Calendar

Jul
8
Fri
Bobolink Meadow Workday. @ Jackson Park, Bobolink Meadow
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bobolink Meadow Workday. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Jackson Park, Bobolink Meadow, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Join us at our upcoming workdays to help enhance the natural diversity and beauty of the Bobolink Woods and Prairie. Participants will meet at the north or south entrance to Bobolink depending on the work needed to be done. For more information or to sign up for a workday, contact parrybell@ameritech.net.

Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Book Club. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Please join us as we read and evaluate “An African American Cookbook: Traditional and Other Favorite Recipes” by Phoebe Bailey.

Family Day: Summer Comics Festival @ Smart Museum of Art
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Summer Comics Festival. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, design your own comic books and make sidewalk chalk comic strips with local artist Donavan Tribble. Join in a “how to draw” workshop and learn how to string drawings together into panels, pages and full comic books. Plus, help us draw a gigantic collaborative comic strip! Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

Hyde Park Community Players Staged Readings @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Staged Readings. $5. 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.  The Hyde Park Community Players presents monthly staged readings the first Friday of each month. The night will consist of a one-hour staged reading, followed by snacks and a moderated discussion. Modeled after a literary salon, the presentations give actors, directors, writers and audience an opportunity to explore different kinds of theater in a relaxed, friendly setting. This reading will feature poetry of Marilyn Cavicchia.

Party Noire’s KING Kickback @ The Promontory
Jul 8 @ 10:00 pm

Party Noire’s KING Kickback. $10. 10 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Jul
9
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 9 @ 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.

Jul
10
Sun
DuSable Museum’s 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jul 10 all-day

DuSable Museum’s 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. Free. All day. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. A celebration of creativity in African American heritage that begins and ends with an artistic explosion. Our signature weekend long celebration, marking many different contributions from the African American community to a global cultural landscape.

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 10 @ 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 Concert Series @ Nichols Park
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

George Franklin Memorial Summer Concert Series. 4-6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St.

Movies in the Parks @ Midway Plaisance Park
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

Movies in the Parks. Free. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North. Screening of “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.” All movies begin at dusk.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jul 10 @ 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. Featuring piano player, Julius Tucker. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Jul
11
Mon
Knitting and Crochet Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 11 @ 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.

Jul
12
Tue
Family Program: Secret of the Mummies @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Program: Secret of the Mummies. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.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.

Emerald City Theatre: Magic Tree House with Jack and Annie @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm

Emerald City Theatre: Magic Tree House with Jack and Annie. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Go on a Magic Tree House exploration with Jack and Annie in their voyages through history presented by the Emerald City Theatre. Ask questions about their trips, play theatre games and listen to a story time with these well-loved characters. Best for ages 6-10. Registration is required.

Bookbinding @ Logan Center, Room 602
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm

Bookbinding. $10. 5:30 p.m. Logan Center, Room 602, 915 E. 60th St. Learn basic bookbinding techniques to get you started in the book arts. In this workshop, participants will learn about materials, tools, and methods for making your own variations of pamphlets and stab-bound books, and other common non-adhesive bindings. Participants will walk away with 4-5 different books at the end of the session that can be used for journals and sketchbooks.

Jul
13
Wed
AARP Smart Driver Course @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

AARP Smart Driver Course. $15 for AARP members/$20 for non members. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Registration is recommended. To register, call 773-363-1933 or email salitto@gmail.com.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jul 13 @ 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: The Lorax @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway: The Lorax. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance on 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and movies begin at 8 p.m. There will be Looney Tunes cartoons before each movie. The first 100 children will receive a seedling of their own to nurture and grow. Everyone will have a chance to win a 15 gallon tree.

Jul
14
Thu
Family Workshop: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 14 @ 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.Registration required. For kids ages 5-12.

Mad Science of Chicago: Going Places @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm

Mad Science of Chicago: Going Places. 1:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Discover how to get from here to there by exploring the science of navigation, engines, the four forces of flight, and more. Unfold your maps, fasten your seatbelts and rev your engines. Mad Science is going places. Recommended for children ages 6-13.

U. of C. Service League Monthly Movie: “Spotlight.” @ Vista Homes Community Room
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm

U. of C. Service League Monthly Movie: “Spotlight.” $2 suggested donation. 1:30 p.m. Vista Homes Community Room, 5844 S. Stony Island Ave.

Summer Cookout @ Smart Museum of Art
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Summer Cookout. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. We’re unveiling the latest changes over the summer with a series of celebratory cookouts in the sculpture garden featuring food, drink, performances and conversations about art and belonging. RSVP at SmartRSVP@uchicago.edu.

Artist Conversation and Book Release @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artist Conversation and Book Release. 6-8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Alice Hargrave talks about her work and new monograph “Paradise Wavering” with Allison Grant. Books will be available for signing and purchasing.

Children’s Literature “Ask the Agent” Fest @ 57th Street Books
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm

Children’s Literature “Ask the Agent” Fest. 6:30 p.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. “Ask the Agent” features Lori Kilkelly from Rodeen Literary Management, who will curate a selection of questions from those sent in by members and address them in this session.

Nichols Park Advisory Council @ Nichols Park Fieldhouse
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nichols Park Advisory Council. 7-9 p.m. Nichols Park Fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month.