Family Day: Rain Drawings

When: July 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Family Day: Rain Drawings. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Led by artist Brent Fogt, participants create “rain drawings” using rain, ink, leaves, stems, sticks and twigs. Recommended(…)

Game Day

When: July 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants play board games. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

4th on 53rd Parade

When: July 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: parking lot south of the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

4th on 53rd Parade. Participants meet between 10 and 11 a.m., parking lot south of the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St., 773-955-3622. Participants march south on Lake Park Avenue, east on 55th Street,(…)

Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl

When: July 3, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about lions and other cats. Open to children ages 6 to 11.

Open Studio: Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar

When: July 3, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Open Studio: Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar. Noon-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar discusses his research and work with public sculptural installations.

Gallery Talk. “Lunchtime Traveler Series — Megiddo: Cultural Crossroads.”

When: July 3, 2014 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Gallery Talk. “Lunchtime Traveler Series — Megiddo: Cultural Crossroads.” 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Meditation instruction followed by 35 minutes of meditation.

Eine Kleine Sommer Musik: An evening of songs and instrumental selections

When: June 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Where: St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 55th Street & Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Eine Kleine Sommer Musik: An evening of songs and instrumental selections. Featuring Leila Bowie, Soprano, Matvey Kostukovsky, Clarinet and Luciano Laurentiu, Piano. Performing works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Dvorak, F. Schubert, and R.(…)

Sneak peek at Bruce Finkelman’s Promontory

When: June 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Promontory Restaurant and Club, 1539 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival will host a benefit concert at the Promontory Restaurant and Club. The festival benefit will be among the first events at the new venue. Promontory owner Bruce Finkelman had not(…)