Calendar

Aug
21
Thu
“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” @ Smart Museum of Art
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Participants are joined by Meso Chicago, a collaborative project that uses food to explore culture, mixed identity and authenticity. Open to adults of all skill levels.

Aug
22
Fri
“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” 5:30-10:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, suggested donation of $5, tables $20. Dance hosted by the DuSable Museum, featuring a DJ. To reserve a personal table, call 773-947-0600 ext. 236.

Music @ Chant
Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 10:32 am

Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Lepercolateur Gypsy Jazz Band performs.

Aug
23
Sat
“Pearl Fest.” @ 39th Street Beach
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

“Pearl Fest.” 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 39th Street Beach, 1099 E. Oakwood Blvd., 773-268-5045, blackpearl.org, free. Little Black Pearl hosts an outdoor festival with food, activities and music. Performers include Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Rachelle Ferrell and Rahsaan Patterson.

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page. 1-6 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, $15. Participants learn about performing Shakespeare and rehearse and perform favorite scenes to each other.

Music @ Chant
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 24 @ 2:00 am

Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.

Aug
24
Sun
Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” @ Oriental Institute
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening about the birth of modern archeology.

Performance @ Room 43
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents keyboardist Reginald T. McCants.

Aug
25
Mon
Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” @ Blackstone Library
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm

Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “The Curse of Chalion” by Lois McMaster Bujold Cazaril.

Aug
26
Tue
Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” @ Plein Air Cafe
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” 5-7 p.m., Plein Air Cafe, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2787, free. Makaya McCraven Percussion Ensemble performs, with vinyl selections by Uncanned Music before, between and after sets.

Aug
27
Wed
Presentation. “New Smart Meter: Put It To Work For You.” @ Blackstone Library
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Presentation. “New Smart Meter: Put It To Work For You.” 6-7:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. ComEd introduces its new smart meter initiative.

“Testimony — David Boykin in Conversation.” @ Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Testimony — David Boykin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Conversation with artist David Boykin and Nicole Mitchell.