Big Week May 31- June 7

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Day in Our Village

Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scoville Park:

Each year on the first Sunday in June, the village sponsors a community festival that provides an opportunity to discover the diversity and variety of civic, cultural, social service, business, educational and religious organizations and groups in the village. More than 100 Oak Park entities set up activity and information booths in Scoville Park near Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue, and local restaurants sell food nearby. In addition, the Park District of Oak Park sponsors activities in Rehm Park, 515 Garfield St. (at East Avenue), including swimming and games. Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St., will also offer activities from 1 to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit www.oak-park.us/dayinourvillage, call 708-358-5407 or email community@oak-park.us.

Asian-American Writers Collective

Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 4 p.m., Oak Park Public Library: 

Join us for Banyan: Asian-American stories, free food, live music, books, and art. Poet Samina Hadi-Tabassum will launch her new book, Muslim Melancholia, and local authors will read. For more information, visit oppl.org/calendar. 834 Lake St.

Uncork DTOP

Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 9 p.m., Downtown Oak Park:

The Marion and Lake streets business district presents the Uncork Illinois Wine Festival. $15 advance tickets/$20 at entrance tents. Info: www.downtownoakpark.net.

Caribbean Film Festival

June 5-15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library: 

See and discuss films showcasing Caribbean
directors and screenwriters at the third
annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival. Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more. 834 Lake St. Upcoming schedule:

June 5: A Paradise Stolen

June 7: H20

June 10: Cimarron Spirit

June 12: Songs of Redemption

June 14: Congo Beat the Drum

June 15: My Father's Land

Rachel Baiman at FitzGerald's

Saturday, June 3 at 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald's in Berwyn:

The Rachel Baiman Band is led by an Oak Park native who has found success as an Americana artist in Nashville. She's returning to celebrate the release of her new album, Shame. Tickets are $15 at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1467932?utm_medium=bks. For more, call 708-788-2118, email info@fitzgeraldsnightclub.com or visit www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. 6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn.

Feathers: A Tango Journey

Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., Madison Street Theater:

Tango 21 Dance Theater of Chicago presents "Feathers: A Tango Journey" with live music, tango dance and actors, tell the story of three women grounded by a storm at an airport. The cast comprises a diverse range of artists, including a descendant of Frank Lloyd Wright, a professional ballet dancer, and an opera singer. Learn more by visiting www.tango21dancetheater.com. 1010 Madison St., Oak Park.

American Reflections

Sunday, June 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church:

The St. Charles Singers performs the American music that the professional chamber choir will tour in England later in the month. 7300 Division St., River Forest. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors 65 and older, and $10 for students. Available at www.stcharlessingers.com and by phone, 630-513-5272.

Comedy in the Dragon Lounge

Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m., Dragon Lounge Theater, The Sushi House:

Oak Park resident Christopher Bell is the man behind "Mystery Unlimited," an interactive, improv, comedy murder mystery show on Fridays, June 2, 16, and 30. Tickets, $45 for adults and $40 under 21, can be purchased by calling the Sushi House at 630-660-8899, or online at MysteryTix.com. For more, visit MysteryUnlimited.com. 1107 Lake St, Oak Park.

Wednesday Morning Movies

Wednesdays starting June 7 at 10 a.m., Lake Theatre:

Wednesday Morning Movies are back at The Lake, starting with Kung Fu Panda 3. The popular summer program runs 10 Wednesdays from June 7 through Aug. 9. All films are rated PG. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the movie starting at 10%u200B. Admission is just $1.%u200B Costumed characters will be on hand to greet movie-goers and there will be fun and games
 before the show. 1022 Lake St. in downtown Oak Park.

Telling Stories

Wednesdays, May 31, June 7 and 21 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Madison Street Theater:

Illinois Storytelling Inc. presents "Telling Personal Stories, Life to Art to Audience," three classes, one private coaching session, and one performance with Megan Wells. The one-on-one coaching will take place the week of June 12, with the performance on second Fridays (pick your month) at Eastgate Cafe, 102 Harrison St. in Oak Park. Cost is $195. Info: 708-465-6305, email margaretburk@hotmail.com. Madison Street Theater, 1010 W. Madison St. in Oak Park.

Music on the Patio

Wednesday, June 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Cheney Mansion:

Music by the Symphony of Oak Park-River Forest at Cheney Mansion. Limited seating on their lawn or bring a blanket and spread out. 220 N. Euclid in Oak Park. Registration is required. Info: www.pdop.org.

First Tuesday Film Club

Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m., the Lake Theatre:

The First Tuesday Film Club will show The Salesman as part of its monthly screenings of quality films that don't receive a wider distribution. Admission is $6 matinee & seniors/$8.50 evening. 1022 Lake St. Info: www.classiccinemas.com.

Calendar Events

As you've likely noticed, our Calendar has changed to Big Week. Fewer items, higher profile. If you would like your event to be featured here, please send a photo and details by noon of the Wednesday before it needs to be published. We can't publish everything, but we'll do our best to feature the week's highlights.
Email calendar@wjinc.com.

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