Calendar

Sep
21
Wed
Southside Salsa @ The Promontory
Sep 21 @ 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.

Sep
22
Thu
O-Week: Coffee and Calligraphy @ Smart Museum of Art
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

O-Week: Coffee and Calligraphy. Free. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Amaze your new friends with calligraphic skills by drawing with two vicious liquids-black coffee and sumi ink. Enjoy free coffee and breakfast treats all morning long. Open exclusively to UChicago students.

Get the Health Care You Need with the Affordable Care Act! @ Blackstone Public Library
Sep 22 @ 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 with be available to guide you through the process on the computer.

4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum @ Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm

4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum. 6 p.m. Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St. People United for Action invites 4th Ward residents to hear from candidates of the upcoming February 28 special election for 4th Ward Alderman.

Our Teachers: How to get them, how to keep them @ Kenwood Academy High School
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our Teachers: How to get them, how to keep them. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. Join us for an interactive experience about teacher retention in Chicago public schools, modeled after a school day. Participants will first hear a keynote from Susan Moore Johnson (Harvard) on how to attract and retain teachers of color. Then, they’ll travel in groups from classroom to classroom for ten-minute periods led by Chicagoans, like David Gregg (teacher at Senn High School) or Michelle Leon (student at Kelly High School), who are confronting the same issues. Finally, participants will gather for a school assembly, where everyone will have a chance to share their voice and discuss the future of education in Chicago – complete with a performance by the Kenwood Academy concert choir. Please RSVP at https://www.ilhumanities.org/events/our-teachers-how-to-get-them-how-to-keep-them/#register.

The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents: Ethan Michaeli @ Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Hyde Park Historical Society Presents: Ethan Michaeli. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Historical Society Headquarters, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us with author Ethan Michaeli as he discusses “The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.” RSVP to Ruth Knack at 213-720-7037.

World Music Festival Chicago 2016 @ The Promontory
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

World Music Festival Chicago 2016. Free with RSVP. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Featuring Brazilian singer Dona Onete and Chicago-based artist, Bossa Tres. Doors open at 6 p.m. Open to all ages.

Sep
23
Fri
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds @ Arts Incubator
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds. Free, donations welcome. 9:30 a.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Beginner Yoga is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques and is great for stress relief and overall relaxation. All materials are provided.

Life’s a Game @ The Revival
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm

Life’s a Game. 8 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Life’s a game.  How you play is up to you.  Join LeLe Mason (Second City, EbonyEssenceJet) in an original sketch comedy revue that explores life through all its’ twists and turns.  Love & Loss.  Family & Foes.  Happiness & Heartache.  Rights & Wrongs.  Directed by Andel Sudik (Second City, Boom Chicago, The Annoyance, iO).

Sep
24
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Sep 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.

Hashtag Lunchbag @ The Promontory
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hashtag Lunchbag. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Assemble lunches for the homeless. $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of food.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Sep 24 @ 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 “Mr. Jack is a Maniac!” by Dan Gutman.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival @ Various locations throughout Hyde Park
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Festival. $5 donation. 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Various locations throughout Hyde Park. Join us for the annual festival featuring the finest in local jazz and national and international jazz artists; diverse performance venues; outdoor dance floor; food/beverage vendors and picnic areas; artisan vendors; and family friendly programming. For a full schedule, visit hydeparkjazzfestival.org.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Presents Randy Weston. @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Presents Randy Weston. Free. 11 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.  Randy Weston plays a solo concert at Rockefeller Chapel at the apex of the weekend-long Hyde Park Jazz Festival. The Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich says of Weston that the “towering pianist remains at the forefront of interweaving musical practices of Africa with contemporary jazz improvisation and composition.” 

The Green Room @ The Revival
Sep 24 @ 10:00 pm

The Green Room. 10 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. The Green Room is a weekly showcase featuring Chicago’s best stand up comics and musical artists.  Hosted by Dave Helem (TBS Just for Laughs) and Felonius Munk (Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show), The Green Room provides an eclectic mix of music and laughs.

Sep
25
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Sep 25 @ 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.

Sep
28
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Sep 28 @ 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.

Learning Circle-Make a Website @ Blackstone Public Library
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learning Circle-Make a Website. Free. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Learn how to create your own Website. In this course you will learn how to convert digital design mockups into real web pages. We will teach you how to approach page layout, how to break down a design mockup into page elements and how to implement that in HTML and CSS. This course is a study group for learners who want to complete online courses together, in person. You need to sign up on the P2PU website at https:learningcircles.p2pu.org/en/signup/Blackstone-branch-94 or in person at our 1st session. Please bring your own laptop or call the library to reserve one of the library laptops. For more information call Sally at Blackstone at 312-747-0511.

Hyde Park Community Players Auditions @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Auditions. 7-9 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Come out

Nene Leakes: So Nasty Rude Comedy Tour @ The Promontory
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

Nene Leakes: So Nasty Rude Comedy Tour. $25-$75. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The star of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” graces the Promontory stage for a ONE NIGHT comedy event! Two shows at 7 p.m. and at 10 p.m.

Opening Reception: “There was a whole collection made.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Opening Reception: “There was a whole collection made.” Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Join us for the first public look at an inspiring collection of photography. Spanning the very earliest days of the medium to the near-present day, the special exhibition “There was a whole collection made” mines the Estate of Lester and Betty Guttman’s 2014 gift of 830 photographic works by 414 artists to the Smart Museum and introduces this vital new resource to scholars and the public.

Voices of Chicago Literati presents Colored People’s Time Reading Series @ The Revival
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Voices of Chicago Literati presents Colored People’s Time Reading Series. 7-9 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Every other month, VOCL presents Colored People’s Time, where emerging and established writers of color share their best prose writing. It’s colored people’s time to create, express themselves and reshape the world with their words. September reading will feature Chicago writers Tina Jenkins Bell, Aurelius Raines and Jasmine Sanders.

Sep
29
Thu
Dialogue in Architecture: An Evening with Architect Toshiko Mori @ Logan Center
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

Dialogue in Architecture: An Evening with Architect Toshiko Mori. $25/$20 for Frank Lloyd Wright Trust members, U. of C. alumni and staff and AIA Chicago members/$5 for students. 6 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. As principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, also known as TMA, Mori designed the Visitor Center at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, N.Y. Mori is known for her sensitivity to history and the environment in her designs and materials. She has undertaken high profile projects referencing great modern architects, including Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson.

Retirement Gala for Sister Therese O’Sullivan @ The Grand Ballroom
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

Retirement Gala for Sister Therese O’Sullivan. $100. 6 p.m. The Grand Ballroom, 6351 S. Cottage Grove Ave. St. Martin de Porres House of Hope, a 33-year-old Woodlawn organization that has provided shelter and holistic drug recovery services to more than 4,000 women, will honor its co-founder, Sister Therese O’Sullivan, in a ticketed retirement gala. O’Sullivan retired as executive director on June 1 at age 77. To order tickets, contact Tiffany Perkins at 773-643-5843 or Tiffany.perkins@smdp-hoh.org.

Sep
30
Fri
Concrete Happenings Arts Lobby Opening @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am

Concrete Happenings Arts Lobby Opening. 10 a.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Professor Harold Haydon, whose stained glass adorns Rockefeller Chapel, was a contemporary to Wolf Vostell and head of Midway Studios when Concrete Traffic arrived at the University. Historical documents pertaining to Haydon will be on view, while documentary footage of the original installation of the sculpture on campus will be exhibited in the lobby to orient visitors to Concrete Happenings events throughout the campus. Runs through Dec. 2.