Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.”

When: August 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Plein Air Cafe, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” 5-7 p.m., Plein Air Cafe, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2787, free. Makaya McCraven Percussion Ensemble performs, with vinyl selections by Uncanned Music before, between and after sets.

Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.”

When: August 25, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “The Curse of Chalion” by Lois McMaster Bujold Cazaril.

Performance

When: August 24, 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 keyboardist Reginald T. McCants.

Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.”

When: August 24, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening about the birth of modern archeology.

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page

When: August 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page. 1-6 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, $15. Participants learn about performing Shakespeare and rehearse and perform favorite scenes to each other.

Music

When: August 23, 2014 @ 10:00 pm – August 24, 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. DJ night with house music.

“Pearl Fest.”

When: August 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Where: 39th Street Beach, 1099 East Oakwood Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60653, USA

“Pearl Fest.” 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 39th Street Beach, 1099 E. Oakwood Blvd., 773-268-5045, blackpearl.org, free. Little Black Pearl hosts an outdoor festival with food, activities and music. Performers include Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Rachelle Ferrell(…)

Music

When: August 22, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – August 23, 2014 @ 10:32 am
Where: Chant, 1509 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Lepercolateur Gypsy Jazz Band performs.