January – February 2015
Zen Meditation at Rockefeller. 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Participants meditate in Rockefeller Chapel.
Family Fun Wednesdays. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play classic board games, listen to stories and make crafts.
Lecture. “On Sight and Insight.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A conversation on blindness with James Kesteloot, former executive director of Chicago Lighthouse, and Rachel DeWoskin, author of “Blind,” as part of the Friends of Blackstone Library’s Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series.
Talk. “Jewish Liturgy 101.” 7-8:30 p.m., Disciples Divinity House, 1156 E. 57th St., 773-702-8200. U. of C. graduate student Emilie Amar-Zifkin presents.
Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for infants to children age 3.
Homeschool Workshop. “All Bones About It.” 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $16 non-members, $10 members, $8 each additional non-member, $5 each additional member. A crash course in bioarchaeology for kids. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu.
Tea Time Concert. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Pianist Amy Briggs performs as part of Fulton Hall’s Tea Time Concert Series. Complimentary tea and cookies will be served at 4:15 p.m.
Author Talk. 5-6:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721. Laurence Ralph, of Harvard University, presents on his book, “Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago.”
Film Screening. “The Punk Singer.” 6-8 p.m., Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, room 105, 5733 S. University Ave., 773-702-9936. With Sini Anderson, director of the 2013 biopic on Bikini Kill lead singer Kathleen Hanna.
Reading. 6 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524. Poet Daniel Borzutzky presents.
Jumu’ah Prayers. Noon and 12:45 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.
Concert. “Earthly Love, Divine Love.” 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $35 general admission, $5 students. Early music group ALBA Consort performs. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.
U. of C. Revels. 8 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-493-8601, $60 dinner and play package, $30 general admission, $10 students. A campus musical and Hyde Park tradition of more than a century. Cash bar opens at 5 p.m.
Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference 5th Ward Forum. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. A forum hosted by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference featuring all 5th ward candidates: Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), Jedidiah Brown, Tiffany Brooks, Robin Boyd Clark, Jocelyn Hare and Anne Marie Miles.
Workshop. 2-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A workshop focusing on early Arabic music with early music group ALBA Consort, held in conjunction with the Oriental Institute’s upcoming exhibit, “A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo.” To register, visit orientalinstitute.eventbrite.com.
Chicago South Asian A Cappella Showcase. 7:30-9:30 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. A cappella student groups from around Chicago perform a blend of Western and South Asian songs.
Concert. 8-9:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8484, free (donations requested: $10 general admission, $5 students). The University Symphony Orchestra performs works by Manuel de Falla and Antonin Dvorak, followed by a reception.
U. of C. Revels. 8 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-493-8601, $70 dinner and play package, $30 general admission, $10 students. A campus musical and Hyde Park tradition of more than a century. Cash bar opens at 5 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Annual Public Lecture. 2 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-8063, free. Philosopher Cornel West, of Union Theological Seminary, gives a talk in celebration of the publication of his new book, “The Radical King.”
Concert. 2:30-5 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, $25 general admission, $10 students, free for International House residents. The Chicago Ensemble performs. Preceded by a reception.