An Evening with Michelle Zauner
Riverside Public Library in partnership with Illinois Libraries Present invites you to “An Evening with Michelle Zauner,” a Zoom program on May 18 at 7 p.m.
Zauner, the indie rock star of Japanese Breakfast fame, discusses her music career and best-selling book “Crying in H Mart,” her memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother and forging her own identity.
Register to attend by visiting online.
Drive-thru chicken dinner
The Riverside Township Lions Club hosts a drive-thru chicken dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on May 15 on the grounds of the Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road.
Tickets, which cost $13 per person, are available from any Lions Club member or by calling Andy Sitkiewicz at 708-334-6959. Tickets are also available the day of the event. Previously held annually, the event hasn’t been held since 2019. This year’s event features prepackaged boxed dinners including chicken, coleslaw, dessert and a beverage.
Proceeds benefit local charities and organizations.
Lux Cantorum at Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Enjoy an afternoon of sacred choral music on May 15 at 4 p.m. as Lux Cantorum Chicago presents “Comfort & Renewal” at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road, Riverside.
The program features the pieces “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure, an intimate reinterpretation of the Catholic Mass, affirming eternal rest for the departed and consolation for the living, and “Feel the Spirit” by John Rutter, a cycle of seven Negro Spirituals with refreshed rhythms and jazz harmonies by the British composer and arranger.
Can be attended in person or via livestream. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Links at luxcantorum.org/upcoming.
Two new shows at RAC
A pair of art exhibitions open at Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., on May 15 with an artist reception for both from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Freeark Gallery hosts “The Old Same Place,” a solo show by Joseph Noderer, whose sensitively rendered paintings intuitively construct snippets of a memory, seamlessly yet ambiguously.
In the FlexSpace Gallery is “Flock,” a site-specific installation by Catherine Schwalbe, who honors her work for and with the many elders and those that serve them. Both shows continue through June 25.
Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
- The Frederick Law Olmsted Society and village of Riverside will hold a Landscape Workday on May 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at Harrington Park at South Delaplaine and Gage roads. Come for as long as you like. Supervised children welcome. Bring work gloves and a water bottle. All other supplies and snacks provided. Look for the public works dump truck.
- Lyons Township High School hosts its annual Spring Art Show through May 15 at South Campus Room D103, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road in Western Springs. There will be a reception on May 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. The exhibition is open weekdays from 3:05 to 4:30 p.m., on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m.
- Riverside Arts Center hosts the photography exhibition, “Love You Bro” featuring the work of Stephanie Graham in the lobby of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, through June 30. Hours are Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites you to make an appointment to test drive fun items available to borrow during a Library of Things Open House on May 12 at 6 p.m. Kids in grades 6-12 can play the Jackbox game Survive the Internet on May 14 at 3 p.m. Finally, seniors can dial in to Stretching and Meditation via conference call (800-747-5150, code 1453322) on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Register for programs online.
- Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., presents Art Therapy for Seniors on May 13 at 11 a.m. in the Maker Studio, Social Media for Seniors on May 16 at 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room and a Girls Night Out Book Club discussion of “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See in the Meeting Room and via Zoom. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online to register for programs.
- Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites you to an All Ages Outdoor Storytime on May 13 at 10 a.m. Bring your blanket, listening ears and dancing feet and enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. There’s also in-person all-ages Adult/Child Craft: Tissue Paper Transfer Art on May 14 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and a Riverside Reads book discussion of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde on May 17 at 2:30 p.m. To register for programs visit online.
- The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts its Sunday bingo this month on May 15. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games start at 2 p.m. with cash payouts.