The Local Group

Friday At Hemingway’s: Porch Concert With The Local Group

Friday, July 22, 7-9 p.m., Hemingway Birthplace Museum

This live concert, featuring the vocals of Andrea Miologos and the guitar of Brian Burke, showcases familiar hits from different genres. 339 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.

Gerald Dowd’s Song of the Month Club (with Grant Tye)

Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Gerald Dowd

Gerald Dowd is a prominent Chicago drummer who once played for 13 hours straight with 16 different bands for a benefit show, which would qaulify him for some sort of world record. This show kicks off a residency with special guests and one new song never before performed. This month’s guest is Grant Tye, a local guitarist and singer who has played with acts ranging from Robbie Fulks to the late Otis Clay. 6615 Roosevelt Road., Berwyn.

‘A Chocolate Spirit’ Release Party

Monday, July 25, 6-8 p.m., Taco Mucho

Release party for a new book by Jennifer Stoner about a 35-year interracial friendship and the emotional journey that follows. 220 Harrison St., Oak Park.

The Power Of The Catalog: Unindexed Records And How To Find Them

Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m., virtually through Jewish Geneaological Society of Illinois

Geneaologist Risa Daitzman Heywood speaks about how to enhance your family history research. Register for this free live webinar at

PureSoul Presents… A Tribute To The Rolling Stones & More!

Thursday, July 21, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Cameron Webb and Elsa Latrice will be paying tribute to a longstanding rock & roll institution, as well as contemporaneous bands like The Who. $15 – 20, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Oceans Of Snacks

Friday, July 22, 4-5 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to come in and taste-test a variety of snacks made from seafood and aquatic plants. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Eighth Annual Irish American Movie Hooley

Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m., Lake Theatre

This Irish film festival kicks off with a showing of the 1940 comedy The Great McGinty, written and directed by Preston Sturges.  There will be cocktails afterward at Victory Italian (100 S. Marion St. in Oak Park). $100 suggested donation, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.

Noche de Loteria/Loteria Night

Tuesday, July 26, 6-7 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Loteria is known as “Mexican Bingo.” Enjoy a few rounds of this bilingual celebration, and win some prizes! 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

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