ARTifact: 33-1/3

Through Friday, April 6, Oak Park Art League (OPAL):

An innovative mash-up of art and music culture, OPAL presents a national juried exhibition of album cover art celebrating Columbia Record’s 70th anniversary of the first microgroove 33.3 rpm record and the current resurgence of vinyl. Tandem exhibit of local artists’ work honoring David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, and other notable music legends. Mondays through Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. More: 720 Chicago Ave. 

Iconic Pop/Rock Album Covers with Mike Goldstein

Thursday, March 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oak Park Art League (OPAL):

OPAL presents a lecture about the artists and stories behind
 popular album cover designs by the founder of the online Album Cover Hall of Fame. Goldstein will also present one-of-a-kind works from his private collection of cover design. More: 720 Chicago Ave. 

Monday Night Concert: Dee Alexander

Monday, March 26, 7 p.m., Oak Park Arms:  

Hear a female vocalist whose talents span every music genre, with a focus on jazz. Free. More: 708-386-4040, 408 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.

Poet Julia Alvarez

Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., Lund Auditorium, Dominican University: 

In the Fifth Annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading, Alvarez will read selections from The Woman I Kept to Myself and The Homecoming (1984). Also a novelist, she received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. A book signing follows. Books available for purchase. Inquire: 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.

Maywood Fine Arts & Stairway of the Stars: Swan Lake  

Friday, March 23, 10 a.m., Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m., Trinity High School:

A romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation and forgiveness set to Tchaikovsky’s score. See a classical ballet with original music and choreography in a concise version that is child friendly. $15, $10, seniors, $5, children. Tickets at the door. More: 708- 681-2788,, 7574 Division St, River Forest.

Voice and Violin

Thursday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association:

The violin and the human voice are often used in soloist expression. How did musical modernism change composers’ approaches to these “instruments”? Oak Park and River Forest natives Emily Dorian and Scott Daniel exploring this question, featuring works by Saint-Saëns, Schoenberg, Villa-Lobos and others. $10, requested donation. More: 708-386-2729, 178 Forest Ave. Oak Park. 

Learning Café: Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention

Tuesday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lower Level Classrooms A-D, West Suburban Medical Center:

It is estimated that one in three American adults have prediabetes and 15 to 30 percent of those develop type 2 diabetes within five years, also putting them at higher risk for heart attack or stroke. Join Joyce Keane, R.N. and Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator, learn about prediabetes and how to prevent diabetes type 2. Register: 844-794-4301. Free. 3 Erie Ct., Oak Park.

MNI WICONI, Solidarity with Standing Rock

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fridays Noon to 3 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m., Expressions Graphics:  

The fine art non-profit printmaking studio presents a group show through Mar. 31. Info: 708-447-9262. 29 Harrison St., Oak Park. 

Art Unveiling: “Rennie In Rhapsody” 

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Engagement Space, Main Library:

The newest visual art acquisition by local artist Jesses Howard will be unveiled as it joins the Oak Park Public Library’s permanent art collection. Info: 834 Lake St.

Transgender Day of Visibility

Wednesday, March 28, 5 to 7 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

Speak out against transphobia and oppression through performance and visual art at this spoken-word freestyle open mic, part of the library’s More than a Month series. Info: 834 Lake St., Oak Park. 

Town Hall Meeting – Navigating Managed Care

Thursday, March 22, 2 to 4 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library: 

Panel discussions on healthcare, focusing on seniors and people with disabilities who receive care through Managed Care Organizations, in a town hall format, will identify ideas to help strengthen healthcare. (Refrain from using scented products. ASL and Spanish language interpreters available.) Brought by Progress Center for Independent Living, a community-based, non-profit, service and advocacy organization, operated for people with disabilities, by people with disabilities. More/RSVP: 708-209-1500, ext. 24. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

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