Get Out: Hemingway, Blues, Poe Party and More
Another weekend, another chance to explore our amazing area.
Looking for weekend plans? Look no further...
TEEN POE PARTY
When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday at the River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave.
Why Go: Teens in grade six and up can celebrate Edgar Allen Poe's 203rd birthday with a library celebration, complete with scary stories and Poe-themed snacks and activities.
HEMINGWAY'S HOT HAVANA
When/Where: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hemingway Museum, 200 N. Oak Park Ave.
Why Go: Brian Sinclair Gordon brings Ernest Hemingway to life in this one-man show, which takes the audience through a series of live storytelling. Cuban music, food and drinks, and a self-guided museum tour follow.
Price: $25 for Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park members; $35 for nonmembers
WORLD INDO-AFRO FUNK FRIDAY & BLUES SATURDAY AT FITZGERALD'S
When/Where: 9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Saturday at FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road in Berwyn
Why Go: First, Funkadesi, a multi-ethnic band known for its worldly blend of root music will celebrate their 15th year with an anniversary show on Friday. On Saturday, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops bring their blues blend to the stage. Jimmy Johnson, The Chicago Blues Angels will both play opening sets.
Price: Funkadesi, $15; Nick Moss & The Flip Tops, $10
DERBY LITE WINTER INFO SESSION
When/Where: Begins 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the The ARC Building, 18 Chicago Ave.
Why Go: Beginner and intermediate sessions for the popular women's Derby Lite roller derby team kick off on Saturday in Oak Park and Forest Park.
Price: Varies; visit the Derby Lite website for more information
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. — A ONE-MAN PRODUCTION
When/Where: 1:15 p.m. Monday at The Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park
Why Go: Roosevelt Johnson will present "the important characters and events surrounding Dr. King's life beginning with his childhood, expressed through song, poetry, and powerful oration."