Calendar

Sep
18
Mon
The Hyde Park Book Club discusses “History of the South Park” @ Treasure Island Basement Meeting Room
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

The Hyde Park Book Club discusses “History of the South Park”. 7:30 p.m. Treasure Island Basement Meeting Room, 1526 E. 55th St. Free. 773-752-7723. This group gathers to discuss books centered around themes especially relevant to Hyde Park and Hyde Parkers. Readers are encouraged to read anything they can find about the topic, and come together to consider various perspectives. The group meets at 7:30 on the third Monday each month in the Community Room of Treasure Island (downstairs). Everyone is welcome (even if you aren’t prepared!) For more information visit www.chpv.clubexpress.com.

Sep
19
Tue
Lakeside Lawn Bowling @ Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

Lakeside Lawn Bowling. 6 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.

Kizomba Class @ The Silver Room
Sep 19 @ 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.

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

Chicago Storytelling Guild. 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free. 312-425-0439. For all levels from seasoned professionals to beginners. This is a place to find out about telling the stories that move you and a place to prepare for Story Slams and Moth-like “True” Story Venues. Don’t miss a word! Join our circle of stories. Hone your craft. Tell a compelling true story, or a classic tale. Network. Learn about opportunities to perform in public Third Tuesday of every month. To join our mailing list or for information write: cslighton@yahoo.com, juhestories@aol.com or call 312-425-0439.

Sep
20
Wed
Coffee Tea + Chat @ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Sep 20 @ 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.

Storytime with Colin! @ 57th Street Books
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Colin! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. Free. 773-684-1300. Join Colin McDonald for stories and songs each Wednesday at 10:30am at 57th Street Books! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6. For more information visit www.semcoop.com.

Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided. For more information contact artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Drawing in the Dark, Part II @ Roger Brown Study Collection
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Drawing in the Dark, Part II. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Roger Brown Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted St. Free, but limited space. Join the Smart Museum and the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a two-part drawing workshop that explores memory, landscape, mapping, and interconnections between works by Tim Nickodemus and Joseph Yoakum. For Part II, we will reconvene at the Roger Brown Study Collection for a continuation of the projects we began at the Smart and a tour of Roger Brown’s Artists’ Museum collection, including the exhibition Second Hand Land Scapes, which features drawings by Nickodemus inspired by Brown’s collection of Yoakum drawings. Here, we will complete the drawing workshop, with a twist, and get to travel to sites that we’ve been to, and ones we can only imagine. Part I took place on Sept. 6. Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please register in advance. For more information visit www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Sep
27
Wed
Coffee Tea + Chat @ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Sep 27 @ 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.

Storytime with Colin! @ 57th Street Books
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Colin! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. Free. 773-684-1300. Join Colin McDonald for stories and songs each Wednesday at 10:30am at 57th Street Books! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6. For more information visit www.semcoop.com.

Tango Class @ The Silver Room
Sep 27 @ 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.

What can we learn from the Nordics? @ Experimental Station
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

What can we learn from the Nordics? 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Prominent scholar and Quaker activist George Lakey discusses the answers to this question as presented in his recent book, Viking Economics:  How the Scandanavians Got It Right and How We Can, Too. Lakey, a sociologist and former Swarthmore professor, will describe how Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark  have joined the top tier of International ratings for equality, freedom and shared abundance. Free. Lakey’s book will be available.     

Sep
28
Thu
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market @ Harper Court
Sep 28 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. – 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 “Get Fresh!” this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit www.secc-chicago.org.

Sep
29
Fri
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds @ Arts Incubator
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Boulevard. 773-702-9724. 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 & great for stress relief and overall relaxation. For more information visit www.arts.uchicago.edu.

Sep
30
Sat
61st Street Farmers Market
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

61st Street Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Link and senior farmer’s market coupons accepted. Link purchases matched up to $25 every market day.

Storytime with Franny! @ 57th Street Books
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytime with Franny! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. Free. 773-684-1300. Join 57th Street Books’ Children’s Manager Franny Billingsley every Saturday at storytime! Fun for children of all ages, but especially those 0-6.

Free Tours Of Sites From The Columbian Exposition In Jackson Park
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free Tours Of Sites From The Columbian Exposition In Jackson Park. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays from May through October by registration only. 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 more information visit www.friendsofthewhitecity.org.

National Public Lands Day @ 63rd Street Beach Dunes (near 63rd Street and Hayes Drive)
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

National Public Lands Day. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 63rd Street Beach Dunes (near 63rd Street and Hayes Drive).In honor of National Public Lands Day, there will be a community planting day at the 63rd Street Beach Dunes with the Chicago Park District and the Shedd Aquarium’s Great Lakes Action Days. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the park while they help out at the beach.

Oct
1
Sun
Park Tour of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 @ Parking Lot East of Darrow Bridge
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am

Park Tour of the Columbian Exposition of 1893. 11 a.m., Parking Lot East of Darrow Bridge, free. Jackson Park Advisory Council and Friends of the White city host park tours of the Columbian Exposition of 1893, park history and nature. Meet in the lot east of the Darrow Bridge, across the basin from Museum of Science and Industry. The lot can be reached from Lake Shore Drive via 58th Street/Science Drive.

Fall Frolic. @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm

Fall Frolic. 5:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., $100, 773-363-1933. Come celebrate the art of giving at the Hyde Park Art Center’s Fall Frolic. Make some art, bid on auction items, and enjoy delicious food from La Petite Folie. Valet parking ($10) and transportation are available. For more information and to make a reservation, contact info@chpv.org or call 773-363-1933.