Great week | July 21-28

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Nanny Nikki Music Concert

Wednesday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Zoom with the River Forest Public Library

All ages are welcome for this special musical spectacle aimed at the youngest. Register: riverforestlibrary.librarymarket.com/events/nanny-nikki-music-concert.

Must See Before It’s Gone – Botanic Garden The Musical

Until Thursday July 22, 7 p.m. Live Outdoors with 16th Street Theater

When Kate is desperate to get out of a first date, she turns to the only person who can help her: her late husband. Going through their shared memories of over 25 years together, it is the tender story of an imperfect marriage. This is a live performance of the new musical by Todd Logan and Lindsay Jones adapted from the play by Logan. Bring chairs or blankets and food to sit and enjoy the park at Maple and 15th, Berwyn. Free parking. $ 22; $ 18, low income or resident of Berwyn; $ 5, chairs (limited availability). Tickets / more: 16thstreettheater.org/productions/botanic-garden-the-musical

Hypostasis: a live multimedia performance by Antibody Corporation

Saturday July 24, 7 p.m., Yellow Pulley

This performance features “sonification and vocalization based on the sequence and video of the SARS-CoV-2 genome created for the“ Hypostasis of the Aetheric Body ”project, supported by a digital dance grant from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2021. Antibody Corporation creates anti-environments, working through media with an emphasis on music and performance. $ 15.

Tickets / more: eventbrite.com/o/compound-yellow-24731643075. 244 Lake Street, Oak Park.

Birds, Bees and Butterflies: A Tour of the Native Gardens

Saturday, July 24, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in person with West Cook Wild Ones

Take a tour of the colorful gardens at Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, and Berwyn to see how native plants can be introduced into the home’s landscape. Get practical and practical information and advice, along with inspiration along the way as you learn how affordable, beautiful and rewarding native gardening can be. $ 15; $ 10, members; free, children. Tickets / more: westcook.wildones.org/birds-bees-butterflies-a-native-garden-tour

Crazy about trivia

Friday, July 23, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in person with Kahoot at the River Forest Public Library

Form a team and take part in a fun night of family animal trivia games. Only one person per team must register. From 10 years to adulthood. Pizzas provided. Register: riverforestlibrary.librarymarket.com/events/wild-about-trivia. 735 Lathrop Avenue

“Austrian Serenade”

See through Labor Day, virtually with the Symphony of Oak Park & ​​River Forest

See a recording of the live concert played in June at the Nineteenth Century Club. Enjoy the works of Mahler, Schubert and Mozart. $ 15 per household. Questions: [email protected], 708-218-2648. Ticket office: symphonyoprf.org/saison 2020-2021.

History of the Jewish name change in America

Sunday July 25, 2 p.m., Virtually with the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

Join Kirsten Fermaglich, author of A Rosenberg by Any Other Name, as she talks about the name change. Release. Register: jgsi.org/event-4100247

Taste of Cermak Road

Thursday, July 22, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Various locations along Cermak to Berwyn

Enjoy an eclectic mix of small plates and sweets on Berwyn’s ‘Main Street’. Visit local businesses such as Anthony’s Pizza, Flight 22 Wine Bar, La Lupita, La Parra, Old Fashioned Candies, Wagner’s Lounge and more for sample food and drink specials. $ 15 for tickets; buy online and pick up from 4:30 pm BMO Harris Bank, 6655 W. Cermak Rd. A trolley bus is available at the event. Rain or shine. Register / more: bit.ly/TasteofCermak2021

Abolition, restorative justice and a new world

Wednesday, July 28, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Zoom with Oak Park Library

In this conversation with Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law, co-authors of Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms, find out what abolition really means and why abolitionists say criminal justice reform doesn’t work. . Those who identify as abolitionists are also invited to join the conversation. Register: oppl.org/calendar

Taste of the outlet

Friday, July 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Rubinstein Garden, Oak Park Conservatory

Enjoy outdoor music and drinks while celebrating the 35th anniversary of Friends of Oak Park Conservatory. Guitarist / composer Andreas Kapsalis provides animation; local drink sponsors are Anfora Wine Merchants and One Lake Brewing. Held on the fourth Friday of each month. $ 15, includes two drink tickets. 21+. Register: pdop.org. 615 Garfield Street, Oak Park.

Chess fields

Wednesday, July 28, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Zoom with Oak Park Public Library

Take part in a chess workshop and open chess club, led by instructor Luis Tubens. Ideal for 5-13 year olds. Prepare a game of chess or hold a Discovery Kit Chess bag, print out a chess board and pieces or draw one of your own. Register: oppl.org/calendar

Sounds in the side yard

Friday July 23, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Compound Yellow

Meet violinist Edith Yokley, whose work ranges from improvising live with DJs to performing with the Chicago Sinfonietta and Baltimore Soulful Symphony of which she is a member. Next stop – Friday July 30, Dowd & Drew. $ 15. Tickets / more: eventbrite.com/o/compound-yellow-24731643075. 244 Lake Street, Oak Park.

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