Wednesday, March 29, Wonder Works Children’s Museum
Paleontologists of all ages, unite! The dinosaurs have officially taken over the museum until April 2. There will be dinosaur art projects, fossil exploration, a giant T-Rex, plus a whole lot more. $13 for members, $26 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at
https://wonder-works.org/2023-dino-works/. 6445 North Ave., Oak Park.
Saturday, March 25, 8:30 p.m., FitzGerald’s
This veteran Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter might have been one of the earliest artists doing what we now call Americana, mixing storytelling folks with roots-rock dynamics. $25, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn.
Common Edible Mushrooms: the Foolproof Four & more
Sunday, March 26, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room
Forager Hunter Le Duc will teach participants how to identify four common edible mushrooms. Hunter will present visual samples and recipes to enjoy. Register: https://fppl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. 7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park.
Latin Music Night
Wednesday, March 22, 7-9 p.m., Great Sip Cafe
Live music from the Suenos Latin Jazz Trio plus Dominican food and (non-alcoholic) drink for sale. $10/$20 (suggested donation for musicians). 818 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.
Author Discussion & Signing With Frances McNamara
Saturday, March 25, 12 – 2 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths
Frances McNamara, author of the mystery novel Molasses Murder In A Nutshell, will be interviewed by her friend and former publisher Emily Victorson. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.
Social Circle: Stories in the Circle with Susan Rohde
Wednesday, March 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room
We want the library to be your happy place. All seniors (55+) are invited to join in for some special community time each week. We’ll talk and share interests, enjoy guest speakers, and keep ourselves active, engaged, and well-informed. Register: https://fppl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. 7555 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park.
Tag; You’re It!
Monday, March 27, 4 – 5 p.m., Forest Park Public Library Austin Room
Can you stay hidden? Or will you be discovered? Find out in our fun mixture of tag/ hide-and-seek with flashlights. Designed for ages 11-18. Register: https://fppl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar. 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park.
Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion
Saturday, March 25, 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, 4 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church
These performances are a collaboration between the Bach Cantata Vespers Choir & Orchestra and Chicago Choral Artists. Soloists include tenor Derek Chester as the Evangelist. Former WFMT program host Carl Grapentine will present a lecture on the music one hour before each performance. The Sunday concert will be live-streamed. Childcare will be available in the church nursery during live performances. This presentation was originally scheduled for March 2020, but was cancelled because of the pandemic. 7300 Division St., River Forest.