This Weekend Around Oak Park

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Friday December 12th

Open Door Repertory “The League of Improv Heroes” – Laugh the night away with Open Door’s resident improv troupe.  Tickets are $15.  Open Door Repertory Company, 902 South Ridgeland in Oak Park. http://www.opendoorrep.org/tickets or 708.342.0810

Krampuslauf Fest at Dancing Krow Studio – Have you been naughty this year?  The Krampus will know.  View our featured story at http://aroundoakpark.com/2014/12/11/bad-santa-a-krampuslauf-fest/

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Saturday December 13th

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa– Bring your camera and you kids for photos with Santa at the Nineteenth Century Club!  Enjoy cookies, cocoa, coloring, face painting, caroling, with gifts and craft displays for holiday shopping.  $15 for a family of 4, $5 for each additional person.  178 Forest Avenue in Oak Park.  http://www.19thcenturyclub.com/ or 708.386.2729

Free Tours at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio – See the beautiful Wright family home decorated for the holidays.  View our featured story at http://aroundoakpark.com/2014/12/12/experience-the-holidays-as-frank-lloyd-wright-did/

Ballet Légere’s Nutcracker at Dominican University – Come see the longest running Nutcracker production in Chicagoland, celebrating their 30 year anniversary.  With a cast of 120, spectacular special effects and beautiful sets and costumes, you’re sure to love this performance.  There are multiple shows this weekend: Saturday at 2pm or 7pm, Sunday at 2pm.  Adults $25, children and seniors are $20.  There is a special backstage tour available following the 2pm Saturday matinée for $6. For more info: www.balletlegere.org or 773.237.1874.  The performance is held at Lund Auditorium in Dominican University, 7900 West Division St in River Forest.  Parking is free.

35th Annual Cookie Walk – Purchase a Cookie Walk box and fill it up with delicious and festive home-baked goodies.  In additional to cookies, there will be a baked goods table, the Cookie Walk Raffle, and new this year, a photo opportunity for kids with the Cookie Walk Winter Wonderland Snowman.  Past raffle items have included iPods, Leap Frog electronic toys, gift cards, wine, art supplies, etc.  This event supports Pilgrim Community Nursery School.  9-11am in the PCNS gym 460 Lake Street, Oak Park.  http://pilgrimschool.net/events/cookie-walk for more info.

Open Door Repertory – “My Favorite Things” holiday jazz performance by the Robin Watson Combo.  View our featured story at http://aroundoakpark.com/2014/12/11/holiday-for-the-holidays-at-open-door-theater/

Gallery PINK “Twas the Night before Christmas” – Opening reception for their holiday show, all ages welcome, no cost.  3-5pm 149 Harrison Street in Oak Park.  http://www.gallerypink-elkinsstudio.com/gallerypink-elkinsstudio.com/Home.html or 708.524.2231

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Sunday December 14th

Open Door Repertory – “HOLIDAY for the Holidays” by the Robin Watson Combo.  View our featured story at http://aroundoakpark.com/2014/12/11/holiday-for-the-holidays-at-open-door-theater/

Holiday Regency Ball in honor of Jane Austen’s birthday – Transport yourself back to the 19th century and dance as they did in Jane Austen’s time.  No partner or experience necessary, and all dances are taught and called.  Suggested donation is $10 for ages 18-64 and $5 for youth and seniors.  Held in the beautiful and history ballroom at the Nineteenth Century Club from 3-8pm at 178 Forest Avenue in Oak Park.  http://www.19thcenturyclub.com/ or 708.386.2729

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