South Chicago Dance Theater

Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30-9 p.m., Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

This group’s repertoire is as diverse as the group itself, deftly moving from the classical to the modern. $25-$40, 875 Lake St., Oak Park.

Candidate Forums

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-8 p.m. 

The Oak Park Public Library presents virtual candidate forums for the April 6 Municipal Election through March 9. Today’s forum focuses on Oak Park Elementary School District 97. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest, in partnership with the Oak Park Public Library. Register now at

Bobbi Meier: Imperfect Rituals

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m., Riverside Arts Center

This exhibit will be running through the 18th, with viewing times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. On the final day, there will be a talk with the artist herself.
32 E. Quincy, Riverside.

Valentine’s Hangover Reboot

Friday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., Madison Street Theater

Four comedians, hosted by Todd Glover. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park.

Heather Peterson

Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Calvary Memorial Church

Solo classical piano concert, featuring “a joy-filled repertoire of resilence and hope.” 931 Lake St., Oak Park.


Saturday, Feb. 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

ShaRonda Knott-Dawson will share knowledge about black history, spanning centuries with history rooted in West Africa. Recommended for elementary, middle and high school students. 834 Lake St., Oak Park. 

TechGirlz: Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling & Video Production

Friday, Feb. 17, 3:45-5:45 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5-7:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

This event teaches how to construct stories and learn techniques to produce/edit photo and video content using mobile devices or iPads. For girls in grades 5-8. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Film Screening: If ‘Beale Street Could Talk’

Friday, Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m., Oak Park Public Library 

If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American romantic drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins and based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. The film follows a young woman who, with her family’s support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence before the birth of their child. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Mardi Gras with the Hungry Williams

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., FitzGerald’s

It’s that time in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but that doesn’t mean Berwyn hasn’t caught the spirit. This special Louisiana-by-way-of-Illinois celebration features the jump-blues sounds of the Hungry Williams, plus plenty of hurricane and gumbo to go around. $20, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

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