Wednesday, March 29, Wonder Works Children’s Museum
Paleontologists of all ages, unite! The dinosaurs have officially taken over the museum until April 2. There will be dinosaur art projects, fossil exploration, a giant T-Rex, plus a whole lot more. $13 for members, $26 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at https://wonder-works.org/2023-dino-works/. 6445 North Ave., Oak Park.
Saturday, March 25, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s
This veteran Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter might have been one of the earliest artists doing what we now call Americana, mixing storytelling folks with roots-rock dynamics. $25, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Meet Your Not-so-Scary Local Horror Authors
Thursday, March 23, 7-8:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
This event showcases several prominent Illinois horror authors in a collaborative event with the Horror Writers Association. Authors appearing include Daniel Kraus, Cynthia Pelayo, Brian Pinkerton, Michael Allen Rose and many more. The panel will discuss what it is that brought them into horror writing, and enjoy a tour of all horror has to offer. Delight in some tales well told as some of our invited authors give live readings of some spooky stories. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Latin Music Night
Wednesday, March 22, 7-9 p.m., Great Sip Cafe
Live music from the Suenos Latin Jazz Trio plus Dominican food and (non-alcoholic) drink for sale. $10/$20 (suggested donation for musicians). 818 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.
Try-It! Slime Time
Thursday, March 23, 4-5 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
We’ll have lots of fun making slime! Explore different ingredients to make your favorite slime, which you get to bring home with you! Best for ages 7-11. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Sunday, March 26, 1-4 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
Plant lovers are invited to come together and trade pest-free plants of all kinds, which can include houseplants, potted plants, cuttings, seedlings, starters, succulents, air plants, wildflowers, etc., annuals or perennials. Drop in to give some plants and get some plants. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion
Saturday, March 25, 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church
These performances are a collaboration between the Bach Cantata Vespers Choir & Orchestra and Chicago Choral Artists. Soloists include tenor Derek Chester as the Evangelist. Former WFMT program host Carl Grapentine will present a lecture on the music one hour before each performance. The Sunday concert will be live-streamed. Childcare will be available in the church nursery during live performances. This presentation was originally scheduled for March 2020, but was cancelled because of the pandemic. 7300 Division St., River Forest.
Author Visit: Steve Dolinsky
Saturday, March 25, 12-1 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
NBC5 Chicago’s The Food Guy and author, Steve Dolinsky, takes us through the history of pizza styles, locales, and people that make Chicago a famed destination. In his book, The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide: A History of Squares & Slices in the Windy City, Steve highlights his top picks for pie, offers a pizza lover’s glossary, and shows you every pie he ate along the way. He’ll share some of the stories behind and within the book, and talk about just why Chicago is such a strong pizza city. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.