Calendar

May
20
Sat
Hyde Park Garden Fair @ Hyde Park Shopping Center
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Garden Fair. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the courtyard of the Hyde Park Shopping Center on 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue. Free. A variety of plants will be available for sale from vegetable plants and shrubs to roses and wildflowers.

Read/Write Library Workshop: Making The Record @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Read/Write Library Workshop: Making The Record. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Each 45 – minute workshop and discussion will feature different guest writers, journalists, musicians, radio producers, documentarians, librarians and more talking about how their work and that of others in their field informs the historical record and how culture is documented. This workshop asks us to consider who gets to create the record, what forms the record should take, and why do we value some forms of the record over others? Participants will also have an opportunity to record their findings via audio for broadcast over the public school radio or on paper for inclusion in a zine to be added to the read/write library collection, or document in another format of their choosing to share. This event is held in conjunction with “Public School.”

Making a Place of Purpose, a Collection of Small Actions @ Smart Museum of Art
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Making a Place of Purpose, a Collection of Small Actions. 2 p.m.- 6 p.m. Free. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 773-702-0200. This daylong event considers how sites of culture can function as spaces of belonging. Organized by The Smart’s 2016/17 Interpreters In Residence, the, and inspired by conversations with the collection: “Belonging,” the day will feature a variety of small, intimate actions including interactive meals, artist-orchestrated experiences, micro-tours, performative readings, musical performances and shared reflections. Lunch will be served at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. Programs and making stations are open to all, but space may be limited.

The Revival Hour @ The Revival
May 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Revival Hour. 7:30 p.m. The Revival,1160 E. 55th St. $15 or $10 with Student ID. The Revival Hour is a hilarious evening of sketch & improv comedy, solo performance and music from a diverse range of artists from across Chicago’s South Side and beyond.  This week’s performance is curated by Cody Spellman (Second City, Writer’s Theatre, Jackalope). Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.the-revival.com.

Hyde Park Community Players present “Clybourne Park.” @ University Church
May 20 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players present “Clybourne Park.” 8 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 online at hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, and $10 for seniors and students with ID.Hyde Park Player Vanessa Ellis directs “Clybourne Park.” The play, written by Bruce Norris, is a spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” and follows a family that is seeking to change their lives as their neighborhood that undergoes gentrification. The remaining date is 2 p.m. May 21.

May
22
Mon
Drop-in Hip Hop Arts Workshop @ Hyde Park Arts Center
May 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop-in Hip Hop Arts Workshop.  4:30p.m. -7:30p.m. Hyde Park Arts Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Graffiti art, music production, slam poetry, and footworking taught by Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble. Held in conjunction with “Public School.”

May
23
Tue
Self Education Forum @ Hyde Park Arts Center
May 23 @ 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
24
Wed
Lead Zine Folding Gathering @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lead Zine Folding Gathering. Noon – 3 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. The Chicago ACT Collective will host a Lead Zine Folding gathering where the public is invited to hang out, fold zines, and discuss water rights. This event is led by William Estrada and is held in conjunction with “Public School.”

May
25
Thu
Get Covered Illinois @ Blackstone Public Library
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get Covered Illinois. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312-747-0511. Get the health care you need with the affordable care act. A health insurance counselor is available to guide you through the process of getting signed up. Sponsored by Get Covered Illinois and Near North Health Service Corporation, Komed/Holman Health Center. 

Toddler Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
May 25 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Story Time. 10:30a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.  Children 6 months to 24 months. Free. 312-747-0511.Themed activities including picture books, action activities and flannel board stories.

Tea Time Concert: Andrew White, piano @ Fulton Recital Hall,, Goodspeed Hall, 4th Floor
May 25 @ 4:30 pm

Tea Time Concert: Andrew White, piano. 4:30 p.m. Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St., Goodspeed Hall, 4th Floor. This week’s concert features pianist Andrew White in a program titled “Tea Time Titillations: a potpourri of pieces by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and many others”. University of Chicago graduate musicians will join him in concert. Complimentary tea and cookies will be served at 4:15 p.m.

May
26
Fri
Twenty Minutes Still @ Bond Chapel
May 26 @ 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.

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.