This year the mayors (including a ringer or two) are pitching in to help out a great cause – Special Olympics – for a night of family and community fun. While enjoying the game, fans can also sample cuisine from area restaurants at “Bite in the Burbs” mini- taste.
Battle of the Burbs offers a fun night out for the families without breaking the family budget, as well as a chance to laugh at local elected struggling on the diamond. Admission is $5 (children under 10 are free) and can be purchased the night of the game or from your friendly police/fire chief, or municipal executive. Once inside the park, tickets can be purchased for $1 each for purchase of food and beverages at the mini-taste.
Gate opens at 4 p.m., game starts at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 11. Standard Bank Stadium (where the Windy City Thunderbolts play) is located at 14011 S. Kenton Ave. in Crestwood.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
State Sen. Bill Cunningham(18th) and State Rep. Fran Hurley (35th) are hosting an expo designed to give area women access to various agencies and organizations all in one place at one time. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Avenue. About a dozen different organizations will be in attendance including Palos Community Hospital, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, AARP and representatives from the attorney general and state's attorney offices. Children are welcome.
Action Sertoma's Fall Festival
From 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Gaelic Park, 6119 West 147th Street, the event will feature live music, and open bar, a dinner that includes a roasted pig, bean bag tournament and various raffles. Tickets are $60 and benefit Sertoma Centre in Alsip.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1250 W. 119th Street, will be hosting an event to remember, honor and celebrate those who have been touched by breast cancer. The gala will feature food and fun. It starts at 6 p.m.
It's homecoming week for young and old Mustangs starting off with the Evergreen Park Community High School’s 2013 homecoming parade at 4 p.m. The parade steps off from the school parking lot at 100th Street and Sawyer Avenue, turning north to 99th Street; west on Central Park, then south on 100th Street, before traveling east back toward the high school.
EPCHS vs. Eisenhower Varsity Football
The undefeated 6-0 Evergreen Park Mustangs take on the 4-2 Eisenhower Cardinals at EPCHS, 9901 S. Kedzie Ave. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., but fans may want to arrive early because the stadium is going to be packed. Can’t make the game? Patch will be streaming the game LIVE, courtesy of High School Cube.
MEN: The Show
Gather your BFFs and head out for a girls' night out at 115 Bourbon Street for an evening of sizzling stage performances by Chicago's sexiest men. MEN: The Show is a tasteful audience participation show guaranteed to be an unforgettable night and the ultimate ladies night experience. 8:30 p.m. 115 Bourbon Street is located at 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11-12
Homewood Area Chamber Oktoberfest
Roll out the barrel and bring your family, friends and dachshund out for an “Old World-style,” Bavarian Oktoberfest. Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Glenwood team up to provide plenty of authentic German food, live music, imported beer, a Bavarian marketplace and more at the Glenwoodie Golf Club, 19301 State Street in Glenwood. Friday night festivities begin at 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Bring your dachshund on Saturday for a wiener dog parade. For more info on meal and beer packages, visit the Homewood Area Chamber website.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Ross Dress for Less Grand Opening
Opening Day for Ross Dress for Less, at 91st Street and Western Avenue. Ross will be giving away $1,000 in gift cards. Ross opens its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street, will be hosting a concert featuring three bands. Come out and listen to Coyote Riot, 80s Enough and The Sullivan Brothers Blues Band. The concert is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15.
Festival of Choirs Concert
For the ninth year Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 110th Pl. and Longwood Dr., will be hosting a free concert featuring a variety of choirs. It starts at 3:30 p.m.
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