Calendar

Oct
24
Fri
Lecture @ International House, assembly hall
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lecture. 6:30-8:30 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, former Massachusetts public health commissioner, gives the U. of C. School of Social Service Administration’s Social Justice Lecture.

Concert @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm

Concert. 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $35 general admission, $5 students. The Regina Carter Quintet performs with harpist Edmar Castaneda.

Oct
25
Sat
Fourth Ward Shred-a-Thon @ Lake Meadows Shopping Plaza, parking lot
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fourth Ward Shred-a-Thon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Meadows Shopping Plaza, parking lot, 3357 S. King Dr., 773-536-8103. A chance to shred sensitive documents on site.

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $10 Oriental Institute member parent and child, $14 non-member parent and child. Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. For children ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult. To buy tickets, visit orientalinstitute.eventbrite.com.

Film Screening. “Om Obama,” @ Doc Films, Ida Noyes Hall,
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm

Film Screening. “Om Obama,” 3 p.m., Doc Films, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. The U.S. premiere of Janaki Viswanathan’s 2011 Tamil film, a comedy about one Indian village’s high hopes for the election of President Barack Obama, followed by a Q and A with the director. For more information, or to order advance tickets, call 708-320-9245, visit mangonetworx.com or send an e-mail to info@mangonetworx.com.

Family Program: Mummies Night @ Oriental Institute
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family Program: Mummies Night. 5-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Participants get up close and personal with a mummy, go on a treasure hunt in the Egyptian Gallery and more. Also featuring a CD release party and performance by Judith Heineman and her musical partner, in celebration of their new album, “The Magic Carpet: Songs and Stories from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.”

Concert. “Classified.” @ Mandel Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Concert. “Classified.” 7-8:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8484, $8 suggested donation for general admission, $4 suggested donations for students and children. The University Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Halloween concert.

Performance. “An Evening of Horror and Suspense in the Old Time Radio Tradition.” @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm

Performance. “An Evening of Horror and Suspense in the Old Time Radio Tradition.” 8 p.m., at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue, $12 at the door, $10 in advance. The Hyde Park Community Players present their 5th annual Halloween season show, featuring stories by Ray Bradbury, T.C. Boyle, Shirley Jackson and more with live sound effects. For more inforomation, or to buy advance tickets, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.

Oct
26
Sun
Discussion @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am

Discussion. 11 a.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. GOP strategist Steve Schmidt and IOP Executive Director Steve Edwards kick of the Chicago Humanities Festival’s Hyde Park Day with a discussion.

Sunday at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Chapel
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100. Music, communion and a sermon.

Reading @ Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Oct 26 @ 12:30 pm

Reading. 12:30 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. Laila Lalami, author of “The Moor’s Account,” presents.

Teach-In. Sahlins 101 @ Logan Center, Theater West 115
Oct 26 @ 12:30 pm

Teach-In. Sahlins 101. 12:30 p.m., Logan Center, Theater West 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, free for students and teachers. U. of C. Professor Emeritus and anthropologist Marshall Sahlins presents.

Artist Talk @ The Great Frame Up
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Artist Talk. 1-3 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Artist of the Month Ty Watts will discuss his exhibit of photography currently on display at the Great Frame Up.

Star Search @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm

Star Search. 1 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, free for students and teachers. Astrophysicist Hakeem Ouseyi presents.

Film Screening. “Nefertari: The Search for Eternal Life.” @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Film Screening. “Nefertari: The Search for Eternal Life.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A screening of the Getty Conservation Institute’s 1993 video about Queen Nefertari, wife of Pharaoh Ramses the Great.

Conversation @ Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm

Conversation. 2:30 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. Ben Marcus, author of “Leaving the Sea,” presents.

We Refugees @ Logan Center, Theater West 115
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm

We Refugees. 2:30 p.m., Logan Center, Theater West 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. A staged reading of Hannah Arendt’s essay by the same name.

Author Reading @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Author Reading. 3-4 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Author Lucy Pick reads from her first novel, “Pilgrimage.”

Conversation. “The Mutations of Vijay Iyer.” @ Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm

Conversation. “The Mutations of Vijay Iyer.” 3 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $15 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $20 general admission, $10 students and teachers. Jazz pianist, classical violinist and musical cognitive science expert Vijay Iyer presents.

“Balanchine’s Discovery.” @ Logan Center, Performance Penthouse
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm

“Balanchine’s Discovery.” 4:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. A behind-the-scenes look at Irina Baronova’s ballet career with her daughter.