Cross Country Skiing
Beverly Improvement Association invites neighbors to cross country skiing in Dan Ryan Woods on Sundays at 1 p.m. when there is at least 4 inches of snow on the ground. Participants meet at 1 p.m. at Beverly Bike and Ski, 9121 S. Western; ski, boot and show shoe rental available for $15.
Celebrate Mardi Gras at BAC with The Big Lagniappe~March 1 at 7:30
The Big Lagniappe is a unique band from Joliet, Illinois. The band was formed in 2016, and was birthed from other projects that went to the wayside. With a four piece horn section, thumping rhythm section, and stunning guitar solos, the band has been gaining crowds attention since the beginning. This past year they headlined New Orleans North in Joliet, played NOLA Fest in Blue Island and Down on The Farm Fest. The band is no stranger to the Chicago land nightlife scene either. 2018 also boasted a 4 week Mardi Gras Residency at Chicago Street Pub and a show at the historic Rialto theater among other shows. While The Big Lagniappe is influenced from New Orleans roots music, the band has a slough of original tunes. The band keeps true to blue collar, Midwest town they hail from, and stay engaged in the local community. The original tunes are somewhat progressive in nature, and the traditional tunes, breath new life into the old. The first full length record, “A Little Somthing Mo”, is out as of December 21, 2018. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street. Chuck's Southern Food will be available for purchase starting at 6:30 so come early!
BAC Cinema ~ South Side Irish Film Festival ~ March 2nd
CHILDREN’S MATINEE at 3PM ~ Song of the Sea
Children’s matinee begins at 3:00. Oscar nominated best animated feature film of the year. Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world!
EVENING FEATURE FILM ~ Black ‘47 at 7PM
One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting Irish revenge thriller. Pre-movie reception at 6. Traditional Irish music featuring Pat Finegan-flute and Brendan Bulger-fiddle. Movie starts at 7. Party to follow – includes live music by A Week Back (Chuck & John) full bar service and dancing. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.
Live Music: Larry Gray Jazz at the Castle ~ March 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Jazz-Lovers Take NOTE! Larry Gray Trio with John Moulder and Charles Heath at an intimate venue in Chicago’s beautiful Beverly neighborhood! Givins Beverly Castle provides an intimate South Side concert experience, with parking on-site. Tickets can be purchased by calling (773) 466-9339
Jambalaya Jam ~ March 4 @ 6:30 pm
The Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association is bringing the Big Easy to Western Avenue with the inaugural Jambalaya Jam and Cook-Off on Monday, March 4! Enjoy jambalaya from 13 participating businesses competing to be the best on the South Side! All guests will be able to vote for their favorite jambalaya for the People’s Choice award. Chef Erich Wennberg from the Maple Tree Inn will select winners in the Judge’s Choice category. The event will be held on Monday, March 4, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave. Your $20 ticket includes tasting portions of all 13 jambalayas, plus cornbread, a New Orleans inspired cocktail crafted by Lizzy Benner of Steering Cocktails, and live Zydeco music by Le Travaillant. A cash bar will be available.