Calendar

Sep
17
Sat
Work Day for Amanda’s Garden @ Ray Elementary School
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am

Work Day for Amanda’s Garden. 10 a.m. Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. Come help to work on Amanda’s garden. We need volunteers willing to help with gardening tasks.

Brews, Brats and Brass @ Hyde Park Bank Parking Lot
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brews, Brats and Brass. $10. 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Hyde Park Bank Parking Lot, 54th Street and Lake Park Avenue. Come and enjoy live brass inspired music, sausage and bratwurst eats and sip on fall beers and ciders. Ticket includes one beverage coupon.

Volunteer Beach Clean-Up @ 63rd Street Beach
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Volunteer Beach Clean-Up. 12-2 p.m. 63rd Street Beach, 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. The Jackson Park Advisory Council will lead a cleanup at 63rd Street Beach. Contact Gary Ossewaarde at garyossewaarde@yahoo.com or 773-947-9541.

Adult Book Discussion @ Blackstone Public Library
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Adult Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a lively discussion of “China Dolls” by Lisa See.

Sep
18
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Sep 18 @ 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.

End of Summer Picnic @ Kenwood Park
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

End of Summer Picnic. Free. 2-5 p.m. Kenwood Park, 1330 E. 50th St. Join the Kenwood Park Advisory Council in celebrating the last leg of summer with food, a bouncy house, softball game, yoga, badminton and community fun!

HPKCC Annual Meeting @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

HPKCC Annual Meeting. 2-3 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. President Timika Hoffman-Zoller will report on the state of the Conference. Local and civic leaders are invited to come address the audience, and members of the HPKCC will get to vote on new nominees for the HPKCC board. Stay after the meeting to meet the University of Chicago’s Chief of Police, Fountain Walker, who will discuss changes in the University’s policing strategies, and the role he sees the UCPD playing in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood.

Sep
19
Mon
Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn and size US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.

Fourth Ward Town Hall Meeting @ Dunbar High School
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm

Fourth Ward Town Hall Meeting. 6 p.m. Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Dr.

Sep
20
Tue
Carillon Recital Tours Recommence @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm

Carillon Recital Tours Recommence. $7. 12 p.m. tour and 5 p.m. tour. Tuesdays through Fridays during the academic year. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The tour (271 steps) takes 60 minutes, including the recital. Tickets are available at the front desk beginning 45 minutes before the tour. Call ahead to 773.702.2100 for groups of more than 8.

Chicago Storytelling Guild @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Sep 20 @ 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.

Sep
21
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Sep 21 @ 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.

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 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.”