Calendar

Feb
6
Sat
Family. Game Day
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Family. Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites. For adults and kids 9 and up.

Family. Family Day: Cruzin’ the Cosmos @ Smart Museum of Art
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family. Family Day: Cruzin’ the Cosmos. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, go on a trip to the moon and stars with Chicago artist Joseph G. Cruz. Create amazing space drawings with real powder from a meteorite, make paper pinhole constellations for your bedroom, excavate designs by scratching into surfaces, and even play in our “moonrock” exploration bin. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.

Event. “Getting the Vote Out.” @ Treasure Island, Community Room
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Event. “Getting the Vote Out.” 1:30-3 p.m. Treasure Island, Community Room, 1526 E. 55th St. Monthly meeting for the Hyde Park O.W.L.

Event. Opening Reception @ The Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event. Opening Reception. 4-7 p.m. The Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Join us to celebrate the opening of “Secrets of a Trumpet”, Peter Wächtler’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States.

Event. John Donvan & Caren Zucker – “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism” @ UChicago Hillel
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm

Event. John Donvan & Caren Zucker – “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism” – UChicago Hillel – Institute of Politics – Illinois Science Council. Free. 5 p.m. UChicago Hillel, 5715 S. Woodlawn Ave. John Donvan & Caren Zucker will read from “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism.” There will be a reception and signing following the talk.

Music. University Chamber Orchestra: Everyone Loves Previews! @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm

Music. University Chamber Orchestra: Everyone Loves Previews! Free. 8 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. The University Chamber Orchestra invites you to enjoy a sneak peek of the March 2016 production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Princess Ida” with orchestra and principal cast. 

Feb
7
Sun
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House
Feb 7 @ 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.

Event. Sunday Night Community Potluck @ Southside Hub of Production
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm

Event. Sunday Night Community Potluck. 6 p.m. Southside Hub of Production, 1448 E. 57th St. SHoP is reinstalling it’s tradition of Sunday Community Potluck dinners in the bitter cold months of January, February and March. Let’s get together in this warm and cozy storefront to share good food and conversation!

Feb
8
Mon
Meeting. Washington & Jackson Parks Public Workshop @ Washington Park Refectory
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meeting. Washington & Jackson Parks Public Workshop. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. Includes discussion on Washington and Jackson Park framework plans and the next steps.

Class. Beginning Knitting Class @ Blackstone Library
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm

Class. Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight yarn and size #8 needles.

Meeting. Jackson Park Advisory Council @ Jackson Park Field House
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm

Meeting. Jackson Park Advisory Council. 7 p.m. Jackson Park Field House, 6401 Stony Island Ave. The Jackson Park Advisory Council meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Feb
9
Tue
Performance. 2nd Tuesday Jazz Jam Session @ Hyde Park Union Church, North Entrance
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Performance. 2nd Tuesday Jazz Jam Session. Free. 5-7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, North Entrance, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. Musicians of all ages are invited to join in.

Music. French Quarter Style: A Musical Celebration of Resilience and the Preservation of Ole’ Orleans @ The Promontory
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm

Music. French Quarter Style: A Musical Celebration of Resilience and the Preservation of Ole’ Orleans. $15-$30. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. All guests are welcome to stay for the 9th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Funk Party.

Event. The 9th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Funk Party @ The Promontory
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm

Event. The 9th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Funk Party. $5 until 10 p.m./$10 after. 9 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

Feb
10
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Feb 10 @ 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.