Calendar

Jan
25
Thu
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am

Spanish Storytime! 10:30 a.m. 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. 773-684-1300. Have fun exploring the Spanish language with books, songs, and lots of movement. For children ages five and under. For more information visit www.semcoop.com.

Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories around a weekly theme. For toddlers 18 to 24 months.

What Dr. King Means to Me–A Discussion with Rev. Michael L. Pfleger @ Center for Identity and Inclusion Community Lounge
Jan 25 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

What Dr. King Means to Me–A Discussion with Rev. Michael L. Pfleger, Pastor of the Faith Community of Saint Sabina. 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Center for Identity and Inclusion Community Lounge, 5710 S. Woodlawn. Free. 773-834-3929. Please join us for an inspiring and provocative discussion with one of Chicago’s most remarkable and effective social activists, Rev. Michael L. Pfleger, Pastor of the Faith Community of Saint Sabina. Among his many accomplishments, Father Pfleger is the founder of the Employment Resource Center, the Ark Youth Center, Saint Sabina Social Service Center, Thea Bowman Spiritual Advance Center, Samaritan House for the homeless, Saint Sabina 80-unit Elders Village and the Beloved Community, Inc. At the request of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, he was the keynote speaker for the national Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service held on January 20, 2003, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. And at the request of the King Family, he was one of the speakers to eulogize Mrs. Coretta Scott King on February 8, 2006. Father Pfleger will reflect on and answer questions about his role in carrying on the legacy of Dr. King. This event is part of the MLK Initiative program, and it will be held at the Center for Identity and Inclusion Community Lounge at 5710 S. Woodlawn. For more information, please contact Bart Schultz, the Director of the Civic Knowledge Project, at rschultz@uchicago.edu.

Science Thursday @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Science Thursday. 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a simple, fun science experiment. Recommended for kids 6 to 12.

Tea Time Concert: Chamber Music Collage @ Fulton Hall
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tea Time Concert: Chamber Music Collage. 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave. Free. 773-702-8484. This week’s concert features a variety of ensembles from the Chamber Music Program performing works by Mozart and Eric Ewazen. Artists include Thomas Ballew, Xiaofeng Dong, Julianna Han, Laimei Nie, and Paul Seeley. The weekly Tea Time Concert Series includes a wide variety of musical genres, instruments and repertoire selections featuring both student and faculty performers from the University of Chicago as well as professional musicians from the Chicagoland area. Each concert is free and open to the public, every Thursday afternoon. Complimentary tea and cookies are served in the Fulton Hall lobby at 4:15pm and the concert begins promptly at 4:30pm.

Jan
26
Fri
Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Jan
27
Sat
Southside Gentrification: the Pros and Cons @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southside Gentrification: the Pros and Cons. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join members of our community for a round table discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of gentrification sponsored by Chicago Metro South OFA. For more information contact Cynthia Clark at 312-802-7015.

Neighbors Night @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Neighbors Night. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Hyde Park area neighbors are invited for an evening of art making activities, music, films and refreshments. For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org.

The Last Days Of Revolution Featuring Kirill Medvedev And Cauleen Smith @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Last Days Of Revolution Featuring Kirill Medvedev And Cauleen Smith 6 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.A closing event held on the final weekend of the special exhibition Revolution Every Day. Russian poet Kirill Medvedev performs selections of his work. Following the reading, Medvedev will join exhibiting artist Cauleen Smith and Revolution Every Day guest curators Robert Bird, Zachary Cahill, and Christina Kiaer for a conversation that reflects on the relationship between art and revolutionary ideals and practices. Free, open to all. A reception follows the discussion.

Jan
28
Sun
Curator Tour: Revolution Every Day @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm

Curator Tour: Revolution Every Day.12:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free. Closing-day tour of Revolution Every Day. Join guest curators Robert Bird, Christina Kiaer, and Zachary Cahill for a final look at the Soviet posters and film and contemporary video art on view in this special exhibition.

Feb
7
Wed
Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.

LECTURE: The Other Book of the Dead @ Oriental Institute , Breasted Hall
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

LECTURE: The Other Book of the Dead. 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall1155 E. 58th St. Free. 773-834-9775. Oriental Institute Lecture Series. David P. Silverman, Eckley B. Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Curator in Charge of the Egyptian Collection, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology The Book of the Dead (the modern term for the ancient Egyptian Book of Going Forth in the Day) is usually described as a roll of papyri with inscribed funerary texts that often included illustrated vignettes. From the New Kingdom on, it became part of the equipment Egyptians wanted for their Afterlife. The spells, however, were not limited to papyri and appear on coffins, figurines, jewelry, amulets, chests, shrines, wrappings, shrouds, tomb walls, etc. The lecture will focus on this latter group and its use of these magical texts.

Feb
8
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories around a weekly theme. For toddlers 18 to 24 months.

Chicago State University Graduate and Professional Studies Open House @ CSU Library 4th Floor, Sunroom
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chicago State University Graduate and Professional Studies Open House. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 9501 S. King Drive, Library 4th Floor, Sunroom. Information will be shared about the Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctorate in Education Leadership programs and over 40 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs offered at the university. For more information visit ww.csu.edu.

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Nichols Park Field House
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Nichols Park Field House, 1355 E. 53rd St. For more information call Stephanie Franklin at 773- 995-3622.

Feb
9
Fri
Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Feb
10
Sat
Family Day @ Smart Museum of Art
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free. Family Day features hands-on art activities designed to inspire children to think about and respond creatively to art and the world around them. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.

Feb
11
Sun
Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Sunday. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Join us for free family art making activities.

Feb
12
Mon
Local School Council (LSC) Meeting @ Reavis Elementary School
Feb 12 @ 7:30 am

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Reavis Elementary School, 834 E 50th St., in room 305. 773-535-1060.

Feb
14
Wed
Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.