Big Week: October 30 - November 6

October 30th, 2019 10:19 AM

"Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library

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Frank Lloyd Wright UNESCO World Heritage Lecture

Monday, Nov. 4, 6 to 7 p.m., Unity Temple:

Celebrate the recent UNESCO World Heritage list inscription of eight sites designed by Wright. The program includes a slide presentation and lecture by Phyllis Ellin, from the U.S. National Park Service's Office of International Affairs, and Barbara Gordon, executive director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Free. Register/more: 875 Lake St., Oak Park.


The Interview Show with Mark Bazer

Friday, Nov. 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m., The Hideout:

See the Oak Park host as he begins his fifth season, entertaining the live audience and interviewing a lineup of guests including Oak Parker Dan Hooper, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and author of the newly released At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds. This show's taping will air on WTTW in January. 21+. $15. Tickets/more: Also, catch podcasts of previous shows. More: 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago.


True Unity Classical Concert

Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Unity Lutheran Church:

See violinists Stefan Hersh and Agnieszka Likos, violist Sixto Franco, cellist Patrycja Likos, and pianist Élider DiPaula perform piano quintets by Cesar Franck and Dmitri Shoshtakovich. Free. 6720 31st Street, Berwyn.


Resource Fair

Friday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riveredge Hospital:

Discover community resources and local professionals among the more than 50 behavioral healthcare and social service providers participating, such as the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township. 8311 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park.


Art Events

Saturday, Nov. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., Expressions Graphics:

See the Day of the Dead member show, though Nov. 3, or attend the Chili Fundraiser on Saturday evening, with artist talk (7 to 8 p.m.). Fundraiser tickets include entry to raffle. $35; $60, per pair; $10, ages 10 to18; free, children 10 and under. Tickets:

29 Harrison, Oak Park.

Monday, Nov. 4, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club: 

At the lecture, A Walk-through Warhol, Alexis Culotta will talk about how the pop artist 

transformed the conversation of the art world and blurred the lines between commercial and fine art. $15, requested donation. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.  


Days for Girls – Volunteers Needed

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 to 4 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Main Library:

Join local midwife and team leader for Days for Girls Brigitte Raahauge in making reusable menstrual products that she will deliver on her next trip to Haiti. These products help females internationally attend school and work. Also, view the short documentary film Period. End of Sentence. More:, 834 Lake St., Oak Park.


"River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey"

Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Lund Auditorium, Dominican University: 

Sister Helen Prejean discusses her new memoir. Prejean is known worldwide for her work against the death penalty. 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.


"Suppressed: The Right to Vote"

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 to 9 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

This film short weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint a picture of voter suppression. Following, a panel discusses implications with the audience. Panelists include reps from the Cook County Clerk's Office, Change Illinois, Common Cause Illinois and a moderator from League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.  


Sears in Chicago: A Century of Memories

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Veterans Room, Main Library:

From watch catalog to international retail empire, revisit Sears'  Windy City history with author Val Rendel. 834 Lake St., Oak Park. 


Music and Potlucks 

Friday, Nov. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., River Forest Library:

Support those in need while enjoying an evening of music. Mark Dvorak will present The American Folk Song program alongside a dessert potluck and food drive. Please bring a dessert to share and non-perishables to donate. More: 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest.

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