A Midsummer Night’s Cirque
Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.;
Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Dominican University, Lund Auditorium
Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Deep in the forest, a magical world of faeries and fireflies comes to life. Through movement, circus, and Shakespeare, enchanted sprites cast spells and play tricks on four young lovers and an unsuspecting clown troupe of amateur actors. Tickets $18; FREE to students. 7900 W. Division St., River Forest. www.dom.universitytickets.com
The History of Unity Temple
Monday, Nov. 21, 1:15 -2:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club
The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (UTRF), founded in 1973, is a secular, non-profit organization whose mission is to restore and preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and provide artistic and educational programming. Heidi Ruehle, UTRF executive director, will present the history of Unity Temple and a deeper dive into the comprehensive $25 million restoration of the building, completed in 2017. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage designation (2019) and its importance to Oak Park and national significance. Free, but with a voluntary suggested donation of $15 for non-members. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.
Open Mic Blues Jam
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m., Harlem Avenue Lounge
For any musicians without a gig, yet want to keep in practice before the holidays heat up, this midweek jam is for you. 3701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., FitzGerald’s
Local Tex-Mex band that fuses traditional Mexican sounds with country, blues and rock. 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Oak Park Concert Chorale presents A Feast of Carols
Sunday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m., St John Lutheran Church
OPCC Christmas concerts return. We present carols and Magnificats spanning from the 13th to the 21st centuries. Organist Andrew Schaeffer will be featured along with premiere performances of works by composers Harvey Hahn, Carl Schalk and Paul Lindblad. 305 Circle Ave., Forest Park. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/2p9h8wdk
Zoom Event With Author & Annotator Leslie S. Klinger
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths
Leslie S. Klinger will discuss Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The current edition of this tome has been annotated by Klinger, an Edgar Award-winning editor and noted Victorian literature expert.