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Calendar

Dec
10
Sat
Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cook’s Delight: A Cookbook Book Club. 1-2:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Please join us as we read and evaluate “How to Cook a Turkey” by the editors of Fine Cooking Magazine. “How to Cook a Turkey” is a great holiday survival guide for a wide range of home cooks. The book contains 100 recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts (including an entire chapter on pies), as well as lots of information on everything to do with turkeys including buying info, thawing times, oven temperatures, cook time, stuffing and making gravy.

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” @ Mandel Hall
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” $10-$33. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Join us for the annual Hyde Park tradition and holiday favorite!

Adult Program: Drinking in Ancient Greece @ Oriental Institute Museum
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Adult Program: Drinking in Ancient Greece. $65 for general admission/$50 for members/$18 for UChicago Arts Pass students. 3-5 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. This month’s session will cover materials from Mycenaean grog to ancient recipes found in Homer’s Iliad, Odyssey, and beyond.

Promise for Peace Exhibition Bus Tour @ Logan Center
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Promise for Peace Exhibition Bus Tour. Free. 3-7 p.m. Bus departs from Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. “The Promise of Peace Project: Creating Artistic Platforms for Youth Responses to Living in Communities Confronting Violence brings together artists and youth to create visual art in response to the violence in their communities. The bus tour will depart from the Logan Center lobby at 3pm and view exhibitions at the Beverly Arts Center and South Side Community Arts Center, before returning to the Logan Center for a final tour and a closing reception. Complimentary bus transportation will be provided for attendees.

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” @ University Church
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” $12.75 advanced online tickets/$15 at the door. 8 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Directed by Paul Baker.

Harold Green Presents: FFTL Holiday Show @ The Promontory
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Harold Green Presents: FFTL Holiday Show. $15-$25. 9-11 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Join Harold Green and his FFTL Collective as they celebrate the holidays DDTL style! Live music, spoken word, dance and more. There will also be a toy and coat drive on-site.

Faded @ The Revival
Dec 10 @ 9:30 pm

Faded. $10/$5 with a student ID. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. T. Murph—from Key & Peele and TBS’ Just for Laughs—presents a hilarious showcase of the city’s best up and coming stand up comics.

Dec
11
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 11 @ 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.

Film Screening: “A War.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Film Screening: “A War.” 2-4:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. In conjuction with the exhibition, “War Stories,” the Art Center will screen the Danish film “A War” (2015) selected by artist Mary King, who will introduce the film and why it is important to the context of her drawings.

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” @ Mandel Hall
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Hyde Park School of Dance Presents: “The Nutcracker.” $10-$33. 2 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Join us for the annual Hyde Park tradition and holiday favorite!

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” @ University Church
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” $12.75 advanced online tickets/$15 at the door. 3 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Directed by Paul Baker.

Voices Heard: Expressions of Visionary Black Women @ The Promontory
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm

Voices Heard: Expressions of Visionary Black Women. $10-$20. 3 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. This is a momentary space for innovation and musical dialogue…a space where Black women are front and center. Each artist on the festival is original and has her own way of doing things so together, Voices Heard is a diverse spectrum of perspectives. All ages. 17 and under have free admission.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz. $10 for adults, $5 for University students with ID or children. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. Featuring vocalist Frieda Lee. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Dec
12
Mon
Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 12 @ 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.

Dec
13
Tue
The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM @ The Promontory
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm

The Moth: Chicago StorySLAM. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Moth’s mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. 17 and older.

Dec
14
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Dec 14 @ 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.

Zumba @ Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, #302
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Zumba. $18. 6-7 p.m. Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St., #302.

Family Storytime @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm

Family Storytime. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages including stories, games and make-and-take crafts to share with others. Open to children of all ages.

Dec
15
Thu
Gertrude Stein: Poetry in the age of Mechanical Reproduction (Part I) @ Poetry Foundation
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Gertrude Stein: Poetry in the age of Mechanical Reproduction (Part I). Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St. This two-part program investigates the work of Gertrude Stein through an experimental tour of “There was a whole collection made” at the Smart Museum, a collaborative printmaking project, and a special Forms and Features writing workshop at the Poetry Foundation. Space is limited, please register in advance.

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Grown Folks Stories. 8-10 p.m. The Silver Room, 1056 E. 53rd St. Five minutes to tell any story you want. No poetry, no reading, no over-rehearsed stories, no themes, and absolutely no judging! Seats are limited, so get there early or bring a chair.

Dec
16
Fri
Empowerment, Self-Determination, Unity @ Frontline Book Store
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Empowerment, Self-Determination, Unity. Free. 6-8:30 p.m. Frontline Book Store, 5206 S. Harper Ave. Frontline Book Publishing invites you to attend a festive celebration and book launch of the 2016 collector’s edition of the “Philosophy of Marcus Gravey.” A night featuring tributes and interpretations by artists, poets, musicians and organizers of Marcus Gravey’s global Pan-African vision of empowerment, self-determination and unity. For more information, email info@frontlinebookpublishing.com.

The Average White Band @ The Promontory
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

The Average White Band. $25-$75. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Average White Band is widely recognized as one of the best soul and funk bands. All ages show. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Dec
17
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 17 @ 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.

Design & Build: Prairie Style @ Frederick C. Robie House
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Design & Build: Prairie Style. $25 child/free for adult chaperones. 10-11 a.m. Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. Design and rebuild in Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Prairie style masterpiece, the Robie House. During this monthly program, explore color, texture, shape, and light through the details of Wright’s design on a brief guided tour. Afterward, head into the billiard room to design and build a unique version of the detail for your own LEGO model. 

Hashtag Lunchbag @ The Promontory
Dec 17 @ 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.