All About Gender: What Every Parent Should Know

Thursday, Jan. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Thrive Mental Health Center brings this Zoom webinar discussing the transgender and gender non-conforming experience. Moderated by Rick B. Smith, a couple and family therapist who is also the proud father of a transgender son and a cisgender daughter. Register at

Shake, Rattle & Read

Wednesday, Feb.  2, 10-10:30 a.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

 Join your favorite librarians live via Zoom for books, songs, and movement. These storytimes are best for kids up to age 5. Register now at

School Of Rock

Saturday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m., FitzGerald’s, Berwyn

The illustrious School Of Rock has revolutionized music instruction for kids by introducing rock and related sounds to the curriculum. This rocking recital shows the Elmhurst branch at one of the city’s finest showcases. $10, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Grief Journaling

Sunday, Jan. 30, 2-4 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one (a partner, family member, mentor, friend, etc.)? Are you experiencing ambiguous loss or anticipatory grief? Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer, you are welcome to join us on this journey of journaling. Each session will begin with prompts and/or a guided meditation followed by time to journal. At the end of each session, we will set aside time to share, if you feel so moved. Feel free to come to any or all workshops. Register now at

Gerald McLendon

Thursday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., FitzGerald’s, Berwyn

Chicago has a strong soul tradition extending back to the days when the Impressions used to harmonize within the walls of the Seward Park fieldhouse. Vocalist Gerald McLendon is keeping that tradition going, from hipster rock clubs to Gold Coast lounges. Tonight he’ll be blessing the suburbs with his churchy crooning. $10, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Cindi Cronin & Eustachia

Saturday, Jan. 29, 8-11 p.m., Donny G’s.

Cindi Cronin has a solid background in musical theater, which she applies handily to her renditions of pop standards. 7308 W. North Ave., Elmwood Park.

Grosso Brothers/Ricky Liontones

Friday, Jan. 28, Outta Space

Both of these acts specialize in pop tunes from the ‘90s. If you still harbor a crush on Ally McBeal and get a rush of nostalgia hearing Hootie & the Blowfish, this one’s for you! $10, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn.

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