Calendar

Oct
8
Sun
Hyde Park Used Book Sale @ Lake Park Shopping Center
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am

Hyde Park Used Book Sale. 9 a.m., Lake Park Shopping Center, free, 773-419-1384. Come take advantage of this day-long opportunity to get your hands on some used book and raise money for community organizations and events. Organized by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. For more information visit http://hydepark.org/booksale/booksale.html

Park Tour of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 @ Parking Lot East of Darrow Bridge
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am

Park Tour of the Columbian Exposition of 1893. 11 a.m., Parking Lot East of Darrow Bridge, free. Jackson Park Advisory Council and Friends of the White city host park tours of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, park history and nature. Meet in the lot east of the Darrow Bridge, across the basin from Museum of Science and Industry. The lot can be reached from Lake Shore Drive via 58th Street/Science Drive.

Building for Tomorrow, Today @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm

Building for Tomorrow, Today. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Open to young people in grades 6-8, this free workshop will help young artists explore the Fibonacci sequence as found in nature, art design, and how it is applied in architecture. Please only sign up for one of the two times this class is offered. For more information and to register visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-10-08-building-for-tomorrow-today.

Second Sunday – Sock Puppets @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm

Second Sunday – Sock Puppets. 1 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Join artist Dorian Sylvain to create a hand puppet from a cotton sock. Bring it to life with hair, facial features, and costumes at three different stations. Intended for younger children, students in grades 6-8 should see the “Building for Tomorrow, Today” event on the same day. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-10-08-october-8-2017-second-sunday

Films Inspired by Art/Architecture @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm

Films Inspired by Art/Architecture. 1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. The Hyde Park Art Center and South Side Projections have teamed up for a screening of Manfred Kirchheimer’s 1981 film Stations of the Elevated, which combines images of graffiti-covered subway trains crisscrossing the landscape set to ambient jazz and gospel music by Aretha Frinaklin and Charles Mingus. Following the screening there will be a discussion with legendary Chicago graffiti artist Gabriel “Flash” Carrasquillo Jr., a pioneer who began creating graffiti art in Chicago in the early 1980’s. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-10-08-films-inspired-by-architectsarchitecture.

Oct
9
Mon
Hyde Park Used Book Sale @ Lake Park Shopping Center
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am

Hyde Park Used Book Sale. 9 a.m., Lake Park Shopping Center, free, 773-419-1384. Come take advantage of this day-long opportunity to get your hands on some used book and raise money for community organizations and events. Organized by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. For more information visit http://hydepark.org/booksale/booksale.html

Pod Save America Takes Hyde Park @ International House Assembly Hall
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am

Pod Save America Takes Hyde Park. 10:30 a.m., International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., free, 773-834-4671. Join the IOP as we welcome the hosts of Crooked Media’s Pod Save America: Jon Favreau, former head speechwriter for Barack Obama from 2005-2013, Jon Lovett, former speechwriter for Hillary Clinton and President Obama, Dan Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to President Obama for Strategy and Communications, and Tommy Vietor, former spokesperson for the National Security Council. For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pod-save-america-takes-hyde-park-registration-37812368813

Holiday Stocking Knit Along @ Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

Holiday Stocking Knit Along. 6 p.m., Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312- 747-0511. Learn colorwork knitting and basic sock construction as we knit together the Falling Snow Stocking. Must know how to knit and purl and bring supplies. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/59bbd1d1bfc5882400d7eca7

Sin País @ Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

Sin País. 6 p.m., Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312- 747-0511. Film exploring one family’s “complex and emotional journey involving deportation. To learn more about the screening, visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/59836b8602893b3a00106d40.

