My All American

Have a wee drop

The Daughters of the British Empire, House of Windsor Chapter, will host a whiskey tasting fundraiser for Cantata Adult Life Services, formerly the British Home, on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Ballydoyle Irish Pub and restaurant, 5157 Main St. in Downers Grove.

The cost is $75 per person and includes tastings of four different whiskeys with a “whiskey ambassador” from Ballydoyle to explain the different samples. There will also be a specialty buffet.

To purchase tickets in advance, call Sherry Lyden at 630-661-5111 or email

Movies and Soundtracks

Brookfield Public Library 3609 Grand Blvd., hosts a special program, “Movies and Soundtracks,” on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Ian Tiele, the founder of the Brookfield Jazz Society, will explain through visual, aural and emotional techniques the importance of music chosen to accompany films and the effect the music has on the interpretation of movies.

Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 708-485-6917 or visit

Popcorn and a Movie

North Riverside Parks and Recreation will host its next Popcorn and a Movie event on Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. in the council chamber of the North Riverside Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave.

This week’s show is My All American, based on the true story of football player Freddie Steinmark who suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and a bigger challenge.

Admission is free, but call 708-442-5515 to reserve a seat.

Go down the rabbit hole

The High School Repertory Company of the Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., presents Alice in Wonderland from Nov. 11-20. Performances are Friday, Nov. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 18 and younger. Group rates available. Call 708-246-3380 or visit online at 

Get ready for takeoff

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., presents “Midway Airport,” featuring David Kent, the author of Images of Aviation: Midway Airport, on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Kent will talk about the history of Chicago’s first municipal airport, illustrating the story with photos through the decades. The program is free. To sign up, call the library at 708-447-0869 or visit online at

And more:

νNorth Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., hosts Lapsit Storytime on Nov. 10 and 17 at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers and adults, Pajama Storytime for kids and adults on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Tales and Treats for kids 2 to 5 on Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m., and LEGOs Club for kids 1st grade and older, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m.

νLATTE Theater presents the thriller Gas Light, the story of a cruel husband who slowly drives his gentle wife to the brink of insanity, at Plymouth Place, 315 N. LaGrange Road in LaGrange Park, on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.. The Plymouth Place Players will also perform three Edgar Allen Poe stories. Tickets are $12 ($5 students/seniors). Call 708-655-0989.

νLyons Township High School students are invited to stop by the Corral for Open Fun Nights on Nov. 11 and 18 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Play the latest video games, ping pong, pool, board games and meet with friends. Movies, bands, dances are in the works. The Corral is next to the South Campus at 4940 S. Willow Spring Road in Western Springs.