Nez, “La Tiendita,” 2023, acrylic on canvas, 12x12”

Art Gallery Studio Nez Presents ‘Desarrollo:’ An Art Exhibit About Growing Up Chicano In Chicago

Saturday, March 18, 6-10 p.m., Studio Nez

“Desarrollo” means “growing up” or “development,” and this exhibit features works from artists dealing with this very topic: Nez, Ramiro Huizar, Frillz, Clue? and Milk Breath. This special exhibition opening features food and drinks courtesy of El Capitan Snacks.
803 Van Buren St., Oak Park

Celebrating Ramadan Read Aloud & Craft Hour

Saturday, March 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Special celebration of the Ramadan holiday with books and a craft for grades K-8. Ramadan is a month-long observance of the Muslim faith, devoted to fasting and coming together as a community, with a special focus on gratitude, sharing, empathy, compassion, generosity, and selflessness. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Folk Music Series Performance: Ruth & Max Bloomquist

Tuesday, March 21, 7-8 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Ruth and Max have been performing their style of acoustic Americana, with roots in folk, bluegrass, and traditional country music for 45 years. This event is presented in part by the generous support of the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. Register now at 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

FitzGerald’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 18, 12 p.m., FitzGerald’s

All-day event with bagpipers, dancing kids, corned beef with Guinness and Irish coffees, plus live performances by the Mayer School Stepdancers, the Shannon Rovers, Switchback, Fitz & the Celts, and the Dooley Brothers. $10 – $20, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Salvador Dali: The Image Disappears

Monday, March 20, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Dr. Onor Ozturk of Columbia College will discuss the life and art of painter Salvador Dali, showing highlights of the Art Institute’s new exhibition. Free, but a suggested donation of $15 at the door for non-members is appreciated. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Human Library

Monday, March 20, 7 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

Learn more about social justice issues while engaging with volunteers sharing knowledge. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning: The Basics, Adult

Sunday, March 19, 2-3:30 p.m., River Forest Library

Learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney probate and guardianship. Take the first step to create or update a plan that is appropriate for you. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will explain how to ensure your final wishes can be protected. 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest.

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