Twenty Minutes Still. 8 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St. Still the mind and body: meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of bond. All welcome, whether or to you’ve ever meditated before.
Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.
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 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.
Get Covered Illinois: Need Health Care? 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Health insurance counselors available to guide you through the process of getting signed up for healthcare. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(12)/event/58d17dd35b2c472200d28320.
Chamber Check – in. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St.
Underground Collective. 7:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. $5. A poetry, theatre, and music showcase. Post-grad jobs. Studying abroad. Out to sea. Home, to bed. Back in time. To the future. In our final showcase of the year, we’ll be reflecting on where we are and where we’ve been in order to answer the most difficult question of all: Where do we go? Join us for poems, music, dance, scenes, and collaborative art pieces from The Underground. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.the-revival.com.
BrooksDay. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787. BrooksDay is a yearly celebration for Gwendolyn Brooks that takes place on her birthday, June 7. Many poets, actors, youth, and political leaders from the city will take the stage to help honor her legacy as the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize. For tickets visit http://brooksday.org/tickets/.
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.
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.
Discussion with Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive. Free. Montgomery Place will host an exploration of music and imagination with Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas. Thomas established the University of Chicago’s Center for Contemporary Composition in 2010 and was appointed the Mead Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the 1996/1997 season, serving until 2006. Her auditory and visual presentation will encompass sketches, manuscripts and her methodology for composing. The event is intended to offer prospective residents a chance to become acquainted with the life plan community, which offers older adults an abundance of opportunities for self-enrichment. Lunch will be provided, but reservations are required for this free event. Call 773-753-4582 by Friday, June 2.
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 and mobility, strength. Ongoing classes. Call 630-234-5532. Email: Annasyork@Gmail.Com. Website: Www.Annayork.Ning.Com.
UC Service League Film Series @ HPAC. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue Chicago. Donation- Members $2, Non-member $5. 773-324-5520. UC service league will show the 2016 Japanese film “Our Little Sister” which follows three Sisters in their twenties who discover they have a teenage sister. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-06-08-uc-service-league-film-series-hpac.
Queendom Recharge. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10 tickets. 773-947-0024. A fellowship aimed at recharging women and helping them engage in self-care and nurturing activities that replenish energy. For more information visit https://thesilverroom.com/pages/events.
Spring Work Day in Amanda’s Garden. 10 a.m. – noon. Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. The Ray School Garden Committee is inviting all who love to garden to a Spring Work Day in Amanda’s Garden at the corner of 56th Street and Kenwood Avenue. Children are also welcome. Work will consist of weeding and planting new plants throughout the garden. Volunteers will enjoy refreshments and a wiener roast. For information or to volunteer, please contact Andy Carter, Ray Garden Committee Chair, at 773-955-6621 or email@example.com .
OWL Meeting. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St., lower level community room. The Hyde Park OustandingWomen Leaders (OWL), the Voice of Women 40+, invites everyone to attend their monthly program featuring a presentation and discussion by a special panel including Ald. Sophia King (4th), Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25), State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D – 26) and State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) (tentative). The panelists will give an update on state legislative efforts and the ongoing budget negotiations. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will share her efforts and the County Board’s to deal with their budget initiatives in light of the proposed Trump federal budget that was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.The audience is encouraged to bring their questions and some treats to share with everyone. Hostess for the social time: Susan Rauen, Hospitality Chair. For more information and questions, contact: Dee Spiech, President, at 773-548-4228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chicago Chorale: “Left Behind” by Maximilian Steinberg. 8 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. $25 general admission, $15 student with ID, tickets are $5 more at the door. 773-363-6063. For its final program of the season, Chorale presents the works of two exceptionally influential composers. Separated by 300+ years, Palestrina and Thompson both established styles that are traceable through the many composers who followed them. For more information visit http://www.chicagochorale.org/events-tickets/.
Closing-weekend Curator Tour: Classicisms. 2 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free, but limited space. Advanced registration required. Co-curator Anne Leonard will give a tour that traces the shifting parameters of this aesthetic ideal across media, culture, and time. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curator-tour-classicisms-registration-31463494158
After School Learning Lab. 2:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. $21/day for students registered 5 days a week, $30/day for drop-in care. 773-643-4062. Children enjoy snack time followed by free play in the gym to regain concentration. They then move on to do homework with the help of HPNC instructors and University of Chicago student volunteers. For more information visit http://hpnclub.org/index.php/programs/after-school/.
Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Graff, music production, slam poetry, and footworking taught by Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble. This event is held in conjunction with Public School. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-06-12-drop-in-hip-hop-arts-workshop.
Self Education Forum. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Join Jim Duignan for an informal conversation on self education from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Self-education are ways of learning akin to the methods we used during our youth—observation, building to think, disciplining ourselves, and imagining outside the confines of school. The evenings will include a charrette from 7:00-8:00pm to write, draw, record, gather, and develop ideas and material for the next issue of the Trans Action newspaper. Trans Action, Dialogues in Trans Disciplinary Practice, Issue #3 on Self Education, is a joint newspaper project between Chicago and Dublin, Ireland that exchanges civic and socially engaged ideas and histories between our cities, organized by Jim Duignan and Fiona Whelan. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-06-13-self-education-forum.