Calendar

Dec
24
Sat
Christmas Eve at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm

Christmas Eve at Rockefeller. 4 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. We present the beautiful traditional service of lessons and carols, with the beloved nativity tableau offered by the children. Featured soloist Thomas Weisflog and the Decani and Rockefeller Children’s Choir lead carols. Organ music begins at 3:30 p.m.

Dec
25
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 25 @ 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.

Movie and Dinner @ KAM Isaiah Israel
Dec 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Movie and Dinner. $10. 4-7 p.m. KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Join us for KAM Isaiah Israel tradition: a Jewish movie and a Chinese dinner! Make your reservation to come to KAMII for a movie at 4 p.m. and then dinner and discussion.

Dec
26
Mon
The Corner @ The Promontory
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm

The Corner. $5. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Corner presents solo performers, duos and trios in an intimate, dynamic performance space. Barriers between performers and audience are removed, the limitations of genres will be defied and the creativity of some of Chicago’s most innovative talents is brightly spotlighted. Doors open at 7 p.m

Dec
27
Tue
Kwanzaa Celebration @ DuSable Museum of African American Art
Dec 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Kwanzaa Celebration. Free. 12-2:30 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American Art, 740 E. 56th Pl. For more information, call 773-947-0600.

Kwanzaa Story Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm

Kwanzaa Story Crafts. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us as we read stories and complete a craft in celebration of Kwanzaa. Open to children of all ages.

Dec
28
Wed
Ice Skate at the Midway @ Midway Plaisance Park
Dec 28 all-day

Ice Skate at the Midway. $6 skate rentals. Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance. For open skate hours, call 312-745-2470.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Dec 28 @ 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.

Dec
29
Thu
EPMD @ The Promontory
Dec 29 @ 9:00 pm

EPMD. $22-$37. 9 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Once described as “the rap equivalent of a rock & roll garage band,” EPMD got into the hip-hop business not to sprout a political agenda, but to have fun and make money while doing so. Ages 17 and older.

Dec
30
Fri
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds @ Arts Incubator, Washington Park
Dec 30 @ 9:30 am

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds. Free, donations welcome. 9:30 a.m. Arts Incubator, Washington Park, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Beginner Yoga is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques and is great for stress relief and overall relaxation. All materials are provided.

Dec
31
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 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.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration! 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for good family fun as we toast in 2017 a few hours early with crafts, games and sparkling grape juice. Open to children of all ages and their families.

Party Noire Presents: Black Metropolis New Year’s Eve @ The Promontory
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Party Noire Presents: Black Metropolis New Year’s Eve. $55 for earlybird tickets/$75-$100. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Featuring a top shelf open bar, live music and entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary champagne toast, party favors and more!

Jan
1
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 1 @ 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.

Kid Capri @ The Promontory
Jan 1 @ 10:00 pm

Kid Capri. $15-$50. 10 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Jan
2
Mon
Zumba Class @ Chaturanga Holistic Fitness
Jan 2 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Zumba Class. $18. 4:15-5:15 p.m. Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St. Zumba is a fun and effective cardiovascular workout that combines Latin and international music and dance routines with aerobic and fitness interval training.

Jan
3
Tue
Academic Freedom & Diversity Panel @ School of Social Service Administration, Lobby
Jan 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Academic Freedom & Diversity Panel. 4:30-6 p.m. School of Social Service Administration, Lobby, 969 E. 60th St. Panelists will include John Boyer, Zareena Grewal, Lorraine M. Gutierrez and Geoffrey R. Stone. Moderated by Gina Miranda Samuels. This event is free and open to the public. And informal discussion with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will follow.

Composition Seminar: The Switch Ensemble @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse 901
Jan 3 @ 4:30 pm

Composition Seminar: The Switch Ensemble. Free. 4:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St. The Composition Seminar is a weekly session designed for graduate students in composition. It is an open forum for composers to listen to recent music, including their own, and to discuss issues connected with trends, esthetics, and compositional techniques. Wine, beet and snacks will be served.

Jan
4
Wed
Story Time with Franny @ 57th Street Books
Jan 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Story Time with Franny. 10:30-11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. 57th Street Books now has two weekly story times for children of all ages, but especially for those 0-6. Join the fun each Wednesday and Saturday from 10:30-11 a.m.!

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jan 4 @ 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.

Winter Learning Challenge: Mixing it up with slime @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 4 @ 2:00 pm

Winter Learning Challenge: Mixing it up with slime. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Create your own slime in this fun Winter Learning Challenge program as we learn about the science behind it! Sign up for the Winter Learning Challenge: Mix It Up! and use this activity toward your goals. Recommended for children ages 5 and up.

Jan
5
Thu
Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act! @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 5 @ 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.

Hyde Park Community Players Auditions @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Auditions. 7:30-10 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Auditions for February/March’s production of “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” written by American playwright, Christopher Durang and directed by Hyde Park Community Player, Corinna Christman.

Jan
6
Fri
Hyde Park Community Players Auditions @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Auditions. 5-8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Auditions for February/March’s production of “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” written by American playwright, Christopher Durang and directed by Hyde Park Community Player, Corinna Christman.

Taize Worship @ Hyde Park Union Church
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm

Taize Worship. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. First Fridays of every month, come for an ecumenical worship in the Spirit of Taize.