Calendar

May
6
Sat
Read/Write Library: Why We Ask & Who We Ask @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Read/Write Library: Why We Ask & Who We Ask. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. In this 45-minute workshop, participants will discuss the role of libraries and other institutional keepers of knowledge and explore simple approaches to transferring that authority to their own communities by challenging and adding to the record. Questions will be generated about Chicago, neighborhoods, schools, or whatever line of local inquiry participants choose, and work together to compile potential sources. Participants can either take their questions with them to do their own research, or leave their questions in the Q&A card exchange for others to check out and research.

Intellectual Property Rights & Protections for Creative People @ Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
May 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Intellectual Property Rights & Protections for Creative People. 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $20. What are intellectual property rights for creative people, and what should you know about the legal protections for your creations? The Lakeside Quilting Guild has brought together a distinguished assembly of professionals in the field who will provide different perspectives of this very timely and relevant topic. Leading this lively discussion will be panelists: Carolyn Mazloomi, historian, curator, author and artist; James Harris, Intellectual Property Attorney and Hague Williams, artist and educator. The public is invited to meet this diverse and dynamic group of experts to ask questions about intellectual property protections, rights and fair use of imagery. Proceeds to benefit the guild’s programs and service projects. Pre-register at http://lakesidequiltingguild.weebly.com/.

Who’s Got Next? @ The Revival
May 6 @ 4:30 pm

Who’s Got Next? 4:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $10 or $5 with Student ID. Stand Up Comedy Showcase Hosted by Quenton. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

The Last Circus (Closing Night) @ The Revival
May 6 @ 7:30 pm

The Last Circus (Closing Night). 7:30 p.m. $15 or $5 with Student ID. Hilarious Sketch Comedy Revue. Step right up! Step right up! The Revival presents THE LAST CIRCUS. Join us under the big top for a sketch comedy revue that doesn’t avoid the elephant in the room. We’ll dazzle you with acts in all three rings: politics, pop culture and current events. Marvel at the wonder! Behold the beauty! Enjoy the spectacle! Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL) meeting @ Community Room, Lower level of Treasure Island
May 6 @ 8:17 pm – 9:17 pm

Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL) meeting. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Community Room, Lower level of Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St. Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL), the Voice of Women 40+, the Chicago Hyde Park Village and the SHARE Program of University of Chicago Medicine will co-sponsor the May meeting and program. Speaker will be Larry Hable, an experienced hearing expert and dispenser for 55 years, who will discuss: “Can You Hear Me? Coping With Hearing Loss.” Larry will demonstrate devices he recommends for various kinds of hearing loss and will discuss pros, cons, and costs of various options. Social time: 1 p.m. Business Meeting: 1:30 p.m., Program: 1:45 p.m. -3 p.m. For more information, contact: Dolores Rosenblum at: dolrosen@aol.com.

Open Mic @ The Revival
May 6 @ 9:30 pm

Open Mic. 9:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $5 (free for performers). All genres of performance are welcome. All genres of performance are welcome (jazz, opera, spoken word/poetry, instruments & comedy). Enjoy must-see performances in a comfortable environment. Singers/vocalists can bring tracks (originals only). Signup begins at 9:15 p.m. Hosted by Ben Noble and Adrienne Brandyburg. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

Open Mic @ The Revival
May 6 @ 9:30 pm

Open Mic. 9:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $5 (free for performers). All genres of performance are welcome. All genres of performance are welcome (jazz, opera, spoken word/poetry, instruments & comedy). Enjoy must-see performances in a comfortable environment. Singers/vocalists can bring tracks (originals only). Signup begins at 9:15 p.m. Hosted by Ben Noble and Adrienne Brandyburg. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

May
8
Mon
Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop @ HYDE PARK ART CENTER
May 8 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Graff, Music Production, Slam Poetry, And Footworking taught by Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble. This event is held in conjunction with “PUBLIC SCHOOL.”

May
9
Tue
Preschool Story Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
May 9 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme & will include picture books, action activities or flannel board stories & a simple craft that accompanies the theme of the week. For children ages 2-5.

Art & Pedagogy In Brazil @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art & Pedagogy In Brazil. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Jackman Goldwasser resident artist, Bianca Bernardo from Rio De Janero discusses her recent projects generating films and books with school teachers and elementary school students that imagine a museum that could represent them. She will show the film “Bispo Para Educa√ß√£o – Expedi√ß√£o Col√¥nia, 2016” and talk about the book “O Museu Que N√≥s Queremos.” This public program is held in conjunction with “Public School,” Chicago Artists Coalition, and is part of the Teaching Artists Summit yearlong event series.

