Calendar

Jan
24
Sat
Monologue Performance @ DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monologue Performance. 7-10 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, free. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performs a monologue conversation with the late Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles cops ignited outrage over police brutality and racial injustice.

Performance. “Mortal City.” @ Logan Center, theater west 115
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Performance. “Mortal City.” 7-8 p.m., Logan Center, theater west 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A music performance presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Concert. “Now and Then I.” @ Logan Center, performance hall
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

Concert. “Now and Then I.” 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $25 general admission, $5 students. The Pacifica Quartet and eighth blackbird perform, preceded by a pre-concert roundtable conversation, to mark the 50th anniversary of the U. of C.’s Contempo music collective. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Performance. “Cartooon.” @ Logan Center, theater east 127
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm

Performance. “Cartooon.” 9 p.m., Logan Center, theater east 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A three-dimensional “cartoon” presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Performance. “Cartooon.” @ Logan Center, theater east 127
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm

Performance. “Cartooon.” 9 p.m., Logan Center, theater east 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A three-dimensional “cartoon” presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Jan
25
Sun
Gallery Walk-Through @ Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Gallery Walk-Through. Noon, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670, free. Hamza Walker, associate curator and director of education at the Renaissance Society, gives a tour of Mathias Poledna’s self-titled exhibition currently on display.

Concert @ Logan Center, performance hall
Jan 25 @ 3:30 pm

Concert. 3 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $25 general admission, $5 students. The Pacifica Quartet performs, preceded by a 2 p.m. pre-concert lecture. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Concert. “Dear Father: The Book Concert.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Concert. “Dear Father: The Book Concert.” 7 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $30 at the door, $25 advance tickets. Grammy Award-winning poet and author J. Ivy performs with his band and special musical guests for the Jan. 27 release of his new book, “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain.” Doors open at 6 p.m. To buy tickets, visit bit.ly/1AkXmUy.

Jan
26
Mon
Drop-In Childcare Information Session @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Childcare Information Session. Noon-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org.

Jan
27
Tue
Tuesday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Jan 27 @ 10:15 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.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.

Jan
28
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jan 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.

Exhibit Tour @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Exhibit Tour. Noon-1 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A tour of the Center’s current exhibit, “Ground Floor.”

Talk @ Swift Hall, common room
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Talk. Noon-1:15 p.m. Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. U. of C. Student Counseling Service clinical psychologist Michael Pietres presents as part of the Divinity School’s Wednesday Lunch program. Vegetarian meal included. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail to divnitylunch@gmail.com.

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller. 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Participants meditate in Rockefeller Chapel.

Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play classic board games, listen to stories and make crafts.

Lecture. “On Sight and Insight.” @ Blackstone Library
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm

Lecture. “On Sight and Insight.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A conversation on blindness with James Kesteloot, former executive director of Chicago Lighthouse, and Rachel DeWoskin, author of “Blind,” as part of the Friends of Blackstone Library’s Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series.

Talk. “Jewish Liturgy 101.” @ Disciples Divinity House
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Talk. “Jewish Liturgy 101.” 7-8:30 p.m., Disciples Divinity House, 1156 E. 57th St., 773-702-8200. U. of C. graduate student Emilie Amar-Zifkin presents.

Jan
29
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

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