Big Week March 1-8

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Momenta's 35th

Saturdays, March 4 and 11 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, March 5 and 12 at 7 p.m., Doris Humphrey Memorial Theatre, Oak Park:

The celebration of Momenta's 35th anniversary, works include Fire Dance by Loie Fuller, Sonata Pathetique by Doris Humphrey and Ruth St. Denis, as well as new works by Connor Cornelius, Sarah Cullen Fuller and Ginger Lane. Saturday matinees are at 3 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Adults $20, seniors $10 and students $5. Academy of Movement and Music, 605 Lake St., Oak Park. Call 708-848-2329. Visit www.academyofmovementandmusic.com or www.momentadances.org.

One Earth Film Festival

March 3-12 at various local venues:

Green Community Connections and a volunteer throng of 300 have created the 6th annual One Earth Film Festival, now spanning two weekends. This year you have a choice of 30 films in 39 venues across Chicagoland, many of them local. Each film has a facilitated program afterward. Check out the films and schedule on http://www.oneearthfilmfest.org/ or see the brochure for the local viewings http://tinyurl.com/h94ocnu.

Local screenings

1. "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change," 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2, Dominican University, Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest

2. "Sustainable," 10 a.m., Saturday, March 5, Classic Cinemas Lake Theater, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park

3. Family/Children's Films (age 9-13+), 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 4, Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room, 834 Lake St., Oak Park

4. "At the Fork," 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4, Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake St., Oak Park

5. "Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things," 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4, Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison St., River Forest

6. "A Small Good Thing," 12:30 p.m., Sunday, March 5, St. Giles Catholic Church, McDonough Hall, 2nd Fl., 1101 N. Columbian Ave., Oak Park

Dan Weber in concert

Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m., Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room:

A free folk music concert by award-winning songwriter Dan Weber who has been described as "The Classic Mid-Life Overnight Sensation" after bursting onto the festival scene in 2010 to a standing ovation at the Sisters Folk Festival for his engaging set in the Dave Carter songwriting contest. This spring Folk Music Concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. 834 Lake St.

Jazz Thaw

Saturday, March 4 from 3 to 10 p.m. at various local restaurants, Downtown Oak Park:

A dozen jazz performances, live music in nine local eateries. Ordering from the host restaurant's menu is optional. Admission is free.

Donny Nicilo, 3-6 p.m. at The Little Gem Restaurant
Bar, 189 N. Marion St.

Barry Winograd Duo, 3-6 p.m. at Lake Street Kitchen
Bar, 1101 Lake St.

Typhanie Monique/Neal Alger Duo, 3-6 p.m.
at La Notte Ristorante Italiano, 118 N. Marion St. 

Alexis Lombre Trio, 3-6 p.m. at Bar Louie, 1122 Lake St.

Peter Lerner Trio, 3-6 p.m. at Khyber Pass, 1031 Lake St.

Darwin Noguera Latin Jazz Trio, 3-6 p.m. at Sushi House, 1107 Lake St.

Petra van Nuis Duo with Andy Pratt, 5-8 p.m. at Mancini's Italian Bistro, 1111 Lake St. 

Sanctified Grumblers, 5-8 p.m. at Q-BBQ, 124 N. Marion St.

Paul Abella Trio, 5-8 p.m. at The Beer Shop, 1026 North Blvd.

Hans Luchs Trio, 7-10 p.m. at Bar Louie. 

Chris Greene Quartet, 7-10 p.m. at Khyber Pass.

Rajiv Halim Quintet, 7-10 p.m. at Sushi House.

Oak Park Concert Chorale

Sunday, April 2 at 4 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest: 

The spring concert features Late Renaissance choral gems from England, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. General Admission is $18 in advance and $20 at the door; Seniors (age 65 )/Students (age 13 ) are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children age 12 and under are free. Group Rates are available. Tickets can also be purchased online at our website: www.oakparkconcertchorale.org or by phone, 708-848-2130 or email, info@OakParkConcertChorale.org or at the door. 7300 Division St.

Midlife Maze

Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room:

A book talk will be presented by Janis Johnston, an Oak Park psychologist and author of Midlife Maze: A Map to Recovery and Rediscovery After Loss. No registration required. Free admission. 834 Lake Street, Oak Park.

More than Frida

Monday, March 6 at 1:15 p.m., 19th Century Club:

Paulina Lopez from the National Museum of Mexican Art education department presents "Women Mexican Artists – More than Frida Kahlo," a program showcasing works in a variety of mediums by women artists of modern Mexico. Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. Call 708-386-2729 or visit www.nineteenthcentury.org

Laugh therapy

Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m., Open Door Theater:

Instead of spending March curled up on the couch wondering if winter will ever end, go to Open Door to see The Therapy Players. How many psychotherapists does it take to make a crowd laugh? Find out at 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park.

HALE for health

Thursday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 19th Century Club:

The 2nd Annual Health and Longevity Expo (HALE), sponsored by the Oak Park Senior Center, Lifelong Learning, features 30 local organizations specializing in providing services to older adults. No registration required. Free admission. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

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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