Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Forest Park Picnic Grove

Get ready for a day filled with live music, food and drink, and, of course, lots of delicious ribs! Besides all the different ribs to sample, you’ll be stuffed with so many endless options like roasted corn on the cob, hot pretzels, loaded baked potatoes and much more. 
7824 W. Madison St., Forest Park

Michelle Billingsley

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s

This folkish alt-country singer will knock ‘em dead on FitzGerald’s patio lounge.
6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Author Discussion & Signing With Adam Selzer

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2-4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths

Adam Selzer is the author of Graceland Cemetery, a book about the famed Chicago graveyard that is the current home of Marshall Field, Ernie Banks and other storied legends. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans In Media

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2-3:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Filmmaker and director Ernest M. Whiteman III discusses representation of Native Americans in the media. Register for the event through the Forest Park Library calendar. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Outdoor Bilingual Storytime 

Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 – 11:30 p.m., Veterans Park

Stories and music in Spanish for ages 5 and under. Please sign up via the library website so you can be informed of any changes in case of inclement weather. 631 Circle Ave., Forest Park. 

Oak Park Porchfest

Friday, Sept. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., private home

Two performers, Ovation Academy and Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade, will be featured. Bring your own chairs or blanket – event is free with tip jar.
533 S. Wesley Ave., Oak Park.