By Maria Murzyn
It's the Oak Park Arts Districts "Third Friday Gallery Walk" on 12/16 starting at 6pm. Come see the decor, meet the artists, dine in a great restaurant, and maybe pick-up that special gift. See www.oakparkartsdistrict.com for details.
Saturday, 12/17 at 7:30pm and on Sunday, 12/18 at 4:30pm, kick-off the season with Intuit Dance Company's performance of the "Nutty Nutcracker". Performance is at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth in Oak Park. Call 524-0500 for tickets or get them at the door. This is a contemporary performance of a holiday classic.
Also, on Saturday, 12/17 at 10am the wonderful Lake Theater has a gift for you - a Free showing of "Polar Express". See www.classiccinemas.com for more details.
And, for the ultimate classic, come to Pleasant Home, 217 S. Home in Oak Park for its traditional one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol". Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 383-2654 or visit www.pleasanthome.org .