Food Aid 2023: A Music Festival To Combat Food Insecurity

WBEZ, Suburban Unity Alliance and Harmonica Dunn present a two-day music festival in support of addressing food insecurity in Forest Park, Oak Park and our surrounding communities. Beneficiaries to receive aid: Unity Fridges, Beyond Hunger, Austin Eats Initiative, A House in Austin, Best of Proviso Township, Westchester Food Pantry.

Saturday, Aug. 26, 12 – 9 p.m., Exit Strategy Brewing Company

Featuring The Shams Band, The Heavy Sounds, Cheryl Tomblin, School of Rock (Oak Park) plus a raffle. Food vendors: Dark Horse Grill & Catering, Papas Chicago & Umamicue. $20, all ages, kids under 12 are free. Tickets: 7700 Madison St, Forest Park.

Sunday, Aug. 27, 3 – 8 p.m., Scoville Park

Featuring Second Hand News: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac, FURY, Michele McGuire & School of Rock (Oak Park) + a panel conversation moderated by Taylor Nazon of WBEZ, Fred Hampton Jr. and more. $20 suggested donation, all ages. Donate here: 800 Lake St., Oak Park.

Garage Galleries Forest Park

Saturday, Aug. 26, 12-6 p.m.

Our 8th Annual Garage Galleries Forest Park is a free, family friendly event in which neighborhood garages become galleries for local artists. Drive, walk or even ride your bike through Forest Park for this fun, casual event. Printed maps will be available at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore 7419 Madison St. Also visit our website for more detailed artist information and locations

History Discussion Group

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2-4 p.m., Centuries & Sleuths.

This discussion features Julia Keller’s Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel, about the invention of the Gatling gun. 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

Riley & the Red Hots

Thursday, Aug. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., Encore! By Little Gem

Live performance from a string jazz band that specializes in jazz from the early 20th century. 187 N. Marion St., Oak Park.


Sunday, Aug. 27, 6:15 p.m., Arts Center

The Listeso String Quartet performs the works of the band Queen. $35 – $65, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park.