Tuesday, May 10, 10-12 p.m., Oak Park Public Library – Small Meeting Room
It’s all about a friendly game of Scrabble. All skills levels and ages welcome. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Movement Revolution Dance Crew
Saturday, May 7, 7 p.m., Unity Temple
This group adds a distinct hip-hop influence to the art of concert dancing. The opening performance will be a solo excerpt from Silvita Diaz Brown’s new work, “Ellas Y Yo Mexicanas.” Silvita is a Mexican/American choreographer, dancer, actor, acrobat, yoga instructor, and movement teacher established in Chicago in 2008. She is the founder of Sildance/AcroDanza dance-theatre company. $20-39, 875 Lake St., Oak Park.
The Circle Process: Creating Deep Conversations
Friday, May 6, 2:30-4 p.m., Main Library Veterans Room
In collaboration with Mothers and Others For Peace, Stephen Jackson, Restorative Justice Practitioner and Oak Park Public Library Director of Equity and Anti-Racism, will facilitate this interactive introduction to how circles can become part of our families, schools, workplaces, and communities. Everyone will be able to take part in a circle. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Park/River Forest. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
International Poet Visit With Black-British Writer Keith Jarrett
Thursday, May 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Main Library Veterans Room
This evening of poetry will be hosted by acclaimed London poet, playwright, and novelist Keith Jarrett. The event will open with poems from OPRFHS Spoken Word Club members. After the performance, there will be a brief Q&A session with the poets. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Chris & Heather’s 16mm Film Festival with musical guest Chris Ligon
Thursday, May 5, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Videotapes? DVD? Streaming? YouTube? Nope – Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams are all about those classic 16mm film reels, which they have been collecting for many years. Everything from vintage country singers to horror movie trailers, plus anything in between, are represented in their collection, and they’ll be showing some of the highlights tonight. If you can resist the temptation to make animal shadows on the screen, you are in for a good time. $15, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
The History of the Beach Boys
Wednesday, May 11, 2-3 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
More than any other act, the Beach Boys have come to define the sound of summer, as seen from the West Coast. The program will focus on The Beach Boys’ “sunniest” years from 1962 to 1967 and include interview and performance video clips, ranging from “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and “California Girls” to the more mature Pet Sounds, “Good Vibrations” and the abandoned Smile project. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Friday, May 6, 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, 2:30 and 7:00 p.m., Brooks Middle School Auditorium
This iconic 1980s movie is brought to life with a BRAVO cast of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Students and seniors, $8; adults, $12. 325 S. Kenilworth Ave., Oak Park.
Candidate Forum for 7th Illinois Congressional District Candidates
Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m.
You can register for this virtual forum here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3E3doTx8SQCrR6fZFdfodg. Questions for the candidates can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois Department of Human Services Employment Workshop
Tuesday, May 10, 2-3 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
Learn about the jobs with the Illinois Department of Human Services, how to find them, and the application process, including a brief discussion on benefits and high need job titles. There will be an open Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Presented by the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Recruitment & Selection. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.