Frozen Castle Party
Friday, Jan. 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cheney Mansion, Oak Park
All of your favorite winter princesses will invade the mansion for one night of cold-weather fun, involving games and what has been called “the coolest dance party in town.” Individually-packaged snacks and treats for each guest. Price is per couple, with an additional fee for extra guests. Parents must accompany their child. Ages 4-8. $30, 220 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.
New Nostalgia/Fenwick Jazz Band
Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s, Berwyn
New Nostalgia is a jazz-fusion nonet. They will be joined by the Fenwick Jazz Band, a group of students from the Catholic high school in Oak Park. $10, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 8:15 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
Looking for a way to let your inner comedian run free? Want to improve your quick-thinking skills? Join the Oak Park Public Library for a night of spontaneous comedy. All skill levels welcome. Register at oppl.org/calendar.
The Importance of a Strong Resume
Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 2 to 3 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
Learn the components of a strong resume, and what keywords or phrases to use that will help move your resume to the top of the stack. Presented by Eileen Vesey, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Workforce and Community Initiative. Register at oppl.org/calendar.
TechGirlz Workshop: Podcasting
Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
In this workshop, students in grades 5-8 will learn how to make their stories engaging and use sound to put their listeners into the aural environment of their story. Register at oppl.org/calendar.
Geothermal For Historical Buildings
Thursday, Jan. 20 from 7 to 8 p.m., virtually through Pleasant Home, Oak Park
Mark Nussbaum of Architectural Consulting Engineers will discuss how a geothermal system operates, and how it heats and cools different homes, without having to deal with fossil fuels. The program will be recorded, and all attendees will receive a link afterwardwhich will remain active for seven days. $10 per person; $8 for members. Purchase tickets through Pleasant Home Foundation.
Dirty Green/Matt Derda & the High Watts/Joe Rian & the AM Drinkers
Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m., Outta Space, Berwyn
Three Americana-tinged roots rock bands strut their stuff in the confines of this up-and-coming venue. $10, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn.
Mexican Fine Arts Museum
Monday, Jan. 24, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club, Oak Park
This presentation features Carlos Tortolero discussing the history of the Mexican Fine Arts Museum, which he established in 1987. Besides providing an outlet for Mexican art, this museum has had a longstanding commitment to accessibility, education and social justice. Free for members; $15 donation requested for non-members. Includes a three-course lunch served at noon; $20 for members, $25 for non-members, available by registration. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
Supported Drag Storytime
Sunday, Jan. 23 from 1-1:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
Join some of your favorite librarians and gender-smashed Drag King Haba Nero live via Zoom for books, songs, dancing, and fun. Classes are structured with visual schedules, which will be emailed to registered families before class. This class is designed for children with disabilities, ages 3 and up, with caregiver support. Siblings welcome. Register at oppl.org/calendar.
Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Presents
The bestselling and award-winning author of Mexican Gothic novels discusses her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror. Moreno-Garcia will be joined in conversation with author Gus Moreno. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events.