The 8th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley

Sept. 16-18, Classic Cinema’s Lake Theatre

Opening the 8th Annual Movie Hooley on Friday, Sept. 16 at
8 p.m. will be Extra Ordinary, which the New York Times called “A Reluctant Ghostbuster in Ireland. Saturday night, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. will feature the black comedy Redemption Of A Rogue winner of Best Irish First Feature and Best Irish Film at its world première during the Galway Film Fleadh. Finally on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 5 p.m., the Hooley will present the Irish-American documentary, The Boys From Kingsbridge – from grammar school to ground zero, the uplifting story of how four lifelong friends from the same neighborhood in the Bronx lived through 9/11 at ground zero. 1022 Lake Street, Oak Park.

Petty Union: The Hits Of Tom Petty

Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Dominican University

Petty Union was formed with the sole purpose of playing the greatest hits, misses, B-sides and album tracks of the iconic rock star Tom Petty. Comprised of musicians who have individually played with Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Deep Purple and others, collectively they have the experience to give the Petty songs the right treatment. $28, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.

Hispanic Heritage Month Festival: Convivencia

Saturday, Sept. 17, 12-4 p.m., Taylor Park

Celebration of Latinx culture, with food, live music in Spanish, cultural dance, face painting, loteria, a resource fair and more. 400 Division St., Oak Park.

Lonesome Organist

Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This famed one-man band has amassed a cult following with a series of records on the Thrill Jockey label. None other than the late David Bowie was a fan. Special sidebar show. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation With Marlee Matlin

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present

In celebration of Deaf Awareness Month, Marlee Matlin joins Illinois Libraries Present to share the highs and lows of her Hollywood career and journeys as an activist. The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards. Register now at

Meet Children’s Book Author Sherri Duskey Rinker

Thursday, Sept. 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Concordia University

This well-known wordsmith will be discussing her new book Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long. The book talk will be followed by a meet-and-greet and book signing. Presented by the Oak Park Public Library, Concordia University, Forest Park Public Library, and River Forest Public Library. Register now at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.

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