The arts in Hyde Park school news

Student art walks the runway at Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy, 1060 E. 47th St.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy (LBP) in collaboration with the Bronzeville Visitors Center will host a fashion show featuring the work of LBP students.

The show will take place at the academy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27.

Student stars in Lookingglass production at Murray Elementary School, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Murray Elementary School student Othel Robert Owen will perform in the Lookingglass Theater’s Young Ensemble Spring Performance of “Disconnected.”

The performances will be held at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29; Sunday, March 30; Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6. Student and senior tickets are available for purchase for $5.00 and adult tickets are $10. All tickets may be purchased through the Lookingglass Theater Box Office at 312-337-0665.

Parent Empowerment Expo at Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is hosting a Parent Empowerment Expo for parents who have children with special needs.

The expo is a special education and disability resource fair for parents, family members and caregivers of CPS students receiving special education supports and services.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Resources that will be offered include information about transitioning to adult services and from early intervention, special education rights, and strengthening parent involvement. There will also be a disabilities resource fair with local service providers and community groups. Workshops will be presented in English and Spanish.

Students compete for the Broadway stage at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Kenwood Academy High School student Robert Upton won second place in the Chicago Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Contest at the Goodman Theatre.

Upton, Kenneth Hastings and Sejahari Saulter-Villegas, competed in the Chicago finals on March 10.  They competed against 17 other students from the Chicago area. Upton will head to New York City where he will compete in the National Finals on Broadway.

d.phillips@hpherald.com