Calendar

Dec
2
Sat
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas Party @ 57th St. Books
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas Party. 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Ring in the reissue of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” the beloved holiday classic from the creators of “Frances the Badger,” celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jim Henson’s film adaptation, with live music and sing-a-longs, a puppet making workshop, and plenty of holiday cheer! For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/emmet-otters-jug-band-christmas-party

The Revival Hour @ The Revival
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

The Revival Hour. 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. The Revival Hour is a hilarious evening of sketch and improve comedy, solo performance and music from a diverse range of artists from across Chicago’s South Side and beyond. For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/333e309402b4297f26594367b99b09bd

Concert: Echoes of History @ Mandel Hall
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm

Concert: Echoes of History. 8 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th st., donations requested, 773-702-1234. The 100-member University Symphony Orchestra presents three powerful and poignant musical reflections on historical turning points of the last 100 years. Event is free but donations are requested: $10 for adults, $5 for students/children. More information can be found at http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1331/concert-echoes-of-history/

Faded by T Murph @ The Revival
Dec 2 @ 10:00 pm

Faded by T Murph. The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $20 – $30. Faded is back! StandUP NBC Finalist T. Murph will be filming a special set to submit to Comedy Central. October’s “Faded” show not only SOLD OUT but was oversold. The made for TV Comedy Show “Faded By T. Murph” is the best comedy experience in Chicago Come and enjoy one of the BEST NIGHTS of Comedy period. RedEye has billed FADED one of the TOP shows to see in Chicago. For more information and to purchase tickets visit
http://www.the-revival.com/event/b8f8fae27aa4087d18f4abff970b4612

Dec
3
Sun
I Know a Man… Ashley Bran @ Logan Center for the Arts
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

I Know a Man… Ashley Bran. 2 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., price TBD, 847-902-0733. “I reach for the child in everyone,” says Ashley Bryan. Best known as the beloved author and illustrator of over fifty children’s books, including such classics as “Beautiful Blackbird” and “Dancing Granny,” the prolific Bryan has also created collages, puppets, and stained-glass windows, all deeply rooted in spirituality and the Black experience. Presented by Gene Siskel Film Center. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/i-know-manashley-bryan-presented-gene-siskel-film-center

Dec
4
Mon
56th Annual Shareholder Meeting @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

56th Annual Shareholder Meeting. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. Join us for the 56th Annual Seminary Co-op Shareholder Meeting on Monday, December 4th at 5.30pm at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/56th-annual-shareholder-meeting

Dec
6
Wed
Lecture: Reflections on 10 Years at the Bronze Age Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman @ Oriental Institute
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Lecture: Reflections on 10 Years at the Bronze Age Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman. 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., free, 773-702-9507. Southeastern Arabia today is a center of global commerce due to the vast oil resources of the region, with monumental structures rising out of the deserts and mountainous valleys of the UAE and Oman. But, this is not the first time such social complexity has appeared in this arid region. A decade of research at the World Heritage Site of Bat has shed new light on this enigmatic society — how it arose, why it persevered, and ultimately why it collapsed. To register for the event visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-reflections-10-years-at-the-site-of-bat-in-the-sultanate-of-oman-tickets-36758591938

Dec
7
Thu
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am

Spanish Storytime! 10:30 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Have fun exploring the Spanish language with books, songs, and lots of movement! For children ages five and under. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/spanish-storytime-4

Conversation with the DuSable Museum History Exhibition Team @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm

Conversation with the DuSable Museum History Exhibition Team. Noon, Lower Skylight Room, DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Pl., free, 773-947-0600. DuSable Museum of African American History exhibition department will host a conversation discussing the creativities and complexities of designing and constructing within a museum. The presentation will also explore the growing museum and exhibition design trends. To RSVP visit https://1466.blackbaudhosting.com/1466/Conversation-with-the-DuSable-Museum-of-African-American-Exhibition-Team

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Stone Ducks, Weights and Measures in Ancient Mesopotamia Stone duck sculptures
Dec 7 @ 3:01 pm – 4:01 pm

