“Dia de Muertos” Art Show
Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m., through Nov. 21, Expressions Graphics
View works from 14 professional artists, including paintings, prints, jewelry and a traditional altar dedicated to BLM, RBG and artists’ family members who lost their lives due to COVID-19. Curated by Riverside artist Alex Brightbill. Up to three guests at a time can visit the gallery with mask and social distancing. More: expressionsgraphics.org/dia-de-muertos-2020. 29 Harrison St., Oak Park.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Virtually with the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
The Unity Chamber Music Series features music recorded at Unity Temple. Hear Blaise Magniere, violin; Marie Wang, violin; Anthony Devroye, viola; and Cheng-Hou Lee, cello, play music of Beethoven and Florence Price, as one of the country’s leading chamber music ensembles. $20 per household; $10, students. Tickets/more: utrf.org/chamber-music-series
Veterans Day Ceremony
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 11:00 a.m. Virtually
Join John and Kathryn Atwood, History Signers, “Abraham Lincoln,” Army Chaplain Schmidlin and others to pay tribute to service members. Remarks will reflect on the sacrifices made by veterans of the Korean War. Author and historian Kathryn Atwood will speak on the role of women in World War I and how this helped get women’s right to vote. Free. Zoom meeting ID: 839 1069 9966, Passcode: Service. Also available on Facebook Live: facebook.com/kathy.atwood.92, and youtube.com/user/HistorySingers/featured
“Water, Water Everywhere”
Through Sunday, Dec. 13, Virtually with Ferguson Gallery, Concordia University Chicago:
View a solo art show with recent paintings and drawings by professional artist Laura M. Coyle. The artist and graphic designer, known for representational work, said she has “a deep respect for our Great Lakes and hope I have honored them with my show.” View the show here: CUChicago.edu/ferguson.
“Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Masterpiece”
Through Sunday, Nov. 15,
See a preview fundraiser screening of a documentary film that “brings to life the historic collaboration to restore Unity Temple back to its original beauty.” Learn the history of the building, about the innovative architecture created by Frank Lloyd Wright and more. Narrated by Brad Pitt. $20, supports five FLW sites (Unity Temple, Fallingwater, Taliesin, Taliesin West and Hollyhock House, five of the eight Wright works named for the UNESCO World Heritage Site). On, Sunday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m., see a Zoom panel discussion, led by the filmmaker and featuring lead architect Gunny Harboe, historian Joe Siry and artisans Julie Sloan and Dorothy Krotzer. Register: unitytemplefilm.com
Life Drawing Workshops
Tuesdays, Nov. 10 and 17, 9 a.m. to Noon, Oak Park Art League (OPAL)
Whether you are a novice or seasoned artist, self-guided sessions offer a live model to draw or paint from. Participants bring their own art supplies. OPAL provides drawing benches, easels, chairs and the model. Masks are mandatory. $15 – $23. Register: oakparkartleague.org/adult-workshops. 720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park.
We are Family: Jewish Opera, Yiddish and Musical Theater
Monday, Nov. 9, 1:30 p.m., Webinar with the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman will tell the story through song of how artists like Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, and the founder of Yiddish theater, Abraham Goldfaden, took to the stage. Friedman and Maestro Paul Dykstra will present a program filled with popular tunes of these genres, along with stories and narration about how they reflect family dynamics. Register: nineteenthcentury.org
Community Recreation Center Open House Discussion
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., Virtually with the Parks Foundation of Oak Park
Oak Park residents are invited to see project design and schedule updates, and learn more about the Center’s services, programs and fundraising progress. Questions may be submitted until Nov. 9 at noon, or ask questions at the end of the Open House. Submit questions/register: parksfoundationop.org/virtualmeetings
Understanding Karma and the Key to Happiness
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Online with Kadampa Meditation Center
Explore the law of karma, Buddha’s wisdom that unlocks the true cause of happiness and freedom from all pain and suffering. With inspiring advice and guided meditation to practice at home, gradually change your life from negative to positive. All welcomeregardless of background or belief. No previous experience necessary. $20. Register: meditateinchicago.org/event-details/understanding-karma-and-the-key-to-happiness
Saving Wright Now
Wednesday Nov. 11 to 14, Virtually with the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
Attend a conference featuring speakers and video tours of Frank Lloyd Wright sites from across the US and Japan. Highlights include a keynote presentation by Justin Gunther, Director of Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA), on preserving Wright in a time of change.
Full conference agenda and registration: savewright.org/events/annual-conference