News In Brief

Players bring Oedipus to Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Community Players are bringing a play inspired by “Oedipus Rex” to the neighborhood. “Oedipus! The Musical,” written by John Poole, is a collaboration between the Players and the UChicago Classical Entertainment Society, and will be performed on the first three weekends in May at Ida Noyes, 1212 E. 59th St., the first(…)

Tibetan comes to Hyde Park to discuss peace

Tibetan Buddhist leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., as part of a weekend-long conference, “Imagining Peace.” At that evening’s event, entitled “Creating Enlightened Society,” Mipham will “reflect on how we may achieve a peaceful society” according to the conference’s website, imaginingpeace.org.(…)

TIF committee to see McMobil design May 7

The design committee of the 53rd Street Tax Increment Financing District Advisory Council will review the design of the much-discussed high-rise proposed for 53rd Street across from Nichols Park, at the “McMobil” site, 1330 E. 53rd St. and the adjacent vacant lot to the east. The committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May(…)

Oriental Institute taking kids on dig

The Oriental Institute (OI), 1155 E. 58th St., will once again bring Chicago high school students on one of its digs in Israel. The OI High School program will take students from Rowe-Clark High School, 3645 W. Chicago Ave., on a dig. Students learn about Israel and the Middle East, as well as archaeology. The(…)

Robie lauded in PBS buildings show

Robie lauded in PBS buildings show

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., will be featured as one of the “10 Buildings that Changed America,” in PBS’ similarly titled program. The WTTW production airing at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, includes the home, constructed between 1909 and 1910, alongside such buildings as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s(…)

Spring fling at Chaturanga

A series of free yoga, pilates and dance workshops will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St., suite no. 302. Dubbed Spring Fest, the event, which is open to the public, will feature raffle prizes and food, as well as a dance(…)

TIF questions to be answered at Room 43

Hyde Parkers interested in learning more about tax increment financing districts, or TIFs, have the opportunity to ask questions next month. The Concerned TIF 4th Ward Committee will host Tom Tresser, a guest speaker from The Civic lab, in an attempt to answer questions about TIFs. The meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. on(…)

Woodlawn summit at SSA

The Fourth Annual Woodlawn Community summit, entitled “We Are One,” will take place from 8:15 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St., with nationally-syndicated TV judge Greg Mathis as its keynote speaker. The free event, organized by The South East Chicago(…)

“Night of 100 Stars” gala at DuSable Museum

The DuSable Museum of African American History is hosting its annual “Night of 100 Stars” gala. On Saturday, April 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Dusable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., will celebrate its anniversary with a star-filled gala that honors African Americans that have made an impact on the community. Having grown in popularity(…)

Chicago Center gala

Chicago Center gala

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The Hyde Park-based Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture’s (CCULC) yearly spring fundraiser will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at Ignite Glass Studios, 401 N. Armor St. The not-for-profit organization offering college students social work and teaching opportunities in urban communities(…)

Hyde Park Records celebrates

Hyde Park Records celebrates

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park Records and WHPK will mark national Record Store Day for their second year on Saturday, April 20, with DJ sets and artist appearances slated to take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the shop, 1377 E. 53rd St. Record Store Day was founded in(…)

Murray rummage sale

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Murray Language Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be hosting its fourth annual rummage sale on Saturday, April 13, to raise money to assist with providing programs and other resources for the school. The rummage sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym(…)

Quilt show returns to Hyde Park

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The 23rd Annual Quilt Show and Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. The exhibition features more than 200 quilts, according to organizer and longtime congregation member Tracy Lampkins, who will have several of(…)

Versailles fire

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The Chicago Fire Department (CFD) responded to smoke coming from a mechanical room at the Versailles Apartments, 5254 S. Dorchester Ave., on the morning of Thursday, March 27. “It was just an overheated motor, there was no injuries, they had one line let off to cool off the(…)

Mezzos in the afternoon

A concert, “Mezzos in the Afternoon,” will take place at First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Mezzo sopranos Amanda Thomas, the church’s acting music director, and Andrea Caruso, who sings at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in the Lakeview neighborhood, will perform music by Aaron Copland(…)

Hyde Parker needs help getting girls to prom

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer In the next few months, teen girls across the city will begin to search for the prefect dress for prom. The Glass Slipper Project (GSP) is opening its boutique again this year for families that are unable to afford many of the pricey gowns and accessories in the stores.(…)