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11.17.2023 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

“HUNGER GAMES” TRIVIA — To celebrate the release of the latest “Hunger Games” movie, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” Homewood Public Library will host a “Hunger Games” trivia contest from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the F.O.R.T. upstairs in the library, 17917 Dixie Highway.

FETCHING MARKET — There will be food, live music and more than 60 vendors at this holiday market at Ravisloe Country Club, 18231 Park Ave. in Homewood. Open from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

DANNY KING OF THE BASEMENT — 23 Miles South Theatre will present this heartwarming story about a boy who creates an imaginary world to deal with the instability and hardship of his daily life that explores issues related to child poverty and homelessness and demonstrates how the power of friendship can transform lives. Shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Abundant Grace church, 18200 Dixie Highway. Tickets are available here.

GETTING IN TUNE WITH SUSAN VOELZ — Homewood Arts Council will host a conversation with Susan Voelz from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Senior Hall in Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Voelz is a violinist and founding member of the eclectic rock band Poi Dog Pondering. She is the president of the Chicago Chapter Board of the Recording Academy, the organization that selects winners of Grammy Awards.

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ — The music of Grover Washington Jr. will be featured in a performance by saxophonist Peter Jordan. The tribute to Washington’s music and life will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Freedom Hall, 410 Lakewood Blvd. in Park Forest. Purchase tickets here.

IPO CONCERT — The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, will mark the first of three world premieres by IPO Composer-in-Residence Oswald Huỳnh. The conert also will feature IPO Concertmaster Azusa Tashiro on Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” The evening will close with Mozart’s “Gran Partita.” Purchase tickets here.

WINE TASTING — Family Wine & Liquors, 18707 Dixie Highway in Homewood, will host a wine tasting event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

BUTTERBALL BURNER — Burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories in advance this year with the Butterball Burner 5K Fun Run sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, 2920 183rd St. in Homewood. All ages welcome. Registration is $35. Click here to register.

BEL CANTO CHOIR — Spotlight Performance Academy will present the Bel Canto choirs in concert as they perform folk songs, show tunes, multicultural pieces and crowd favorites that span the decades in this multigenerational concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. Purchase tickets here.

ORNAMENT TREE — The Village of Homewood is inviting residents to contribute ornaments to the village Christmas tree that will be located in Martin Square. Drop off a family or business decorated ornament at village hall by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, so they can be on the tree for Holiday Lights on Dec. 1. Ornaments must be ball shaped, weatherproof, shatterproof and windproof. The tree will remain outside until the end of December. Ornaments will not be returned, so village officials urge participants not to share heirlooms.

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