Cook County Calendar of Events March 14 – March 18

The 37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held in the SideBar and heated tent of Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, at 2 p.m. March 17.

March 15

Career Fair
6:30-8 p.m.
Gurrie Middle School, 1001 S. Spring Ave., La Grange

District 105 in La Grange will hold a career fair for all fifth through eighth grade students and their parents. Parents and students will visit more than 40 community members that represent a variety of careers, in a “trade show” format. Students can learn about various job and career options and the coursework and interests needed to pursue those careers. Students from all school districts are welcome.

March 15-17

Red: Jeanette Andrews, Sensory illusions
7:30 p.m.
The Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park

Shattering the mold of a traditional illusory performance, Jeanette Andrews leads this intimate evening of close-up magic where audience members will be guided through a series of interactive illusions inspired by the history and architecture of Pleasant Home. Performance material is suitable for ages 12 and up. Reservations are required. Contact Sarah Najera at or (708) 383-2654.

March 15-18

Evanston Dance Ensemble: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
7 p.m. March 15 and March 16
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 17 and March 18
$24, $16 for children and students; $15 on March 15

Enter the enchanted forest where fairies frolic, magical flowers cast love spells, queens dote on donkeys and chaos erupts. The Evanston Dance Ensemble brings Shakespeare’s most treasured comedy to the stage with all original choreography, music and design. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 

March 16

Parish Fish Fry
4:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Ferdinand Church, 3115 N. Mason Ave., Chicago
About $10

St. Ferdinand parish hosts its annual Fish Fry every Friday during Lent, through March 23. Complete fried and baked fish dinners are available as well as soup, pizza and nachos. There is free entertainment every week. Call ahead for carry out or use the drive-thru service. Call 773-622-3022, ext. 361 between 4-7 p.m. Follow St. Ferdinand Fish Fry on Facebook or visit

Noggeler Guuggenmusig Luzern
7 p.m.
Hofbräuhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont

Enjoy Hofbruahaus’ seasonal and regular brews to the tune of the Noggelers. Hofbruahaus Chicago welcomes the Noggeler Guuggenmusig Luzern, a 55-piece Swiss band adorned in elaborate costumes with decorated masks. The band will celebrate the coming of spring with an evening of lively music as they delight audiences with a tribute to the Swiss Carnival.

March 17

37th St. Patrick’s Day Festival
2 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m.)
Fitzgerald’s, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn
$10, $5 for children 12 and under 

37th Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be held in the club, SideBar and heated tent. This is a day for the whole family, and all ages are invited. The Dooley Brothers, The Mayer School Stepdancers with Paul and Mary McHugh, Fitz & the Celts, Cannonball and the Shannon Rovers will perform. Traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare and Guinness, Harp and other favorite beers will be served. 

March 18

Irish Parade
2 p.m.
Beginning at Central Middle School, 18146 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park

Enjoy this family-friendly event along Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley. Come out and see floats, community groups, local schools and businesses. Enjoy delicious Irish fare and fun at Downtown Tinley Park restaurants.

The Boogers
4 p.m.
Wonder Works, 6445 W. North Ave., Oak Park
$8 for members, $11 for non-members

The full band will perform, including Crusty, Greenie and Sticky on drums. The Boogers will play original and classic children’s music in their now famous rock ’n’ roll style. Concert tickets give private access to Wonder Works between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


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–Cook County Calendar of Events March 14 – March 18–