Silent Movies On The Porch: ‘The Kid’

Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Pleasant Home

All month long, Pleasant Home will be presenting silent movies, featuring live music performed on the spot by Jay Warren of the Silent Film Society of Chicago. Seating will be provided on the porch, or you can bring your own blanket or chairs for the lawn. This week: The Kid, a 1921 flick starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan. There will also be a 10-minute cartoon from 1923, “Felix In Hollywood.” Purchase tickets online from Pleasant Home’s website for seating. $10 per adult, $20 per family.
 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

Shakespeare in Austin Gardens: ‘The Winter’s Tale’

Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 20 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday, Festival Theatre (

Author Visit: Alec Nevala-Lee

Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Alec Nevala-Lee will be stopping by the library to discuss his latest book, Inventor of the Future, a biography of Buckminster Fuller. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Baby/Toddler Nature Exploration

Monday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Babies, toddlers and their siblings will get a head start on the great outdoors with a special trip through Scoville Park. Stories and science activities will be part of the fun. Everyone will meet outside of the library, on the plaza. Weather permitting. Register your family for each class you plan to attend at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Kuinka/Nathan Graham

Thursday Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Kuinka are a Seattle quintet that sings dreamy, lilting pop songs with a folkish tint. Opening the show will be Nathan Graham, a Chicago-based country-rock singer who recently did a tour with Ben Harper. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Bluegrass & Bloodies: The Mountainaires

Sunday, Aug. 14, 1 p.m., Outta Space

Every second Sunday, this venue hosts a mountain music jamboree featuring the Mountainaires, a local bluegrass trio who just released their new album, Shame On Me. Social distancing protocol in full effect. $10, 6840 32nd St. Berwyn.

Live & Lucky: Live Band Burlesque

Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 p.m., Outta Space

Classic bump-and-grind striptease, performed by Ruby Spencer and other dancers. Music by Mr. Lucky & His Orchestra Of Tomorrow. Tipping is highly encouraged. $15, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn.

The Jett Girls

Friday, Aug. 12, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This spinoff of Chicago’s garage-rocking Knee-His bring their act to Berwyn and are ready to shake the suburbs to its foundation. Coming along for the ride: Los Black Dogs and Ricky Liontones. $10 in advance, $15 day of show, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

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