Calendar

Dec
7
Thu
Conversation with the DuSable Museum History Exhibition Team @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

Conversation with the DuSable Museum History Exhibition Team. Noon, Lower Skylight Room, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Pl., free, 773-947-0600. DuSable Museum of African American History exhibition department will host a conversation discussing the creativities and complexities of designing and constructing within a museum. The presentation will also explore the growing museum and exhibition design trends. To RSVP visit https://1466.blackbaudhosting.com/1466/Conversation-with-the-DuSable-Museum-of-African-American-Exhibition-Team

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Stone Ducks, Weights and Measures in Ancient Mesopotamia Stone duck sculptures
Dec 7 @ 3:01 pm – 4:01 pm

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Stone Ducks, Weights and Measures in Ancient Mesopotamia Stone duck sculptures, from as small as a fingernail to as large as a basketball, represent one of the most common shapes of weights in ancient Mesopotamia. John Wee, Assistant Professor of Assyriology, invites you to explore the relationships between such physical objects and abstract notions of weight and dimension in cuneiform metrology and mathematics, as well as to consider how weights were used in practice and why the duck became their symbol. For more information visit https://oi.uchicago.edu/events/event.html?guid=CAL-ff808081-5bebee1d-015b-ef470de2-00006afbeventscalendar%40uchicago.edu&calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal

HPCC Chamber Check-In @ Hyatt Place
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

HPCC Chamber Check-In. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Hyatt Place, 5225 S. Harper Ave., free, 773-288-0124. Join us for Hyde Park’s premier networking gathering of movers and shakers in the community! It is open to all, don’t forget to bring your business cards! For more information visit http://www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org

Daughters of the Revolution: 100 Years of Russia Posters and Poetry Part I @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Daughters of the Revolution: 100 Years of Russia Posters and Poetry Part I. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., free, 773-702-0200. In this two-part program presented in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation, investigate the extraordinary work of women artists and writers, from the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to 2017. This is a two-part workshop, and participants are asked to attend both sessions. For more information visit http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1326/daughters-of-the-revolution-100-years-of-russian-posters-and-poetry/

Yael Shy – “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yael Shy – “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond.” 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond” shares mindfulness practices to help twenty-somethings learn to identify and accept powerful feelings and respond – not react – to stimuli without pushing them away or getting lost in them. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/yael-shy-what-now-meditation-your-twenties-and-beyond

Dec
8
Fri
Free Musical Improv Workshop @ The Revival
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm

Free Musical Improv Workshop. 6:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., free. After Party is coming to The Revival! And, they’re offering a free musical improve workshop for community members! Try your hand at music created on-the-spot. And stick around for the post show jam where you can join After Part on stage too! For more information visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/3e71798ea4528b5cc81074bcda3e01e9

After Party @ The Revival
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

After Party. 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. After Party is coming to The Revival! Starring Chicago’s leading musical improvisers, After Party brings vocal chops and fast-paced comedy to the stage. Join these fierce women for a completely improvised musical performance and post-show jam! For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/7d55de5740b68cbfdbb107d9733f73cc

The Hutchins Plan with Scientist Peter Eng! @ The Revival
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm

The Hutchins Plan with Scientist Peter Eng! 9 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. The Hutchins Plan is named for early twentieth century University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins. Featuring “Special Guests” from across the College, this improve comedy performances begins with an extemporaneous monologue that inspires a series of interconnected scenes. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/3f9e2dd4b091376113eae9e9202667e8

Dec
9
Sat
Crafts and Storytime with Author Pam Saxelby! @ 57th St. Books
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Crafts and Storytime with Author Pam Saxelby! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Author Pam Saxelby returns to read from Max and Bear, a story of patience and friendship about the importance of waiting for good things to come. Children are invited to stay after storytime and create their own bear! For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/crafts-and-storytime-author-pam-saxelby-0

Violet Lemay – “Artists and their Pets.” @ 57th St. Books
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Violet Lemay – “Artists and their Pets.” 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Violet Lemay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose children’s books include “100 Pablo Picassos,” “My Foodie ABC,” and the Local Baby series, which includes “New York Baby” and “Beach Babies.” Her new book explores the relationships between famous artists and their pets. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/violet-lemay-artists-and-their-pets

Fall Student Showcase @ The Revival
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm

Fall Student Showcase. 9 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., free. The Revival offers a variety of classes for adults including improv, stand up comedy, spoken word, storytelling, and more. Tonight, our students take the stage to share what they’ve learned in the fall session. For more information visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/d1b29313ffd3bacd78bdd84b0d31568d

C.R.E.A.M. (Comedy Rules Everything Around Me) @ The Revival
Dec 9 @ 9:30 pm

C.R.E.A.M. (Comedy Rules Everything Around Me). 9:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $10 – $15. Em Brown and Lem Slaughter – two of Chicago’s favorite comics – bring you C.R.E.A.M., a showcase of Chicago’s hidden treasures including stand-up comics, sketch comedians, poets, musicians and more. Special surprise guests bless the stage at every show! You don’t want to miss this! For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/7a5402591ad839a2bf2a0614d9c59d40

Dec
10
Sun
Building for Tomorrow, Today @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Building for Tomorrow, Today. 1 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Participants will learn how to draw a street scene that creates the illusion of depth on a piece of paper.  They will be guided through constructing one and two point perspective drawings that will incorporate urban architectural buildings and elements. Participants will have the opportunity to gain insight on creating vanishing points, analyze and interpret scale within a picture plan as well as create light and shadows for illusion enhancement. Program is for middle school-aged students only. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/building-for-tomorrow-today-2/

Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Sunday. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Join us for an afternoon of music, art activities and more! Activities will include a puppet making workshop with materials provided. Classical guitarist Ney Allie will also perform as part of “Embracing Chicago’s Diversity Through Music” a project that celebrates Chicago’s cultural diversity and encourages communities to keep alive their musical traditions through interactive music performances and workshops. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/second-sunday-60/

The Revival Hour @ The Revival
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

The Revival Hour. 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. The Revival Hour is a hilarious evening of sketch and improve comedy, solo performance and music from a diverse range of artists from across Chicago’s South Side and beyond. For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/333e309402b4297f26594367b99b09bd

Dec
12
Tue
Local School Council Meeting @ Elementary Community Academy
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 5:30 p.m., Charles Kozminski Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St. 773-535-0870

Local School Council Meeting @ Dunbar Vocational Career Academy
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 6 p.m., Paul L. Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, 3000 S. King Dr., 773-534-9000

Local School Council Meeting @ Kenwood Academy
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m., Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-535-1350

Dec
13
Wed
Local School Council Meeting. @ Bret Harte Elementary School
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 5:30 p.m., Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., 773-535-0870

Local School Council Meeting @ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 6 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep, 4445 Drexel Ave., 773-535-1180