This Weekend Around Oak Park

April 13-15

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Photo credit: Brian Crawford

Welcome to 2018’s Friday the 13th Part 1 (Part 2 coming in July). To kick off this party right, I gathered a few of my favorite Tweets I’d like to share with you before getting into the nitty-gritty details of what’s going on in Oak Park over the weekend. Enjoy:

Leave it to Neil deGrasse Tyson to ruin the fun by hitting us with some logic. We’re just trying to get in the spirit of the day, Dr. Tyson. Without further ado, here are a few ideas on what you can do this weekend.

Dogs and Drafts at Two Brothers
Marion Street’s Two Brothers Social Tap has released a new beer called Dog Days Dortmunder Lager. That’s why they are inviting Oak Parkers and their dogs to come hang out on the patio this Sunday to enjoy some beer while contributing to a great cause. Two Brothers will be donating $1 of each beer sold to New Leash On Life – Chicago, a nonprofit dedicated to finding loving homes for shelter dogs. Two Brothers is located at 100 South Marion Street; the fundraising event will begin at 11 a.m.

Spring Fever Party at Bar Louie
To celebrate the start of warm weather coming in (not really if you look at the forecast), Bar Louie is hosting a party that celebrates all things spring on Saturday from 11 a.m. to closing time. The Downtown OP restaurant has curated a menu of drink and food pairings for the season so be sure to head over if you want to excite your taste buds. Bar Louie is located at 1122 Lake Street.

Phil Rizzo at Scratch Kitchen
If you are in the mood for live music this weekend, there’s no cover at Scratch Kitchen to watch Phil Rizzo play an eclectic mix of classic rock, 90s alternative, pop, soul, mashups, and more. Rizzo is a Chicago-based musician who mixes covers and original music. This event will be held from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday. Scratch Kitchen is located at 7445 Madison Street, Forest Park.

Thrift Shopping Sale at Economy Shop
In case you didn’t already know, Economy Shop Oak Park is a local thrift store gem located in a Victorian-style house that only opens on special days. Lucky for us, this Saturday is one of those days called Happy Day of Awesomeness, where shoppers can peruse 15 different departments on three floors to find all kinds of vintage goods. Economy Shop is located at 103 S. Grove, Oak Park. The event is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Imagine OPRF Building Tour & Community Conversation
OPRF High School is encouraging you, the community, to get an inside look at the current state of the school’s facilities at a behind the scenes tour on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. According to a press release from Director of Communications Karin Sullivan, Imagine OPRF is an outcome of the November 2016 election, when the community voted down a bond issue of up to $25 million. The bonds would have been combined with $20 million from the district’s cash reserves to fund a $44.5 million five-year facilities plan. If you are interested in participating in the tour and conversation regarding OPRF’s facilities, head over Saturday morning to participate. OPRFHS is located at 201 Scoville Avenue, Oak Park.

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