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Calendar

Aug
9
Tue
The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM @ The Promontory
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Moth’s mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. 17 and older.

Aug
10
Wed
Family Program: Drawing Hour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Family Program: Drawing Hour. Free. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Exercise your creativity in a morning of drawing in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery of the Oriental Institute Museum. Choose ancient sculptures and pottery to sketch, or grab a drawing worksheet to loosen up and get inspired. All materials are provided and you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook (only pencil is allowed in the gallery). Drop in at any time.

Family Program: Drawing Hour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Family Program: Drawing Hour. Free. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Exercise your creativity in a morning of drawing in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery of the Oriental Institute Museum. Choose ancient sculptures and pottery to sketch, or grab a drawing worksheet to loosen up and get inspired. All materials are provided and you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook (only pencil is allowed in the gallery). Drop in at any time.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Aug 10 @ 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.

Midweek on the Midway: “Zootopia.” @ Midway Plaisance Park
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway: “Zootopia.” Free. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and movies begin around 8 p.m. at dusk. There will be Looney Tunes cartoons before each movie. Join the University of Chicago Police Department before the film for some fun activities.

Aug
11
Thu
Family Workshop: Mummy Science @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Family Workshop: Mummy Science. $10 members/$14 non-members. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Get hands-on with our interactive mummy, learn about organic and inorganic materials, and the scientific principles that make mummification possible. Meet a real Egyptologist and see how science can show us what ancient Egyptians looked like using CT scans and 3-D modeling. For kids ages 5-12.

Workshop: Scratch an Etch @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Workshop: Scratch an Etch. Free. 5:30-8 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Learn the age-old art of etching as the Smart Museum and Spudnik Press team up in this two-day printmaking workshop. On Aug. 11, we’ll tour the “Prints and Privacy” exhibition at the Smart with curator Anne Leonard and then retire to the “studio” to etch our own copper plates! Space is limited, please register in advance.

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Nichols Park Fieldhouse
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Nichols Park Fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. We meet on the second Thursday of every month.

Revival Student Showcase @ The Revival
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm

Revival Student Showcase. Free. 8 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. The Revival offers a variety of classes for adults including improv, stand up comedy, spoken word, storytelling and more. Tonight, our students take the stage to share what they’ve learned!

Aug
12
Fri
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds @ Arts Incubator
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds. Free, donations welcome. 9:30 a.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. The Arts Incubator offers community yoga classes throughout the year. Beginner Yoga is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques and is great for stress relief and overall relaxation. All materials are provided.

Black Friday @ The Revival
Aug 12 @ 2:11 pm – 3:11 pm

Black Friday. $15/$10 with a student ID. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Martin Luther Kings of Comedy present stand up and music with a revolutionary fist in the air! This unique Chicago-based stand up collective brings you a comedy-variety show from voices that typically don’t get a chance to shine.

Aug
13
Sat
Bobolink Meadow Workday @ Jackson Park
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bobolink Meadow Workday. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Meet by the golf driving range parking lot. For more information, email parrybell@ameritech.net.

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 13 @ 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.

Wooded Island Workday @ Jackson Park
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wooded Island Workday. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Meet at the south entry. Parking available on street or in lot at 63rd/Hayes Dr./Cornell Dr. For more information, email sjlevy@jeromelevylaw.com.

YoMosas Yoga @ The Promontory
Aug 13 @ 12:30 pm

YoMosas Yoga. $20. 12:30 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Stretch out your weekend at the Promontory with midday yoga class in our beautiful music venue. All levels are welcome, and all participants are welcome to enjoy a complimentary mimosa and pastry after the class. Please bring your own mat.

Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Club. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Please join us as we read and evaluate “Summer Cooking” by The Chicago Tribune. Investigate cool summer cooking ideas for picnics, patios and grilling with this collection of the very best recipes form the Chicago’s Tribune legendary test kitchen.

The Kym Experience @ The Revival
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Kym Experience. $15/$10 with a student ID. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Starring Kimberly V. Banks. As Kym – with a y – prepares to embark on her next world tour, she takes her fans, The Kym-yatties, down memory lane of all of her great success and accomplishments.

Aug
14
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 14 @ 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.

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Nichols Park
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series. Free. 4-6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Featuring blue by Billy Flynn. Open lawn seating…bring your own blanket or chair.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Aug
15
Mon
Knitting and Crochet Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm

Knitting and Crochet Club. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This group is for anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting or other needlework. Bring your current project and get together to chat about our craft, learn techniques and trade ideas. All ages and levels are welcome with beginners especially encouraged to come.

Aug
16
Tue
Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am

Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. Open to children ages 3-5.

Take a Flight with Bessie Coleman @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 16 @ 3:30 pm

Take a Flight with Bessie Coleman. 3:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us as Gigi Coleman, the niece of Bessie Coleman, describes how Bessie Coleman became a world-famous Chicago aviator despite being born a poor African American female in Texas.

Chicago Storytelling Guild @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chicago Storytelling Guild. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5550 S. Woodlawn Ave. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please come with a favorite story to share-personal or literary. No experience necessary. Hone your craft, network. Listeners are welcome. Everyone has a story to tell! Don’t miss a word.

Aug
17
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Aug 17 @ 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.