En garde, hook! Rory Schrobilgen, as Peter Pan, and Joe Dennis, as Captain Hook, rehearse with the cast of Peter Pan at Percy Julian Middle School on Thursday.Photo by J. GEIL/Staff Photographer

Get hooked on CAST’s performance of ‘Peter Pan’

Help Percy Julian Middle School’s renowned CAST program celebrate its 25th year by seeing their musical performance of “Peter Pan.”

Be sure to bring the kids as the top-notch special effects include ‘flying’ performers. Audience participation and a new twist on the character, Tinkerbell, is also part of the act.

Come see CAST’s performance of “Peter Pan” at Percy Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland Ave. on Nov. 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. There is also a performance on Nov. 14 at 3.30 p.m.

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May I have this contra dance?

Looking for a good ol’ fashion hootenanny tonight? Look no further than the 19th Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., starting at 7 p.m.

The festivities include old-time contra dancing complimented by the old-time music of The White Mule (formerly Whistlepigs). Not familiar with contra dancing? Caller Tom Senior will be on hand to help those with two left feet.

Tickets are $8 per person with proceeds going towards the 19th Century Club’s Dancing for Scholarships series.

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We want the Funkadesi!

Renowned music venue FitzGerald’s Night Club, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., is hosting a performance by world-funk music group Funkadesi.

Funkadesi’s multicultural members put on a show that has even caught the attention of President Barack Obama. Heralded as “an ideal party band,” Funkadesi has just released their latest album, Yo Baba, receiving critical acclaim.

Come see what all of the funk is about this Friday at 9:30 p.m. $12 advance tickets, $15 at door.

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

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Evan O'Brien

Evan O'Brien is the content manager of OakPark.com. Soon after Evan was born in Chicago, his family moved to Oak Park for the same reason that attracts people to the "World's Largest Village" today: the...