Calendar

Apr
16
Thu
Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With Katha Pollit, author of “PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.” To RSVP, visitsemcoop.com.

Author Talk @ International House, home room
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., International House, home room, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. Chigozie Obioma, author of “The Fishermen,” presents.

Lecture. “Countering Violent Extremism: Preventing the Spread of Radical Ideologies.” @ Quadrangle Club
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm

Lecture. “Countering Violent Extremism: Preventing the Spread of Radical Ideologies.” 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, free. Farah Pandith, the country’s first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, presents. For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Apr
17
Fri
Artist Talk @ The Great Frame Up
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Artist Talk. 5-7 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Presented by Artist of the Month Carolyn Pereira, whose oil and watercolor paintings are currently on display at the store in an exhibit entitled “Air Born.”

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With Ronald Rosbottom, author of “When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944.” To RSVP, visitsemcoop.com.

Concert @ Rockefeller Chapel
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

Concert. 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2787, $35 general admission, $5 students. Professional vocal ensemble Blue Heron performs music from Tudor England, preceded by a 6:30 p.m. lecture.

Play. “The Musical of Musicals! (The Musical!)” @ University Church
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm

Play. “The Musical of Musicals! (The Musical!)” 8 p.m., University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., $15 tickets at the door, $12.75 advance tickets. A Hyde Park Community Players production of Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell’s 2003 play, directed by Corinna Christman. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.

Apr
18
Sat
Teacher Program. “Geometry and Islamic Arts.” @ Oriental Institute Museum
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Teacher Program. “Geometry and Islamic Arts.” 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $15-$40. Teachers learn about the relationship between Islam, arts and geometry using Islamic literature and objects in the Oriental Institute’s exhibit, “A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christans, and Jews in Old Cairo.” Workshop recommended for librarians and math, social science, art and history teachers. CPDUs available. To register, visitoi.uchicago.edu/register.

Workshop. LEGO Architects @ Robie House
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. LEGO Architects. 10 a.m.-noon, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, gowright.org, $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Participants use LEGOs to create a 3D model of their own floor plan design. Visit gowright.org to buy required advance tickets. Space is limited. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up with an adult.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Rick Riodan’s “The Red Pyramid.” Open to children ages 6 to 9.

Book Discussion @ Blackstone Library
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.”

Curator Tour @ Smart Museum
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

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

Book Launch @ 57th Street Books
Apr 18 @ 4:30 pm

Book Launch. 4:30 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300. For Hyde Park author Liesl Shurtliff’s new novel, “Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk.” To RSVP, visit semcoop.com.

Author Discussion. “A New Deal Town: The WPA and Black Writers on Chicago’s South Side.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm

Author Discussion. “A New Deal Town: The WPA and Black Writers on Chicago’s South Side.” 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With Christopher Bensen, of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Brian Dolinar, author of “The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation.” To RSVP, visit semcoop.com.

Starry Night Benefit @ St. Thomas the Apostle School
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm

Starry Night Benefit. 6 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle School, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-66701142, $100 reservations. A fundraiser for the school including a silent auction and dinner. For more information, visit stapostleschool.com.

Tenth Annual Taste of Hyde Park @ Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tenth Annual Taste of Hyde Park. 6-9 p.m., Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., 773-624-3185, $40 at the door, $35 in advance, $25 students with ID, $15 kids ages 6-17, free for kids under 5. A fundraiser for the Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project including a dinner and silent auction. To buy advance tickets, send an e-mail to hpthp@yahoo.com. Program will recognize donors who give upwards of $100.

Play. “The Musical of Musicals! (The Musical!)” @ University Church
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

Play. “The Musical of Musicals! (The Musical!)” 8 p.m., University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., $15 tickets at the door, $12.75 advance tickets. A Hyde Park Community Players production of Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell’s 2003 play, directed by Corinna Christman. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.

Apr
19
Sun
Performance. “Outpost.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Performance. “Outpost.” 3-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave.,773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Artist Lou Mallozzi watches passersby with a telescope and describes them over a loudspeaker.

Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Apr 19 @ 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 the Morgan Park High School Jazz Band and saxophonist Diane “Lil Sax” Ellis.

Apr
21
Tue
Chicago Storytelling Guild Meeting @ Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A chance to share favorite stories. Possible themes include: spring, reawakenings, stormy weather. To be on the group e-mail list, send a message to cslighton@yahoo.com.