Oct
10
Tue
Nathaniel Tarn – “Gondwana and Other Poems.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Oct 10 @ 1:58 pm – 2:58 pm

Nathaniel Tarn – “Gondwana and Other Poems.” 6 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. Nathaniel Tarn reads from and discusses his latest collection, “Gondwana and Other Poems.” He will be joined in conversation by Peter O’Leary. RSVP is requested but not required. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/nathaniel-tarn-gondwana-and-other-poems-peter-oleary

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel @ International House Assembly Hall
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel 5:30 p.m., International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., free, 773-834-4671. Join the IOP as we welcome Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Chairwoman McDaniel will address the state of American politics, the future of the GOP, and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rnc-chairwoman-ronna-mcdaniel-registration-37707380791

Oct
11
Wed
Butterflies in Migration @ Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm

Butterflies in Migration. 6:30 p.m., Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312- 747-0511. Learn more about Monarch butterflies and their migrations from Lincoln Park Zoo educators at this drop-in workshop. For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/59836b6b28df814000cb793b

Letters from Baghdad: Screening followed by Discussion with Filmmakers @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm

Letters from Baghdad: Screening followed by Discussion with Filmmakers. 6:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., free with registration 773-702-9514. Join filmmakers for a screening of a film detailing the story of Gertrude Bell, a British explorer and spy in post-WWI Iraq. Discussion led by McGuire Gibson, Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology, will follow the screening. For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-letters-from-baghdad-screening-followed-by-discussion-with-filmakers-tickets-37463821298?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing.

Oct
12
Thu
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) @ Quadrangle Club Main Dining Room
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). 5:30 p.m., Quadrangle Club Main Dining Room, 1155 E. 57th St., free, 773-834-4671. Join the IOP as we welcome Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). Drawing on his years of public service, the senator will discuss the importance of institutional norms, the state of American public education, and the challenges and opportunities for bipartisan collaboration – both in Colorado and across the country. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senator-michael-bennet-d-co-registration-37815841199

Baird Harper – “Red Light Run.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm

Baird Harper – “Red Light Run.” 6 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. Baird Harper discusses Red Light Run. This event is presented in partnership with the University of Chicago Committee on Creative Writing. RSVP is requested but not required. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/baird-harper-red-light-run

Oct
13
Fri
Destined for War?: U.S.-China Relations in 2017 @ Quadrangle Club Library 
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm

Destined for War?: U.S.-China Relations in 2017. 12:30 p.m., Quadrangle Club Library 1155 E. 57th St., free, 773-834-4671. Join the IOP and the Paulson Institute as we welcome political scientist and Harvard professor Graham Allison. In light of his latest book, “Destines for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap?” Mr. Allison will discuss the future of U.S.-China relations, examining the potential conflicts between the two world powers. To register visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/destined-for-war-us-china-relations-in-2017-registration-37815032781

Oct
14
Sat
Game Day @ Blackstone Library
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am

Game Day. 10 a.m., Chicago Public Library Blackstone Branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312- 747-0511. Play board games or RPGs all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride. Pathfinder Society Scenario PFS 8-19(levels 1-5): Treacherous waves will be played. To sign up for Pathfinder please call 312-747-0511 or sign up online at Warhorn (www.warhorn.net). Space is limited. Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute Museum
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 1 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., $14 general admission, members $10 (1 child + 1 adult); $7/$5 each additional registrant, 773-702-9507. Kids and adults take part in a simulated excavation and interactive guided tour while learning more about archaeology. Ages 5-12. Registration required. For more information and registration visit https://oi.uchicago.edu/register

Hyde Park Art Center 2017 Gala @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hyde Park Art Center 2017 Gala. 6 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., $500, 773-324-5520. Join the Hyde Park Art Center for a night of drinks, dinner, dancing and recognitions. Shirley & Walter Massey and Anne Wilson will be honored by the Center. Tickets must be purchased in advance, after party tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/events/2017-10-14-2017-gala

Wines and Steins Harvest Festival @ Thomas the Apostle School (Gym)
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

Wines and Steins Harvest Festival. 7 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle School (Gym), 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., $40-$65, 773-667-1142. Support the St. Thomas the Apostle School Endowment Fund at this tasty event with seasonal craft beers and wines selected from all over the world by Madison Fine Wines. Heavy appetizers and a raffle will be a part of the event as well, each ticket will include one entry into the raffle. Ticket prices go up after the Oct. 1 early bird deadline. For more information visit http://stapostleschool.com/wines-and-steins-2017/.