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Week of December 2

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9:00 am Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 2 @ 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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 2 @ 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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 3 @ 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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 3 @ 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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 4 @ 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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 4 @ 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 [...]
12:00 pm Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Committed Knitters. Noon-3 p.m., Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-702-2787, free. A chance to learn the basics of knitting and crocheting. Program of the [...]
4:00 pm Workshop. “What Could it Mean to Talk about the Theory of the Firm in Historial Context.” @ Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B
Workshop. “What Could it Mean to… @ Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Workshop. “What Could it Mean to Talk about the Theory of the Firm in Historial Context.” 4-7 p.m., Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B, 1100 E. 57th [...]
5:00 pm Auditions @ Quaker House
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 [...]
5:00 pm Auditions @ Quaker House
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 [...]
6:00 pm Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Author Talk. 6-6:45 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, free. Susan O’Connor Davis, author of “Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park,” and architect John [...]
6:00 pm Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class @ Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019
Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s C… @ Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019
Dec 4 @ 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. 
6:30 pm Gallery Tour @ Oriental Institute
Gallery Tour @ Oriental Institute
Dec 4 @ 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 [...]
6:45 pm Author reception @ Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Author reception @ Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Dec 4 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Author reception. 6:45-8 p.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, free. With Susan O’Connor, author of “Chicago’s Historic Hyde Park” and [...]
7:00 pm Concert @ International House, Assembly Hall
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 [...]
7:00 pm Lecture. “The Long Defeat: The Fall of the Roman Empire in East and West.” @ Oriental Institute
Lecture. “The Long Defeat: The F… @ 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 [...]
8:00 pm Film Screenings and Performances. “Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton.” @ Logan Center
Film Screenings and Performances… @ 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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
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 [...]
12:00 pm A Conversation on Careers in Public Service @ Institute of Politics
A Conversation on Careers in Pub… @ 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 [...]
12:00 pm Get Help with the Affordable Care Act @ Blackstone Library
Get Help with the Affordable Car… @ 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 [...]
12:15 pm Gallery Talk @ Oriental Institute Museum
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 [...]
4:30 pm Book Talk @ Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
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 [...]
4:30 pm Concert @ Fulton Hall
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 [...]
5:30 pm Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce First Thursday @ Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce Fi… @ 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 [...]
6:00 pm Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
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.
7:00 pm Film Screening and Discussion @ Cobb Lecture Hall, Room 307
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 [...]
7:00 pm Listening Party @ Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901
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 [...]
8:00 pm Concert. “‘Backatown’ New Orleans: The Start of This Thing Called Jazz.” @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Concert. “‘Backatown’ New Orlean… @ 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 [...]
8:00 pm Worship Without Prerequisites @ Bond Chapel
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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
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 [...]
9:00 am Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 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 [...]
1:00 pm Jumu’ah Prayers @ Bond Chapel
Jumu’ah Prayers @ Bond Chapel
Dec 6 @ 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.
4:00 pm Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Author Talk. 4-5 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Jakobi Williams, author of “From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter [...]
6:00 pm Annual Holiday Art Sale @ Hyde Park Art Center
Annual Holiday Art Sale @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Holiday Art Sale. 6-9 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Featuring Hyde Park Art Center student work for sale, [...]
6:00 pm Open Studio @ Hyde Park Art Center
Open Studio @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Studio. 6-9 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. With artists John Preus, Assaf Evron and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford.
7:00 pm Film Screening. “The Middle of Nowhere.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Film Screening. “The Middle of N… @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Film Screening. “The Middle of Nowhere.” 7-9:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St.,  773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. A screening of Ava DuVernay’s [...]
7:30 pm Concert @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Concert @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. The Rudresh Mahamthappa Quartet performs. For tickets, call [...]
8:00 pm Concert @ Rockefeller Chapel
Concert @ Rockefeller Chapel
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert. 8-10 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $45 choir area seating, $40 choir pews, $30 front nave, $20 general admission, $5 students. [...]
10:00 am 42nd Annual Crafts Open House
42nd Annual Crafts Open House
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
42nd Annual Crafts Open House. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 4810 S. Ellis Ave. Featuring drawings, purses, pillows, ceramics and more.
10:00 am Teacher Workshop. “Teaching Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture with the Oriental Institute Museum Collection.” @ Oriental Institute
Teacher Workshop. “Teaching Anci… @ Oriental Institute
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher Workshop. “Teaching Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture with the Oriental Institute Museum Collection.” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $40 [...]
