Classroom Kitchen Series: Tour of Soups

Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30-8 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Kristyn Slick of Classroom Kitchen hosts an interactive virtual cooking series focusing on ingredients commonly utilized during winter. During this installment, she will help you make good soup make the quantum leap to great. Learn tips to make the best, most comforting soups at home this winter. Register now at

Film Screening: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Friday, Jan. 13, 1-3:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Special showing of an American comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as “Daniels”). The plot centers on a Chinese American immigrant (played by Michelle Yeoh) who, while being audited by the IRS, discovers that she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from destroying the multiverse. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

The History Of Carole King

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2-3 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Carole King has the distinction of being elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice. The first was as a songwriter (with Gerry Goffin), penning such rock standards as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “One Fine Day,” “Up On The Roof” and “Loco-Motion.” The second time was as a performer, who helped usher in the singer-songwriter movement of the early ‘70s, with her million-selling album Tapestry. Register now at //

True Crime Club: ‘Rewind’

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., LSF Brookfield Library

Join the library’s new True Crime Club for a screening of the award-winning biographical documentary Rewind, followed be a short Q&A. Register to attend at 708-485-6917 x 130 or online at 3541 Park Ave., Brookfield.

Abandonment Issues

Monday, Jan. 16, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Jerry Olejniczak’s book Abandoned Chicagoland deals with factories, warehouses and empty homes in the Chicago area that still stand, uninhabited. The author will present a special slide show featuring these places, along with stories, history and other relevant commentary. The event is free, although a suggested donation of $15 is appreciated. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Chicago Rock Ensemble: Rock En Español!

Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Five female-fronted bands who play Spanish-language rock take the stage: Fantasma Negra, Obscuridad Eterna, VDA, Bachelor’s Grove, and the Hell Catz. $10 – $60, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

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