Big Week May 29 - June 5

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Thursday Night Out Begins

 Thursday, May 30, 5 to 9 p.m., Downtown Oak Park:

Every Thursday (excluding July 4) through August 29, more than 20 restaurants offer drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts to eat inside or carry out. Ticket booklets with four dine-around tickets available at kiosk at Lake and Marion. Hear world music concerts on Marion Street; this week Paul Abella Trio (Jazz), 5 to 7 p.m., and Johnny Blas (Latin Jazz), 7 to 9 p.m. $20; each ticket booklet. Menus/more: thursdaynightout.com. Marion St. between Lake St. and North Blvd.

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

Sunday, June 2, 11 a.m. service, Third Unitarian Church:

See the first-term congresswoman (D-Naperville), elected in November 2018, addressing her experience as the youngest black woman to serve in Congress, her focus on healthcare and her work upholding values of justice and compassion. Questions: 773-626-9385. 301 N. Mayfield, Chicago.

Friendly Music Fest 

Friday, May 31, 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, June 1, 5 to 11 p.m., near Friendly Tap:

Kick off summer days with an outdoor music fest. See the Yellowhammers, Yarn and the Waco Brothers (Friday) and Bendita, Cathy Richardson, Cannonball and Hayes Carll (Saturday). $25, one-day pass; $40, two-day pass; $80, family one-day pass. Tickets/more: friendlymusic.community. Euclid and Roosevelt, Berwyn.

Chicago Foundation for Women Spring Gathering 

Thursday, May 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Pleasant Home:

Join local supporters over food and wine while investing in the health, safety and justice for Chicago-area women and girls. VIP reception features documentary filmmaker Rebecca Parrish. $75; $150, VIP reception. Tickets/more: cfw.org/2019-oak-park-house-party or at door. 217 Home Ave., Oak Park.

Select Pix

Tuesday, June 4, 10 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m., Lake Theatre:

In Transit, past and present merge when a refugee from fascism pursues the wife of the dead man whose identity he has assumed. Showing on the third Tuesday, June 18: Arctic. $8.50; $6, matinee/seniors/children. Info: classiccinemas.com. 1022 Lake St., Oak Park.

One Book, One Oak Park - Author Eric Klinenberg

Wednesday, June 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library: 

As the Oak Park Library's summer reading program kicks off, meet Palaces for the People author and explore the public good of social infrastructure. Register: oppl.org/one-book. 834 Lake St. 

Compound Yellow Art Openings

Sunday, June 2, 2 to 4 p.m.:

In the exhibition "A Deliberately Non-Straight Line," Marianne Fairbanks explores deep meaning in geometry and abstraction as they relate to textile and graphic design. "Weaving Lab" invites the public to participate in the process of weaving, speculation and conversation. Closing reception Sunday, June 30, 4 to 6 p.m. 

Sunday, June 2, 2 to 4 p.m.:

At "All Thou Lost, Bring It Too Day," Holly Holmes uses hand-altered porcelain casts to make stitching needles that vary by size, color and shape, which she uses to create a series of sculptures and hand-woven wall work. 244 Lake St., Oak Park.

Summer Sings: Sacred Harp 

Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m., First United Church of Oak Park:

Join Music at First for three Tuesday evenings in June and join in singing or come to listen as the director, soloists and instrumentalists lead the audience. Up next, June 11, Faure's Requiem, and June 18, Haydn's Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse). Free will donation. Future performances - $12; $3, music rental; $35 for all three including music. Questions: 708-386-5215, musicatfirst@firstunitedoakpark.com. 848 Lake St., Oak Park.

Voting Rights 

Monday, June 3, 6 to 8 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library: 

Students in grades 6 to 12 are encouraged to join a discussion led by the Living History Project where youth learn about the histories of social movements in the U.S. and more. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

New: Rides to the Oak Park Farmers Market 

Saturdays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October 26:

Oak Park and River Forest seniors who need transportation – OP-RF Township Senior Services now offers rides to and from the market each week. $1, suggested donation. Reservation: 708-383-4806. Look for the accessible bus at the entrance to the Market for the return trip. Farmers' Market: Lake St. and Elmwood.

Authors on Tap

Monday, June 3, 7 p.m., Beer Shop:

Meet Michael Moreci, novelist and author of comic books including the critically acclaimed sci-fi trilogy Roche Limit and the military horror drama Burning Fields. In partnership with The Book Table. 1026 North Blvd., Oak Park.

Worldwide Motorcycle Travel

Saturday, June 1, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

Hear travel tips, lessons learned and see awe-inspiring scenery from Marisa Glass and Tim Notier, OPRF grads who have been adventuring across the Americas on their KTM 1190 motorcycle. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

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