Henry Fogel Presents: Natasha Stojanovska
Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m., Zoom with the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
Hear this concert pianist and composer from Macedonia who is working on her debut album on eastern European women composers inspired by Macedonian folklore. Her technique, deep expression and innovative interpretations have stunned audiences around the world. $15, requested donation. Register: nineteenthcentury.org
The Vintage Home Show: Repair, Renovate, Restore
Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Zoom with Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
Meet experts in old home challenges while supporting a Frank Lloyd Wright UNESCO World Heritage site. The Vintage Home Show includes nine workshops plus exhibitors. Pop in and out during the day. Bonus virtual tours of Unity Temple followed by Q&A, 5 to 5:30 p.m. In partnership with the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce. $35. Register: utrf.org/event/homeshow
Friday, April 23, 7 p.m., Virtually with the Infant Welfare Society
Join for a game of trivia via Zoom and Kahoot. No need to organize a team – play as an individual or household and connect with others virtually. Topics are for everyone and will be kid-friendly. Compete for gift cards: $50 for 1st, $25 for 2nd, and $10 for 3rd place. $20 per person/household. Register: one.bidpal.net/iwstrivianight2021/welcome
“Casablanca,” A Closer Look
Monday, April 26, 1:30 p.m., Zoom through the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
Film instructor Franklin Stevenson examines the cinematic elements of Casablanca (1942) and shares interesting and surprising behind-the-scenes information. $15, suggested donation; free, members. Register: nineteenthcentury.org
Tuesday, May 11, 3 to 3:30 p.m., Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library
As part of the new Self-care Tuesdays at the Library, try out this yoga class for everybody. Chair yoga can improve flexibility, concentration, and strength, while boosting mood, and reducing stress and joint strain. Free. Offered every other Tuesday; next up, May 25. Register: oppl.org/calendar
Learn and Grow Lecture Series
Thursdays in April, 7 to 8 p.m., Virtually with The Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory
Programs are for all gardening skill levels and presented by Master Gardeners. Free.
April 22 – Edibles & Raised Beds with Suzette Gacek offers tips on growing herbs and edibles.
April 29 – Container Companions with Ellen Kuner.
Through Sunday, May 2, Online with the Oak Park Conservatory
The public can select from a large choice of vegetables, herbs and flowers, all grown at the Conservatory. Sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory (FOPCON). Order pickups are at the Rehm Pool parking lot (515 Garfield St., Oak Park) May 11 through 13. Order/more: fopcon.org/2021-plant-sale
Earth Day Screening of “Dolores” with Appearance by Dolores Huerta
Thursday, April 22, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Virtually with One Earth Film Festival (OEFF)
Environmental activist and subject of the film, Huerta, will be participating in the
post-film Q&A. This film’s themes include immigrant rights, environmental justice, sustainable agriculture and the grit and determination of female leaders in the environmental movement. For general audiences, including teens. Also, see Young Filmmakers Contest Honorable Mention Winners (All Age Levels) on Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m., including Longfellow Elementary School fourth grader Aarya Naringrekar and Roosevelt Middle School eighth grader Marin Chalmers. Free; $8, suggested donation. For this and other films in the One Earth Mini Film Festival running through April 25, go to: oneearthfilmfest.org/earth-day
Secret Garden Fashion Show
Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, 25, 2 p.m., Virtually with Dominican Universality Chicago
The production, which will take place on the Quad, will showcase senior and junior collections from Dominican’s fashion design students, in collaboration with fashion merchandising students. Free. Register: dom.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?SeriesID=2
Blues Guitar from Mississippi to Chicago
Thursday, April 22, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtually with the Oak Park Public Library
Hear Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee Donna Herula sing and play acoustic blues slide guitar along with her husband, Tony Nardiello, singer, guitarist and harmonica player. They will perform music that developed into Chicago Blues, including Mississippi Delta Blues, Hill Country Blues, Classic Blues, Memphis Blues, and early Chicago Blues, and talk about the artists that made these music styles popular. Register: oppl.org/calendar.
Community Circle: Understanding Trauma of Sexual Violence
Monday, April 26, 4 to 5:15 p.m., Virtually with the Oak Park Public Library
In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this community circle, facilitated by library staff trained as circle keepers, is designed to unpack and help individuals understand the effects of trauma from sexual violence. Sexual violence is an umbrella term that includes any type of unwanted sexual contact – either in person or online, including sexual assault, harassment and abuse. A trained clinical counselor and advocate, certified by the state of Illinois to provide crisis intervention and support, will be present for individual assistance. Register: oppl.org/calendar.
Prescription Take Back Day, Vape Take Back, Food Drive
Saturday. April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oak Park Township
Bring in prescription drugs, vape products and food donations for Beyond Hunger. Contactless drop off available. Questions: email@example.com. 105 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.