Calendar

Jul
29
Wed
Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm

Activity. Committed Knitters. Free. 12 p.m. Arts Incubator, Washington Park. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Strangers No More: Stories of Connection (Elm Park)
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm

Event. Strangers No More: Stories of Connection (Elm Park). Free. 3 p.m. 5215 S. Woodlawn Ave. Meet strangers and change your life at this storytelling event. Bring chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy an outdoor conversation with neighbors and strangers alike.

Discussion. Layne Mosler Talks About Her Book “Driving Hungry.” @ 57th Street Book Store
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Layne Mosler Talks About Her Book “Driving Hungry.” Free. 6 p.m. 57th Street Book Store: 1301 E. 57th St. 773-684-1300. semcoop.com. Mosler discusses her memoir, chronicling a life abroad and full of passion. Dmitry Samarov, cab driver and author, will moderate the discussion.

Discussion. Layne Mosler Talks About Her Book “Driving Hungry.” @ 57th Street Book Store
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Layne Mosler Talks About Her Book “Driving Hungry.” Free. 6 p.m. 57th Street Book Store: 1301 E. 57th St. 773-684-1300. semcoop.com. Mosler discusses her memoir, chronicling a life abroad and full of passion. Dmitry Samarov, cab driver and author, will moderate the discussion.

Movie. Midweek at the Midway: 2015 Movies in the Park @ Midway Skating Rink
Jul 29 @ 6:06 pm – 7:06 pm

Movie. Midweek at the Midway: 2015 Movies in the Park. Free. Midway Skating Rink. Dress up as your favorite character from the family-friendly movie to bring the showing to life! Movie starts at dusk. This week: “Big Hero 6”.

Movie. Angel and the Badman @ Ida Noyes Hall
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Movie. Angel and the Badman. General $5. 7 p.m. Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. John Wayne looks at the Old West in a tale of a gunfighter and peaceful Quakers. Presented by Doc Films.

Jul
30
Thu
Family. Intergalactic Toddler Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am

Family. Intergalactic Toddler Story Time. Free. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Aimed to children up to age 3, the program will revolve around a space theme and will include books, activities, and songs.

Family. Junior Architects: Designing and Building My New Home @ Robie House
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am

Family. Junior Architects: Designing and Building My New Home. Admission $5. 10 a.m. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. Frederick Robie hired Frank Lloyd Wright to build a home for his family, and Wright did so with a vision of a ideal home. What does your ideal home look like? Create your own dream home with materials provided, and let your imagination run wild!

Activity. Tai Chi-Qigong Class @ TRC Senior Village
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am

Activity. Tai Chi-Qigong Class. Free, $8 suggested. 11 a.m. TRC Senior Village, 346 E. 53rd St. Heal your body and spirit with tai chi! It gives you energy and it’s fun! This session is open to all, but one can get special classes or therapeutic sessions later.

Launch Party for Sara Peretsky’s New Mystery @ Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

Launch. Launch Party for Sara Peretsky’s New Mystery. 6 p.m. Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hyde Park author releases another in her line of V. I. Warshawski novels. Regristration is not required.

Jul
31
Fri
Concert. Steve Coleman and the Five Elements @ Logan Center
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

Concert. Steve Coleman and the Five Elements. Free, $10 suggested donation. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Join Steve Coleman and the Five Elements for a performance and post-show discussion as a part of their nightly performances (through August 6).

Aug
1
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 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.

Hair Fair with Mather Seerlo @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm

Fair. Hair Fair with Mather Seerlo. Free. 1 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Join Seerlo, Chicago’s Official Ambassador for Hair Affairs, for a crazy hair fair in Smart’s courtyard. All materials provided, activities best for kids ages 4-12 accompanied by an adult.

Performance. Agile Rascal Traveling Bike Theater’s “Sunlight on the Brink.” @ Experimental Station
Aug 1 @ 9:43 pm

Performance. Agile Rascal Traveling Bike Theater’s “Sunlight on the Brink.” Free, pay what you can. 8 p.m. Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Watch a show performed across the country, with a complete set in tow by bicycle. Question the contemporary with this original piece.

Aug
2
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 2 @ 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.

Tour. Rosalie Villas
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am

Tour. Rosalie Villas. Free. 10:30 a.m. 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Join the Hyde Park Historical Society for a free program and tour of Rosalie Villas (1880s houses on Harper Avenue).

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park
Aug 2 @ 1:55 pm – 2:55 pm

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park. Free. 4-6 p.m. Every Sunday throughout the summer.

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park @ Nichols Park
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Music. Concerts in Nichols Park. Free. 4-6 p.m. Every Sunday throughout the summer, with a wide range of genres. This week: Matthew Santos (Soul/Folk/Rock).

Aug
3
Mon
Workshop. Creative Writing, Literacy, and Social Justice @ Logan Center
Aug 3 @ 4:30 pm

Workshop. Creative Writing, Literacy, and Social Justice. Free. 4:30 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. A professional development workshop series for K-12 teachers, explores poetry as element of instruction. Instructor: Quraysh Ali Lansana.

Movie. “To Kill a Mockingbird” @ Jackson Park
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm

Movie. “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Movies in the Parks at Jackson. Free. 8 p.m. Jackson Park, west of Lake Shore Drive at 5800 S. Science Drive behind museum. Movies in the Parks shows screenings of classic movies under a nighttime sky.