May
10
Wed
Investing Made Simple @ Blackstone Public Library
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Investing Made Simple. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Financial Educator Karen Chan will make stocks, bonds and mutual funds crystal clear using the story of a young company called Freddie’s Finest Furniture. You’ll learn how to put that information into use as she explains index funds and target date retirement funds, and how they can simplify your investing decisions. Presented by Karen Chan, CFP (R), and Karen Chan Financial Education & Consulting, LLC. This program is part of the Smart Investing@Your Library¬Æ, a partnership with FINRA Investor Education Association and the American Library Association.

Family Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Story Time. 6:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Stories, games and crafts for children of all ages.

May
11
Thu
Tea Time Concert: Singing is Instrumental @ University of Chicago, Fulton Recital Hall Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tea Time Concert: Singing is Instrumental. 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Chicago, Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St., Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor.This concert features singers from the Vocal Studies Program. Complimentary tea and cookies will be served at 4:15 p.m. Admission is free.

University of Chicago Service League Film Series @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

University of Chicago Service League Film Series. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Donation, Members $2, Non-Members $5. “Pink” (Hindi, 2016) a courtroom drama about a well-known barrister who comes out of retirement to defend a woman who is molested by a group of young men who accuse her of being a prostitute.

From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour @ Black Sphere, across the street from Cobb Hall
May 11 @ 5:30 pm

From Spaces to Places: Public Art Walking Tour. 5:30 p.m. Free. Begins at Black Sphere, across the street from Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., and ends at The Smart Museum Of Art. Public art on the University of Chicago campus. This one-hour tour covers a small sample of the stunning works that have helped shape U. of C.’s intellectual and cultural life for decades.

Classic Kink (Part II) @ Leather Archives & Museum
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Classic Kink (Part II). 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview Avenue. Free. University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art, Office Of LGBTQ Student Life, And The Leather Archives & Museum are partnering for a special two-part program that explores classicism in relation to the history of LGBTQ communities. This Two-Part Program Explores Themes Of Classicism In Relation To Contemporary LGBTQ Communities. Part II features a discussion of the history and future of Chicago’s active LGBTQ community and a tour of classically-themed 1960s and 70s physique photography and murals by Chuck Renslow and Etienne at the Leather Archives & Museum, which preserves the history and culture of fetish, kink, and leather communities in Chicago. Following the tour, the University of Chicago student organization RACK (risk-aware consensual kink) will give a demonstration about the aesthetics and safe practice of contemporary kink.

Martin L. Deppe book signing @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Martin L. Deppe book signing. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Martin L. Deppe, retired United Methodist Church pastor in Chicago, attended the first organizing meeting of Operation Breadbasket and worked with Breadbasket until its closing. His new book, “Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966-1971,”was just released by the University of Georgia Press. During the event, He will be reading and signing copies of his book.

Podcast Workshop 4, Session 2 @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Podcast Workshop 4, Session 2. 6:30p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Over the course of two 90 minute sessions, participants will have the chance to record ambient noise, collect interviews and record their narration for their pieces. Workshops also include a basic lesson in editing and production, and participants will be able to select a backing score from our library of local and independent music. This event is in conjunction with public school and will be led by David Ladon and Jim Duignan. Limited spots available. Please RSVP To Exhibitions@hydeparkart.org.

May
12
Fri
Panel: “The Future of Latin American-China Relations.” @ International House, Assembly Hall
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Panel: “The Future of Latin American-China Relations.” 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St. As President Trump withdrew from Trans-Pacific Partnership creating a degree of uncertainty in global trade, Chinese President Xi Jinping praised open trade and globalization during his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos; as the current administration plans to build a wall on the border with Mexico, China is building a bridge to Latin America through investments, trade, and cultural exchanges; as Ford canceled its factory in Mexico, Huawei is selling more smartphones and building more telecom towers in the Dominican Republic. At this critical juncture in history, the University of Chicago plans to host a panel dedicated to fostering conversations about opportunities and challenges affecting the future development of the relationship between China and Latin America. We are inviting renowned academia in this arena to discuss this important topic. Moderators: Professor Dali Yang (University of Chicago) and Professor James A. Robinson (University of Chicago). Speakers: Professor Kevin P. Gallagher (Boston University), Ted Piccone (J.D. Columbia University School of Law) and Professor Riordan Roett (Columbia university). For more information contact: Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) 773-702-8647.

Off Off Campus @ The Revival
May 12 @ 7:30 pm

Off Off Campus. 7:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $5. University of Chicago’s Student Improv Troupe. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.