Calendar

May
4
Thu
Podcast Workshop 4 @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Podcast Workshop 4, Session 1 6:30p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Over the course of two 90 minute sessions, participants will have the chance to record ambient noise, collect interviews and record their narration for their pieces. Workshops also include a basic lesson in editing and production, and participants will be able to select a backing score from our library of local and independent music. This event is in conjunction with public school and will be led by David Ladon and Jim Duignan. Limited spots available. Please RSVP To Exhibitions@hydeparkart.org.

May
5
Fri
Twenty Minutes Still @ Bond Chapel
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Twenty Minutes Still. 8 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St. Still the mind and body: meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of bond. All welcome, whether or to you’ve ever meditated before.

Library Book Sale @ Regenstein Library, Room A-10
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Library Book Sale. 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Regenstein Library, Room A-10, 1100 E. 57th St. The library is holding a sale of more than 10,000 duplicate and discarded volumes. These include hardbacks, trade and scholarly paperbacks, multi-volume sets, maps and miscellaneous material. Prices start at $20/Hardbacks, $10/paperbacks/CDs, and $5/miscellaneous materials. Prices will be reduced each successive day with all remaining items free on the final day, Monday May 8. For accessible access, please contact Renee Darosky at 773.702.8736 or rdarosky@uchicago.edu.

Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

On Writers and Writing: The Work, The Scene @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 5 @ 6:30 pm

On Writers and Writing: The Work, The Scene. 6:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-752-4381. Peg Boyers and Robert Boyers discuss managing one of the longest running literary magazines in the country. The Boyers, editors of the quarterly “Salmagundi” (founded in 1965), read briefly from their own work and discuss the rewards and challenges of the literary vocation, building relationships with writers for more than half a century, and the occasional difficulties of editing a magazine and interacting with gifted, ambitious writers.

Off Off Campus @ The Revival
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

Off Off Campus. 7:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $5. University of Chicago’s Student Improv Troupe. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

The Hutchins Plan (Law School Edition) @ The Revival
May 5 @ 9:30 pm

The Hutchins Plan (Law School Edition). 9:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St.$10 or $5 with Student ID. Longform Improv featuring Randy Picker & Lior Strahilevitz. The Hutchins Plan is named for early twentieth century University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins. Featuring “Special Guests” from across the College, the performance begins with an extemporaneous monologue that inspires a series of interconnected scenes. Join host Prof. Randal Picker, Special Guest Prof. Lior Strahilevitz and The Hutchins Plan Ensemble for an evening of classic long-form improvisation. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

May
6
Sat
Family Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family Game Day. 10 a .m. – 4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride.

Half Pint Poetics Opening Ceremonies & Preliminary Bouts @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Half Pint Poetics Opening Ceremonies & Preliminary Bouts. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. An Elementary School Poetry Slam Led By Kuumba Lynx Held In Conjunction with “PUBLIC SCHOOL.”

Concrete Family Festival @ Smart Museum Of Art
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Concrete Family Festival. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Smart Museum Of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Reva And David Logan Center For The Arts, 915 E. 60th St.
Free. Family Day features hands-on art activities designed to inspire children to think about and respond creatively to art and the world around them. Join in an afternoon of hands-on family activities related to concrete. Learn how to pour and shape this ancient material with concrete masons from ozinga, make mini concrete cars, and get up close to a real-life concrete mixing truck. Activities best for kids ages 4 -12, accompanied by an adult.

Read/Write Library: Why We Ask & Who We Ask @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Read/Write Library: Why We Ask & Who We Ask. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. In this 45-minute workshop, participants will discuss the role of libraries and other institutional keepers of knowledge and explore simple approaches to transferring that authority to their own communities by challenging and adding to the record. Questions will be generated about Chicago, neighborhoods, schools, or whatever line of local inquiry participants choose, and work together to compile potential sources. Participants can either take their questions with them to do their own research, or leave their questions in the Q&A card exchange for others to check out and research.

