Calendar

Jun
26
Thu
Sneak peek at Bruce Finkelman’s Promontory @ Promontory Restaurant and Club
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival will host a benefit concert at the Promontory Restaurant and Club.

The festival benefit will be among the first events at the new venue. Promontory owner Bruce Finkelman had not by Herald press time announced when the venue will officially open.

The jazz festival will host its benefit concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 at Promontory 1539 E. 53rd St. Music will be performed by Steve Wilson, Renee Rosnes and Peter Washington as the WRW Trio.

The annual jazz festival is among the largest in the city of Chicago. This year’s festival will take place on Sept. 27 and 28 at many venues throughout Hyde Park.

To purchase tickets for the benefit, visit hydeparkjazzfestival.org/jazz-festival-gala.

Jun
27
Fri
Fourth Friday Tour @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Fourth Friday Tour. 1:30-2:15 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520,hydeparkart.org. A tour of the art center with Deputy Director Christian Jensen.

Sounds for Wellness @ Smart Museum of Art
Jun 27 @ 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Sounds for Wellness. 4:30-4:45 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Bagpiper Zachary Cahill performs.

Dance Performance. “Chicago’s Watershed: A 156 Mile Choreography.” @ Logan Center, performance hall
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dance Performance. “Chicago’s Watershed: A 156 Mile Choreography.” 8 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $25 general admission, $10 students with ID. Clinard Dance Theatre presents choreography inspired by the Chicago River.

Jun
28
Sat
Story Hour @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Story Hour. 10-11 a.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Community members read books to children.

Blackstone Children’s Room Turns 75 @ Blackstone Library
Jun 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Blackstone Children’s Room Turns 75. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A celebration of the Blackstone’s children’s room, featuring a chance to learn more about the architect, do a word search and win prizes. For families and children of all ages.

Dance Performance. “Chicago’s Watershed: A 156 Mile Choreography.” @ Logan Center, performance hall
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dance Performance. “Chicago’s Watershed: A 156 Mile Choreography.” 8 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, VIP $55, $25 general admission, $10 students with ID. Clinard Dance Theatre presents choreography inspired by the Chicago River.

Jun
29
Sun
Eine Kleine Sommer Musik: An evening of songs and instrumental selections @ St. Thomas The Apostle Church
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm

Eine Kleine Sommer Musik: An evening of songs and instrumental selections. Featuring Leila Bowie, Soprano, Matvey Kostukovsky, Clarinet and Luciano Laurentiu, Piano. Performing works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Dvorak, F. Schubert, and R. Strauss. Sunday , June 29 at 6:30pm. St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Woodlawn & 55th Street in Hyde Park Chicago. For tickets please call: 773-324-2626 or email: lucianolaurentiu@gmail.com. $15 in advance (through Fri., June 27)/ $20 at the door $12 Students / Seniors / Religious. Benefit Concert, all proceeds will support the music ministry at STA. Resurrection Music Series presents

Concert. Sunday Night Jazz @ Room 43
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Concert. Sunday Night Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., $10 adults, $5 for university students with ID or children with adults. Vocalist Joan Collaso performs. A Hyde Park Jazz Society program.

Jun
30
Mon
Yoga and Meditation @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Yoga and Meditation. 10-11 a.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520,hydeparkart.org. An hour of vinyasa yoga led by instructor Brook Rosini.

20X20 Presentations: Repair @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

20X20 Presentations: Repair. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520,hydeparkart.org. Short spoken word presentations accompanied by images, based on the theme of repair. Held in conjunction with the center’s new exhibition, “The Beast.”

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants will discuss S.A. Corey’s “Leviathan Wakes.”

Jul
3
Thu
Open Studio: Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open Studio: Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar. Noon-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar discusses his research and work with public sculptural installations.

Gallery Talk. “Lunchtime Traveler Series — Megiddo: Cultural Crossroads.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 3 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Gallery Talk. “Lunchtime Traveler Series — Megiddo: Cultural Crossroads.” 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Meditation instruction followed by 35 minutes of meditation.

Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl @ Blackstone Library
Jul 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about lions and other cats. Open to children ages 6 to 11.

Jul
4
Fri
4th on 53rd Parade @ parking lot south of the Hyde Park Bank
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

4th on 53rd Parade. Participants meet between 10 and 11 a.m., parking lot south of the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St., 773-955-3622. Participants march south on Lake Park Avenue, east on 55th Street, north on South Hyde Park Boulevard and west on 53rd Street. Followed by activities, crafts, performances and games at Nichols Park.

Jul
5
Sat
Game Day @ Blackstone Library
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants play board games. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

Family Day: Rain Drawings @ Smart Museum of Art
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Rain Drawings. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Led by artist Brent Fogt, participants create “rain drawings” using rain, ink, leaves, stems, sticks and twigs. Recommended for kids ages 4 to 12, accompanied by an adult.

Jul
9
Wed
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Little Scribe.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Little Scribe.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.,773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about ancient and modern writing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.

Reception. “Testimony” — Opening Reception @ Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception. “Testimony” — Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Opening reception for the exhibit “Testimony,” featuring artists-in-residence David Boykin, Krista Franklin and Andres L. Hernandez.