Stories & Songs Of African People With Shanta Nurullah
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2-3 p.m., Forest Park Public Library
Storyteller and musician Shanta Nurullah puts her considerable skills to work to provide an entertaining show for kids and families of all ages. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.
Handel Week Festival
Sunday, Feb. 26, 3-4 p.m., Pilgrim Congregational Church
The second concert of the 2023 season features mezzo-soprano Amy Anderson de Jong singing three cantatas; two virtuoso harpsichord works performed by Charlie Carpenter; and a sonata for recorder and continuo featuring Lisette Kielson. $35 (free for students), 460 Lake St., Oak Park.
History Discussion Group: ‘Rising From The Rails’
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2-7 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths
Discussion of Larry Tye’s book, which deals with porters on the Pullman trains, and the making of the Black middle class. According to Centuries & Sleuths, books must be bought at the store to be signed.
An Unfinished Journey: African American Music in Its Pivotal Decades
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2-3:30 p.m., River Forest Public Library
Celebrate Black History Month with this musical presentation. Clarence Goodman will perform and discuss songs from pivotal moments in African American history: slavery, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement, and beyond. Brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township. 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest.
Film Screening: ‘Who We Are’
Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-4 p.m., Oak Park Public Library
This documentary, featuring lawyer Jeffery Robinson, takes an in-depth look at anti-Black racism in America, from slavery through the present day. Registration for this event will close on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.. Masks are encouraged. 834 Lake St., Oak Park.