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Calendar

Jul
30
Sat
Hashtag Lunchbag @ The Promontory
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hashtag Lunchbag. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Assemble lunches for the homeless. $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of food.

Theatre Y Macbeth Book Club Party @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm

Theatre Y Macbeth Book Club Party. 1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Celebrate the Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival at the library with Theatre Y. Read Shakespeare’s Macbeth and come to discuss the play with actors from Theatre Y who will perform a scene from the play.

Jul
31
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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 jazz, funk and soul music by Sarah Marie Young. Open lawn seating…bring your own blanket or chair.

Weekly Meditation Class @ Chaturange Holistic Fitness Suite No. 302
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

Weekly Meditation Class. Free. 7:30 p.m. Chaturange Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St., Suite No. 302. A graduated class of mindfulness of breathing for the development of calm and clarity. Beginners always welcome. For more information, send an e-mail to samathachicago@gmail.com.

Aug
1
Mon
Knitting and Crochet Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 1 @ 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.

Harold Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Del Prado Building, 2nd Floor Lobby
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

Harold Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Del Prado Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. We meet on the first Monday of the month.

Aug
2
Tue
Community Day with Bernie’s Book Bank @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Community Day with Bernie’s Book Bank. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Children ages 0-12 will have an opportunity to increase their personal home library collections by choosing new and gently used book in the Blackstone auditorium.

Secret of the Mummies @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Secret of the Mummies. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Help us prepare our simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet our real mummies and discover tomb treasures. For kids ages 5 to 12.

Aug
3
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Aug 3 @ 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.

Artist Talk: Basim Magdy @ Hyde Park Art Center
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Artist Talk: Basim Magdy. 6-7:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Please join Hyde Park Art Center as Jackman Goldwasser international resident artist Basim Magdy discusses his practice and how it has developed as his 8-week residency nears it’s end.

Summer Nights Vintage Film Series: “The Mummy” (1932) @ Oriental Institute
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Summer Nights Vintage Film Series: “The Mummy” (1932). Free. 6-8 p.m. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. Join a special gallery tour followed by a screening of some of America’s favorite vintage and campy films on ancient Egypt. Films are screened in the Oriental Institute’s atmospheric Breasted Hall. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Midweek on the Midway: “Pan.” @ Midway Plaisance Park
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway: “Pan.” 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. Please bring a dry or canned food donation for the Feed1st Comer Food Pantries at Comer Children’s Hospital. Join us for a story time adventure before the movie.

Aug
4
Thu
Get the Health Care You Need with the Affordable Care Act! @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get the Health Care You Need with the Affordable Care Act! 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Need health Care? Get help with signing up with the Affordable Care Act sponsored by Get Covered Illinois and Near North Health Service Corporation. A health insurance counselor with be available to guide you through the process on the computer.

Family Workshop: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Family Workshop: Junior Archaeologists. $10 members/$14 non-members. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Let loose your inner Indiana Jones! Children and parents have a chance to dig into our simulated excavation while learning about the real science of archaeology at the Oriental Institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. This program includes an interactive guided tour of the galleries. For kids ages 5-12.

Mr. Freeze by Fermi Lab @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm

Mr. Freeze by Fermi Lab. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This assembly-style show demonstrates the fascinating field of supercooling. Fermilab engineers will use liquid nitrogen to super cool magnets for least resistance. Find out how other industries use supercooling too and learn more about this cool feat. For children ages 8 to 13.

First Thursday
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Thursday. 5-8 p.m. Participating businesses on 53rd, 55th and 57th streets. The monthly event features discounts, dining, music and fun at 50+ participating stores and restaurants. For a full list of businesses and deals visit firstthurs.com.

Plein Air Figure Drawing @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Plein Air Figure Drawing. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Draw live models with friends and we’ll provide all of the paper and drawing materials you’ll need. With models utilizing sculptures including Scott Burton’s “Bench and Table” and Richard Hunt’s “Why.” Come enjoy the summer in our beautiful courtyard! Open to all skill levels.

Aug
6
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 6 @ 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.

Aug
7
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
9
Tue
Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 9 @ 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.

Family Program: Little Scribe @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Program: Little Scribe. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and evolved.

LEGO WeDo Airplane Rescue @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am

LEGO WeDo Airplane Rescue. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program combines building with LEGO bricks and basic computer programming. Participants will build a robotic plane that responds to tilt sensors and learn visual programming with LEGO WeDo. For children ages 6-8. Registration is required.

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.