Calendar

Jul
16
Sat
Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. ease join us for a discussion of “Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart.

13th Annul Silver Room Sound System Block Party @ Downtown Hyde Park area
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

13th Annul Silver Room Sound System Block Party. 12-10 p.m. Downtown Hyde Park area. The Sound System Block Party continues to be a platform for famed and up-and-coming artists from the Chicago-land area, bringing them together with other national and increasingly international acts. This is an interactive event that boasts DJs, live music performances, artists, children’s activities, mural artists and excellent food from around the neighborhood. The event will have three stages with the main stage on 53rd and Harper St., a stage behind Hyde Park Bank, a stage in Harper Court as well as in the store. In total, the four stages will showcase over 30 hours of varied performances. 

Adult Book Discussion. @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Adult Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a lively discussion of “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

Trek Science Saturdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm

Trek Science Saturdays. 3 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Let’s delve deeper into the science of transportation as we complete simple science experiments exploring the world of travel. Recommended for ages 6 & up.

“The Tempest.” @ Sylvia Square Courtyard
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Sylvia Square Courtyard, Harper Avenue and 57th Street, South of Powell’s Bookstore. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

MSI After Hours: Brick Bash @ Museum of Science and Industry
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MSI After Hours: Brick Bash. $30. 7-10 p.m. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. Guests, ages 21 and older, will enjoy a night at the museum in partnership with WBEZ Chicago. Listen to a live “General Admission” podcast taping with Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO Certified Professional and builder of 13 impressive LEGO-built structures in “Brick by Brick.” Guests can also build their own sliders, or work with an expert mixologist to build their own cocktail. Tickets include on-site parking, admission to other museum exhibits, snacks and a complimentary cocktail. A cash bar will also be available.

Silver Room After Party @ The Promontory
Jul 16 @ 10:00 pm

Silver Room After Party. $15-$20. 10 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The official after party for the 13th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party. Featuring DJ Ron Trent, Danny Krivit and Francois K.

Jul
17
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 17 @ 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 Knitting Guild @ Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Knitting Guild. 2-4 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. We meet in the Parish Hall on the third Sunday of the month. We have open knitting and show and tell every month. If you wish, bring a snack to share. Visitors are welcome, if you decide to join, dues are $20 per year.

“The Tempest.” @ Sylvia Square Courtyard
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Sylvia Square Courtyard, Harper Avenue and 57th Street, South of Powell’s Bookstore. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

Silent Party @ The Promontory
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm

Silent Party. 5 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Silent parties are the new wave of nightlife. Attendees are provided wireless headphones and are able to listen and dance to a variety of music stations such as 90s/00s, Top 40, R&B and Hip-Hop, while controlling the volume to their liking. The silent atmosphere instantly transforms into a high energy dance floor.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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 Frieda Lee. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Jul
18
Mon
Knitting and Crochet Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm

Knitting and Crochet Club. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This group is for anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting or other needlework. Bring your current project and get together to chat about our craft, learn techniques and trade ideas. All ages and levels are welcome with beginners especially encouraged to come.

Jul
19
Tue
Family Program: Little Scribe @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Program: Little Scribe. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and evolved.

Chicago Storytelling Guild @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chicago Storytelling Guild. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5550 S. Woodlawn Ave. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please come with a favorite story to share-personal or literary. No experience necessary. Hone your craft, network. Listeners are welcome. Everyone has a story to tell! Don’t miss a word.

Jul
20
Wed
Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center’s 20th Annual Golf Classic @ Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center
Jul 20 @ 7:30 am

Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center’s 20th Annual Golf Classic. $190. 7:30 a.m. Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, 7531 Stony Island Ave. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m. The format will be “Best Ball” which can offer a good game of golf for both experienced and beginning players. Proceeds will be directed to new state of the art medical equipment for the Department of Surgery.

Family Program: Drawing Hour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Family Program: Drawing Hour. Free. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Exercise your creativity in a morning of drawing in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery of the Oriental Institute Museum. Practice looking closely and develop drawing skills. Choose ancient sculptures and pottery to sketch, or grab a drawing worksheet to loosen up and get inspired. A student artist will be on hand to guide you through the process. All materials are provided and you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook (only pencil is allowed in the gallery). No drawing experience is necessary. Drop in at any time. For kids ages 5 and up.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jul 20 @ 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.

2016 Sounds of History Series @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

2016 Sounds of History Series. Free. 6 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy jazz on the lawn. Enjoy the music of Nat King Cole, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rawls, Will Downing, Billy Ecktine and Brook Benton featuring artist Marcus Gentry.

Midweek on the Midway: Inside Out @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway: Inside Out. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance on 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and movies begin at 8 p.m. There will be Looney Tunes cartoons before each movie. Chaturanga Holistic Fitness and the Midway Park Advisory Council will host pre-movie yoga for all ages.

Southside Salsa @ The Promontory
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Southside Salsa. Free. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Experts, beginners and fun loving folks with curious feet are all welcome every third Wednesday for this fabulous night. WHPK disc jockey El Caobo will be spinning the best in Latin dance music. A lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by hours of fabulous dancing.

Jul
22
Fri
“The Tempest.” @ Nichols Park
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

“The Tempest.” @ Nichols Park
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

Jul
23
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 23 @ 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.

Introduction to Meditation @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am

Introduction to Meditation. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Kozan Traywick, an ordained Zen Buddist priest will present a lecture on Zen Meditation. He will explain what meditation is, its benefits and how it is practiced. He will include a hand-on demonstration with the audience.