Calendar

Jul
12
Sat
Performance. “Logan Center Family Saturdays: ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers.” @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Performance. “Logan Center Family Saturdays: ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers.” 2-3 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $10 adults, $5 children. Youth members of ASE: The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers perform. Tickets can be purchased at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

“Logan Center Family Saturdays.” @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“Logan Center Family Saturdays.” 3-4:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Participants take part in arts and crafts activities.

Jul
14
Mon
Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting and Picnic @ Jackson Park, Iowa Building
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm

Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting and Picnic. 6:30 p.m., Jackson Park, Iowa Building, 5600 Block of South Everett Ave. The advisory council discusses security needs and provisions with 2nd and 3rd District police. For more information, call Jackson Park Advisory Council President Louise McCurry at 773-844-2255.

Jul
16
Wed
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: One. Big. Egyptian Mural.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: One. Big. Egyptian Mural.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants create an Egyptian-style mural using paper. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.

Jul
19
Sat
Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” @ Frontline Books
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, Frontline Books, 5206 S. Harper Ave, 773-288-7718. A two day lecture series focusing on wellness and politics.

Jul
20
Sun
“Testimony — Andres L. Hernandez in Conversation.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

“Testimony — Andres L. Hernandez in Conversation.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Discussion with artist, designer and educator Andres L. Hernandez.

Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” @ Frontline Books
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lecture Series. “China/Africa and the 21st Century.” 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, Frontline Books, 5206 S. Harper Ave, 773-288-7718. A two day lecture series focusing on wellness and politics.

Author conversation. “Rickipedia —Jonathan Rieder & Rick Perlstein.” @ 57th Street Books
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Author conversation. “Rickipedia —Jonathan Rieder & Rick Perlstein.” 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Discussion with Rick Perlstein and Jonathan Rieder, professor of sociology at Barnard College.

Performance. @ Room 43
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Juli Wood’s “Chicago Calling,” featuring saxophonist and singer Juli Wood with bassist Harrison Bankhead, drummer Avreeyal Ra and special guest, trumpet- and flugelhorn-player Art Hoyle.

Jul
22
Tue
“Story Slam.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Story Slam.” 6-7:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Storyteller Judith Heineman and artist and educator Laura Shaeffer curate a series of story slams. This slam’s theme is “Trauma/Grief.”

Jul
23
Wed
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants play an ancient Egyptian board game. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.

“Testimony – Krista Franklin in Conversation.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Testimony – Krista Franklin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Discussion between poet, visual artist and performer Krista Franklin and Alexander Wehellye, professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University.

“Testimony — Krista Franklin in Conversation.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Testimony — Krista Franklin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Discussion between poet, visual artist and performer Krista Franklin and Alexander Wehellye, professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University.

Performance. “Dance in the Parks.” @ Washington Park
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Performance. “Dance in the Parks.” 6:30-7:45 p.m., Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., danceintheparks.org, free. Chicago-area dance groups perform, including Hyde Park School of Dance’s youth company, Tyego Next Generation.

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “The Butler.” Movies begin at dusk.

Jul
24
Thu
“Dave Dinaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles.” @ Blackstone Library
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Dave Dinaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles.” 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Interactive program about reptiles and amphibians.

Family Program. “Junior Archaeologists.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Family Program. “Junior Archaeologists.” 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, $18 general ($9 additional registrant), $10 members ($5 additional registrant). Participate in a simulated excavation site. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Required registration at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

Lakefront Safety Class @ 57th Street Beach
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lakefront Safety Class. 3-4 p.m., 57th Street Beach, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. City of Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose A. Santiago presents a class on water and boating safety.

“Explore Thursdays: Snakes, Cool and Slithery.” @ Blackstone Library
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

“Explore Thursdays: Snakes, Cool and Slithery.” 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about reptiles. Open to children ages 6 to 11.

“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Jamie Kalven.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Jamie Kalven.” 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Writer Jamie Kalven of Invisible Institute leads conversation on homicide. Participants are asked to bring food or drink for potluck dinner.