This Weekend Around Oak Park

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With the 4th Annual Uncork Illinois Wine Festival happening on Saturday, we can officially say that “festival season” is here. I don’t care what Mother Nature says or does over the next couple days because she can’t take that mindset away, and I know she’ll eventually tire and give us some sunny weather. Why not just start this weekend so we can enjoy some wine without the rain?

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Photo Credit: YouTube

We look forward to several weeks of live music, great food & drink, and enjoying the year’s warmest months. We start this weekend by raising our wine glasses to you, OPRF.

Uncork Illinois Wine Festival
The Uncork Illinois Wine Festival returns for its fourth year on Saturday from 1-9 p.m. in downtown Oak Park on Marion St. between Lake and North. Early bird tickets are no longer on sale, but there is an option to purchase $20 cash-only tickets at the festival. For more information about the event, read the full article here.

Benefit concert at Open Door Repertory Company
The Replays and The Sinai Mountain Boys will play a concert on Saturday to benefit the Open Door Repertory Company. The Replays cover a wide range of music genres including roots rock, blues, and even R&B. The Sinai Mountain Boys have more of a roots and folk sound. Tickets are $15 at the door. The Open Door Repertory Company is located at 902 S. Ridgeland Ave.

Oak Park Public Library (Maze Branch) Block Party
There will be a kick-off to summer block party from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Oak Park Public Library (Maze Branch) located at 845 S. Gunderson Ave. Activities include music, bike decorating, and several games. So long as the rain clouds stay away, the event will be held as scheduled.

3D art from Jennifer McNulty
The Oak Park Area Arts Council will present the artwork of Jennifer McNulty this weekend. McNulty’s work is best described as three-dimensional photo mosaics that cover a wide variety of themes such as history and pop culture. Her work will be on display at Oak Park Village Hall, located at 123 Madison St., through June.

Aura Cacia Weekend at Whole Foods
There will be an expert team from Aura Cacia at Whole Foods on Friday from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday from 12-6 p.m. Learn all about various essential oils and their uses. People are also welcome to make their own personal care product by blending ingredients together with the help of the experts. Whole Foods is located at 7245 Lake St. in River Forest.

Oak Park Art League’s Annual Yard Sale
OPAL will host its annual yard sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include art supplies, cards, prints, abandoned art, decorations, books, and more. The Oak Park Art League is located at 720 Chicago Ave.

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