Calendar

October – November 2014

Oct
31
Fri
Tot Lot Halloween Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot Halloween Party. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, free. Featuring a Halloween costume photo session for $5 and coffee and treats for a small fee. Clothes and face-painting will be available. For children up to age 4.

Tot Lot Halloween Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot Halloween Party. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, free. Featuring a Halloween costume photo session for $5 and coffee and treats for a small fee. Clothes and face-painting will be available. For children up to age 4.

Halloween Party @ Blackstone Library
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Halloween Party. 3-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Spooky stories, games and crafts for kids of all ages and their families.

Party.  “Art, Wine and Entertainment: The Masquerade.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Party.  “Art, Wine and Entertainment: The Masquerade.” 7-10 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $20 at the door, $15 in advance. To buy advance tickets, visit dusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.

Nov
1
Sat
Teacher Program. “History through Writing: Exploring Egyptian Hieroglphys in Context.” @ Oriental Institute
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Teacher Program. “History through Writing: Exploring Egyptian Hieroglphys in Context.” 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., $40 non-member, $30 member. A chance to learn about hieroglyphs and ancient scribes with U. of C. Ph.D. candidate Megaera Lorenz.

Game Day @ Blackstone Library
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to play board games. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Family Saturday Festival. “Family and Friends.” @ Logan Center
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Family Saturday Festival. “Family and Friends.” Noon-5 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20 families of five or more, $5 individuals. Featuring a screening of films for the 31st Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and storytelling by Carmen Deedy. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

Family Day. “Blockheads.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day. “Blockheads.” 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants make helmets that look like Chicago buildings, play Jenga and build action figures and dolls. All materials provided. Activities best for children ages 4 to 12, accompanied by an adult.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm

Author Talk. 3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Richard Fizdale, author of “999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories,” presents. 

Panel Discussion. “Lessons from El Mozote.” @ Logan Center, seminar terrace 801
Nov 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion. “Lessons from El Mozote.” 3:30-5 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8420. Focusing on the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador.

Poetry Performance and Open Mic. “The New Speak.” @ Logan Center, screening room 201
Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poetry Performance and Open Mic. “The New Speak.” 4:30-6 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A poetry open mic and performance for teenagers, hosted by the Rebirth Poetry Ensemble.

Artist Talk @ The Great Frame Up
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Artist Talk. 5-7 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Artist of the Month Xavier Zehir will discuss “Angels,” his exhibit of paintings on display during November at the Great Frame Up.

Concert @ Logan Center, performance hall
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm

Concert. 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8420. Third Coast Percussion performs to commemorate the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador.

Nov
2
Sun
Family Program: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 10 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507. Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. For children ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult. To register, visit oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Founder’s Day @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Founder’s Day. Noon-5 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, free. A celebration of the DuSable Museum’s founder, Margaret Burroughs. Featuring performances, exhibitions, a special tribute to Willie Dixon, birthday cake and the awarding of The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship to a single mother pursuing education opportunities.

Boy Scout Archaeology Workshop @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Boy Scout Archaeology Workshop. 2-5 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, $20 non-members, $15 members. Participants work toward earning a Boy Scout archaeology merit badge. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

Concert. “A Murder of Crows.” @ Logan Center, performance penthouse 901
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Concert. “A Murder of Crows.” 4-5 p.m., Logan Center, performance penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2100, $15 general admission, free with student ID. Men’s vocal ensemble The Rookery performs with illusions by The Great Frankini.

Nov
3
Mon
Lecture. “Re-imaging Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Fiction by Haitian Women.” @ Wieboldt Hall, room 207
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lecture. “Re-imaging Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Fiction by Haitian Women.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Wieboldt Hall, room 207, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8481. Nadeve Menard, of the Univtersite d’Etat d’Haiti, presents.

Performance. “Clinic.” @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Performance. “Clinic.” 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. With Center Program artist Steve Juras.

Lecture. “Living in Ellipsis: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life.” @ Classics Building, room 110
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Lecture. “Living in Ellipsis: On Biopolitics and the Attachment to Life.” 4-5:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-702-0230.