Calendar

Apr
23
Thu
Author Talk @ Quadrangle Club
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, free. Peter Slevin, author of “Michelle Obama: A Life,” presents. For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Book Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Book Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. For Anne Balay’s “Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers.” With the U. of C. LGBT Alumni Network. To RSVP, visit semcoop.com.

Panel Discussion. “How to Make a Smart Museum: The Technology Question.” @ Chicago Innovation Exchange
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion. “How to Make a Smart Museum: The Technology Question.” 6 p.m., Chicago Innovation Exchange, 1452 E. 53rd St., 773-702-0200, free. A discussion on the role of technology in experiencing art. Panelists to be announced. Space is limited. Register in advance at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Apr
24
Fri
Author Conversation @ Logan Center, room 801
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

Author Conversation. 1 p.m., Logan Center, room 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524. Featuring short fiction writers Vu Tran and Ben Marcus. For more information, send an e-mail to Kelly O’Brien at kmobrien@uchicago.edu.

Discussion. “Atmospheres II: An Object Roundtable.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Discussion. “Atmospheres II: An Object Roundtable.” 1-2:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. A roundtable discussion with short presentations, structured around works from the Smart Museum’s collection. Space is limited. RSVP by sending an e-mail to aleonard@uchicago.edu.

Book Launch @ 57th Street Books
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm

Book Launch. 3 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300. For Hyde Park author Kate Hannigan’s latest book, “The Detective’s Assistant.” To RSVP, visitsemcoop.com.

Girl Scouts @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Girl Scouts. 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. Call Laura Stern at 773-387-4488 for more information.

Xbox Fun Friday @ Blackstone Library
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm

Xbox Fun Friday. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 5 and up to play Xbox dancing and sports games.

April After Hours at Robie House @ Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

April After Hours at Robie House. 5-8 p.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, flwright.org, $35 general admission, $30 Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members. A chance to gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music at the Robie House.

Concert. “40 Years in the Moment.” @ International House
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm

Concert. “40 Years in the Moment.” 8:30 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, $20 VIP, $15 general admission, 40yearsinthemoment.eventbrite.com. Featuring pianist Adegoke Steve Colson and vocalist Iqua Colson with a band.

Apr
25
Sat
Ancient Earth Day @ Oriental Institute
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ancient Earth Day. 1-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Participants learn how ancient Mesopotamians cared for the earth, their names for animals and nature gods and how they thought the planet was created. Featuring a chance to create a model ancient Mesopotamian temple from recycled materials. Participants are asked to bring their extra cardboard shoeboxes and paper towel rolls for craft making. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Earth Day Cleanup @ 63rd Street Beach, beach house
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Earth Day Cleanup. 1-3 p.m., 63rd Street Beach, beach house.

Presentation. “Bank on It for Teens.” @ Blackstone Library
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presentation. “Bank on It for Teens.” 1-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. An expert presentation focusing on banking basics for teens.

Curator Tour @ Smart Museum
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm

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

Apr
26
Sun
Forty-Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forty-Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-363-4062, $10 adults at the door, $8 adults in advance, $5 kids age 3 through 8th grade. Advance tickets available at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and at BankFinancial, 1354 E. 55th St. For more information, visit hpnclub.org or send an e-mail to info@hpnclub.org.

Documentary Screening @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Documentary Screening. 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A screening of NOVA’s 2010 episode, “Building Pharaoh’s Ship.”

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians 50th Anniversary Concert @ Mandel Hall
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians 50th Anniversary Concert. “Together: A Power Stronger Than Itself.” 7 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-2787, $100 VIP, $35 general admission, $15 seniors 65 and older and students with ID. A reunion of 50 musicians from the collective, presented in conjunction with the DuSable Museum’s current exhibit, “Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.” To buy tickets, visit tinyurl.com/aacm50thkickoff.

Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Apr 26 @ 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 pianist Marshall Vente.

Apr
28
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and crafts for children ages 2-3.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm

Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Genevieve Wood, senior contributor the the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Role of Think Tanks in Shaping Public Policy.” For more information, or to RSVP, visituchipolitics.eventbrite.com.