Lecture. “A Historic Perceptive of the Spirit and Culture of the Maranhão Maroons of Northeastern Brazil.”

When: August 15, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: DuSable Museum of African American History, AMES Auditorium, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Lecture. “A Historic Perceptive of the Spirit and Culture of the Maranhão Maroons of Northeastern Brazil.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, AMES Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. In conjunction with(…)

Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.”

When: August 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Screening of three short films, including “Barbasol,” “A Different Tree” and “Text Tone.”

Movie. “Midweek @ the Midway.”

When: August 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Where: Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues

Movie. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9:40 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Man of Steel.” Movies begin at dusk.

Book Launch

When: August 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Book Launch. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Book launch for “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan” by Rick Perlstein.

Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.”

When: August 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Screening of “In Our Heads About Our Hair,” a documentary about the history and politics(…)

Performance

When: August 10, 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 guitarist Peter Lerner.

Film. “Treasure Seekers: From Passion to Plunder.”

When: August 10, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Film. “Treasure Seekers: From Passion to Plunder.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Screening of a documentary that explores treasure seeking, from archaeology to the pillaging of antiquities in the(…)

Music

When: August 9, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – August 10, 2014 @ 12:00 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. Bad Blood Blues Band performs.