March 2023 Local Lineup

Red Lotus Meditation Sangha will conduct a day-long retreat Sat., Mar. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Beverly Unitarian Church,10244 S. Longwood Dr. The retreat will alternate guided, walking, and sitting meditation. It will also include yoga stretch and a Dharma talk on acceptance and resilience. All levels and beginners are welcome. Participation will be limited and a donation is suggested when registering at eventbrite.com, search Red Lotus Day Long in Chicago.  

Criu de Sheela hosts the Wee Ones Gala, a pre-South Side Irish Parade party for children ages 4 to 12 Sat., Mar. 4, 12 to 3 p.m., Church of the Holy Nativity, 9300 S. Pleasant. The $15 admission includes the Enchanted Forest Scavenger Hunt, face painting, snacks, a photo booth plus a chance to march with Criu de Sheela in the parade on Mar. 12. Proceeds benefit the Morgan Park High School Mutual Aid Locker. Info/registration on eventbrite.com; search Criu de Sheela.  

The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will honor individuals and organizations that have been stalwart supporters of the arts and arts education on the South Side at Bold Voices/Bold Women Sat., Mar. 4. Pre-reception begins at 6 p.m. with performance and awards ceremony at 7 p.m. After-party will follow. Tickets: $50/$75. Honorees include Patricia Haynes, Beverly Area Arts Alliance, Joyce and Mel Black, and Denise Powell.  The evening will feature an electrifying performance of “The Vagina Monologues.” Funds raised will support BAC programming. Info/tickets: thebeverlyartscenter.com.  

Red Lotus Meditation Sangha hosts weekly meditations Sundays (Mar. 5, 12, 19, and 26), 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Dr., church sanctuary. The evening begins with a 30-minute guided meditation session, followed by a Dharma talk and ends with a loving-kindness meditation. Donations are suggested. All levels welcome. 

Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., will host Second Fridays ART COMP 46, celebrating the work of local and regional artists. The annual art competition opening event is Fri., Mar. 10, 6 p.m. in the Simmerling Gallery. ART COMP offers over $5000 in prize money. This year’s competition was juried by artists Jennifer Mannebach and Yoonshin Park and curated by Sal Campbell. ART COMP 46 is underwritten by Beverly Bank and Trust. Gallery admission is free; cash bar. 

“Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home,” written and starring Breeda Kelly Miller, is the story of one woman’s journey from Ireland to America and her struggle with dementia in her later years, will be performed Fri., Mar. 10, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. The show brings to the stage experiences that are often unspoken for generations of immigrants and adults caring for their aged parents. Filled with laughs, tears and lots of tea. Tickets: $40. Info/tickets: thebeverlyartscenter.com. 

Enjoy the new Love Living Luxuriously experience as RMH Lifestyle, 1804 W. 103rd St., celebrates its glamorous reopening Saturdays, Mar. 11, 18 and 25 with bubbly, wine, charcuterie and a chance to try out RHM’s new custom line of locally made furniture. Details: info@rmhinteriors.com 

The outlaw country/Bluegrass infused band Beverly Country Club will perform at Blue Island Beer Company,13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, Sat., Mar. 11, 7 p.m. along with Joe Rian and the AM Drinkers and Pat Reedy & the Longtime Goners. Cover: $10. 

Made Artisan Collaborative,1802 W. 103rd St., hosts Word on 103rd, Sat., Mar. 11; doors open at 7 p.m. The evening is a night of brazenly honest true stories from some of Chicago’s hottest obscure local celebrities. BYOB. Possible mature themes so leave the kiddos at home. $10 suggested donation. 

The Beverly Arts Center Youth Theatre Company announces its first production of 2023: “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids,” Fri., Mar. 17, 6 p.m., Sat., Mar. 18, 2 p.m., and Sun., Mar. 19, 2 p.m. Join Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin, and all of the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., for a charming story about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks. Tickets: $18 for adults, $15 for children 12-18, and $12 for children 12 and under. Info: on this show, and BAC classes and events, at thebeverlyartscenter.com or 773-445-3838.  

Erin Kelly and Brendan McAlinden present Sound Healing with Movement, a 90 minute session offering a gentle, feel-good sequence of stress relieving movement, stretching, and deep relaxation set to beautiful sounds created with various musical instruments, Sat., Mar. 18, 2:30 p.m., The Studio Beverly 2501 W. 103rd St., Suite 207. Info: thestudioBeverly.com. 

Wordfetti, an open mic platform for established and emerging performing artists to showcase their singing, spoken word, dance, and other talents in front of a live audience, happens next Sun., Mar. 26, 5 p.m., Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St. $10 suggested donation. 

 

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