Calendar

Nov
8
Fri
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Nov 8 @ 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 8 @ 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.

Gallery Talk. Object/Subjective @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Gallery Talk. Object/Subjective. Noon-1 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Artist Zachary Cahill and Hanna Feldman, of Northwestern University, present in conjunction with Cahill’s current work on display, “USSA 2012: Wellness Center: Idyllic.” Space is limited. Lunch is provided. Register in advance at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/calendar/register.

A.W.E. African Art and Cuisine @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A.W.E. African Art and Cuisine. 7-9 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St.,  773-947-0600,  dusablemuseum.org, $20 general admission, $15 advance registration. Featuring performances, visual arts demonstrations and food.

Performances. Sounding Light @ Hyde Park Art Center
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Performances. Sounding Light. 7-9 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org, free. Featuring performances of light, projection music and sound by artists Lori Felker and Todd Mattei. 

Concert @ Mandel Hall
Nov 8 @ 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. Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny joins British ensemble Fretwork to perform music by composer John Dowland. With a pre-concert performance by violist Rogher Chase. Call 773-702-2787 for tickets.

Lecture. “Justice for Genocide: A Survivor’s Story.” @ University Church
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Lecture. “Justice for Genocide: A Survivor’s Story.” 7:30-9:30 p.m., University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., 773-702-7721. Anselmo Roldán Aguilar of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation will speak discuss the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.

Friday Staged Reading @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday Staged Reading. “Selected Short Works” @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Nov 8 @ 8 pm – 9:30 pm

Staged Reading. “Selected Short Works” 8 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Continuing their series of Friday Staged Readings of dramatic works, Hyde Park Community Players presents several short works and part of a longer play in progress by Rachel Baker, directed by Paul Baker. The performance will be followed by coffee and light refreshments and discussion of the plays. $5 admission. Parking is available at the church. For more info, visit: hydeparkcommunityplayers.org

Staged Reading. “Selected Short Works by Rachel Baker.” @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Staged Reading. “Selected Short Works by Rachel Baker.” 8 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.,hydeparkcommunityplayers.org,  $5 general admission. Short works and part of a longer play in progress by Rachel Baker, directed by Paul Baker.  The performance will be followed by coffee and light refreshments and discussion of the plays.  Parking is available at the church. 

Nov
9
Sat
Off the Record: A Listening Party @ Arts Incubator
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Off the Record: A Listening Party. 7:30-11 p.m., Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd, 773-702-2787, free. A party for the limited release album, “Tim Kinsella sings the songs of Marvin Tate by LeRoy Bach featuring Angel Olsen,” available Dec. 3. An event featuring performances by poet avery r. young, former Wilco guitarist LeRoy Bach and more.

Nov
10
Sun
Concert @ Hyde Park Union Church
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Concert. 10-11 a.m., Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-363-6063, hpuc.org. The Fareed Haque Trio and vocalist Jade Maze perform, with a sermon by Rev. Chris Dorsey.

Lecture. “Maimonides and His Predecessors on Martyrdom.” @ KAM Isaiah Israel
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lecture. “Maimonides and His Predecessors on Martyrdom.” 10:30 a.m.-noon, KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., 773-924-1234, free. U. of C. philosophy professor William H. Colvin presents.

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists @ Oriental Institute
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 2-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $5 members, $9 non-members. Children and parents experience a simulated archaeology dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. For ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes (required). 

Talk on Camp Douglas: “Chicago and the Civil War.” @ Hyde Park Historical Society
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Talk on Camp Douglas: “Chicago and the Civil War.” 2 p.m., Hyde Park Historical Society, 5229 S. Lake Park Ave., 773-493-1893, hydeparkhistory.org. David Keller, managing director of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation discusses the Civil War prison located in present-day Bronzeville.