This Weekend Around Oak Park

Photo courtesy of Forest Preserves of Cook County

So far, February has shown itself to be a formidable month. With temperature ranges from the severe negatives to the high 40’s, it’s no wonder that people seem a little more on edge than usual. One thing we can always count on, however, is a good selection of weekend events to enjoy around Oak Park. This weekend is no exception.

Open Mic Night at Eastgate Cafe/Bistro
Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Grab a bite to eat, tell your story, and hear the stories of others during this popular event at Eastgate Cafe. The place fills up fast, so you’ll want to arrive early.

Adult Tastes on Tap
Cheney Mansion
Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Park District of Oak Park will be sampling their upcoming adult spring programs at this event.  There will be raffle prizes at the event including a pass for one month of unlimited fitness, private dance lessons, and more! Tickets are available for $7 through pre-registration, or for $10 at the door.

Winter Exploration Day
Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest
Saturday, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Learn orienteering skills, track animals in the Preserves, and create snowshoes at this winter event. This is a free and family-friendly event!

Valentine’s Ballroom Dance
Oak Park Arms
Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with the Freenotes Big Band at the Oak Park Arms’ grand ballroom. There will be light refreshments, music, and dance. This event is free and open to the public, however, reservations are requested. Reserve your spot by calling 708-386-4040.

Alioto’s 2019 Bridal Event
Alioto’s Gift Shop
Sunday, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Love is in the air! Stop by Alioto’s Bridal Event for help setting up your bridal registry with personal service and refreshments. Couples and families are welcome at this free event. RSVP by calling 708-609-7735 or emailing


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