Calendar

May
16
Sat
Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Library
May 16 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.” Open to children ages 6-9.

Book Discussion @ Blackstone Library
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Rachel Joyce’s “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.”

Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Junior Archaeologists. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507. $14 general admission, $10 members, $7 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member (prices include one child ages 5-12 plus one adult). Featuring a simulated excavation in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register. Registration is required.

Curator Tour @ Smart Museum
May 16 @ 2:00 pm

Curator Tour. 2 p.m., Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. With Berthed Heckler and David Wellbery, guest curators of the museum’s exhibit, “Objects and Voices.” Space is limited. Register in advance by visiting smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening @ Village Eye Care
May 16 @ 3:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening. 3:30 p.m., Village Eye Care, 1621 E. 55th St.

Author Discussion. “Six Authors Walk into A Bar.” @ Woodlawn Tap
May 16 @ 6:00 pm

Author Discussion. “Six Authors Walk into A Bar.” 6 p.m., Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St., 773-643-5516. Authors Demitria Lunetta, Kate Hannigan, Ben Tanzer, Matt Rowan, Michelle Falkoff and Joseph G. Peterson discuss their work.

May
17
Sun
Film Screening @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
May 17 @ 2:00 pm

Film Screening. 2 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A screening of NOVA’s 2013 episode, “Building Pharaoh’s Chariot.”

Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com. $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents the Bobby Wilsyn Group and Mount Carmel High School Jazz Band.

May
18
Mon
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in. $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Library
May 18 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Orson Scott Card’s “Enders Game.”

May
19
Tue
Tot Lot. @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
May 19 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and crafts for children ages 2-3.

Concert @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Concert. 2 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Salaam performs North African and Middle Eastern music. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

May
20
Wed
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
May 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.

Teacher Appreciation Night @ Oriental Institute
May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Teacher Appreciation Night. 5 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A chance to take tours, meet U. of C. staff and listen to featured speaker Tanya Trepto, co-curator of the Oriental Institute’s current exhibit, “A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo.” Open to all teachers and school administrators of all disciplines and grade levels. CPDUs available.

Author Conversation @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 20 @ 6:00 pm

Author Conversation. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Rory Fanning, author of “Worth Fighting for: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military and Across America,” speaks with Hyde Park activist Bill Ayers.

Concert @ Blackstone Library
May 20 @ 6:30 pm

Concert. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Pianist Donna Lee Fackenthal performs Bach and Samuel Barber as part of the Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
May 20 @ 6:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.

May
22
Fri
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.