Calendar

Aug
19
Fri
Political Forum @ Logan Center
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

Political Forum. $25. 8 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. What better way to digest the elections than hear what NPR reporters think of it (seeing as NPR stations are basically the only media outlets that don’t sell political ads)? The NPR Politics Podcast will cover election ins and outs with NPR’s political reporters. Individual tickets on sale for $25.

Aug
20
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 20 @ 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.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Please join us for a discussion of “I Survived: the shark attack of 1916” by Lauren Tarshis.

Adult Book Discussion @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Adult Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a lively discussion of “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House @ Hyde Park Historical Society
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House. 2-4 p.m. Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Come and learn the story of our historic cable car building and speak with docents about the history of Hyde Park. We will have available selected books from the collection of our founder and long-time board member, Deverux Bowly, for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Trek Science Saturdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm

Trek Science Saturdays. 3 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Let’s delve deeper into the science of transportation as we complete simple science experiments exploring the world of travel. Recommended for ages 6 & up.

Bronzeville-The Musical @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

Bronzeville-The Musical. $50. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. A musical celebrating the history of The Great Migration of Southerners who migrated from the South to move to Chicago.

DuSable Movies in the Park: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

DuSable Movies in the Park: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” 8 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a night of family fun! Movies start at dusk. In the event of rain, movies will be shown inside of the museum.

Aug
21
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 21 @ 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.

Hyde Park Historical Society Oral History Program @ Montgomery Place
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Historical Society Oral History Program. 2-4 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 S. Shore Dr. The theme for this year’s program is “Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories Then and Now.” Participants are welcome to share their experiences and stories about living in Hyde Park. Each participant has 4 minutes to share a story. Reception will follow the program. RSVP by Aug. 19 by calling Lala Rodgers at 773-401-0474 or email at hporalhistory@gmail.com.

Hyde Park Knitting Guild @ St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Knitting Guild. 2-4 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. We meet in the Parish Hall on the third Sunday of the month. We have open knitting and show and tell every month. If you wish, bring a snack to share. Visitors are welcome, if you decide to join, dues are $20 per year.

Bronzeville-The Musical @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Aug 21 @ 3:30 pm

Bronzeville-The Musical. $50. 3:30 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. A musical celebrating the history of The Great Migration of Southerners who migrated from the South to move to Chicago.

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Nichols Park
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series. Free. 4-6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Featuring rock/blues by Dave Herrero. Open lawn seating…bring your own blanket or chair.

Life…Sunny Side Up! @ The Revival
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

Life…Sunny Side Up! $50 for adults/$25 for children ages 3-17. 4 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Acts of Kindness Cabaret presents “Life…Sunny Side Up!” – a unique tour through the human experience – from the sublime to the ridiculous – and how people deal with the various hands they are dealt. All proceeds from this event will support the Adoption Center of Illinois’ initiatives including: our partnership with the Cook County Jail Women’s Justice Division, the groundbreaking Adoption Storyboard Project, continuous search and reunion efforts, Safe Haven trainings to area hospitals and more.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 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. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Aug
22
Mon
The Corner @ The Promontory
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Corner. $5. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Corner presents solo performers, duos and trios in an intimate, dynamic performance space. Barriers between performers and audience are removed, the limitations of genres will be defied and the creativity of some of Chicago’s most innovative talents is brightly spotlighted. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Aug
23
Tue
Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am

Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. Open to children ages 3-5.

5th Ward Monthly Meeting @ South Shore Cultural Center
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5th Ward Monthly Meeting. 6-8 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.

Aug
24
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Aug 24 @ 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.

Activity. Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm

Activity. Committed Knitters. Free. Weekly on Wednesdays at 12 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Bon Voyage Family Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm

Bon Voyage Family Fun. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages. Including stories, games and make and take crafts to share with others. For families and children 4 and up.

Aug
25
Thu
Get the Health Care You Need with the Affordable Care Act! @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get the Health Care You Need with the Affordable Care Act! 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Need health Care? Get help with signing up with the Affordable Care Act sponsored by Get Covered Illinois and Near North Health Service Corporation. A health insurance counselor will be available to guide you through the process on the computer.

Aug
26
Fri
Fly Mother Goose Fly @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am

Fly Mother Goose Fly. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Fly Mother Goose Fly is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. Designed for ages 0 to 18 months.

George Freeman/Mike Allemana Organ Quartet @ The Promontory
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm

George Freeman/Mike Allemana Organ Quartet. $15. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Life’s A Game @ The Revival
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm

Life’s A Game. $15/$10 with student ID. 8 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Join LeLe Mason, from Second City and EbonyEssenceJet, in an original sketch comedy revue that explores life through all its twists and turns.