Nigerian Independence Day Celebration
Monday, Oct. 3, 5:30-8:45 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park community members Adekunle Onayemi and Chidi Enyla will celebrate this important cultural landmark with music, readings and more. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest
Sunday, Oct. 2, 4 p.m., Concordia University Chapel
The symphony opens its 91st season with performances of Brahms’ ”Piano Concerto No. 1” (Winston Choi, soloist) and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 2.” There will be a pre-concert conversation. $30 (Concordia students free). 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.
Andrew Sa/Paisley Fields
Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Two legends of the “queer country” subgenre perform on the FitzGerald’s patio. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
The 1619 Project: Family & Community Circles
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2-3:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
This is an ongoing series of interactive community discussions inspired by The 1619 Project. This is a safe, structured, anti-racist space where all are empowered to share personal stories, honor our history, and grow in hope. Trained adult facilitators will lead the discussion circles alongside middle school, high school, and college students. Due to the structure of the discussion circles, please try to arrive on time. This week: “Born On The Water.” Recommended for ages 8+ and adults. Register now for any or all sessions at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Author Visit: Elayne Audrey Becker
Saturday, Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Audrey Elayne Becker will discuss her latest book, Wildbound. Register now at //oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
WDCB Bluesday Tuesday with John Primer
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s
This weekly blues showcase, hosted by radio DJ Tom Marker, returns with singer and blues guitarist extraordinaire John Primer. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Kent Rose & the Remedies
Sunday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m., FitzGerald’s
Kent Rose recently rocked the FitzGerald’s patio for a private wedding reception. Today he returns to the same scene to rock the general audience with his mix of traditional country and rockabilly. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Monday, Oct. 3, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association
Vince Amore sings the songs of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and other crooners. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.