Calendar

Dec
14
Sun
Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents the Geof Bradfeld Quintet.

Dec
16
Tue
Tuesday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am

Tuesday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children ages 2-3.

Dec
17
Wed
Nighttime Family Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm

Nighttime Family Story Time. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children of all ages.

Dec
18
Thu
Happy Holiday Story Crafts @ Blackstone Library
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm

Happy Holiday Story Crafts. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Holiday stories and crafts for children of all ages.

Lecture. “Everything’s an Argument: Understanding the Power of African Centered Perspective.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lecture. “Everything’s an Argument: Understanding the Power of African Centered Perspective.” 6:30-8 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $5. Novelist, poet and children’s author Kim L. Dulaney, of Chicago State University, presents as part the DuSable Museum’s Missing Pages Lecture Series. To buy tickets, visit thedusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Dec 18 @ 10:30 pm

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15, Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for infants to children age 3.

Dec
19
Fri
Tot Lot Holiday Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot Holiday Party. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $5. Featuring holiday crafts, free play, a $5 photo booth and snacks for sale.

Dec
20
Sat
Bake Sale and Gift Wrapping @ Del Prado
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bake Sale and Gift Wrapping. 10 a.m.-noon, Del Prado, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Proceeds go to Bret Harte Elementary’s April 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

Workshop. LEGO Architects @ Robie House
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. LEGO Architects. 10 a.m.-noon, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, gowright.org, $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Participants use LEGOs to create a 3D model of a floor plan design. Visit gowright.org to buy the required advance tickets. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up with an adult.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. First, 2nd and 3rd graders discuss Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Open to children ages 6-9.

Book Discussion @ Blackstone Library
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Elizabeth Letts’ “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation.”

Java Jive @ Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Java Jive. 8 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge, 1212 E. 59th St., free. A weekly dance session with the Chicago Dance Society, featuring a beginner’s lesson at 8 p.m. and open dancing at 9 p.m.

Dec
21
Sun
Film Screening. “Hidden Colors: The Rules of Racism.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Film Screening. “Hidden Colors: The Rules of Racism.” DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $5. A screening of Tariq Nasheed’s 2014 film, as part of the DuSable Museum’s screening of the 3-part documentary “Hidden Colors.” To buy tickets, visit thedusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Concert @ United Church of Hyde Park
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm

Concert. 3 p.m., United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., 773-363-1620. The Holy Vessel Baptist Church presents its 25th annual Christmas concert.

$20 general admission, free for students @ Rockefeller Chapel
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

International Didjeridu Meditation. 4-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A seasonal worldwide tradition of sound healing meditation for the winter solstice with didjeridus, drums, gongs and bells following the sunset. Presented by U. of C. Spiritual Life and the Chicago Didjeridu Chorus.

Spider Saloff’s Cool Yule @ Logan Center, performance penthouse 901
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Spider Saloff’s Cool Yule. 5-6:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20 general admission, free for students. Chicago singer Spider Saloff performs seasonal stories and songs.

Sunday Mass @ Calvert House
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm

Sunday Mass. 5 p.m., Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave., 773-288-2311. 

Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents the Tammy McCann Group.

Dec
22
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Dec 22 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Ann Leckie’s “Ancillary Justice.”

Dec
24
Wed
Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve @ Rockefeller Chapel
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve. 4-5 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Rockefeller’s traditional candlelit Christmas service, featuring carols sung by the Decani, the Rockefeller Children’s Choir and the congregation along with organ, brass and timpani. Children will also enact the story of the Nativity. An offering will be taken up for those in need.