Nez, “La Tiendita,” 2023, acrylic on canvas, 12x12”

Art Gallery Studio Nez Presents ‘Desarrollo:’ An Art Exhibit About Growing Up Chicano In Chicago

Saturday, March 18, 6-10 p.m., Studio Nez

“Desarrollo” means “growing up” or “development,” and this exhibit features works from artists dealing with this very topic: Nez, Ramiro Huizar, Frillz, Clue? and Milk Breath. This special exhibition opening features food and drinks courtesy of El Capitan Snacks.
803 Van Buren St., Oak Park

Author Discussion & Signing With Michael Raleigh

Wednesday, March 22, 7 – 9 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths

Raleigh is the author of Poe Street, a fictional murder mystery set in the year 1946. This Chicago author will be on hand to sign copies of his book. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

 Jr. Lego Masters Team Challenge

Sunday, March 20, 4-5:15 p.m.., Forest Park Public Library

Two teams form to build Lego missions. The team with the most points takes home a bag of Lego bricks. Solo builders are welcomed but may be grouped with other builders. Guest judge: community member (and longtime Lego builder) Maui Jones. Recommended for kids. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

The Shams Band

Friday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Exit Strategy Brewing Company

Free St Patrick’s Day concert and Carnivore popup. 7700 Madison Street, Forest Park.

FitzGerald’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 18, 12 p.m., FitzGerald’s

All-day event with bagpipers, dancing kids, corned beef with Guinness and Irish coffees, plus live performances by the Mayer School Stepdancers, the Shannon Rovers, Switchback, Fitz & the Celts, and the Dooley Brothers. $10 – $20, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.

Winter 2023 Ice Show, ‘Step Back in Time’

Friday, March 17, 6:30 p.m.,
Saturday, March 18, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday,  March 19, 1 p.m., Ridgeland Common

Watch our annual show, where Skate Academy participants perform unique routines to popular soundtracks. Tickets: 415 Lake St., Oak Park

Salvador Dali: The Image Disappears

Monday, March 20, 1:15 p.m., Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

Dr. Onor Ozturk of Columbia College will discuss the life and art of painter Salvador Dali, showing highlights of the Art Institute’s new exhibition. Free, but a suggested donation of $15 at the door for non-members is appreciated. 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.