Calendar

Apr
6
Thu
Classicism and the Transmission of Antiquity @ Cochrane-Woods Art Center , Rm. 157
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm

Classicism and the Transmission of Antiquity. 5p.m. Cochrane-Woods Art Center 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., Rm. 157. Free with registration. 773-702-0200. Jas’ Elsner discusses the ways artworks were viewed in their original context and how they relate to other forms of cultural, social, and spiritual practice. Elsner is the Humfrey Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art at Corpus Christi College in the University of Oxford. Registration required. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-jas-elsner-registration-31462102997#tickets .

The Justice League: Navigating the Legal Limits of Federal Policy
Apr 6 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

The Justice League: Navigating the Legal Limits of Federal Policy. 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Check the University of Chicago website for updates on location. Free. The Institute of Politics welcomes Steve Bunnell, former General Counsel of the US Department of Homeland Security,David R. Hill, former General Counsel of the US Department of Energy, and Harold Hongju Koh, former Legal Adviser of the Department of State for a lawyer’s view of governing in Washington, as they discuss how executive branch lawyers help develop, approve and implement policy at the highest levels in government. Robert S. Rivkin, former General Counsel of the US Department of Transportation, will be moderate the conversation. This event is free and open to the public but registration at Eventbrite.com is required. Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. For more information contact IOP at politics@uchicago.edu or call 773-834-4671.

Chamber Check – in @ Community Programs Accelerator
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chamber Check – in. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Free. 773-288-0124. Meet Hyde Park’s movers and shakers at this premier network event. Bring business cards. Open to the public.

North Kenwood Oakland Conservation Council meeting @ Kennicott Park
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm

North Kenwood Oakland Conservation Council meeting. 6:30 p.m. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. Come learn about new developments in North Kenwood-Oakland.

Centennial Brooks Evening Kickoff @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Centennial Brooks Evening Kickoff.  7 p.m.-9 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History ,740 E. 56th Pl. Free. 773-947-0600. Opening event of three-day Gwendolyn Brooks centennial celebration featuring poets Ishion Hutchinson, Haki Madhubuti, Ed Roberson, Sonia Sanchez  and Evie Schokley , the music and poetry of Jamila Woods and music by Nicole Mitchell and the Black Earth Ensemble.  Brooks’ daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely, will also appear.

Apr
7
Fri
Lap-sit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 7 @ 12:09 am – 1:09 am

Lap-sit Story Time. 10:30 a.m.  Blackstone Public Library 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. Children 0-18 months.

Money Smart-Understanding Medicare @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am

Money Smart-Understanding Medicare.  10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Information will be presented about Medicare A and B, prescription drug coverage, enrollment periods and other relevant topics.

Female Contemporaries @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Female Contemporaries. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787. Moderator Deborah Nelson and panelists Evie Shockley and Margo Natalie Crawford discuss Gwendolyn Brooks’ relationship with the Black Arts Movement and feminism. Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration.

Career and Reception @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Career and Reception. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787.  Moderator Adrienne Brown and panelists Sonya Posmentier, Anthony Reed and Lawrence Jackson . Gwendolyn Brooks’ career and the lasting reception of her work are discussed. Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration. There will be a reception afterwards from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering @ Frederick C. Robie House
Apr 7 @ 7:04 pm – 8:04 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering. 5 p.m.-8 p.m Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave.  $30 members $35 for general admission. Private evening tour of Wright’s masterpiece with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and a small jazz band will be featured. Visit lwright/afterhoursrobie.

Apr
8
Sat
In the Mecca @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

In the Mecca. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787. Discussion of Gwendolyn Brooks poem In the Mecca. Moderated by Quraysh Ali Lansana. Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration.

Children’s Spring Cupcake Decorating Workshop @ Freehling’s Pot and Pan
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children’s Spring Cupcake Decorating Workshop. 11 a.m. – noon. Freehling’s Pot and Pan 1365 E. 53rd St. Freehling’s Pot and Pan is hosting a Spring Cupcake Decorating Workshop for children ages 5 and older. All materials will be provided. You’ll learn how to create grass, bird nests and Easter eggs with decorating tools. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will take home beautiful, delicious cupcakes.

New Directions Book Club-As Brave As You @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am

New Directions Book Club-As Brave As You. 11a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Discussion of ‘As Brave As You’ by Jason Reynolds.

Canonization and Publication @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Canonization and Publication.  11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. . Free. 773-702-2787. A discussion of key poems from different periods of Gwendolyn Brooks’ career. Four poets will participate. Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration.

Black Arts and Music/Performance @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Black Arts and Music/Performance. 1:30p.m.-3 p.m.  Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787. A dialogue examining Gwendolyn Brooks role as a reader and performer and the Black Art Movement in general.  Discussion will feature Nicole Mitchell, Jacqueline Stewart and Ivy Wilson. Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration.

Nature space play date at Cornell Park @ Cornell Park
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nature space play date at Cornell Park. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cornell Park, 5473 S. Cornell Ave. Children 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult, are invited to a nature play date in Cornell Park, where they can learn about the Cornell Park nature play space; build with logs, sticks, rocks, and sand; search for buried treasures; meet residents of a bug motel and create art. For more information contact Norm Bell, president of the advisory council at normwbell@gmail.com.

Poetry Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm

Poetry Fun. 2:30 p.m.  Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 773-702-2787. Children 5 and up recite their favorite poem or create one of their own.

On Rioting and Riot: A Roundtable Discussion @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

On Rioting and Riot: A Roundtable Discussion. 3:15 p.m.-4:45p.m. Logan Center for the Arts 915 E. 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787. A discussion of Gwendolyn Brooks’ role as an inspiration to younger poets in the context of the Civil Rights movement.  Moderated by Nate Marshall.  Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration.

Sherry Poetry Reading @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 Sherry Poetry Reading. 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787. Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poets Ed Roberson and Ishion Ira Hutchinson read their work. Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration.

Black Earth Ensemble, Jamila Woods and music by Nicole Mitchell @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

Black Earth Ensemble, Jamila Woods and music by Nicole Mitchell. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. . Free. 773-702-2787. Music inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks and performed by the Black Earth Ensemble. Part of the Centennial Brooks celebration.