Storytime with Colin! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. Free. 773-684-1300. Join Colin McDonald for stories and songs each Wednesday at 10:30am at 57th Street Books! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6. For more information visit www.semcoop.com.
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. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Ward’s Senior Open House. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 4th Ward Alderman Office, 435 E. 35th St. Free. 773-536-8103. Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, seniors can meet one on one with Alderman King. For more information visit www.aldsophiaking.com.
Tango Class. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10. Enter the classy underground realm of social tango as done in Buenos Aires and around the world. Drop in anytime. You do not need a dedicated partner but gender balance is important, so fellas bring your guy crew and ladies bring as many guy friends as you bring girlfriends. Taught by Ernest Williams. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.
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 www.secc-chicago.org.
Second Thursday Jazz Jam Session. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church — North Entrance, 5600 S. Woodlawn Avenue. Free. We have two hosts this year: Kopano Muhammad and her band, and the John Wesley Experience. They both are terrific! The jam is open to all ages and all genres. Come on out and express yourself every 2nd Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. July through November. All ages, all genres. For more information visit www.chpv.clubexpress.com.
Windy City Adaptive Open Golf Tournament. 11:30 a.m. Jackson Park Golf Course, 6401 S. Richards Dr. $450 per team or $125 per individual golfer. 312-238-5008. The Windy City Adaptive Open shines a spotlight on athlete ability at every level. Be a part of this unique event and support golf for everyone. There will be golf, lunch, snacks, giveaways, raffles, and more. For more information about registration visit www.sralab.org.
Expo Booth Talk: Inside Resilient Images. 2:30 p.m. – 3: 30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Please join us for a look inside Resilient Images, a multi-year artistic and institutional collaboration, residency exchange and two-part exhibition between Hyde Park Art Center and Centre Regional de la Photographie Hauts-de-France (CRP/). For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org
Bronzeville Summer Nights. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 47th Street, Drexel Blvd. to Lake Park. Get on and off the trolley at places of your choosing. Free. This season will be a celebration of continued community programming in support of Bronzeville and its surrounding neighborhoods. This year, our collaboration with the Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour has changed. Our events will take place on the same day and will provide you with connections to broaden your overall event experience. So stay tuned as we work to roll out a dynamic series, showcasing the rich artistic culture, food, and entertainment of our great neighborhood. Every 3rd Friday of the month. Registration is required. For more information visit www.bronzevillesummernights.com.
Dancing with Garden of the Phoenix at Jackson Park. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. 773-256-0903. Dance Maker Nejla Yatkin choreographs a site-specific piece for Garden of the Phoenix at Jackson Park. Similar to writer Milan Kundera, as a dance maker Nejla Yatkin is going into a place and time, exposing it, exploring it, penetrating it and then transcending it through movement. For Dancing with Jackson Park at Garden of the Phoenix Yatkin will work with local community members to choreograph a one of a kind site specific dance piece. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
61st Street Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Link and senior farmer’s market coupons accepted. Link purchases matched up to $25 every market day.
Storytime with Franny! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. Free. 773-684-1300. Join 57th Street Books’ Children’s Manager Franny Billingsley every Saturday at storytime! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6.
Family Camping at Jackson Park. 2 p.m. – 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. 773-256-0903. Family Camping is an opportunity for Chicago residents to camp-out overnight in Chicago parks. The program is designed with novice campers in mind. We provide programming including fishing, fire building, guided nature hikes and more. Staff onsite are available to help set up tents, lead programming and assist with logistics. Space is limited. Ages 6 and up. Groups no larger than 6 per tent that will be provided. Your camping experience will start at 2pm on Saturday and end 10am on Sunday. Please bring your own sleeping bag and brown bag lunches. Hot dogs and marshmallows will be provided. For additional information please contact Nick.email@example.com or at (312) 745-2910.
Musical Performance. 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Experience a unique afternoon of art and music featuring collaboration between Kate Shuldiner performing music on viola da gamba within the setting of music-inspired art by Katherine Nemanich. For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org.
Soul Healing Yoga. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga™ session is a mind, body, and soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. We have mats! For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org
Book Reading. 3 p.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Brian Rogers, author of The Whole of the Moon, will read and sign copies of his book at 57th Street Books on September 17. A Southern California resident, Rogers is a former stand-up comedian who has received the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society prize for Best Novel-in-Progress, the George Bennett Fellowship (Writer-in-Residence) at Phillips Exeter Academy, and the Best Ten-Minute Play from the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in New York. The Whole of the Moon consists of six crisscrossing narratives set along the old Route 66, from the Inland Empire to the terminus just off Sunset Boulevard. The stories span the years from the late 1950s to the present, and the characters are bound by a fact unknown to them: they have each checked out the same public library copy of The Great Gatsby. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/brian-rogers-whole-moon.
Playtests with Grace Needlman. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Join Grace Needlman for guided exercises and free play using these objects to test the boundaries of comfort and belonging in relation to oneself, one another, and the gallery. For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org
Summer Sunday Concert Series: Neal O’Hara. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Free. Nichols Park Advisory Council & the Chicago Park District proudly present the 2017 George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series. This concert will feature funk artist Neal O’Hara. Open lawn seating, bring your own chairs. For more information visit www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org.
The Hyde Park Book Club discusses “History of the South Park”. 7:30 p.m. Treasure Island Basement Meeting Room, 1526 E. 55th St. Free. 773-752-7723. This group gathers to discuss books centered around themes especially relevant to Hyde Park and Hyde Parkers. Readers are encouraged to read anything they can find about the topic, and come together to consider various perspectives. The group meets at 7:30 on the third Monday each month in the Community Room of Treasure Island (downstairs). Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t prepared!) For more information visit www.chpv.clubexpress.com.
Lakeside Lawn Bowling. 6 p.m. Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive, the first stoplight south of 57th Street and north of 63rd Street. Open play and instruction is free, equipment is loaned while learning. Lawn bowls is not a strenuous activity. Both men and women can play it. Although the basics can be learned in an afternoon and it seems innocently simple, it can be challenging. It can be played at any level of skill. For more information visit www.lakesidelawnbowling.webs.com.