Calendar

May
6
Fri
Taize Worship Service @ Hyde Park Union Church
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Taize Worship Service. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. First Fridays of every month, come for a ecumenical worship in the Spirit of Taize.

Chicago Improv Festival @ The Revival
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Chicago Improv Festival. 8 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. The 19th Annual CIF presents an evening of Chicago’s best improv comedy with a diverse roster of shows that includes: The Southside Ignoramus Quartet; a reunion of the influential Hyde Park Troupe, Sheila, and the incomparable Claudia Wallace’s House Guest.

Friday Staged Readings @ Augustana Lutheran Church
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Friday Staged Readings. $5. 8 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. The Hyde Park Community Players presents monthly staged readings the first Friday of each month. The night will consist of a one-hour staged reading, followed by snacks and a moderated discussion. Modeled after a literary salon, the presentations give actors, directors, writers and audience an opportunity to explore different kinds of theater in a relaxed, friendly setting. Amelia Snoblin will direct songs from the recent Broadway hit musical with some text from the original source play written by Frank Wedekind in 1891. 

May
7
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
May 7 @ 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.

Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites. For adults and kids ages 9 and up.

Red Cross Blood Drive @ Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Red Cross Blood Drive. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, 5200 S. University Ave. Walk-ins are welcome. A photo I.D. is required. For more details, or to sign up in advance to donate blood, please go to the Red Cross website at: http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=JCLDS.

YoMosas Yoga @ The Promontory
May 7 @ 12:30 pm

YoMosas Yoga. $20. 12:30 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Stretch out your weekend at the Promontory with midday yoga class in our beautiful music venue. All levels are welcome, and all participants are welcome to enjoy a complimentary mimosa and pastry after the class. Please bring your own mat.

Community Forum: “Aging in Community.” @ Community Programs Accelerator
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Community Forum: “Aging in Community.” 1-3 p.m. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Learn from panelists about different models operating on the South Side of Chicago for age friendly communities, and discuss policy and practice recommendations. This event is presented by the Hyde Park OWL Chapter.

OWL Mother’s Day Report @ Community Programs Accelerator
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OWL Mother’s Day Report. 1-3 p.m. Community Programs Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The event includes a written report on aging in community and a panel of experts speaking on different models for aging in community with a discussion of policy and practice recommendations. Reception will follow. To register, call CHPV at: 773-363-1933.

Pinata-Rama @ Smart Museum
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pinata-Rama. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, make paper mâché monsters by mixing human and animal forms. At 3 pm, join us in the courtyard to take a swing at a piñata filled with candy. Activities are best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

Book Launch Party @ 57th Street Books
May 7 @ 2:00 pm

Book Launch Party. 2 p.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Hyde Park author and Indie City Writers organizer, K.B. Jenson, celebrates her new book, “A Storm of Stories.” Jenson will read excerpts from her book as well as sign copies of her book.

Screening: “12 O’Clock Boys.” @ Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall
May 7 @ 2:00 pm

Screening: “12 O’Clock Boys.” Free. 2 p.m. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.

Chicago Improv Festival @ The Reival
May 7 @ 10:00 pm

Chicago Improv Festival. 10 p.m. The Reival, 1160 E. 55th St. The 19th Annual CIF presents an evening of Chicago’s best improv comedy with a diverse roaster of shows that includes: EbonyEssenceJet, Los Improviachis, and The Southside Ignoramus Quartet.

May
8
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
May 8 @ 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.

Beginner Metalsmithing @ The Silver Room
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginner Metalsmithing. $65. 12-4 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. Spend a fun afternoon creating your very own piece of jewelry! Learn basic metalsmithing/jewelry fabrication techniques using copper, brass or nickel silver. During this 3 hour workshop you will complete either a pendant, cuff bracelet or pair of earrings. Ages 16 and up. Price includes basic materials and use of tools.