Calendar

Mar
25
Wed
Despres Family Memorial Lecture @ Blackstone Library
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm

Despres Family Memorial Lecture. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Author Eric May discusses his first novel, “Bedrock Faith,” as part of a monthly lecture presented by the Friends of Blackstone Library. For more information, visit friendsofblackstone.wordpress.com.

Author Talk @ Logan Center
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

Author Talk. 7 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787. With Kazuo Ishiguro, author of “The Buried Giant.”

Mar
26
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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 crafts for children up to age 2.

Homeschool Workshop: Not Pi @ Oriental Institute
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Homeschool Workshop: Not Pi. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $16 non-members (one child plus adult), $10 members (one child plus adult), $8 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member. Kids learn about math through history. Open to children ages 5 to 12. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Mar
27
Fri
Girl Scouts @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Girl Scouts. 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. For more information, call Lauara Stern at 773-387-4488.

Dance Party Fun with Xbox @ Blackstone Library
Mar 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dance Party Fun with Xbox. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to compete in a dancing game for the Xbox.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With Aron Dunlap, author of “Lacan and Religion.”

ChakaFest 2015 @ Hyde Park Art Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ChakaFest 2015. 6-10 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A free fundraiser featuring music by and inspired by Chaka Khan, snacks and a cash bar. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit hydeparkart.org.

Mar
28
Sat
Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop @ Oriental Institute
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, $20 non-members, $15 members. Participants work toward earning an archaeology merit badge. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. First, 2nd and 3rd graders discuss Grace Lin’s “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.” Open to children ages 6 to 9.

Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Junior Archaeologists. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $14 non-members, $10 members, $7 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member (prices include one child age 5-12 plus one adult). Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Film Screening. “Revolution and Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian.” @ Logan Center
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Film Screening. “Revolution and Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian.” 3-7 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., $100 and $50 premium tickets, $20 general admission, $10 students. A premiere screening of the new film of public intellectual West’s November 2014 dialogue with Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolution Communist Party, USA. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow. To buy advance tickets, visit chicagorevolutionbooks.blogspot.com or contact thegmail.comChicago BA Everywhere Committee by calling 312-860-8167 or sending an e-mail to baevereywhereinchicago@gmail.com.

A Night of 100 Stars Gala @ DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

A Night of 100 Stars Gala. 6 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $21.95 tickets, $400 donation per person. The museum’s 20th annual Night of 100 Stars Gala, featuring dancing, dinner and an awards ceremony with honorees including Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and School of the Art Institute President Walter E. Massey. To buy tickets, visit thedusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Mar
29
Sun
Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 university students with ID and children with adults. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents vocalist Joan Collaso for her Fifth Sunday Jam.

Mar
30
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s “Good Omens.

Mar
31
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story 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.

Author Talk @ 57th Street Books
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. With Blue Balliett, author of “Pieces and Players.”

Talk. “Power Forward: From the Basketball Court to the White House.” @ Quadrangle Club
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm

Talk. “Power Forward: From the Basketball Court to the White House.” 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, politics.uchicago.edu. President Barack Obama’s former assistant and aide Reggie Love presents. For more information, or to register, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Apr
1
Wed
Block Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, gym
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Block Party! 10-11 a.m., every Wednesday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, gym, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Apr 1 @ 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.