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May
26
Fri
Off Off Campus & UT/TAPS present Nightmare on Sesame Street @ Logan Center
May 26 @ 7:30 pm

Off Off Campus & UT/TAPS present Nightmare on Sesame Street. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. $5. Now introducing: the 31st Generation. Off-Off has a brand new show every Friday night, so stop by the Revival, 1160 E 55th St., for sketch comedy, improv, and preglow performances from both talented and talentless groups across campus. Alumni include playwrights David Auburn and Greg Kotis, as well as innumerable writers, performers, upstanding civilians, and others who also turned out fine. See them here first. To buy tickets visit boxoffice.uchicago.edu. For more information call the University Theater at 773-702-9315.

May
27
Sat
University Symphony Orchestra: Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concert @ Mandel Hall
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

University Symphony Orchestra: Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concert. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Free. Donations requested at the door: $10 general, $5 students. The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and combined choruses culminate their 2016-2017 concert season with a gala presentation of Ludwig van Beethoven’s final symphonic masterpiece: the monumental Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, with its distinctive final movement that incorporates a hybrid version of Friedrich Schiller’s 1785 “Ode to Joy”. Beethoven’s powerful setting has been utilized in recent history both as a protest anthem and as a celebration of music – from the Chilean demonstrations against the Pinochet dictatorship, the Chinese student broadcast at Tiananmen Square, Leonard Bernstein’s performance after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to commemorations after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Acclaimed Chicago soloists Christine Steyer (soprano), Katherine Calcamuggio (alto), Jesse Donner (tenor), and David Govertsen (bass-baritone) join the 250 musicians on stage for two stirring performances, presented by the Department of Music as the 2017 Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concerts. For more information contact the University of Chicago Music Department 773-702-8484.

UT/TAPS & The Dean’s Men present LEAR @ Logan Center, Courtyard
May 27 @ 9:30 pm

UT/TAPS & The Dean’s Men present LEAR. 9:30 p.m. Logan Center, Courtyard, 915 E. 60th St. Free. UT/TAPS & The Dean’s Men present LEAR, written by William Shakespeare, directed by Remy Solomon. It’s the near future. Three spears of light loom large in Logan Center Courtyard. They throw triple shadows on a body, buffeted by a storm: “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!” Lear, once a monarch, wanders amidst mountains, old men, and matriarchs, as Shakespeare’s most relentless tragedy braves the elements to ask the question: how can those laid low speak truth to power, when broken bonds threaten to bring a nation to its knees? For more information contact University Theater  at 773-702-9315.

May
29
Mon
Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Graff, Music Production, Slam Poetry, And Footworking Taught By Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble.

May
30
Tue
Self Education Forum @ Hyde Park Arts Center
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Self Education Forum 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Arts Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520.Join Jim Duignan for an informal conversation on self education. Self-Education practices are ways of learning akin to the methods we used during our youth—observation, building to think, disciplining ourselves, and imagining outside the confines of school. The evenings will include a charrette to write, draw, record, gather, and develop ideas and material for the next issue of The Trans Action Newspaper. Trans Action, Dialogues In Trans Disciplinary Practice, Issue #3 On Self Education, is a joint newspaper project between Chicago And Dublin, Ireland that exchanges civic and socially engaged ideas and histories between our cities, organized by Jim Duignan and Fiona Whelan. If you have any questions, please contact Jim at Stockyardinstitute@Gmail.Com.

May
31
Wed
Twenty Minutes Still @ Bond Chapel
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Twenty Minutes Still. 8 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St. Still the mind and body: meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of bond. All welcome, whether or to you’ve ever meditated before.

Twenty Minutes Still @ Bond Chapel
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Twenty Minutes Still. 8 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St. Still the mind and body: meditation for twenty minutes in the stillness of bond. All welcome, whether or to you’ve ever meditated before.

Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Jun
1
Thu
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit http://www.secc-chicago.org/secc_chicago/events/farmers-market.

Get Covered Illinois: Need Health Care? @ Blackstone Public Library
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get Covered Illinois: Need Health Care? 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Health insurance counselors available to guide you through the process of getting signed up for healthcare. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(12)/event/58d17dd35b2c472200d28320.

Chamber Check – in @ United Church of Hyde Park
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chamber Check – in. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St.

Underground Collective @ The Revival
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Underground Collective. 7:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. $5. A poetry, theatre, and music showcase. Post-grad jobs. Studying abroad. Out to sea. Home, to bed. Back in time. To the future. In our final showcase of the year, we’ll be reflecting on where we are and where we’ve been in order to answer the most difficult question of all: Where do we go?  Join us for poems, music, dance, scenes, and collaborative art pieces from The Underground. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.the-revival.com.

Jun
7
Wed
BrooksDay @ Logan Center for the Arts
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BrooksDay. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St. Free. 773-702-2787. BrooksDay is a yearly celebration for Gwendolyn Brooks that takes place on her birthday, June 7. Many poets, actors, youth, and political leaders from the city will take the stage to help honor her legacy as the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize. For tickets visit http://brooksday.org/tickets/.

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 http://chpv.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=339585&item_id=648601.

Jun
8
Thu
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 http://www.secc-chicago.org/secc_chicago/events/farmers-market.

Discussion with Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas @ Montgomery Place
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Discussion with Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive. Free. Montgomery Place will host an exploration of music and imagination with Grammy-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas. Thomas established the University of Chicago’s Center for Contemporary Composition in 2010 and was appointed the Mead Composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the 1996/1997 season, serving until 2006. Her auditory and visual presentation will encompass sketches, manuscripts and her methodology for composing. The event is intended to offer prospective residents a chance to become acquainted with the life plan community, which offers older adults an abundance of opportunities for self-enrichment. Lunch will be provided, but reservations are required for this free event. Call 773-753-4582 by Friday, June 2.

Tai Chi Classes For Seniors and All Abilities @ TRC Senior Village
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Tai Chi Classes For Seniors and All Abilities. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. TRC Senior Village, 346 E. 53rd St. Free will offering (Suggested $8). 630-234-5532. Expert instruction, seated and standing. Build balance and mobility, strength. Ongoing classes. Call 630-234-5532. Email: Annasyork@Gmail.Com.  Website: Www.Annayork.Ning.Com.

UC Service League Film Series @ HPAC @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jun 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

UC Service League Film Series @ HPAC. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue Chicago. Donation- Members $2, Non-member $5. 773-324-5520. UC service league will show the 2016 Japanese film “Our Little Sister” which follows three Sisters in their twenties who discover they have a teenage sister. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-06-08-uc-service-league-film-series-hpac.

Jun
9
Fri
Queendom Recharge @ The Silver Room
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Queendom Recharge. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10 tickets. 773-947-0024. A fellowship aimed at recharging women and helping them engage in self-care and nurturing activities that replenish energy. For more information visit https://thesilverroom.com/pages/events.

Jun
10
Sat
Spring Work Day in Amanda’s Garden @ Ray Elementary School
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spring Work Day in Amanda’s Garden. 10 a.m. – noon. Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. The Ray School Garden Committee is inviting all who love to garden to a Spring Work Day in Amanda’s Garden at the corner of 56th Street and Kenwood Avenue. Children are also welcome. Work will consist of weeding and planting new plants throughout the garden. Volunteers will enjoy refreshments and a wiener roast. For information or to volunteer, please contact Andy Carter, Ray Garden Committee Chair, at 773-955-6621 or acarter@roosevelt.edu .