Calendar

Mar
28
Sat
Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop @ Oriental Institute
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, $20 non-members, $15 members. Participants work toward earning an archaeology merit badge. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. First, 2nd and 3rd graders discuss Grace Lin’s “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.” Open to children ages 6 to 9.

Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Junior Archaeologists. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $14 non-members, $10 members, $7 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member (prices include one child age 5-12 plus one adult). Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Film Screening. “Revolution and Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian.” @ Logan Center
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Film Screening. “Revolution and Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian.” 3-7 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., $100 and $50 premium tickets, $20 general admission, $10 students. A premiere screening of the new film of public intellectual West’s November 2014 dialogue with Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolution Communist Party, USA. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow. To buy advance tickets, visit chicagorevolutionbooks.blogspot.com or contact thegmail.comChicago BA Everywhere Committee by calling 312-860-8167 or sending an e-mail to baevereywhereinchicago@gmail.com.

A Night of 100 Stars Gala @ DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

A Night of 100 Stars Gala. 6 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $21.95 tickets, $400 donation per person. The museum’s 20th annual Night of 100 Stars Gala, featuring dancing, dinner and an awards ceremony with honorees including Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and School of the Art Institute President Walter E. Massey. To buy tickets, visit thedusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Mar
29
Sun
Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents vocalist Joan Collaso for her Fifth Sunday Jam.

Mar
30
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s “Good Omens.

Mar
31
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children ages 2-3.

Author Talk @ 57th Street Books
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. With Blue Balliett, author of “Pieces and Players.”

Talk. “Power Forward: From the Basketball Court to the White House.” @ Quadrangle Club
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm

Talk. “Power Forward: From the Basketball Court to the White House.” 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, politics.uchicago.edu. President Barack Obama’s former assistant and aide Reggie Love presents. For more information, or to register, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Apr
1
Wed
Block Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, gym
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Block Party! 10-11 a.m., every Wednesday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, gym, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Lecture. “The Fatimid Caliphate and Its Non-Muslim Subjects.” @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lecture. “The Fatimid Caliphate and Its Non-Muslim Subjects.” 5-6 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Paul Walker, of the University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies, presents. Followed by a half hour gallery tour.

Book Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm

Book Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With the photographer and editors of “The Book of Eggs: A Lifesize Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World’s Bird Species.” To R.S.V.P., visit semcoop.com.

Opening Reception @ Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm

Opening Reception. 6 p.m., Regenstein Library, Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St., 773-702-9936. For the library’s new exhibit, “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago.” To R.S.V.P., visit closetedexhibit.eventbrite.com.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.

Talk. “Investing 101.” @ Blackstone Library
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm

Talk. “Investing 101.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A presentation from a professional expert on how to make investments to reach financial goals, risk and return and tax considerations.