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.

“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!”

When: August 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” 5:30-10:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, suggested donation of $5, tables $20. Dance hosted by the DuSable Museum, featuring a DJ. To reserve(…)

Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.”

When: August 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Where: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” 1 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-324-2626 ext. 103. Guided tour of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Tour begins on(…)

“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.”

When: August 21, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Participants are joined by Meso Chicago, a collaborative project that uses food to explore culture, mixed identity and(…)