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Stone Ducks, Weights and Measures in Ancient Mesopotamia Stone duck sculptures, from as small as a fingernail to as large as a basketball, represent one of the most common shapes of weights in ancient Mesopotamia. John Wee, Assistant Professor of Assyriology, invites you to explore the relationships between such physical objects and abstract notions of weight and dimension in cuneiform metrology and mathematics, as well as to consider how weights were used in practice and why the duck became their symbol. For more information visit https://oi.uchicago.edu/events/event.html?guid=CAL-ff808081-5bebee1d-015b-ef470de2-00006afbeventscalendar%40uchicago.edu&calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal

HPCC Chamber Check-In @ Hyatt Place
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

HPCC Chamber Check-In. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Hyatt Place, 5225 S. Harper Ave., free, 773-288-0124. Join us for Hyde Park’s premier networking gathering of movers and shakers in the community! It is open to all, don’t forget to bring your business cards! For more information visit http://www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org

Daughters of the Revolution: 100 Years of Russia Posters and Poetry Part I @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Daughters of the Revolution: 100 Years of Russia Posters and Poetry Part I. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., free, 773-702-0200. In this two-part program presented in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation, investigate the extraordinary work of women artists and writers, from the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to 2017. This is a two-part workshop, and participants are asked to attend both sessions. For more information visit http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1326/daughters-of-the-revolution-100-years-of-russian-posters-and-poetry/

Yael Shy – “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yael Shy – “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond.” 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond” shares mindfulness practices to help twenty-somethings learn to identify and accept powerful feelings and respond – not react – to stimuli without pushing them away or getting lost in them. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/yael-shy-what-now-meditation-your-twenties-and-beyond

Dec
8
Fri
Free Musical Improv Workshop @ The Revival
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm

Free Musical Improv Workshop. 6:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., free. After Party is coming to The Revival! And, they’re offering a free musical improve workshop for community members! Try your hand at music created on-the-spot. And stick around for the post show jam where you can join After Part on stage too! For more information visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/3e71798ea4528b5cc81074bcda3e01e9

After Party @ The Revival
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

After Party. 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. After Party is coming to The Revival! Starring Chicago’s leading musical improvisers, After Party brings vocal chops and fast-paced comedy to the stage. Join these fierce women for a completely improvised musical performance and post-show jam! For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/7d55de5740b68cbfdbb107d9733f73cc

The Hutchins Plan with Scientist Peter Eng! @ The Revival
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm

The Hutchins Plan with Scientist Peter Eng! 9 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. The Hutchins Plan is named for early twentieth century University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins. Featuring “Special Guests” from across the College, this improve comedy performances begins with an extemporaneous monologue that inspires a series of interconnected scenes. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/3f9e2dd4b091376113eae9e9202667e8

Dec
9
Sat
Crafts and Storytime with Author Pam Saxelby! @ 57th St. Books
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Crafts and Storytime with Author Pam Saxelby! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Author Pam Saxelby returns to read from Max and Bear, a story of patience and friendship about the importance of waiting for good things to come. Children are invited to stay after storytime and create their own bear! For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/crafts-and-storytime-author-pam-saxelby-0

Violet Lemay – “Artists and their Pets.” @ 57th St. Books
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Violet Lemay – “Artists and their Pets.” 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Violet Lemay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose children’s books include “100 Pablo Picassos,” “My Foodie ABC,” and the Local Baby series, which includes “New York Baby” and “Beach Babies.” Her new book explores the relationships between famous artists and their pets. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/violet-lemay-artists-and-their-pets

Fall Student Showcase @ The Revival
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm

Fall Student Showcase. 9 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., free. The Revival offers a variety of classes for adults including improv, stand up comedy, spoken word, storytelling, and more. Tonight, our students take the stage to share what they’ve learned in the fall session. For more information visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/d1b29313ffd3bacd78bdd84b0d31568d

C.R.E.A.M. (Comedy Rules Everything Around Me) @ The Revival
Dec 9 @ 9:30 pm

C.R.E.A.M. (Comedy Rules Everything Around Me). 9:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $10 – $15. Em Brown and Lem Slaughter – two of Chicago’s favorite comics – bring you C.R.E.A.M., a showcase of Chicago’s hidden treasures including stand-up comics, sketch comedians, poets, musicians and more. Special surprise guests bless the stage at every show! You don’t want to miss this! For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/7a5402591ad839a2bf2a0614d9c59d40