Calendar

Aug
17
Wed
Movies in the Parks: “Jurassic World.” @ Harold Washington Playlot Park
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm

Movies in the Parks: “Jurassic World.” 7 p.m. Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

Southside Salsa @ The Promontory
Aug 17 @ 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.

Aug
18
Thu
Summer Cookout @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Summer Cookout. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Join us for the opening of “Conversations with the Collection: Belonging” as well as the debut of reinstalled Modern Art and Design and European Art galleries.

Workshop: Scratch an Etch @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Workshop: Scratch an Etch. Free. 5:30-8 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Learn the age-old art of etching as the Smart Museum and Spudnik Press team up in this two-day printmaking workshop. On Aug. 18., join us at Spudnik Press, as Founder Angee Lennard takes us behind the scenes as we finish our plates, wipe them and send them through the press. Space is limited, please register in advance.

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room
Aug 18 @ 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.

Open Mic Revival @ The Revival
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

Open Mic Revival. $10/$5 with a student ID. 8 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. All genres of performance are welcome. Signup begins at 6 p.m. Enjoy must-see performances in a comfortable environment. Singers/vocalists can bring tracks.

Aug
19
Fri
Jazz in Harper Court @ Harper Court
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Jazz in Harper Court. Free. 12-2 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Featuring Ari Brown.

Political Forum @ Logan Center
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm

Political Forum. $25. 8 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. What better way to digest the elections than hear what NPR reporters think of it (seeing as NPR stations are basically the only media outlets that don’t sell political ads)? The NPR Politics Podcast will cover election ins and outs with NPR’s political reporters. Individual tickets on sale for $25.

Aug
20
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 20 @ 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.

Primary Stars Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 20 @ 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 “I Survived: the shark attack of 1916” by Lauren Tarshis.

Adult Book Discussion @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 20 @ 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 “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House @ Hyde Park Historical Society
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House. 2-4 p.m. Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Come and learn the story of our historic cable car building and speak with docents about the history of Hyde Park. We will have available selected books from the collection of our founder and long-time board member, Deverux Bowly, for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Trek Science Saturdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm

Trek Science Saturdays. 3 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Let’s delve deeper into the science of transportation as we complete simple science experiments exploring the world of travel. Recommended for ages 6 & up.

Bronzeville-The Musical @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

Bronzeville-The Musical. $50. 7:30 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. A musical celebrating the history of The Great Migration of Southerners who migrated from the South to move to Chicago.

DuSable Movies in the Park: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

DuSable Movies in the Park: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” 8 p.m. DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a night of family fun! Movies start at dusk. In the event of rain, movies will be shown inside of the museum.

Aug
21
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Aug 21 @ 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.

Hyde Park Historical Society Oral History Program @ Montgomery Place
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Historical Society Oral History Program. 2-4 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 S. Shore Dr. The theme for this year’s program is “Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories Then and Now.” Participants are welcome to share their experiences and stories about living in Hyde Park. Each participant has 4 minutes to share a story. Reception will follow the program. RSVP by Aug. 19 by calling Lala Rodgers at 773-401-0474 or email at hporalhistory@gmail.com.

Hyde Park Knitting Guild @ St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hyde Park Knitting Guild. 2-4 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. We meet in the Parish Hall on the third Sunday of the month. We have open knitting and show and tell every month. If you wish, bring a snack to share. Visitors are welcome, if you decide to join, dues are $20 per year.

Bronzeville-The Musical @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Aug 21 @ 3:30 pm

Bronzeville-The Musical. $50. 3:30 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. A musical celebrating the history of The Great Migration of Southerners who migrated from the South to move to Chicago.

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Nichols Park
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series. Free. 4-6 p.m. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St. Featuring rock/blues by Dave Herrero. Open lawn seating…bring your own blanket or chair.

Life…Sunny Side Up! @ The Revival
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm

Life…Sunny Side Up! $50 for adults/$25 for children ages 3-17. 4 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Acts of Kindness Cabaret presents “Life…Sunny Side Up!” – a unique tour through the human experience – from the sublime to the ridiculous – and how people deal with the various hands they are dealt. All proceeds from this event will support the Adoption Center of Illinois’ initiatives including: our partnership with the Cook County Jail Women’s Justice Division, the groundbreaking Adoption Storyboard Project, continuous search and reunion efforts, Safe Haven trainings to area hospitals and more.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Aug 21 @ 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. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Aug
22
Mon
The Corner @ The Promontory
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Corner. $5. 8 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Corner presents solo performers, duos and trios in an intimate, dynamic performance space. Barriers between performers and audience are removed, the limitations of genres will be defied and the creativity of some of Chicago’s most innovative talents is brightly spotlighted. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Aug
23
Tue
Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am

Chugga, Chugga Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This program will be designed around a theme and will include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. Open to children ages 3-5.

5th Ward Monthly Meeting @ South Shore Cultural Center
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

5th Ward Monthly Meeting. 6-8 p.m. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.