Calendar

Dec
7
Wed
One Book One Chicago Film Screening-“Food Patriots.” @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm

One Book One Chicago Film Screening-“Food Patriots.” 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904. Lake Park Ave. Touched by their teenage son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, filmmakers Jeff & Jennifer Spitz document their family’s struggle to raise backyard chickens, grow food and transform into Food Patriots. The film features people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat, buy food and educate the next generation of consumers. Running time 74 minutes.

One Book One Chicago Film Screening-“Food Patriots.” @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm

One Book One Chicago Film Screening-“Food Patriots.” 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904. Lake Park Ave. Touched by their teenage son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, filmmakers Jeff & Jennifer Spitz document their family’s struggle to raise backyard chickens, grow food and transform into Food Patriots. The film features people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat, buy food and educate the next generation of consumers. Running time 74 minutes.

R.J. Nelson at the Co-op @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

R.J. Nelson at the Co-op. 6-7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. R.J. Nelson will discuss “Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss.”

R.J. Nelson at the Co-op @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

R.J. Nelson at the Co-op. 6-7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. R.J. Nelson will discuss “Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss.”

Dec
8
Thu
Gertrude Stein: Poetry in the age of Mechanical Reproduction (Part I) @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Gertrude Stein: Poetry in the age of Mechanical Reproduction (Part I). Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This two-part program investigates the work of Gertrude Stein through an experimental tour of “There was a whole collection made” at the Smart Museum, a collaborative printmaking project, and a special Forms and Features writing workshop at the Poetry Foundation. Space is limited, please register in advance.

4th Ward Michael Reese RFP Meeting @ West Point Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

4th Ward Michael Reese RFP Meeting. 6 p.m. West Point Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3566 S. Cottage Grove, Ave. Presentation on the Michael Reese RFP process and an overview of the 2013 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill report on the Michael Reese site. Presented by Alderman Sophia King. For more information call 773-536-8103.

Poetry Reading @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Poetry Reading. 6-7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Two acclaimed poets, Reginald Gibbons and Alan Shapiro, will read from their latest work.

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Nichols Park Fieldhouse
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7-9 p.m. Nichols Park Fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. We meet on the second Thursday of every month.

Dec
9
Fri
Weinstein Weekend @ K.A.M. Isaiah Israel
Dec 9 @ 5:45 pm

Weinstein Weekend. 5:45 p.m. K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Join us for a fabulous weekend of storytelling for children and children at heart with Howard Shwartz. The family services starts at 5:45 p.m. and “The Bird of Happiness: Stories for children of all ages” will be read. A special dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. and is $25 per person. After the dinner, join us for a Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. where we will read “Tales of the Great Jewish Mystics. Please RSVP for the dinner online or call 773-924-1234.

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” @ Mandel Hall
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” $10-$33. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Join us for the annual Hyde Park tradition and holiday favorite!

Not Just Another Pretty Face: The Unveiling @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Not Just Another Pretty Face: The Unveiling. $35 suggested donation. 7-11 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join us for drinks, bites and the dramatic unveiling of more than 80 new works by Chicago artists commissioned by adventurous patrons.

Billy Branch @ The Promontory
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Billy Branch. $12-$30. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Featuring famous Chicago Blues musician, Billy Branch.

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” @ University Church
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” $12.75 advanced online tickets/$15 at the door. 8 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Directed by Paul Baker.

Lampo Performance with Charles Curtis @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Lampo Performance with Charles Curtis. Free. 8 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St. Solo concert by cellist Charles Curtis will weave a classical performance with musical experimentation.

Dec
10
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House. 9 a.m., every Saturday and Sunday, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, flwright.org, $55 non-members, $45 members. Tour includes spaces not normally open to the public, including the servant’s wing and billiards room, and the third floor.

Hyde Park Holly-Day @ Various locations throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Holly-Day. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Various locations throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood. Events include breakfast with Santa at Einstein Bros. Bagels, an ice carving demonstration at Harper Court, meet and greet with costumed characters, lunch with Santa at Native Foods and cocktails with Santa at Seven Ten Lanes. Two free hours of parking at Harper Court. To learn more details, visit downtownhydeparkchicago.com.

Weinstein Weekend @ K.A.M. Isaiah Israel
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am

Weinstein Weekend. 10 a.m. K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Join us for a fabulous weekend of storytelling for children and children at heart with Howard Shwartz. The Shabbat Service starts at 10 a.m. and “How the Ari Created a Myth and Transformed Judaism: A lecture about the origin of Tikkun Olam” will be read. A free lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. and is $25 per person. After the lunch, join us for a special presentation of “Jewish Wedding Tales: Delightful stories filled with demons and danger” at 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP for the dinner online or call 773-924-1234.

YoMosas Yoga @ The Promontory
Dec 10 @ 12:30 pm

YoMosas Yoga. $20. 12:30 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Stretch out your weekend at the Promontory with midday yoga class in our beautiful music venue. All levels are welcome, and all participants are welcome to enjoy a complimentary mimosa and pastry after the class. Please bring your own mat.

Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Book Club. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Please join us as we read and evaluate “How to Cook a Turkey” by the editors of Fine Cooking Magazine. “How to Cook a Turkey” is a great holiday survival guide for a wide range of home cooks. The book contains 100 recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts (including an entire chapter on pies), as well as lots of information on everything to do with turkeys including buying info, thawing times, oven temperatures, cook time, stuffing and making gravy.

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” @ Mandel Hall
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” $10-$33. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Join us for the annual Hyde Park tradition and holiday favorite!

Adult Program: Drinking in Ancient Greece @ Oriental Institute Museum
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Adult Program: Drinking in Ancient Greece. $65 for general admission/$50 for members/$18 for UChicago Arts Pass students. 3-5 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. This month’s session will cover materials from Mycenaean grog to ancient recipes found in Homer’s Iliad, Odyssey, and beyond.

Promise for Peace Exhibition Bus Tour @ Logan Center
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Promise for Peace Exhibition Bus Tour. Free. 3-7 p.m. Bus departs from Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. “The Promise of Peace Project: Creating Artistic Platforms for Youth Responses to Living in Communities Confronting Violence brings together artists and youth to create visual art in response to the violence in their communities. The bus tour will depart from the Logan Center lobby at 3pm and view exhibitions at the Beverly Arts Center and South Side Community Arts Center, before returning to the Logan Center for a final tour and a closing reception. Complimentary bus transportation will be provided for attendees.

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” @ University Church
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” $12.75 advanced online tickets/$15 at the door. 8 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Directed by Paul Baker.

Harold Green Presents: FFTL Holiday Show @ The Promontory
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Harold Green Presents: FFTL Holiday Show. $15-$25. 9-11 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Join Harold Green and his FFTL Collective as they celebrate the holidays DDTL style! Live music, spoken word, dance and more. There will also be a toy and coat drive on-site.

Faded @ The Revival
Dec 10 @ 9:30 pm

Faded. $10/$5 with a student ID. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. T. Murph—from Key & Peele and TBS’ Just for Laughs—presents a hilarious showcase of the city’s best up and coming stand up comics.