Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.”

When: July 30, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Midway Plaisance Center, , 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Despicable Me 2.” Movies begin at dusk.

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: What’s Up, King Tut?”

When: July 30, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: What’s Up, King Tut?” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about King Tut from his 16-foot statue. Children must be accompanied by an(…)

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club

When: July 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Discuss the short story collection “Games Creatures Play.”

20×20 Presentations: School

When: July 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

20×20 Presentations: School. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A spoken presentation organized by Rachel Herman and Hannah Kushnick.

Performance

When: July 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Room 43, 1043 East 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653, USA

Performance. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents drummer Charles Heath with pianist Alexis Lombre, bassist Kurt(…)

“Makin’ Manhood.”

When: July 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Logan Center for the Arts, Theater East 127, 915 East 60th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

“Makin’ Manhood.” 7 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Theater East 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, qelansana@aol.com, $10 suggested donation. Storytelling event about raising Black boys in the urban landscape.

Film. “Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communications and the Birth of the Alphabet.”

When: July 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Film. “Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communications and the Birth of the Alphabet.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening on communication, spanning gestures, phonetics and written(…)

Music

When: July 26, 2014 @ 10:00 pm – July 27, 2014 @ 2:00 am
Where: Chant, 1509 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. D.J. night with house music.