Needless to say, we’re going to Chicago a cappella‘s concert on Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St. (800/746-4969). The theme of the concert is “human beings’ obsession with food.” Bingo! They promise us a “wry but heartfelt look,” which implies a certain ironic distance from the subject that we would find refreshing, in contrast to the mindless lunging for donuts that we have been practicing of late. On somber reflection, the only musical composition that we can think of that might be included in their program, which they’ve titled The Musical Food Groups, is “Beans, beans, the musical fruit…” Do you suppose they’ll include it, because it’s so obvious? Or leave it out, for the same reason?

And while you’re supposing, do you suppose there’s a case for censoring young adult fiction? Do you think our children need to be protected from the brutal, the sensational, the frightening or the attractively self-destructive? Dominican University professor of library and information science Janice Del Negro discusses the subject at River Forest Library, 735 Lathrop Ave. (366-5205), on Friday, September 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Let’s go get passionate and yell at people we disagree with.

And speaking of yelling: Gee whiz! We sure are tired of school! And we don’t even go! Don’t you teachers get tired of grading all the homework you assign to our children? Why don’t you give us all a break this weekend and go to the Welsh Heritage Family Fest on Saturday, October 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave. (383-5796). All right? Everybody yell it together: ALL RIGHT!!!

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