September – October 2014
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Chester McSawain Jazz Band performs.
Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” 2 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Screening of a 2-hour documentary on the Hittites.
Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Art Hoyle.
Hyde Park Dinner Crawl. 5:30-9 p.m., 53rd Street, $30 tickets in advance, $35 day of dinner crawl. A chance to taste goods and dishes from eight neighborhood restaurants and stores. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit hydeparkchamberchicago.org/crawl.
Introduction to Photography. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn how to use digital cameras with local photographer Spencer Bibbs, focusing on the features of the DSLR camera. Please bring camera with you. Space limited; register by calling the library at 312-747-0511.
Nightime Family Storytime. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books, action activities, flannel board stories and crafts. Open to children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration required.
Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books and action activities. Open to children up to 2. Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration required.
Xbox Fun Fridays. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. School-age children play Xbox games, including dancing and sports. Open to children ages 5 and up.
Author Talk. “After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan.” 9 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Journalist Ted Rall, the author of a new book by the same title, presents.
Music. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.
Open house. “Smart Fest.” 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Open house marking the Smart Museum’s 40th anniversary, including art activities, exhibitions, food and live music.
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “Mistborn: the Final Empire” by Brandon Sanderson.
Vocal Studies Open House. 7 p.m., Logan Center, Theater West 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, free.
Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School. “Teaching Religion and the First Amendment: The Case of the Hobby Lobby Bible Curriculum.” Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. Margaret M. Mitchell, dean of the U. of C. Divinity School, presents. To sign up in advance, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
“What’s up in Planetary Exploration!” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. NASA Solar System ambassador Elizabeth Koprucki discusses space missions, what we are learning and why it is important. Open to children ages 5 and up.
Lecture. “Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. Alain Bresson, of the U. of C., presents.