Calendar

Sep
15
Fri
Windy City Adaptive Open Golf Tournament @ Jackson Park Golf Course
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am

Windy City Adaptive Open Golf Tournament. 11:30 a.m. Jackson Park Golf Course, 6401 S. Richards Dr. $450 per team or $125 per individual golfer. 312-238-5008. The Windy City Adaptive Open shines a spotlight on athlete ability at every level. Be a part of this unique event and support golf for everyone. There will be golf, lunch, snacks, giveaways, raffles, and more. For more information about registration visit www.sralab.org.

Expo Booth Talk: Inside Resilient Images @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Expo Booth Talk: Inside Resilient Images. 2:30 p.m. – 3: 30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Please join us for a look inside Resilient Images, a multi-year artistic and institutional collaboration, residency exchange and two-part exhibition between Hyde Park Art Center and Centre Regional de la Photographie Hauts-de-France (CRP/). For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org

Bronzeville Summer Nights
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bronzeville Summer Nights. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 47th Street, Drexel Blvd. to Lake Park. Get on and off the trolley at places of your choosing. Free. This season will be a celebration of continued community programming in support of Bronzeville and its surrounding neighborhoods. This year, our collaboration with the Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour has changed. Our events will take place on the same day and will provide you with connections to broaden your overall event experience. So stay tuned as we work to roll out a dynamic series, showcasing the rich artistic culture, food, and entertainment of our great neighborhood. Every 3rd Friday of the month. Registration is required. For more information visit www.bronzevillesummernights.com.

Dancing with Garden of the Phoenix at Jackson Park @ Jackson Park
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dancing with Garden of the Phoenix at Jackson Park. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. 773-256-0903. Dance Maker Nejla Yatkin choreographs a site-specific piece for Garden of the Phoenix at Jackson Park. Similar to writer Milan Kundera, as a dance maker Nejla Yatkin is going into a place and time, exposing it, exploring it, penetrating it and then transcending it through movement. For Dancing with Jackson Park at Garden of the Phoenix Yatkin will work with local community members to choreograph a one of a kind site specific dance piece. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Sep
16
Sat
61st Street Farmers Market
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

61st Street Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Link and senior farmer’s market coupons accepted. Link purchases matched up to $25 every market day.

Storytime with Franny! @ 57th Street Books
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Franny! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. 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.

Family Camping at Jackson Park @ Jackson Park
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 10:00 am

Family Camping at Jackson Park. 2 p.m. – 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. 773-256-0903. Family Camping is an opportunity for Chicago residents to camp-out overnight in Chicago parks. The program is designed with novice campers in mind. We provide programming including fishing, fire building, guided nature hikes and more. Staff onsite are available to help set up tents, lead programming and assist with logistics. Space is limited. Ages 6 and up. Groups no larger than 6 per tent that will be provided. Your camping experience will start at 2pm on Saturday and end 10am on Sunday. Please bring your own sleeping bag and brown bag lunches. Hot dogs and marshmallows will be provided. For additional information please contact Nick.stamates@chicagoparkdistrict.com or at (312) 745-2910.

Musical Performance @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Musical Performance. 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Experience a unique afternoon of art and music featuring collaboration between Kate Shuldiner performing music on viola da gamba within the setting of music-inspired art by Katherine Nemanich. For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org.

Sep
17
Sun
Soul Healing Yoga @ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Soul Healing Yoga. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga™ session is a mind, body, and soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. We have mats! For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org

Book Reading @ 57th Street Books
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

Book Reading. 3 p.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Brian Rogers, author of The Whole of the Moon, will read and sign copies of his book at 57th Street Books on September 17. A Southern California resident, Rogers is a former stand-up comedian who has received the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society prize for Best Novel-in-Progress, the George Bennett Fellowship (Writer-in-Residence) at Phillips Exeter Academy, and the Best Ten-Minute Play from the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York. The Whole of the Moon consists of six crisscrossing narratives set along the old Route 66, from the Inland Empire to the terminus just off Sunset Boulevard. The stories span the years from the late 1950s to the present, and the characters are bound by a fact unknown to them: they have each checked out the same public library copy of The Great Gatsby.    For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/brian-rogers-whole-moon.

Playtests with Grace Needlman @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Playtests with Grace Needlman. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Join Grace Needlman for guided exercises and free play using these objects to test the boundaries of comfort and belonging in relation to oneself, one another, and the gallery. For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org

Summer Sunday Concert Series: Neal O’Hara @ Nichols Park
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Summer Sunday Concert Series: Neal O’Hara. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Free. Nichols Park Advisory Council & the Chicago Park District proudly present the 2017 George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series. This concert will feature funk artist Neal O’Hara. Open lawn seating, bring your own chairs. For more information visit www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org.

Sep
18
Mon
The Hyde Park Book Club discusses “History of the South Park” @ Treasure Island Basement Meeting Room
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

The Hyde Park Book Club discusses “History of the South Park”. 7:30 p.m. Treasure Island Basement Meeting Room, 1526 E. 55th St. Free. 773-752-7723. This group gathers to discuss books centered around themes especially relevant to Hyde Park and Hyde Parkers. Readers are encouraged to read anything they can find about the topic, and come together to consider various perspectives. The group meets at 7:30 on the third Monday each month in the Community Room of Treasure Island (downstairs). Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t prepared!) For more information visit www.chpv.clubexpress.com.

Sep
19
Tue
Lakeside Lawn Bowling @ Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

Lakeside Lawn Bowling. 6 p.m. Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive, the first stoplight south of 57th Street and north of 63rd Street. Open play and instruction is free, equipment is loaned while learning. Lawn bowls is not a strenuous activity. Both men and women can play it. Although the basics can be learned in an afternoon and it seems innocently simple, it can be challenging. It can be played at any level of skill. For more information visit www.lakesidelawnbowling.webs.com.

Kizomba Class @ The Silver Room
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kizomba Class. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. $10 donation. 773-947-0024. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. Kizomba lesson with Shafeeha Monae. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.

Chicago Storytelling Guild @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chicago Storytelling Guild. 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free. 312-425-0439. For all levels from seasoned professionals to beginners. This is a place to find out about telling the stories that move you and a place to prepare for Story Slams and Moth-like “True” Story Venues. Don’t miss a word! Join our circle of stories. Hone your craft. Tell a compelling true story, or a classic tale. Network. Learn about opportunities to perform in public Third Tuesday of every month. To join our mailing list or for information write: cslighton@yahoo.com, juhestories@aol.com or call 312-425-0439.

Sep
20
Wed
Coffee Tea + Chat @ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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! @ 57th Street Books
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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 @ Arts Incubator
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Drawing in the Dark, Part II @ Roger Brown Study Collection
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.