Acorn Comic-Con Comes to Library
Comic conventions aren't just for cities like Chicago and San Diego. Oak Forest gets its first thanks to the Acorn Public Library's Acorn Comic Comic-Con. The convention will feature drawing and cosplay (dressing up as characters from comics and anime) contests, as well as a screening of one of the classic films by Japanese animation great Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away). Attendees also will be able eat some candy sushi, have their face painted like a zombie face and check out the Artist's Alley that will feature art from local teens. This event is aimed at kids 11 to 17 years old.
When: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17
Where: Acorn Public Library
More Info: Find out the details.
What Else to Watch for This Weekend
FRIDAY, AUG. 16
The Fabtones at The Carriag Irish Pub: - The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the bar at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St. There is no cover charge. Find out more details.
SATURDAY, AUG. 17
- Julia Huff at The Linger Martini Bar: The neo-soul singer will perform at the bar, 4142 W 167th St. Find out more details.
- Bernie Glim and Country Roads at The Carrig Irish Pub: The band will perform at 8 p.m. at the bar at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St. There is no cover charge. Find out more details.
- Back 2 School at Oak Forest Commons: Students and their families can have some final fun before classes start up again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Forest Commons shopping center, at Central Avenue and 159th Street. Find out more details.
- Adopt a Pet: The South Suburban Humane Society will be holding a pet adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens, 5525 159th St. Find out more details.
- Blessing of the Backpacks: St. George Church in Tinley Park will celebrate the start of the new school year during a special Mass for students Sunday, Aug. 18. The blessings will be done after the 11:30 a.m. service at the church, 6700 W. 176th St. Find out more details.
Check out Oak Forest Patch's Events Calendar to find out what else is going on and to add your own activities to the mix.
Want to catch a movie? Check out Oak Forest Patch's Movies Friday, which features films and showtimes in the area.