Calendar

Jul
17
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 17 @ 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 Knitting Guild @ Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Jul 17 @ 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.

“The Tempest.” @ Sylvia Square Courtyard
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Sylvia Square Courtyard, Harper Avenue and 57th Street, South of Powell’s Bookstore. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

Silent Party @ The Promontory
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm

Silent Party. 5 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Silent parties are the new wave of nightlife. Attendees are provided wireless headphones and are able to listen and dance to a variety of music stations such as 90s/00s, Top 40, R&B and Hip-Hop, while controlling the volume to their liking. The silent atmosphere instantly transforms into a high energy dance floor.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Jul 17 @ 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. Featuring Frieda Lee. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Jul
18
Mon
Knitting and Crochet Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm

Knitting and Crochet Club. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This group is for anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting or other needlework. Bring your current project and get together to chat about our craft, learn techniques and trade ideas. All ages and levels are welcome with beginners especially encouraged to come.

Jul
19
Tue
Family Program: Little Scribe @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Family Program: Little Scribe. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Can you imagine a world without writing? Learn how writing began, how it changed over time, and how it changed the world forever through this hands-on program. Kids ages 9–12 help us “evolve” a script, while kids ages 5–8 take part in an interactive tale that describes how the alphabet was created and evolved.

Chicago Storytelling Guild @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Chicago Storytelling Guild. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5550 S. Woodlawn Ave. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please come with a favorite story to share-personal or literary. No experience necessary. Hone your craft, network. Listeners are welcome. Everyone has a story to tell! Don’t miss a word.

Jul
20
Wed
Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center’s 20th Annual Golf Classic @ Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center
Jul 20 @ 7:30 am

Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center’s 20th Annual Golf Classic. $190. 7:30 a.m. Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, 7531 Stony Island Ave. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m. The format will be “Best Ball” which can offer a good game of golf for both experienced and beginning players. Proceeds will be directed to new state of the art medical equipment for the Department of Surgery.

Family Program: Drawing Hour @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Family Program: Drawing Hour. Free. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Exercise your creativity in a morning of drawing in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery of the Oriental Institute Museum. Practice looking closely and develop drawing skills. Choose ancient sculptures and pottery to sketch, or grab a drawing worksheet to loosen up and get inspired. A student artist will be on hand to guide you through the process. All materials are provided and you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook (only pencil is allowed in the gallery). No drawing experience is necessary. Drop in at any time. For kids ages 5 and up.

Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jul 20 @ 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.

2016 Sounds of History Series @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

2016 Sounds of History Series. Free. 6 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy jazz on the lawn. Enjoy the music of Nat King Cole, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rawls, Will Downing, Billy Ecktine and Brook Benton featuring artist Marcus Gentry.

Midweek on the Midway: Inside Out @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Midweek on the Midway: Inside Out. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance on 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and movies begin at 8 p.m. There will be Looney Tunes cartoons before each movie. Chaturanga Holistic Fitness and the Midway Park Advisory Council will host pre-movie yoga for all ages.

Southside Salsa @ The Promontory
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Southside Salsa. Free. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Experts, beginners and fun loving folks with curious feet are all welcome every third Wednesday for this fabulous night. WHPK disc jockey El Caobo will be spinning the best in Latin dance music. A lesson at 8 p.m. is followed by hours of fabulous dancing.

Jul
22
Fri
“The Tempest.” @ Nichols Park
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

“The Tempest.” @ Nichols Park
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

Jul
23
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 23 @ 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.

Introduction to Meditation @ Blackstone Public Library
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am

Introduction to Meditation. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Kozan Traywick, an ordained Zen Buddist priest will present a lecture on Zen Meditation. He will explain what meditation is, its benefits and how it is practiced. He will include a hand-on demonstration with the audience.

Archival Workshop @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Archival Workshop. Free with museum admission. 2-4 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Learn preservation methods for works of art, photographs, audio and video recordings and ephemera.

“The Tempest.” @ Nichols Park
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm

“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!

Wonder-full: Tribute to Stevie Wonder @ The Promontory
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm

Wonder-full: Tribute to Stevie Wonder. $15-$20. 9 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Jul
24
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Jul 24 @ 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.

The Bells of Summer: Kymberly Stone @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Bells of Summer: Kymberly Stone. Free. 5 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hour-long concerts on Rockefeller’s famed bells, which you can enjoy on the lawn with your picnic supper!

Movies in the Parks @ Harold Washington Playlot Park
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Movies in the Parks. Free. 7 p.m. Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Screening of “French Film.” All movies begin at dusk.

Movies in the Parks: “French Film.” @ Harold Washington Playlot Park
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Movies in the Parks: “French Film.” 7 p.m. Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.