Calendar

May
6
Wed
Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 6 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson, co-authors of “Social Security Works!: Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All,” present.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
May 6 @ 6:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.

May
7
Thu
Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
May 7 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and activities for children up to age 2.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
May 7 @ 12:00 pm

Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times deputy editorial page editor Kate Grossman presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The
Politics of School Reform.” For more information, or to RSVP, visituchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Gallery Talk. “From the Arabian Nights to Taxes: Texts from the Old Cairo Exhibition.” @ Oriental Institute
May 7 @ 12:15 pm

Gallery Talk. “From the Arabian Nights to Taxes: Texts from the Old Cairo Exhibition.” 12:15 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Tasha Vorderstrasse, of the Oriental Institute, presents texts from the museum’s collections as part of its Lunchtime Traveler Series.

Mother’s Day Stories and Crafts @ Blackstone Library
May 7 @ 4:00 pm

Mother’s Day Stories and Crafts. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and craft making in celebration of Mother’s Day. Open to children ages 5 and up.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
May 7 @ 4:30 pm

Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Turkish parliament member Suat Kiniklioglu presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Bridge Between the Bosphorus.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Author Talk @ International House
May 7 @ 5:00 pm

Author Talk. 5 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 57th St., 773-753-2270. Christopher Woods, author of “Sudden Justice: America’s Secret Drone Wars,” presents.

Artist Talk @ Hyde Park Art Center
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Artist Talk. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Nancy Lu Rosenheim discusses her current exhibition at the Art Center, “Swallow City.”

Cocktail Hour. “Pocket Guide to Hell: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.” @ Smart Museum of Art
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cocktail Hour. “Pocket Guide to Hell: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.” 6-8 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. An examination of issues including cultural capital and projected selves, followed by a screening of Tom Hayes’ 2014 documentary “Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s.”

May
8
Fri
Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 8 @ 6:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Philip Bohlman, author of “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land,” presents.

May
9
Sat
Game Day @ Blackstone Library
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Board games for adults and children ages 9 and up.

Hyde Park School of Dance Spring Concert @ King College Prep High School
May 9 @ 10:00 am

Hyde Park School of Dance Spring Concert. 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., 773-493-8498, hydeparkdance.org. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit hydeparkdance.org/tickets.

Author Conversation @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 9 @ 3:00 pm

Author Conversation. 3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Stuart Rojstaczer, author of “The Mathematician’s Shiva,” speaks with Paul Green, of Roosevelt University.

May
10
Sun
Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sunday Evening Jazz. 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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents the Ari Brown Quintet.

May
11
Mon
Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
May 11 @ 12:00 pm

Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times deputy editorial page editor Kate Grossman presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Politics of School Reform.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
May 11 @ 4:30 pm

Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Beyond the Box Score.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
May 11 @ 6:30 pm

Author Talk. 6:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Alice Dreger, author of “Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science,” presents.

May
12
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
May 12 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and crafts for children ages 2-3.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
May 12 @ 12:00 pm

Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Genevieve Wood, senior contributor for the the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Role of Think Tanks in Shaping Public Policy.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.