FitzGerald’s Fright Nights: The Nightmare Before Christmas & The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

These two seasonal horror favorites will be shown on the club patio. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Folk Music Series: Paper Birds

Monday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

 The library’s Veterans Room will be the scene for a performance by Paper Birds, a quartet featuring Katie Dahl, Claudia Russell, Bruce Kaplan, and Rich Higdon. Their music is described as “reflective, quirky, and poignant.” Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Illinois Libraries Present: A Conversation With Jesmyn Ward

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7-8 p.m., virtually through Illinois Libraries Present

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward will discuss how her literary vision and personal experiences address urgent questions about racism and social injustice. This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among 200+ public libraries—including Oak Park Public Library—offering high-quality events for participating member libraries of all sizes and budgets. Register now at

Silent Movie On The Porch: Nosferatu

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Pleasant Home Foundation

This Halloween-themed film will feature live musical accompaniment by Jay Warren of the Silent Film Society of Chicago. Seating will be provided on the porch, or you can bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the movie from the lawn. $5, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park. 

Film Screening – ‘Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Masterpiece’

Saturday, Oct. 15, 1-3 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

This film pays homage to America’s most renowned architect, beginning with Wright’s first public commission in the early 1900s (and the efforts to restore the building to its original state). The film is narrated by Brad Pitt. Register now at
834 Lake St., Oak Park.

The Moth Storyslam

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This is a community-focused, open mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a five-minute story on the night’s theme. Tonight, that theme will be: the highs and lows of “adulting.” If you have a story on this theme, come on out! $15, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

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