Pacifica Quartet/Almita Vamos/Winston Choi

Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., Unity Temple

These three performers kick off the Chamber Music series of the 2022-23 season. $35-45, $5 off for UTRF members, limited student seating is $10. 875 Lake St., Oak Park.

Block Party

Friday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oak Park Public Library 

Blocks will be supplied by the library, and the imagination will be supplied by the kids. Will it be a skyscraper or a shack? The possibilities are endless. For kids from 0-5. Register at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

A Step In The Right Direction

Sunday, Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., Oak Park & River Forest High School

This is a special walk to raise money for mental health charities, specifically NAMI and Thrive. Located on the outdoor track at OPRF High School, the aim is to walk 2,500 miles. More information here: 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park.

OPRF Food Pantry board member Stephanie Schrodt pours beer for attendees on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, during the annual Oaktoberfest in downtown Oak Park.


Friday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 24, 12 p.m.-10 p.m., downtown Oak Park

Oak Park has a big end-of-summer blowout in the street, with lots of bands, food, and other assorted highlights. More info here: Marion Street and North Boulevard, South of Lake Street, Oak Park.

Second Annual Berwyn Blues Festival

Friday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Summer in Chicago always starts with the Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park. Now that the fall season is upon us, there’s another blues festival that ends the warm weather season. The lineup for the Berwyn Blues Festival is quite formidable, with such heavy hitters as Mud Morganfield, Cedric Burnside, Ruthie Foster, Toronzo Cannon, Jontavious Willis, Li’l Ed & the Blues Imperials, J.D. McPherson, Melody Angel and countless others. More information here: Daily tickets, $45-529. Weekend passes, $140-999. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Movie Screening: ‘The Woman King’

Friday, Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m., Lake Theatre 

The Oak Park Public Library will present a free screening of The Woman King, starring Viola Davis, a cinematic journey into the 1800s, with all-female warriors protecting the African kingdom of Dahomey against a foreign enemy that’s determined to destroy their way of life. The warriors bring skills and fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Entry is free, and each person attending must register at 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.

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