A Midsummer Night’s Cirque
Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Dominican University, Lund Auditorium
Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Deep in the forest, a magical world of faeries and fireflies comes to life. Through movement, circus, and Shakespeare, enchanted sprites cast spells and play tricks on four young lovers and an unsuspecting clown troupe of amateur actors. Tickets $18; FREE to students.
7900 W. Division St., River Forest. www.dom.universitytickets.com
The History of Unity Temple
Monday, Nov. 21, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club
The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (UTRF), founded in 1973, is a secular, non-profit organization whose mission is to restore and preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and provide artistic and educational programming. Heidi Ruehle, UTRF executive director, will present the history of Unity Temple and a deeper dive into the comprehensive $25 million restoration of the building, completed in 2017. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage designation (2019) and its importance to Oak Park and national significance. Free, but with a voluntary suggested donation of $15 for non-members. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
Beyond Hunger’s annual benefit with Drive-By Truckers and Nathan Graham
Saturday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Two leading lights in the alt-country field perform for a good cause, as part of a benefit for Beyond Hunger. $250, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Folk Music Series Performance: Ruth Wyand
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Guitarist Ruth Wyand plays a mix of Americana, jazz, blues, folk, and country with a portion of Piedmont picking and bluegrass clawhammer thrown in. Presented in part by the generous support of the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2-4 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Kids can play with special Barbie dolls provided by the library, with special accessories including the dream house, fashions, accessories, shoes, horses, cars, and a choice of dolls. Kids provide their imagination. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Sixth Annual Holiday Hustle
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Good Earth Greenhouse
This 5K foot race will be routed through Concordia Cemetery, across from the greenhouse. Beverages and treats will be served as part of the Good Earth open house. Check-in begins at 1 p.m. The first 150 registrants receive a race T-shirt. $25 online, $30 at the door. 7900 Madison St., River Forest.
Oak Park Concert Chorale presents A Feast of Carols
Sunday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m., St John Lutheran Church
OPCC Christmas concerts return. We present carols and Magnificats spanning from the 13th to the 21st centuries. Organist Andrew Schaeffer will be featured along with premiere performances of works by composers Harvey Hahn, Carl Schalk and Paul Lindblad. 305 Circle Ave., Forest Park. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/2p9h8wdk