Calendar

Jun
13
Tue
Kizomba Class @ The Silver Room
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kizomba Class. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10 donation. 773-947-0024. Kizomba lesson with Shafeeha Monae. For more information visit https://thesilverroom.com/pages/events.

Jun
14
Wed
Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jun 14 @ 3:31 pm – 4:31 pm

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $10/class or $80/12wks, Seniors (60+) and college students with ID: $7/class or $56/12wks. 773-493-6451. Celebrate Steppin Productions, in partnership with Chicago Hyde Park Village and Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, presents “Chicago Style Steppin”, a 12-week dance class that promises to be a fun, social and fitness event. Get ready to “Go all out on the Dance Floor” as instructor Steppin’ Rick Ball “steps” you into a healthier routine. Beginners welcome. For more informationvisit http://chpv.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=339585&item_id=648601.

Benefit Concert for Diane “L’il Sax” Ellis @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benefit Concert for Diane “L’il Sax” Ellis. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. $100 general tickets, $250 premium tickets. 773-702-2787. More than 30 jazz musicians are donating their talents at a June 14 benefit concert for Chicago public school teacher Diane “L’il’ Sax” Ellis. The All-Star lineup includes vocalists Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Joan Collaso and Bobbi Wilsyn, saxophonists Ari Brown, Richie Cole and Eric Schneider, pianists Miguel de la Cerna and Willie Pickens, trumpet players Orbert Davis and Victor Garcia, bassists Yosef Ben Israel, and Marlene Rosenberg with Charles Heath, Ernie Adams and Greg Artry on drums. For more information visit http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/shows/benefit%20concert%20for%20diane%20’l’il%20sax’%20ellis/events.

Jun
15
Thu
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Jun 15 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit secc-chicago.org.

Tai Chi Classes For Seniors and All Abilities @ TRC Senior Village
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Tai Chi Classes For Seniors and All Abilities. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. TRC Senior Village, 346 E. 53rd St. Free will offering (Suggested $8). 630-234-5532. Expert instruction, seated and standing. Build balance, mobility, strength. Ongoing classes. Call 630-234-5532. Email: Annasyork@Gmail.Com.  Website: Www.Annayork.Ning.Com.

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room
Jun 15 @ 10:00 pm

Grown Folks Stories. 10 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. Free. 773-947-0024. At Grown Folks Stories participants can share any story they want in five minutes or less. No poetry, no reading, no over rehearsed stories, and most importantly no judging. For more information visit thesilverroom.com.

Jun
28
Wed
Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $10/class or $80/12wks, Seniors (60+) and college students with ID: $7/class or $56/12wks. 773-493-6451. Celebrate Steppin Productions, in partnership with Chicago Hyde Park Village and Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, presents “Chicago Style Steppin”, a 12-week dance class that promises to be a fun, social and fitness event. Get ready to “Go all out on the Dance Floor” as instructor Steppin’ Rick Ball “steps” you into a healthier routine. Beginners welcome. For more information visit http://chpv.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=339585&item_id=648601.

Jun
29
Thu
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Jun 29 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit http://www.secc-chicago.org/secc_chicago/events/farmers-market.

Tai Chi Classes For Seniors and All Abilities @ TRC Senior Village
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Tai Chi Classes For Seniors and All Abilities. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. TRC Senior Village, 346 E. 53rd St. Free will Offering (Suggested $8). 630-234-5532. Expert instruction, seated and standing. Build balance, mobility and strength. Ongoing classes. Call 630-234-5532. Email: Annasyork@Gmail.Com.  Website: Www.Annayork.Ning.Com.

Everyday Heroes @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Everyday Heroes. 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 773-747-0511. Learn about and meet some of our community heroes that help us in our daily lives. Open to children of all ages. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(12)/event/591f0afbaedd513400c42084.

Jun
30
Fri
Super Babies Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Super Babies Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free . 773-747-0511. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements recommended for children ages 0-18 months. This fun, baby program is typically 25 to 30 minutes. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(12)/event/591f0c31aedd513400c420f1.

The Sugar Ball @ The Revival
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Sugar Ball. 7:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Tickets: $10 or $5 with Student ID. UChicago Stand Up Comedy Showcase. Local University of Chicago wunderkind/sex pot @peteymoller presents “The Sugar Ball”. A variety show that features stand-up and sketch comedy, and music, and candy, and decorations, and party favors.  

2 Queens/1 Mic @ The Revival
Jun 30 @ 9:30 pm

2 Queens/1 Mic. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Tickets: $10 or $5 with Student ID. Brandi Denise and Kellye Howard present Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy. Brandi Denise and Kellye Howard in partnership with Lisa Beasley present a showcase of Chicago’s best stand-up comedians interspersed with hilarious comedy sketches.   

Jul
1
Sat
61st Street Farmers Market @ 61st Street Farmers Market
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

61st Street Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 773-241-6044. 61st Street Farmers Market has grown to over 30 vendors and serves an average of 1,200 customers each market day! Not only that, the 61st Street Farmers Market has also been Illinois’ leader in serving a low-income population since 2009! The Market both leads all other markets in the state in SNAP and Double Value Coupon purchases and, thanks to several terrific Market managers, has built a robust year-round food education program for neighboring children and. For more information visit www.experimentalstation.org.

Family Day: Power Pocket Books @ Smart Museum of Art
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Power Pocket Books. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free. 773-702-0200. This Saturday, make pocket books with guest artist Olivia Leyva. Learn how to stitch beautiful decorative paper into personal books for drawing, writing, and painting. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult. For more information visit www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Jul
2
Sun
Soul Healing @ Dorchester Art and Housing Collaboration
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Soul Healing. 1 p.m. – 2: 30 p.m. Dorchester Art and Housing Collaboration, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga™ session is a mind, body, and soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. We have mats! For more information visit www.stacypatrice.com

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43” @ Room 43
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43”. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $5 students with ID or children, $10 adults. The Hyde Park Jazz society presents Sunday evening jazz at Room 43 Featuring Bernard Scavella. Room 43 offers a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.” For more information email hydeparkjazzsociety@gmail.com.

Jul
3
Mon
X-treme Science Mondays @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

X-treme Science Mondays. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Join us as we complete super science experiments and discuss the scientific method. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.

Jul
4
Tue
4th on 53rd Parade & Picnic
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

4th on 53rd Parade & Picnic. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Starts at 53rd and Lake Park Ave. Free. 773-288-0124. The 4th on 53rd Parade is a great way to celebrate an old fashioned July Fourth. The parade staging is at 54th and Old Lake Park Avenue in the Hyde Park Bank parking lot. Bike decorating begins at 10 a.m. Assembly is at 10:30 a.m. and step off is at 11 a.m. The parade will head south on Lake Park Avenue, east on 55th Street, north on Hyde Park Boulevard and then west on 53rd Street, ending at Nichols Park, where the fun continues into the afternoon! For more information visit www.4thon53rd.com.

Farm Stand @ Gary Comer Youth Center
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farm Stand. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Gary Comer Youth Center, 7256 S. South Chicago Ave. 773-358-4100. We offer an array of seasonally picked produce, herbs and flowers grown and harvested by our youth. We double up LINK purchases and accept WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons. For more information visit www.garycomeryouthcenter.org