SamaSama Project: AAPI Heritage Month Celebration
Wednesday, May 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Veterans Room)
This Chicago-area Filipino folk fusion band. SamaSama—translated as “united, together”—creates a blend of Filipino folk, rock, ska, and Latin music, inspired by a 1970s musical movement called Manila Sound. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Third Coast Percussion
Friday. May 27, 7 p.m., Unity Temple
This Grammy-winning Chicago-based quartet comes to Oak Park with a repertoire of original and commissioned works. $20-30, 875 Lake St., Oak Park.
Quarantine the Past: Allegories of the Self by Joel Javier
Wednesday, May 25, 5-7 p.m., Oak Park Main Library (Gallery)
Through arts education and his own studio practice, local artist Joel Javier advocates for equity, diversity and opportunity in the arts. On display through June 11, this body of work includes reflections and refractions of his time in quarantine during the first year of the global pandemic. On May 25, there will be a special artist reception. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
John Primer/Larry Taylor
Wednesday, June 1, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Some serious blues heavy-hitters here. John Primer is a singer/guitarist who has worked his way to the front of the pack. Singer Larry Taylor is part of the Chicago family blues dynasty that also includes his legendary father, guitarist Eddie Taylor. $20, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Tuesday, May 31, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s
This Chicago blues guitarist has built up a steady buzz in the last couple of years. Come to this free patio show and find out why. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.