Calendar

Dec
16
Fri
Empowerment, Self-Determination, Unity @ Frontline Book Store
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Empowerment, Self-Determination, Unity. Free. 6-8:30 p.m. Frontline Book Store, 5206 S. Harper Ave. Frontline Book Publishing invites you to attend a festive celebration and book launch of the 2016 collector’s edition of the “Philosophy of Marcus Gravey.” A night featuring tributes and interpretations by artists, poets, musicians and organizers of Marcus Gravey’s global Pan-African vision of empowerment, self-determination and unity. For more information, email info@frontlinebookpublishing.com.

The Average White Band @ The Promontory
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

The Average White Band. $25-$75. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Average White Band is widely recognized as one of the best soul and funk bands. All ages show. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dec
17
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 17 @ 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.

Design & Build: Prairie Style @ Frederick C. Robie House
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Design & Build: Prairie Style. $25 child/free for adult chaperones. 10-11 a.m. Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. Design and rebuild in Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Prairie style masterpiece, the Robie House. During this monthly program, explore color, texture, shape, and light through the details of Wright’s design on a brief guided tour. Afterward, head into the billiard room to design and build a unique version of the detail for your own LEGO model. 

Hashtag Lunchbag @ The Promontory
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hashtag Lunchbag. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Assemble lunches for the homeless. $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of food.

Holiday Hullabaloo @ Parker’s Holistic Pet Market
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Holiday Hullabaloo. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Parker’s Holistic Pet Market, 1342 E. 55th St. We will have pictures with Santa, sales, food and loads of fun! Pictures with Santa will be done by the amazing Fetch Portraits and they will be here between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $25, which includes a special treat and a 5×7 printed photo.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library. Please join us to discuss “Cupcake Cousins: Winter Wonders” by Kate Hannigan.

Adult Book Discussion @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Adult Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a lively discussion of “Harvest” by Jim Crace.

Carols and Candles at the Shrine @ Shrine of Christ the King
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Carols and Candles at the Shrine. Free and open to the public. 4-6:30 p.m. Shrine of Christ the King, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave. Join us for hot chocolate and carol signing before the lighted backdrop of Woodlawn’s iconic stone landmark, plus hardhat visits of the Shrine’s interior and a holiday giveaway. Please join our community in a countdown to the holidays. For questions, email Gabriel@savetheshrine.org or call 773-717-2842.

Christmas Cool: Charity Show @ Ancien Cycles
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Christmas Cool: Charity Show. $10-$15. 6-10 p.m. Ancien Cycles, 1558 E. 53rd St. Come out to the 2nd Annual Christmas Cool Charity Show with live band performances. Hosted by Nialand. Each ticket benefits the “Goody Bag Initiative” which provides essential items for Chicago’s Homeless Community. Advance tickets also include one free café item and a digital copy of Nialand’s new Christmas EP, “Christmas Cool.”

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.