Big Week March 7 - 14

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One Earth Film Festival

Continues through Sunday, March 11, various times and locations:

See films with environmental impact and hear from film makers, environmentalists and educators
at venues across the Chicago area. Local showings:  

Another Way of Living: The Story of Reston, VA - Wed., March 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Main Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park. Unfractured - Thursday, March 8, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park. $20, includes reception. The Song of Rain, Sweet Cocoon, Piper - Saturday, March 10, 9 to 10:15 a.m. (Ages 3 to 8+); Straws, The Discarded, Verge - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Ages 9 to 13 ); Jane - 1 to 3 p.m., Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., River Forest. Free unless noted. Doors open 30 minutes prior. More/register: oneearthfilmfest.org.

Behold the Road: The Writer's Passage, the Reader's Journey

Wednesday, March 14, 6 p.m., Martin Recital Hall, Dominican University:

The annual Butler Lecture is presented by Andrea Davis Pinkney, children's book editor and author who wrote Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America for which she received the Coretta Scott King Award, and Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down. Reception and book signing follows. Free. Register: butler@dom.edu. 7900 W. Division, River Forest.

Behold the Road: The Writer's Passage, the Reader's Journey

Wednesday, March 14, 6 p.m., Martin Recital Hall, Dominican University:

The annual Butler Lecture is presented by Andrea Davis Pinkney, children's book editor and author who wrote Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America for which she received the Coretta Scott King Award, and Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down. Reception and book signing follows. Free. Register: butler@dom.edu. 7900 W. Division, River Forest.

The Chicago Cubs as Champion

Thursday, March 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m., River Forest Library:

Author and sports historian Charles Billington details the early successes, dominance during the Depression, futility in the last half of the 20th century and recent return to supremacy. Includes rare Cubs film footage. Brought in partnership with River Forest Township. 735 Lathrop Ave.


Sarah's Inn: Ending Domestic Violence

Tuesday, March 13, 9:30 a.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association:

Colleen M. Sutkus, director of training and education at Sarah's Inn leads a forum to learn about their work and how deeper community engagement around domestic violence can help. Brought by the League of Women Voters of OP&RF. Questions: 708-342-0803, lwvoprf@sbcglobal.net. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Battle of the Badges

Saturday, March 10, Noon to 2 p.m., Julian Middle School:

To benefit Best Buddies and Special Olympics, local police will face off against the fire department in a basketball game. Special Olympics basketball athletes from Julian, Brooks and OPRF will play on the teams. Carnival, food, games at noon. Basketball at 1 p.m. $5, suggested donation; $20, family. 416 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park.

The Jungle Book

Sunday, March 11, 3 to 4 p.m., River Forest Library: 

American Eagle Productions presents a live-action musical based on Rudyard Kipling's classic. Best for ages 4 and up. Register: riverforestlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. Questions: 708-366-5205. 735 Lathrop Ave.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., Auditorium, Trinity High School:

Trinity Performing Arts adapts a Shakespearean classic, to centering on women, to present a more empowered female version of the story. $10; $5, students. Tickets: trinityhs.org/tickets or at the door. 7574 W. Division.

Mural Concept Event

Sunday, March 11, 2 to 4 p.m., Main Library:

Be a part of history by contributing to the Percy Julian Mosaic Mural design, to be installed on the school this summer. Craft elements from colorful paper honoring the pioneering scientist, civil rights activist and Oak Park resident, Percy Julian. All ages. Hosted by Oak Park Education Foundation. More or to purchase a tile: opef.org/mosaic-mural. 834 Lake St.

Local Student Art

Panache Art Show

Thursday, March 8, 6 to 8 p.m., Cheney Mansion:

Over 150 select OPRF High School student art works including painting, drawing, print, graphic design, photography, sculpture and pottery will be on exhibit at the Fifth Annual one-night show and reception. Musical entertainment and art on two floors. Questions: eyeonart@comcast.net. 220 N Euclid Ave., Oak Park.

Concordia University Art Invitational 

Through March 18, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ferguson Art Gallery, Kretzmann Hall: 

This show features a variety of 2D and 3D creations chosen by the university's art faculty. Many works are for sale. More: CUChicago.edu/experience/arts/visual-arts/ferguson-gallery, 708-209-3013. 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.

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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