Calendar

Jan
15
Wed
Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School @ Swift Hall, common room
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-9565. Architect David Woodhouse presents. A vegetarian lunch will be provided for $5. Register in advance by sending an e-mail to divinitylunch@gmail.com.

Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jan 15 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner. 12:30-1 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A lunchtime organ performance. Visitors are invited to bring their lunch. Beverages provided.

Lecture. “History and Forms of Lyric.” @ Classics Building, room 110
Jan 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Lecture. “History and Forms of Lyric.” 4:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-834-8524, free. Poet and literary scholar Henry Weinfeld presents.

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller. 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Soto Zen mediation instruction for newcomers at 5 p.m., followed by 35 minutes of meditation.

2014 University of Chicago MLK Commemoration Celebration @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2014 University of Chicago MLK Commemoration Celebration. 6 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4672, free. The U. of C.’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a keynote address from Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.). For more information, visit mlk.uchicago.edu.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, free. Abbie Reese, author of “Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns,” presents.

Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle @ Blackstone Library
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Activities for beginner and experienced knitters.

Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class @ Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class. 6-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.,
773-702-2100, free. A class on mindfulness of breathing.

Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class @ Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class. 6-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A class on mindfulness of breathing.

Concert @ Blackstone Library
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Concert. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Pianist Donna Lee Fackenthal performs Beethoven and Chopin, as part of the Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artists Series.

Jan
16
Thu
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., info@babyphd.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.

Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a
10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass.

Conversation @ Cobb Lecture Hall, room 418
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Conversation. 10 a.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, room 418, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670, free. Art historian Lisa Lee, of the University of Chicago, presents.

Gentle Yoga @ Bond Chapel
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free. Time for quiet reflection, meditation and yoga instruction.