Calendar

Dec
4
Wed
Auditions @ Quaker House
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Auditions. 5-9 p.m., Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. For the Hyde Park Community Players’ April production of “Romeo and Juliet. Audition materials will be provided. All are welcome.

Auditions @ Quaker House
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Auditions. 5-9 p.m., Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. For the Hyde Park Community Players’ April production of “Romeo and Juliet. Audition materials will be provided. All are welcome.

Concert @ International House, Assembly Hall
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert. 7-9 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, $7 general admission, $5 advance tickets with U. of C. ID. Campus a cappella group Voices in Your Head presents.

Lecture. “The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West.” @ Oriental Institute
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecture. “The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. Clifford Ando, of the U. of C., presents.

Film Screenings and Performances. “Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton.” @ Logan Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Film Screenings and Performances. “Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton.” 8-10 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring screenings of “From 2337 West Monroe Street,” “Mon Aix” and “I’ll Love you So Hard…” as well as a performance. In conjunction with the similarly titled exhibition on display at the Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd.

Dec
5
Thu
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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.

A Conversation on Careers in Public Service @ Institute of Politics
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A Conversation on Careers in Public Service. Noon-1 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Raj Goyle, a former Kansas state representative and the senior advisor to the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, speaks. Lunch provided.

Get Help with the Affordable Care Act @ Blackstone Library
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get Help with the Affordable Care Act. Noon-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 1-312-747-0511. A chance to get help signing up for health coverage, with a representative from GetCovered Illinois.

Gallery Talk @ Oriental Institute Museum
Dec 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Gallery Talk. 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Abbas Alizadeh, senior research associate of the Oriental Institute, presents. Those attending will meet in the Robert and Deborah Aliber Persian Gallery. Part of the museum’s Lunchtime Traveler Series.

Book Talk @ Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Book Talk. 4:30-6 p.m., Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 5733 S. University Ave., 773-702-8063. Walter Johnson, of Harvard University, discusses his new book, “River of Dark Dreams.”

Concert @ Fulton Hall
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Concert. 4:30-5:15 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. The Ellis Avenue Quartet performs. With complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m. Part of the Tea Time Concert Series.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce First Thursday @ Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce First Thursday. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center, 5225 S. Harper Ave., 773-288-0124. Featuring music, karaoke and a t-shirt and gift certificate giveaway. New chamber members A10, Enoch Limousine Service, Clarke’s and LA Fitness will attend. The final First Thursday event of the year.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Neil Harris, author of “Capital Culture,” presents.