The Oak Park Public Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. More: oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St.
A Mary Shelley Presentation
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:
Stephanie Shaw, Columbia College theater professor, actress, and author speaks about the life of Mary Shelley, author of the 1818
classic monster novel, Frankenstein.
A Mary Shelley Biopic
Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:
View Mary Shelley (2017), the story of the love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin,
which inspired her to write Frankenstein.
Agatha Christie’s “Black Coffee” Radio Show
Friday, Oct., 19, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club:
Oak Park Festival Theatre recreates a 1940s-style live radio broadcast. Before the show, enjoy an hour of cocktails, food, and live ’40s music while meeting the cast. Then be entertained by a “hilarious whodunit” as Hercule Poirot solves a murder mystery. $35, $28, seniors, $15, students. Tickets: oakparkfestival.com/fall-radio-show-black-coffee. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
The Great American Songbook
Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Pilgrim Congregational Church:
Hear the Sing to Live Community Chorus “Singing in the Rain” under “Blue Skies” in a “DeLovely” and “S’ Wonderful” evening. Advance: $22; $17, ages 6 to 18. At door: $27; $22, ages 6 to 18. Free, breast cancer survivors. Tickets: singtolive.org. 460 Lake St., Oak Park.
Avanti Guitar Trio
Sunday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m., Open Door Theater:
The Church of Beethoven brings this chamber ensemble whose repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary, and features new compositions, classical masterpieces and an occasional rock/pop or jazz tune. $10; $5, students/kids. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/3613790.
902 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.
More Than a Mic: Write Your Monster
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:
At this special open mic, those ages 10 to 18 can share their Mary Shelly inspired monster creations – short stories, flash fiction, poems, spoken word or songs (up to 10 minutes). Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tacos and More to Provide Mammos
Friday, Oct. 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Beer Shop:
Enjoy dinner by Pink Taco and Beer Shop brews; 10% of sales donated to Buy A Mom A Mammogram at the River Forest Breast Center for uninsured, underinsured and undocumented women. 1026 North Blvd., Oak Park.
Get the Buzz on Honey
Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to 2 p.m., Nutrition Lab, Parmer Hall, Dominican University:
Meet local beekeepers, taste a variety of honey, learn the importance of bees and extract and bottle honey made by local bees at this workshop. Free. In partnership with the River Forest Sustainability Commission. Register by emailing: email@example.com. 7900 Division St., River Forest.
Harvest on Harrison Street Fine Art Boutique
Sat., Oct. 20, Noon to 7 p.m., Expressions Graphics:
Fine art prints, painting, drawings, jewelry, pottery and more for sale. Questions: 708-447-9262. 29 Harrison St., Oak Park.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 to 11 p.m., FitzGerald’s Side Bar:
Benefit the Animal Care League (ACL) with live music, German food, raffle prizes and a chance to meet ACL adoptables. Open bar includes beer, wine and Barktinis. 21+. $65. Tickets: animalcareleague.org/barktoberfest-2018.html. 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn.
Architecture Walk & Talk
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Pleasant Home:
Tour interiors of two George W. Maher-designed buildings in Oak Park. $25; $20, members. Register/more: pleasanthome.org. Tour begins at Unity of Oak Park: 405 N. Euclid.