Calendar

Sep
30
Fri
Book Launch: Bill Ayers’ “Demand the Impossible.” @ Experimental Station
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Book Launch: Bill Ayers’ “Demand the Impossible.” 6 p.m. Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. In an era defined by mass incarceration, endless war, economic crisis, catastrophic environmental destruction, and a political system offering more of the same, radical social transformation has never been more urgent. “Demand the Impossible” urges us to imagine a world beyond what this rotten system would have us believe is possible.

Brooklyn Meets Chicago: The Jay-Z Tribute Concert Event @ The Promontory
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

Brooklyn Meets Chicago: The Jay-Z Tribute Concert Event. $15-$20. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. “Brooklyn Meets Chicago: was created by Chicago native emcee, Christopher LeMark. His goal is to express his love and affection for the culture by missing his narrative while telling the story of Brooklyn’s finest.

Screening: “A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness.” @ Logan Center, Screening Room, 2nd Floor
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

Screening: “A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness.” Free. 7 p.m. Logan Center, Screening Room, 2nd Floor, 915 E. 60th St. This feature-length film by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell follows an unnamed character played by musician Robert A.A. Lowe. Marked by solitude, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, this hypnotic film is at once a document of experience and an experience itself.

The Hutchins Plan @ The Revival
Sep 30 @ 9:30 pm

The Hutchins Plan. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. The Hutchins Plan is named for early twentieth century University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins.  Featuring “Special Guests” from across the College, the performance begins with an extemporaneous monologue, which inspires a series of interconnected scenes.  Join host Prof. Randal Picker and The Hutchins Plan Ensemble for an evening of classic long-form improvisation.

Oct
1
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Oct 1 @ 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.

Tree Planting at Washington Park @ Washington Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tree Planting at Washington Park. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Help plant large oaks in beautiful and historic Washington Park in collaboration with Project 120.

Game Day @ Blackstone Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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 including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Zombies, Pandemic, Talisman and Ticket to Ride. Dungeons & Dragons RPG will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Family Day: Masks and Acrobats @ Smart Museum of Art
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Masks and Acrobats. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, the circus comes to the Smart! The afternoon features a circus performance and a family tour of circus-related photographs on view in “There was a whole collection made.” Plus, make your own circus costumes and learn circus tricks. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

Lecture: Ancient Nubian Jewlery in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston @ Oriental Institute Museum, LaSalle Banks Room
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

Lecture: Ancient Nubian Jewlery in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Free. 6 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, LaSalle Banks Room, 1155 E. 58th St. The artists of ancient Nubia (modern Sudan) created some of the most beautiful and technically advanced jewelry in the ancient world. Due to nearly three decades of excavation in northern Sudan, the MFA’s collection of Nubian jewelry is unsurpassed outside Khartoum. This lecture will present highlights of the collection in their historical and archaeological context.

Oct
2
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Oct 2 @ 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.

Chicago Hyde Park Village Fundraising Brunch @ Polo Cafe
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Chicago Hyde Park Village Fundraising Brunch. $125/$100 for members. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Polo Cafe, 3322 S. Morgan St. The community is invited to join CHPV members for a buffet brunch, silent auction and raffle. Chicago-based magician, “the Great Frankini” will also entertain guests throughout the event. To purchase tickets, call CHPV at 773-363-1933 by Sept. 25. For questions or more information, contact Cindy Pardo at 773-905-9259 or at pardoquilts3@comcast.net.

Forum Discussion and BBQ: Subverting Sameness @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Forum Discussion and BBQ: Subverting Sameness. 2-3 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Led by the 2016 Center Program visiting curator Dan Devening, this event will feature a panel of Center Program artists as they discuss how the diversity of the program (in terms of age, cultural background, ethnicity, geographic location, and educational history) has impacted the development of their artistic production over the past six months. After the Forum Discussion, continue the conversation from 3-4pm, on Hyde Park Art Center’s rooftop where food, drinks, and BBQ will be served.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz. $10 for adults, $5 for University students with ID or children. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. Featuring saxophonist Ari Brown. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”

Oct
3
Mon
Harold Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Del Prado Building, 2nd Floor Lobby
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm

Harold Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Del Prado Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. For more information, contact Timika Hoffman-Zoller at zollerfamily@gmail.com or 773-454-0499.

Oct
4
Tue
Tiffany Lawson Dance for Children @ Blackstone Public Library
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am

Tiffany Lawson Dance for Children. 10:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Tiffany Lawson Dance will lead improvisational dance and music exercises using storytelling and music. This program is for children ages 3-8.

Representation vs. Exploitation: A discussion of Human Form @ Hyde Park Art Center
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Representation vs. Exploitation: A discussion of Human Form. 6-7 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Ground Floor artists will discuss the body’s portrayal in contemporary art and more specifically, how the human form is depicted in their work.

Oct
5
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.

Fall Dinner Crawl @ Various locations throughout Hyde Park
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fall Dinner Crawl. $30. 5-9 p.m. Various locations throughout Hyde Park. Guests will be able to sample dishes from Hyde Park restaurants like Yusho, Mikkey’s Retro Grill, Kilwin’s, Ja’Grill, Chant and Native Foods. The crawl begins at Jojayden at 1457 E. 53rd St. at 5 p.m. where guests can pick up their Crawl Passports until 7 p.m. Presented by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds will go to the HPCC and community organizations.

Lecture: Encounters with Ancient Splendors @ Oriental Institute Musuem
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecture: Encounters with Ancient Splendors. Free. 7-9 p.m. Oriental Institute Musuem, 1155 E. 58th St. Gertrude Bell’s Archaeological Discoveries Research in Mesopotamia, 1909-1914 lecture and book signing.

Oct
8
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Oct 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.

Oct
9
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Oct 9 @ 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.

Oct
12
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Oct 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.

Oct
15
Sat
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Oct 15 @ 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.

Oct
16
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
19
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.