This Weekend Around Oak Park

April 6-8

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If you are reading this, that means you are curious about how to spend your weekend Around Oak Park. In case we haven’t made that clear, that’s how we came up with the name for the publication. Clever, right? Kind of like Vinny’s new dance move from last night’s season premiere of “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.” If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a clip courtesy of Barstool:

We always like to open on a light note, so thank you for indulging me with this one. If you aren’t laughing after watching that, perhaps we have different senses of humor. Self-proclaimed guidos that were relevant from 2009-2012 who are now trying to make a comeback aside, let’s look at what’s happening this weekend. After all, that’s why you’re reading this article.

Spilt Milk at The Taproom
Popular bakery Spilt Milk will be bringing their pastry goods to the Kinslagher Brewing Company on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. If you like desserts, drinks and a friendly crowd, head to the taproom to see what this event is about. Kinslagher is located at 6806 Roosevelt Road in Oak Park.

A Play + A Pint: TRUE WEST
If you like drinking and theater, we have the event for you. Hamburger Mary’s will host a reading of Sam Shepard’s TRUE WEST while customers are welcome to a drink (or three). Cover is $12 which can be purchased at the restaurant or through EventBrite. Hamburger Mary’s is located at 155 S. Oak Park Avenue.

Dominican University’s Spring Fashion Show
Dominican University’s Spring Fashion show will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium. The annual runway show will present creations by students in the school’s fashion design program and organized in collaboration with students in the fashion merchandising program. The event showcases styles ranging from ready-to-wear pieces to experimental fashion. Keep in mind that you don’t need to be a student to attend. In fact, the University encourages fashionistas from across the OPRF community to attend. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the auditorium, 7900 Division Street, River Forest.

Good Life Race 5K
The Oak Park Runners Club is hosting the 37th Annual Good Life Race 5K on Sunday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. starting at the intersection of Scoville and Lake Street at Oak Park-River Forest High School. This event includes a standard 5K run, fitness walk, youth mile, and junior dash, so people of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend. Visit goodliferace.com to register.

Hip Hop Yoga at Altiro
From the Altiro Facebook event: Join us for another round of Hip Hop Yoga at Altiro Latin Fusion in Oak Park on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Appetizers and half price margaritas will be available following the session. This event is free to attend but you must register online at hitfit.com. Altiro is located at 107 N. Oak Park Avenue.

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