Calendar

Feb
5
Wed
Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner @ Rockefeller Chapel
Feb 5 @ 12:30 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.

President’s Day Q and A @ Blackstone Library
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

President’s Day Q and A. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 9 and up to test their knowledge about presidents.

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Chapel
Feb 5 @ 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.

Author Talk @ International House
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. Allan Friedman and Peter W. Singer, authors of “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar,” present.

Lecture. “World Beyond the Headlines: U.S. and Russia Relations.” @ Classics Building
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lecture. “World Beyond the Headlines: U.S. and Russia Relations.” 6 p.m., Classics Building, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721. Ambassador Ian Kelly presents. Visit cis.uchicago.edu to register.

Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class @ Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019
Feb 5 @ 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.

Family Fun @ Blackstone Library
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play board games and complete crafts.

Gallery Tour @ Oriental Institute
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Gallery Tour. 6:30-7 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. A tour focusing on highlights of the museum’s collection. Participants meet in the lobby. 

Lecture. “Media Aesthetics, Media Meteorology: Balázs’ Atmospheres, Benjamin’s Clouds, McLuhan’s Temperatures.” @ Cobb Lecture Hall, room 307
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lecture. “Media Aesthetics, Media Meteorology: Balázs’ Atmospheres, Benjamin’s Clouds, McLuhan’s Temperatures.” 7 p.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8596. Antonio Somaini, of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle — Paris 3, presents.

Lecture. “The Rise of Christianity in Iran.” @ Oriental Institute
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecture. “The Rise of Christianity in Iran.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, 773-834-9777, free. Richard Payne, of the U. of C., presents.

Feb
6
Thu
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Feb 6 @ 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
Feb 6 @ 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.

Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.

Gallery Talk @ Oriental Institute Museum
Feb 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Gallery Talk. 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Jack Green, chief curator at the Oriental Institute, discusses objects in the museum’s exhibit, “Our Work: Modern Jobs — Ancient Origins.” Part of the museum’s Lunchtime Traveler Series.