November – December 2014
Xbox Fun Friday. 2-3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Dancing and sports on the Xbox for children ages 5 and up.
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 vocalist Joan Collaso.
Open Studio Performance. “Clinic.” 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org, free. With Center Program artist Steve Juras. Guests are encouraged to share their own responses and learn about Juras’ process and use of materials.
Lecture. 3:30-5 p.m., Haskell Hall, room 215, 5836 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-7701. Atsuro Morita, of Osaka University, presents as part of the U. of C. Department of Anthropology’s Monday Seminar Series.
Haitian Language and Culture Roundtable. 4:30-6 p.m., Kelly Hall, room 114, 5848 S. University Ave., 773-702-8420. Presentations and discussions on various aspects of Haitian language and culture, sponsored by the U. of C.’s Center for Latin American Studies. For more information, send an e-mail to Mollie McFee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroling with the Carillon. 5-6 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A caroling session with Rockefeller Chapel’s carillon, over hot chocolate, cider and snacks.
Seminar. “Inside the Policymaking Sausage Factory: What’s Promised on the Campaign Trail and What Actually Makes Policy.” Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle, a fall fellow at the U. of C. Institute of Politics, presents. To R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Seminar. “Politics and Pop Culture: Making Politics Palatable Through Media.” 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Kevin Bleyer, former writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and a fall fellow at the U. of C. Institute of Politics, presents. To R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Book Discussion. 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1307 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Hyde Park bestselling author Sara Paretsky leads a discussion on Sarah Weinman’s 2013 book, “Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives.”
Restorative Yoga. 6:45-7:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Lecture. “Maimonides 101.” 7-8:30 p.m., Disciples Divinity House, 1156 E. 57th St., 773-702-8200. U. of C. Ph.D. student Yoni Shemesh presents.
Seminar. “Immigration and the American Dream: Change from the Ground Up.” 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Eliseo Medina, International Secretary-Treasurer for the SEIU and a fall fellow at the U. of C. Institute of Politics, presents. To R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Zen Meditation at Rockefeller. 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Participants meditate in Rockefeller Chapel.
Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Theodore Richards, author of “The Conversions,” presents.
Lecture. “Equity and Urban School Development.” 6-7:30 p.m., Kenwood Academy High School, auditorium, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-535-1350. Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, presents. Light refreshments will be served. Visit bit.ly/1xyhvtU to R.S.V.P.
Panel Discussion. “New Conservative Agenda.” 6 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at The National Review, YG Network Policy Director April Ponnuru and essayists Yuval Levin and Andrew Kelly discuss the Republican agenda on Capitol Hill, moderated by U. of C. Institute of Politics fall fellow Megan McArdle. To R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Gallery Tour. 6:30-7 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A tour of the museum galleries. Meets in the museum lobby.
Lecture. “Money Matters: Credit Markets and Economic Life in Ancient Rome.” 7 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. Cameron Hawkins, of the University of Chicago, presents.
Play and Discussion. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 773-753-4472. A showing of Court Theatre’s play, “Iphigenia in Aulis,” followed by a conversation with David Bevington, of the U. of C. “Iphigenia in Aulis” runs through Dec. 7. To purchase tickets, call 773-753-4472 or visit tickets.courttheatre.org.