Calendar

Aug
16
Sat
Discussion. “Adult Book Discussion.” @ Blackstone Library
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Discussion. “Adult Book Discussion.” 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “Love Anthony” by Lisa Genova.

Author Talk @ 57th Street Books
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm

Author Talk. 3 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Discussion with Lauren Francis-Sharma, author of “‘Til the Well Runs Dry.”

Movies in the Park @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm

Movies in the Park. 6 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. Screening of “20 Feet From Stardom,” starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Patti Austin.

Music @ Chant
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 12:00 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Chester McSwain Jazz Band performs.

Aug
17
Sun
“Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories.” @ Montgomery Place
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories.” 2-4 p.m., Montgomery Place, 5550 S. Shore Drive, 773-493-1893, hydeparkhistory.org. The Hyde Park Historical Society hosts their fifth annual oral history program. Participants tell stories related to neighborhood parks. RSVP by calling Lala Rodgers at 773-401-0474 or sending an e-mail to hporalhistory@gmail.com.

Performance @ Room 43
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents vocalists Julia Huff and Sharon Mevaa.

Aug
18
Mon
Information session. Young Professional Leaders Meeting @ Oriental Institute
Aug 18 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Information session. Young Professional Leaders Meeting. 6:15-8:15 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu. Learn about the Oriental Institute’s Young Professional Leaders, a group of 22- to 45-year olds who support the museum through fundraising, advocacy and volunteering. For more information, contact Membership Program Manager Amy Weber by calling 773-834-9777 or sending an e-mail to amyweber@uchicago.edu.

Aug
20
Wed
Concert. “Funkin with Acoustic Soul — Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 20 @ 3:44 pm – 4:44 pm

Concert. “Funkin with Acoustic Soul — Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown.” 6-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, suggested donation of $5. Part of the “Sounds of History” jazz series, featuring Dee Alexander. To purchase a reserved table on the patio, call 773-947-0600.

Screening @ Logan Center for the Arts, Screening Room 201
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Screening. 6-8 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A public screening highlighting student projects. RSVP by sending an e-mail to Dominique Boyd at dominiquelboyd@uchicago.edu.

Aug
21
Thu
Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm

Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” 1 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-324-2626 ext. 103. Guided tour of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Tour begins on the steps in front of the church on Kimbark Avenue. Participants are invited to meet beforehand and bring lunch to the lawn outside Carith House.

“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Participants are joined by Meso Chicago, a collaborative project that uses food to explore culture, mixed identity and authenticity. Open to adults of all skill levels.

Aug
22
Fri
“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” 5:30-10:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, suggested donation of $5, tables $20. Dance hosted by the DuSable Museum, featuring a DJ. To reserve a personal table, call 773-947-0600 ext. 236.

Music @ Chant
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 10:32 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Lepercolateur Gypsy Jazz Band performs.

Aug
23
Sat
“Pearl Fest.” @ 39th Street Beach
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

“Pearl Fest.” 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 39th Street Beach, 1099 E. Oakwood Blvd., 773-268-5045, blackpearl.org, free. Little Black Pearl hosts an outdoor festival with food, activities and music. Performers include Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Rachelle Ferrell and Rahsaan Patterson.

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page. 1-6 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, $15. Participants learn about performing Shakespeare and rehearse and perform favorite scenes to each other.

Music @ Chant
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 2:00 am

Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.

Aug
24
Sun
Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” @ Oriental Institute
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening about the birth of modern archeology.

Performance @ Room 43
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents keyboardist Reginald T. McCants.

Aug
25
Mon
Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” @ Blackstone Library
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm

Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “The Curse of Chalion” by Lois McMaster Bujold Cazaril.

Aug
26
Tue
Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” @ Plein Air Cafe
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” 5-7 p.m., Plein Air Cafe, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2787, free. Makaya McCraven Percussion Ensemble performs, with vinyl selections by Uncanned Music before, between and after sets.