Día de los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:
Mexicans celebrate The Day of the Dead to remember their loved ones. This event, “The Dead Are Not Alone,” depicts a portion of this celebration. Come dance with the Catrina, eat pan de muerto and more. Adults/Teens. Info: oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
“100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die”
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:
Meet author Molly Page as she discusses numerous adventures featured in this insider’s guide to the Windy City. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to Noon, Beye Elementary School:
Drive a robot, write a poem, conduct experiments, create art and more as you learn about Oak Park Education Foundation offerings. All ages; activities geared for 5 to 12-year-olds. Free. More: opef.org. 230 N. Cuyler, Oak Park.
Fallin’ For WSSRA Stars
Friday, Nov. 2, 7 to 11 p.m., Cheney Mansion:
Try your luck at Starlit Casino Night while supporting The West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA). Featuring casino games, live auction, appetizers/sweets and libations, the evening also celebrates WSSRA program participates – those with physical, mental or other types of disabilities. $100, advance; $180, for two; $120, each at the door. Tickets/more: wssra.net, 847-455-2100. 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.
Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University Chicago:
Hear the Wind Symphony perform. Free.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University Chicago:
Hear choral pieces sung by Kapelle. Free. More: CUChicago.edu/music, 708-209-3060. 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.
First Tuesday Film Club now Twice Monthly “Select Pix”
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m., Lake Theatre:
Puzzle, a 2018 Sundance selection, portrays a woman with a penchant for jigsaws who sneaks away to a puzzle tournament then begins viewing the pieces of her life in a new light. Showing on the third Tuesday, Nov. 20, American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs. $8.50; $6, matinee/seniors/children. Info: classiccinemas.com. 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” Benefit
Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Lake Theatre:
The Oak Park Area Arts Council presents a celebration of Queen and their lead singer with a movie viewing and auction of Freddie Mercury photos, including one with his autograph. $25, includes surprises/goodies. Tickets/more: oakparkareaartscouncil.org/2018/10/04/1285. 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.
Trinity High School Blazer Boutique
Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Athletic Facility, Trinity:
Enjoy “A Ladies’ Night Out” and get a jump on holiday shopping with specialty foods, hand-crafted items, jewelry, books and more. Cash bar; complimentary appetizers. Free admission. 7574 W,Division St., River Forest.
Jennifer McNulty: Influence
Reception Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 to 4 p.m. Art Gallery, Main Library:
Meet the Oak Park mosaic artist and see her work, on display through November. 834 Lake Street.
An Afternoon of Opera
Monday, Nov. 5, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club:
Hear baritone Jonathan Beyer and pianist Amanda Crider perform opera, musical theater and American Songbook selections. $15, suggested donation. More: 708-386-2729, nineteenthcentury.org. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
Stars, Stories and S’mores
Friday, Nov. 2, 5 to 8 p.m., Thatcher Woods Pavilion:
At this family-friendly evening, there will be s’mores by the fire, storytelling, astronomy, night hikes and more. Free. Questions: 708-386-4042, email@example.com. 8030 W. Chicago Ave., in River Forest.
Model Train Open House
Saturday, Nov. 3, Noon to 5 p.m., Lower Level, Dole Library
Visit the OP Society of Model Engineers, see the HO layout and more. Info: opsme.org. 255 Augusta, Oak Park.
Franklin D. Roosevelt – A Fireside Chat
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 to 3:30 p.m., River Forest Library:
Historical dramatist R. J. Lindsey becomes the 32nd president addressing the nation, by the library’s second floor fireplace. Brought in partnership with River Forest Township. 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest.
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