Big Week May 30- June 6

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Vintage Car Show

Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 200 Block of N. Cuyler:

Stop by and see automobile history on wheels in Oak Park.

Poetry and Peoples' Struggles

Wednesday, June 6, 7 to 8 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

Kick off the library's One Book, One Oak Park summer reading program, featuring A People's History of Chicago by Kevin Coval, and delve into the power of poetry with local legend Bill Ayers, retired professor at the University of Illinois Chicago. Discussion and Q&A. Adults and teens. More: oppl.org/onebook. 834 Lake St.

Frank Lloyd Wright Open House

Saturday, June 2, 5 to 7 p.m., Home & Studio: 

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust invites the community to a family-friendly event, including a highlights tour and an art project for kids afterwards. All ages. Register/more: flwright.org/homeandstudioopenhouse. 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park.

The Real Housewives of Oak Park

Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m., Open Door Theater:   

Get ready for a hilarious look at the unrealistic side of reality shows and the importance of childen's positions in the T-ball line-up. $20. Tickets/more: opendoortheater.net, voicemail at   708-386-5510. 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park. 

"The Camper Book"

Sunday, June 3, 3 to 9 p.m., FitzGerald's Tent and Sidebar: 

Chicago writer Dave Hoekstra shares his book, which is "A Celebration of a Moveable American Dream." See Hoekstra's Bluebird van, vintage van restorer Vicki Shepherd's restored camper and her Whimsy Art for sale and more. Book signing, 3 p.m.; music begins at 4 p.m.; Carnivore Food Truck, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. More: fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn.

Raised Bed Gardening Workshop

Sunday, June 3, noon to 2 p.m., The Murphy's Garden:

Deep Roots Project will cover the basics of raised bed gardening from how to pick the right spot to maximizing harvest. For beginning to experienced gardeners. Free. Register by June 2: deep-roots-project.org/workshops-and-events. 1101 N. Taylor Ave., Oak Park.

Friendly Folk Fest

Friday, June 1, 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 4 p.m., Friendly Tap:

Hear multiple musical acts across two days at this 6th annual festival. $15, daily; $20, all in. Tickets at the door. Questions: 708-484-9794. 6733 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn.  

Make a Flower, Give a Flower 

Sunday, June 3, 1 p.m., Idea Box, Main Library:  

Join in a creative and meaningful paper-flower workshop presented by the Mothers and Others for Peace. More: oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Two Lenses – Two Photographers

Reception Friday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m., Lower Level Gallery, West Suburban Medical Center:

See the work of David Gilbert and John Padour and meet them at the opening. Runs through July 31. Brought by the OPAL. 3 Erie Ct., Oak Park. 

Spotlight on Chicago Actors 

Monday, June 4, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

Join film buff Doug Deuchler for a viewing and discussion. This week, see Witness with Harrison Ford. Coming up:

  • June 11: The Men with Marlon Brando 
  • June 18: Sunset Boulevard with Gloria Swanson 
  • June 25: Say Anything with John Mahoney 
  • July 2: Written on the Wind with Rock Hudson 
  • July 9: Strangers When We Meet with Kirk Douglas 
  • More: oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Adult Archery and Nature Hike

Thursday, May 31, Noon to 2 p.m., Thatcher Woods Pavilion:

For new and experienced archers, enjoy a nature hike on the trails while waiting for your turn. Ages 18+. Free. Inquire: 708-386-4042. 8030 W. Chicago Ave., River Forest.

Last Chance: Sanctuary and Resist!

Through June 1, Oak Park Art League (OPAL):

"Sanctuary" postcard art, on sale for $35 each, commemorates 50 years of Fair Housing and raises awareness about Sanctuary Cities. Proceeds go to the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, the Pro Bono Network and OPAL. Running in conjunction is Resist! A Visual History of Protest, with art by Franklin McMahon, who documented events including the Emmitt Till trial, the Civil Rights Movement and housing protests. Gallery hours Mondays through Fridays 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. Questions: 708-386-9853, oakparkartleague@gmail.com. 720 Chicago Ave. 

Look to the Stars

Thursday, May 31, 8 to 9 p.m., Taylor Park:

Meet NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Mark Benson for a night of telescope viewing and a discussion of NASA missions and discoveries. Bring a telescope if you have one. Weather permitting. Meets the last Thursday each month at various parks. Up next, June 28 at Scoville Park. 400 Division St., Oak Park.

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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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