Calendar

Jan
23
Fri
Conversation @ Logan Center, seminar terrace 801
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

Conversation. 1 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. With writers Charles Bock and Vu Tran.

Film Screening and Discussion @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Film Screening and Discussion. 6:30-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A screening of “Untitled (Just Kidding),” a program of video works by Jesse Malmed featured in the Center’s current exhibit, “Ground Floor.”

Workshop. “The Art and Craft of Acting for Singers.” @ Logan Center,., performance penthouse 901
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Workshop. “The Art and Craft of Acting for Singers.” 4-6 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., performance penthouse 901, 773-702-8484, free. With acting and singing coach David Alt.

Panel Discussion @ 57th Street Books
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm

Panel Discussion. 6:30 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, free. Four Chicago-area authors will discuss diversity in children’s books and writing underrepresented characters in their own work, in a discussion hosted by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Hyde Park/South Side Network. R.S.V.P. by sending an e-mail to Kate Hannigan at katehannigan@gmail.com.

Performance. “Mortal City.” @ Logan Center, theater west 115
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Performance. “Mortal City.” 7-8 p.m., Logan Center, theater west 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A music performance presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Performance. “Cartooon.” @ Logan Center, theater east 127
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm

Performance. “Cartooon.” 9 p.m., Logan Center, theater east 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A three-dimensional “cartoon” presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Jan
24
Sat
Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants ages 6 to 9 discuss Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw.”

Festival. “Puppets!” @ Logan Center
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Festival. “Puppets!” Noon-5 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20 families, $5 individuals. Featuring a puppet performance and puppet making workshops. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Master Class @ Fulton Hall
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Master Class. 4-6 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. With pianist Ilia Radoslavov.

Dance Performance @ Mandel Hall
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dance Performance. 7-9 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. U. of C. Indian dance group Aspara performs.

Monologue Performance @ DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monologue Performance. 7-10 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, free. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performs a monologue conversation with the late Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles cops ignited outrage over police brutality and racial injustice.

Performance. “Mortal City.” @ Logan Center, theater west 115
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Performance. “Mortal City.” 7-8 p.m., Logan Center, theater west 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A music performance presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Concert. “Now and Then I.” @ Logan Center, performance hall
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm

Concert. “Now and Then I.” 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $25 general admission, $5 students. The Pacifica Quartet and eighth blackbird perform, preceded by a pre-concert roundtable conversation, to mark the 50th anniversary of the U. of C.’s Contempo music collective. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Performance. “Cartooon.” @ Logan Center, theater east 127
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm

Performance. “Cartooon.” 9 p.m., Logan Center, theater east 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A three-dimensional “cartoon” presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Performance. “Cartooon.” @ Logan Center, theater east 127
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm

Performance. “Cartooon.” 9 p.m., Logan Center, theater east 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A three-dimensional “cartoon” presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Jan
25
Sun
Gallery Walk-Through @ Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm

Gallery Walk-Through. Noon, Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670, free. Hamza Walker, associate curator and director of education at the Renaissance Society, gives a tour of Mathias Poledna’s self-titled exhibition currently on display.

Concert @ Logan Center, performance hall
Jan 25 @ 3:30 pm

Concert. 3 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $25 general admission, $5 students. The Pacifica Quartet performs, preceded by a 2 p.m. pre-concert lecture. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Concert. “Dear Father: The Book Concert.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Concert. “Dear Father: The Book Concert.” 7 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $30 at the door, $25 advance tickets. Grammy Award-winning poet and author J. Ivy performs with his band and special musical guests for the Jan. 27 release of his new book, “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain.” Doors open at 6 p.m. To buy tickets, visit bit.ly/1AkXmUy.

Jan
26
Mon
Drop-In Childcare Information Session @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Childcare Information Session. Noon-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org.

Jan
27
Tue
Tuesday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Jan 27 @ 10:15 am

Tuesday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children ages 2-3.