Calendar

Jul
25
Fri
Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: Safari, So Good!” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: Safari, So Good!” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about animals in the ancient Near East. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 5 to 8. Required registration at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

“Fourth Friday Tour.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

“Fourth Friday Tour.” 1:30-2:15 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Deputy Director Christina Jensen leads behind-the-scenes tour.

Sounds for Wellness @ Smart Museum of Art
Jul 25 @ 4:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Sounds for Wellness. 4:30-4:45 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Zachary Cahill plays bagpipe music from a PA system.

Music @ Chant
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 12:00 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Chester McSwain’s jazz band performs.

Jul
26
Sat
Workshop. “Art Glass Done Wright.” @ Frederick C. Robie House
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. “Art Glass Done Wright.” 10 a.m.-noon, Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., flwright.org, $5 per child (accompanying adults free). Participants create art-glass designs using colored pencils. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Purchase tickets online at flwright.org.

Workshop. “Saturday School: Junk Drawer Workshop.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. “Saturday School: Junk Drawer Workshop.” 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Eric Bartholomew leads writing workshop. Participants should bring an item from a junk drawer to write and share stories about.

Artist of the Month Program @ The Great Frame Up
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Artist of the Month Program. 1-3 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Painter Maria Jang will be on site to discuss her work on display at the store.

Music @ Chant
Jul 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 2:00 am

Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. D.J. night with house music.

Jul
27
Sun
Film. “Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communications and the Birth of the Alphabet.” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Film. “Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communications and the Birth of the Alphabet.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening on communication, spanning gestures, phonetics and written language.

“Makin’ Manhood.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Theater East 127
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

“Makin’ Manhood.” 7 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Theater East 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, qelansana@aol.com, $10 suggested donation. Storytelling event about raising Black boys in the urban landscape.

Performance @ Room 43
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents drummer Charles Heath with pianist Alexis Lombre, bassist Kurt Shelby and saxophonist Isaiah Collier.

Jul
28
Mon
20×20 Presentations: School @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

20×20 Presentations: School. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A spoken presentation organized by Rachel Herman and Hannah Kushnick.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Library
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Discuss the short story collection “Games Creatures Play.”

Jul
30
Wed
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: What’s Up, King Tut?” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: What’s Up, King Tut?” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about King Tut from his 16-foot statue. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: What’s Up, King Tut?” @ Oriental Institute
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: What’s Up, King Tut?” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about King Tut from his 16-foot statue. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Despicable Me 2.” Movies begin at dusk.

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Despicable Me 2.” Movies begin at dusk.

Jul
31
Thu
“Explore Thursdays: Bears, Bears, Bears.” @ Blackstone Library
Jul 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

“Explore Thursdays: Bears, Bears, Bears.” 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about bears. Open to children ages 6 to 11.

Aug
1
Fri
Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.” @ Oriental Institute
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants explore the museum’s hatted artifacts to learn what ancient hats can tell archaeologists. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 5 to 8. Required registration at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

Concert. “Dee Alexander CD Release Concert: Songs My Mother Loves.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall,
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert. “Dee Alexander CD Release Concert: Songs My Mother Loves.” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $50 VIP seats (includes CD), $20 general, $10 students. “Songs My Mother Loves” is the title of Dee Alexander’s current recording project, which consists of selections of classic jazz that her mother listened to when Dee was a child.