Calendar

Sep
13
Sat
“Best of Hyde Park Art Center: 75th Anniversary BBQ Block Party Bash.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Best of Hyde Park Art Center: 75th Anniversary BBQ Block Party Bash.” Noon-9 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org, free. Includes artist performances, workshops, exhibitions and music.

Archaeological Reconstruction Drawing Workshop @ Oriental Institute
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop. “Archaeological Reconstruction Drawing Workshop.” 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $20 general, $15 members and students. Natasha Ayers, Ph.D. candidate in Egyptian archaeology, instructs participants on pottery drawing. Required registration at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

“Printmaking with Nuria Montiel.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Printmaking with Nuria Montiel.” 1-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Resident artist and printmaker Nuria Montiel debuts her mobile press to demonstrate her printing techniques.

Reception @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception. 5-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Reception for “Front & Center,” the third annual exhibition of work from participants in the Hyde Park Art Center’s The Center Program. 

Music @ Chant
Sep 13 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 12:00 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Bad Blood Blues Band performs.

Sep
14
Sun
Organizational Meeting @ Quaker House
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Organizational Meeting. 4-8 p.m., Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave., hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. For the Hyde Park Community Players’ 5th annual “Evening of Horror and Suspense.” Participants short on time but interested in being involved are encouraged to attend. The Players are seeking participants who can create live sound effects and perform music.

Performance @ Room 43
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Dee Alexander.

Sep
15
Mon
Gallery tour @ Hyde Park Art Center
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gallery tour. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A tour of “The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle,” by curators Allison Peters Quinn and Megha Ralapati.

Sep
17
Wed
Meditation. “Zen meditation at Rockefeller.” @ Rockefeller Chapel
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Meditation. “Zen meditation at Rockefeller.” 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Participants meditate in Rockefeller Chapel.

“Nightime Family Storytime.” @ Blackstone Library
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

“Nightime Family Storytime.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books, action activities, flannel board stories and crafts. Open to children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration required.

“Susan Hoffman Sings Two Views of Love.” @ Blackstone Library
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm

“Susan Hoffman Sings Two Views of Love.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Vocalist Susan Hoffman presents songs of love, accompanied by pianist Celeste Rue.

Sep
18
Thu
Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books and action activities. Open to children up to age 2. Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration required.

Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm

Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” 1 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-324-2626 ext. 103. Guided tour of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Tour begins on the steps in front of the church on Kimbark Avenue. Participants are invited to meet beforehand and bring lunch to the lawn outside Carith House.

Sep
19
Fri
Music @ Chant
Sep 19 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 12:00 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Curtis Black Jazz Band performs.

Sep
20
Sat
Workshop. Lego Architects @ Robie House
Sep 20 @ 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 a floor plan design. Visit gowright.org to buy the required advance tickets. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up with an adult.

Workshop. “LEGO Architects.” @ Frederick C. Robie House
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. “LEGO Architects.” 10 a.m.-noon, Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., flwright.org, $5 per child (accompanying adults free). Participants model their own floor plan designs, facilitated by a youth educator. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Required tickets can be purchased at flwright.org/programs/legoarchitects.

South of the Border Stories and Crafts @ Blackstone Library
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am

South of the Border Stories and Crafts. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Stories and crafts in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Open to children ages 5 and up.

Book Discussion @ Blackstone Library
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Music @ Chant
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 12:00 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Chester McSawain Jazz Band performs.

Sep
21
Sun
Sundays at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Chapel
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Sundays at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Communion with Rockefeller Chapel Choir and organ and carillon music.