Animal Care League and Downtown Oak Park have paired up to share the spirit of the Valentine's Day with the animals in our community.

Ensemble Español performs at Dominican

One of Chicago’s most exuberant performances comes from the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre. The company, founded in 1976, consists of 40 dancers, singers, musicians and guest artists. Ensemble Español brings Hispanic culture to the stage in an exciting fusion of traditional, classical, folkloric and Flamenco dance. Lucky for us, Ensemble Español is performing at Dominican University’s Lund Auditorium, 7900 W. Division, this Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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Fenwick High School Blackfriars Guild presents BANUA, a Musical-Comedy Revue

High school students have it so rough. With homework, sports and finals, they deserve to blow off a little steam now and again. The Fenwick High School Blackfriars Guild alleviates high school stress with the annual BANUA Musical-Comedy Revue. A cast and crew of over 200 students present a range of performances, including musical acts and original comedy skits poking fun at high school life. Don’t miss this hysterical production in the Fenwick Auditorium, 505 Washington Blvd., this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Fenwick front desk and also at the door before performances. 3 adults; students/seniors.

Animal Care League and Downtown Oak Park present Be My Furry Valentine

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing love and affection. Why not celebrate the holiday with our furry friends in mind. Animal Care League and Downtown Oak Park have paired up to share the spirit of the holiday with the animals in our community. Pet owners are invited to submit a color photo of their pet along with a caption describing why their pet is their valentine. Winner of the grand prize will be awarded a Pet Portrait, courtesy of photographer Michelle Lytle. Animal Care League also invites you to send a valentine to their adoptable animals. Valentines can be dropped off at any participating Downtown Oak Park business between now and Valentine’s Day. Donations to the Animal Care League will help with repairs resulting from a recent fire.

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