Calendar

Jan
30
Sat
Family. A Snowy Day with Beatrix Potter & Friends @ The Revival
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am

Family. A Snowy Day with Beatrix Potter & Friends. $15. 9:30 a.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. The stories of Helen Beatrix Potter, featuring iconic animal characters like Peter Rabbit, are told through a series of mechanical suitcase sculptures, which invite visitors to pull levers and turn cranks, revealing images that surprise and delight. Children under 2 in parents’ laps do not require a ticket. Best for children ages 2 to 8.

Event. Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Clinic at Midway @ Midway Skating Rink
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Event. Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Clinic at Midway. Free. 2-3 p.m. The Chicago Blackhawks are giving kids the opportunity to participate in a FREE ice hockey clinic! Use of skates and equipment will be provided at no cost. Some prior ice skating experience is required. All participants will receive a jersey to keep. Ages 5-9.

Tour. Armstrong Experience: Theatre & Exhibit @ Court Theatre
Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tour. Armstrong Experience: Theatre & Exhibit. $10. 2:30-6 p.m. Court Theatre, 5535S. Ellis Ave. The Louis Armstrong Festival “Experience” is a half-day VIP tour through the different artistic elements of Armstrong’s work in Chicago’s Southside neighborhoods. Guests will enjoy guided tours and transportation through a unique combination of events highlighting Armstrong’s work. Guests will be picked up at the Court Theatre.

Performance. Musical Skamps @ Mandel Hall
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm

Performance. Musical Skamps. Free, donations requested: $10/$5 for students and children. 8 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Musical Skamps.

Jan
31
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 31 @ 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.

Workshop. Model Esteem @ The Silver Room
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Workshop. Model Esteem. $10. 3:30-5:30 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. Model Esteem is a modeling and performance arts school for youth ages 4-17 and young adults ages 18-25. The goal is to teach youth self-esteem through the arts. Students will learn industry experience from professional plus size model, actress and media personality, Shettima Webb. After each workshop there will also be a open mic for students to showcase their talent to their peers. All talents are welcome. Please sign up at www.modelesteem.com.

Event. Sunday Night Community Potluck @ Southside Hub of Production
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

Event. Sunday Night Community Potluck. 6 p.m. Southside Hub of Production, 1448 E. 57th St. SHoP is reinstalling it’s tradition of Sunday Community Potluck dinners in the bitter cold months of January, February and March. Let’s get together in this warm and cozy storefront to share good food and conversation!

Feb
3
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Feb 3 @ 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.

Tour. Gallery Highlight Tour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tour. Gallery Highlight Tour. Free. 6:30-7 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Explore the ancient world with a 30-minute docent lead tour through the galleries.

Performance. WBEZ’s Podcast Passport: Shannon Cason’s Homemade Storie @ The Promontory
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

Performance. WBEZ’s Podcast Passport: Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories. $20. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The WBEZ Podcast Passport is a series of 5 live tapings featuring your favorite podcasts, each from a different Chicago venue. We take you on a tour from Rogers Park to Hyde Park and neighborhoods in between, bringing you closer to the stories, the personalities and the city you love.

Feb
4
Thu
Music. Avery Sunshine & Krystal Metcalfe @ The Promontory
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm

Music. Avery Sunshine & Krystal Metcalfe. $20-40. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Feb
5
Fri
Family. Mother Goose on the Loose @ Blackstone Library
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am

Family. Mother Goose on the Loose. 10 a.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Mother Goose on the Loose is an interactive program for simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. Designed for babies from 0 to 18 months.

Event. Snoozeum @ Museum of Science and Industry
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event. Snoozeum. $65. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. Spend the night at the MSI! Open to groups of both boys and girls ages 6-12, as well as families with children ages 6-12. Tickets include overnight admission, parking, an Omnimax film, activities and breakfast. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Event. Ladies Night Out @ Jimmi Skoul’s
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Event. Ladies Night Out. 7-10 p.m. Jimmi Skoul’s, 8126 S. Stony Island Ave. Join Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (5656 S Stony Island Ave) to raise awareness and help end heart disease and stroke in women. An evening to sip, shop and socialize while learning to save a life. Free blood pressure screening and free hands-on CPR training. Wear red.

Performance. Third Coast Percussion @ International House
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm

Performance. Third Coast Percussion. $25/$5 for students. 7:30 p.m. International House, 1414 E. 59th St. The ever-inventive Third Coast Percussion brings the idea of using a single type of material in performance.