One Earth Film Festival: ‘Powerlands’

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library Veterans Room
and virtually through One Earth Film Festival

Special watch party of One Earth Film Festival’s screening of the film Powerlands by Camille Manybeads. The award-winning film is from a young Navajo filmmaker who investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey, she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Gamelan Music From Java

Monday, March 13, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

A group of musicians from Friends of the Gamelan will spotlight music from the Gamelan, played on Indigenous instruments. There will also be a Q&A session. Suggested donation: $15 (free to members). 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

One Voice For Arts

Friday, March 10, 4:30 p.m., First United Church

A live performance featuring the Oriana Singers, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, the Symphony of Oak Park/River Forest, and Oak Park Festival Theatre. This program is presented by One Voice For Arts, a newly-formed consortium for arts organizations in the OP-RF area. 848 Lake St., Oak Park. 

Vanessa Collier with Li’l Ed

Friday, March 10, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Collier is a multi-instrumentalist, but is best-known as a vocalist and sax player on the blues scene. She will be joined by Chicago blues veteran Li’l Ed, who is billed for this show as a “one-man band.” 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

13th Annual Oscarthon

Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

The Oscarthon movie marathon is back for the 13th year. Popcorn, raffle prizes, and Oscar-nominated films from the past year will be shown all day at the Main Library. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park. This year’s movie lineup:

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, 9:30-11:15 a.m.
  • The Fabelmans, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, 2:15-4:10 p.m.

Teller’s Night

Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., Exit Strategy Brewing Company

Five or six storytellers will relate their personal narratives. $15/$10 for FPAA members. 7700 Madison St., Forest Park.

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