Oak Park Microbrew Review
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2-6 p.m., Marion St., between Lake and Pleasant
Join dozens of Illinois’ best craft breweries, local musicians and food vendors all bringing their ‘A’ game to the Oak Park Microbrew Review, raising vital funds to support Seven Generations Ahead to fight climate change and promote healthy, sustainable communities. Enjoy your beer, sustainably at the largest zero-waste craft beer fest in the Midwest. Tickets: sevengenerationsahead.org/opmbr
Back To School Celebration!
Friday, Aug. 19, 3:30-6 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
The Middle & High School Services Team will celebrate the start of the school year with food, games, giveaways and other goodies. This event is open to all middle and high school students. Learn more at //oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Sunday, Aug. 21, Wheel & Sprocket
The Oak Park Cycle Club is proud to announce the return of the Wright Ride with distances from 10-72 miles available. This is not a race. It’s a leisurely jaunt through Chicago’s western suburbs, starting and ending in Oak Park. After the ride, stick around downtown Oak Park to dine or have post-ride drinks at one of our local restaurants, bars or craft breweries. Register at oakparkcycleclub.org/the-wright-ride. 1118 Westgate, Oak Park.
Children’s Nature Story Trail: “Where the Wild Things Are”
Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Trailside Museum of Natural History
Walk a short trail and read a posted story about a young boy’s adventures with the Wild Things, then stop by the museum to pick up a craft/activity bag to continue the adventure. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.
Community Blood Center: Blood Drive
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Blood donations will be held in the Main Library Veterans Room. To schedule your donation, visit //communityblood.org/donor. Click “donate now” and search for sponsor code CW03. You may also call 800-280-4102. Appointments are required to ensure appropriate social distancing. Photo ID required. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
An Evening With Mike Jones & Friends
Saturday, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., Madison Street Theater
Mike Jones, a Chicago native, has worked in arts education at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, as well as being a founding member of the Ovation Academy For The Performing Arts, both located in Oak Park. Despite his academic pursuits, he has not abandoned being a performing artist himself. This show will feature Jones singing classic songs from Gladys Knight, Ricky Martin, Stevie Wonder and many others. $35, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park.
The Ready Freddies: A Queen Tribute Show
Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Queen was one of the most influential bands of the 70s and early 80s, incorporating influences as diverse as opera, rockabilly and disco into the typical hard rock format, reflected in hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “An other One Bites The Dust.” The Ready Freddies, named after their lead singer, Freddie Mercury, will play those hits and more. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Final Call for Festival Theatre
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave.
Last chance to see Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale under the stars in the open air. For ticket information, call 708-300-9396 or visit oakparkfestival.com.