Calendar

Mar
22
Sun
Author Discussion @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm

Author Discussion. 4 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With activist wife-and-husband duo Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, and Jeanne Bishop, author of “Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer.”

Mar
24
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children ages 2-3.

Mar
25
Wed
Sensory Play and Art @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, art room
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sensory Play and Art. 10 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, art room, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Mar 25 @ 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.

Epic Wednesday: Spring Equinox @ Oriental Institute
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Epic Wednesday: Spring Equinox. 5-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $15 non-members, $12 U. of C. staff and members, $10 U. of C. students, $10 per person for groups of more than five and free for Young Professional Leader members. A special evening event featuring a tour of the museum’s galleries, live music, trivia and food and drink.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm

Family Fun. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.

Despres Family Memorial Lecture @ Blackstone Library
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm

Despres Family Memorial Lecture. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Author Eric May discusses his first novel, “Bedrock Faith,” as part of a monthly lecture presented by the Friends of Blackstone Library. For more information, visit friendsofblackstone.wordpress.com.

Author Talk @ Logan Center
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm

Author Talk. 7 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787. With Kazuo Ishiguro, author of “The Buried Giant.”

Mar
26
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children up to age 2.

Homeschool Workshop: Not Pi @ Oriental Institute
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Homeschool Workshop: Not Pi. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $16 non-members (one child plus adult), $10 members (one child plus adult), $8 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member. Kids learn about math through history. Open to children ages 5 to 12. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Mar
27
Fri
Girl Scouts @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Girl Scouts. 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. For more information, call Lauara Stern at 773-387-4488.

Dance Party Fun with Xbox @ Blackstone Library
Mar 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dance Party Fun with Xbox. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to compete in a dancing game for the Xbox.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With Aron Dunlap, author of “Lacan and Religion.”

ChakaFest 2015 @ Hyde Park Art Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ChakaFest 2015. 6-10 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A free fundraiser featuring music by and inspired by Chaka Khan, snacks and a cash bar. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit hydeparkart.org.

Mar
28
Sat
Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop @ Oriental Institute
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Boy Scouts Archaeology Workshop. 9 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, $20 non-members, $15 members. Participants work toward earning an archaeology merit badge. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. First, 2nd and 3rd graders discuss Grace Lin’s “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.” Open to children ages 6 to 9.

Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Junior Archaeologists. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $14 non-members, $10 members, $7 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member (prices include one child age 5-12 plus one adult). Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Film Screening. “Revolution and Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian.” @ Logan Center
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Film Screening. “Revolution and Religion: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Bob Avakian.” 3-7 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., $100 and $50 premium tickets, $20 general admission, $10 students. A premiere screening of the new film of public intellectual West’s November 2014 dialogue with Bob Avakian, chairman of the Revolution Communist Party, USA. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow. To buy advance tickets, visit chicagorevolutionbooks.blogspot.com or contact thegmail.comChicago BA Everywhere Committee by calling 312-860-8167 or sending an e-mail to baevereywhereinchicago@gmail.com.

A Night of 100 Stars Gala @ DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

A Night of 100 Stars Gala. 6 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $21.95 tickets, $400 donation per person. The museum’s 20th annual Night of 100 Stars Gala, featuring dancing, dinner and an awards ceremony with honorees including Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and School of the Art Institute President Walter E. Massey. To buy tickets, visit thedusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Mar
29
Sun
Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents vocalist Joan Collaso for her Fifth Sunday Jam.