Calendar

Aug
4
Fri
Enhancing Life: A Public Interdisciplinary Conference @ Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Enhancing Life: A Public Interdisciplinary Conference. 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Conference takes place from August 4 through August 6. Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Dr. $15. 773-702-9565. Join us at our Capstone Conference for 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. We are 36 experts in humanities, social sciences, and religious studies who have been working collaboratively on this topic for two years. This conference is open to the public, open to all who are interested. For more information visit www.enhancinglife.uchicago.edu

Botanizing from a Boat @ Jackson Park
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Botanizing from a Boat. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. $8. 773-256-0903. Age Range: 6 and up Learn about the wetland plants in the Jackson Park Lagoon with ecologist Lauren Umek. We will start with the basics and identify plants from the viewpoint of the water. If registration is full, you may bring your own canoe. Meet at the parking lot south of the Museum of Science and Industry off science Drive. The exact location is the Clarence Darrow Bridge – East side. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Dance in the Parks @ Kenwood Community Park
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dance in the Parks. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Kenwood Community Park, 1330 E. 50th St. Free. 312-747-6286. Dance in the Parks brings professional dance concerts to outdoor venues in the parks. Dance in the Parks brings professional dance concerts to outdoor venues in the parks. In its 9th season, Dance in the Parks brings an all-ages show of modern, jazz, contemporary, and tap works created and performed by Chicago artists. Each show features guest youth performers from neighborhood dance programs and ticket giveaways. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Aug
5
Sat
Enhancing Life: A Public Interdisciplinary Conference @ Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago
Aug 5 @ 8:45 am – 5:00 pm

Enhancing Life: A Public Interdisciplinary Conference. 8:45 a.m. – 5:10 p.m. Conference takes place from August 4 through August 6. Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Dr. $15. 773-702-9565. Join us at our Capstone Conference for 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. We are 36 experts in humanities, social sciences, and religious studies who have been working collaboratively on this topic for two years. This conference is open to the public, open to all who are interested. For more information visit www.enhancinglife.uchicago.edu

61st Street Farmers Market @ 61st Street Farmers Market
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

61st Street Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. 773-241-6044. 61st Street Farmers Market has grown to over 30 vendors and serves an average of 1,200 customers each market day! Not only that, the 61st Street Farmers Market has also been Illinois’ leader in serving a low-income population since 2009! The Market both leads all other markets in the state in SNAP and Double Value Coupon purchases and, thanks to several terrific Market managers, has built a robust year-round food education program for neighboring children and. For more information visit www.experimentalstation.org

Free Tours of Sites From The Columbian Exposition In Jackson Park
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free Tours of Sites From The Columbian Exposition In Jackson Park. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1766 Columbia Drive, on the east side of the Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge in the Chicago Park District Parking Lot on Science Drive immediately south of the Museum of Science and Industry. Free. Friends of The White City in cooperation with the Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) are again conducting our popular FREE tours of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition right where it all happened! For registration and parking information visit www.friendsofthewhitecity.org.

Lakeside Lawn Bowling @ Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive
Aug 5 @ 12:30 pm

Lakeside Lawn Bowling. 12:30 p.m. Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive, the first stoplight south of 57th Street and north of 63rd Street. Open play and instruction is free, equipment is loaned while learning. Lawn bowls is not a strenuous activity. Both men and women can play it. Although the basics can be learned in an afternoon and it seems innocently simple, it can be challenging. It can be played at any level of skill. For more information visit www.lakesidelawnbowling.webs.com.

