Calendar

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.

Film Screening and Discussion @ Cobb Lecture Hall, Room 307
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Film Screening and Discussion. 7-9 p.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, Room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-7721. A screening of Don Argott and Sheena Joyce’s film about growing up in a community with a nuclear reactor, with a discussion.

Listening Party @ Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Listening Party. 7-8 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa plays select recordings and discusses and interprets music with the audience. Presented in collaboration with the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Concert. “‘Backatown’ New Orleans: The Start of This Thing Called Jazz.” @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert. “‘Backatown’ New Orleans: The Start of This Thing Called Jazz.” 8-9:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8484, free. The Jazz X-tet performs.

Worship Without Prerequisites @ Bond Chapel
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Worship Without Prerequisites. 8-9 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. A chance for those interested in progressive Christian theology and community to gather for music, discussion, open prayer time, communion and fellowship.

Dec
6
Fri
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 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.