This Weekend Around Oak Park

March 15-17

Photo Credit: Carpe Diem Events

This past week was a teaser trailer for warmer weather to come. It’s safe to say, we’ve entered that time of year where coat racks become littered with light jackets, rain jackets, hoodies and parkas. Cheers to staying resilient and making the most of these optimistic air temps. Here is what’s happening around town this weekend:

Photo Credit: Mayer School of Irish Dance

St. Patrick’s Day at FitzGerald’s

Saturday, March 16

6615 W. Roosevelt, Berwyn

If Pitchfork Festival went Irish…

Performances by The Dooley Brothers, Fitz & the Celts, The Belvederes, Cannonball and The Shannon Rovers. Traditional stepdancers and Irish fare will be served in heated festival tents. and plenty of Guinness, Smithwicks and other favorites. March Madness will be on in the background. Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 (12 and under). No advance tickets just pay at the door. For full line-up:

European Winter Farmer’s Market at the Sugar Beet Food Co-op

March 16, 2019

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT

If you have been missing the OPRF outdoor farmer’s market, dry your tears and head to the Sugar Beet Co-op on Madison St. The market will be set up in the community room and run from 10A until 2P.

Sign up and prepare for “Screen Break” (hosted by Park District of Oak Park)

If you are like me and just discovered Apple’s screen time monitoring feature, you are probably also horrified at the amount of time your eyes are glued to your phone.

Screen Break runs: March 18-23. The Park District of Oak Park is challenging families to turn off the TV, tablet, cell phone and video games for one week. To make this easier, local organizations are sponsoring fun, FREE events each day. Choose from special story times, improv classes, chess, and creative arts classes. Get active with your neighbors by playing Gaga ball, building with the Big Blue Blocks or taking a yoga class. Visit local police stations, fire station and see the bees at Village Hall. The week wraps up with a concert featuring Jim Gill at WonderWorks on Saturday afternoon. Disconnect from your device and re-connect with your community this week!

Hopefully our disconnects don’t resemble this scene from A Space Odyssey



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