10:15 am Dance Performance. “A Taste of the Nutcracker.” @ Blackstone Library
Dance Performance. “A Taste of t… @ Blackstone Library
Dec 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Dance Performance. “A Taste of the Nutcracker.” 10:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. The Hyde Park School of Dance peforms scenes [...]
10:30 am Annual Holiday Bazaar @ United Church of Hyde Park
Annual Holiday Bazaar @ United Church of Hyde Park
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Annual Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., 773-363-1620. Featuring Christmas decorations. Wares from The Fair Trader and [...]
11:00 am Holiday Lecture and Open House. “Physics with a Bang!” @ Kersten Physics Teaching Center
Holiday Lecture and Open House. … @ Kersten Physics Teaching Center
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Lecture and Open House. “Physics with a Bang!” 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Kersten Physics Teaching Center, 5720 S. Ellis Ave., free. Featuring physics demonstrations, discussions [...]
1:00 pm Family Day: Lights Up! @ Smart Museum of Art
Family Day: Lights Up! @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Day: Lights Up! 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants work with lights and colored films and create [...]
1:00 pm Workshop. “Sketching in the Egyptian Gallery — Simple Perspective.” @ Oriental Institute
Workshop. “Sketching in the Egyp… @ Oriental Institute
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Workshop. “Sketching in the Egyptian Gallery — Simple Perspective.” 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $25 non-members, $20 members. A gallery sketching [...]
3:00 pm Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Author Talk. 3-4 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Isabel Wilkerson signs her book, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story [...]
6:30 pm Concert. “Holiday Cheer!” @ Rockefeller Chapel
Concert. “Holiday Cheer!” @ Rockefeller Chapel
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert. “Holiday Cheer!” 6:30-8 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $20 family pass, $10 general admission, $5 U. of C. students. The Chicago [...]
8:00 pm Concert @ Mandel Hall
Concert @ Mandel Hall
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Concert. 8-9:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8484, free. The University Symphony Orchestra performs Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Donations accepted at the [...]
8:00 pm Dance Night. “Contra Dance.” @ Ida Noyes Hall, Third Floor
Dance Night. “Contra Dance.” @ Ida Noyes Hall, Third Floor
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dance Night. “Contra Dance.” 8-11 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, Third Floor, 1212 E. 59th St., $6 general admission, $3 students. With performances by The Yellow [...]
10:30 am Lecture. “From Sermon to Score: Setting Rabbi Wolf’s Words to Music.” @ KAM Isaiah Israel
Lecture. “From Sermon to Score: … @ KAM Isaiah Israel
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lecture. “From Sermon to Score: Setting Rabbi Wolf’s Words to Music.” 10:30 a.m.-noon, KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., 773-924-1234, free. U. of [...]
11:00 am Sunday at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Chapel
Sunday at Rockefeller @ Rockefeller Chapel
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Featuring communion and the music of Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten. [...]
1:00 pm Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Second Sunday. 1-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5200 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Participants will make their own gingerbread people hand-puppets.
2:00 pm Symposium and Book Launch. “Black Is, Black Ain’t.” @ Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107
Symposium and Book Launch. “Blac… @ Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Symposium and Book Launch. “Black Is, Black Ain’t.” 2 p.m., Kent Chemical Laboratory, Room 107, 1020 E. 58th St., 773-702-8670, free. A panel discussion revisiting [...]
3:00 pm Author Talk @ 57th Street Books
Author Talk @ 57th Street Books
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Author Talk. 3-4 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300. Sara Paretsky, author of “Critical Mass,” presents.
3:00 pm Concert @ Rockefeller Chapel
Concert @ Rockefeller Chapel
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Concert. 3-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $45 choir area seating, $40 choir pews, $30 front nave, $20 general admission, $5 students. [...]
4:00 pm DuSable Museum Women’s Board 20th Annual Holiday Glitz Benefit Gala. “A Red Carpet Holiday Affair.” @ Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
DuSable Museum Women’s Board 20t… @ Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DuSable Museum Women’s Board 20th Annual Holiday Glitz Benefit Gala. “A Red Carpet Holiday Affair.” 4-10 p.m., Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2332 S. Martin Luther [...]
5:00 pm Concert @ Fulton Hall
Concert @ Fulton Hall
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Concert. 5-6:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. The University Brass Ensemble and the U. of C. Lab School’s U-High Brass Ensemble [...]
7:30 pm Concert. Sunday Night Jazz @ Room 43
Concert. Sunday Night Jazz @ Room 43
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Concert. Sunday Night Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., $10 adults, $5 for university students. Saxophonist Jarrard Harris performs. Presented by the [...]