Calendar

Aug
13
Wed
Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.” @ Blackstone Library
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Screening of three short films, including “Barbasol,” “A Different Tree” and “Text Tone.”

Movie. “Midweek @ the Midway.” @ Midway Plaisance Center
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Movie. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9:40 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Man of Steel.” Movies begin at dusk.

Aug
15
Fri
Lecture. “A Historic Perceptive of the Spirit and Culture of the Maranhão Maroons of Northeastern Brazil.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History, AMES Auditorium
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lecture. “A Historic Perceptive of the Spirit and Culture of the Maranhão Maroons of Northeastern Brazil.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, AMES Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. In conjunction with the exhibition “Bandits & Heroes, Poets and Saints” the DuSable Museums presents a lecture by Professor Arthur Amaker on the enslaved Africans resistance movement in Brazil.

Reception. “Greater House of Prayer Combined Choirs CD Release and Reception.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm

Reception. “Greater House of Prayer Combined Choirs CD Release and Reception.” 7 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787. The Greater House of Prayer Combined Choirs releases their first CD, “Miracle.”

Music @ Chant
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 12:00 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Nicole’s Jazz Trio performs.

Aug
16
Sat
Expo and Back to School Fair @ Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Expo and Back to School Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., 312-225-5300.

Workshop. “LEGO Architects.” @ Frederick C. Robie House
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. “LEGO Architects.” 10 a.m.-noon, Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., flwright.org, $5 per child (accompanying adults free). Participants model their own floor plan designs, facilitated by a youth educator. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Required tickets can be purchased at flwright.org/programs/legoarchitects.

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.