Concerts in the Park – Jaime Clay
Sunday, Aug. 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Scoville Park
Enjoy family-friendly music, courtesy of the Park District of Oak Park. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and listen to the final concert of the season, with soulful blues and R&B vocals. Free. Drop-in event. Lake St. and Oak Park Ave. More: pdop.org/events/summer-concerts
Friday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., Compound Yellow
See Dan Sullivan and Rob Bochnik performing as NadNavillus with an opening performance by Madeleine Aguilar. $15. Tickets/more (or pay with cash or Venmo at the door): compoundyellow.com/events. 244 Lake St., Oak Park.
Closing Reception and Community Procession
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2 to 5 p.m., Compound Yellow
Celebrate Regin Iglorias’ Takeover Residency with a gathering including studio visits with an interactive skateboard design station; a community procession of skateboards, trailers and other wheeled contraptions developed during the summer ridden to Stevenson Skate Park; and a performance by puppeteer Sam Lewis (3 p.m.). 244 Lake St., Oak Park.
Taste of Uncorked
Friday, Aug. 27, 6 to 8 p.m., Rubinstein Garden, Oak Park Conservatory
Enjoy music and drinks outdoors while celebrating Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory’s 35th anniversary. James Robinson-Parran provides the entertainment; local beverage sponsors are Anfora Wine Merchants and Wild Onion Tied House. Held the fourth Friday each month. $15, includes two drink tickets. 21+. Register: pdop.org. 615 Garfield St., Oak Park.
Rick King at Anfora Wine Merchants
Friday, Aug. 27, 5-7 p.m., 128 S. Marion St.
Rick King is back with the Royal Hustle Duo. Patio seating reservations are accepted with a $5 cover charge/per person. Any remaining available seats are first-come, first-served.
East of Ridgeland Blocks Party
Saturday, Aug. 28, East/West corridor East of Ridgeland
Save the date for a day of music, art, puppet performance, food, and great company with the First Annual East of Ridgeland Blocks Party. Musical performances by Sinner’s Friend, Jodi Walker, and the Paul Ashford band. This event is a neighborhood undertaking welcoming all of the families, businesses and organizations that don’t have their own village block parties, to come together and celebrate our community. Food and beverages will be available with garden tours, musical performances, and artists working throughout the day. 244 Lake St., Oak Park.
Namaste and Stay Awhile
Friday, Aug. 27, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave., River Forest
Join the Sarah’s Inn Associate Board for the opportunity to reconnect in person. The evening will begin with yoga (optional) and continue with food, drinks, and mingling. Whether you are a yogi or not, take a break from the week and come join us for this opportunity to show support and raise awareness for Sarah’s Inn. Tickets are $40/person and are available online.
Fourth Annual Food Truck Rally
Keystone Park West, Saturday, Aug. 28, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., River Forest
The Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest will hold its 4th Annual Food Truck Rally featuring eight food trucks plus a craft beer tent. There will also be a Family Area, including inflatables. The event is co-sponsored by the village of River Forest and River Forest Park District. Food trucks in attendance will be CheSa Gluten Tootin’ Free, Decadent Flavor (Donuts & Funnel Cakes), Gelato D’Oro (Gelato), Mae’s Que House (BBQ), Mamalicious Jerk & Curry, Mario’s Cart (Tacos), My Funnel Cake (Funnel Cakes), Pierogi Wagon, Tamale Spaceship. The beer tent will feature craft beers from Kinslahger Brewing Company, Wild Onion Tied House, Oak Park Brewing Company, One Lake Brewing, Exit Strategy Brewing Company, and Flapjack Brewery. Wine from Cooper’s Hawk Winery will also be served. Musical performances from The School of Rock Oak Park Show Team, Brian Lupo Band, and Sons of Chicago will take place throughout the day, starting at 3:30 p.m. The Family area in Keystone Park West is open 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Grief Journaling Workshop
Sunday, Aug. 29, 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. Register: oppl.org/calendar