This Weekend Around Berwyn

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Photo courtesy of Eddie’s Rail Fan Page

The following three statements are all true but one of them doesn’t bring as much as joy as the other two: it is the weekend so people are in high spirits; there are snow flurries fluttering softly to the ground as I write this post; the Cubs have won their first three games of the season. If you picked the second statement about snow flurries, you share my passion for the weekend and Cubbies while you wonder why it is snowing in April. Now, I have considered that there might be people who work on the weekends, hate snow in April and are passionate White Sox fans, so none of the three statements bring them any comfort. To those folks I say, “Maybe we see eye-to-eye on music or movie taste but for now, my job is to let everyone know what’s happening Around Berwyn Friday through Sunday.”

The Book Club Play at 16th Street Theater
It is opening weekend for the comedy hit, The Book Club Play, at 16th Street Theater. Showtimes are taking place Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5 and 8:30 p.m. “The Book Club Play is a dangerous comedy about community, high and low culture, and the absolute terror of group dynamics,” said Artistic Director of Arena Stage Molly Smith. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased on the 16th Street Theater website.

Free concert at Berwyn Public Library – Comfort Food with a Cup of Joe
Berwyn-based acoustic duo, Comfort Food, has collaborated with fellow musician Joe Wadz to record a new album, “Double Helpings.” The trio cleverly titled Comfort Food with a Cup of Joe will play a free concert at the Berwyn Public Library, 2701 Harlem Ave., on Saturday, April 9 at  2 p.m. to promote the new record and local music in Chicago’s western suburbs.

See what’s happening at Berwyn’s newest café
Jazi Mama’s Café, 6305 W. Roosevelt Rd., just cut the ribbon a week ago (April 1). The coffee and sandwich shop is inviting all Berwynites to stop in at some point over the weekend to enjoy a menu that appeals to the breakfast and lunch crowd. Daily specials include coffee and Danish for $3.50 or sandwich, chips and soda for $5.50.

Restaurant Spotlight – La Notte Café
La Notte Café, 6822 Windsor Ave., is an Italian bistro featuring elegant cuisine in a warm atmosphere. This bistro provides a nice setting for a date as well as a large group. The menu has a nice selection of appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, and entrees. When you’re done with dinner, you can head just east of Grove Ave. to check out our bar spotlight, Perception Lounge.

Bar Spotlight – Perception Lounge
Perception Lounge, 6814 Windsor Ave., regularly has a diverse age group and the music selection varies from the top 40 to old favorites. We recommend coming here with a group of friends later in the night if you want to be active and have space to dance. One note- this bar accepts cards, but the minimum for each tab is $25, so bring cash if you don’t plan on spending any more than that.

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