Calendar

Sep
10
Sat
Family Day: Make a Clay Warrior @ Smart Museum of Art
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Make a Clay Warrior. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. In the spirit of the Field Museum’s exhibition Terracotta Warriors, the Smart Museum is taking another look at our own clay warriors, ladies, and horses from ancient China. Build your own clay figure for protection, companionship, or to ride off into the sunset! All materials provided…activities best for kids ages 4-12 accompanied by an adult.

Artist Talk: Ben Rivers @ Kent Hall, Room 120
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

Artist Talk: Ben Rivers. Free. 6 p.m. Kent Hall, Room 120, 1020 E. 58th St. Rivers discusses his Renaissance Society exhibition.

Sep
11
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Sep 11 @ 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.

Children’s Book Fair @ Nichols Park
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Children’s Book Fair. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Celebrating 30 years!

Super Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Super Sunday. 1-5 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Create something fun, meet our resident artists and get a look inside their studios. Activities for all ages.

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Nichols Park
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series. Free. 4-6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Featuring R&B/soul by Serafia. Open lawn seating…bring your own blanket or chair.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Sep 11 @ 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 clarinetist and saxophonist, Victor Goines. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Sep
12
Mon
Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn and size US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.

Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Jackson Park Fieldhouse
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm

Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Jackson Park Fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. We meet on the second Monday of each month.

Sep
13
Tue
Adult/Family Program: Animals in Ancient Art @ Oriental Institute Museum
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Adult/Family Program: Animals in Ancient Art. $15 for members/$10 for UChicago students and faculty. 2-3 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Stroll through our Egyptian and Persian galleries to find out how animals inspired minor arts, architectural building, and even mummification. Enjoy a light-hearted gallery tour with a social component that allows for adult conversation where no one minds if a baby lends an opinion with a coo or a cry. Open for caregivers and their pre-toddler-age (18 months or younger) children. 

Colson Whitehead-“The Underground Railroad” with Natalie Moore @ Logan Center
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Colson Whitehead-“The Underground Railroad” with Natalie Moore. $5 general admission/$30 general admission for one + one copy of “The Underground Railroad”/$30 general admission for two + one copy of “The Underground Railroad.” 6-8 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Award-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead will discuss his new book, “The Underground Railroad” with WBEZ reporter and “The South Side” author, Natalie Moore.

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM @ The Promontory
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Moth’s mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. 17 and older.

Sep
14
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Sep 14 @ 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.

Town Hall @ Black Pearl
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm

Town Hall. 6 p.m. Little Black Pearl, 1060 E. 47th St. As part of a 5-week project conducted over the summer, eight high school students will talk about youth and police relations, the impact of community perceptions and drug use among youth. Elected officials, the Chicago Police Department and the public are invited to engage in awareness conversations.

Red Baraat @ The Promontory
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm

Red Baraat. $18-$28. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Open to all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sep
15
Thu
U. of C. Community Meeting @ Saieh Hall, Room 141
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm

U. of C. Community Meeting. 6 p.m. Saieh Hall, Room 141, 5757 S. University Ave.

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Grown Folks Stories. 8-10 p.m. The Silver Room, 1056 E. 53rd St. Five minutes to tell any story you want. No poetry, no reading, no over-rehearsed stories, no themes, and absolutely no judging! Seats are limited, so get there early or bring a chair.

Sep
16
Fri
Jazz in Harper Court @ Harper Court
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Jazz in Harper Court. Free. 12-2 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Featuring Ray Silkman.

Brews, Brats and Brass @ Hyde Park Bank Parking Lot
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brews, Brats and Brass. $10. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Hyde Park Bank Parking Lot, 54th Street and Lake Park Avenue. Come and enjoy live brass inspired music, sausage and bratwurst eats and sip on fall beers and ciders. Ticket includes one beverage coupon.

French Film: “The Class.” @ Harold Washington Playlot Park
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm

French Film: “The Class.” 6:30 p.m. Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Movie will be in French with English subtitles. A short concert before the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Harold Washington Park Advisory Council and the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

EbonyEssenceJet @ The Revival
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm

EbonyEssenceJet. 8 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Laugh along with all-female troupe EbonyEssenceJet in this new sketch and improv comedy revue featuring Ashley Bland, Briane Goodrum, Kimberly Banks, and Salesha (Lele) Mason.

The Hutchins Plan @ The Revival
Sep 16 @ 9:30 pm

The Hutchins Plan. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. 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, which inspires a series of interconnected scenes.  Join host Prof. Randal Picker and The Hutchins Plan Ensemble for an evening of classic long-form improvisation.

Sep
17
Sat
Fall Hyde Park Garden Fair @ Hyde Park Shopping Center
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fall Hyde Park Garden Fair. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hyde Park Shopping Center, 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue. The annual fall fair, held in mid-September, provides a huge array of hand-chosen chrysanthemums, in all sizes and colors. There are imported Dutch bulbs, asters, bearded iris, and flowering kale are for sale. There are more than 40 kinds of tulips, 41 kinds of narcissus, 10 kinds of crocus, plus a large assortment of hyacinths, alliums, fritillaria, scilla, Dutch iris, dwarf iris, specialty bulbs, and bulb fertilizer. There are bulb forcing demonstrations and informational handouts, and as always, the Garden Fair members will be happy to answer your questions.

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Sep 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.

Work Day for Amanda’s Garden @ Ray Elementary School
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am

Work Day for Amanda’s Garden. 10 a.m. Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. Come help to work on Amanda’s garden. We need volunteers willing to help with gardening tasks.