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Calendar

Feb
1
Wed
Book Discussion: Jonathan Lear @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Book Discussion: Jonathan Lear. 6-7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Jonathan Lear discusses his book, “Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis.” He will be joined in conversation by Martha Nussbaum.

Oriental Institute Lecture Series @ Oriental Institute Museum
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

Oriental Institute Lecture Series. Free. 7 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. The lecture will focus on economic growth and growing inequality in time of the empire, the Babylonian economy in the sixth century BCE.

Feb
2
Thu
Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Need health care? Get help with signing up with the Affordable Care Act sponsored by Get Covered Illinois and Near North Health Service Corporation. A health insurance counselor with be available to guide you through the process on the computer.

Lunchtime Gallery Talk @ Oriental Institute Museum
Feb 2 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Gallery Talk. Free. 12:15-1 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. The talk will focus on the organization of irrigated agriculture in Southern Mesopotamia.

Shadow Seeker Story Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm

Shadow Seeker Story Crafts. 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Will the groundhog see his shadow? Are we doomed to 6 more weeks of winter? This program will include stories and crafts in celebration of Groundhog Day. Open to children ages 7 & up.

Raise a Glass for Ray @ The Promontory
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Raise a Glass for Ray. $35-$40. 6-8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a night out to benefit Ray Elementary School. Tickets include beer, wine and light appetizers. Child care will be provided by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club from 5:45-8:30 p.m. for $20/child or $35/two children, including dinner and activities! For more information, visit http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html.

Extended Play Series @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

Extended Play Series. Free/Suggested donation of $10. 7 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Extended Play is a free concert series funded by the Chicago Community Trust and curated by Old Town School of Music. This concert will feature music by El Tuyero Illustrado from Venezuela.

Feb
3
Fri
Amplify Workshop: Learn and Share Day @ Logan Center for the Arts
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Amplify Workshop: Learn and Share Day. Free. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. In this workshop, we will examine collaborative art making projects that nurture our ability to address critical issues through our creative practice and classroom spaces. Space is limited, please register in advance. Teachers, teaching artists and other arts education advocates are welcome to attend. CPDUs will be provided.

Taize Worship @ Hyde Park Union Church
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

Taize Worship. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. First Fridays of every month, come for an ecumenical worship in the Spirit of Taize.

Taize Worship @ Hyde Park Union Church
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

Taize Worship. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. First Fridays of every month, come for an ecumenical worship in the Spirit of Taize.

Hyde Park Community Players Staged Readings @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Staged Readings. $5. 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.  The Hyde Park Community Players presents monthly staged readings the first Friday of each month. The night will consist of a one-hour staged reading, followed by snacks and a moderated discussion. Modeled after a literary salon, the presentations give actors, directors, writers and audience an opportunity to explore different kinds of theater in a relaxed, friendly setting. 

Feb
4
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Feb 4 @ 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.

Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride. Pathfinder modules (Pathfinder Society) PFS 0-03: Murder on the Silken Caravan (character levels 1-5) and PFS 6-10: The Wounded Wisp (character levels 1-2) will be played. To sign up for Pathfinder go to Warhorn at www.warhorn.net or call the library at 312-747-0511. Space is limited. Dungeons & Dragons RPG will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.

HPKCC Forum featuring 4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates @ Kenwood Academy High School
Feb 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

HPKCC Forum featuring 4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. Moderator for the event will be Fylynne Crawford (Kimbark Laundry, HPKCC board member). The audience will be invited to submit their own questions for a wide-ranging written follow-up survey which will be printed in the Hyde Park Herald.

Family Day: Sewing and Citizenship @ Smart Museum of Art
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Sewing and Citizenship. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, Chicago-based artist Aram Han Sifuentes leads a collaborative embroidery workshop. Stitch intricate designs that reflect the fabric of our neighborhoods, city, nation and shared planet. Inspired by Smart Museum’s collection-based project on belonging. All materials will be provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

Hyde Park OWL Meeting @ Treasure Island Foods, Community Room
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hyde Park OWL Meeting. 1-3 p.m. Treasure Island Foods, Community Room, 1526 E. 56th St. The program will feature a panel discussion of the book “Negroland” by local author Margo Jefferson. All are encouraged to read the book and to attend. For more information, contact Dolores Rosenblum at dolrosen@aol.com

Mad Hatters @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm

Mad Hatters. 1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a fun program filled with books, poems, songs and lots of hats! This program is sponsored ty the Junior League of Chicago. Open to children ages 3-9 and their families.

University Chamber Orchestra @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm

University Chamber Orchestra. Free. 8 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. The University Chamber Orchestra invites you to enjoy a sneak peek of the March 2017 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe” with musical selections from the performance featuring vocalists from the cast.

Feb
5
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Feb 5 @ 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.

Dances of Universal Peace @ First Unitarian Church
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dances of Universal Peace. 2-4 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. There are no performances nor audience: new arrivals and former participants hold hands to form a circle as everyone dances and sings sacred phases from many traditions. All chants and movements taught. No prior experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Contact Barbara Randolph at 773-391-1292.

Feb
6
Mon
In Plain Sight: A Women’s History of HIV/AIDS in Chicago @ Hyde Park Art Center
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

In Plain Sight: A Women’s History of HIV/AIDS in Chicago. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. “In Plain Sight” Shows that women living with HIV have moved from the margins of what was once a deadly epidemic to becoming survivors and history makers.

Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn and size US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.

Feb
7
Tue
Activity. Chess in the Library for the Youth @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Activity. Chess in the Library for the Youth. 4-5:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. U.F.O. Unlimited Financial Options, NFP presents its 1st Chicago Public Library Annual Chess program. Children and young adults can learn to play chess in a friendly environment.

Feb
8
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Feb 8 @ 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.

Offen Poetry Prize Reading @ Logan Center for the Arts, Seminar Terrace 801
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Offen Poetry Prize Reading. 6-7:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Seminar Terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St. Roger Reeves reads from his work. Presented by the Offen Poetry Prize Series and the Program in Poetry and Poetics.