Friday, Sept. 10, 6 to 8 p.m., Oak Park Porch
Catch the last concert of the season and hear The Medina Family and Falling Stars. Bring a chair. Drop in event. Free; donations accepted.
More: facebook.com/OakParkPorchfest. 832 S. Humphrey.
Movies in the Park
Thursday, Sept. 16, Dusk, Scoville Park
Catch the last family movie of the summer under the stars courtesy of the Park District of Oak Park – A Dog’s Way Home. Free. Drop in event. Lake and Oak Park Ave. More: pdop.org/events/moviesinthepark
Keeping in Touch: Garden Party Fundraiser
Friday, Sept. 10, 5 to 9 p.m., Compound Yellow’s (CY) Side Yard Garden
Support Terrain Exhibitions and CY, organizations that promote community engagement through public art. Enjoy music by DJ Curt(is) Spins and bid on the auction of 60+ artist-made garden ornaments and “Keeping in Touch” care packages (K.I.T.S). $25, includes one drink and refreshments. Tickets/more: compoundyellow.com/events. #244 Lake St., Oak Park.
UTRF Chamber Music Series
Friday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Unity Temple
The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (UTRF) opens its Unity Chamber Music Series season with Duo Diorama and Friends featuring Piano Quintets by Florence Price and Robert Schumann. Performing are MingHuan Xu, violin, and Winston Choi, piano, both of Duo Diorama, along with Liba Shacht, violin; Lawrence Neuman, viola; and John Sharp, cello. Masks required. $30; $25, UTRF members; $10, students. Up next, Nov. 6, Lincoln Trio. More/register: UTRF.org. 875 Lake St., Oak Park.
Dressing Mrs. Farson, A History of Fashion in the Early 1900s
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Pleasant Home
Former Pleasant Home owner John Farson was known for his red ties and dapper clothes. This lecture delves into ladies’ clothing in the early 1900s, including John’s wife Mamie and her personal style through photographs and newspaper articles. Also see items from Pleasant Home’s collection and an interactive reproduction outfit. After the lecture, explore the opening of the “Dressing Mrs. Farson” exhibit on the 2nd floor. $10; $8, members. Tickets at the door of the event, in person during operating hours (Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or online: pleasant-home-foundation.square.site. 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.
A World Peace Concert
Saturday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., a River Forest home
Music & Potlucks presents an outdoor, socially-distanced vocal performance by tenor Bradley Schuller and soprano Christine Steyer, both highly regarded operatic vocalists from Oak Park. The concert commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Proceeds support The Church of Beethoven, a nonprofit classical music concert series located in the Oak Park area. $20, general admission lawn seating; $30, VIP tickets that include early access to the venue, prime chair placement and a special treat. Location released after ticket purchase. Tickets/more: musicandpotlucks.org.
Saturday, Sept. 11, Noon to 5 p.m., Barrie Park
Come out for a day of community, food and fun. Plans include a climbing wall, an inflatable obstacle course, a business fair, a FitzGerald’s truck concert around the neighborhood and at the park, the Book Bike, Wheel & Sprocket bike repair station, Popify ice pops and food arranged by Takeout 25 (kicking off as a nonprofit) to benefit Beyond Hunger. Donations accepted: gofund.me/3f80c5af. More: facebook.com/seopco. 1011 Lombard, Oak Park.
Hunger Action Month: Live Chat with Bri and Maria
Monday, Sept. 13, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Facebook Live with Beyond Hunger
Get the inside scoop with Beyond Hunger’s Nutrition Team while they discuss their programming and the connection between health and hunger. View here: facebook.com/GoBeyondHunger. Also recorded for future viewing. For other Hunger Action Month activities, including a bingo card of ideas and dine-and-donate opportunities with One Lake Brewing, go to: gobeyondhunger.org/events
Fall Plant and Garden Tool Exchange, Plastic Pot Return
Saturday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Rubinstein Garden Gate, Oak Park Conservatory:
Join other gardeners and share favorite perennial plants, houseplants and extra garden tools. Also drop off empty plastic pots for reuse. Drop off materials from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; pick up items from noon to 12:30 p.m. Brought by the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. More: fopcon.org/conservatory-events. 615 Garfield, Oak Park.
The Dooley Band Concert
Friday, Sept. 10, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Garden, River Forest Public Library
River Forest natives, the Dooley family have been entertaining Chicagoland for over 40 years with their folk music and more. Concert will move indoors if needed due to inclement weather. Free. Sponsored by River Forest Public Library Foundation. 735 Lathrop Ave.
Juggling Funny Stories
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2 to 3 p.m., Outside at River Forest Public Library
Join story-performer Chris Fascione as he acts out the best of classical and contemporary children’s literature and folktales in a fun-filled, participatory show featuring storytelling, mime, juggling and comedy. Appropriate for kids of all ages. Moved indoors if needed. Register: riverforestlibrary.librarymarket.com/events/juggling-funny-stories-chris-fascione. 735 Lathrop Ave.