Calendar

Apr
29
Wed
Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm

Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Beyond the Box Score.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Author Talk. Despres Family Memorial Lecture @ Blackstone Library
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

Author Talk. Despres Family Memorial Lecture. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A monthly lecture presented by the Friends of Blackstone Library. For more information, visit friendsofblackstone.wordpress.com.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.

Apr
30
Thu
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass. Focusing on creative movement with the Hyde Park School of Dance on Thursdays.

Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and activities for children up to age 2.

Homeschool Workshop. “By Our Birdhouse You Will Know Us.” @ Oriental Institute
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Homeschool Workshop. “By Our Birdhouse You Will Know Us.” 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $8-$16. Participants help build a birdhouse that is a scale model of the Temple of Ay and Horemheb, which will become a home for birds. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Author Talk @ International House, assembly hall
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Author Talk. 7:30-9 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Richard Flanagan, author of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North, presents.

May
1
Fri
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

May
2
Sat
Teacher Program. “Material Science in Archaeology.” @ Oriental Institute
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Teacher Program. “Material Science in Archaeology.” 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $40 general admission, $30 members. Teachers learn about the physics and the chemistry of materials such as clay, gypsum, bronze and iron. U. of C. Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Ph.D. candidate Oya Topcuoglu presents. Workshop recommended for AP level and high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers. CPDUs available. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Health Talk @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church
May 2 @ 12:00 pm

Health Talk. Noon, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. Knights of Columbus Madonna Della Strada Council treasurer James Rydel discusses hypertension and kidney disease. Donations welcome. Proceeds go to the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.

Family Day @ Smart Museum of Art
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants join contemporary artist James T. Green to make illustrations for their own mini-comic books. All materials provided. Activist best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

Presentation and Discussion. “Facilitating Mature Women Entrepreneurs.” @ First Unitarian Church
May 2 @ 1:30 pm

Presentation and Discussion. “Facilitating Mature Women Entrepreneurs.” 1:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., free. Featuring presenters including Cindy Pardo, formerly of The Fair Trader, and Kimberley Brown, founder of LegacyComplete, as part of the Hyde Park Older Women’s League’s monthly meeting. For more information, send an e-mail to Dee Spiech at djspiech@aol.com.

Curator Tour @ Smart Museum
May 2 @ 2:00 pm

Curator Tour. 2 p.m., Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. With Jie Shi and Claire Jenson, guest curators of the museum’s exhibit, “Objects and Voices.” Space is limited. Register in advance by visiting smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Talk. “You Are There: Bringing the 1940 Census to Life.” @ Hyde Park Historical Society
May 2 @ 3:30 pm

Talk. “You Are There: Bringing the 1940 Census to Life.” 3:30 p.m., Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., free. Meet people from the 1940 Census. Find out what the neighborhood was like 75 years ago. For more information, call Ruth Knack at 312-720-7037.

May
3
Sun
Artist Talk @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Artist Talk. 1-2 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Art Center resident artist and sculptor Susan Giles discusses her work in its current exhibition, “Scenic Overlook.”

Film Screening. “Get on Up.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
May 3 @ 2:00 pm

Film Screening. “Get on Up.” 2 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, $10. A screening of Tate Taylor’s 2014 biopic about James Brown. To buy tickets, visit thedusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Exhibition Reception @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Exhibition Reception. 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. For the Art Center’s exhibit, “Cosmosis.” Featuring a performance by multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart and a selection of Sun Ra’s work from jazz writer and musician John Corbett.

Open Reception @ Renaissance Society
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open Reception. 4-7 p.m., Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670. For the Renaissance Society’s new exhibit of Bogota-based artist and designer Gabriel Sierra’s work.

Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents the Bobby Broom Trio.

May
4
Mon
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.