Family Friendly: ‘Kids’ll Say the Darndest Things’ concert in Oak Park

Children have a unique way of viewing the world. Allison Rozsa Evans will sing examples of that in “Kids’ll Say the Darndest Things,” accompanied by pianist Sarah Jenks, 6:26 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7 at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake St., Oak Park.

“I originally had learned a piece called, ‘Knoxville: Summer of 1915’ by Samuel Barber,” Evans related. The 50-minute work tells about a young girl’s summer experiences, “all of the things that she observes around her.”

The singer then remembered a set of songs called, “I Hate Music,” by Leonard Bernstein, which is also from a child’s perspective. She began wondering, “Are there any other sets of music where it’s all ideas of kids?”

Evans discovered there were. She decided to create a concert based on this music because it is “so enjoyable and so ridiculous at the same time,” Evans said.

The free concert is appropriate for school age children and adults. And, yes, it does start at 6:26 p.m.

For details, call (708) 320-8586 or go to www.graceoakpark.org.

MORE BOUNCE TO THE OUNCE

A wacky scientist, played by Robin Williams, invents a substance with exciting possibilities in “Flubber.” The 94-minute, PG-rated family film will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.

For details, call (708) 452-3420 or go to oppl.org.

CORE VALUES

A science professor and his nephew discover a dangerous lost world on their “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” The 92-minute, PG-rated film will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Elmwood Park Public Library, 1 Conti Pkwy. Popcorn will be served.

For details, call (708) 453-7645 or go to www.elmwoodparklibrary.org.

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY

Kids should enjoy moving and dancing along to the sounds of Hillbilly Rockstarz, 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Scoville Park, 800 Lake St., Oak Park. The band plays current country music plus classics. Pack a picnic dinner.

For details, call (708) 725-2000 or go to www.pdop.org.

CRUISE ON LAND

All kinds of cool cars will be on display at the 10th Annual Berwyn Cruise Nites!, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 5 and 19, at Windsor and Grove Aves. in Berwyn’s Depot District. Your kids will enjoy picking their favorites and then watching as trophies are awarded to the 10 coolest vehicles, including motorcycles, by the Depot District Special Events Committee.

For details, call (708) 788-8100 or go to berwyn.net.

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