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By Maria Murzyn
Kicking-off this year's Unity Temple Concert Series is the wonderful "Patricia Barber". Enjoy her attached clip and then see the show on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30pm in Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, Unity Temple at 875 Lake St. in Oak Park. She's described as a "top-flight" vocalist and pianist. Get your tickets at the door or go to www.utconcerts.com .
On Sundays beginning 10/7 and throughout October, come see the "2012 GLBT Documentary Film Festival" at the main Oak Park Library at 2pm. These are all award-winning docs and discussion will follow the screenings. For more details, see www.oppl.org . Free Event.
Maybe you want to take the train into the big city for either of the two major events coming this weekend. On Sunday, 10/7 it's the world-reknowed "Chicago Marathon, 2012". Come and cheer the competitors. The run starts and ends in Grant Park near Buckingham Fountain. You can find the neighborhood routes at the site www.chicagomarathon.com .
And, on Monday, October 7, with the kids off school, consider a trip downtown to see the annual "Columbus Day Parade" which steps-off on Columbus Drive at Balbo and Monroe.