A Victorian Evening: The pleasure of your company is cordially requested for a Victorian house party at the Hemingway Birthplace Home, 339 N. Oak Park Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Historical cocktails by Papa's Pilar Rum, elegant bites, and thoroughly modern jazz music will entertain you as you stroll the grounds and explore the rooms where young Hemingway learned to love music, art, and storytelling. Toast to Papa in truly proper Victorian style: Bustle dresses and white suits encouraged!
Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Hemingway Birthplace Home. Purchase includes admission to the Birthplace and Museum July 18-19th and a complimentary cocktail.
Also on July 18th ...
Morning Run with the Bulls: The Hemingway 8K "run with the bulls" kicks off at 8 a.m. This family-friendly run takes participants all over Oak Park, ending at Scoville Park where kids can repeat last year's popular "kids run with the bulls" event by decorating a cardboard bull and participating in a fun run.
For registration and information see Hemingway8K.com.
And on Tuesday, July 21:
Hemingway Birthday Lecture: MOZOS Author Bill Hillmann has been running with the bulls of Spain for ten years. Hear about this Chicago journalist and novelist's journey of self-discovery, from a Golden Gloves championship to a nationally broadcast goring by a bull named Bravito, and learn how Hemingway inspired him.
Free; registration required.
Thursday, July 23rd ...
Columbia Links High School Journalism Fundraiser: Ernest Hemingway, just 18, began reporting for the Kansas City Star right after high school. Surely he’d have some insights for the Columbia Links high school journalists, whom you’ll meet at a fundraiser during the week-long celebration of Hemingway’s birthday. Come out to hear their personal stories about reporting on topics such as sex trafficking and the school-to-prison pipeline at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23 Hemingway Birthplace Home. Refreshments and tours of the Hemingway Birthplace Home will be complimentary. Guests must RSVP at this link.
To donate, go to bit.ly/clinksdonate.
Friday, July 24 ...
Join Eataly Chicago for its Moveable Feast dinner celebrating Ernest Hemingway! Click here for more information and to register.
Events generously sponsored by:
Forest Park National Bank
Visit Oak Park
The Oak Park Public Library
The Illinois Humanities Council
The Oak Park Arts Council
Whole Foods River Forest
Stage Rite by Deb Events