Calendar

Apr
23
Sat
Discussion. Alternative Cartographies @ Hyde Park Art Center
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Discussion. Alternative Cartographies. 2-4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join us for an informative conversation on gender, sexuality and topography.

Event. St. Thomas the Apostle School Starry Night Benefit @ St. Thomas the Apostle School
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Event. St. Thomas the Apostle School Starry Night Benefit. $100. 6 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle School, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave. Please join us for a benefit featuring dinner and drinks and a silent auction.

Apr
24
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Apr 24 @ 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.

Performance. Pacifica Quartet @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm

Performance. Pacifica Quartet. $30/$5 for students. 2 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. A 2 p.m. lecture with Patrick Fitzbibbon will be followed by the concert at 3 p.m.

Event. Opening Reception of “Between the Ticks of the Watch.” @ The Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event. Opening Reception of “Between the Ticks of the Watch.” 4-7 p.m. The Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Join us to celebrate the opening of “Between the Ticks of the Watch.” Artist Kevin Beasley performs a new work in the gallery at 5 p.m.

Music. Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Music. Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz. $10 for adults, $5 for University students with ID or children. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. Featuring saxophonist Melvin Butler. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Apr
25
Mon
Event. Lab Presents: The Great Indoors @ University of Chicago Lab School, Gordon Parks Assembly Hall,
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Event. Lab Presents: The Great Indoors. 5-6:30 p.m. University of Chicago Lab School, Gordon Parks Assembly Hall, 1362 E. 59th St. Lab is pleased to welcome Luke Leung and Jack Gilbert for this lecture. Using the Hebrew, Islamic, Chinese, and Christianity culture/words, this discussion will touch on the work of this collaboration, and how we can develop positive habitats that are symbiotic with humans, beautiful, and are shadows of heavenly home. Immediately following the talk, please join us in the lobby for a reception and informational exhibit on the interactions and impact of tiny organisms (microbes) on the daily life of humans. This lecture is free and open to all (best for children in third grade and higher) but due to space limitations, reservations are required.

Discussion. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

Discussion. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “Gentleman Jole an the Red Queen” by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Apr
26
Tue
Meeting. Monthly 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman @ Parkside Community Academy
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm

Meeting. Monthly 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman. 6 p.m. Parkside Community Academy, 6938 S. East End Ave.

Apr
27
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Apr 27 @ 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.

Event. Money Smart-Demystifying Investing @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm

Event. Money Smart-Demystifying Investing. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This seminar is intended to help investors feel more comfortable with the investment process. By familiarizing themselves with the strategies and terminology used by financial advisors, they’ll feel more in control of their own financial destiny and more comfortable with the collective decisions they’ll make with the guidance of their financial advisor.

Reading. Nonfiction Writer Jeff Hobbs
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Reading. Nonfiction Writer Jeff Hobbs. Free. 7 p.m. Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room, 915 E. 60th St.

Performance. Ken Vandermark @ Stony Island Arts Bank
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Performance. Ken Vandermark. Free. 7:30 p.m. Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. New music composed by Ken Vandermark to celebrate the art and artists of the “Monster Roster” exhibit at the Smart Museum. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Apr
28
Thu
Family. Dia Celebration: Bang the Drum of Diverse Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

Family. Dia Celebration: Bang the Drum of Diverse Fun. 4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. School age children are invited to listen to stories and decorate their very own drum or musical instrument in celebration of Dia de Los Libros, Dia de los Ninos.

Discussion. Jose Orduna-“The Weight of Shadows.” @ International House, Coulter Lounger
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Jose Orduna-“The Weight of Shadows.” 6 p.m. International House, Coulter Lounger, 1414 E. 59th St. José Orduña discusses “The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement.” Tracing his story of becoming a US citizen, Orduña’s memoir explores the complex issues of immigration and assimilation.