Calendar

Jan
16
Thu
After School Story Break – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day @ Blackstone Library
Jan 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

After School Story Break – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants read stories and complete a craft in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Open to children of all ages.

Book Talk @ Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
Jan 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Book Talk. 4:30-6 p.m., Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, 5733 S. University Ave., 773-834-0957, free. Barbara Ransby, of the University of Illinois, presents on her book, “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson,” as part of the Hard Times

Tea Time Concert Series @ Fulton Hall
Jan 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Flutist Masha Popova and pianist Svetlana Krasnova perform. With complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m.

Third Thursday: Draw Bad @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Third Thursday: Draw Bad. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. A workshop on how to “draw badly.” All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels.

Poetry Reading @ Cobb lecture Hall, room 409
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Poetry Reading. 6 p.m., Cobb lecture Hall, room 409, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670, free. Poet Dorothea Lasky presents.

Vespers @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jan 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vespers. 8-9 p.m. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.

Jan
17
Fri
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Jan 17 @ 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 17 @ 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.

Jumu’ah Prayers @ Bond Chapel
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:45-2:15 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.

Lecture. “Defining Religion and Civilization in Imam Bayezidof’s Refutation of Renan.” @ Swift Hall, common room
Jan 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Lecture. “Defining Religion and Civilization in Imam Bayezidof’s Refutation of Renan.” 4:30-6 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-9565. Monica M. Ringer, a visiting professor at the U. of C., presents as part of the U. of C.’s Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative.

Film Screening and Discussion. “How to Survive a Plague.” @ Logan Center
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film Screening and Discussion. “How to Survive a Plague.” 6-8 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-9936, free. David France’s 2012 film, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Melissa Gilliam, of the University of Chicago Medicine, and U. of C. professors Judy Hoffman and Harold Pollack. R.S.V.P. requested in advance.

Performance. “A Dream Deferred or a Dream Come True?” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Performance. “A Dream Deferred or a Dream Come True?” 7-9 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, $20. A performance of Ernest Dawkins’ musical, featuring the Live the Spirit Ensemble and poet Khari B. To buy tickets, visit goo.gl/a6A8Xx.

Concert. “A Winter Song.” @ Rockefeller Chapel
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert. “A Winter Song.” 7:30-9 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-8484, free. The Motet Choir performs winter-themed music by Rachmaninoff and more.

Jan
18
Sat
Workshop. Lego Architects @ Robie House
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. Lego Architects. 10 a.m.-noon, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, gowright.org, $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Participants use Legos to create a 3D model of a floor plan design. Visit gowright.org to buy the required advance tickets. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up with an adult.