There’s another really big event happening this week: author Clarence Darrow will be in town. Well, not the real Clarence Darrow – he died several decades ago. But, local lawyer and actor Kevin Bry will portray Darrow in a performance at Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., on Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.

This is a timely performance since the late Mr. Darrow said he’d come back from the dead on Halloween. You might even see him at a bridge in Jackson Park.

Director and filmmaker Michael Moore’s 2009 documentary Capitalism: A Love Story will be screened at the Forest Park Public Library, 7555 Jackson Blvd., on Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. Forest Parker John Milan Buno will lead a discussion after the film. According to one description of the film, it criticizes both major political parties for selling out millions of Americans to the interests of big-wig capitalists. 

Help La Maison de Bonbon celebrate it 90th anniversary this year. It’s been serving up fine chocolates since 1921!

If I remember correctly, they started as Jerome’s. Then they became Stejers (or maybe it was Stejers first; I don’t remember) now Bon Bon.  Either way, they have the same French crème as they’ve always had. That’s at 7353 Madison St.

Now, you can also sample some new flavors like pumpkin truffles, Dutch Apple caramels, pumpkin-spiced caramels and even sea-salted caramels!

Happy birthday this week to: Bernice Abbott, Donna Eggars, Bill Plumtree, Barbara Sedlak, Nicholas Radkiewica, Kim Dorner, Georgia Becker, John Rice, Anna Snyder, Patrick Sullivan, Jack Vainisi, Jim Murray, Laurie Kokenes, Jillian Dorney, Rich Barger, Pat Mullen and Hannah Rink. 

Happy anniversary to Carol Ann and David Fagan

Thanks for your time.

Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolteacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and a host of life’s other treasures too numerous to list. She was born on the far southwest side of Chicago in a great neighborhood when it was a great time to be young.