WDCB Bluesday Tuesday with Melody Angel
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Melody Angel was the unofficial “superstar” of this year’s Bluesfest, with an idiosyncratic blues-rock style that reaches far past rehashing the standards into something more personal. If the blues ever has another resurgence like it did in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Ms. Angel (her real name, by the way) might be a major player. Hosted by blues DJ Tom Marker. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Gerald Dowd’s Song Of The Month Club (with Walter Salas-Humana)
Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Gerald Dowd is a prominent Chicago drummer who once played for 13 hours straight with 16 different bands for a benefit show, which would qualify 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 Walter Salas-Humana, a founding member of the Silos, who also happens to be an accomplished visual artist. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Vessels: New Work 2021-22 by Bethany Cordero
Through Aug. 20, Oak Park Public Library
Artist Bethany Cordero has created a series of sculptures combining metalworks and fine arts techniques. You can see the results all summer in the library’s Main Gallery. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings Q&A
Wednesday, July 27, 7-8 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Duly Health & Care will be giving a free blood pressure reading. A licensed physician will be on hand to discuss your results. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Wednesday, July 27, 7- 7:30 p.m., River Forest Public Library
Library staff will share stories in the garden on Wednesday nights. Advance registration required. Grades K-4. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors. Children age 7 or younger must have a caregiver age 12 or older. 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest.
Friday, July 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Unity Temple
This duo, Ming Huan Xu and Winston Choi, will be previewing Unity Temple Restoration Foundation’s upcoming chamber music series. $20 for UTRF members, $25 general admission. 875 Lake St., Oak Park.
Sam Price & the True Believers
Sunday, July 31, 5:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Funked-up soul from New Orleans with a definite jam band appeal, and probably a good excuse to dance around FitzGerald’s patio! 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Shakespeare in Austin Gardens: ‘The Winter’s Tale’
Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 20 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday Festival Theatre