This Weekend Around Oak Park


Happy Halloween, Oak Park. What kind of costume did you decide on this year- scary, funny, couple’s? Maybe you’re the type that doesn’t like to dress up or wears a t-shirt that reads “This is my Halloween Costume.” Whatever you decided, make it a safe and fun weekend. If you need some more ideas on what that means, check out what we posted on the topic yesterday.

As we do every Friday, here’s a peak at what’s happening around the village over the weekend.

Halloween in Oak Park
The Oak Park Village Board has set the official trick-or-treating hours between 3-7 p.m. Parents are urged to accompany young children, especially after dark, and inspect all treats. If you are wearing a mask as a part of your costume, make sure it is easily breathable and visibility isn’t compromised. The police department will also be actively seeking out impaired drivers to deter drunk driving. For more information about the police department’s initiative, click here.

Hallowpalooza family event
Greater Chicago Church, 705 Jackson St., will host a free family event on Saturday from 5-8 p.m.  The website writes, “We will have a bounce house, games, costume contest, prizes and a lot of trick or treats! This is a FREE event so bring the whole family for a FUN time!”

“The Pillowman” at Madison Street Theater
“The Pillowman” is a play set in an interrogation room within an unnamed totalitarian state. The story follows a writer who is under interrogation of detectives. Shows run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Madison Street Theater is located at 1010 Madison St., Oak Park.

Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP
IHOP is a great place to take the family to breakfast or brunch this weekend. The pancake chain is offering free “scary face” pancakes to children 12 and under. Oak Park’s IHOP is located at 6501 W. North Ave.

Final Farmers’ Market of the year
Saturday marks the last Oak Park Farmers’ Market of the year. It will be held in the Pilgrim Church Parking lot at 460 Lake St., just one block west of Ridgeland Avenue from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the market and its produce, goods, and services, click here.

Oak Park Runners Club Saturday Fun Run
The club plans on meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Home & Madison. The group will go for a 9.5 mile run at various paces. Can somebody explain to me how 7:30 a.m. and 9.5 miles is fun? Just kidding, runner jockeys.


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