By Maria Murzyn
On Friday, 3/15 starting at 6pm go to the "Third Friday Gallery Walk" in the Oak Park Arts District. It's an at-your-own-pace viewing of the many galleries and artistic shops in the area which runs from Ridgeland to Austin all along Harrison St. Free Event. www.oakparkartsdistrict.com . You may also want to dine at one of the great restaurants in the district.
Beginning on Friday, 3/15 and running through Sunday, 3/17 with Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday performances at 3pm,
"13" is performed at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison in Oak Park. This is a "Friendraising Event" you'll want to be part of. The play explores the funny and touching experiences of middle school, and there's a live band playing a rock score. "13" is a funny, high-energy musical for all ages. Get info and tickets at www.13madisonstreettheatre.eventbrite.com . This weekend only, so get your reservations by calling 708-524-1892.
On Saturday, 3/16 at Noon take the el to the "Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade" . It runs from Columbus Drive to Balbo and Monroe. Get details at www.chicagostpatsparade.com .
Saturday, 3/16 at 3pm you can see "The Fuzz & the Fury" concert by Chicago's blues-funk-soul-rock band at the main Oak Park Library. It's a Free Event with details at www.oppl.org .
Later on Saturday at 7:30pm, you may enjoy the "Third Saturday Coffee House" at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St. in Oak Park is all acoustic, open-mike. Come hear "Ring Shout" playing jazz, bebop, and more. Donations are appreciated. Info at 708-660-9376.