Calendar

Jul
30
Wed
Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Despicable Me 2.” Movies begin at dusk.

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” @ Midway Plaisance Center
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Despicable Me 2.” Movies begin at dusk.

Jul
31
Thu
“Explore Thursdays: Bears, Bears, Bears.” @ Blackstone Library
Jul 31 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

“Explore Thursdays: Bears, Bears, Bears.” 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about bears. Open to children ages 6 to 11.

Aug
1
Fri
Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.” @ Oriental Institute
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants explore the museum’s hatted artifacts to learn what ancient hats can tell archaeologists. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 5 to 8. Required registration at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

Concert. “Dee Alexander CD Release Concert: Songs My Mother Loves.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall,
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert. “Dee Alexander CD Release Concert: Songs My Mother Loves.” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $50 VIP seats (includes CD), $20 general, $10 students. “Songs My Mother Loves” is the title of Dee Alexander’s current recording project, which consists of selections of classic jazz that her mother listened to when Dee was a child.

Music @ Chant
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 12:00 am

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