Super Babies Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Super Babies Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free . 773-747-0511. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements recommended for children ages 0-18 months. This fun, baby program is typically 25 to 30 minutes. For more information visit

The Sugar Ball @ The Revival
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

The Sugar Ball. 7:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Tickets: $10 or $5 with Student ID. UChicago Stand Up Comedy Showcase. Local University of Chicago wunderkind/sex pot @peteymoller presents “The Sugar Ball”. A variety show that features stand-up and sketch comedy, and music, and candy, and decorations, and party favors.  

2 Queens/1 Mic @ The Revival
Jun 30 @ 9:30 pm

2 Queens/1 Mic. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Tickets: $10 or $5 with Student ID. Brandi Denise and Kellye Howard present Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy. Brandi Denise and Kellye Howard in partnership with Lisa Beasley present a showcase of Chicago’s best stand-up comedians interspersed with hilarious comedy sketches.   

61st Street Farmers Market @ 61st Street Farmers Market
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

61st Street Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 773-241-6044. 61st Street Farmers Market has grown to over 30 vendors and serves an average of 1,200 customers each market day! Not only that, the 61st Street Farmers Market has also been Illinois’ leader in serving a low-income population since 2009! The Market both leads all other markets in the state in SNAP and Double Value Coupon purchases and, thanks to several terrific Market managers, has built a robust year-round food education program for neighboring children and. For more information visit

Family Day: Power Pocket Books @ Smart Museum of Art
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Power Pocket Books. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free. 773-702-0200. This Saturday, make pocket books with guest artist Olivia Leyva. Learn how to stitch beautiful decorative paper into personal books for drawing, writing, and painting. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult. For more information visit

Soul Healing @ Dorchester Art and Housing Collaboration
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Soul Healing. 1 p.m. – 2: 30 p.m. Dorchester Art and Housing Collaboration, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga™ session is a mind, body, and soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. We have mats! For more information visit

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43” @ Room 43
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43”. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $5 students with ID or children, $10 adults. The Hyde Park Jazz society presents Sunday evening jazz at Room 43 Featuring Bernard Scavella. Room 43 offers a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.” For more information email

X-treme Science Mondays @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

X-treme Science Mondays. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Join us as we complete super science experiments and discuss the scientific method. For more information visit

4th on 53rd Parade & Picnic
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

4th on 53rd Parade & Picnic. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Starts at 53rd and Lake Park Ave. Free. 773-288-0124. The 4th on 53rd Parade is a great way to celebrate an old fashioned July Fourth. The parade staging is at 54th and Old Lake Park Avenue in the Hyde Park Bank parking lot. Bike decorating begins at 10 a.m. Assembly is at 10:30 a.m. and step off is at 11 a.m. The parade will head south on Lake Park Avenue, east on 55th Street, north on Hyde Park Boulevard and then west on 53rd Street, ending at Nichols Park, where the fun continues into the afternoon! For more information visit

Farm Stand @ Gary Comer Youth Center
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farm Stand. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Gary Comer Youth Center, 7256 S. South Chicago Ave. 773-358-4100. We offer an array of seasonally picked produce, herbs and flowers grown and harvested by our youth. We double up LINK purchases and accept WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons. For more information visit

Family Program: Drawing Hour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Family Program: Drawing Hour. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Free. 773-702-9507. Practice looking closely at art and develop drawing skills. 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). No drawing experience is necessary. Drop in at any time. Registration recommended. For more information visit

Puppet Power with Marilyn Price @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Puppet Power with Marilyn Price. 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue. Free. 312-747-0511. Create a superhero character with several important and powerful personalities! You and your favorite character will be entwined in a fabulous puppet. Imagine what your super power might be and design it into a usable puppet performer able to be what you want to be and help those who need to be helped and BEYOND! Easy materials will be all ready for you under the guidance of puppeteer/storyteller Marilyn Price complete with imagination stretching stories that you can share with family and friends! This program is for children ages 7 and up. For more information visit

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $10/class or $80/12wks, Seniors (60+) and college students with ID: $7/class or $56/12wks. 773-493-6451. Celebrate Steppin Productions, in partnership with Chicago Hyde Park Village and Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, presents “Chicago Style Steppin”, a 12-week dance class that promises to be a fun, social and fitness event. Get ready to “Go all out on the Dance Floor” as instructor Steppin’ Rick Ball “steps” you into a healthier routine. Beginners welcome. For more information visit

Tango Class @ The Silver Room
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tango Class. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10. 773-947-0024. Enter the classy underground realm of social tango as d†one in Buenos Aires and around the world.  This is NOT like Dancing With The Stars! People of all ages, races and nationalities gather to dance to beautiful music unique to the dance.  Tango is fun to dance with new friends, significant others or complete strangers.  Drop in anytime and you do not need a dedicated partner, but gender balance is important, so fellas bring your guy crew and ladies bring as many guy friends as you bring girlfriends. For more information visit

Grant Park Orchestra performs an “Independence Day Salute” @ South Shore Cultural Center
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Grant Park Orchestra performs an “Independence Day Salute”. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Lake Shore Drive. Free. 773-256-0149. An encore performance of the 4th of July Concert in Grant Park will be held at the South Shore Cultural Center July 5.??The Independence day performance is one of Millennium Park’s most popular summer concerts. Christopher Bell will conduct both at Grant Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, conducting rousing marches and patriotic anthems, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, the Armed Forces Salute, and more. For more information visit

The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Jul 6 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit

Everyday Heroes @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Everyday Heroes. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Avenue. Free. 312-747-0511. Learn about and meet some of our community heroes that help us in our daily lives. Open to children of all ages. For more information visit

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce First Thursday Chamber Check-in @ Chicago Child Care Society
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce First Thursday Chamber Check-in. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Chicago Child Care Society, 5467 S. University Ave. Free. 773-288-0124. Join us for Hyde Park’s premier networking gathering of movers and shakers in the community! It is open to all! Don’t forget to bring your business cards! For more information visit

First Thursday in Downtown Hyde Park @ 53rd, 55th and 57th Streets
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday in Downtown Hyde Park. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Every first Thursday of the month. On 53rd, 55th and 57th Streets. 773-702-0936. Come to shop, eat and have fun. Over 40 restaurants and stores will offer special events, trunk shows, specialty cocktails, activities, discounts and other fun features. There will also be free parking at the Harper Court Garage upon purchase at all participating businesses.

Ishti: Seeking to Be at Nichols @ Nichols Park
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ishti: Seeking to Be at Nichols. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Free. 312-747-2703. Ishti’s Seeking to Be is a dance performance based on the art of accepting and celebrating failure through resilience. The dance piece, rooted in Indian dance, explores the journey of pushing through failure and using it as a birthplace of creativity, change and innovation to seek towards. For more information visit