When/Where: Debuts Friday at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. in Oak Park.
Why Go: Ease on down the road with this production, which features more than 100 middle school cast and crew members.
Price: $8 adults; $6 students and seniors.
When/Where: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Whole Foods River Forest, 7245 Lake St.
Why Go: Lee Tobin, head of the Whole Foods Market Gluten Free Bake House, will be discussing trends and offering samples.
Price: Free, but registration required. More here.
26th ANNUAL KITCHEN WALK
When/Where: 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: Get inspired while strolling through 10 gorgeous kitchens during the 26th annual fundraiser for . Rain or shine. And don't forget to celebrate at the at Divine Consign, 810 North Blvd. in Oak Park.
Price: $40 advance; $45 day of walk
CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES AT UNITY TEMPLE
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St. in Oak Park
Why Go: Classical music meets the blues? The critics say it works.
Price: $15; $30 Ticket info here.
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Dominican University's Lund Auditorium, 7900 Division St. in River Forest.
Why Go: Author and legendary radio host Garrison Keillor will wax nostalgic with folksy tales of life in the American midwest and beyond.
Price: $44 and $52