Brass Buttons. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Elm Park, 5215 S. Woodlawn Ave. Brass Buttons is a fun-loving, talented quintet of brass players who provides a diverse set of music, ranging from the Beatles to Bach. Consisting of a tuba, trombone, horn, and two trumpets, they both embrace classical quintet repertoire and push the boundaries of what is considered traditional quintet music, performing Top 40 hits alongside classics such as Handel’s Water Music. This event is made possible by a grant from the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, Refreshments will be available. Please bring a blanket or a chair.
Melanin Voices at Nichols. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Free. 312-747-2703. An evening of poetry and live literature showcasing local voices. Melanin Voices is a performance collective series of poetry and live literature purposed to showcase the local, unsung voices in literature and highlight the narratives illuminated from their writings. It is largely a scripted show, inclusive of poetry, short stories, vignettes, fiction, and non-fiction work of various Chicago artists, weaved together to create a beautiful narrative. The readings and performances are centered on the experiences of black women. The audience will be taken on a poetic journey through the work of the collective. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Soul Healing Yoga. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. Stacy Patrice leads intimate, soul-centered yoga sessions, blending an educational lifestyle practice with experiential discovery and community play for adults who often handle life with few breathing spaces. Each Soul Healing Yoga™ session is a mind, body, and soul experience for yoga newbies, dreamers, adventurers, and inspired souls who could use a juicy healing moment for themselves. We have mats! For more information visit www.stacypatrice.com.
Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43”. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $5 students with ID or children, $10 adults. email@example.com. The Hyde Park Jazz society presents Sunday evening jazz at Room 43 Featuring Bernard Scavella. Room 43 offers a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”
X-treme Science Mondays. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Join us as we complete super science experiments and discuss the scientific method. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Knit and Crochet Club for Kids. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Kids can learn to knit, crochet or just play with fiber in this club. If you have your own supplies, please bring them. This class includes free supplies (while they last). Recommended for children ages 6 and up. All levels are welcomed. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Brainy Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. This program will be designed around a theme and include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
5th Ward Monthly Meeting. 6 p.m. Treasure Island Foods, 5450 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. Join 5th Ward Alderman Leslie A. Hairston for the monthly 5th Ward meeting. For more information visit www.leslieahairston.com.
Kizomba Class. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. $10 donation. 773-947-0024. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. Kizomba lesson with Shafeeha Monae. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.
Coffee, Tea + Chat. 10 a.m. – noon. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. 312-857-5561. Meet your neighbors, build community, and brainstorm ways to collaborate for change on the South Side. Discover and cultivate the power of femininity through healing beauty rituals with Akua Auset, founder of AUSET : BEAUTY. This monthly series will feature tea and tutorials to cultivate inter-generational conversation between women and girls, while teaching practical self-care tools to last a lifetime. For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org.
Family Program: What’s Up, King Tut? 10 a.m. – noon. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Free. 773-702-9520. King Tut wasn’t the only boy king? Find out the real story of what makes King Tutankhamun famous, find his artifacts in our gallery, and decipher the hieroglyphs on his 17-foot-tall statue. Registration recommended. For more information visit www.oi.uchicago.edu.
Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $10/class or $80/12wks, Seniors (60+) and college students with ID: $7/class or $56/12wks. 773-493-6451. Celebrate Steppin Productions, in partnership with Chicago Hyde Park Village and Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, presents “Chicago Style Steppin”, a 12-week dance class that promises to be a fun, social and fitness event. Get ready to “Go all out on the Dance Floor” as instructor Steppin’ Rick Ball “steps” you into a healthier routine. Beginners welcome. For more information visit www.chpv.clubexpress.com.
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit www.secc-chicago.org.
Fantastic Family Story Hour. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages including stories, games and make-and-take crafts to share with others. Open to children of all ages. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Marvelous Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. This program features the theme superheroes near and far and includes picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories. For children ages 18 months to 3 years. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Parent Cooperative for Early Learning (Parent Co-op) Open House. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 5300 S. Shore Dr. 773-684-6363. Parent Co-op is hosting an open house. Parent Co-op is a not for profit preschool designed by working families, for working families. The school currently accepts students between the ages of 2 to 5 and will soon accept 15 month olds as well. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://parentcoop.squarespace.com/.
Tsukasa Taiko Community Ensemble. 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Free. 773-256-1248. Taiko drum and dance with the intergenerational group of Asian Improv aRts Midwest performers. Join Asian Improv aRts Midwest as they demonstrate taiko drumming and the difference between traditional festival taiko and the kind of performance taiko that has developed in the U.S. since the 1970’s. In traditional costumes and with traditional drums and bachi, every age group is represented, from 4 to 64, demonstrating that taiko is for everyone. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Super Babies Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free . 312-747-0511. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements recommended for children ages 0-18 months. This fun, baby program is typically 25 to 30 minutes. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Harvest Tables at Gary Comer Youth Center. 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Gary Comer Youth Center South entrance, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. We offer an array of seasonally picked produce, herbs and flowers grown and harvested by our youth. We double up LINK purchases and accept WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons. For more information visit www.garycomeryouthcenter.org.
Movies in the Parks: The Lego Batman Movie. 8:15 p.m. – 10 p.m. Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-7138. Movies in the Parks is Chicago’s favorite summertime tradition, bringing big-screen entertainment to a park near you! For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com