Calendar

Jun
21
Tue
Chicago Storytelling Guild @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chicago Storytelling Guild. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5550 S. Woodlawn Ave. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please come with a favorite story to share-personal or literary. No experience necessary. Hone your craft, network. Listeners are welcome. Everyone has a story to tell! Don’t miss a word.

Jun
22
Wed
Whole Foods Grand Opening. @ Whole Foods Market-Hyde Park
Jun 22 @ 8:45 am

Whole Foods Grand Opening. 8:45 a.m. Whole Foods Market-Hyde Park, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a “Bread-Breaking Ceremony” as we welcome Whole Foods into the neighborhood. Shopping officially begins at 9 a.m. The first 500 customers will receive a Whole Foods gift card valuing between $5 and $50 and one lucky customer will receive a $500 gift card.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jun 22 @ 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.

Public Convening on Ethical Redevelopment @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Public Convening on Ethical Redevelopment. Free. 2-5 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Place Lab will hold their first Public Convening event. This event will explore and showcase how artists, entrepreneurs, developers and civic leaders are joining forces to create a more equitable process for community revitalization in challenged communities in Chicago and elsewhere.

Bon Voyage Family Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm

Bon Voyage Family Fun. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages. Including stories, games and make and take crafts to share with others. For families and children 4 and up.

Jun
23
Thu
Choo Choo Toddler Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am

Choo Choo Toddler Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories. Open to children ages 18-24 months.

Transport and Travel Thursdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 23 @ 3:30 pm

Transport and Travel Thursdays. 3:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will look at how people travel yesterday, today and tomorrow around the world. This week we will look at how we used to get around from chariots to stagecoaches. For ages 6 and up.

10th Anniversary Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Memory of James Wagner @ Logan Center
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

10th Anniversary Hyde Park Jazz Festival in Memory of James Wagner. $150. 6-8:30 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Gala and benefit concert. Performance by the Ken Peplowski Quintet.

Jun
24
Fri
Fly Mother Goose Fly @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am

Fly Mother Goose Fly. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Mother Goose on the Loose is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. Designed for ages 0 to 18 months.

The Headroom Presents: “God Said It Was Good.” @ The Promontory
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Headroom Presents: “God Said It Was Good.” $7 advance/$10 at door. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. “God Said It Was Good” represents the union of a group of Chicago’s hottest and well supported, up and coming artists. Our shows incorporate a DJ/dance party/live band aspect that intensifies the energy behind live performances.

Jun
25
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jun 25 @ 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.

HashtagLunchBag @ The Promontory
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HashtagLunchBag. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Assemble lunches for the homeless. $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of food.

It’s Your Park Day @ Jackson Park
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s Your Park Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Save the day for cleanup and more, as well as the Wooded Island activities.

Washington Park Workday @ Fountain of Time, across from the Midway at Cottage Grove Avenue
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Washington Park Workday. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at the Fountain of Time, across from the Midway at Cottage Grove Avenue. Dress for unpredictable weather, wear waterproof tough shoes. No shorts or open toes please.

Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program @ Augustana Lutheran Church, Main Sanctuary
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Program. 2-4 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, Main Sanctuary, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. All are invited to hear winners of the Society’s award for the best projects on the history of Hyde Park Township at the 2016 Chicago Metro History Fair by high school students. Commentary will be made by Timothy Black, Jay Mulberry and Frank Valadez. A reception will follow the program. RSVPs and questions can be directed to Kathy Huff at 773-241-7141.

7th Annual Erev Midsummer Party @ KAM Isaiah Israel, Star Garden
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

7th Annual Erev Midsummer Party. 5:30-8 p.m. KAM Isaiah Israel, Star Garden, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. To celebrate the work our KAMII farmers have done and to help them forget about the work they have ahead, let’s all gather in the garden to eat, drink and read aloud, together, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Please bring a dish to share, something hard or soft to drink, a lawn chair or picnic blanket, and a flashlight or candle. Please RSVP to food justice@kamii.org and please let us know what you plan to bring.

A Night of 100 Stars Gala @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

A Night of 100 Stars Gala. 6 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. The gala draws together hundreds of business, education, civic, cultural and community-minded individuals from across the Chicagoland area. Guests are afforded a unique opportunity to engage with diverse audiences while demonstrating their commitment to flourishing art and culture at the DuSable Museum of African American History.

Jun
26
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jun 26 @ 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.

House 4 Health @ The Silver Room
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

House 4 Health. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. This event is an effort to promote health and wellness in the community. Health is wealth, so please come out and get your blood pressure checked, and get your cardio on with a Latin Fusion class. Enjoy the soulful beats of house, Afro and Latin rhythms, as we get healthy

Reading of “St. Sebastian.” @ Washington Park
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm

Reading of “St. Sebastian.” Free. 1 p.m. Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. This reading is one of four in the Stage Left Theatre’s Leap Fest. The reading is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Archival Workshop. Free with museum admission @ DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Archival Workshop. Free with museum admission. 2-4 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl. During the workshop we will discuss DIY preservation methods, addressing questions and concerns about beginning and maintaining your collection and how to further assist you in your current preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings and ephemera.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jun 26 @ 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/saxophonist, Victor Goines. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Jun
27
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss 2015 Hugo award winner, “The Three-Body Problem,” by Cixin Liu.

The Corner @ The Promontory
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

The Corner. $5. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Corner presents solo performers, duos and trios in an intimate, dynamic performance space. Barriers between performers and audience will be removed, the limitations of genres will be defied and the creativity of Chicago’s most innovative talent will be brightly spotlighted. Ages 21+.

Jun
28
Tue
Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am

Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. Open to children ages 3-5.