Calendar

Jul
10
Thu
“Kidsworks Theater: Endangered Animals? What’s a Kid to Do?” @ Blackstone Library
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Kidsworks Theater: Endangered Animals? What’s a Kid to Do?” 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Kidsworks’ actors lead children on a “safari” around the world, teaching them about animals and their habitats along the way. Open for children ages 4 and up.

“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: John Preus.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: John Preus.” 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Artist John Preus presents and answers questions about his creation, “The Beast.”

Jul
11
Fri
Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: Fine-feathered Friends.” @ Oriental Institute,
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: Fine-feathered Friends.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Explore birds throughout the Oriental Institute’s galleries. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 5 to 8. Required registration at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

Performance @ Chant
Jul 11 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 12:00 am

Performance. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Jazz trio featuring Catherine Whitney performs.

Jul
12
Sat
Bobolink Meadow Workday @ Jackson Park, south end of Bobolink Meadow (near Hayes Drive)
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bobolink Meadow Workday. 9 a.m.-noon, Jackson Park, south end of Bobolink Meadow (near Hayes Drive). For more information, send an e-mail to parrybell@ameritech.net

Workshop. “Saturday School: Radical Physics.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Workshop. “Saturday School: Radical Physics.” 10-11 a.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. CPS high school physics teacher Tony Perry leads workshop on physics.

Workshop. “Summer Saturdays: Sun Prints.” @ Frederick C. Robie House
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. “Summer Saturdays: Sun Prints.” 10 a.m.-noon, Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., flwright.org, $5 per child (accompanying adults free). Participants create their own sun print inspired by a Robie House art-glass window. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Tickets can be purchased online.

Tour of Barry Byrne’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tour of Barry Byrne’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church. 11 a.m.-noon, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., flwright.org, $10 general, free for members. Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. To register, call 708-725-3825 or e-mail bhutchison@flwright.org.

White City Tour @ Jackson Park, Darrow Bridge (behind the Museum of Science and Industry
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am

White City Tour. 11 a.m., Jackson Park, Darrow Bridge (behind the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Shore Drive. Learn about the 1983 World’s Fair and its buildings and see spectacular vistas and nature in this tour focusing on various parts of the park and the Midway Plaisance.

Performance. “Logan Center Family Saturdays: ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers.” @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Performance. “Logan Center Family Saturdays: ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers.” 2-3 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $10 adults, $5 children. Youth members of ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers perform. Tickets can be purchased at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

“Logan Center Family Saturdays.” @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“Logan Center Family Saturdays.” 3-4:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Participants take part in arts and crafts activities.

Jul
14
Mon
Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting and Picnic @ Jackson Park, Iowa Building
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm

Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting and Picnic. 6:30 p.m., Jackson Park, Iowa Building, 5600 Block of South Everett Ave. The advisory council discusses security needs and provisions with 2nd and 3rd District police. For more information, call Jackson Park Advisory Council President Louise McCurry at 773-844-2255.

Jul
16
Wed
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: One. Big. Egyptian Mural.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: One. Big. Egyptian Mural.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants create an Egyptian-style mural using paper. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.

Jul
19
Sat
Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” @ Frontline Books
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, Frontline Books, 5206 S. Harper Ave, 773-288-7718. A two day lecture series focusing on wellness and politics.

Jul
20
Sun
“Testimony — Andres L. Hernandez in Conversation.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

“Testimony — Andres L. Hernandez in Conversation.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Discussion with artist, designer and educator Andres L. Hernandez.

Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” @ Frontline Books
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, Frontline Books, 5206 S. Harper Ave, 773-288-7718. A two day lecture series focusing on wellness and politics.

Author conversation. “Rickipedia —Jonathan Rieder & Rick Perlstein.” @ 57th Street Books
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Author conversation. “Rickipedia —Jonathan Rieder & Rick Perlstein.” 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Discussion with Rick Perlstein and Jonathan Rieder, professor of sociology at Barnard College.

Performance. @ Room 43
Jul 20 @ 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 Juli Wood’s “Chicago Calling,” featuring saxophonist and singer Juli Wood with bassist Harrison Bankhead, drummer Avreeyal Ra and special guest, trumpet- and flugelhorn-player Art Hoyle.

Jul
22
Tue
“Story Slam.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Story Slam.” 6-7:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Storyteller Judith Heineman and artist and educator Laura Shaeffer curate a series of story slams. This slam’s theme is “Trauma/Grief.”

Jul
23
Wed
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants play an ancient Egyptian board game. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.