South Chicago Dance Theater

Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30-9 p.m., Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

This group’s repertoire is as diverse as the group itself, deftly moving from the classical to the modern. $25-$40, 875 Lake St., Oak Park.

Candidate Forums

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-8 p.m. 

The Oak Park Public Library presents virtual candidate forums for the April 6 Municipal Election through March 9. Today’s forum focuses on Oak Park Elementary School District 97. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest, in partnership with the Oak Park Public Library. Register now at

Bobbi Meier: Imperfect Rituals

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m., Riverside Arts Center

This exhibit will be running through the 18th, with viewing times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. On the final day, there will be a talk with the artist herself.
32 E. Quincy, Riverside.

Valentine’s Hangover Reboot

Friday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., Madison Street Theater

Four comedians, hosted by Todd Glover. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park.

Heather Peterson

Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Calvary Memorial Church

Solo classical piano concert, featuring “a joy-filled repertoire of resilence and hope.” 931 Lake St., Oak Park.


Saturday, Feb. 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Oak Park Public Library

ShaRonda Knott-Dawson will share knowledge about black history, spanning centuries with history rooted in West Africa. Recommended for elementary, middle and high school students. 834 Lake St., Oak Park. 

Mystery Discussion Group: ‘Girl A’

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2-4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore

This Abigail Dean novel is part of Centuries & Sleuths’ regular book discussion series. Please note that you must buy the book at C&S to participate. 7419 Madison St., Oak Park.

Winter Book Buzz Featuring Novelist Elizabeth Wetmore

Friday, Feb. 17, 7-9 p.m., Forest Park Public Library

Elizabeth Wetmore is the author of Valentine, a justice-seeking novel that takes place in West Texas. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.

Mardi Gras with the Hungry Williams

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., FitzGerald’s

It’s that time in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but that doesn’t mean Berwyn hasn’t caught the spirit. This special Louisiana-by-way-of-Illinois celebration features the jump-blues sounds of the Hungry Williams, plus plenty of hurricane and gumbo to go around. $20, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.