Calendar

Nov
19
Wed
Concert @ Blackstone Library
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm

Concert. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. The Music Teachers of Hyde Park (MTHP) present a concert featuring pianist Laura Fenster performing Liszt and Chopin, as part of the MTHP Artist Series.

Taoism 101 @ Disciples Divinity House
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Taoism 101. 7-8:30 p.m., Disciples Divinity House, 1156 E. 57th St., 773-702-8200. U. of C. Divinity School student Jem Jebbia will present.

Nov
20
Thu
Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Celebration @ Rockefeller Chapel
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am

Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Celebration. 11 a.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. An annual tradition organized by the Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council. With keynote speaker JoAnne Marie Terrell, associate professor of Ethics, Theology and the Arts at the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Homeschool Workshop: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Homeschool Workshop: Junior Archaeologists. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $15 non-member child and adult, $10 member child and adult, $7 additional non-member child, $5 additional member child. Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. For home-schooled children ages 9-12. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Homeschool Workshop: Play and Learn @ Oriental Institute
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Homeschool Workshop: Play and Learn. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $10 non-member child and adult, $6 member child and adult, $5 additional non-member child, $3 additional member child. A chance to dress up like an ancient, enjoy stories about Mesopotamia and find artifacts in the galleries. For home-schooled children ages 5-8. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Lecture. “Andre Bazin’s Dark Passage.” @ Logan Center, screening room 201
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm

Lecture. “Andre Bazin’s Dark Passage.” 5 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-1077, free. Dudley Andrew, of Yale University, presents.

Third Thursday. “Ideas for Sculpture.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Third Thursday. “Ideas for Sculpture.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants make their own sculptures modeled from original drawings by Henry Moore, Julio Gonzalez and Auguste Rodin. All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels. 

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Sapna Thottathil, author of “India’s Organic Farming Revolution,” presents. 

Reading @ Logan Center, seminar terrace 801
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Reading. 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. Novelist Mary Gordon presents.

Talk. “The Case for Reparations.” @ Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm

Talk. “The Case for Reparations.” 6 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-834-4671, free. With Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates. To R.S.V.P., visit coates-atlantic.eventbrite.com.

Nov
21
Fri
Film Screening. “Manakamana.” @ Logan Center, screening room 201
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Film Screening. “Manakamana.” 7 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596, free. A screening of the 2014 film, with directors Pacho Velez and Stephanie Spray.

Kenwood Academy Annual Thanksgiving Concert @ Kenwood Academy High School, auditorium
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Kenwood Academy Annual Thanksgiving Concert. 7 p.m., Kenwood Academy High School, auditorium, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-535-1350. The Kenwood Concert Choir and Jazz Band perform. Entrance will face Lake Park Avenue. One donated food item per guest required.

Schutz Christmas Story @ Rockefeller Chapel
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm

Schutz Christmas Story. 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $20 general admission, free for students with ID. A pairing of Heinrich Schutz’s Christmas drama “Weihnachtshistorie” and his “Deutsches Magnificat.”

Performance @ Fulton Hall
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

Performance. 8 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670. Poet Susan Howe and musician David Grubbs perform a new sound work, “Woodslippercounterclatter,” their fourth collaboration.

Nov
22
Sat
Play. “Arcadia.” @ University Church, second floor theater
Nov 22 @ 3:00 pm

Play. “Arcadia.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., University Church, second floor theater, 5655 S. University Ave., $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $10 for students and seniors. Tom Stoppard’s play, presented by the Hyde Park Community Players. For advance tickets and for more information, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org

Concert @ Logan Center, performance hall
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert. 8-9:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8484, free. The University Chamber Orchestra performs.

Play. “Arcadia.” @ University Church, second floor theater
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm

Play. “Arcadia.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., University Church, second floor theater, 5655 S. University Ave., $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $10 for students and seniors. Tom Stoppard’s play, presented by the Hyde Park Community Players. For advance tickets and for more information, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org

Nov
23
Sun
Concert @ Fulton Hall
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Concert. 2-3 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. The University Brass Ensemble performs.

Play. “Arcadia.” @ University Church, second floor theater
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm

Play. “Arcadia.” 3 p.m., University Church, second floor theater, 5655 S. University Ave., $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $10 for students and seniors. Tom Stoppard’s play, presented by the Hyde Park Community Players. For advance tickets and for more information, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org

Tellebration @ Experimental Station
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm

This annual Hyde Park tradition turns 18 this year, with storytelling for children at 3 p.m. and storytelling for adults at 7 p.m. Around 15 Chicago area storytellers will perform, including duo Kucha Brownlee and Baba Tony, Anne Shimojima, Scott Whithair and event organizer Judith Heineman. All proceeds go to the Chicago Storytelling Guild.