Pour Painting 

Sunday, Nov. 27, 1-3 p.m., Park District of Oak Park

Pour painting is a painting technique that mixes colors to create an abstract effect. Here’s a chance to make some paintings of your own. Two canvas boards per person can be used, with a large variety of colors and finishes to make your work of art really stand out. You don’t even have to clean up the mess. Register with the park district.
$18 – $23, 255 Augusta St., Oak Park.

John Vergara

The Monday Enrichment Series Presents: Vertical Beauty: Chicago and Illinois Murals 

Monday, Nov. 28, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Artist John Vergara has created several large murals throughout the city of Chicago. Vergara will discuss what goes into creating massive works of art. Free, but a voluntary suggested donation of $15 for non-members is appreciated. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Law at the Library: Changes in Tax Law

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6-7 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library 

This presentation gives you a heads-up on the tax law before it happens. Each Law at the Library program features a presentation on Zoom by an experienced attorney, followed by a brief question-and-answer session. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Public Library, and Evanston Public Library. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.

Ronnie Baker

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This veteran Chicago blues artist ushers in the holiday season with style. Contemporary blues with a rock sheen. $29-35, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Traditions From Radio’s Golden Age

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2-3 p.m., Oak Park Public Library 

From Jack Benny’s annual shopping trips to Lionel Barrymore’s portrayal of Ebeneezer Scrooge, there were several ongoing holiday customs on the airwaves during the pre-television era. This presentation offers a box full of classic seasonal sounds from radio’s past, designed to spur the imagination and share a bit of Yuletide spirit. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Thanksgiving Watch Party: ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 5:15 p.m., FitzGerald’s

FitzGerald’s presents a free screening of this 1987 movie which has become a holiday staple. Steve Martin and John Candy blunder their way through a three-day trip, trying to get to their respective homes in time for Thanksgiving. As you’d expect, hilarity ensues. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

OPRF Show Choir

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:30-7 p.m., Oak Park Public Library 

This musical performance features Oak Park and River Forest High School’s show choir. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

The Zimmermen perform ‘The Last Waltz’

Friday, Nov. 25, 9 p.m., FitzGerald’s

A legendary quintet who called themselves The Band were part of the birth of country-rock, or what we’d now call Americana. On Thanksgiving night, 1976, they played their last concert before disbanding. That event was captured in a documentary called The Last Waltz. The Zimmermen will be playing songs from that event at this special show. $25, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Petra Van Nuis

Billie Holiday Brunch with Petra Van Nuis

Saturday, Nov. 26, 12 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Van Nuis is a local jazz singer who puts her heart and soul into a set of torchy jazz classics made famous by Lady Day herself. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Holiday Candlelight Tours

Friday, Nov. 25, 7 – 9 p.m., Pleasant Home Foundation

Already, Pleasant Home is decked out for the holidays! Here’s a chance to take a guided tour through the building, with Yuletide designs fully intact. Light refreshments will be provided. $20, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

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