Calendar

Apr
23
Thu
Author Talk @ International House, assembly hall
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm

Author Talk. 5 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Christian Parenti, author of “Climate Change and the Political Ecology of American Power,” presents. Co-sponsored by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

Author Talk @ Quadrangle Club
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, free. Peter Slevin, author of “Michelle Obama: A Life,” presents. For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Book Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Book Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. For Anne Balay’s “Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers.” With the U. of C. LGBT Alumni Network. To RSVP, visit semcoop.com.

Panel Discussion. “How to Make a Smart Museum: The Technology Question.” @ Chicago Innovation Exchange
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion. “How to Make a Smart Museum: The Technology Question.” 6 p.m., Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E. 53rd St., 773-702-0200, free. A discussion on the role of technology in experiencing art. Panelists to be announced. Space is limited. Register in advance at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Apr
24
Fri
Author Conversation @ Logan Center, room 801
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

Author Conversation. 1 p.m., Logan Center, room 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524. Featuring short fiction writers Vu Tran and Ben Marcus. For more information, send an e-mail to Kelly O’Brien at kmobrien@uchicago.edu.

Discussion. “Atmospheres II: An Object Roundtable.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Discussion. “Atmospheres II: An Object Roundtable.” 1-2:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. A roundtable discussion with short presentations, structured around works from the Smart Museum’s collection. Space is limited. RSVP by sending an e-mail to aleonard@uchicago.edu.

Book Launch @ 57th Street Books
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm

Book Launch. 3 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300. For Hyde Park author Kate Hannigan’s latest book, “The Detective’s Assistant.” To RSVP, visitsemcoop.com.

Girl Scouts @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Girl Scouts. 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. Call Laura Stern at 773-387-4488 for more information.

Xbox Fun Friday @ Blackstone Library
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm

Xbox Fun Friday. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 5 and up to play Xbox dancing and sports games.

April After Hours at Robie House @ Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

April After Hours at Robie House. 5-8 p.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, flwright.org, $35 general admission, $30 Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members. A chance to gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music at the Robie House.

Concert. “40 Years in the Moment.” @ International House
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm

Concert. “40 Years in the Moment.” 8:30 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, $20 VIP, $15 general admission, 40yearsinthemoment.eventbrite.com. Featuring pianist Adegoke Steve Colson and vocalist Iqua Colson with a band.

Apr
25
Sat
Ancient Earth Day @ Oriental Institute
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ancient Earth Day. 1-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Participants learn how ancient Mesopotamians cared for the earth, their names for animals and nature gods and how they thought the planet was created. Featuring a chance to create a model ancient Mesopotamian temple from recycled materials. Participants are asked to bring their extra cardboard shoeboxes and paper towel rolls for craft making. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Earth Day Cleanup @ 63rd Street Beach, beach house
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Earth Day Cleanup. 1-3 p.m., 63rd Street Beach, beach house.

Presentation. “Bank on It for Teens.” @ Blackstone Library
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presentation. “Bank on It for Teens.” 1-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. An expert presentation focusing on banking basics for teens.

Curator Tour @ Smart Museum
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm

Curator Tour. 2 p.m., Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. With Alice Kain and Angela Steinmetz, guest curators of the museum’s exhibit, “Objects and Voices.” Space is limited. Register in advance by visiting smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Apr
26
Sun
Forty-Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forty-Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-363-4062, $10 adults at the door, $8 adults in advance, $5 kids age 3 through 8th grade. Advance tickets available at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and at BankFinancial, 1354 E. 55th St. For more information, visit hpnclub.org or send an e-mail to info@hpnclub.org.

Documentary Screening @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Documentary Screening. 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A screening of NOVA’s 2010 episode, “Building Pharaoh’s Ship.”

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians 50th Anniversary Concert @ Mandel Hall
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians 50th Anniversary Concert. “Together: A Power Stronger Than Itself.” 7 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-2787, $100 VIP, $35 general admission, $15 seniors 65 and older and students with ID. A reunion of 50 musicians from the collective, presented in conjunction with the DuSable Museum’s current exhibit, “Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.” To buy tickets, visit tinyurl.com/aacm50thkickoff.

Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 university students with ID and children with adults. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents pianist Marshall Vente.

Apr
28
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and crafts for children ages 2-3.