Soundwalks @ Washington Park
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Soundwalks. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Free. 773-256-1248 Norman Long will lead a soundwalk on placemaking and black history at and around the DuSable Museum and Washington Park with links to the Gwendolyn Brooks and Margaret Burroughs Centennial Celebrations. The Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology presents Soundwalks – typically quiet events aimed at leading groups to explore their relationship as listeners in and of their acoustic environment. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Saturdays at The Bank: DJ Duane Powell @ Stony Island Arts Bank
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturdays at The Bank: DJ Duane Powell. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years—Chicago based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker Duane Powell kicks off his Saturday DJ series at the Stony Island Arts Bank. For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org

The Miseducation of 55th Street @ The Revival
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm

The Miseducation of 55th Street. 7:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Tickets $5 – $15. Within the context of today’s racial and political climate, The Miseducation of 55th Street uses humor, poetry and music to examine where we’ve been…and where we’re going. From parent/teacher relationships in CPS classrooms, to backyard barbecues on Chicago’s South Side, The Miseducation of 55th Street explores the complexities of our “true selves” and our collective search for meaning. For more information visit www.the-revival.com.

Aug
6
Sun
Master Organist Dr. Stephen Alltop Performance. @ Hyde Park Union Church
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am

Master Organist Dr. Stephen Alltop Performance. 10 a.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free. While our organist is away, we had guest musicians for the first three weeks of July and August 6 hails the return of master organist Dr. Stephen Alltop. He is playing all over Europe this summer and we should feel honored that he is spending his few Sundays back home with us. For more information visit www.hpuc.org.

Enhancing Life: A Public Interdisciplinary Conference @ Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enhancing Life: A Public Interdisciplinary Conference. 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Conference takes place from August 4 through August 6. Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Dr. $15. 773-702-9565. Join us at our Capstone Conference for 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. We are 36 experts in humanities, social sciences, and religious studies who have been working collaboratively on this topic for two years. This conference is open to the public, open to all who are interested. For more information visit www.enhancinglife.uchicago.edu

Lakeside Lawn Bowling
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm

Lakeside Lawn Bowling. 12:30 p.m. Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive, the first stoplight south of 57th Street and north of 63rd Street. Open play and instruction is free, equipment is loaned while learning. Lawn bowls is not a strenuous activity. Both men and women can play it. Although the basics can be learned in an afternoon and it seems innocently simple, it can be challenging. It can be played at any level of skill. For more information visit www.lakesidelawnbowling.webs.com.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories Then and Now @ Montgomery Place
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories Then and Now. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Dr. Free. 773-401-0474. Did you attend or participate in the 57th Street Art Fair or in the Hyde Park Community Art Fair? Both of these fairs are celebrating big anniversaries: 70 years for the 57th Street Art Fair and nearly 50 years for the Hyde Park Community Art Fair. Help us celebrate these historic fairs by recounting your memories about them at this special event. Bring photos, posters, and other memorabilia to share with everyone. There will be a reception following the program. Space is limited. RSVP with Lala Rogers at 773-401-0474 or hporalhistory@gmail.com.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories, Remembering the 57th Street and the Hyde Park Community Art Fairs @ Montgomery Place
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories, Remembering the 57th Street and the Hyde Park Community Art Fairs. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 S. South Shore Drive. Calling all artists, volunteers, or attendees at the 57th Street Art Fair and at the Hyde Park Art Fair! The Hyde Park Historical Society wants to hear your stories, old and new, about these long-time fairs to preserve as part of the historical record of our neighborhood. Everyone will have up to four minutes to recount their experiences and observations. Your stories will be recorded and placed in the HPHS archives in the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library for any community member or scholar to view when doing research on Hyde Park. Bring, photos, posters, artwork, and other memorabilia to share. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. by Friday, Aug. 4, by calling Lala Rodgers at 773-401-0474 or E-mail: hporalhistory@gmail.com .

“Getting Legislators to See The Light.” @ The Hyde Park Union Church
Aug 6 @ 4:10 pm – 5:10 pm

“David Holmquist of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will discuss “Getting Legislators to See The Light.” 11:15 a.m. The Hyde Park Union Church,5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43” @ Room 43
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43”. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $5 students with ID or children, $10 adults. The Hyde Park Jazz society presents Sunday evening jazz at Room 43 Featuring Bernard Scavella. Room 43 offers a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.” For more information email hydeparkjazzsociety@gmail.com.

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