This Weekend Around Oak Park


Christoph Waltz has a memorable line in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film, “Inglorious Basterds.” Playing the character of Hans Landa, a feared SS officer, he says, “I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors true or false are often revealing.”

This quote draws a comparison to the fate of Oak Park’s beloved fast food icon Tasty Dog. We have all heard the rumors that the village was in the process of kicking them out. As fate would have it, the latest rumor states that Tasty Dog has been given the notice to vacate its Lake St. property by Monday or go back to court again. [more information here]

It’s a bummer to hear about things like this, but nothing is set in stone just yet. One thing is for certain- there are plenty of things going down around town from Friday to Sunday.

Sunday concert series at Scoville Park
The free Sunday concert series continues on Aug. 9 with Lowdown Brass Band (funk). Stake out a spot at beautiful Scoville Park and enjoy live music as summer 2015 drifts into the twilight of its life. Check the PDOP Facebook page for updates on cancellations due to inclement weather.

Sculpture Walk
Sculpture Walk is open to the public all weekend long. Enjoy artwork from various sculptors along the pedestrian path on Chicago Ave. between Austin and Ridgeland. For more information, read the full article here.

Friends of the Oak Park Public Library 45th Annual Book Fair
The Friends of the Oak Park Public Library will host the 45th Annual Book Fair on Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the OPRF High School South Cafeteria, 201 N. Scoville Ave. This book fair will offer over 100,000 titles from several different genres. Admission is $5 on Friday and free on Saturday. For more information, visit the OPPL website.

Open Gym Night at Fenwick
The Park District of Oak Park will host an open gym night on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Fenwick is located at 505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park.

Madison Street Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”
“As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Performances are taking place Friday at 7:30 p.m, Saturday at 3 & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office or online. The theatre is located at 1010 Madison St. in Oak Park.

Farmers’ Market
The Oak Park Farmers Market is in its 40th year and it’s all thanks to the support from the community. Shoppers are welcome Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pilgrim Church Parking lot, located at 460 Lake St.

From Farm Stand to Table
Join the Park District of Oak park for a discussion on what to do with your bountiful harvest or why your veggie garden was a flop this year on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St. For more information, visit the Park District of Oak park website.


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