There’s more to do than just watching the Oscars this Sunday — check out festivities for a beloved children’s author, a concert of French music and more in our top picks of weekend happenings around Burr Ridge. For a complete listing of events, visit burrridge.suntimes.com/calendar.
1. Film Discussion: ‘Fill the Void,’ 7 p.m. Friday
A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower. 90 minutes plus discussion. Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. Call 708-246-0520. Free.
2. Cossitt School Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale, 8 a.m. Saturday
Shop racks of high-quality clothing in sizes infant to 14, tables of gently-used shoes, rows of strollers and bikes and a room full of baby equipment. Children are admitted between 10 a.m. and noon only. Many items are marked to half-price during the last hour of the sale. Cash and checks (with identification) are accepted. Sellers keep 60 percent of proceeds. To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Cossitt Avenue School, 115 W. Cossitt Ave., La Grange. Free.
3. Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Literacy Book Fair, 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Join in for a speed read, face painting, Seuss games, decorating cupcakes and have your picture taken with the Cat in the Hat. Barnes & Noble Oak Brook, 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Call 630-684-0586. Free.
4. Moon Festival: Presented by Kerry Leung, 2 p.m. Sunday
Leung is a celebrated multi-instrumentalist and member of the Chinese Music Society of North America. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook. Call 630-368-7702. Free.
5. ‘The French Connection: Music of Faure and Vierne,’ 3 p.m. Sunday
William Ferris Chorale and two high school girl’s choirs perform a program of French music, including Gabriel Faure’s “Messe Base,” “Maria Mater Gratiae,” “Tantum Ergo,” “Ave Verum Corpus” and “Cantique de Jean Racine,” Louis Vierne’s “Messe Solennelle” and Henri Potiron’s “Attolite Portas.” Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Ave., La Grange. $20.
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