Calendar

Apr
27
Wed
Event. Money Smart-Demystifying Investing @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm

Event. Money Smart-Demystifying Investing. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This seminar is intended to help investors feel more comfortable with the investment process. By familiarizing themselves with the strategies and terminology used by financial advisors, they’ll feel more in control of their own financial destiny and more comfortable with the collective decisions they’ll make with the guidance of their financial advisor.

Reading. Nonfiction Writer Jeff Hobbs
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Reading. Nonfiction Writer Jeff Hobbs. Free. 7 p.m. Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room, 915 E. 60th St.

Performance. Ken Vandermark @ Stony Island Arts Bank
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Performance. Ken Vandermark. Free. 7:30 p.m. Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. New music composed by Ken Vandermark to celebrate the art and artists of the “Monster Roster” exhibit at the Smart Museum. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Apr
28
Thu
Family. Dia Celebration: Bang the Drum of Diverse Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

Family. Dia Celebration: Bang the Drum of Diverse Fun. 4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. School age children are invited to listen to stories and decorate their very own drum or musical instrument in celebration of Dia de Los Libros, Dia de los Ninos.

Discussion. Jose Orduna-“The Weight of Shadows.” @ International House, Coulter Lounger
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Jose Orduna-“The Weight of Shadows.” 6 p.m. International House, Coulter Lounger, 1414 E. 59th St. José Orduña discusses “The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement.” Tracing his story of becoming a US citizen, Orduña’s memoir explores the complex issues of immigration and assimilation.

Discussion. Richard Shiff @ University of Chicago, Social Sciences 122,
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Discussion. Richard Shiff. Free. 7 p.m. University of Chicago, Social Sciences 122, 1126 E. 59th St. Art historian Richard Shiff’s 2008 book “Doubt” claims that criticism is enhanced when it borrows some of art’s intuitive doubt. In this talk, he expands his argument to consider the work in the Renaissance Society’s exhibition, “Between the Ticks of the Watch.”

Apr
29
Fri
Event. Money Smart: Taking the Mystery out of Retirement @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

Event. Money Smart: Taking the Mystery out of Retirement. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. The whole retirement scene has changed and many American workers find it a mystery. Whether you are 10 years from retirement or have a different timeframe this workshop will help unravel the financial mysteries of life after work and to discover changes you can make for a financially secure future.

Family. Xbox Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Family. Xbox Fun. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. School age children, come and test your skills with dancing or sports with Xbox fun.

Discussion. Does the Black Lives Movement Matter? @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Does the Black Lives Movement Matter? 6 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Join us for a discussion between Jaafar Aksikas and Sean Johnson Andrews, co-authors of “Cultural Studies and the ‘Juridical Turn.’” moderated by Walter Benn Michaels and Kenneth Warren.

Apr
30
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House. 9 a.m., every Saturday and Sunday, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, flwright.org, $55 non-members, $45 members. Tour includes spaces not normally open to the public, including the servant’s wing and billiards room, and the third floor.

May
1
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
May 1 @ 9:00 am
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House. 9 a.m., every Saturday and Sunday, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, flwright.org, $55 non-members, $45 members. Tour includes spaces not normally open to the public, including the servant’s wing and billiards room, and the third floor.

Event. Sirat Chicago Presents a Muslim Comedy Showcase @ The Revival
May 1 @ 11:30 am

Event. Sirat Chicago Presents a Muslim Comedy Showcase. 11:30 a.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Enjoy up and coming Muslim talent over lunch.

Event. Dances of Universal Peace @ First Unitarian Church, Hull Chapel
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Event. Dances of Universal Peace. 2-4 p.m. First Unitarian Church, Hull Chapel, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. The Dances of Universal Peace are meditative, multicultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movement from many spiritual traditions of the earth. Come sing, chant, walk and dance for peace in community. Dress comfortably. Donations welcome.

Event. Japan-Chicago and Japan-Jackson Park History and Connections @ Jackson Park
May 1 @ 2:00 pm

Event. Japan-Chicago and Japan-Jackson Park History and Connections. 2 p.m. Talk with Bob Karr, President of Project 120. Followed by a walk through Jackson Park.

Performance. Rock Bottom @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Performance. Rock Bottom. Free. 3-4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join us at Hyde Park Art Centre to see how a group of fantastic performers respond to Sabina Ott’s installation through their bodies, exploring and challenging the physical limits of the setting.