Calendar

Nov
7
Tue
The Margaret Burroughs Centennial Film Series – The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Margaret Burroughs Centennial Film Series – The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde, 7 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., free, 773-947-0600. Presented by South Side Projections and the DuSable Museum. The documentary is a tribute to legendary Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992). For more information visit dusablemuseum.org/events 773-947-0600.

Nov
8
Wed
Storytime with Colin! @ 57th St. Books
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Colin! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 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. More information can be found at https://www.semcoop.com/event/storytime-colin.

Michelle Commander – “Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative returns and the Black Fantastic.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm

Michelle Commander – “Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative returns and the Black Fantastic.” 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave, free, 773-752-4381. Michelle D. Commander, Ph.D., discusses “Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic.” In her book, Commander analyzes what compels Black American cultural producers, travelers, and historical preservationists to journey toward imagined Africas in Ghana, Brazil, and the U.S. South in the post-1965 moment. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/michelle-commander-afro-atlantic-flight-speculative-returns-and-black-fantastic-badia-ahad-leg.

Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture. Free. 7 p.m. – 8:45 pm. Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall 155 East 58th Street. Colin Renfrew, Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Formerly Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge. The first Memorial Lecture will offer a critical review of the question of Indo-European language origins, and will highlight the contribution of one of the leading prehistorians of the twentieth century. To register //www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-marija-rediviva-dna-and-indo-european-origins-tickets-36757838685.

Nov
9
Thu
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am

Spanish Storytime! 10:30 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Have fun exploring the Spanish language with books, songs, and lots of movement! For children ages five and under. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/spanish-storytime-4.

Charcoal and Clay: Figure Drawing and Sculpting @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Charcoal and Clay: Figure Drawing and Sculpting. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., free, 773-702-0200. Join the Smart Museum of Art and the UChicago student organization Outside the Lines for a free figure drawing and clay sculpting session. With charcoal sticks and clay, draw and sculpt live models. The evening is inspired by the sculptural figuration of Auguste Rodin on view in The Hysterical Material. Materials will be provided, open to all skill levels. For more information visit https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1323/charcoal-and-clay-figure-drawing-sculpting/.

Nov
10
Fri
Off Off Campus, The Revival @ The Revival!
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Off Off Campus, The Revival. 7:30 p.m. 1160 E. 55th St. Established in 1986 by Second City co-Founder Bernie Sahlins, Off Off Campus is the nation’s second oldest student improv troupe. Catch their hilarious weekly showcase Fridays (7:30p) at The Revival! Tickets available at the door. For more information email, theatre@the-revival.com.

Film Screening: The Three Heroines @ Smart Museum
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Film Screening: The Three Heroines. Smart Museum, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. 8 p.m. – 10p.m. North American premiere of the 1938 Dziga Vertov film The Three Heroines (Tri Geroini). For more information visit http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1330/film-screening-the-three-heroines/.

Nov
11
Sat
Storytime with Franny! @ 57th St. Books
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Franny! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Join 57th Street Books’ Children’s Manager Franny Billingsley every Saturday at storytime! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/storytime-franny.

Family Program: Little Scribe @ Oriental Institute Museum
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm

Family Program: Little Scribe. Ages 5–12. Free. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 East 58th Street. Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and evolved. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-scribe-ages-5-12-tickets-35638159695.

The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised! @ The Revival
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised! 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $15. Join us for The Revival’s Fall Sketch Comedy Revue – The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised! – a hilarious night of music and comedy inspired by the current sociopolitical environment. Featuring: Max Thomas, Elias Rios, Jared Chapman, Lexi Alioto, Sara Savusa and Mo Phillips-Spotts. For more information visit http://www.the revival.com/event/9492f6952c87ca9cdd62cd933c5166c3.

Nov
12
Sun
Building for Tomorrow, Today @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Building for Tomorrow, Today. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Participants will learn about the strength of triangles and it’s use to create trusses and armatures within architecture. We will then use the technique of origami, incorporating the triangle into our paper folds to give our papers strength. Participants will transform 2-dimensional paper surfaces into experimental 3-dimensional modular origami forms.
For middle school aged students only. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/building-for-tomorrow-today-3/.

Super: Sunday Exhibitions Reception & Art Making Activities @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Super: Sunday Exhibitions Reception & Art Making Activities. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. The Arts Center is celebrating the new round of exhibitions with artists and public hosts several free art-making activities for the family. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/super-sunday-exhibitions-reception-art-making-activities/.

Nov
13
Mon
Holiday Stocking Knit Along @ Blackstone Library
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm

Holiday Stocking Knit Along. 6 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312 747-0511. Learn colorwork knitting and basic sock construction as we knit together the Falling Snow Stocking. Must know how to knit and purl and bring supplies. For more information visit https://tinyurl.com/ya5lu87u.

Shaping Shifting Publics @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm

Shaping Shifting Publics. 6 p.m. Free. Smart Museum of Art, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Arts and Innovation Series panel with Emmanuel Pratt and Dan Borelli. The pair will discuss their creative practices and collaboration at the Harvard University Graduate School Design entitled “We the Publics.” Space is limited. To register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-innovation-series-shaping-shifting-publics-with-emmanuel-pratt-and-dan-borelli-tickets-36449381080.

Nov
14
Tue
Tuesday Tales @ Museum of Science and Industry
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am

Tuesday Tales. 10:30 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., free with membership. Preschool-age children are invited to attend our member-exclusive Tuesday Tales! Look, listen and learn as Museum staff and volunteers read stories about robots, rockets, exploration and more! Each story time session includes one story and a hands-on activity. Reservations are not necessary. However, space is limited and not guaranteed. For more information visit http://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/events/tuesday-tales/.

Sheila Fitzpatrick – “Mischka’s War.” @ The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Sheila Fitzpatrick – “Mischka’s War.” 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave, free, 773-752-4381. Historian Sheila Fitzpatrick tells the story of her late husband, physicist Michael Danos, as a displaced person from Riga in Germany in the 1940s. She will be joined in conversation by David Bevington. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/sheila-fitzpatrick-mischkas-war-david-bevington.

Nov
15
Wed
Storytime with Colin! @ 57th St. Books
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Colin! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 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. More information can be found at https://www.semcoop.com/event/storytime-colin.

The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series: Elaine B. Smith and Kathleen Terbek @ Blackstone Library
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series: Elaine B. Smith and Kathleen Terbek. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312 747-0511. Music Teachers of Hyde Park is an alliance of independent private music teachers serving Chicago’s Hyde Park, Kenwood, and South Shore neighborhoods. The Artist Series is presented by the artist members of Music Teachers of Hyde Park. For more information visit. November’s program will be pianist Elaine B. Smith and mezzo-soprano Kathleen Terbeek along with a quintet playing selections including Robert Schumann’s Widmung, Frulingsnacht, and Die Forelle. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(12)/event/59c035559e1ad52f00edbe61.

Nov
16
Thu
Films Inspired by Architects/Architecture @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Films Inspired by Architects/Architecture. 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. MAKING SPACE captures the compelling stories and outstanding designs of Annabelle Selldorf (NY), Farshid Moussavi (London), Odile Decq (Paris), Marianne McKenna (Toronto), and Kathryn Gustafson (Seattle & London). Without script or narration, each woman tells her own story, enhanced by the insights of commentators including Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger; MoMA’s Peter Reed and Paola Antonelli; and others. Meryl Streep makes a special guest appearance. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/films-inspired-by-architectsarchitecture-2/.