Calendar

Dec
18
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 18 @ 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.

Chanukah Fair @ Congregation Rodfei Zedek
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Chanukah Fair. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Everything you need for celebrating the holiday— Chanukah menorahs, dreidels, chocolate gelt, Judaica, music, books, jewelry, and especially candles. Returning this year, collectibles, vintage gifts and one-of-a-kind items. 

Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmer’s Market @ The Promontory
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am

Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmer’s Market. 11 a.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Gathering of the neighborhood’s best artisans and some of South Side’s best farmers. Meet dozens of amazing vendors at our indoor crafts and farmers market while listening to Hyde Park’s finest deejays spinning jazzy, soulful soundtracks to your shopping. Admission is free, the bar is open, and brunch is being served downstairs, so make a day of it!

Hyde Park Knitting Guild @ t. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Knitting Guild. 2-4 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. We meet in the Parish Hall on the third Sunday of the month. We have open knitting and show and tell every month. If you wish, bring a snack to share. Visitors are welcome, if you decide to join, dues are $20 per year.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Dec 18 @ 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 vocalist Denise Thimes. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Dec
19
Mon
Sound Performance with Softday
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sound Performance with Softday. 12-1 p.m. Location TBD. Listen to a sound performance by Softday (Mikel Fernstrom and Sean Taylor) at an office location. Presented by the Hyde Park Art Center. For questions about the event, call 773-324-5520.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “The Face in the Frost” by John Bellairs.

Dec
20
Tue
Chicago Storytelling Guild. @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chicago Storytelling Guild. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5550 S. Woodlawn Ave. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please come with a favorite story to share-personal or literary. No experience necessary. Hone your craft, network. Listeners are welcome. Everyone has a story to tell! Don’t miss a word.

Dec
21
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Dec 21 @ 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.

Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm

Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. The Music Teachers of Hyde Park presents Marija Bubanj, violin and Phyllis Calderon, violin with Christmas Carols, Vivaldi, and more.

Southside Salsa @ The Promontory
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

Southside Salsa. Free. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Experts, beginners and fun loving folks with curious feet are all welcome every third Wednesday for this fabulous night. WHPK disc jockey El Caobo will be spinning the best in Latin dance music. A lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by hours of fabulous dancing.

Dec
22
Thu
Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act! @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 22 @ 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 will be available to guide you through the process on the computer.

Happy Holiday Story Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm

Happy Holiday Story Crafts. 4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for stories, crafts and fun. Open to children of all ages.

Dec
23
Fri
“Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light.” @ Museum of Science and Industry
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light.” 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. Come see MSI’s 45-foot Grand Tree and view more than 50 smaller trees representing the cultures and holiday traditions from around the world.

Dec
24
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 24 @ 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.

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.