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Things to do in Lansing this week – July 31 edition

LANSING, Ill. (July 30, 2023) – The items listed below are public events compiled from a variety of community sources. They represent a diversity of ways to be involved this week.


Monday, July 31

5:30–7:30 p.m. – Brides through the Decades

Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., through August 19
A summer exhibit at the Lansing Historical Society Museum, featuring photos and commentary about fashion trends and traditions through the eras.

  • Lansing Public Library, lower level
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing
  • Barb Dust, Museum Curator
    (708) 474-7497

Tuesday, August 1

5 p.m. – National Night Out at Fox Pointe

National Night Out is a nationwide effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. Food, entertainment, raffle prizes, and other activities will take place at the free Fox Pointe event.

5:30 p.m. – Library hosts South Suburban College’s Highway Construction Careers

South Suburban College will present its pre-apprenticeship programs, with a focus on highway construction. This event is for individuals interested in any of SSC’s construction pre-apprenticeship programs.

  • Lansing Public Library, Community Room
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

Wednesday, August 2

9:30 a.m. – Pop-Up Pantry

Mt. Zion UFL Center partners with Illinois Partners In Hope to distribute a variety of donated food once or twice a week. These pop-up pantries are open to anyone, and no ID is required.

  • Mt. Zion UFL Center
    2340 177th Street, Lansing
    708-394-3555

9:30 – Crochet & Knitting Group

Bring your own supplies and learn some techniques. This is not a library-sponsored group, but it meets in the library’s Brick Room.

  • Lansing Public Library, Brick Room
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

6 p.m. – Too Much Molly

Fox Pointe’s free Wednesday night summer concert series continues with Too Much Molly. Michael Young will open the night. Gates open at 6 p.m., with Too Much Molly taking the stage at 7:30.


Thursday, August 3

4:30 – 6 p.m. – Library on the Go

Weather permitting, the library’s book bike will be riding around the community, giving families easy access to books and services.

  • 4:30–5 p.m. – Lan-Oak Park
    18000 Arcadia Avenue, Lansing
  • 5–5:30 p.m. – El Encanto Food Truck
    17829 Burnham Avenue, Lansing
  • 5:30–6 p.m. – Schultz Park
    3340 N Schultz Drive, Lansing

7 p.m. – Trivia at Kasey’s

Trivia with Nick At Night Entertainment happens every week on Thursdays. The restaurant opens at 5 p.m. Nick will start the show around 7 p.m.

  • Kasey’s Banquet Hall and Lounge
    17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing

Friday, August 4

4 – 7 p.m. – Thornton Township Days in the Park at Fox Pointe

“Food, fun, and entertainment” are in store for Thornton Township’s visit to Fox Pointe. Attendees must present a Lansing ID for entry.

7 p.m. – Kasey’s karaoke

Karaoke with Joe Sibley takes place every week on Fridays at Kasey’s Banquet Hall.

  • Kasey’s Banquet Hall and Lounge
    17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing

Saturday, August 5

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Free shredding event at Lansing Municipal Center

Local residents can safely dispose of documents and paperwork at this shredding event.

  • Lansing Municipal Center
    3141 Ridge Road, Lansing

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Community Prayer Breakfast at First United Methodist

“A village that prays together stays together” says a Facebook page for this event. A continental breakfast will be available for participants.

  • First United Methodist Church
    18420 Burnham Avenue, Lansing

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Brides through the Decades

Mondays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., through August 19
A summer exhibit at the Lansing Historical Society Museum, featuring photos and commentary about fashion trends and traditions through the eras.

  • Lansing Public Library, lower level
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing
  • Barb Dust, Museum Curator
    (708) 474-7497

1 – 4 p.m. – Harry Potter Wizarding Party

The Lansing Library’s Youth Department is hosting a Harry Potter-themed event. The event description says, “Here you will be sorted into your House, choose your wand, and even put your name in the Goblet of Fire! Join us for the magic!”

  • Lansing Public Library, lower level
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing

4 – 8 p.m. – LACE Cruise Night

The third cruise night of the summer will take place on Ridge Road.

6 p.m. – Free Lois Kaye concert at Kasey’s Beer Garden

Gates open at 5 p.m. The concert is free, and food and drink will be available for purchase.

8 p.m. – Fifty One Lincoln Band at Fox Pointe

This free concert follows Cruise Night in Downtown Lansing. Gates open at 7:30, with Fifty One Lincoln taking the stage from 8–10 p.m.



If your business, school, church, or organization is having a community event that you’d like to include in our “Things to do this week,” feel free to email the information to The Lansing Journal: [email protected].

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.

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