Jeanette Andrews, Illusionist
Friday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park
Jeanette Andrews is billed as a magician, but “illusionist” might be the more proper description. Through the means of art, sensory anomalies and scientific anecdotes, Andrews has expanded her brand to workshops and speaking engagements, she is also a respected entertainer as well. $10; 339 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.
A Carpenters Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Dominican Center for the Performing Arts
Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band keep The Carpenters’ holiday tradition alive, bringing Christmas songs to the stage at Dominican University in River Forest. Based on the music of The Carpenters’ two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, this show features hits like “Merry Christmas Darling” and the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” Tickets start at $20.
Patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, including at their seat throughout the performance. Photo ID and proof of vaccination or negative COVID test results (within 72 hours prior to attendance) will be required at the door. events.dom.edu or call 708-488-5000.
Sing We Joyous!
Saturday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m., First United Church Of Oak Park
This 60-year Oak Park tradition returns with the Oriana Singers, the City Voices chorus, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, and the Sing We Joyous Orchestra, all under the direction of Bill Chin, running the gamut of classic Yuletide melodies, from Handel to Stevie Wonder. Audience members, staff, and artists are required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to the concert (at the door with photo ID). Masks are required for all audience members. The concert will be about 75 minutes long without intermission. $25 (18 and under are free). 848 Lake St. Oak Park.
LeTab Teen Environment Club
Sunday, Dec. 12, 1-2 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
If you are a teenager and want to make a difference in the community, the Teen Environmental Club is sponsoring a monthly Adopt-A-Block cleanup. Each month, this team will select a neighborhood in the Oak Park area, picking up litter and generally keeping the city clean. The crew will meet in the Main Library Teen Space on the second floor, and will walk to the designated neighborhood. Supplies will be provided; all teens are welcome to join. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Celebra La Trompeta
Sunday, Dec. 12, 4 p.m., Chapel Of Concordia University
Jay Friedman will conduct the Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest in pieces by Batallan, Hummel, Rodgers and Brahms. $27 online or through the mail (with a copy of your vaccination card), $30 at the door. 1124 N. Bonnie Brae Pl., River Forest.
May All Beings Be Happy – Fundraiser
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10-11:30 a.m. Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago.
In conjunction with the Animal Care League, Kadampa will be hosting a Saturday morning meditation on compassion. In addition, there will be door prizes, a holiday gift raffle and a cameo appearance from a puppy. Register at meditateinchicago.org/all-beings. $30, 13 Harrison St., Oak Park.
The Three Tenors Celebrate the Season
Monday, Dec. 13, 1:15 p.m., 19th Century Club
The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association presents John Concepcion, Ken Donovan, and Tim Bradley, with Lisa Kristina on piano, performing holiday classics along with standards from operatic and musical theater. To make an online lunch reservation no later than the Thursday before the program, call the office at 708-386-2729. The program will be presented in the second floor ballroom, with socially-distanced seating. $20 for members; $25 for non-members. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.