Calendar

May
20
Wed
Author Conversation @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 20 @ 6:00 pm

Author Conversation. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Rory Fanning, author of “Worth Fighting for: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military and Across America,” speaks with Hyde Park activist Bill Ayers.

Concert @ Blackstone Library
May 20 @ 6:30 pm

Concert. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Pianist Donna Lee Fackenthal performs Bach and Samuel Barber as part of the Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
May 20 @ 6:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.

May
22
Fri
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Girl Scouts @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Girl Scouts. 3-5 p.m., Friday, April 10, and Friday, April 24, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. For more information, call Laura Stern at 773-387-4488.

May
23
Sat
Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop @ Oriental Institute
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, $20 non-members, $15 members. Participants work toward earning an archaeology merit badge. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Family Program @ Oriental Institute
May 23 @ 1:00 pm

Family Program. 1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Children up to age 12 learn about writing and take a writing-themed tour of the galleries. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Author Conversation @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 57th Street Books
May 23 @ 3:30 pm

Author Conversation. 3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300. Jay Galen, author of “Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty,” speaks with Hyde Park activist Bill Ayers.

May
24
Sun
Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
May 24 @ 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 the John Wesley Quintet.

May
25
Mon
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

May
27
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
May 27 @ 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.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
May 27 @ 4:30 pm

Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Beyond the Box Score.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Lecture. “From Fustat to Cairo: The Many Meanings of ‘Old Cairo.’” @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Lecture. “From Fustat to Cairo: The Many Meanings of ‘Old Cairo.’” 5 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Donald Whitcomb, of the Oriental Institute, presents.

Discussion. “Reporting from the Frontline.” @ Chicago Theological Seminary
May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. “Reporting from the Frontline.” 6 p.m., Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St., 773-834-4671, free. War correspondants Richard Engle, of NBC, and Jon Lee Anderson, of The New Yorker, discuss conflict reporting. For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 27 @ 6:30 pm

Author Talk. 6:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Taigen Dan Leighton, author of “Just This Is It: Dongshan and the Practice of Suchness,” presents.

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

Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times deputy editorial page editor Kate Grossman presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Politics of School Reform.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Homeschool Workshop: How to Make an Exhibit @ Oriental Institute
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Homeschool Workshop: How to Make an Exhibit. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $16 non-members, $10 members, $8 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member. A chance to learn about how curators make a museum display from Oriental Institute Chief Curator Jack Green.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
May 28 @ 4:30 pm

Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Turkish parliament member Suat Kiniklioglu presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Bridge Between the Bosphorus.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

May
29
Fri
Xbox Fun Friday @ Blackstone Library
May 29 @ 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.

Concert. “Cutting Edge Spirit Music: The Women of the AACM.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
May 29 @ 6:30 pm

Concert. “Cutting Edge Spirit Music: The Women of the AACM.” 6:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600. An improvisational mini-concert by women from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, including Ann Ward, Sherry Scott and Coco Elysses, followed by a conversation about women and music.  Held in conjunction with the DuSable Museum’s current exhibit, “Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.”