February 2023

Love is in the air this February in the greater Oak Park area! Wine, dine, and dance with us through exciting events. Come hungry because we’ve got charcuterie boards to craft, and restaurant week deals to dine on. Make your way to magical musical experiences at Unity Temple, Pleasant Home and more! Whatever you prefer, join us in the Western Suburbs for a fantastic February!


February 4th


February 4, 2023

Enjoy old fashioned fun in the snow with outdoor games, music, snacks and a warm fire pit on the patio. Inside the Nature Center, play a winter-themed nature game and make a winter-themed nature craft! All ages welcome! Admission is FREE. No registration required.

Location: Austin Gardens, Oak Park

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February (14)

Name a Cockroach at Brookfield Zoo

February 6, 2023

The Brookfield Zoo will once again offer the chance to name a cockroach in honor of that un-special (or special) someone in your life. That's right, you can name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after your ex (or anyone!) for Valentine's Day with a $15 donation that supports the zoo.

Location: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield

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February 4th (1)

Romantic Vines with Anfora Wine Merchants

February 9, 2023

Valentines Day is upon us so come to Pleasant Home and join Anfora Wine Merchants of Oak Park for an evening of tasting wonderful wines for Valentines. Whether for a meal or gifting, know which wine to win your sweetheart over! Light appetizers will be served as you taste!

Location: Pleasant Home, Oak Park

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Charcuterie Workshop

February 9, 2023

Have you wanted to create a jaw-dropping charcuterie board that will wow your friends and family? This Platters & Boards workshop by Lauren Traub will be perfect to gain new skills to upgrade your charcuterie game. The workshop includes supplies for making a mini charcuterie board to bring home!

Location: Jackson Square Mall, La Grange

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February (1)

Wine, Dine and Dance!

February 10, 2023

Step out with your favorite Valentine at Cheney Mansion for an evening of dining and dancing! Dinner and cocktails will be provided followed by lively dancing with your partner guided by the Park District Dance Instructors and a DJ spinning your through the evening!

Location: Cheney Mansion, Oak Park

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February (2)

Sips and Charcuterie

February 10-11, 2023

Local wine enthusiast and certified sommelier, Kate Vance, will be leading us through three tasting flights...bubbly, white and red. Kate makes learning about wine interactive and super fun! Each couple will receive a charcuterie board loaded with both sweet and savory treats that you can enjoy throughout the evening. The board is yours to take home.

Location: The Alley Shop, La Grange

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February (3)

Rising Stars Valentines Concert

February 11, 2023

A diverse and international group of talented musicians share their musical gifts in the Unity Chamber Music Series. They perform a mixture of solos, duos, and chamber music. You’ll hear that the future of the classical music scene is in excellent hands with this group.

Location: Unity Temple, Oak Park

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February (4)

Valentine's Day Sock Hop

February 12, 2023

Join us as Wonder Works for the Valentine’s Sock Hop celebration! There will be activities for kids of all ages! Indoor ice skating, dance performances in a variety of genres, scavenger hunt, disco ball, Valentine’s crafts, and musical instrument making.

Location: Wonder Works, Oak Park
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Jazz Night at Pleasant Home

February 16, 2023

Enjoy local jazz musician Tony Morrison and the Garfield Park Jazz Collective in the warm interiors of Pleasant Home. Every month will have a different musical themed performance of straight-up jazz. Light snacks and two drink tickets are included with your purchase.

Location: Cheney Mansion, Oak Park

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Love Bites!

February 17-19, 2023

Your favorite Chicagoland haunted house is getting a Valentine’s makeover. The same thrills and chills of the Halloween season but with a lover’s twist. Forget the boring dates of Valentine’s Day past and come experience something stimulating this year.

Location: 13th Floor Haunted House, Schiller Park

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Elmwood Park Restaurant Week

February 17-26, 2023

Join us in Elmwood Park for their annual restaurant week! Come hungry for value-priced menus at outstanding restaurants with mouth-watering dishes.

Location: Elmwood Park

February (9)

Village of Elmwood Park Fight Night

February 17, 2023

Join us at the Elmwood Park, Parks and Recreation Center for an evening of live amateur boxing at its best. Tickets are $50 and available at Elmwood Park Village Hall and online. Don't miss the WBC Amateur Title Bout!

Location: Elmwood Park Recreation Center, Elmwood Park
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South Chicago Dance Theatre

February 17, 2023

The South Chicago Dance Theatre is a multicultural organization aiming to preserve the art of dance through quality performances and educational opportunities. The diverse repertoire of the company seamlessly fuses classical and contemporary dance styles and also preserves historic dance works.

Location: Unity Temple, Oak Park
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Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest

February 19, 2023

The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest performs a program of rarely heard gems. The program features soprano Nathalie Colas and violist Uli Widmaier. It concludes with Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 5 lead by Conductor Maurice Boyer.

Location: Concordia University's Chapel, River Forest
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February (11)

Bonfire and Brews

February 23, 2023

Join Exit Strategy Brewing Company on the patio of Cheney Mansion this February to sample what is brewing this winter around the fire!  They will all have season appropriate tasting and talk about what makes their brewing company and product so great.

Location: Cheney Mansion, Oak Park
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February 24, 2023

This long-standing, fun event raises critically needed funds to support the mission of Wonder Works Children's Museum. Gather up to 6 players for your team and get ready to have fun and compete for the highly coveted, Cup of Knowledge traveling trophy!

Location: 19th Century Club, Oak Park
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February (13)

La Grange Restaurant Week

February 24 - March 5, 2023

Take a bite out of their outstanding restaurants with value-priced menus at some of our most sought-after culinary destinations. Explore La Grange... and bring your appetite! Now celebrating 12 years!

Location: La Grange
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