Calendar

Jul
20
Wed
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.

Archival Workshop @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Archival Workshop. Free with museum admission. 2-4 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Learn preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings and ephemera.

“The Tempest.” @ Nichols Park
Jul 23 @ 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!

Wonder-full: Tribute to Stevie Wonder @ The Promontory
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm

Wonder-full: Tribute to Stevie Wonder. $15-$20. 9 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Jul
24
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 24 @ 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.

The Bells of Summer: Kymberly Stone @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Bells of Summer: Kymberly Stone. Free. 5 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hour-long concerts on Rockefeller’s famed bells, which you can enjoy on the lawn with your picnic supper!

Movies in the Parks @ Harold Washington Playlot Park
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Movies in the Parks. Free. 7 p.m. Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Screening of “French Film.” All movies begin at dusk.

Movies in the Parks: “French Film.” @ Harold Washington Playlot Park
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Movies in the Parks: “French Film.” 7 p.m. Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jul 24 @ 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 Bernard Scavella. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Jul
25
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “Ethan of Athos” by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Jul
26
Tue
One. Big. Egyptian. Mural @ Oriental Institute
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

One. Big. Egyptian. Mural. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. Find out how those amazing Egyptian murals were made by helping us to create a giant chalk mural using the art “rules” of ancient Egypt that make their style so iconic. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in anytime between 10am-12pm.

Protest Paraphernalia @ Logan Center, Room 602,
Jul 26 @ 10:30 am

Protest Paraphernalia. Free. 10:30 a.m. Logan Center, Room 602, 915 E. 60th St. Express yourself through the creation of buttons, t-shirts, flags, posters and flyers. Participants will look at various protest ephemeral and begin to stage your own protest.

Beginning Salsa @ Logan Center, Gray Center Lab Room 112,
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm

Beginning Salsa 101. $10. 5:30 p.m. Logan Center, Gray Center Lab Room 112, 915 E. 60th St. You will learn to lead and/or follow, partner technique and turn combinations. Bring yourself onto the dance floor and have a great time.

5th Ward Monthly Meeting @ Saieh Hall of Economics, University of Chicago
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5th Ward Monthly Meeting. 6-8 p.m. Saieh Hall of Economics, University of Chicago, 5757 S. University Ave.

Jul
27
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jul 27 @ 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.

Harper Court Summer Music Series @ Harper Court
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harper Court Summer Music Series. Free. 6-9 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Featuring Latin music from DJ El Caobo and DJ Kamani Rashad. Dance instructors will be available, demonstrating the classic moves of these unique dance styles.

Harper Court Summer Music Series @ Harper Court
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harper Court Summer Music Series. Free. 6-9 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Featuring Latin music from DJ El Caobo and DJ Kamani Rashad. Dance instructors will be available, demonstrating the classic moves of these unique dance styles.

Midweek on the Midway: Brave @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway: Brave. 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. Before the movie, the Chicago Archery Club will give children 8 years and up a free hands-on archery lesson. Families of all ages are welcome to watch the demonstration.

Midweek on the Midway: Brave @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway: Brave. 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. Before the movie, the Chicago Archery Club will give children 8 years and up a free hands-on archery lesson. Families of all ages are welcome to watch the demonstration.