Calendar

Apr
25
Mon
Event. Lab Presents: The Great Indoors @ University of Chicago Lab School, Gordon Parks Assembly Hall,
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Event. Lab Presents: The Great Indoors. 5-6:30 p.m. University of Chicago Lab School, Gordon Parks Assembly Hall, 1362 E. 59th St. Lab is pleased to welcome Luke Leung and Jack Gilbert for this lecture. Using the Hebrew, Islamic, Chinese, and Christianity culture/words, this discussion will touch on the work of this collaboration, and how we can develop positive habitats that are symbiotic with humans, beautiful, and are shadows of heavenly home. Immediately following the talk, please join us in the lobby for a reception and informational exhibit on the interactions and impact of tiny organisms (microbes) on the daily life of humans. This lecture is free and open to all (best for children in third grade and higher) but due to space limitations, reservations are required.

Discussion. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm

Discussion. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “Gentleman Jole an the Red Queen” by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Apr
26
Tue
Meeting. Monthly 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman @ Parkside Community Academy
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm

Meeting. Monthly 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman. 6 p.m. Parkside Community Academy, 6938 S. East End Ave.

Apr
27
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Apr 27 @ 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.

Event. Money Smart-Demystifying Investing @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm

Event. Money Smart-Demystifying Investing. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This seminar is intended to help investors feel more comfortable with the investment process. By familiarizing themselves with the strategies and terminology used by financial advisors, they’ll feel more in control of their own financial destiny and more comfortable with the collective decisions they’ll make with the guidance of their financial advisor.

Reading. Nonfiction Writer Jeff Hobbs
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Reading. Nonfiction Writer Jeff Hobbs. Free. 7 p.m. Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room, 915 E. 60th St.

Performance. Ken Vandermark @ Stony Island Arts Bank
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

Performance. Ken Vandermark. Free. 7:30 p.m. Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. New music composed by Ken Vandermark to celebrate the art and artists of the “Monster Roster” exhibit at the Smart Museum. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Apr
28
Thu
Family. Dia Celebration: Bang the Drum of Diverse Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm

Family. Dia Celebration: Bang the Drum of Diverse Fun. 4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. School age children are invited to listen to stories and decorate their very own drum or musical instrument in celebration of Dia de Los Libros, Dia de los Ninos.

Discussion. Jose Orduna-“The Weight of Shadows.” @ International House, Coulter Lounger
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Jose Orduna-“The Weight of Shadows.” 6 p.m. International House, Coulter Lounger, 1414 E. 59th St. José Orduña discusses “The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement.” Tracing his story of becoming a US citizen, Orduña’s memoir explores the complex issues of immigration and assimilation.

Discussion. Richard Shiff @ University of Chicago, Social Sciences 122,
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Discussion. Richard Shiff. Free. 7 p.m. University of Chicago, Social Sciences 122, 1126 E. 59th St. Art historian Richard Shiff’s 2008 book “Doubt” claims that criticism is enhanced when it borrows some of art’s intuitive doubt. In this talk, he expands his argument to consider the work in the Renaissance Society’s exhibition, “Between the Ticks of the Watch.”

Apr
29
Fri
Event. Money Smart: Taking the Mystery out of Retirement @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

Event. Money Smart: Taking the Mystery out of Retirement. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. The whole retirement scene has changed and many American workers find it a mystery. Whether you are 10 years from retirement or have a different timeframe this workshop will help unravel the financial mysteries of life after work and to discover changes you can make for a financially secure future.

Family. Xbox Fun @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Family. Xbox Fun. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. School age children, come and test your skills with dancing or sports with Xbox fun.

Discussion. Does the Black Lives Movement Matter? @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Discussion. Does the Black Lives Movement Matter? 6 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Join us for a discussion between Jaafar Aksikas and Sean Johnson Andrews, co-authors of “Cultural Studies and the ‘Juridical Turn.’” moderated by Walter Benn Michaels and Kenneth Warren.

Apr
30
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Apr 30 @ 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.

May
1
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
May 1 @ 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.