National Night Out
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 5-9 p.m., Village Hall (south lawn)
Special community event sponsored by the Oak Park Police Department. Featuring bounce houses, music, face painting, food and beverages. 123 Madison St., Oak Park.
Musical Theater Showcase
Wednesday, July 26, 7-8 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library
This special evening of song features Chicago artists performing gender-bending chestnuts: solos, duets and group numbers. Register now at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?
Wednesday, July 26, 2-3 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library
This seminar highlights the importance of a cover letter, which is an important component with employers. This event reviews what should and should not be included. Presented by Christopher Loverix, Chicago Federation of Labor Workers Workforce & Community Initiative. Register now at oppl.org/calendar.
Hip Hop: For the Love of Lyrics
Thursday, July 27, 4-7:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library, Main Library
Hip-hop is one of the most lyrical genres of music ever produced, with extra emphasis on rhyme and flow. This workshop, hosted by poet Luis Tubens, spotlights the talents of rap’s greatest wordsmiths while inviting you to create some rhymes of your own. There will be performances of your creations at the end of the event. Best for kids entering grades 4-6. Part of the Collections of Culture: 50 Years of Hip-Hop Inside Libraries, Museums and Archives, made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Learn more at oppl.org/hip-hop-50 and register at oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.
Candlelight: The Best Of Amy Winehouse
Friday, July 28, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Arts Center
The band Pure Soul Chicago performs some of the late chanteuse’s best-known tunes: “Rehab,” “Me & Mr. Jones,” “Back To Black” and other gems. 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.
Sunday, July 30, 6-7:30 p.m., Scoville Park
This local septet will be playing ‘60s and ‘90s favorites, live in the great outdoors. 800 Lake St., Oak Park.
Music In The Garden – Episode 2
Sunday, July 30, 4-6 p.m.
Special live storytelling concert with the band Blind Glass. 145 S. Taylor, Oak Park.
Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m., Unity Oak Park Spiritual & Family Center
This alt-rock band from Chicago’s South Side plays a special show. 405 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park.