Berwyn's Arts Blog
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
October 28th, 2008

5 & 7:30 PM

POE Movie:

House of Usher, 1960 (See a gorgeous
Vincent Price with white hair!)
Berwyn Cultural Center
6420 W. 16th Street

Note: The Berwyn Cultural Center is home to the 16th Street Theater
which boasts 49 cushy theater seats and state of the art professional stage productions. We will be using its drop down screen for the movies.
An excellent way to watch old movies.

October 29th

5 & 7:30 PM

POE Movie:

The Raven, 1935 (Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff—
very vintage. Has little to do with the actual
POE story But is supposed to be funny.)
Berwyn Cultural Center
6420 W. 16th Street

October 30th

6 PM

POE fest Gala Event

Berwyn Cultural Center
6420 W. 16th Street
Storytelling, Poetry Readings,
Creepy Art Exhibit, Musical Performances,
Student Competition Awards

Note: All of the professionals contributing to POEfest
are performers, sculptors, artists and illustrators
from Berwyn Forest Park, and Oak Park. Come and learn about the
artist in your own backyard. It may explain a lot!

Saturday, October 25, 2008
BerwynCARES Concert Today, Saturday
Just a reminder to join us today at 3pm - Fitzgeralds for the 3rd Annual BerwynCARES concert. $10.00.

It will be a great time for both children and adults!

Friday, October 24, 2008
The Arts in Berwyn
If you support the arts, and particularly the 16th Street Theater, Berwyn's only live theater, please come to the City Council meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2008, at 8:00 pm, at City Hall. Or not.

Saturday, October 18, 2008
BerwynCARES Kids Concert

The 3rd Annual BerwynCARES Kids Concert will be on Saturday October 25th at 3pm at Fitzgeralds featuring local bands, The Boogers and The Atomic Gumdrops!! All proceeds will go to fund this year's Berwyn Challenge at

This is a great event for kids and all family members to enjoy together!

*Reserve your tickets by e-mailing You'll pay at the door, but the show sells out so be sure to be on the "will call" list. Tickets are $10

*Please invite some friends!

Can't make it? You can still help! Please donate to one of the many programs we are trying to fund for teachers and their students in Berwyn's public schools by visiting the following link:

For more info on the bands:

The Boogers: and

The Atomic Gumdrops:

Tickets for this event may also be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets.

Please use this link to purchase tickets:

You can also buy tickets locally at,
Over The Rainbow
6836 Windsor

Sunday, October 05, 2008
Meeting Recaps
The Zoning Board of Appeals met in September.

The cell phone flag pole at Proksa was unanimously voted down.

Also, a DUI clinic at Lombard and 26th Street was voted down.

Both should be up for approval, or not, at the City Council Meeting on October 14, 2008

The recaps for City Council meetings encompass the September 9 and September 23, 2008meeting.

Refinancing has been approved by the City Council, which basically means we are in a three year process to restructure our bonds/loans, so there are more even payments, with a little money to be able to be put aside for a rainy day fund and to actually pay back the bonds/loans. Complicated.

The 3rd Ward was approved for monies to rehab two alleys: the 3100 and 3200 block between Harlem and Maple. When work will be done, I do not know, but City Council approved the work to be done.

Zoning Board or Appeals agendas and meeting times will now be posted on the City website in two places: "agendas" and :notices".

If you received a recent water bill, you will notice there was a one page City Newsletter with the bill. The City Council approved the Newsletter, which it must do each time. There will be four a year.

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