Get Out with 200 Corvettes, Your Dog and a Flea Circus

Why stay home when there is so much happening in the area? Patch's entertainment guide will give you plenty of reasons to "get out" this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit, as well as bars, restaurants and shops to explore.

Charitable Events

June 18, 11am–3pm |
The first annual Petpalooza and Pet Parade celebrates our furry best friends. The event feature animals from Brookfield Zoo, exhibitors and vendors, inflatables, pet adoption, a kid zone, a pet contest, entertainment and more. At 1 p.m., take part in the Pet Parade (print an entry form from the Township website here.) Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Admission is free, but donations to the Orland Township Pet Pantry are encouraged. Visit www. orlandtwp.org or call 708-403-4222 for further information.

June 18, 6pm - Midnight |
Dust off your bell-bottoms, and slide into those platforms! Get ready to boogie for a cause! This groovy fundraiser will benefit (Public Action to Deliver Shelter). PADS is an interfaith program that provides food and shelter to people who cannot afford housing. This funky night will feature karaoke, dancing, 70s music, raffles and a best 70s costume contest. Tickets are $35 (each ticket includes two alcoholic drinks and dinner). Contact Liz Moore at 708-754-4357 or lizm@sspads.org for more information.


June 19, 7pm–9pm |
Enjoy a nostalgic Sunday evening with the Encore Concert Band. This 50+ piece band will play Big Band favorites such as “The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” and more. This is a free event. Bring your own lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the music. Visit the Encore Concert band website for more information.

Philmont & Jay Hughes at the Bridge Teen Center
June 17, 7:30pm - 10:30pm |
The Bridge Teen Center continues its Summer Concert Series in the Garage with Philmont & Jay Hughes. These concerts are open to teens in 7th - 12th grade. Admission is free when a student application is on file. Applications are free. Get one here or pick one up at the Bridge Teen Center. Admission without an application is $5. For updates about events in the Garage, text "GARAGE" to 86677. Call 708-532-0500 or email info@thebridgeteencenter.org for more information.

For Dad

June 17, 2pm–3pm |
Kids ages 5 and up can create a special gift for dad. Kids will have an hour to work on their creativity by making a special foam picture frame. To register for this program, call the library at (708)448-1530, or visit its website at www.palosparklibrary.org.

Father's Day Corvette Show at Ed and Joe's
June 19, 11am–7pm |
Bring dad to see over 200 corvettes lined up outside of Ed and Joe's Restaurant and Pizza.  Canary Blue will be playing top 40 hits and classic tunes. Food will be available outside including pizza, cheeseburgers and hot dogs. Contact Ed & Joes at 708-532-3051, or visit its website http://www.ednjoes.com for more information.


June 17, 1:30pm–2:30pm |
Come see the "Smallest Show on Earth” - Professor Marvel's Flea Circus & Magic Show!  Watch well-trained fleas peform amazing feats such as being shot out of a cannon, shattering a paper hoop, being safely caught in a baseball glove held by an audience member, walking a dangerous high wire act and performing on the flying trapeze. To register free, stop at the Youth Services desk or call (708) 448-1473.

June 18, 11am–1pm |
Marquette Bank will kick off its customer appreciation week with a magic party. This event is open to adults and children alike. Refreshments and other fun activities will be available.

Patricia Bailey June 16, 2011 at 11:13 AM
My husband, a Palos resident, plays with the Chicago Kingsnakes. They are playing the Corvette Show also... starting at 2:00 p.m. http://www.chicagokingsnakes.com
Lisa Tiess June 16, 2011 at 03:09 PM
Thanks for the info Patricia!


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