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Apr
14
Fri
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering @ Frederick C. Robie House
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. $30 members $35 for general admission. Private evening tour of Wright’s masterpiece with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and a small jazz band will be featured. Visit lwright/afterhoursrobie.

Space @ The Revival Theater
Apr 14 @ 9:30 pm

Space. 9:30 p.m. The Revival Theater, 1160 E. 55th St. $10 for adults $5 for students. Space is a monthly queer variety show hosted by stand up comedians Carly Ballerini and Shannon Noll. Each show will bring a new assortment of the best performers in Chicago who happen to be LGBTQQIA identified. Every show will be rooted in stand up, with featured acts including dance, music, drag and storytelling. This month will feature performances from Peter Kim (stand up), Cody Melcher (stand up), Melody Kamali (stand up), Erin Diamond (stand up), Kimothy (drag), and Serjeeoh (music).Tickets can be purchased at the door or ahead of time from the theater’s website: http://www.the-revival.com/event/ed9ac2a29d3eda16c4023c30a1f12d28 .

Apr
15
Sat
Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am

Primary Stars Book Club.11:00 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Discussion of the book D.A.T.A.-March of the Mini Beasts. Children 6-8.

Adult Book Discussion @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Adult Book Discussion. 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Discussion of the book The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.

Easter Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 15 @ 2:30 pm

Easter Crafts. 2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Stories and crafts for school age children.

Apr
16
Sun
Curtis Black Quartet @ Woodlawn Tap
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 17 @ 12:00 am

Curtis Black Quartet. 9 p.m.-midnight. Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St. Free, donations appreciated. 773-643-5516.  Improvisational jazz.

Apr
17
Mon
Drop-in Hip Hop Arts Workshop @ Hyde Park Arts Center
Apr 17 @ 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.

Apr
18
Tue
Story Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am

Story Time and Crafts. 10 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Children 2-5. Themed activities including picture books, action activities and flannel board stories.

Chess in the Library for Youth @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Chess in the Library for Youth. 4p.m.-5:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Chicago Public Library Annual Chess Program. Children and young adults chess instruction.

Community Benefits Agreement Meeting @ Hyde Park High School
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm

Community Benefits Agreement Meeting. 6 p.m. Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. For more information about the organization hosting the event visit obamacba.org.

Apr
19
Wed
Family Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm

Family Story Time.  6:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Stories, games and crafts for children of all ages.

Music Teachers of Hyde Park @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm

 Music Teachers of Hyde Park. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park  Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Cello and piano duo performs the music of Scriabin, Chopin and Brahms.

Apr
20
Thu
A Classical Ballet in Three Movements @ Smart Museum of Art
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm

A Classical Ballet in Three Movements. 3 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.  Free. 773-702-0200. A ballet in three movements presented by University Ballet of Chicago.

Earth Day Celebration. @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm

Earth Day Celebration.  4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Stories and crafts in observance of Earth Day. Free. 312-747-0511.  Ages 5 and up.

Indie City Writers presents New Beginnings: A Night of Live Lit and Poetry @ 57th Street Books
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Indie City Writers presents New Beginnings: A Night of Live Lit and Poetry. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. ML Kennedy (The Mosquito Song) hosts an evening of performances by local authors, poets and up-and-comers. Featured talent includes R.E. Wright, Yvonne Jeffries, Marissa McCants, Michael Fischer, Julian Wiley, Sarah E. Lauzen, and Harry Lazerus (the upcoming Thirteen Tales from the Hippocampus).

Born to Film and Willie with Danny Lyon @ Logan Center for the Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

Born to Film and Willie with Danny Lyon. 7 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Free. The new Direct + Present Documentary Experience series showcases work both contemporary and historic, with the goal of creating a space for thoughtful conversation for documentarians and audience alike to explore world concerns and cinematic ones. Born to Film (1982, 33 min.) is a funny and ethereal autobiographical meditation on filmmaking and fatherhood, in which the two are more intertwined than a bull snake in a bin full of celluloid.

Apr
21
Fri
United Church of Hyde Park to host 27th Annual Quilt Show and Sale @ United Church of Hyde Park
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

United Church of Hyde Park to host 27th Annual Quilt Show and Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. $6. The 27th Annual Quilt Show and Sale “Everybody Loves Quilts” highlights include over 200 handmade quilts, challenge quilts, a free catalog describing all quilts, quilts and other fabric arts for sale and other vendors. There will be coffee on sale in the Tea Room. Proceeds will go toward the pipe organ and capital fund. For more information call 773-363-1620 or visit uchpchicago.com.

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering @ Frederick C. Robie House
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering .5 p.m.-8 p.m. Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. $30 members $35 for general admission.  Private evening tour of Wright’s masterpiece with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and a small jazz band will be featured. Visit lwright/afterhoursrobie

Olivia Block, 132 Ranks @ Rockefeller Chapel
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

Olivia Block, 132 Ranks. 8 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free.  773-702-8670 .Organ concert presented by the Renaissance Society.

Apr
22
Sat
Elm Park Citywide Earth Day Celebration
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Elm Park Citywide Earth Day Celebration. 5215 S. Woodlawn Ave. 10 a.m. – noon. Volunteers are welcome to participate in gardening and cleaning activities. All gardening supplies will be provided. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Elm-Park-Advisory-Council-156172511071512/