News In Brief

Authors come to HP

Two high-profile journalists and a renowned artist will speak in the neighborhood today and next Tuesday, Jan. 29. Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will discuss his new book, “You Were Never in Chicago,” at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., at 6 p.m. His appearance is the second of The Friends of Blackstone Library’s five-part(…)

An evening with Muhammad

“An Evening with the Prophet,” a celebration of the birth of the prophet Muhammad, will feature Muslim chant and poetry. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Tahir Abdullah, who was recently appointed assistant director of spiritual life at Rockefeller, brought Muslim(…)

Gang at AI

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Parkers interested in getting an idea of what City Hyde Park will look like once its completed should head to the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave. Through Feb. 24, “Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects” will be on display at the Art Institute’s Modern Wing. The exhibit(…)

Steinberg lecture at Blackstone

As part of the Friends of Blackstone Library’s 2012-13 Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will speak at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., next Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. There he will discuss his latest book, “You Were Never in Chicago,” which was published last October and has(…)

Open house for St. Thomas Elementary soon

St. Thomas the Apostle School will hold an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week. From 8:30 am – 1:00 pm and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to tour the school, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., meet teachers and talk with the principal. For more information,(…)

Man accused of spitting on Secret Service

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Kevin Lawrence, 46, is being held on $50,000 bail after he allegedly spit on a Secret Service agent guarding President Barack Obama’s home. Lawrence, who lives on the 5200 block of South Harper Avenue, approached a vehicle with a Secret Service agent inside and spit on the man inside on(…)

Locals in “Messiah”

The eighth annual Roosevelt University Jazz-Gospel performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will include two Hyde Parkers in its chorus. The concert, billed as “Too Hot to Handel,” will take place at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Jan. 19 and 20. A tradition since 2006, the performance is offered as a tribute(…)

Spotlight on food justice at K.A.M.

The fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Food Justice Weekend, “Schmita: Food Security and Sustainable Design in the Sabbatical Year and Beyond,” at K.A.M. Isaiah Israel is this weekend. The weekend will feature education and advocacy programs, Friday night service and Sunday workshops on food, farming and sustainable design. On Saturday afternoon, the community will(…)