What a weekend in our area.  Start off on Friday night, 9/16 from 6 – 10pm at “Art on Harrison” in the official Oak Park Arts District (Harrison, from Ridgeland to Austin).  There will be art tours, music, food, fun for the kids, and more.  The fun continues on Saturday, 9/17 from 11am – 7pm.  Go to  www.oakparkartsdistrict.com for all the details. 

“Oaktoberfest” runs on Friday, 9/16 from 4 – 10pm and on Saturday, 9/17 starting at Noon – 10pm in downtown Oak Park.  Music, food, karaoke, dance, kids’ activities and more.  For a complete schedule visit www.downtownoakpark.net .

How about visiting “Barrie Fest” on Saturday, 9/17 from 1 – 5pm in Barrie Park.  This annual celebration of this southeast Oak Park Community is always a favorite, for music, food, and fun.  Questions answered at  www.seopco@gmail.com

Music anyone?  Come see American Idol’s Chrystal Bowersox at Dominincan University in River Forest on Saturday, 9/17 at 730pm.  She will “rock your socks off”.  Tickets at www.dom.edu/pac .

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Maria Murzyn

Maria is no stranger when it comes to finding frugal ways to spend the weekend. She's a cofounder of LocalEventsInYourArea.com, a website dedicated to sniffing out local and inexpensive ways to improve...