Intellectual Property Rights & Protections for Creative People @ Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
May 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Intellectual Property Rights & Protections for Creative People. 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $20. What are intellectual property rights for creative people, and what should you know about the legal protections for your creations? The Lakeside Quilting Guild has brought together a distinguished assembly of professionals in the field who will provide different perspectives of this very timely and relevant topic. Leading this lively discussion will be panelists: Carolyn Mazloomi, historian, curator, author and artist; James Harris, Intellectual Property Attorney and Hague Williams, artist and educator. The public is invited to meet this diverse and dynamic group of experts to ask questions about intellectual property protections, rights and fair use of imagery. Proceeds to benefit the guild’s programs and service projects. Pre-register at http://lakesidequiltingguild.weebly.com/.

Who’s Got Next? @ The Revival
May 6 @ 4:30 pm

Who’s Got Next? 4:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $10 or $5 with Student ID. Stand Up Comedy Showcase Hosted by Quenton. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

The Last Circus (Closing Night) @ The Revival
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

The Last Circus (Closing Night). 7:30 p.m. $15 or $5 with Student ID. Hilarious Sketch Comedy Revue. Step right up! Step right up! The Revival presents THE LAST CIRCUS. Join us under the big top for a sketch comedy revue that doesn’t avoid the elephant in the room. We’ll dazzle you with acts in all three rings: politics, pop culture and current events. Marvel at the wonder! Behold the beauty! Enjoy the spectacle! Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL) meeting @ Community Room, Lower level of Treasure Island
May 6 @ 8:17 pm – 9:17 pm

Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL) meeting. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Community Room, Lower level of Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St. Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL), the Voice of Women 40+, the Chicago Hyde Park Village and the SHARE Program of University of Chicago Medicine will co-sponsor the May meeting and program. Speaker will be Larry Hable, an experienced hearing expert and dispenser for 55 years, who will discuss: “Can You Hear Me? Coping With Hearing Loss.” Larry will demonstrate devices he recommends for various kinds of hearing loss and will discuss pros, cons, and costs of various options. Social time: 1 p.m. Business Meeting: 1:30 p.m., Program: 1:45 p.m. -3 p.m. For more information, contact: Dolores Rosenblum at: dolrosen@aol.com.

Open Mic @ The Revival
May 6 @ 9:30 pm

Open Mic. 9:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $5 (free for performers). All genres of performance are welcome. All genres of performance are welcome (jazz, opera, spoken word/poetry, instruments & comedy). Enjoy must-see performances in a comfortable environment. Singers/vocalists can bring tracks (originals only). Signup begins at 9:15 p.m. Hosted by Ben Noble and Adrienne Brandyburg. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

Open Mic @ The Revival
May 6 @ 9:30 pm

Open Mic. 9:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $5 (free for performers). All genres of performance are welcome. All genres of performance are welcome (jazz, opera, spoken word/poetry, instruments & comedy). Enjoy must-see performances in a comfortable environment. Singers/vocalists can bring tracks (originals only). Signup begins at 9:15 p.m. Hosted by Ben Noble and Adrienne Brandyburg. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

May
8
Mon
Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop @ HYDE PARK ART CENTER
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Graff, Music Production, Slam Poetry, And Footworking taught by Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble. This event is held in conjunction with “PUBLIC SCHOOL.”

May
9
Tue
Preschool Story Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
May 9 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme & will include picture books, action activities or flannel board stories & a simple craft that accompanies the theme of the week. For children ages 2-5.

Art & Pedagogy In Brazil @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art & Pedagogy In Brazil. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Jackman Goldwasser resident artist, Bianca Bernardo from Rio De Janero discusses her recent projects generating films and books with school teachers and elementary school students that imagine a museum that could represent them. She will show the film “Bispo Para Educa√ß√£o – Expedi√ß√£o Col√¥nia, 2016” and talk about the book “O Museu Que N√≥s Queremos.” This public program is held in conjunction with “Public School,” Chicago Artists Coalition, and is part of the Teaching Artists Summit yearlong event series.