Calendar

Apr
25
Sat
Ancient Earth Day @ Oriental Institute
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ancient Earth Day. 1-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Participants learn how ancient Mesopotamians cared for the earth, their names for animals and nature gods and how they thought the planet was created. Featuring a chance to create a model ancient Mesopotamian temple from recycled materials. Participants are asked to bring their extra cardboard shoeboxes and paper towel rolls for craft making. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/register.

Earth Day Cleanup @ 63rd Street Beach, beach house
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Earth Day Cleanup. 1-3 p.m., 63rd Street Beach, beach house.

Presentation. “Bank on It for Teens.” @ Blackstone Library
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presentation. “Bank on It for Teens.” 1-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. An expert presentation focusing on banking basics for teens.

Curator Tour @ Smart Museum
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm

Curator Tour. 2 p.m., Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. With Alice Kain and Angela Steinmetz, guest curators of the museum’s exhibit, “Objects and Voices.” Space is limited. Register in advance by visiting smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.

Apr
26
Sun
Forty-Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Forty-Ninth Annual Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-363-4062, $10 adults at the door, $8 adults in advance, $5 kids age 3 through 8th grade. Advance tickets available at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and at BankFinancial, 1354 E. 55th St. For more information, visit hpnclub.org or send an e-mail to info@hpnclub.org.

Documentary Screening @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Documentary Screening. 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A screening of NOVA’s 2010 episode, “Building Pharaoh’s Ship.”

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians 50th Anniversary Concert @ Mandel Hall
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians 50th Anniversary Concert. “Together: A Power Stronger Than Itself.” 7 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-2787, $100 VIP, $35 general admission, $15 seniors 65 and older and students with ID. A reunion of 50 musicians from the collective, presented in conjunction with the DuSable Museum’s current exhibit, “Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.” To buy tickets, visit tinyurl.com/aacm50thkickoff.

Sunday Evening Jazz @ Room 43
Apr 26 @ 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 pianist Marshall Vente.

Apr
28
Tue
Preschool Story Time @ Blackstone Library
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm

Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Genevieve Wood, senior contributor 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, visituchipolitics.eventbrite.com.

Apr
29
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Apr 29 @ 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.

Seminar @ U. of C. Institute of Politics
Apr 29 @ 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. Despres Family Memorial Lecture @ Blackstone Library
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

Author Talk. Despres Family Memorial Lecture. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A monthly lecture presented by the Friends of Blackstone Library. For more information, visit friendsofblackstone.wordpress.com.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
Apr 29 @ 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
6
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
May 6 @ 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.

May
13
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
May 13 @ 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.

May
20
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
May 20 @ 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.

May
27
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
May 27 @ 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.

Jun
3
Wed
Worship. Open Space @ Bond Chapel
Jun 3 @ 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.

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