Need local weekend plans? Look no further.
Dave Rudolf Beach Party
When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday at the , 735 Lathrop Ave. in River Forest.
Why Go: Celebrate the end of the River Forest Public Library Summer Reading program. All sorts of other fun stuff will be happening.
Comedy Night, Local Musicians' Showcase
When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Open Door Theater, 1010 Madison St. in Oak Park.
Why Go: Catch some up-and-coming and popular talents of improv, sketch and stand-up comedy scenes on Friday; listen to some great music on Saturday.
Price: Tickets are $8.
When/Where: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday at , 167 Forest Ave. in Oak Park.
Why Go: This production of the Oak Park Festival brings the Bard outdoors. If it's anything like last year's production of Henry V it should be smashing!
Price: Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors.
When/When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, 325 S. Kenilworth Ave. in Oak Park.
Why Go: Singing, dancing and acting by some of this area's most promising young talent.
Price: Tickets are $9 for adult, $7 for students and seniors.
One Foot in the Groove
When/Where: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at , 800 W. Lake St. in Oak Park.
Why Go: Part of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the . This group is an eight piece horn driven rock band celebrating classic rock heritage.
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Oak Park , 1010 Lakek St. in Oak Park.
Why Go: One-of-a-kind art on display and for sale.
44th No Gloves National Softball Tournament
When/Where: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Park District of Forest Park, 7501 W. Harrison St. in Forest Park.
Why Go: Nothing better than 16-inch softball. Great time to bring a picnic and have some fun.