Calendar

Aug
21
Thu
Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm

Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” 1 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-324-2626 ext. 103. Guided tour of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Tour begins on the steps in front of the church on Kimbark Avenue. Participants are invited to meet beforehand and bring lunch to the lawn outside Carith House.

“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Participants are joined by Meso Chicago, a collaborative project that uses food to explore culture, mixed identity and authenticity. Open to adults of all skill levels.

Aug
22
Fri
“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” 5:30-10:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, suggested donation of $5, tables $20. Dance hosted by the DuSable Museum, featuring a DJ. To reserve a personal table, call 773-947-0600 ext. 236.

Music @ Chant
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 10:32 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Lepercolateur Gypsy Jazz Band performs.

Aug
23
Sat
“Pearl Fest.” @ 39th Street Beach
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

“Pearl Fest.” 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 39th Street Beach, 1099 E. Oakwood Blvd., 773-268-5045, blackpearl.org, free. Little Black Pearl hosts an outdoor festival with food, activities and music. Performers include Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Rachelle Ferrell and Rahsaan Patterson.

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page. 1-6 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, $15. Participants learn about performing Shakespeare and rehearse and perform favorite scenes to each other.

Music @ Chant
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 2:00 am

Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.

Aug
24
Sun
Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” @ Oriental Institute
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening about the birth of modern archeology.

Performance @ Room 43
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents keyboardist Reginald T. McCants.

Aug
25
Mon
Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” @ Blackstone Library
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm

Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “The Curse of Chalion” by Lois McMaster Bujold Cazaril.

Aug
26
Tue
Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” @ Plein Air Cafe
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” 5-7 p.m., Plein Air Cafe, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2787, free. Makaya McCraven Percussion Ensemble performs, with vinyl selections by Uncanned Music before, between and after sets.

Aug
27
Wed
Presentation. “New Smart Meter: Put It To Work For You.” @ Blackstone Library
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Presentation. “New Smart Meter: Put It To Work For You.” 6-7:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. ComEd introduces its new smart meter initiative.

“Testimony — David Boykin in Conversation.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Testimony — David Boykin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Conversation with artist David Boykin and Nicole Mitchell.