Elm Park Citywide Earth Day Celebration. 5215 S. Woodlawn Ave. 10 a.m. – noon. Volunteers are welcome to participate in gardening and cleaning activities. All gardening supplies will be provided. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Elm-Park-Advisory-Council-156172511071512/
United Church of Hyde Park to host 27th Annual Quilt Show and Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. $6. The 27th Annual Quilt Show and Sale “Everybody Loves Quilts” highlights include over 200 handmade quilts, challenge quilts, a free catalog describing all quilts, quilts and other fabric arts for sale and other vendors. There will be a light lunch on sale in the Tea Room. For more information call 773-363-1620 or visit uchpchicago.com.
Washington Park Arts Festival. Noon – 3 p.m. Chicago Youth Programs, 5350 S. Prairie Ave. Free. The University of Chicago Community Service Center of the Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago Student Government, UChicago Arts + Public Life, Chicago Youth Programs (CYP), and the KLEO Community Family Life Center will host the Second Annual Washington Park Arts Festival. The arts festival will feature complimentary food catered by locally-owned businesses including Yassa African Restaurant and Bronzeville Jerk Shack and will showcase performances by a number of U. of C. student organizations including UChicago Maya and The Random Notes as well as by students at the Arts Incubator, CYP, and KLEO. university students will coordinate a number of age-appropriate arts activities for the whole family. For more information call Cosmo Albrecht, University of Chicago Student Government, at (210) 378-0694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amy Chan, University of Chicago Community Service director, at (773) 834-1549 or email email@example.com.
Klein/Olson. 5p.m.-8 p.m. Talk by curator Solveig Ovstebo at 6p.m. Kent Hall, Room 120, 1020 E .58th St. Free. 773-702-8670. The work of Astrid Klein and B. Ingrid Olson is presented. Opening night of a two-month exhibit. Presented by the Renaissance Society.
Curtis Black Quartet. 9 p.m.-midnight. Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St. Free, donations appreciated. 773-643-5516. Improvisational jazz.
“Jumping Over Shadows” book discussion. 1 p.m. Congregation Rodfei Zedek , 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Annette Gendler, a Hyde Park-based author, teacher and blogger will be at Congregation Rodfei Zedek to discuss her latest book, “Jumping Over Shadows.”
Money Smart-Promoting Retirement Savings. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Presentation on defining your retirement goals. Presented by a Benefits Advisor from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Bring one skein of worsted #4 yarn and US size 8 or 9 knitting needles.
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511 6:30p.m.-7:45p.m.Discussion of ‘The Immortals’ by Jordanna Max Brodsky.
Story Time and Crafts. 10 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Children 2-5. Themed activities including picture books, action activities and flannel board stories.
Chess in the Library for Youth. 4p.m.-5:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Chicago Public Library Annual Chess Program. Children and young adult’s chess instruction.
Learning Circle-Start Fiction Writing. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. First in a series of 8-week workshop on writing fiction. Register first at the P2PU website https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en or at the first session.
Family Story Time. 6:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Stories, games and crafts for children of all ages.
Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act. 10 a.m-1p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Help signing up for the Affordable Care Act. A health insurance counselor helps guide you through the application process for the ACA.
Tai-Chi Qigong Class. 11a.m.-noon TRC Senior Village, 346 E. 53rd St. Free. 630-234-5532. Tai Chi and Qigong classes taught by Anna York. All are welcome.
Money Smart-Keeping the Farm in the Family: Estate Planning and You. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Estate planning workshop.
Tea Time Concert: Chamber Music Showcase. 4:30 p.m. -6 p.m. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave. 4th Fl. Free. Musicians from the University of Chicago and around the city perform.
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. $30 members $35 for general admission. Private evening tour of Wright’s masterpiece with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and a small jazz band will be featured.
Monks Singing Pagans. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center of the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. $35 general $28 faculty and staff $5 students. 773-702-8484. Medieval music.
Annual Teaching Artists Summit. 9:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free but registration requested . 773-324-5520. The second annual citywide Teaching Artists Summit will provide a space for reflection and instruction on ways that arts pedagogy can create meaningful platforms for democracy, protest, and self-care. Guest facilitators will share insights into empowering students during moments of societal change, lead a guided exploration of the Art Center’s exhibition Public School and introduce teaching artists to experiential processes that can be incorporated into their own classroom practices. Organized by Chicago Artists Coalition and Hyde Park Art Center.