This Weekend Around Oak Park

Labor Day Weekend 2018: Aug. 31-Sept. 3


Ah, Labor Day. Born out of the labor movement in the 19th century, this federal holiday pays tribute to the efforts and contributions of American workers. It’s truly the most weekendy weekend of the year. In our region, it also signifies the end of summer, the start of school and some arbitrary rule about retiring one’s white summer clothes until next year…

Pedal Around Oak Park

Photo Credit: Travel Channel

If you are anything like me and have lived in Oak Park for a few too many years without properly exploring the multitude of landmarks the village has to offer, now is the time!

Explore the picturesque historic neighborhoods on a guided bicycle tour of 21 Wright-designed structures. Wright sites featured on this tour include Wright’s Home and Studio, Frank Thomas House, Heurtley House, Cheney House, Furbeck House and more. Bring your own bike or one can be provided (included in tour admission). A perfect themed cross-training event to compliment those training for the Frank Lloyd Wright Run taking place next month.

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays: 9:30AM

Cost: $45/$40 (Trust members)


Photo Credit: Ian Leith

Brews and Live Music at Wild Onion Tied House – Ian Leith

Toast to the start of a long weekend with some adult beverages and live music at Wild Onion Tied House.

Guys, he does acoustic covers of Led Zeppelin. I can’t be the only one jazzed by that…

Date: August 31, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Spanish Conversation Hour at Oak Park Public Library Dole Branch

The first Saturday of every month at the OPPL offers residents the opportunity to sharpen their language skills. Their calendar features many different languages and this Saturday happens to be Spanish language hour. The friendly and casual hour of conversation is by no means a course but just an opportunity for all levels of speakers to engage and practice either a basic conversation or a story. All levels are encouraged to attend!

Date: 9/1/2018

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: OPPL Dole Branch

Labor Day: All You Can Eat Vegan Pancakes at NatureYoga Oak Park

Come by Labor Day morning for an abundance of vegan pancakes and a fun, social event for the whole family. On the menu will be vegan pancakes of various types and flavors on rotation, a selection of syrups and toppings, Upton’s Naturals Bacon Seitan, orange juice, and fresh brewed coffee. 

$20 for Adults, $10 for Kids under age 10, Free for kids under age 2

Seatings: 9-10:30am or 10:30am-12pm

Book tickets and find more detail on their website:


Last Show! The African Company Presents Richard III

Pack up a picnic basket and your lawn chairs and settle in under the canopy of trees in Austin Gardens for opening night of “The African Company Presents Richard III.”

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Venue: Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave., Oak Park
Tickets: General admission $32 | Seniors $27 | Students $15 | Children under 12 & dogs free. Purchase tickets at


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