Calendar

Nov
21
Mon
Afterschool Fun: Thanksgiving Stories and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Nov 21 @ 4:30 pm

Afterschool Fun: Thanksgiving Stories and Crafts. 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for afterschool stories, crafts and fun in celebration of Thanksgiving. Open to children ages 7 and up.

Hyde Park Book Club @ Treasure Island Foods, Lower Level Meeting Room
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm

Hyde Park Book Club. 7:30 p.m. Treasure Island Foods, Lower Level Meeting Room, 1526 E. 55th St. We will discuss “Their Day in the Sun: Women of the Manhattan Project.” Co-author Caroline Herzenberg will be joining us to discuss the book. The Hyde Park Book Club is jointly sponsored by the Hyde Park Historical Society and the Chicago Hyde Park Village.

Nov
22
Tue
Sean Healy Presents: Joe Budden @ The Promontory
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm

Sean Healy Presents: Joe Budden. $20-$35. 8:30 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Joe Budden is an American rapper from Jersey City, NJ, who, in addition to being a solo artist, is a member of the American hip-hop super group, Slaughterhouse. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show is for ages 18 and over.

Nov
23
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Nov 23 @ 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.

All BLVCK @ The Promontory
Nov 23 @ 10:00 pm

All BLVCK. $10. 10 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The ALL BLVCK tour makes its Chicago stop on Black Wednesday. The popular party series for urban professionals that originated on the east coats promises to be a delight for everyone home for the holidays as well as Chicago’s elite. All black attire is highly encouraged.

Nov
26
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Nov 26 @ 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.

Nov
27
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Nov 27 @ 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.

Nov
28
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “Admiral” by Sean Danker.

Nov
29
Tue
Smart Investing-Woman and Money: Twelve Months to Take Charge of Your Finances @ Blackstone Public Library
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm

Smart Investing-Woman and Money: Twelve Months to Take Charge of Your Finances. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Get your financial house in order with personal finance educator Karen Chan’s Money Calendar. Follow the calendar to organize your finances each month and before you know it you’ll learn where your money goes, manage your debt, estimate your retirement income and learn where to get help when you need it.

Exhibition Walk-Through: “Shared Eye.” @ Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floo
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm

Exhibition Walk-Through: “Shared Eye.” 6 p.m. Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

Nov
30
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Nov 30 @ 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.

Native American Heritage Month-God’s Eyes Craft Program @ Blackstone Public Library
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

Native American Heritage Month-God’s Eyes Craft Program. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Using sticks and yarn, children will weave their own colorful god’s eyes, a traditional spiritual object among many indigenous peoples of the Americas. Program is presented by Lisa Bernal from the CPS Title VII American Indian Family Resource Center. For children ages 5 and up and their families.

Zadie Smith Book Tour @ DuSable Museum Auditorium
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm

Zadie Smith Book Tour. 6:30 p.m. DuSable Museum Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl.

Dec
2
Fri
Taize Worship @ Hyde Park Union Church
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am

Taize Worship. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. First Fridays of every month, come for an ecumenical worship in the Spirit of Taize.

Kids Movie Night @ The Revival
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm

Kids Movie Night. $5 donation. 6 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Movies for kids ages 6 through 12 on The Revival’s big screen! Games and prizes from 5:30-6 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. sharp! Pickup at 8:30 p.m.

Contempo: Interplay @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm

Contempo: Interplay. $25/$20 for UChicago Faculty and Staff/$5 for students. 6:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Talea Ensemble will perform a concert that showcases instrumental theater works by Mauricio Kagel and others. A pre-concert lecture with Seth Brodsky will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Men’s A Cappella Christmas Concert @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

Chicago Men’s A Cappella Christmas Concert. $10/$5 for students. 7 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago Men’s A Cappella presents a Christmas special, with the Chicago Children’s Choir, Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, directed by Mollie Stone and with Rockefeller Chapel organ scholar Bryan McGuiggin.

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” @ University Church
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” $12.75 advanced online tickets/$15 at the door. 8 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Directed by Paul Baker.

Dec
3
Sat
Hazardous Waste Disposal @ First Unitarian Church
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Hazardous Waste Disposal. 9-11 a.m. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hazardous items accepted include mercury-florescent bulbs, anti-freeze, used motor oil, oil based paints, car batteries, herbicides, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, household fire extinguishers and more. Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Group of First Unitarian Church of Chicago. For more information, call 773-595-4921 or email uusj@sbcglobal.net.

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 3 @ 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.

A Taste of the Nutcracker @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am

A Taste of the Nutcracker. 10 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. The Hyde Park School of Dance will perform scenes from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet The Nutcracker based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Meet the Nutcracker-Prince, Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters in this delightful production. For adults and children of all ages.

Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Zombies, Pandemic, Talisman and Ticket to Ride. Dungeons & Dragons RPG will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Children’s Bridge Workshop @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am

Children’s Bridge Workshop. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us as Chicago author Patrick McBriarty reads his book “Drawbridges Open and Close” aloud and discusses basic bridge design. Children will also have a chance to do some hands on bridge building of their own! Open to children ages 5 to 10. Presented by CARA-Chicago Area Reading Association.

Family Day: Raining Cats n Dogs @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Raining Cats n Dogs. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, create your own stuffed animals, puppets and home-mad cat and doggie toys. Inspired by photographs on view in “There was a whole collection made.” All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

An Angelic Toy Drive Affair @ The Promontory
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

An Angelic Toy Drive Affair. $10/$5 with a toy. 2 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Join Angela Pena and Curtis McClain as they host An Angelic Toy Drive Afffair with some of Chicago’s finest DJs including Derek Smokin Jones, Dion Hunter, Steve Poindexter, Craig Loftis and more. Ages 21 and older.