Calendar

Oct
7
Sat
Drawing Hour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm

Drawing Hour. 1 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., free, 773-702-9507. Develop drawing skills by closely examining and drawing ancient artifacts, or come by to fun and get inspired. Materials are provided, personal sketchbooks are allowed as well. Pencils only. For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawing-hour-tickets-35638073437

Family Day: Let’s Type! @ Smart Museum of Art
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm

Family Day: Let’s Type! 1 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., free, 773-702-0200. Learn about graphic design, printmaking, and typography and design you own posters, signs, and revolutionary manifestos inspired by the posters on view in Revolution Every Day. Plus, learn how to write your name in Cyrillic and type a letter on a Soviet-era typewriter. All materials provided, best for ages 4-12 accompanied by an adult. For more information visit http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1317/family-day-lets-type/

Hyde Park OWL, The Voice of Women 40+ @ Community Room, Lower Level, Treasure Island
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm

Hyde Park OWL, The Voice of Women 40+. 1 p.m., Community Room, Lower Level, Treasure Island, 1526 E. 56th St. Social time: 1 p.m. Program at 1:30 p.m., 773-548-4228. This event will include a presentation and discussion led by Margaret Huyck, Ph.D., president of Chicago Hyde Park Village, and former president of OWL National and Hyde Park OWL, on Resilience in Later Life in which she will discuss the latest research on issues related to “successful aging.” With the demographic of people entering middle age and beyond, this topic should interest everyone age 40+. Hyde Park OWL welcomes men to attend and join in the discussion. For information, contact Dee Spiech at: 773-548-4228 or at: djspiech@aol.com.

Cauleen Smith Reading and Performance @ The Roundhouse, DuSable Museum of African American Historyx
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

Cauleen Smith Reading and Performance. 2 p.m., The Roundhouse, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Place, free, 773-702-0200. Reading and performance by interdisciplinary filmmaker Cauleen Smith. Event begins at The Roundhouse and will proceed to the nearby Smart Museum of Art. To learn more visit http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1320/cauleen-smith-reading-and-performance/

Classical Improvisation with Eric Sutz @ Fulton Recital Hall
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm

Classical Improvisation with Eric Sutz. 4 p.m. Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St., Goodspeed Hall, 4th floor. This piano program focuses on “licks” that were used by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, and Clementi to improvise over chord changes.  Eric Sutz, piano faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, will teach UChicago piano students how to immediately apply these concepts to Classical improvisation. The public is invited to attend and observe.

Faded by T. Murph – A Lit Birthday Comedy Show @ The Revival
Oct 7 @ 9:30 pm

Faded by T. Murph – A Lit Birthday Comedy Show. 9:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., $20-$30. Hosted by comedian T. Murph, come experience a night of comedy with special guests and the birthday boy himself. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. for the 10:00 p.m. show. For more information and ticket sales visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/faded-by-t-murph-a-lit-birthday-comedy-show-tickets-37078777622?aff=eiosprexshreclip&ref=eiosprexshreclip

Oct
8
Sun
Hyde Park Used Book Sale @ Lake Park Shopping Center
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am

Hyde Park Used Book Sale. 9 a.m., Lake Park Shopping Center, free, 773-419-1384. Come take advantage of this day-long opportunity to get your hands on some used book and raise money for community organizations and events. Organized by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. For more information visit http://hydepark.org/booksale/booksale.html

Park Tour of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 @ Parking Lot East of Darrow Bridge
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am

Park Tour of the Columbian Exposition of 1893. 11 a.m., Parking Lot East of Darrow Bridge, free. Jackson Park Advisory Council and Friends of the White city host park tours of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, park history and nature. Meet in the lot east of the Darrow Bridge, across the basin from Museum of Science and Industry. The lot can be reached from Lake Shore Drive via 58th Street/Science Drive.

Building for Tomorrow, Today @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm

Building for Tomorrow, Today. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Open to young people in grades 6-8, this free workshop will help young artists explore the Fibonacci sequence as found in nature, art design, and how it is applied in architecture. Please only sign up for one of the two times this class is offered. For more information and to register visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-10-08-building-for-tomorrow-today.

