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Calendar

Jan
7
Sat
Family Saturday: Peace and Purpose @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Saturday: Peace and Purpose. Free. 2-5 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Participate in workshops exploring peace across disciplines and determine what peace looks like for you and your family through performances and workshops. Featuring performances by the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, Ase Storytellers, and Mandala South Asian Dance

Jan
8
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 8 @ 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.

Emancipation Proclamation Pageant to Celebrate 154th Anniversary of the Emancipation @ First Unitarian Church of Chicago
Jan 8 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Emancipation Proclamation Pageant to Celebrate 154th Anniversary of the Emancipation. Donations accepted. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. The Emancipation Proclamation Project, which consists of three acts, is a combination of narration, dramatizations, music and interaction between the cast and the audience. The theme is the role which multi-racial unity played in abolishing the slave-labor system in the country. For further information, call Allan at 773-595-4921.

Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Sunday. Free. 1-4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join teaching artist Dorian Sylvain in creating Soft Puppets. Teaching artist Rhonda Wheatley will help create People Cutouts.

Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm

Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane. $35/$28 for University of Chicago Faculty and Staff/$5 for students. 3 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Two all-star veterans of the lute, an instrument once popular in aristocratic circles of Elizabethan society, show off the virtuosity of English and Italian composers of the time.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jan 8 @ 4:38 pm – 5:38 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 guitarist Henry Johnson. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Jan
9
Mon
Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn and size US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.

MLK Commemoration Celebration @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm

MLK Commemoration Celebration. Free. 6 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Join the University of Chicago as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society. A community reception will be held in Ida Noyes Hall immediately following the celebration.

Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Jackson Park Fieldhouse
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm

Jackson Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Jackson Park Fieldhouse, 6401 Stony Island Ave.

Jan
10
Tue
Poetry Reading @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Poetry Reading. 6-7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Peter O’Leary and Steven Toussaint read from their latest collections of poetry. Presented in partnership with the Committee on Creative Writing.

Jan
11
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jan 11 @ 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.

38 Women Movement Workship for Women 18-70+ @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

38 Women Movement Workship for Women 18-70+. Free. 5-8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Through simple dance exercises, playful tasks, informal conversation and physical improvisation, this movement-based workshop, hosted by CoisCeim Dance Theatre’s Philippa Donnellan, in conjunction with (Re)Public, offers an opportunity for you to explore your story and share life experiences with other women. Due to limited space, please RSVP to exhibitions@hydeparkart.org.

Winter Classic Film Night @ Oriental Institute
Jan 11 @ 5:15 pm

Winter Classic Film Night. Free. 5:15 p.m. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. Come watch the 1958 film, Bab el hadid (Cairo Station). A notable scholar introduces each film to provide context and how the film was received by critics and the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. All films are shown in Arabic with English subtitles.

Older Adult Life Planning: Part 3 “Options and Costs.” @ U. of C. Community Programs Accelerator
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Older Adult Life Planning: Part 3 “Options and Costs.” $5. 5:30-7:30 p.m. U. of C. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove. Ave. Hosted by Deborah Hart, the CEO of Montgomery Place. Find out about financial alternatives, what will insurance cover, and if and when Medicaid will kick in. Light refreshments will be provided, follow by a presentation and discussion. Space is limited, please register at 773-363-1933.

The Leon Forrest Prose Awards for Short Fiction and Non-Fiction @ The Promontory
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm

The Leon Forrest Prose Awards for Short Fiction and Non-Fiction. $10. 7:30 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Each year, the Guild Complex acknowledges emerging and established writings via a judged competition and recognition event in Chicago. A cash prize of $500 in each category (fiction and non-fiction) will be rewarded. Writers of all background and experience levels are invited to submit, and all themes and subjects are welcome. Open submission period until Jan. 11. Please visit GuildComplex.org for guidelines on how to enter.

Jan
12
Thu
Martin Luther King Jr. Story Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 12 @ 4:30 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Story Crafts. 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us as we read and create a craft in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Open to children of all ages.

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Nichols Park Fieldhouse
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Nichols Park Fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. We meet on the second Thursday of every month.

The Promise of Peace Project @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Promise of Peace Project. Free. 7 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Organized by the Beverly Arts Center, Diasporal Rhythms, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the South Side Community Arts Center, the collaborative project brings communities from across the South Side of Chicago together to explore violence through the youth perspective and how the arts provide a crucial pathway for the future. Lead Artists for the Logan Center Promise of Peace project Douglas Ewart & Walter Kitundu and youth collaborators will be featured.

Jan
13
Fri
13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Praise and Worship Celebration @ Progressive Community Church
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm

13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Praise and Worship Celebration. 6:30 p.m. Progressive Community Church, 56 E. 48th St. The evening’s speaker will be Rev. Traci Blackmon, pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ. Joining the celebration will be the Imani Ya Watume Choir, and liturgical dance troupes from the Trinity United Church of Christ and Progressive Community Church.

8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend: Climate Change and Water @ KAM Isaiah Israel
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm

8th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend: Climate Change and Water. Free. 7:30 p.m. KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Shabbot Service with keynote address by Karen Lehman.

Filmspotting Live! @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm

Filmspotting Live! $25. 8 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Filmspotting is a weekly podcast and WBEZ 91.5 Chicago radio program hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen, featuring—you guessed it—film! Each week Adam and Josh offer in=depth reviews of recently released films “Top 5” movie recommendations based on topic, interact with their listeners through contests and host special guest interviews.

Jan
14
Sat
MLK Day of Service @ University Community Service Center
Jan 14 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

MLK Day of Service. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. University Community Service Center, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Join more than 300 volunteers for UCSC’s annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, January 14th (8:30am-1:30pm) and contribute service projects at more than 20 community organizations! We’re excited for everyone to help build the beloved community and celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. King. 

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jan 14 @ 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.

Cook’s Delight: a Cookbook Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cook’s Delight: a Cookbook Book Club. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Please join us as we read and evaluate “Scratch: Home cooking for everyone made simple, fun, and totally delicious” by Maria Rodale.

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Seminar and Bus Tour
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Seminar and Bus Tour. $20. 1 p.m. Meet at the corner of University Avenue and 58th Street. This half-day seminar and bus tour in collaboration with the UChicago Alumni Club will be led by the great civil rights activist and oral historian of Bronzeville, Prof. Timuel D. Black, and Bart Schultz, senior lecturer in philosophy and director of the UChicago Civic Knowledge Project. This tour and conversation provide special insights into the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the nonviolent civil rights movement in Chicago.