Videokaffe: Northern Lights
Friday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., Compound Yellow
Videokaffe, a collaborative network of 10 artists, is on a US road trip screening a series of Finnish video art, “Northern Lights.” Join their Oak Park stop and take in a series of short films and performances, which range from telling a story with a clear message to those that are more surreal with an intuitive approach. Register: compoundyellow.com/events. 244 Lake St., Oak Park.
Tee It Up for Healthy Kids Golf Classic
Monday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m., Riverside Golf Club
Come out for 18 holes of championship golf with all proceeds helping to fund comprehensive healthcare for 3,400 underserved children at the Infant Welfare Society Children’s Clinic. 11:30 a.m. registration and lunch; 1 p.m. shotgun start; and 5:30 p.m. reception with heavy apps, open bar and prizes. $250, individuals; sponsorships available; $50, reception only. 2520 Des Plaines Ave, Riverside. More/register: childrenscliniciws.org/golf
Sizzling Summer Dance on the Patio – Line Dancing
Thursday, Aug. 12, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Cheney Mansion
Step out for a hot night of dance with both instruction and open dancing on the patio. Individually boxed appetizers available; registration includes two drink tickets. Non-alcoholic beverages available. 21+. $30, Oak Park residents; $39, non-residents. 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.
Midwest Pro-Future Discussion with Eco Resident Tony Foley
Sunday, Aug. 15, 5 p.m., Zoom with Compound Yellow (CY)
Hear Foley’s research presentation. Then discuss the effects of climate change in the Midwest and partake in a generative community discussion brainstorming local actions and life practices that can help cultivate a pro-future heart and community. This event is meant to explore, collaborate and openly share ideas, concerns, and perspectives to navigate the near future under climate change with awareness and gratitude. Also join Foley each Saturday in Aug. to care for the CY Learning Prairie Garden and in designing infrastructure to support community learning and participation with local ecology. Zoom/more: compoundyellow.com/events
“Everything Moves with Me”
Saturday, Aug. 14, 2 to 5 p.m., Compound Yellow (CY)
Regin Igloria, who has a Takeover Residency at CY, presents an Intro to Skateboarding workshop. Drop in to experience Igloria’s work, and to learn more about skateboarding and DIY skateboard production. 244 Lake St., Oak Park.
Road2Ride Bike Day
Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Proksa Park
West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) and Dare2tri are partnering to give participants the opportunity to ride an adaptive bicycle. No previous cycling experience needed. Dare2tri and WSSRA staff will be on-site to provide coaching and feedback to ensure safety while riding. Register/more: dare2tri.org/on-the-road2ride/wssra. 3001 Wisconsin Ave., Berwyn.
Bats & Other Pollinators
Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to Noon, Oak Park Conservatory Showroom
The Year of the Butterfly is a regional effort to bring awareness to communities about supporting healthy habitats for butterflies and other pollinators. Join the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory and partners and explore a variety of pollinators. All Ages. Free. Register (both children and caregivers): pdop.org. 615 Garfield St.
Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 19, 10 to 10:30 a.m., River Forest Public Library
Come to the front garden for a socially-distanced story time for children, birth to age 5. No registration required. Weather permitting. 735 Lathrop Ave.
Mondays through Aug. 15, River Forest Public Library
Visit the front garden anytime for a self-guided story tour. New books are put out Monday mornings. All ages. 735 Lathrop Ave.
Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 to 10 p.m., and Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m., through Aug. 21, Austin Gardens
See Oak Park Festival Theatre’s Shakespeare classic while enjoying the summer weather. $35; $25, seniors; $15, students; free, ages 12 and under; $5 chair rental (or bring a chair or blanket). Tickets/more: oakparkfestival.com/tempest. 167 Forest Park Ave., Oak Park.
Thursday Night Out – New Aug. Menu Items
Through Sept. 9, 5 to 8 p.m., Downtown Oak Park (DTOP)
More than twenty restaurants offer a variety of drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts, available through ticket purchases and special menus. Diners may eat inside, take carry out or dine al fresco. Four dine-around tickets per $20 booklet. Each dine-around ticket buys one Thursday Night Out (TNO) menu item. Buy two ticket booklets, receive a $5 DTOP gift certificate for participating shops on any TNO. Booklets available at the tent on Marion near Lake. More: thursdaynightout.com
Wednesday Morning Movie
Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m., Lake Theatre
Take in an affordable and sensory-friendly family movie. This week’s feature film is Pokemon: Detective Pikachu. $2 (No convenience fee if ordered online.). Walk ins welcome. Tickets/more: classiccinemas.com/wednesday-morning-movie-series. 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.