Second Sunday – Sock Puppets @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm

Second Sunday – Sock Puppets. 1 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Join artist Dorian Sylvain to create a hand puppet from a cotton sock. Bring it to life with hair, facial features, and costumes at three different stations. Intended for younger children, students in grades 6-8 should see the “Building for Tomorrow, Today” event on the same day. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-10-08-october-8-2017-second-sunday

Films Inspired by Art/Architecture @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm

Films Inspired by Art/Architecture. 1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. The Hyde Park Art Center and South Side Projections have teamed up for a screening of Manfred Kirchheimer’s 1981 film Stations of the Elevated, which combines images of graffiti-covered subway trains crisscrossing the landscape set to ambient jazz and gospel music by Aretha Frinaklin and Charles Mingus. Following the screening there will be a discussion with legendary Chicago graffiti artist Gabriel “Flash” Carrasquillo Jr., a pioneer who began creating graffiti art in Chicago in the early 1980’s. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-10-08-films-inspired-by-architectsarchitecture.

Oct
9
Mon
Hyde Park Used Book Sale @ Lake Park Shopping Center
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am

Hyde Park Used Book Sale. 9 a.m., Lake Park Shopping Center, free, 773-419-1384. Come take advantage of this day-long opportunity to get your hands on some used book and raise money for community organizations and events. Organized by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. For more information visit http://hydepark.org/booksale/booksale.html

Pod Save America Takes Hyde Park @ International House Assembly Hall
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am

Pod Save America Takes Hyde Park. 10:30 a.m., International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., free, 773-834-4671. Join the IOP as we welcome the hosts of Crooked Media’s Pod Save America: Jon Favreau, former head speechwriter for Barack Obama from 2005-2013, Jon Lovett, former speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and President Obama, Dan Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to President Obama for Strategy and Communications, and Tommy Vietor, former spokesperson for the National Security Council. For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pod-save-america-takes-hyde-park-registration-37812368813

Holiday Stocking Knit Along @ Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

Holiday Stocking Knit Along. 6 p.m., Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312- 747-0511. Learn colorwork knitting and basic sock construction as we knit together the Falling Snow Stocking. Must know how to knit and purl and bring supplies. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/59bbd1d1bfc5882400d7eca7

Sin País @ Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

Sin País. 6 p.m., Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312- 747-0511. Film exploring one family’s “complex and emotional journey involving deportation. To learn more about the screening, visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/59836b8602893b3a00106d40.

Oct
10
Tue
Nathaniel Tarn – “Gondwana and Other Poems.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Oct 10 @ 1:58 pm – 2:58 pm

Nathaniel Tarn – “Gondwana and Other Poems.” 6 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. Nathaniel Tarn reads from and discusses his latest collection, “Gondwana and Other Poems.” He will be joined in conversation by Peter O’Leary. RSVP is requested but not required. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/nathaniel-tarn-gondwana-and-other-poems-peter-oleary

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel @ International House Assembly Hall
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel 5:30 p.m., International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., free, 773-834-4671. Join the IOP as we welcome Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Chairwoman McDaniel will address the state of American politics, the future of the GOP, and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rnc-chairwoman-ronna-mcdaniel-registration-37707380791

Oct
11
Wed
Butterflies in Migration @ Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm

Butterflies in Migration. 6:30 p.m., Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312- 747-0511. Learn more about Monarch butterflies and their migrations from Lincoln Park Zoo educators at this drop-in workshop. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/59836b6b28df814000cb793b

Letters from Baghdad: Screening followed by Discussion with Filmmakers @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm

Letters from Baghdad: Screening followed by Discussion with Filmmakers. 6:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., free with registration 773-702-9514. Join filmmakers for a screening of a film detailing the story of Gertrude Bell, a British explorer and spy in post-WWI Iraq. Discussion led by McGuire Gibson, Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology, will follow the screening. For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-letters-from-baghdad-screening-followed-by-discussion-with-filmakers-tickets-37463821298?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing.

Oct
12
Thu
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) @ Quadrangle Club Main Dining Room
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). 5:30 p.m., Quadrangle Club Main Dining Room, 1155 E. 57th St., free, 773-834-4671. Join the IOP as we welcome Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). Drawing on his years of public service, the senator will discuss the importance of institutional norms, the state of American public education, and the challenges and opportunities for bipartisan collaboration – both in Colorado and across the country. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senator-michael-bennet-d-co-registration-37815841199