Get Grilled: Grilled Cheese & Trivia

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 4-5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

What goes better together than a trivia contest and a hot grilled cheese sandwich? Students from grades 8-12 can enjoy the best of both worlds at this event. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Film Screening: ‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2-4 pm, Forest Park Public Library

This is the action-packed sequel to (what else?) Sonic The Hedgehog. Rated PG. For ages 8 and up. The movie will be shown with captioning for accessibility purposes. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Bird and Bagel Walk 

Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m., Trailside Museum of Natural History

We’ll observe bird feeder action inside while noshing on bagels and coffee, then head out for a walk. Ages 13 & up. 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest.

The History Of Carole King

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2-3 p.m., virtually through Oak Park Public Library

Carole King has the distinction of being elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice. The first was as a songwriter (with Gerry Goffin), penning such rock standards as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “One Fine Day,” “Up On The Roof” and “Loco-Motion.” The second time was as a performer, who helped usher in the singer-songwriter movement of the early ‘70s, with her million-selling album Tapestry. Register now at //

True Crime Club: ‘Rewind’

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., LSF Brookfield Library

Join the library’s new True Crime Club for a screening of the award-winning biographical documentary Rewind, followed be a short Q&A. Register to attend at 708-485-6917 x 130 or online at 3541 Park Ave., Brookfield.

Abandonment Issues

Monday, Jan. 16, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Jerry Olejniczak’s book Abandoned Chicagoland deals with factories, warehouses and empty homes in the Chicago area that still stand, uninhabited. The author will present a special slide show featuring these places, along with stories, history and other relevant commentary. The event is free, although a suggested donation of $15 is appreciated. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.

Chicago Rock Ensemble: Rock En Español!

Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s

Five female-fronted bands who play Spanish-language rock take the stage: Fantasma Negra, Obscuridad Eterna, VDA, Bachelor’s Grove, and the Hell Catz. $10 – $60, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.