Story Time and Crafts. 10 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Children 2-5. Themed activities including picture books, action activities and flannel board stories.
Chess in the Library for Youth. 4p.m.-5:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Chicago Public Library Annual Chess Program. Children and young adult’s chess instruction.
Learning Circle-Start Fiction Writing. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. First in a series of 8-week workshop on writing fiction. Register first at the P2PU website https://learningcircles.p2pu.org/en or at the first session.
Family Story Time. 6:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Stories, games and crafts for children of all ages.
Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act. 10 a.m-1p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Help signing up for the Affordable Care Act. A health insurance counselor helps guide you through the application process for the ACA.
Tai-Chi Qigong Class. 11a.m.-noon TRC Senior Village, 346 E. 53rd St. Free. 630-234-5532. Tai Chi and Qigong classes taught by Anna York. All are welcome.
Money Smart-Keeping the Farm in the Family: Estate Planning and You. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Estate planning workshop.
Tea Time Concert: Chamber Music Showcase. 4:30 p.m. -6 p.m. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave. 4th Fl. Free. Musicians from the University of Chicago and around the city perform.
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. $30 members $35 for general admission. Private evening tour of Wright’s masterpiece with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and a small jazz band will be featured.
Monks Singing Pagans. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center of the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. $35 general $28 faculty and staff $5 students. 773-702-8484. Medieval music.
Annual Teaching Artists Summit. 9:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free but registration requested . 773-324-5520. The second annual citywide Teaching Artists Summit will provide a space for reflection and instruction on ways that arts pedagogy can create meaningful platforms for democracy, protest, and self-care. Guest facilitators will share insights into empowering students during moments of societal change, lead a guided exploration of the Art Center’s exhibition Public School and introduce teaching artists to experiential processes that can be incorporated into their own classroom practices. Organized by Chicago Artists Coalition and Hyde Park Art Center.
State of the Garden: Womanism in the Post-Obama Era. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. University of Chicago Divinity School-Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th St. Free. Forum on women and politics in the current political climate. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-the-garden-womanism-in-the-post-obama-era-tickets-3134247719.
Conservation Conversation. 2 p.m. Campus North Parking Garage, 5525 S. Ellis Ave. Free but registration required. Concrete Traffic, Wolf Vostel’s concrete-covered Cadillac, will be discussed. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-conversation-registration-31067508755#tickets.
Bixler Playlot Park Community Meeting. 3 p.m. 1372 E. 57th St.
Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop. 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Graff, music production, slam poetry, and footworking taught by Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble.
Indivisible South Side meeting. 7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Preschool Story Time 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312 – 747 – 0511. This program will be designed around a theme and include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. This program is designed for children ages 2 to 5 years.
Self Education Forum with Desi Mundo. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center. 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Public Art from Pavement to Policy. Desi Mundo, founder of the Community Rejuvenation Project, will spend the evening in “Public School” discussing public art from pavement to policy. A storied aerosol writer born and raised in Hyde Park, Desi’s work as a professional muralist and educator has become a model for upholding community engagement, cultural resiliency, and social justice practices. This evening, he will share spontaneous stories over slides and statistics with a goal to connect anecdote to strategic approach. If you have any questions, please contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Music Mixtape Sessions 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.773-324-5520. The HPAC invited local artists and musicians to share their favorite local music with the “Public School” Exhibition. Broadcasting will be live in Gallery One and the show will be recorded and rebroadcast on the school radio.