Cook County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 20

What’s Blooming on Harrison Fest will be held from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 19 in the Harrison Street Arts District, Cuyler to Humphrey, Oak Park.

May 16 and 23

Palos Heights Farmers Market
7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Palos Heights Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights

Fruits and vegetables will be sold along with a wide selection of other food: dairy products, organic meat and poultry, olive oil and vinegars, artisan cheeses, pasta and sauces.

May 17

Polski Dzien Dziecka: Polish Children’s Day
6:30-7:15 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

Children’s Day in Poland is June 1, and the library has planned a celebration with music, a craft and a program in Polish and English. Accordionist and singer Mazurka Wojciechowska, one of Chicagoland’s leading experts on Polish folk music, will perform songs that tell stories and will lead a singalong. Ciastka (cookies) and juice will be served. Guests of all backgrounds are invited. The program is best suited for children ages 3-7 and their families, but all are welcome. Call 847-253-5675 to register.

May 18

Beer Under Glass
6-9 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago
$60 general admission, $80 for VIP tickets

This fundraiser for the Garfield Park Conservatory will kick off Chicago Craft Beer Week. Enjoy the Conservatory’s eight indoor display houses and outside gardens as you sip on samples from more than100 local brewers in a souvenir glass. Food will be available for purchase from some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. Tickets can be ordered at

May 19

9 a.m.
Bike Brookfield
Brookfield Historical Society, 8820½ Brookfield Ave., Brookfield

The fun starts at 9 a.m. with a bike rodeo to promote bike safety. Kids Ride for young children will start at 10 a.m., and a 10K Community Ride through the some of the major business districts and recreational areas in the community will follow at 11 a.m. An after party will be held in Kiwanis Park. Register at Rain date is May 26.

Super Saturday: Korean Children’s Day
11 a.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect

The library is holding a month-long celebration of Korea and the tradition of Pungmul, a dance with drums, singing and colorful costumes. The Global Pungmul Institute will present a performance and family workshop. Register by calling 847-253-5675. 

What’s Blooming on Harrison Fest
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Harrison Street Arts District, Cuyler to Humphrey, Oak Park

Activities at this outdoor art festival include a children’s carnival, dance, craft demonstrations, hands-on workshops and, of course, food. Enjoy music at the Taylor Avenue Beer Garden until 9 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Garden, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights

Guest astronomer Joseph Mayer, of the Chicago Astronomical Society, will lead the event. Outdoor viewing with telescopes will take place in the center’s Anniversary Garden area.

Movie in the Park: “Coco”
7:30 pm.
Scoville Park, Lake Street and Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

The story in “Coco” follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. Pack a picnic dinner and bring your blanket to spread out on the grass and enjoy the feature presentation. No need to register.

May 19-20

Riverside Arts Weekend
10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19
10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20
Guthrie Park, 90 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside

Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW) will highlight the work of area artists chosen to educate, inspire and excite the public about art. Musicians will play throughout the days.


–Cook County Calendar of Events May 16 – May 20–