Calendar

Nov
1
Fri
6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference. @ International House, Assembly Hall
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721, free. Director and producer Jenny M. Buccos presents.

Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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.

Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights @ Rockefeller Chapel
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights. 5:30-7 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A celebration of the Hindu holiday Diwali. Featuring a show and $5 dinner.

Authors Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Authors Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Authors Robert J. Richards and Michael Ruse discuss evolution and the Gaia hypothesis.

Film Screening. @ Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film Screening. 7 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596. Video artist Lori Felker presents a selection of her work.

Concert @ Mandel Hall
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. Spain’s Casals Quartet performs Haydn, Debussy and more with classical guitarist Denis Azabagic. Preceded by a lecture from U. of C. Ph.D. student Woo-Chan Lee. Call 773-702-2787 for tickets.

Nov
2
Sat
“The Winning Words Initiative: A Midwest Regional Resource Network for Pre-Collegiate Philosophy.” @ Mandel Hall
Nov 2 @ 8:45 am – 4:30 pm

“The Winning Words Initiative: A Midwest Regional Resource Network for Pre-Collegiate Philosophy.” 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. A series of talks on philosophy at the K-12 level. To R.S.V.P. visit civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/wwinitiative.shtml or call 773-834-3929, ext. 1.

Game Day @ Blackstone Library
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to play board games for adults and kids 9 and up.

Family Day: Kite Flight @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Kite Flight. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Families create kites out of recycled plastic bags with artist Cydney M. Lewis. All materials provided.

Workshop. Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery — Faces and Figures @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop. Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery — Faces and Figures. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $25 non-members, $20 members. A sketching session focusing on a museum gallery with instructor Vesna Jovanovic. Materials not provided.

Workshop. “Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery–Faces and Figures.” @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop. “Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery–Faces and Figures.” Hone your sketching skills while developing a new appreciation for art and artifacts created thousands of years ago. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 1-3 p.m., $20/$25 non-members, 773-702-9507.

Gallery Talk @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gallery Talk. 2-5 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St.,  773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. Raub Welch, curator of the museum’s exhibit, “The Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man,” presents.