Calendar

Aug
7
Mon
Knitting Circle @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Knitting Circle. 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Bring your current project and get inspiration to finish it. Meet other knitters and needle crafters in the community. Enjoy great conversations and share tips and resources. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.

Queendom Recharge @ The Silver Room
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Queendom Recharge. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10 tickets. 773-947-0024. A fellowship aimed at recharging women and helping them engage in self-care and nurturing activities that replenish energy. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.

Aug
8
Tue
Brainy Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Brainy Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free . 773-747-0511. This program will be designed around a theme and include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com

Farm Stand @ Gary Comer Youth Center
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farm Stand. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Gary Comer Youth Center, 7256 S. South Chicago Ave. 773-358-4100. We offer an array of seasonally picked produce, herbs and flowers grown and harvested by our youth. We double up LINK purchases and accept WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons. For more information visit www.garycomeryouthcenter.org.

A Haibun Journey, Part I @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Haibun Journey, Part I. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free, but limited space. Join the Smart Museum and the Poetry Foundation for a two-part journey and writing workshop that explores the ancient form of Japanese haibun poetry. Part I includes a tour of Japanese landscape paintings at the Smart followed by a bike ride to the Japanese Garden in Jackson Park. Please bring your own bike. A shuttle will also be available for those without bikes or with accessibility needs. Part II will take place on August 15. Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please register in advance. For more information visit www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Stories with Music in the Parks at Jackson Park @ Jackson Park
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Stories with Music in the Parks at Jackson Park. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. 773-256-0903. Each story time is curated around a theme and includes well-known and award-winning children’s books, new publications, improvised and classical music, original stories and songs. A musician from Chicago’s thriving new music and free jazz scenes join storyteller-musicians Deirdre and Kyle for each performance. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Kizomba Class @ The Silver Room
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kizomba Class. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. $10 donation. 773-947-0024. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. Kizomba lesson with Shafeeha Monae. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.

Aug
9
Wed
Coffee Tea + Chat @ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee Tea + Chat. 10 a.m. – noon. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. 312-857-5561. Please join us for a weekly discussion over coffee and tea. This group is comprised of neighborhood residents and artists who are invested in revitalizing the community. For more information visit www. rebuild-foundation.org.

Family Program: Secret of the Mummies @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program: Secret of the Mummies. 10 a.m. – noon. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Free. 773-702-9507. Kids ages 5 – 12. Help us prepare our simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet our real mummies, and discover tomb treasures. Registration recommended. For more information visit www.oi.uchicago.edu.

Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Committed Knitters builds a sense of community through knitting and crocheting. Learn the basics or use as a refresher course and make a project. If you already know how to knit or crochet, join in and share ideas. All supplies are provided. For more information contact artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Fourth Ward’s Senior Open House @ 4th Ward Alderman Office
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fourth Ward’s Senior Open House. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 4th Ward Alderman Office, 435 E. 35th St. Free. 773-536-8103. Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, seniors can meet one on one with Alderman King. For more information visit www.aldsophiaking.com.

Tango Class @ The Silver Room
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tango Class. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10 Enter the classy underground realm of social tango as done in Buenos Aires and around the world. Drop in anytime. You do not need a dedicated partner but gender balance is important, so fellas bring your guy crew and ladies bring as many guy friends as you bring girlfriends. Taught by Ernest Williams. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.

Midweek on the Midway 2017: Finding Dory @ Midway Plaisance
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway 2017: Finding Dory. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance, 1300 Midway Plaisance. The Office of Civic Engagement’s summer movie series wraps up with “Finding Dory.” Take a dive deep with Dory before the movie, and join us as we chalk our very own aquarium on the Midway. Activities begin at 7. Movies begin at dusk. For more information visit www.civicengagement.uchicago.edu.

Aug
10
Thu
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. Ð 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to ÒGet Fresh!Ó this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit www.secc-chicago.org.

Melody: An Original Superhero Ballet by Tiffany Lawson Dance @ Blackstone Library
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Melody: An Original Superhero Ballet by Tiffany Lawson Dance. 10:30 a.m. Ð 11:15 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 773-747-0511. Come join us for interactive live music and dancing as the story of Melody unfolds. Watch Melody fight crime through the sound waves of her dancing pointe shoes. Meet her Crazy Uncles who create potions to save superheroes’ lives. You’ll also meet her best friend Hoop Girl and her cousin Hug Girl. Our story takes a turn when Melody’s evil twin Dissonance ruins the family reunion by locking up all the superheroes. Courage comes to speak to Melody in her dream. Will Courage give Melody the confidence to defeat her evil twin? Will the superheroes get set free? Join us and Melody to see how our story ends and find the superhero inside of you. This program is for children ages 3-7.For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com

SummerDance in the Parks at Jackson Park @ Jackson Park
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SummerDance in the Parks at Jackson Park. 6 p.m. Ð 9 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. 773-256-0903. Learn to dance from the pros and then take the stage yourself to test your new skills with some live music. In collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, patrons will enjoy a free dance class and then dance the night away with Petra van Nuis Quintet and Dancing with Class! For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Aug
11
Fri
Family Program: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute Museum
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 10 a.m. Ð noon. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. General $14, members $10 (for 1 child + 1 adult); $7/$5 each additional registrant. Registration required. Adults must register and attend with child. 773-702-9507. Kids ages 5 Ð 12. Let loose your inner Indiana Jones! Children and parents dig into our simulated excavation while learning about the real science of archaeology at the Oriental Institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. This program includes an interactive guided tour of the galleries. Fun patches available onsite. For more information visit www.oi.uchicago.edu.

Curator’s Tour of Virtue of the Vicious Exhibition @ Hyde Park Art Center
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Curator’s Tour of Virtue of the Vicious Exhibition. Noon Ð 1 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Meet in the Kanter McCormick Gallery for a brief tour of the exhibition led by Allison Peters Quinn, curator of Virtue of the Vicious.ÊFor more information visit www.hydeparkart.org

Revival Karaoke @ The Revival
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm

Revival Karaoke. 9 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Tickets $5. Second City Karaoke is Chicago’s first and only social, team-based karaoke league. This summer, we’re building our community on the South Side with Open Karaoke nights at The Revival. Grab your friends, family, and frenemies for two hours of your favorite tracks from our massive songbook, available online at vote2ck.com/songbook. Seize the mic! We’ll see you there. For more information visit www.the-revival.com.

Aug
12
Sat
Jackson Park Bobolink Meadow Workday
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jackson Park Bobolink Meadow Workday. 9 a.m.-noon. Help us maintain one of the loveliest natural habitats in Chicago. Meet at the south end by the driving range parking lot off Hayes Drive. Info: parrybell@ameritech.net.