Community Garden Seed Swap 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2 to 4 p.m., Austin Room, Forest Park Public Library

The Forest Park Seed Swap is back. Join the Forest Park Community Garden and the Forest Park Public Library for this free event where you can get some new seeds for your garden. The seed swap is a free, public event where gardeners can bring excess or unwanted seeds and swap them for something new. Don’t have any seeds to swap? That’s OK too. There are always plenty to go around. Please RSVP in advance. This year’s swap will take place in the Austin Room, on the lower level and accessible via an elevator and stairs. Everything is free. 7555 Jackson Blvd. Register online.

WDCB’s Jazz Thaw series in Oak Park

Michele Thomas

Saturday, March 12, 5-8 p.m., Tre Sorelle Ristorante

This jazz vocalist has gone far beyond reinterpreting the Great American Songbook, working with a more personal style that incorporates her own compositions, in the improvisatory spirit that jazz is known for. 1111 Lake St., Oak Park.

Andy Brown

Saturday, March 12, 1-3 p.m., Lea French Café

Andy Brown is a very adept jazz guitarist who plays every Wednesday at Andy’s Jazz Club (no relation!) as part of a quartet, bi-weekly at Winter’s Jazz Club with a trio, every Thursday at the Green Mill as a solo, and for this show, he’ll be half of a duo. 106 N. Marion St., Oak Park.

Andy Pratt

Saturday, March 12, 5-8 p.m., Kalamata Kitchen

Not to be confused with the 1970s rock musician of the same name. However, this Andy Pratt is a local jazz guitarist who has so many diverse styles that he could be confused for himself. From the ethereal to the earthbound, Pratt covers plenty of ground. 105 N. Marion St., Oak Park.


Saturday, March 12, 3-6 p.m. Little Gem Café

This trio is led by violinist Ethan Adelsman, who has played with the wide-ranging likes of the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and the Western Piedmont Symphony. With the band Sohn, he turns his attention to the jazz realm. The band also includes Graham Nelson, who proves that the harmonica is good for other genres besides the blues, and guitarist Mason Jiller. 189 N. Marion St., Oak Park.