Calendar

Aug
25
Tue
Meeting. Monthly 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman @ South Shore Cultural Center
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

Meeting. Monthly 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman. 6 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr.

Meeting. Elm Park Advisory Council @ Nichols Park Field House
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm

Meeting. Elm Park Advisory Council. 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park Field House, 1355 E. 53rd St. Meets on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.

Aug
26
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Aug 26 @ 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.

Activity. Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator, Washington Park
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm

Activity. Committed Knitters. Free. 12 p.m. Arts Incubator, Washington Park. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Audition. Hyde Park Community Players Audition @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Audition. Hyde Park Community Players Audition for Fall Production of the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Free. 5-9 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Directed by Corinna Christman. Running Nov. 13-15, 20-22. Visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org for more information.

Meeting. The Forty Plus Group @ Suite 306
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting. The Forty Plus Group. 7-9 p.m. 1424-28 E. 53rd St., Suite 306. The Forty Plus Group includes, but is not limited to, individuals who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or transgender women who are at least 40 years of age. For more information or questions, email Phyllis Price at fortyplus@affinity95.org. Please bring a dish and/or beverage to share.

Movie. “The Wiz” @ Picnic grove behind South Shore Cultural Center
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm

Movie. “The Wiz”, Movies in the Parks at South Shore. Free. 8 p.m. Picnic grove behind South Shore Cultural Center. Movies in the Parks shows screenings of classic movies under a nighttime sky.

Movie. “The Wiz” @ South Shore Cultural Center
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm

Movie. “The Wiz”, Movies in the Parks at South Shore. Free. 8 p.m. Picnic grove behind South Shore Cultural Center. Movies in the Parks shows screenings of classic movies under a nighttime sky.

Aug
27
Thu
Event. Back to School-a-Palooza @ Blackstone Library
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am

Event. Back to School-a-Palooza. 11:00 a.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.Get ready for the start of school with the Chicago Public Library. Come learn more and celebrate with us at this special back-to-school concert for school-aged children. All are welcome.

Film. Alexander Nevsky @ Ida Noyes Hall
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

Film. Alexander Nevsky. General $5. 7 p.m. Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. Historical drama about the battle between the people of Novgorod and the Teutonic Knights. Presented by Doc Films.

Aug
28
Fri
Film. Oslo @ Ida Noyes Hall
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm

Film. Oslo, August 31st. General $5. 7 p.m. Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. Honest and heartbreaking tale of young recovering drug addict. Presented by Doc Films.

Aug
29
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 29 @ 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.

Event. Annual Outdoor Summer Concert and Bake Sale @ Harold Washington Park
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm

Event. Annual Outdoor Summer Concert and Bake Sale. 12 p.m. Harold Washington Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Violin, cello, and guitar students of all levels play selected pieces from the Suzuki Repertoire in Washington Park. Bring your picnic baskets and lunches.

Music. A Quest To Vibe @ The Promontory
Aug 29 @ 10:00 pm

Music. A Quest To Vibe. $20 advance/$25 at door. 10 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest.

Aug
30
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 30 @ 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.

Event. Annual 5th Ward back-to-school Picnic @ 63rd St. Beach pavilion
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am

Event. Annual 5th Ward back-to-school Picnic. Free. 11 a.m. 63rd St. Beach pavilion. Includes Tumblers, South Shore Drill Team, and more. Backpacks to appropriately aged children with parents.

Event. The Indie City Book Fair @ Southside Hub of Production
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Event. The Indie City Book Fair. 12-5 p.m. Southside Hub of Production, 1448 E. 57th St. Features everything from murder mysteries to memoirs from some of Chicago’s many talented self-published authors and independent presses. Authors will read from their books on the half hour. Featured authors and guests include: M.L. Kennedy, K.B. Jensen, Samantha Clark, Melanie Holmes, Tyler Coulson, L. Nahay, Frank Heiberger, Connie Corcoran Wilson, Janina Rusiecki, Elizabeth Wheeler and Featherproof Books.

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park
Aug 30 @ 1:55 pm – 2:55 pm

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park. Free. 4-6 p.m. Every Sunday throughout the summer.

Performance. Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 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. Joan Collaso hosts 5th Sunday Jam. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Aug
31
Mon
Event. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm

Event. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m.? Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis.