Calendar

Jul
2
Sat
Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites. For adults and kids ages 9 and up.

Jul
3
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 3 @ 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.

Freedom Chicago: The Freedom Party Chicago 5 Year Anniversary @ The Promontory
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm

Freedom Chicago: The Freedom Party Chicago 5 Year Anniversary. $5. 3 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jul 3 @ 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 trumpet player, Marquis Hill. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Jul
5
Tue
One. Big. Egyptian. Mural @ Oriental Institute
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

One. Big. Egyptian. Mural. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. Find out how those amazing Egyptian murals were made by helping us to create one from paper using the techniques and “rules” that make ancient Egyptian art so recognizable. For kids ages 5-12.

Drawing Selfies @ Logan Center, Room 602,
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm

Drawing Selfies. Free. 5:30 p.m. Logan Center, Room 602, 915 E. 60th St. Strengthen your drawing muscle as you learn the basics of drawing your own portrait or selfie this summer in this thoughtful beginner drawing class led by Gerald Sanders a seasoned figure drawing artist and painter.

Jul
6
Wed
Hyde Park Encore Chorale Meeting @ Montgomery Place
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am

Hyde Park Encore Chorale Meeting. 9:30 a.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 S. South Shore Dr. Register in advance at 630-441-5157 or email encoreillinois@gmail.com.

Hyde Park Encore Chorale Meeting @ Montgomery Place
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am

Hyde Park Encore Chorale Meeting. 9:30 a.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 S. South Shore Dr. Register in advance at 630-441-5157 or email encoreillinois@gmail.com.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jul 6 @ 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.

Jul
7
Thu
Children’s Musician at Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Children’s Musician at Hyde Park Farmers Market. Free. 10-11:30 a.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Nationally touring children’s recording artist, Laura Doherty, will perform an acoustic show at the Hyde Park Farmers Market. Time Out Chicago has named Doherty one of the top four kids’ musicians in Chicago.

Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act! @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 7 @ 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.

Transport and Travel Thursdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 7 @ 3:30 pm

Transport and Travel Thursdays. 3:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This programs will look at how people travel yesterday, today and tomorrow around the world. Travel through the air during this session. Look at the evolution of air travel from balloons to jets. For ages 6 and up.

First Thursday @ Participating businesses on 53rd, 55th and 57th Streets
Jul 7 @ 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.

David Banner @ The Promontory
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

David Banner. $25. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Live DJ set by David Banner immediately after the lecture and panel discussion. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Jul
8
Fri
DuSable Museum’s 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jul 8 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.

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.