Calendar

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.

Indivisible South Side meeting @ First Unitarian Church
May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Indivisible South Side meeting. 7:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

May
2
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

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 @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 stockyardinstitute@gmail.com.

Local Music Mixtape Sessions @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

May
3
Wed
Friends of the Blackstone Library meeting @ Blackstone Public Library
May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Friends of the Blackstone Library meeting. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

Learning Circle – Start Fiction Writing @ Blackstone Public Library
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Learning Circle – Start Fiction Writing. 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312 – 747 – 0511. This hands-on eight-week course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters. You’ll learn how to develop your ideas and the importance of reflecting on writing and editing, and you’ll hear other writers talking about their approaches to research and consider ways of turning events into a plot. You will also have the opportunity to review and comment on the work of fellow writers and receive peer feedback on your own writing.

Family Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
May 3 @ 6:30 pm

Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 773-747-0511.This program will include weekly activities designed for family fun for all ages including stories, games and make-and-take crafts to share with others. Open to children of all ages.