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Calendar

Jan
22
Sun
Instructions for a Chicago Fluxus Opening @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Instructions for a Chicago Fluxus Opening. Free. 3-6 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.; Special Collections Research Center, 1100 E. 57th St., and Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave. A set of “instructions”—inspired by participatory Happenings orchestrated by Fluxus artist Wold Vostell—will guide you across the University of Chicago campus during this opening celebration for three related exhibitions. Enjoy a variety of free programs, food and drinks at the three locations. A free shuttle will run between locations.

Jazz Concert Featuring the Terry Sullivan Trio @ First Unitarian Church
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm

Jazz Concert Featuring the Terry Sullivan Trio. $20/$15 for students/seniors. 3 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Come hear vocalist Terry Sullivan with two of Chicago’s most seasoned jazz musicians: pianist Tom Muellner and bassist Stewart Miller. For more information, visit www.firstuchicago.org/events or 708/488-1701.

The Cooke Book-The Music of Sam Cooke. @ The Promontory
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Cooke Book-The Music of Sam Cooke. $20-$35. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Cooke Book is in celebration of Cooke’s innovative but too brief career that blazed the trail for icons of soul music and contemporary artists. The show includes 22 songs from the songbook for the legendary singer/songwriter.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jan 22 @ 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 drummer Charles Heath. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Design & Build: Prairie Style @ Frederick C. Robie House
Jan 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Design & Build: Prairie Style. $25 child/free for adult chaperones. 10-11 a.m. Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. Design and rebuild in Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Prairie style masterpiece, the Robie House. During this monthly program, explore color, texture, shape, and light through the details of Wright’s design on a brief guided tour. Afterward, head into the billiard room to design and build a unique version of the detail for your own LEGO model.

Jan
23
Mon
Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn and size US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.

Jan
24
Tue
Preschool Story Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, action activities or flannel board stories and a simple craft that accompanies the theme of the week. Open to children ages 2-5.

Jan
25
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jan 25 @ 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.

Family Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm

Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages including stories, games and make-and-take crafts to share with others. Open to children of all ages.

Jan
26
Thu
@ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 26 @ 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.

Toddler Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, action activities or flannel board stories. Open to children ages 6 months to 24 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Jan
27
Fri
Lap-sit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am

Lap-sit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lap-sit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements recommended for children ages 0-18 months.

2 Queens/1 Mic @ The Revival
Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm

2 Queens/1 Mic. $10/$5 with student ID. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Kellye Howard and Brandi Denise present stand-up and sketch comedy, showcasing Chicago’s best stand-up comedians interspersed with hilarious comedy sketches. Not to be missed!

Jan
28
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 28 @ 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.

Hashtag Lunchbag @ The Promontory
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hashtag Lunchbag. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Assemble lunches for the homeless. $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of food.

Zen Meditation: The Art of Letting Go @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am

Zen Meditation: The Art of Letting Go. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Kozan Traywick, an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, will present a lecture and workshop on Zen Meditation. He will explain what meditation is, its benefits and how it is practiced. A hands-on demonstration with audience participation will be included.

Family Workshop: Introduction to Hieroglyphs @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm

Family Workshop: Introduction to Hieroglyphs. $14 non-members/$10 for members. 1 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Learn the basics of the Egyptian hieroglyphic writing system and discover some sneaky tips that will have you reading some ancient Egyptian artifacts in no time. Explore the differences and similarities between hieroglyphs and the writing system used for English. Registration is required.

Satchmo Saturdays @ The Promontory
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm

Satchmo Saturdays. $12-$25. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Promontory plays tribute to the legacy of Louis Armstrong this January for a month of Saturdays with four thrilling concerts. Featuring Willie Pickens and Bethany Pickens.

Baron Trump: Up Past Bedtime @ The Revival
Jan 28 @ 9:30 pm

Baron Trump: Up Past Bedtime. $10/$5 with student ID. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Join Donald Trump’s youngest heir “Baron Trump” (as played by Shannon Noll) for a “Pee Wee’s Playhouse-style” show that features celebrity guests “Melania Trump,” “Ben Carson” and “Vladimir Putin.”

Jan
29
Sun
Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jan 29 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

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 vocalist Joan Collaso hosts the Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Jam. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 29 @ 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.

South Side Young Life 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off @ Kennicott Park
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

South Side Young Life 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off. $15/$25 to be a chili cook. 1:30-4 p.m. Kennicott Park, 4334 S. Lake Park Ave. Last year over 25 chili cooks came together to try to win the title of “Best Chili Cook on Chicago’s South Side”. This year the competition is expected to be even fiercer. Each chili cook prepares a pot of their favorite chili recipe and then serves small portions for public judging. Each person attending the event gets three votes to use for their favorite chilies. Visit ylchili2017.eventbrite.com or contact LChiliCookoff@gmail.com for more information.

Jan
30
Mon
Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn and size US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “Children of Earth and Sky” by Guy Gavriel Kay.

Jan
31
Tue
Preschool Story Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, action activities or flannel board stories and a simple craft that accompanies the theme of the week. Open to children ages 2-5.