What’s Blooming On Harrison

Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Oak Park Arts District

This all-day community festival features arts, crafts, food, beer, rides for the kids, and live entertainment, ranging from choral to acoustic to punk. And one of those punk acts is Chicago’s own veteran ‘80s rock band, Barbie Army, featuring Jean Lotus, former editor of the Forest Park Review. Harrison Street between Austin and Ridgeland, Oak Park.

Illinois Libraries Present: Jessamine Chan & Emily Maloney

Wednesday, May 25, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present

Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney discuss the systems of power that impact our lives, our families, and our finances, through the lens of their acclaimed books, The School for Good Mothers and Cost of Living. Register now at https://bit.ly/ILP_JessamineEmily.

Dave Specter Band featuring Brother John Kattke

Friday, May 20, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Specter has been walking the chalk line between blues and jazz for many years, and you can hear it on his current compilation album, Six String Soul. He’s joined by multi-instrumentalist Brother John Kattke. Perfect outdoor music for the patio as spring gives way to summer. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. 

Chess Champs

Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Library Storytime Room

Luis Tubens leads a chess workshop and open play chess club. Recommended for ages 5-13. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Rene Avila’s Afro-Cuban Quintet

Saturday, May 21, 9 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Afro-Cuban jazz, featured in the club sidebar. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Miss Barb Clifford & the Shakin’ Tailfeathers

Sunday, May 22, 11:30 a.m., FitzGerald’s

Chicago’s crown princess of R&B-infused rockabilly returns. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

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