July 2021 Community Calendar

Please note: BAPA summer office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon. through Thurs. Contact BAPA at 773-233-3100 or bapa@bapa.org 

Get in the groove with DJ Jon from Beverly Records spins on the patio this summer for Vinyl Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m., at Nicky’s of Beverly, 105th and Western.  

The Beverly Art Center’s popular Music Mondays free concert series continues in the BAC Courtyard. 2407 W. 111th St., where music lovers bring gather from 7 to 9 p.m. to enjoy the diverse sounds of the musical acts. This month’s line-up: July 5, Holden & Co., jazz and R&B; July 12, Caliente Old School, Latin, jazz, rock, salsa and Motown; July 19, Matt, Zach & Tom, originals and modern and classic rock; and July 26, The Blend, classic rock. Suggested donation, $5; no coolers or outside beverages. Info: www.beverlyartcenter.org. 

The submission deadline is July 6 for the Chicago Bungalow Association’s 5th Bungalow Garden Contest, open to bungalow owners who are members of CBA. Enter your front garden, side/back garden or window boxes for a chance to win $500 and other prizes. Info and applications chicagobungalow.org/garden-contest.   

Local School Council meetings: Kellogg School LSC, Thurs., July 8, 6 p.m., 773-535-2590, Kellogg.CPS.Edu; Sutherland School LSC, Tues., July 20, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2580, Sutherland.CPS.Edu; Morgan Park High School LSC, Wed., July 21, 6 p.m., 773-535-2550, MorganParkCPS.org. Call the school or visit the website for information on in-person or virtual meetings. 

Beverly Arts Center (BAC) Summer Arts Camps are open for children ages 5 to 12 and Tots Camps serve children ages 3 to 5. Camps are offered in two-week sessions with age-appropriate curriculums in dance, film, music, theater and visual arts. Sessions are July 5 through 16 and July 19 through 30. Scholarships are available. Info and registration: beverlyartcenter.org, 773-445-3838 or at the BAC, 2407 W. 111th St.  

Zumba classes with instructor Sharon Dorsey begin Sat., July 10, 9:15 a.m. at Morgan Park Sports Center, 11505 S. Western. Fees are $12 for drop-in or $70 for one month membership. Register at Morganparksportcenter.com. Info: 773-945-6020. 

Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Park will host free local events this summer at the following locations:  Movies in the Parks, “The Wizard of Oz,” Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd St., Tues., July 13, 8:30 p.m.; Toddlers, Tunes and Turtles. Wed., July 28, 5:30 p.m., and Ramblin’ Rose & the 290 East Ramblers,Thurs., July 29, 6 p.m., Kennedy Park, 113th and Western; Enchanted Tightrope, Mon., Aug. 23, 4 and 6 p.m., Morgan Park Sports Center, 11505 S. Western; and Movies in the Parks, “Tom & Jerry,” Thurs., Sept. 2, 8 p.m., and Yves Francois Rocambu Jazz. Thurs., Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr. Info and more events at chicagoparkdistrict.com. 

AbOUT Art, an exhibit featuring the collective works of LGBTQA+ artists and allies, opens with a reception Fri., July 16, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. The exhibit runs through Aug. 28. Gallery admission is free. Info: beverlyartcenter.org or 773-445-3838.  

The Country on Western Music Festival presents country music varieties from alt-country to americana; outlaw to bluegrass; folk to traditional swing, Sat., July 17 and Sun., July 18, Barney Callaghan’s Pub, 10618 S. Western. It’s a Country Music experience that can’t be found anywhere else on the South Side featuring Coyote Riot, South City Revival, Railway Gamblers, Liam Durkin Band, David Quinn, Dallas Ugly, Daya Dorado, and McWhiskey and Shannon Ward. Admission, $15-$20. Info:  


Sunday Soiree at Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western, Sun., July 18, 12 to 5 p.m., Filipino-themed brunch with live DJs. Make reservations at horsethiefbrewing.com. 

Enjoy shopping, food, drinks, music, kid’s activities and more at Beverly Fest by Shop 99, Sat., July 24, 12 to 8 p.m., 99th & Walden Parkway. 



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