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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.

Hyde Park Community Players Staged Readings @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Staged Readings. $5. 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.  The Hyde Park Community Players presents monthly staged readings the first Friday of each month. The night will consist of a one-hour staged reading, followed by snacks and a moderated discussion. Modeled after a literary salon, the presentations give actors, directors, writers and audience an opportunity to explore different kinds of theater in a relaxed, friendly setting. 

Jan
7
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 7 @ 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.

Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Zombies, Pandemic, Talisman and Ticket to Ride.

Family Day: Face, Vase, and Lace @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Face, Vase, and Lace. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, paint portraits and make collages with still-life elements like vases and lace. Plus, make a large collaborative painting. All materials will be provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

Family Program: Drawing Hour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Family Program: Drawing Hour. Free. 1-2 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Exercise your creativity in an afternoon of drawing in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery of the Oriental Institute. Choose ancient sculptures and pottery to sketch, or grab a drawing worksheet to loosen up and get inspired. All materials provided…no drawing experience is necessary.

Family Saturday: Peace and Purpose @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Saturday: Peace and Purpose. Free. 2-5 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Participate in workshops exploring peace across disciplines and determine what peace looks like for you and your family through performances and workshops. Featuring performances by the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, Ase Storytellers, and Mandala South Asian Dance

Jan
8
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 8 @ 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.

Emancipation Proclamation Pageant to Celebrate 154th Anniversary of the Emancipation @ First Unitarian Church of Chicago
Jan 8 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Emancipation Proclamation Pageant to Celebrate 154th Anniversary of the Emancipation. Donations accepted. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. The Emancipation Proclamation Project, which consists of three acts, is a combination of narration, dramatizations, music and interaction between the cast and the audience. The theme is the role which multi-racial unity played in abolishing the slave-labor system in the country. For further information, call Allan at 773-595-4921.

Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Sunday. Free. 1-4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join teaching artist Dorian Sylvain in creating Soft Puppets. Teaching artist Rhonda Wheatley will help create People Cutouts.

Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm

Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane. $35/$28 for University of Chicago Faculty and Staff/$5 for students. 3 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Two all-star veterans of the lute, an instrument once popular in aristocratic circles of Elizabethan society, show off the virtuosity of English and Italian composers of the time.