Peer Pressure & Collaboration Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Friday, June 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Oak Park Art League:
Artists team up with 2D and 3D works to interpret the same topic within their own medium and incorporate influences from each other. This exhibit runs June 9 to July 7. For information, go to oakparkartleague.org, or phone
708-386-9853. 720 Chicago Ave.
Moving Beyond Diversity
Saturday, June 10, 1 to 8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church:
The Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop, led by Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (CROAR), is for people of all races to learn how racism is imbedded everywhere. Come for an honest and open discussion on what systemic racism is, how racism came about in the U.S., how it applies to our communities and organizations, and how to move forward after the workshop. Sponsored by Good Shepherd and co-sponsored by 16 area agencies and organizations. $65 adults, $25 students, includes dinner. To learn more or register, goodshepherdlc.org or 708-848-4741. 611 Randolph, Oak Park.
Hephzipaloozah Free Family Fun
Saturday, June 10, 3 to 9 p.m., Mills Park/Pleasant Home, South Marion St.:
Kick off summer with this free celebration for children and families. There will be a carnival at Mills Park, activities at Pleasant Home, and on South Marion Street in Oak Park's Pleasant District, a street fair with live music, local food vendors, and a beer tent. Also, at 6 pm, Mary Anne Brown, executive director of Hephzibah Children's Association, is being honored for her 41 years of service to the organization.
Great Food Truck Rally
Sunday, June 11, 4 to 8 p.m., Pilgrim Congregational Church:
Gourmet food truck fare with flavors from around the planet. Hang out, enjoy a meal you don't have to prepare, and be surrounded by wonderful live music. The church doors will be open for guided tours. One day only, rain or shine. No dogs, unless your pet is certified as a service animal. All ages. For more, call 708-848-5860. Cost of food, otherwise a free event. 460 Lake St., Oak Park.
Tributosaurus Becomes The Kinks
Saturday, June 10, at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.), Wire:
The members of Tributosaurus are musical anthropologists who excavate, dissect, and replicate original songs with respect for the artists who originally created them. Wire has limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis; to secure a seat, purchase a VIP reserved balcony ticket. Street parking. No food served, but you may bring take-out or snacks. Direct questions to email@example.com. Purchase tickets at wireismusic.com. 21 and over show. $25 General Admission, $60 VIP. 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Annual Rummage Sale
Sunday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Park Temple:
Find good-quality clothing for all ages, furniture, toys, household items, jewelry, and more at three days of sales. Get a sneak peek at the Preview Sale on Saturday, June 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. ($5 admission). Free Sunday and Monday. Free parking. Questions? Call 708-386-3937. 1235 N. Harlem Ave.
Last Sale of the Season
Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Economy Shop:
Multiple rooms of eclectic finds from clothing to toys to kitchen and home items to craft needs. Merchandise is being cleared out at the last sale of the season, so there are some great discounts. Proceeds support seven local charities: Oak Park-River Forest Day Nursery, Animal Care League, Thrive Counseling Center, Hephzibah Children's Association, Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry, Senior Citizen Center of Oak Park, and The Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society's Children's Clinic.
Music at First presents ... Mozart's Requiem
Tuesday, June 13, 7 p.m., First United Church of Oak Park:
On Tuesday evenings in June, come to sing along or sit back and enjoy the performance. Bring a quartet and the fourth member gets in free. Regular tickets are $12 to sing or to listen. Rent a score for $3 or bring your own. For more information, contact 708-386-5215, or firstname.lastname@example.org. 848 Lake St.
Meet Up and Eat Up
Kick-off Party, Monday, June 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Light of Liberty Church:
This free summer meals program for kids and teens under 18 is put on by the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry. Come to the kick-off party for lunch, prizes, games and more. Regular program for lunch, from 11:30 to 1:30, runs from June 12 to Aug. 18, Mondays through Fridays at Light of Liberty Church, 2 Washington Blvd., Oak Park. Breakfast and lunch is available from 9 to 10 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m., July 10 through August 18, at New Life Ministries, 634 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park. For more, contact 708-386-1324 x1112.
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