Calendar

Nov
29
Tue
Exhibition Walk-Through: “Shared Eye.” @ Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floo
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm

Exhibition Walk-Through: “Shared Eye.” 6 p.m. Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

Nov
30
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Nov 30 @ 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.

Native American Heritage Month-God’s Eyes Craft Program @ Blackstone Public Library
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm

Native American Heritage Month-God’s Eyes Craft Program. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Using sticks and yarn, children will weave their own colorful god’s eyes, a traditional spiritual object among many indigenous peoples of the Americas. Program is presented by Lisa Bernal from the CPS Title VII American Indian Family Resource Center. For children ages 5 and up and their families.

Zadie Smith Book Tour @ DuSable Museum Auditorium
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm

Zadie Smith Book Tour. 6:30 p.m. DuSable Museum Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl.

Dec
2
Fri
Taize Worship @ Hyde Park Union Church
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am

Taize Worship. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. First Fridays of every month, come for an ecumenical worship in the Spirit of Taize.

Kids Movie Night @ The Revival
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm

Kids Movie Night. $5 donation. 6 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Movies for kids ages 6 through 12 on The Revival’s big screen! Games and prizes from 5:30-6 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. sharp! Pickup at 8:30 p.m.

Contempo: Interplay @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm

Contempo: Interplay. $25/$20 for UChicago Faculty and Staff/$5 for students. 6:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Talea Ensemble will perform a concert that showcases instrumental theater works by Mauricio Kagel and others. A pre-concert lecture with Seth Brodsky will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Chicago Men’s A Cappella Christmas Concert @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm

Chicago Men’s A Cappella Christmas Concert. $10/$5 for students. 7 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago Men’s A Cappella presents a Christmas special, with the Chicago Children’s Choir, Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, directed by Mollie Stone and with Rockefeller Chapel organ scholar Bryan McGuiggin.

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” @ University Church
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
3
Sat
Hazardous Waste Disposal @ First Unitarian Church
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Hazardous Waste Disposal. 9-11 a.m. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hazardous items accepted include mercury-florescent bulbs, anti-freeze, used motor oil, oil based paints, car batteries, herbicides, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, household fire extinguishers and more. Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Group of First Unitarian Church of Chicago. For more information, call 773-595-4921 or email uusj@sbcglobal.net.

Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 3 @ 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.

45th Annual Open Art House
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

45th Annual Open Art House. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 4810 S. Ellis Ave. Come to the annual open house that started 45 years ago when two University of Chicago students placed an ad in the Hyde Park Herald asking if any artists wanted to get together and sell their work. Familiar artists will be showcasing and selling their work. Art will include jewelry, ceramics, knitted pieces, quilts, and much more. There is free parking on the street.

A Taste of the Nutcracker @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am

A Taste of the Nutcracker. 10 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. The Hyde Park School of Dance will perform scenes from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet The Nutcracker based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Meet the Nutcracker-Prince, Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters in this delightful production. For adults and children of all ages.

Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Zombies, Pandemic, Talisman and Ticket to Ride. Dungeons & Dragons RPG will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Children’s Bridge Workshop @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am

Children’s Bridge Workshop. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us as Chicago author Patrick McBriarty reads his book “Drawbridges Open and Close” aloud and discusses basic bridge design. Children will also have a chance to do some hands on bridge building of their own! Open to children ages 5 to 10. Presented by CARA-Chicago Area Reading Association.

Family Day: Raining Cats n Dogs @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Raining Cats n Dogs. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, create your own stuffed animals, puppets and home-mad cat and doggie toys. Inspired by photographs on view in “There was a whole collection made.” All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

An Angelic Toy Drive Affair @ The Promontory
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

An Angelic Toy Drive Affair. $10/$5 with a toy. 2 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Join Angela Pena and Curtis McClain as they host An Angelic Toy Drive Afffair with some of Chicago’s finest DJs including Derek Smokin Jones, Dion Hunter, Steve Poindexter, Craig Loftis and more. Ages 21 and older.

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

Dec
4
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Dec 4 @ 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.

Handel’s Messiah @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm

Handel’s Messiah. $25-$55/$5 for students. 3 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Continue the beloved tradition of a matinée performance of Handel’s Messiah to usher in the Christmas season with the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Motet Choir, Chicago Men’s a Cappella and Haymarket Opera Orchestra, led by Jeri-Lou Zike. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Run time is approximately 2 hours with one 20-minute intermission.

Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” @ University Church
Dec 4 @ 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.

‘Tis the Season of Two Divas: A Holiday Concert @ The Promontory
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm

‘Tis the Season of Two Divas: A Holiday Concert. $15-$20. 5 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Featuring Greta Pope and Tecroa Rogers, with Daryl Nitz and George Howe. All ages. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Dec 4 @ 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 Dee Alexander. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Dec
5
Mon
Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 5 @ 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.

Harold Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Del Prado Building, 2nd Floor Lobby
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

Harold Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Del Prado Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. We meet on the first Monday of every month.