Coffee Tea + Chat. 10 a.m. – noon. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. 312-857-5561. Please join us for a weekly discussion over coffee and tea. This group is comprised of neighborhood residents and artists who are invested in revitalizing the community. For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org.
Storytime with Colin! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. Free. 773-684-1300. Join Colin McDonald for stories and songs each Wednesday at 10:30am at 57th Street Books! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6. For more information visit www.semcoop.com.
Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided. For more information contact email@example.com.
Drawing in the Dark, Part II. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Roger Brown Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted St. Free, but limited space. Join the Smart Museum and the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a two-part drawing workshop that explores memory, landscape, mapping, and interconnections between works by Tim Nickodemus and Joseph Yoakum. For Part II, we will reconvene at the Roger Brown Study Collection for a continuation of the projects we began at the Smart and a tour of Roger Brown’s Artists’ Museum collection, including the exhibition Second Hand Land Scapes, which features drawings by Nickodemus inspired by Brown’s collection of Yoakum drawings. Here, we will complete the drawing workshop, with a twist, and get to travel to sites that we’ve been to, and ones we can only imagine. Part I took place on Sept. 6. Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please register in advance. For more information visit www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.