Calendar

Nov
4
Sat
Visiting Artist Departure: Ronit Porat @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Visiting Artist Departure: Ronit Porat. Noon – 1 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Ronit Porat works with photography, and also uses archival materials and biographical texts to create photo-based installations. Porat holds an MFA from the Chelsea School of Art and Design in London, and a B.A. in Photography and Digital Media from the Hadassah College in Jerusalem. Her work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows, and can be found in private collections.

Nov
6
Mon
Holiday Stocking Knit Along @ Blackstone Library
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm

Holiday Stocking Knit Along. 6 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312 747-0511. Learn colorwork knitting and basic sock construction as we knit together the Falling Snow Stocking. Must know how to knit and purl and bring supplies. For more information visit https://tinyurl.com/ya5lu87u.

Subhadra-dhananjayam (Arjuna’s Love for Subhadra): A Performance by Nepathya @ Logan Center, Performance Hall,
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm

Subhadra-dhananjayam (Arjuna’s Love for Subhadra): A Performance by Nepathya. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E 60th St., 7 p.m., free, 773-702-8637. Nepathya is a troupe of dancers and musicians from the state of Kerala in southwest India. They perform in the classical Sanskrit tradition known as kudiyattam, a living tradition that has continued for centuries. Such performances are typically made over many nights; here they will share with Chicago a portion of Drama of the Ring. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/subhadra-dhananjayam-arjunas-love-subhadra-performance-nepathya.

Nov
7
Tue
Tuesday Tales @ Museum of Science and Industry
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am

Tuesday Tales. 10:30 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., free with membership. Preschool-age children are invited to attend our member-exclusive Tuesday Tales! Look, listen and learn as Museum staff and volunteers read stories about robots, rockets, exploration and more! Each story time session includes one story and a hands-on activity. Reservations are not necessary. However, space is limited and not guaranteed. For more information visit http://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/events/tuesday-tales/.

Hyde Park OWL, The Voice of Women @ Treasure Island (lower level community room)
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hyde Park OWL, The Voice of Women 40+. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Treasure Island, 1526 E. 56th St. (lower level community room) Social time: 1 p.m. Program at 1:30 p.m. The event will include a presentation and a panel discussion on: “Key Issues for Seniors in the 2018 Illinois Governor’s Race.” This topic should interest everyone age 40+. Hyde Park OWL welcomes men to attend and join in the discussion. Bring a snack to share with everyone for the social time. Invite your friends to join in the discussion. For information, contact Dee Spiech, President, at: 773-548-4228 or at:djspiech@aol.com .

Amy and Dave Freeman – “A Year in the Wilderness.” @ 57th St. Books
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm

Amy and Dave Freeman – “A Year in the Wilderness.” 6 p.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Amy and Dave Freeman discuss “A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters,” a beautifully illustrated account of their year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to raise awareness about the threats of sulfide-ore copper mining. Fore more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/amy-and-dave-freeman-year-wilderness.

The Margaret Burroughs Centennial Film Series – The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Margaret Burroughs Centennial Film Series – The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde, 7 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., free, 773-947-0600. Presented by South Side Projections and the DuSable Museum. The documentary is a tribute to legendary Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992). For more information visit dusablemuseum.org/events 773-947-0600.

Nov
8
Wed
Storytime with Colin! @ 57th St. Books
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Colin! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Join Colin McDonald for stories and songs each Wednesday at 10:30am at 57th Street Books! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6. More information can be found at https://www.semcoop.com/event/storytime-colin.

Michelle Commander – “Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative returns and the Black Fantastic.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm

Michelle Commander – “Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative returns and the Black Fantastic.” 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave, free, 773-752-4381. Michelle D. Commander, Ph.D., discusses “Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic.” In her book, Commander analyzes what compels Black American cultural producers, travelers, and historical preservationists to journey toward imagined Africas in Ghana, Brazil, and the U.S. South in the post-1965 moment. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/michelle-commander-afro-atlantic-flight-speculative-returns-and-black-fantastic-badia-ahad-leg.

Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture. Free. 7 p.m. – 8:45 pm. Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall 155 East 58th Street. Colin Renfrew, Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Formerly Disney Professor of Archaeology and Director of the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge. The first Memorial Lecture will offer a critical review of the question of Indo-European language origins, and will highlight the contribution of one of the leading prehistorians of the twentieth century. To register //www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-marija-rediviva-dna-and-indo-european-origins-tickets-36757838685.

Nov
9
Thu
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am

Spanish Storytime! 10:30 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Have fun exploring the Spanish language with books, songs, and lots of movement! For children ages five and under. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/spanish-storytime-4.

Charcoal and Clay: Figure Drawing and Sculpting @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Charcoal and Clay: Figure Drawing and Sculpting. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., free, 773-702-0200. Join the Smart Museum of Art and the UChicago student organization Outside the Lines for a free figure drawing and clay sculpting session. With charcoal sticks and clay, draw and sculpt live models. The evening is inspired by the sculptural figuration of Auguste Rodin on view in The Hysterical Material. Materials will be provided, open to all skill levels. For more information visit https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1323/charcoal-and-clay-figure-drawing-sculpting/.

Nov
10
Fri
Off Off Campus, The Revival @ The Revival!
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Off Off Campus, The Revival. 7:30 p.m. 1160 E. 55th St. Established in 1986 by Second City co-Founder Bernie Sahlins, Off Off Campus is the nation’s second oldest student improv troupe. Catch their hilarious weekly showcase Fridays (7:30p) at The Revival! Tickets available at the door. For more information email, theatre@the-revival.com.

Film Screening: The Three Heroines @ Smart Museum
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Film Screening: The Three Heroines. Smart Museum, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. 8 p.m. – 10p.m. North American premiere of the 1938 Dziga Vertov film The Three Heroines (Tri Geroini). For more information visit http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1330/film-screening-the-three-heroines/.

Nov
11
Sat
Storytime with Franny! @ 57th St. Books
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Franny! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Join 57th Street Books’ Children’s Manager Franny Billingsley every Saturday at storytime! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/storytime-franny.

Family Program: Little Scribe @ Oriental Institute Museum
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm

Family Program: Little Scribe. Ages 5–12. Free. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 East 58th Street. Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and evolved. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/little-scribe-ages-5-12-tickets-35638159695.

The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised! @ The Revival
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised! 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $15. Join us for The Revival’s Fall Sketch Comedy Revue – The Revolution Will Not Be Improvised! – a hilarious night of music and comedy inspired by the current sociopolitical environment. Featuring: Max Thomas, Elias Rios, Jared Chapman, Lexi Alioto, Sara Savusa and Mo Phillips-Spotts. For more information visit http://www.the revival.com/event/9492f6952c87ca9cdd62cd933c5166c3.

Nov
12
Sun
Building for Tomorrow, Today @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Building for Tomorrow, Today. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Participants will learn about the strength of triangles and it’s use to create trusses and armatures within architecture. We will then use the technique of origami, incorporating the triangle into our paper folds to give our papers strength. Participants will transform 2-dimensional paper surfaces into experimental 3-dimensional modular origami forms.
For middle school aged students only. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/building-for-tomorrow-today-3/.

Super: Sunday Exhibitions Reception & Art Making Activities @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Super: Sunday Exhibitions Reception & Art Making Activities. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. The Arts Center is celebrating the new round of exhibitions with artists and public hosts several free art-making activities for the family. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/super-sunday-exhibitions-reception-art-making-activities/.

Nov
13
Mon
Holiday Stocking Knit Along @ Blackstone Library
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm

Holiday Stocking Knit Along. 6 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312 747-0511. Learn colorwork knitting and basic sock construction as we knit together the Falling Snow Stocking. Must know how to knit and purl and bring supplies. For more information visit https://tinyurl.com/ya5lu87u.