Performance. Rock Bottom @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Performance. Rock Bottom. Free. 3-4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join us at Hyde Park Art Centre to see how a group of fantastic performers respond to Sabina Ott’s installation through their bodies, exploring and challenging the physical limits of the setting.

Music. Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Music. Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz. $10 for adults, $5 for University students with ID or children. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. Featuring guitarist Curtis Robinson. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Event. 50th Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Event. 50th Annual Pancake Breakfast. $10 adults/$3 children. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. Join local politicians and notable residents for the 50th annual Pancake Breakfast. On the menu this year are pancakes, bacon, breakfast sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk.

Class. Restorative Yoga @ Rockefeller Chapel
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Class. Restorative Yoga. 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $5 suggested donation, free for students.

Meeting. Harold Washington Park Advisory Council @ Del Prado, 2nd floor lobby
May 2 @ 7:00 pm

Meeting. Harold Washington Park Advisory Council. 7 p.m. Del Prado, 2nd floor lobby, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Every first Monday of the month. For more information contact Timika Hoffman-Zoller: 773-454-0499.

Performance. First Monday Jazz @ Arts Incubator
May 2 @ 7:00 pm

Performance. First Monday Jazz. 7 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. The First Mondays Jazz Series features Chicago artists the first Monday of every month. The performances showcase artists and introduce more of the Chicago community to the Arts Incubator in Washington Park.

Discussion. Poet Fred Moten @ Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room
May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Poet Fred Moten. Free. 6 p.m. Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room, 915 E. 60th St.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
May 4 @ 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.

Event. Yom haShoah: A Community Program of Remembrance and Learning @ K.A.M. Isaiah Israel
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Event. Yom haShoah: A Community Program of Remembrance and Learning. 7 p.m. K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Council of Jewish Organizations, this annual commemoration of those lost in the Holocaust brings together our whole community for an evening of poetry, memory, and song.

Music. The Bridge @ The Promontory
May 4 @ 7:06 pm – 8:06 pm

Music. The Bridge. $10. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Bridge is a vibrant cultural exchange project that has seen avant garde jazz improvisers from France and Chicago collaborate, explore and discover on both sides of the Atlantic.

Mother’s Day Stories and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
May 5 @ 4:00 pm

Mother’s Day Stories and Crafts. 4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. School age children are invited to listen to stories and complete a craft in celebration of Mother’s Day! Open to children ages 5 and up.

First Thursday Networking @ Hyde Park Bank
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

First Thursday Networking. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St. Join us for Hyde Park’s premier monthly networking session! Enjoy spirits and hors d’oeuvres from Ancien Cycle and Café, Packed and Yusho Hyde Park.

First Thursday
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday. 6-9 p.m. Businesses on 53rd, 55th and 57th streets. For a full list of participating businesses and available deals, visit

Poet Fred Moten @ Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room,
May 5 @ 6:00 pm

Poet Fred Moten. Free. 6 p.m. Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room, 915 E. 60th St. Fred Moten reads from his forthcoming collection, “The Service Porch.”

On Doubt @ University of Chicago, Social Sciences 122
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

On Doubt. Free. 7 p.m. University of Chicago, Social Sciences 122, 1126 E. 59th St. University of Chicago professor James Conant, a philosopher who has written extensively on language, ethics, and metaphilosophy, discusses the ways in which doubt has been understood historically and in contemporary philosophy. This talk is followed by a conversation between professors Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer and Robert J. Richards on the value of doubting our assumptions about sex, science, and democracy. Part of the Renaissance Society’s “Between the Ticks of the Watch” event series.