This Weekend Around Oak Park


If August is the “Sunday of Summer,” I’m not going to be sad because that means September is the “Friday of Fall.” You see, in my mind every season is a weekend and each month takes a respective day.

So instead of feeling melancholy over the end of the warmest part of the year, I urge you to look forward to all things autumn. For instance, the Bears will begin their season in a couple weeks, doing their best to not get blown out every game. But hey, even if they regularly lose by 20 points, it’s all the more reason to add more beverages to your “Sunday Fundays.” With a team that doesn’t show a lot of promise, my plan is to keep the glass half-full approach, but I’ll probably be better off finishing the whole damn thing and signaling the bartender for another round.

As we all look forward to the leaves changing colors, Halloween, and pumpkin-spiced everything, enjoy the last bit of summer Around Oak Park with a few events taking place this weekend.

Peter Clark Memorial Benefit Concert
The First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., will host a benefit concert for the late Peter Clark at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $30 and all proceeds will benefit the OPRF Pantry, an organization Clark once served as President of the Board. The concert will host over10 folk rock artists and will be a great way to conclude the weekend. For more information, read the full article here.

Rotary Rally Community Festival
The Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest will host the Rotary Rally Community Festival on Saturday from 3-9 p.m. at Keystone West, located at 401 Thatcher Ave. in River Forest. There will be live music, food trucks, inflatables, a beer tent, family-friendly activities, and more. Admission to the Rally is free and open to the public.

Brian Boru’s Alternative Super Party
Brian Boru’s, 7652 W. Madison St., Forest Park, will host a party welcoming everyone on Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The atmosphere welcomes singles, couples, LGBT, couples, straights, bi’s, and everyone in between. There will be shot girls, a bumping dance floor, drink deals, contests, and more. To view the full flyer, click here.

Pleasant Home Foundation Presents 3rd Annual Silent Movies on the Porch
Friday is the last night of the summer to view a silent movie on the porch of the Historic Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park. The final film of the summer will be “The Circus” starring Charlie Chaplin. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 8:15 p.m. A suggested donation of $10 is encouraged for all who attend.

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. The walking tour will be open for public viewing until Monday, Sept.7.


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