Big Week Oct. 26-Nov. 2

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Ghoulish goulash

The Addams Family, a new musical at Lund Auditorium, Dominican University Performing Arts Center, 7900 Division St., on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Wednesday Addams is in love with Lucas, a "normal" boy. He and his parents attend dinner at the home of the Addams family, where potions are misplaced, tangoing ancestors intercede, and families find there is some element of the unusual in everyone.  Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Admission is $17. Order online at events.dom.edu, call 708-488-5000 or just show up at the box office.

Halloween Parade

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 

Halloween Parade and Haunted Hallway Walk/Trick or Treat, from Pleasant Street and Oak Park Avenue to Scoville Square.

Little library on the prairie

Friday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., Main Library, 834 Lake St.:

Author Wendy McClure will deliver the 2016 Barbara Ballinger Lecture. McClure is a columnist, a children's book editor, and the author of The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie, which won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for nonfiction in 2011. Each year, the Barbara Ballinger Lecture brings an accomplished author to speak in Oak Park. Hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, this public event is free, honoring Ms. Ballinger and her 32 years of library service in Oak Park. Learn more at oppl.org/ballinger.

Dried fall flowers

Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m., Oak Park Arms: 

Make a dried fall flower arrangement under the direction of Gina Sennello of the OP-RF Garden Club. Register by calling Desi Vasquez at The Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., at 708-386-4040 or email Desi@oakparkarms.com. The event is free and open to the public.

Hallowed evening

The village of Oak Park's official trick-or-treat hours are:
Monday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 7 p.m. Have a boo-tiful Halloween!

End of the season

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. till 1 p.m., Pilgrim Church parking lot:

The Oak Park Farmers Market is winding down on Lake Street, a block west of Ridgeland Avenue. Traditional stone soup, made from vendors' vegetables will be ladled up from about 9 a.m. until the pot is empty. For more information on the Farmers Market, visit www.oak-park.us/farmersmarket.

Film screening

Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library:

Concerned about gun violence? A portion of Robert Greenwald's film, Making a Killing – Guns, Greed and the NRA will be shown in the meeting room off the second-floor art gallery, 834 Lake St., presented by Gun Responsibililty Advocates, an independent organization that believes gun rights must be balanced by responsibilities. For more, email joinGRA2016@gmail.com.

Cello Unleashed!

Friday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., Open Door Repertory Theatre:

Acclaimed Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Romanian guitarist Gabriel Datcu perform in the intimate Open Door space at 902 S. Ridgeland. From Milonga to Samba, from Bach to B.B. King, and from Miles Davis to Aerosmith, with Piazzolla, Jobim, Ellington, M. Davis, Bowie, Rachmaninov, Drake, and Bon Jovi for good measure. $20 includes complimentary lite appetizers. Cash bar & concessions also available. 

Calendar Events

As you've likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can't publish everything, but we'll do our best to feature the week's highlights.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.

 

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