Classical music performances in an intimate and casual setting as well as poetry by local poets and two minutes of silence. Come early at 10 a.m. for coffee. $10 for adults, $5 for children. www.churchofbeethoven-oakpark.com. The Sunday morning classical music and poetry gathering will present music of piano and violin with the Bow and Hammer Duo with pianist Elizabeth Newkirk and violinist Kathryn Satoh.
Mir Zaynen do! We are Here! Words of the Partisan Song by Hirsch Glick a famous poet from the Vilna Ghetto. These words serve as a theme of the commemoration presented by the group on YomHaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day). The Yiddish songs and readings provide a glimpse of the life of those who perished and those who survived. Tapestries by Berit Engen related to many of the songs will be included. Free.
Runs through June 1. $15-$25. A new play with music, this darkly poignant piece charts the up hill climb of local mobster Sam Giancana from the son of poor immigrant parents in Chicago Little Sicily to a billionaire entrepreneur and the ultimate successor of Al Capone. Not recommended for students under the age of 14. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
A group of students from Oak Park and River Forest High School looking to get more people involved in theater are gearing up for their first show next week — a comedy they wrote, acted and directed themselves.
If you've seen any TV commercials from the 1980s or early 90s, you've probably heard the voice of Cindy Fee. She was the voice behind the Hoover vacuum cleaner ("Nobody does it like you"). She told consumers to "get on your Pontiac and ride."
I continue urging people to "get on over to Open Door" to check out what's happening at this newest of local theater spaces, located on Ridgeland just south of Harrison in Oak Park. That was even before Open Door Repertory Company's current production, which is so joyful and dynamic you'd better act quickly.