Calendar

October – November 2014

Oct
30
Thu
Homeschool Workshop: Mummy Science @ Oriental Institute
Oct 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Homeschool Workshop: Mummy Science. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $16 non-members, $10 Oriental Institute members. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register. Registration is required.

Lecture. “History and Forms of Lyric Lecture.” @ Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm

Lecture. “History and Forms of Lyric Lecture.” 4:30 p.m., Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, free. U. of C. Associate Chair for Creative Writing and Poetics John Wilkinson presents.

Lecture. “History and Forms of Lyric.” @ Logan Center, seminar terrace 801
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Lecture. “History and Forms of Lyric.” 4:30-6 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. John Wilkinson, of the U. of C., presents.

Writing Workshop @ Blackstone Library
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Writing Workshop. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. With children’s author Kate Hannigan. Open to children ages 8 and up.

Lecture. “Institutional Corruption: Media.” @ Mandel Hall
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Lecture. “Institutional Corruption: Media.” 5-6:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-6030. Lawrence Lessig, of Harvard University, presents.

Film Screening. “Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera.” @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm

Film Screening. “Good Stock on the Dimension Floor: An Opera.” 6 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, free. A 51-minute film in 35 parts exploring the Black experience.  

Oct
31
Fri
Tot Lot Halloween Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot Halloween Party. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, free. Featuring a Halloween costume photo session for $5 and coffee and treats for a small fee. Clothes and face-painting will be available. For children up to age 4.

Tot Lot Halloween Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot Halloween Party. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, free. Featuring a Halloween costume photo session for $5 and coffee and treats for a small fee. Clothes and face-painting will be available. For children up to age 4.

Halloween Party @ Blackstone Library
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Halloween Party. 3-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Spooky stories, games and crafts for kids of all ages and their families.

Party.  “Art, Wine and Entertainment: The Masquerade.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Party.  “Art, Wine and Entertainment: The Masquerade.” 7-10 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $20 at the door, $15 in advance. To buy advance tickets, visit dusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Nov
1
Sat
Teacher Program. “History through Writing: Exploring Egyptian Hieroglphys in Context.” @ Oriental Institute
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Teacher Program. “History through Writing: Exploring Egyptian Hieroglphys in Context.” 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., $40 non-member, $30 member. A chance to learn about hieroglyphs and ancient scribes with U. of C. Ph.D. candidate Megaera Lorenz.

Game Day @ Blackstone Library
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to play board games. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Family Saturday Festival. “Family and Friends.” @ Logan Center
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Saturday Festival. “Family and Friends.” Noon-5 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20 families of five or more, $5 individuals. Featuring a screening of films for the 31st Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and storytelling by Carmen Deedy. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Family Day. “Blockheads.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day. “Blockheads.” 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants make helmets that look like Chicago buildings, play Jenga and build action figures and dolls. All materials provided. Activities best for children ages 4 to 12, accompanied by an adult.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm

Author Talk. 3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Richard Fizdale, author of “999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories,” presents. 

Panel Discussion. “Lessons from El Mozote.” @ Logan Center, seminar terrace 801
Nov 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion. “Lessons from El Mozote.” 3:30-5 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8420. Focusing on the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador.

Poetry Performance and Open Mic. “The New Speak.” @ Logan Center, screening room 201
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poetry Performance and Open Mic. “The New Speak.” 4:30-6 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A poetry open mic and performance for teenagers, hosted by the Rebirth Poetry Ensemble.

Artist Talk @ The Great Frame Up
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Artist Talk. 5-7 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Artist of the Month Xavier Zehir will discuss “Angels,” his exhibit of paintings on display during November at the Great Frame Up.

Concert @ Logan Center, performance hall
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm

Concert. 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8420. Third Coast Percussion performs to commemorate the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador.

Nov
2
Sun
Family Program: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 10 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507. Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. For children ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.