Exhibition of Items from the Philippines

Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m., Purple Sun Arts

This Oak Park Arts District studio and gallery is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May with items including books, furniture, pineapple fiber clothing, jewelry and photos. 142 Harrison, Oak Park.

Rare Bird Preserves Mini Market 

Thursdays, 8 to 10 a.m., side alley by Rare Bird Preserves

Pick up pastries, produce, eggs, meat, beverages and more from Rare Bird and a curated selection of local vendors. 211 W. Harrison. 

Piano Trio Concert

Sunday, May 30, 3 p.m., Virtually with the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

Unity Chamber Music Series presents a performance with MingHuan Xu, violin, Alexander Hersh, cello, and Winston Choi, piano, pre-recorded at Unity Temple. The trio will perform William Grant Still’s Summerland, from Three Visions for solo piano; Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; and Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat major. $20, household; $10, students. Event available for 48 hours. Register: utrf.org/event/piano-trio-concert

Sideyard Sounds

Friday, May 28, 7 to 9 p.m., Compound Yellow

**Rescheduled to Saturday, June 5, 7 p.m., due to weather.
Questions/ticket exchanges/refunds: info@compoundyellow.com

See Angel Bat Dawid, who is “traversing the intriguing waters of experimentalism and the avant-garde to forward-reaching jazz and other modes that are expanding our vision of music.” 

Concert held safely outdoors in the art-adorned yard. Next up; Friday, June 4, Marvin Tate and Bill MacKay, and Sunday, June 6, Kolmar Collective. $15. Register (or cash or card at the door): eventbrite.com/e/sistazz-of-tha-nitty-gritty-at-compound-yellows-side-yard-sounds-tickets-151832297489.
Compound Yellow, 244 Lake St., Oak Park. 

Alberto Aguilar and Alex Bradley Cohen Closing Exhibition

Saturday, May 29, 5 to 9 p.m., Compound Yellow

Celebrate the two artists who did a three-month Takeover Residency this spring. Both “This” (in the YZ Galleries) and “That__” (in the XGallery) will be on view. See the final exhibit, “Everything!” by the artist pair. 244 Lake St., Oak Park.

The No Shush Salon

Thursday, May 27, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library

Listen to performances by local creatives and share works-in-progress or newly finished endeavors. Presentations limited to 15 minutes. Spectators welcome. Register: oppl.org/calendar

How to Make a Memoir

Starting Tuesday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m., Virtually with the Oak Park Public Library

This summer, learn how to put your journal of notes, life experiences and more into memoir form. Meet twice a month, June through Aug. First, work on what makes a memoir. In July, the different types and themes of memoir writing is the focus, and in Aug., learn the specifics on how to write a memoir. Sessions begin with discussion and end with memoir-focused writing exercises. Continues Tuesdays July 6 and August 3, 6-8 p.m., and Saturdays, June 26, July 24 and Aug. 28, 2-4 p.m. Register: oppl.org/calendar

Fit/Lit Challenge

Register now. Runs Friday, June 4, through Saturday, September 4, Zoom, Discord Channel and various sites with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Here is a way to combine physical fitness with reading this summer. Join weekly socially-distanced outings to places like the Eugene Field Memorial in the Lincoln Park Zoo or the Gwendolyn Brooks statue in Brooks Park. Let others know about your own outings (and invite others if you feel comfortable). Once, every other week, typically Sunday evenings, join Zoom sessions to talk about what’s been seen and read. Free; donation optional. More/register: chicagoliteraryhof.org/events_entry/summer-2021-fit-lit

Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

Monday, May 31, 11 a.m., Peace Triumphant monument, Scoville Park, and on Zoom

Hear welcoming remarks by Village President Vicki Scaman; Officers from the Oak Park Police will post the Colors and offer a rifle salute; The History Singers will lead patriotic singing; and “President Lincoln” will deliver his Gettysburg Address. The focus of remarks will be on the sacrifices made by our Vietnam War veterans. he ceremony will, of course, also recognize and honor all of our veterans, especially those who lost their lives in service to the country.  Please turn out and help us do just that. Zoom meeting ID: 814 1081 4589, passcode: Decoration.   Zoom via phone: 1-312-626-6799, meeting ID: 814 1081 4589, passcode: 432343900. Lake St. and Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.

Grief Journaling Workshop

Sunday, May 30, 2 to 4 p.m., Zoom with the Oak Park Public Library

For those experiencing the loss of a loved one, you are invited to try journaling. Session begins with prompts followed by time to journal. At the end, there is time to share (optional). Resources for writing, grief, where to get help and more are provided. Feel free to attend any or all sessions. Next up: June 27. Register: oppl.org/calendar

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