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Apr
23
Sun
Curtis Black Quartet @ Woodlawn Tap
Apr 23 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 12:00 am

Curtis Black Quartet. 9 p.m.-midnight. Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St. Free, donations appreciated. 773-643-5516.  Improvisational jazz.

Apr
24
Mon
“Jumping Over Shadows” book discussion @ Congregation Rodfei Zedek
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

“Jumping Over Shadows” book discussion. 1 p.m. Congregation Rodfei Zedek , 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Annette Gendler, a Hyde Park-based author, teacher and blogger will be at Congregation Rodfei Zedek to discuss her latest book, “Jumping Over Shadows.”

Money Smart-Promoting Retirement Savings @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm

Money Smart-Promoting Retirement Savings. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Presentation on defining your retirement goals. Presented by a Benefits Advisor from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm

Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Bring one skein of worsted #4 yarn and US size 8 or 9 knitting needles.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511 6:30p.m.-7:45p.m.Discussion of ‘The Immortals’ by Jordanna Max Brodsky.

Apr
25
Tue
Story Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am

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 @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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.

Apr
26
Wed
Learning Circle-Start Fiction Writing @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm

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 @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm

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. 

Apr
27
Thu
Get the Health Care you need with the Affordable Care Act @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 @ TRC Senior Village
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 @ Blackstone Public Library
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm

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 @ Fulton Hall 4th Fl.
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Apr
28
Fri
Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House After-hours Gathering @ Frederick C. Robie House
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 @ Logan Center of the Arts
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Apr
29
Sat
Annual Teaching Artists Summit @ Hyde Park Art Center
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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 @ University of Chicago Divinity School-Swift Hall
Apr 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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 @ Campus North Parking Garage
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

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
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

Bixler Playlot Park Community Meeting. 3 p.m. 1372 E. 57th St.

May
1
Mon
Drop-In Hip Hop Arts Workshop @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.