Exhibit. Residency Ends: Mahmoud Khaled @ Hyde park Art Center
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm

Exhibit. Residency Ends: Mahmoud Khaled. 12 p.m. Free. Hyde park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Mahmoud Khaled mixes photography and video with sculptural forms, sound and text and creates subjects who are often unconventional. This is the last day of the Khaled exhibit. 

Workshop @ Hyde Park Union Church
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

Workshop. Taizé Worship At Hyde Park Union Church. 7 p.m. 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-363-6063. Taizé Worhship is a global movement of contemplative prayer and song that brings together Catholics and Protestants looking for personal and spiritual growth. 

Event. 4th on 53rd July Parade and Picnic @ Hyde Park Bank parking lot
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am

Event. 4th on 53rd July Parade and Picnic. 10 a.m. Free. Hyde Park Bank parking lot. 54th Street and Old Lake Park Avenue. Put on your marching shoes and bust out your American flags for an old-fashioned Fourth of July in Hyde Park. The 24th annual 4th on 53rd Parade lineup includes more than 150 Kenwood High School band members and cheerleaders, Steve Thomas and the Hyde Park Hot Five Plus Two, Perfect Pitch, Bryant and the Blues Kings, ITwirl Dance, the Girl Scouts of Hyde Park color guard, Boy Scout Troop 599, the International Horsemen’s League and many more groups.

Performance @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm

Performance. The Bells of Summer 50: Gijsbert Kok City Carillonneur, The Hague, The Netherlands. 5 p.m. Free. Rockefeller Chapel. 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. For the 50th season of The Bells of Summer, performers from every continent except Antarctica play while guests picnic on the Rockefeller lawns. 

Event. Mad Science of Chicago presents: 3-2-1…Blast-Off! @ Blackstone Library
Jul 7 @ 1:30 pm

Event. Mad Science of Chicago presents: 3-2-1…Blast-Off! (Summer Learning Challenge). 1:30 p.m. Free. Blackstone, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.(312) 747-0511. Take one giant leap for discovering the science of the solar system, space flight, and surveying the Martian surface. Recommended for children ages 6-13.  

Event. The HPVillage Salon – Eat, Talk And Be Friendly! @ The Snail restaurant
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm

Event. The HPVillage Salon – Eat, Talk And Be Friendly! 4:30 p.m. Free. The Snail restaurant. 1649 E. 55th St. On the First Tuesday of every month, Villagers are invited to join The Salon, a changing group of compatible members who like to socialize and eat. For further information call Jennette Rader (773)-753-4678.

Reading. Storytime @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Reading. Storytime, 5-8:30 p.m. Free. Oriental Institute Museum.155 E. 58th St. 773-702-9507. Focus on books based on tales from the Arabian Nights.

Screening. Doc Films: Men in War @ Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Screening. Doc Films: Men in War. 7 p.m. General Admissions $5. Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema. 1212 East 59th St. In this Korean War drama, Lt. Mark Benson must lead his isolated platoon through dangerous territory to Hill 465, where he hopes to rejoin with the main army.