The 1619 Project: Family & Community Circles

Sunday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

This special event is a forum for all to share personal stories as well as honoring history in a safe, non-racist space. Discussion circles will be led by trained adults alongside middle school, high school and college students. Today’s event features D-Composed, an all-black chamber music collective that exclusively features the music of African-American composers, from Florence Price to Solange. This will be followed at 2 p.m. by a program on “The Birth Of American Music” (recommended for ages 11 and up). Local band the Snake Doctors will perform as part of this segment. Lunch is at 3 p.m. Due to the structure of the discussion circles, please try to arrive on time. Register now for any or all sessions at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Tail Dragger Movie Premiere

Saturday, Nov. 5, 12 p.m., Lake Theater

When blues singer Tail Dragger performs, there is no barrier between the band and the audience. The man will stroll around the nightclub, wireless mic in hand, serenading anybody within earshot. His life and times have been chronicled in a new documentary, Tail Dragger: Journey Of A Bluesman. There will also be a Q&A with executive producer John McNaughton, director Kevin Mukherji and Tail Dragger himself. The movie isn’t in 3-D, but Mr. Dragger’s stage show sure is. 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.

Ancient & Modern Hula

Hawaiian dance

Sunday, Nov. 6, 3-5 p.m., Zen Life & Meditation Center

Halau i Ka Pono under the direction of Kumu June Tanoue will present their Autumn Hula Performance. There will also be Hawaiian food and a raffle. Tickets are available directly from the school. $25 in-person admission, $15 online admission includes show via Zoom. 46 Lake St., Oak Park.


Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Jazz and neo-soul take the spotlight at this special free show. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Peer Gynt

Friday, Nov. 4; Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m., Concordia University

This classic Henrik Ibsen play will be performed by the Artists of Concordia Theatre. Directed by Andrew Pedersen, this production will run 85-90 minutes. Most of Edvard Grieg’s original incidental music for orchestra will be arranged by Dr. Maurice Boyer. 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.

Gabriel Sorsano & Tanja Mirkovic Art Show (with live music from Reality Bytes)

Saturday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m., Outta Space

“Magical realism” is how Sorsano and Mirkovic describe their artwork, showcasing mythical and ethereal landscapes. This event showcases some of their finest artwork. Around 8 p.m., music will be provided by Reality Bytes, playing the hits of the ‘90s. $10, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn. 

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