March Arts & Entertainment

American Girls of the Ridge: Sun., Mar. 1, 2-5 p.m.  An opening reception for an exhibit of original American Girl dolls and accessories, and stories about three women from the Ridge whose lives paralleled the fictional stories of Addy and Samantha, Ridge Historical Society, 10621 S. Seeley Ave. Free.  773-881-1675 or ridgehistory@hotmail.com. 

BACinema. “Dark Lies the Island,” Weds., Mar. 4, 7:30 p.m. Based on short stories by Kevin Barry, the film painstakingly showcases the realities of life in small-town Ireland with dark humor and beauty; not rated. “Extra Ordinary,” Weds., Mar. 18, 7:30 p.m. An exciting and quirky new release from Ireland, this horror comedy follows a rural driving instructor with supernatural powers who just wants to lead a normal life; rated R. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. $6/$5 BAC members. www.beverlyartcenter.org or 773-445-3838.  

An Evening of Irish Music with Liz Carroll and Special GuestsFri., Mar. 6, 8 p.m. Just in time for St. Pat’s, world-renowned fiddler Liz Carroll performs with Maeve Gilchrist, Nic Gareiss and Open the Door for Threeplaying tunes that will transport you to the grassy fields and blue skies of Ireland. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. $28/ $25 BAC members. www.beverlyartcenter.org or 773-445-3838. 

5th Annual South Side Irish Parade Film FestSat., Mar. 7. Family Matinee, 3 p.m., “The Secret of the Kells,” a young boy is beckoned to adventure when a master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers; $6/ $5 BAC members. Feature, 7 p.m., “Odd Man Out,” stars James Mason as a wounded Irish nationalist leader who attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast. The short film, “The Space Between Us,” will be screened before the feature. A reception precedes the screening at 6 p.m., and a post screening party featuring A Week Back follows. Tickets $18/ $16 BAC members (includes after-party)Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. www.beverlyartcenter.org or 773-445-3838. 

Féile Music Fest, Sat., Mar. 7, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m., and Sun., Mar. 8, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Celebrate Irish culture and heritage with music, dance, food and drink, and Beverly/Morgan Park’s tradition. Barney Callaghan’s Pub, 10618 S. Western. facebook.com/barneycallaghans or773-233-6829. 

BAC Star Productions: Theatre students perform in Romeo & Juliet.” Thurs., Mar. 12, Fri., Mar. 13and Sat., Mar. 14, 7 p.m., and “The Wizard of Oz,” Fri., Mar. 20, 7 p.m., Sat., Mar. 21, 12 and 6 p.m., and Sun., Mar. 22, 3 p.m.  Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. $12/ $10 BAC members. www.beverlyartcenter.org or 773-445-3838. 

Women’s Work” exhibit opening, Fri., Mar. 13, 6to 8 p.m., featuring pieces from nine female artists; exhibit continues through Apr. 26. Beverly Arts Center,  Simmerling Gallery, 2407 W. 111th St. Free.  www.beverlyartcenter.org or 773-445-3838. 

The New Deal, Sat., Mar. 14, 7 p.m. The Concerts at the Castle series hosts a Gypsy jazz concert, Givins Beverly Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. Proceeds fund restoration of the historic Castle. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Wine, cheese and r refreshments available at intermission.  $27.50 suggested donation. www.concertsatthecastle.org or 773-466-9339. 

Open Mic Night, Thurs., Mar. 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Givins Beverly Castle, 10244 S. Longwood Dr. The acoustic open mic is every third Thursday of the month; sign up to perform music, poetry, stand up, storytelling and more. Free. 773-466-9339. 

Heartache Tonight, Sat., Mar. 28, 8 p.m. A tribute experience for Eagles fans featuring the timeless classic songs from all eras and incarnations of the American rock powerhouse. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. $30/ $27 BAC members www.beverlyartcenter.org or 773-445-3838. 

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