genius, including sketches, illustrations and works on paper. Presidents, illustrators, friends and celebrities also share their words about the renowned author—how he influenced their careers and touched their lives.
Margaret Cho has always been the Agent Provocateur of stand up. Never one to shy away from a taboo topic, there are literally no subjects off limits. Her socially aware, no-holds-barred brand of comedy has helped her conquer the worlds of film, television, books. music and theatre. This show is intended for mature audiences only.
The Sycamore History Museum is proud to announce that the theme of the 2016 Pumpkin Fest Historic Homes Tour is “Restoration!” We have all followed some wonderful public restorations and renovations recently in Sycamore: the Ward Hotel, the Fargo Hotel, the C&NW Depot, and the Townsend Carriage House, now Resource Bank. We want to celebrate some of the lovely homes of historic Sycamore that have been lovingly restored by dedicated owners.
Independent high quality craft brewer. We use only the finest pure natural ingredients. Food trucks are frequently on premise and local restaurant delivery is available.
HITS Balmoral Park is the premier Midwestern equestrian show jumping facility. With 12 competition rings and a schedule that lasts from May – September, HITS Balmoral Park is the place to be to see magnificent creatures put to the test. The equestrian fun doesn’t just stop at show jumping. HITS, Inc. will also bring Show Hunting to the Chicago Southland. Show hunters, ideally, show many qualities that were rewarded in the fox hunting field such as manners, fluid movement and correct jumping style.
The Plain White T’s kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop, punk, and rock & roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. 15 years later, after several thousand shows and a string of platinum-selling singles, they’re making their triumphant return at The Genesee Theatre to perform their greatest hits.