Calendar

Jul
23
Thu
Hyde Park Summer Sidewalk Sale @ 53rd, 55th, 57th Streets
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sale. Hyde Park Summer Sidewalk Sale. 10 a.m. Participating 53rd, 55th, 57th Street businesses. July 23-25, find outdoor discounts and samples during this year’s sidewalk sale. Find a list of the participating stores at hpsidewalk.splashthat.com.

Activity. Explore & Soar Thursdays: Is There Anybody Out There? @ Blackstone Library
Jul 23 @ 3:30 pm

Activity. Explore & Soar Thursdays: Is There Anybody Out There? 3:30 p.m. Free. Blackstone: 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312-747-0511. Look at the search for extraterrestrial life throughout time. Crafts and multimedia presentation programs suitable for children.

Performance. Advanced Experimental Performance with Steve Coleman and Local Musicians @ Logan Center-Cafe
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm

Performance. Advanced Experimental Performance with Steve Coleman and Local Musicians. 7:30p.m. Free/suggested donation $10. Logan Center-Cafe, 915 E. 60th St. A free night of jazz, every Thursday during Steve Coleman’s residency. Come hear Steve Coleman, members of the Five Elements and local Chicago Jazz greats while enjoying food, wine, beer and a full coffee bar.

Performance. Avery Sunshine @ Standing Lounge. The Promontory
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

Performance. Avery Sunshine. 8 p.m. $15 per person, Standing Lounge. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park West, 312-801-2100. promontorychicago.com. July 23/24, see pianist, singer, and composer Avery Sunshine share her songs and give you some sunshine! Seats/tickets while they last.

Jul
24
Fri
Hyde Park Summer Sidewalk Sale @ 53rd, 55th, 57th Streets
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sale. Hyde Park Summer Sidewalk Sale. 10 a.m. Participating 53rd, 55th, 57th Street businesses. July 23-25, find outdoor discounts and samples during this year’s sidewalk sale. Find a list of the participating stores at hpsidewalk.splashthat.com.

Signing. Jimmy Carter Visits the Seminary Book Store @ Seminary Cooperative Bookstore
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm

Signing. Jimmy Carter Visits the Seminary Book Store. 12 p.m. Free with a purchase of his memoir. Seminary Cooperative Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave, 773-752-4381. Meet a former president and read about his experiences in A Full Life. Must have a copy of the book purchased from the Seminary and its receipt to get a signature.

Performance. Avery Sunshine @ The Promontory
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

Performance. Avery Sunshine. 8 p.m. $15 per person, Standing Lounge. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park West, 312-801-2100. promontorychicago.com. July 23/24, see pianist, singer, and composer Avery Sunshine share her songs and give you some sunshine! Seats/tickets while they last.

Jul
25
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 25 @ 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.

Sale. Hyde Park Summer Sidewalk Sale @ 53rd, 55th, 57th Streets
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sale. Hyde Park Summer Sidewalk Sale. 10 a.m. Participating 53rd, 55th, 57th Street businesses. July 23-25, find outdoor discounts and samples during this year’s sidewalk sale. Find a list of the participating stores at hpsidewalk.splashthat.com.

Performance. The Last Defender @ Logan Center, Theater West 115
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm

Performance. The Last Defender. 2 p.m. Free with RSVP. Logan Center, Theater West 115, 773-702-9315. See the puzzles and comic-inspired look of this new event, and try your hand at solving them for yourself.

Jul
26
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 26 @ 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.

Discussion. Chicago Environmental Philosophy & Politics Study Group @ Hyde Park Free Theater
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm

Discussion. Chicago Environmental Philosophy & Politics Study Group. 1 p.m. Free. Hyde Park Free Theater, 1448 E. 57th St. chicagoenvironmentaltheory.wordpress.com. Discuss the nature of philosophy and human interaction with the local Group.

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park
Jul 26 @ 1:55 pm – 2:55 pm

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park. Free. 4-6 p.m. Every Sunday throughout the summer.

Reception. New Projects X New Curators @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm

Reception. New Projects X New Curators. 3 p.m. Free. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join new curators celebrate their new exhibitions! Free and open to the public.

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park @ Nichols Park
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park. Free. 4-6 p.m. Every Sunday throughout the summer. This week: The O’My’s (Soul).

Jul
27
Mon
Discussion. “The Gospel of Loki.” @ Blackstone Library
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm

Discussion. “The Gospel of Loki.” Free. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Discuss Joanne M. Harris’ novel with the Blackstone Library Fantasy and Science Fiction Club. The first person narrative describes the rise and fall of the Norse gods as told by the trickster god, Loki.

Performance. The Screens Open House @ Logan Center, Theater West 115
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm

Performance. The Screens Open House. Free with RSVP. 6:30 p.m. Logan Center, Theater West 115, 773-702-9315. Chicago’s Dexter Bullard has created an adaptation of The Screens that is perfect for our modern hearts and imaginations.

Jul
28
Tue
Activity. One Big Egyptian Mural @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am

Activity. One Big Egyptian Mural (Ages 5-12). Free. 10:30 a.m. Oriental Institute Museum. 1155 E. 58th St. 773-702-9507. Find out how those amazing Egyptian murals were made by helping us to create one from paper using the techniques and “rules” that make ancient Egyptian art so recognizable.

Meeting. Month 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman @ University of Chicago Booth School
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Meeting. Month 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman. 6 p.m. University of Chicago Booth School: 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-324-5555. No registration required. Features presentation by the University about proposed boutique hotel at 53rd and Dorchester.

Meeting. Elm Park Advisory Council @ Nichols Park Field House
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm

Meeting. Elm Park Advisory Council. Free. 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park Field House, 1355 E. 53rd St. 312-747-2703. Meetings are the last Tuesday of every month, general public welcome.